Campaign Helps People with Disabilities

EUGENE, Ore. — Look me in the eye–that’s the message celebrated Thursday by people with disabilities and the organizations that support them.

The campaign challenges people to get out of their comfort zone and not be scared to involve disabled people in community events, business opportunities and social outings.

“I think we have a lot of work to do. We still see too many incidents where people are bullied on the bus, where they are involved in incidents in the community where they’re excluded from events and activities because they’re not accessible,” said Full Access CEO Margaret Theisen.

Full Access and the Oregon Supported Living Program hosted the celebration.

The campaign started in Lane County but sparked interest in other regions across the state and California.

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