WACO (October 9, 2012)--The Waco Walk-N-Roll Celebration is set to begin Saturday to raise awareness for disabled people.
The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Divisions for Blind Services (DBS) and Rehabilitation Services (DRS), along with the Waco Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities will hold the event during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Before the walk begins, Atmos Energy, Central Texas Corrugated and The Exchange (formerly AAFES) will be recognized with the DARS Business of the Year Award.
The walk is open to all, including those with wheelchairs, dog guides and canes.
The walk will start at Legacy Café and Art Gallery on Austin Avenue, beginning at 10 a.m.
A city proclamation will take place at city hall following the walk, along with exhibitions, refreshments and children’s activities at Indian Spring Park.
DARS is a state agency that administers programs to help Texans with disabilities find jobs through vocational rehabilitation.
They also assist the families of disabled children and work to ensure that disabled people live independently in their communities.