Be Cool. We. Are.#BeCoolWeAre

And if you need a little more explanation than that, take a look at this short video.

Each March, Disability Awareness Month is celebrated throughout Indiana. Given that adults and children with disabilities represent just over 19% of Indiana’s population, disability awareness is important for all of us.

This year’s campaign theme—Be Cool. We Are.—is all about being comfortable in your own skin and making the decision to be yourself. Acting different around someone with a disability isn’t cool.

It’s always better to treat others the way you want to be treated, and this is especially true when interacting with friends, co-workers, and other Hoosiers who live with disabilities.

Led by the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, the goal of Disability Awareness Month is to increase awareness and promote independence, integration and inclusion of all people with disabilities.

So this month and every month, #BeCoolWeAre