March 15, 2019
Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), partners with Association for University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and National Disabilities Rights Network (NDRN) to create a social media campaign that highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities.
The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live. DD Awareness Month covers three main areas: education, employment and community living. Throughout the month of March NACDD will use these themes to guide our weekly content.
The RIDDC wants to use this campaign to showcase the excellent work that is being done to celebrate and improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities in RI. If you have resources or materials that you think should be included and shared with this campaign, please send them to us! We will feature the submissions on our Facebook Page and they may be shared to audiences all across the country. Examples of resources include, but are in no way limited to, videos, news articles, photos, personal stories, promising practices, etc. Share what events your community is doing to celebrate DD Awareness Month and show us how you are making a difference during March! With your help, we can make the DD Awareness Month campaign a success.
A special element of this year’s campaign is highlighting the artwork created by people with disabilities. With the artist’s permission, NACDD will highlight their art in the DD Awareness Month campaign imagery.
If you have a resource you would like to be shared contact Sue Babin at 401-737-1238 or submit your resource electronically to email@example.com.