Recap: 2019 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Recap: 2019 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Each March, NDRN joins the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) in a social media campaign to highlight the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. This year, we participated online and offline!

We updated our Twitter header photo and Facebook banner to artwork by Gary Murrel. Murrel’s artwork is simultaneously complex and simple; his minimalist style of detailing people and faces evoke a depth of expression and emotion that is immediate and powerful.

On Capitol Hill, our Executive Director, Curt Decker, participated in a discussion panel following the screening of Dan Habib’s documentary, Intelligent Lives alongside AUCD’s Executive Director, Andy Imparato and NACDD’s Chief Executive Officer, Donna Meltzer.

The documentary demonstrates how critical federally funded supports are to promoting successful employment and educational outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The screening was well attended, with policy makers, advocates, families, and students showing up for the screening. To close out the month, our staff attorney, Dave Boyer, represented NDRN at the Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Resource Fair.

As we say goodbye to March, NDRN and the P&A Network extends a thank you to NACDD and AUCD for being great partners in Developmental Disabilities Awareness events, and a thank you to all who participated and engaged with this year’s #DDawareness activities.