4 women posing with a frame for Inclusion Day celebrations

Inclusion Day 2023

Monday, March 6, 2023 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 remember to share pics of you and your school, co-workers or friends wearing orange. Add #IncludeME and tag us – @SummitDD on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We want to see your inclusion pride!

Add some SWAGger to your Inclusion Day

Inclusion Day Kits are back again for 2023 – Whether you are a school, a provider, a family or a local business, let us help make your location festive for Inclusion Day! Sign up for your FREE Inclusion Day Kit below.

INCLUSION DAY - Monday, March 6, 2023

Inclusion Day is our kick-off to National DD Awareness Month. We celebrate Inclusion Day on the first Monday of March each year by wearing orange - the color of INCLUSION. We post Inclusion Day pride pics on social media (with the hashtag #includeME) to spread the message of inclusion. Don't forget to tag @SummitDD. The best part of Inclusion Day is that you can do it from anywhere!
  • FREE Inclusion Day Kit Request Form

    We will email you when your kit is ready for pickup.
  • Your Information

    Please include details below for pick up or if we need to reach out with any questions
  • Please include with extension, if applicable
  • If requesting kits for a specific location within an a school, business or Agency Provider (like group homes) please include the street name after the business name.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 300.
    Please indicate the total number of people that will be participating
  • Pickup Location

    When you receive an email that your Inclusion Day kit is ready, it can be picked up at your selected location weekdays between 8:00am and 4:00pm.
    *If you need to make alternative arrangements for pickup, please contact Amy Kelly at AKelly@SummitDD.org.

Want to be the first to know next year? Be sure to sign up for our eNewsletter inspireDD.

Prefer DIY Inclusion Celebrations?

Check out our downloadable materials or make your own festive signs and apparel!

Social Starters

Need some social media inspiration? Here are a couple of our favorites:

  • I support inclusion! Wear orange for Inclusion Day with @SummitDD. #IncludeME
  • Community is stronger when everyone is included! Inclusion Day 2022 with @SummitDD #IncludeME
  • Are you wearing orange today? We are! Celebrate inclusion with us and @SummitDD! #IncludeME

We’ve also partnered with the Akron Zoo again for Inclusion Day. Wear ORANGE and get FREE admission Saturday-Monday, March 4-6, 2023! (Parking is $3 in advance online or $5.00 at the door.) Get details about Inclusion Day at the Zoo.

Looking for more ways to help spread inclusion and celebrate DD Awareness Month?

Check out our 2023 DD Awareness Month post with ways you can help share the message of inclusion in your community.

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