March is National Developmental Disability Awareness Month
This is the 36th Year the United States has recognized and celebrated March as National Disability Awareness Month.
On February 26, 1987, President Ronald Reagan officially declared March as National Disabilities Awareness Month. The proclamation called for people to provide understanding, encouragement and opportunities to help persons with disabilities to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
Everyone wants, and deserves, to enjoy life, feel productive and secure. But in March, we take extra steps to raise awareness about the supports and rights of the people with disabilities and to celebrate their contributions to our communities and society as a whole.
DDS encourages everyone to observe the month of March with appropriate observances and activities directed toward increasing public awareness of the contributions and the potential of Americans with disabilities.
DDS will be rolling out various initiatives throughout the month. Please check back here on our website and on our social media for announcements.