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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month



DDAM 2024

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer in March, it is a great time to look at the changing landscape and remember that all individuals-both neurotypical and those with developmental disabilities - have different hopes, dream, lives and desires. Developmental disabilities are defined as conditions people are born with, such as autism or  ntellectual, physical or developmental delays. These disabilities affect every person differently, and it is almost impossible to make generalizations about the population

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There are roughly 60 million Americans with disabilities and MDDM allows the opportunity to create awareness about the challenges this community faces with regard to employment, self-esteem, education, treatment, purpose and social networking.   The goal is to raise awareness about the inclusion of those with developmental disabilities and tackle some of the barriers that these individuals face in the communities they live in. 


Orange is the official color of Development Disabilities month, since the color symbolizes energy and positivity. Let's help raise awareness and amplify the voices of individuals with disabilities. Please wear orange this month and take a picture of your or your family in orange and tag us! Use these hashtags on your posts! #DDawareness2024 


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