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Developmental Disability Awareness Month

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. This month is also a chance to provide understanding, encouragement and opportunities to help persons with developmental disabilities lead productive and fulfilling lives.

Outreach with Legislators
Each year, self-advocates share resources and answer questions from legislators from districts across the state about current issues affecting the lives of people with IDD.

Introduction and Resources
On this page you will find resources about people with IDD, related laws and proclamations, as well as sample letters you can use to spread awareness.

Social Media Tools
In celebration of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we encourage you to educate others and spread awareness online! Don't forget to tag #DDAwarenessMonth2022, #DDAM2022

DD Awareness Month Templates
View an image gallery of submissions from self-advocates using our template.