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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Governor Tom Wolf has signed a proclamation highlighting Pennsylvania’s accomplishments towards the goal of full inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Additionally, each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) partners with the Association for University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National Disabilities 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, as well as awareness of the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM) 2020 Images and Artwork:
If you have resources that you would like to submit or would like your artwork to be featured, please send them to Bob McWilliams.

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 https://art-enables.org/artist/?id=44906