March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Take a look at Calvin “Sonny” Clarke's artwork featured as
logo imagery for DD awareness month!
DD Awareness Month 2022 Theme: Worlds Imagined
World’s Imagined - Our world is changing as we move beyond the pandemic, as we examine intersectionality and I/DD, and as we look at how people with I/DD are living their lives as no one would have imagined even a decade ago. Worlds Imagined can help explore our new and ever-changing opportunities and our role as DD Councils in creating implementing those opportunities.
" It’s a month to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life. "
Back in 1987, Ronald Reagan proclaimed March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, which called on all Americans to provide opportunity and encouragement for individuals with developmental disabilities. Through the 1990s, and up until 2004, legislation was being passed regarding inclusion of those with developmental disabilities.
Now, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities.
Each March they have a campaign, and this campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life, as well as awareness of the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.
For more information visit, http://nacdd.org/DDAM