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STIGMA Project

Launched in April 2016, the STIGMA Project is an ongoing, statewide campaign to eliminate the stigma associated with people with disabilities. In a 2012 survey conducted for PMHCA, nearly 80 percent of Pennsylvanians said they believe society thinks of individuals with physical, mental or intellectual disabilities “with discomfort and awkwardness.” However, most people would say they do not contribute to the stigma surrounding people with disabilities.

People contribute to stigma in ways they don’t even realize. With the help of disability organizations across the state and the media, we are capturing the attention of Pennsylvanians!

People are now more aware of the problem and getting engaged in a solution.

We encourage everyone to visit the Let’s Think Again website and…

We believe with awareness, education, understanding, engagement and action, we TOGETHER can end stigma.

Funding for the STIGMA Project is provided through a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.