Let's Celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!
35 years ago, 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.”
We have unique and exciting DD Awareness Month activities planned during March, and we invite you to get involved. Our theme this year is Notice My Abilities, which reflects the common desire of many people with I/DD to be seen for what they CAN do, not what they CAN’T. We will be sharing examples of the exceptional abilities that people with IDD have.