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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
March 1, 2021 12:00am
Location: Arkansas and Nationwide
Join the Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities Arkansas (the Council) in highlighting the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form stronger, more diverse communities.
We encourage you to share stories, photos, and resources to expand the conversation on community inclusion.
On social media search for and use the hashtag #DDawareness2021
Please contact the GCDD staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with info on events, stories, photos, and resources you would like us to share.
Arkansas Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month-Council Events:
This year during DDAM we are hosting a weekly lunch hour support group. Each Thursday in March, at Noon, self-advocates or parent advocates are invited to join us for discussion.
Schedule: Thursdays at Noon on Zoom
March 4th, Noon to 1pm – Welcome to DDAM 2021 / Parent Advocate Support
March 11th, Noon to 1pm – Self Advocate Support
March 18th, Noon to 1pm – Parent Advocate Support
March 25th, Noon to 1pm – Self Advocate Support
Find the event on Facebook @gcddar or
Join the Zoom Meeting here https://arkansas-gov.zoom.us/j/87095986354
Meeting ID: 870 9598 6354
or call US Toll-free 1-888-475-4499
History of DDAM
In 1987, President Ronald Reagan made a public proclamation that the month of March should be recognized as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month to “increase public awareness of the needs and potential of Americans with developmental disabilities.” Though our mission remains largely the same, so much has changed since 1987. While we still aim to increase public awareness, our focus has shifted to the importance of inclusion and acceptance.
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