March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a time to educate our communities on the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and reflect on the progress made toward improving quality of life for them. The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) partners with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National Disability 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.

Help promote the positive message that individuals with developmental disabilities are “Just like You!“

“Just Like You,” from Informing Families: watch video here. Please share any success stories on your social media and use the hashtag #DDAwareness19.

This year’s imagery features art by Gary Murrel. Gary’s artwork is simultaneously complex and simple; his minimalist style of detailing people and faces evoke a depth of expression and emotion that is immediate and powerful. To read more about Gary, visit


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