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Celebrating National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March 11, 2016

Since 1987, March has been designated National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This month we celebrate the many contributions people with developmental disabilities make to our society.

Banner Side by side DD 2016

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), and National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) are partnering to launch the Side-by-Side DD Awareness Month social media campaign.

The campaign highlights the many ways in which people with and without developmental disabilities come together to form strong and diverse communities.

You too can join the Side-by-Side campaign:

  • Follow #SideBySideDD16 all month long on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Upload the orange, blue or black and white Side-by-Side graphic as your Facebook cover image.

  • Share stories from the social media calendar, available as a PDF or Word file.

  • Use #SideBySideDD16 to share pictures, videos, and stories on social media that reflect people with and without developmental disabilities living, learning, and earning side-by-side in the community.


Last modified on 03/21/2017


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