March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.Each March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) partners with Association for 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.

The 2020 campaign image featured above is courtesy of artist Jamila Rahimi of the Washington, DC studio, Art Enables.

The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies is Maine’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.