The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

NACDD is the national association for the 56 Councils on Developmental Disabilities (DD Councils) across the United States and its territories. The DD Councils receive federal funding to support programs that promote self-determination, integration and inclusion for all people in the United States with developmental disabilities.

NACDD Recognizes Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month & Disability Day of Mourning

Eve Every March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and our partners and council members celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM) highlights how people with and without disabilities come together to form strong communities. DDAM raises awareness of the inclusion and contributions of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life, and it’s a time to explore the work we still need to do to remove barriers.

With this year’s them; ‘A World of Opportunities’, we’re celebrating people and working together to remove obstacles. Our goal is to build a community that’s committed to creating a world where everyone can do well and succeed.

Just as March 1st kicks off Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, it also commemorates Disability Day of Mourning; a day to remember disabled victims killed by family members, or filicide.  We hope that today allows for new opportunities and dialogue within and out of the disability community.

Be sure to follow NACDD, our councils and our partner organizations to find and share resources, news and other materials to highlight new opportunities through the month of March.

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NACDD 2024 Annual Conference

Dates: July 22 – 26, 2024

Capitol Hilton, Washington, DC

UPCOMING EVENTS

One Vote Now

This National Disability Voter Registration Week, we are so excited to re-launch One Vote Now, our resource website on voting and the Presidential Election. OneVoteNow.org is here to help make sure you can exercise your right to vote because nothing should block your ability to participate in our democracy. Elections should be equally accessible for all Americans—including the disability community. Elections are more fair when they represent all of us.

Get Out The Vaccine

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and our 56 member Councils work across the United States and its territories to support programs that promote self-determination, integration, and inclusion for all people in the United States with developmental disabilities. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Individual and public health, education and employment opportunities, and community living have drastically changed.

For many people with disabilities, including I/DD, they and their families or caregivers may be feeling anxious or unsure about the vaccine and its safety. Vaccine decisions should be based on facts and trusted sources.