Please join DDA in celebrating Developmental Disability Awareness month 2018!

The goal this month is to create awareness about developmental disabilities, teach the importance of inclusion within every aspect of life, and to share the stories of people with a developmental disabilities and their trajectory to a good life of their choice.  

This year’s theme is “See Me for Me” implying that it’s about looking beyond someone’s disability and seeing the person and not just a person with a disability.

DDA would love to help you highlight stories of people with developmental disabilities living their good life!  We will share your stories on social media throughout the month with the hashtags #DDAwarenessday18 #Seemeforme  

DDA will celebrate and highlight all the different roles people with developmental disabilities hold. Below are four examples.

See me as your Classmate- Education

See me as your Coworker- Employment

See me as your Neighbor- Community

See me as your Friend- Miscellaneous

What can you do to celebrate?

*Use the hashtag #DDawareness18 to link posts across all social media platforms

*Share stories, photos and videos of people with and without disabilities living side by side on social media

*Share resources about living inclusive lives

*Encourage your stakeholders to post on their social media using the hashtag #DDawareness18

*Post a link to the DD Awareness webpage on your website

To share stories with DDA to highlight on our social media, email  Tana Stevenson at

To see resources, tool-kits and ideas on how YOU can celebrate DD Awareness month you can go to National Association on Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) website. 

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