Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is national Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and The Arc Mid-South invites you to join us to help raise awareness about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Throughout the month of March, The Arc Mid-South will be hosting several events, posting and sending a variety of articles about Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Thanks to a 1987 Presidential Proclamation which was the direct result of the advocacy efforts of The Arc. A lot has changed since then: more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are living and thriving in their communities rather than in institutions, there are more opportunities in education and employment, more protections in health care, the legal system and other areas of human rights, there are more positive and accurate portrayals of people with I/DD in the arts, the list goes on. Self-advocacy and advocacy on behalf of those with I/DD was the impetus for many of the positive changes in our society such as the proclamation that recognized DD Awareness Month.

Disability Day on the Hill 2020

Highlights from past Disability Day on The Hill

Highlights from National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month




 

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