March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

What is Disabilities Awareness Month?

(From the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities)

Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), partners with Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and National Disabilities Rights Network (NDRN) to create a social media campaign that highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities.

The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live. DD Awareness Month covers three main areas: education, employment and community living.


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Throughout the month of March we will post links to articles we find educational and inspiring. Check back often. Enjoy!

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