Celebrating Inclusion: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Beginning in 1987, the month of March has been recognized every year as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) holds a campaign each year to raise awareness for the inclusion of people with disabilities in all facets of life and their communities. 

Ronald Reagan’s presidential proclamation in 1987 to provide “encouragement and opportunities [for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities] to lead productive lives and to achieve their full potential” was a powerful call to the American people to begin fostering inclusion in their communities. While a lot of growth and acceptance of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities has come about since those early days, there is still much to be done. 

At Angel Guardians, we believe that everyone should have access to an informed, supportive community. Our organization plays a vital role in helping to remove barriers for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities by offering programs in the areas of employment, fitness, socialization and recreation.

To learn more about each of our services and see our activity calendars, follow the links below.

Community Connections 

ArtWorks

VSP Club

TeamWorks

Eileen Schofield – Art Enables studio

Share Your Story

Angel Guardians and NACDD invite you to share your story with the disability community and others looking to celebrate inclusion on social media using the hashtag #DDAwareness2021

Post pictures of your disabled loved one achieving goals, tell others about your experience as a caregiver, and empower others to be the best of themselves and never give up. The best way to empower others to succeed is to show that it is possible! Don’t forget to tag Angel Guardians in your stories so we can share them too!

Want to get involved in the disability community or learn how you can be a better ally? Get in touch with Angel Guardians to learn more about volunteer opportunities and other ways you can help your community become more inclusive. 

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