National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

  • National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Graphic 2022Special Needs Alliance

    “Developmental disabilities can affect movement, learning, language and behavior. Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, hearing loss, intellectual disability, learning disability, and vision loss are all examples of this set of disabilities which affect approximately 17 percent of children in the United States between the ages of 3 and 17.

    Every March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities and its partners creates a social media campaign to promote the inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities.

    According to NACDD, “the campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life, as well as awareness of the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.”

    This year’s campaign is branded with a logo created by Eileen Schofield, an artist from Art Enables, a studio in Washington D.C.”