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The Arc of San Diego Celebrates March National Disability Awareness Month
Local Non-Profit Hosts an Evening with Local Author and Father of Children with Special Needs

SAN DIEGO, CALIF – Join The Arc of San Diego in celebrating National Disability Awareness Month as they host author Rick Daynes for an evening of laughter, insight and motivation. The Keep it Together Man author, speaker, and father of five – three of whom have special needs – offers his life-changing solutions to inspire all who want to empower their marriage, family and community.

“We are proud to provide the opportunity for Rick Daynes to share his inspirational story,” said David W. Schneider, President & CEO of The Arc of San Diego. “His uplifting perspective helps increase our awareness not just for the challenges of caring for individuals with special needs but for supporting their families, friends and communities. Rick reminds us that we’re all in this together.”

This entertaining presentation will be held Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at The Arc’s North Shores Vocational Center located at 9575 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123.

Part of a month-long celebration, this event serves as an opportunity to gather members of the community in recognition of the important contributions individuals with disabilities make as well as the challenges that remain in achieving full inclusion. March was officially recognized as National Disability Awareness Month in a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan in 1987.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Barbara Gelsomino at (619) 685-1175, ext. 292 or

About The Arc of San Diego
The Arc of San Diego is one of the largest, most comprehensive service providers for people with disabilities in San Diego County, serving over 2,500 children and adults with disabilities such as mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome each year. For more information on The Arc of San Diego, please visit Join The Arc of San Diego’s social media community on Facebook at and on Twitter at

About Keep it Together Man
Marriage, children, money, and everyday battles take their toll on any parent. This book navigates a clear path through the roller coaster of life. Get ready to laugh, cry, and be motivated by author Rick Daynes, the keeping-it-real father of five, three of whom have special needs. Although he speaks to dads of special kids, these life-changing solutions inspire all parents who want to empower their marriage and shape the brightest future for their family.

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