Hosted by the Arc of Dallas, the 2016 March for Respect event had 5,000 in attendance at the Main Street Garden Park in downtown Dallas.
The March for Respect is a one-mile walk in downtown Dallas, where people show their support for individuals with intellectual or development disabilities.
For Maddie's Sake hosted a group to participate and we gathered up 100 people from all over the metroplex.
"My name is Maddie and I'm a small teenager who enjoys life and has fun wherever I am!"
"There's more to me than just my special needs and my diagnoses. People are very curious about me and I don't mind sharing.
I was born with a rare disorder Feingold Syndrome which consists of my most noticeable characteristic,
Microcephaly (small head). Mommy says mine is cute and petite...just like me!
"God gave it to me, so I thought I'd wear it."