March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
This year’s nationwide theme, Worlds Imagined, takes a broad focus on both intersectionality and disability, at the same time highlighting that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are living longer and more productive lives than ever before. The 2022 DDAM theme encourages exploration of new and ever-changing opportunities in a world that is changing fast, as we move through and beyond the pandemic.
This campaign highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong and diverse communities, as well as the importance of bringing awareness to the obstacles the IDD community still faces on the road to inclusivity.
“The goal is to raise awareness by having people with and without disabilities share their stories about living alongside each other.” Rafel Rolon-Muniz, NACDD
If you have a story to share about being or living alongside someone with disabilities, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may share it in an upcoming newsletter or on our social media pages. How has inclusivity enhanced the quality of your life? What challenges do you still face? What challenges have you overcome?
Enjoy this article from our “Lives Well Lived” series that we ran from 2020 – 2021. Edson had a lot to share that brings awareness to the importance of community inclusion.
Be sure to check out the blog archives on this website to follow more fantastic articles that highlight the ways people are building stronger, more diverse communities for people in the developmentally disabled community, and like and follow us on our social media pages.