March 2018: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Posted On: March 1, 2018
March is recognized nationally as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month to “increase public awareness of the needs and potential of Americans with developmental disabilities.”
This year’s theme is “See Me for Me!” This means looking beyond someone’s disability and seeing them as a person and not just a person with a disability.
This was all started by former President Ronald Reagan when he called on the American people to pay greater attention to the needs and challenges of individuals who have developmental disabilities; declaring March as National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. However, for those families and organizations touched by someone with developmental disabilities, that awareness is celebrated and advocated for all year round.
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