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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

THANK YOU! A huge thank you to everyone for your participation and input for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2017! This campaign was more successful and widespread than we could have ever imagined, so thank you!

To ensure the growth and success of the DD Awareness Month campaign in the future, we need your feedback! We ask that you please take a few moments to complete the survey below by Friday, April 21, 2017.


Thank you, again, for your time and input and we can’t wait to bring you a bigger and better campaign for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2018!

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) are proud to present Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2017! Our goal for this month is to create awareness about developmental disabilities, tell stories of people who live with a disability and show their lives.

Below, we have provided resources to help plan activities and for you to share across social media. We are always looking for more resources to add so if you have any stories, photos, videos or resources that you would like us to share, please send them to With the ongoing submissions of new resources, this page will be continuously updated so keep an eye out! Remember to use the hashtag #DDawareness17 throughout the month of March and in any other post about the campaign!

Resource Guide

Resource Guide 2017

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Archived Webinar and PowerPoint Presentation

Below are links to the archived informational webinar and the PowerPoint slides with notes that were used during the webinar. If you need the PowerPoint in a different format, please email

DD Awareness Month 2017 Webinar PowerPoint

DD Awareness Month 2017 Archived Webinar

Contact Us!

With any questions, comments or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us – we are more than happy to help!

Deanna Hartzman                               Angela Castillo-Epps             

(202) 506-5813

Life Side by Side

Click here to watch Mat McCullough, NACDD Board of Directors President, speak about inclusion and life side by side.