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Developmental Disability Awareness Month

Contest Submissions


Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is an opportunity to promote respect for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and to educate othersabout the abilities people with IDD possess.

Each year, The Arc of New Jersey and NJ Self-Advocacy Project (NJSAP) host a Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month outreach event. The theme of this year’s event and design contest is “This is What Self-Advocacy Looks Like”. Starting in February, participants are invited to create a short 3-5 minute video that incorporates the theme of this year’s campaign. The videos will be placed across NJSAP’s social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram). Participants are invited to share their video and gather likes when submissions go live on March 25th. The top 3 posts with the highest amount of ‘likes’ on NJSAP social media pages by the deadline, April 5th, will be selected as the winners of this campaign. Winners will be announced and celebrated publicly at our Spring Luncheon on April 13th, 2024.


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