Change does not happen overnight. But it can happen… and we can help. Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is a good opportunity to participate in change for the better.
The goal of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of people who have developmental disabilities so these citizens will have increased access in our communities to employment, education, housing, and social opportunities.
It is often attitudinal barriers that affect everyday life for people with developmental disabilities. In addressing those barriers, fears and negative attitudes can be replaced with awareness and understanding.