Adam Moss Speaks at Developmental Disabilities & Awareness Day

Adam with Director Martin
Adam & John Martin, Director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Rootstown native Adam Moss was one of the featured speakers at this years’ Developmental Disabilities & Awareness Day, the kickoff event of DD awareness month in Ohio. The theme of this year’s event was, “What are you waiting for?” which was held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Ohio Statehouse and Riffe Center in Columbus.
Adam, the son of Ken and Lynn Moss, is a 2012 Rootstown High School graduate who is currently a second-year student enrolled in the Transitions Options Postsecondary Settings (TOPS) Program at the Ohio State University (OSU). As part of the TOPS program, Adam is a student employee at the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex and audits classes at OSU. In his free time, he enjoys attending OSU sporting events and making new friends. He is supported in his participation in the TOPS grogram through enrollment on a Home and Community-Based Services waiver administered and partially funded by the Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities (PCBDD).
Attendees listening to Adam’s speech heard that he did not wait to pursue his goal. Adam’s presentation identified the many people and programs that have helped him to reach his dream of attending The Ohio State University. In addition to his own hard work, he spoke about the extraordinary efforts of his parents, the Early Intervention Program at Happy Day School, Rootstown Schools and the PCBDD whose supports enabled him to reach his goal of being an Ohio State Buckeye.
Adam speaking at the Ohio Statehouse.
The full text of Adam’s speech at the Developmental Disabilities & Awareness Day event can be found below: