DD Awareness Month

Help us make our community more inclusive
for people of every ability by joining our
month-long celebration. Need ideas?
Check out the ideas below.

Inclusion Day - Mon., March 4, 2024

Monday, March 4, 2024 is Inclusion Day! Grab your orange attire and join Summit DD in painting the county ORANGE to kick off DD Awareness Month and promote community inclusion. Inclusion is about sharing experiences. So find out more about how you can help spread the message of INCLUSION in your circle.

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3 women wearing orange, smiling while holding a hand-made Inclusion Day photo frame for Summit DD's Inclusion Day
Man in orange shirt signing Summit DD "I Heart Inclusion" banner at Inclusion Days at the Zoo event

Inclusion Days at the Zoo - March 2-4, 2024

Join Summit DD and the Akron Zoo for some good, inclusive …FREE fun! Did we mention it’s on us??

Join Us at the Zoo

Get Inclusive with Art

Summit DD has teamed up with Summit Art Space for an inclusive art walk. Explore different art styles and genres as you walk through this creative space and talk to the different artists on hand.

Summit Art Walk Infomation

Be Part of the Change

We're committed to helping people reach their full potential, but we need your help to make lasting progress. This March, ask yourself if you are doing all you can to create opportunities for all abilities.

Contact us about free trainings and assessments for your organization.

Appreciation Breakfast & Awards Celebration

DD Awareness wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t recognize those who make this month meaningful: self-advocates, DSPs, and community allies who all work tirelessly to make a difference.

Join us at the Breakfast

Make Your Workplace Inclusive

Learn more about how Summit DD's Employment Collaborative can help your business connect with a largely untapped market of qualified job candidates or provide training for your teams.

Learn about the Employment Collaborative

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

On July 26, 1990 the ADA was signed into law prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.

Learn more about the ADA

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.

Learn more

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