Virtual Press Kit

Traditional media helped us to spread the word about the importance of eliminating the stigma against people with disabilities. This kit contains the campaign news release, images for reproduction and additional materials.

News Releases Issued

Leading PA Disability Agencies Unite Against Damaging Messages in Hollywood Movie ‘Me Before You’

Harrisburg, Pa. (June 7, 2016)–The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Act Network, which is comprised of the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC), Disabilities Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) and the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, says the movie ‘Me Before You’ is a […]

Spokesperson for Recently Launched Stigma Campaign Says ‘Me Before You’ has Damaging Message

Harrisburg, Pa. (June 3, 2016)– The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC), the organization that launched the Stigma Project campaign in April to change people’s thinking, behavior and attitudes toward people with disabilities, calls the messages in the recently released movie […]

“I’m Glad My Kid Doesn’t Ride the Short Bus”

Provocative statewide campaign draws attention to stigma against people with disabilities Harrisburg, Pa. (April 5, 2016) – This morning all across Pennsylvania, thousands of thought bubbles appeared with harsh stigmatizing statements such as, “Mentally ill people are dangerous,” “Most ‘disabled’ […]