Developmental Disability Awareness Month

2016 Theme: We Can, Just Like You

Developmental Disability Awareness Month
National Developmental Disability Awareness Month is an opportunity to promote respect for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to increase awareness of the daily obstacles faced by these individuals and their families. Use the below resources leading up to and during March and join The Arc of New Jersey in putting I/DD awareness front and center this year!

Developmental Disability Awareness Bulletin Board Student Contest
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is a perfect opportunity to educate students about the spectrum of abilities. Each year, The Arc of New Jersey sponsors a Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month contest to raise awareness about the abilities of people with developmental disabilities. The theme of this year’s design contest is “We Can - Just Like You!”. Classrooms in grades 3 - 8 are invited to design a bulletin board in their school that incorporates this year’s theme and illustrate the students’ acceptance of all people, regardless of a person’s level of ability or challenge.

Developmental Disability Awareness Family Ambassador Kit
As an Ambassador you will carry on the tradition of families working together to improve the quality of life for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). In your role, you will help raise awareness about the contributions people with I/DD make to society every day.