DD Awareness Month 2020

March DD Awareness Month is just around the corner. Celebrate with us and let’s make this year the best one yet!

Kick off the month with Inclusion Day (3/2) and look through some of the other ways you can join in the month-long celebration below – or create your own and tag us on Facebook to share!

Join Us for Inclusion Day

Monday, March 2, 2020 is Inclusion Day – so grab your orange attire and share your pride! Join Summit DD in paining the county ORANGE to kick off DD Awareness Month and promote community inclusion.

Inclusion is about sharing experiences. So don’t forget to share pics of you and your school, co-workers or friends wearing orange and tag us – @SummitDD on Facebook or Twitter. We want to see your inclusion pride! #IncludeME

New for this year – This year to help you get started we are offering an Inclusion Day kit full of inclusion swag to make your location festive for Inclusion Day. Fill out your Inclusion Day Kit request form before February 14, 2020 and we’ll get your kit together. (See form for details.) Summit DD has also partnered with the Akron Zoo for Inclusion Day and you can get in free just by wearing orange! (Details below).

PARTICIPATE in an event — GET INVOLVED online — BE part of THE CHANGE

National Disability Awareness Month History

National Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month officially began in 1987 with a proclamation from President Reagan to help bring awareness and acceptance for people of every ability. Since then, families, self-advocates, advocacy groups and Ohio’s County Boards have been working to increase opportunities for people with disabilities. But there’s still more progress to be made.

Get Started!

We are committed to helping people reach their full potential through meaningful connections, but we need your help to make lasting progress. This March, ask yourself if you are doing all you can to make your community welcoming for people of every ability.

© Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board