March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Hawaii. 

Governor Ige signed the proclamation Thursday and hundreds of people came out to the State Capitol to celebrate.

People with developmental disabilities in attendance want the community to focus on what they can do instead of focusing on what they can't do.

One of the biggest issues they say is how people with disabilities are often paid less.

"They say because you can't do this fast work, you should be paid less. But what we've noticed is that we can do customized employment. Our guys can work just as quickly shredding paper, filing, doing certain tasks they're very good at. So let them do those tasks and that way, your business can be more productive than that," Hawaii State Council on Developmental Disabilities Daintry Bartoldus said. 

According to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, more than 22,000 people in Hawai'i have a developmental disability that restricts their ability to function.