Let's Celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!
In 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared March to be Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!
He urged, “…all Americans to join me in according to our fellow citizens with such disabilities both encouragement and the opportunities they need to lead productive lives and to achieve their full potential.”
There are lots of festive and meaningful DD Awareness Month activities during March, and we hope that you will get involved. Our theme this year is In My Shoes, which reflects the common desire of many people with I/DD to be understood—the challenges they face, but also the gifts and talents they have to give to their family and friends, their employers, and their community.