MGA Dallas was proud to be a part of this year’s March for Respect presented by the Arc of Dallas – an organization that provides advocacy and direct services to people with developmental disabilities in Dallas and its neighboring counties.

March for Respect was created to highlight the contributions and importance of Texans living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The annual one mile awareness walk held at the downtown Main Street Garden draws more than 5,000 people and hosts activities such as face painting, balloon artists, live entertainment as well as booths for agencies to provide free information to the public on applicable services.

According to the North Dallas Gazette, the state of Texas has the second highest number of people with disabilities in the nation; however, Texas ranks second-to-last in the amount of money spent on community based services like those provided by the Arc. The goal of March for Respect is to bring awareness and resources to the forefront for those living with a disability. To learn more, visit www.marchforrespect.org.