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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), partners with Association for University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and National Disabilities Rights Network (NDRN) to create a social media campaign that highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities.

The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live. DD Awareness Month covers three main areas: education, employment and community living. Throughout the month of March we will use these themes to guide our weekly content.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Art by Sasha Grant

Art by Sasha Grant

Get Involved! Submit your resources to be featured

We want to use this campaign to showcase the excellent work that is being done to celebrate and improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities. If you have resources or materials that you think should be included and shared with this campaign, please send them to us! We will feature the submissions on our resource guide and they will shared to audiences all across the country. Examples of resources include, but are in no way limited to, videos, toolkits, news articles, photos, personal stories, promising practices, etc. Share what events your community is doing to celebrate DD Awareness Month and show us how you are making a difference during March! With your help, we can make the DD Awareness Month campaign a success!

A special element of this year’s campaign is highlighting the artwork created by people with disabilities. With the artist’s permission, we will highlight their art in the DD Awareness Month campaign imagery.

If you have resources that you would like to submit or would like your artwork to be featured, please send to Jessica Misilo at

Please note that any artwork submitted to NACDD may be subject to modification by NACDD. All artists will be given credit in the form of image captions.

Archived Webinar and Powerpoint

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 2019 Webinar PowerPoint

DD Awareness Month 2019 Webinar PowerPoint in PDF

DD Awareness Month 2019 Recorded Webinar

Resource Guide

2019 DD Awareness Month Resource Guide/Calendar – COMING SOON!

This Resource Guide/Calendar will provide posts for your Facebook and Twitter. If you would like your resource to be featured on the resource guide, please email with your submission. The resource guide will be available within the next few weeks

If you would like to submit resources to be featured on the Resource Guide during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, please submit them to by March 22

Social Media and Accessibility 101

Social Media Images

Social media images coming soon!

Follow NACDD on social media to keep up to date with all things DD Awareness Month!

Contact Us!

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

Jessica Misilo

(202) 506-5813