MARCH IS I/DD AWARENESS MONTH
Did you know that President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March as National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in 1987? In fact, 2018 marks the 31st Anniversary of the signing of the Presidential Proclamation that designated March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
This movement created an opportunity to promote respect and equality for people with disabilities; disabilities that are outwardly obvious (a person who is in a wheelchair or uses a cane for the visually impaired), while others are not so apparent (mental disability which can affect the way a person thinks, learns, speaks, etc.).
People with developmental disabilities are valuable and contributing members of our community who are capable of meeting or exceeding society’s expectations and standards. They are co-workers, friends, family, parents, classmates, and neighbors who should be fully included in their communities.
Join New Horizons Behavioral Health in celebrating people with different abilities.