Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Each March, communities across the country come together to recognize the millions of people living with a developmental disability. The CDC estimates about 1 in 6 children in the U.S. has one or more developmental disability. Many people with a disability go on to live normal, meaningful lives. Still, disabilities often come with stigma. Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is an opportunity to shed light on the disability community and to educate the public.
During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) creates a social media campaign that highlights the many ways people with and without disabilities can come together in their communities. The campaign aims to raise awareness about inclusion in the community, as well as barriers that those with disabilities may face. Everyone is encouraged to share their stories on social media and send helpful resources to NACDD.
Learn more about Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and how you can help raise awareness this month and beyond.