March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), partners with Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and National Disability 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.

On Tuesday, March 5, MVLE celebrated Developmental Disabilities Inclusion Month with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The Proclamation Ceremony recognized the Welcoming Inclusion Network (WIN). Learn  more about the WIN initiative here. 

Thank you to all MVLE partners that support our mission of inclusion and celebrate the many ways we all contribute to our community.