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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and it is time to spread the word! The 2018 theme “See Me for Me” is about looking beyond disability and celebrating our classmates, coworkers, neighbors, friends and loved ones for their individual perspectives and experiences. We want to raise awareness by having people with and without disabilities share their stories about how their lives are enriched by these relationships – learning, working, and living, side by side.

March 2018 Theme: “See Me for Me!”

Weekly Themes:

March 1-9: See Me as Your Classmate – Education

March 12-16: See Me as Your Coworker – Employment

March 19-23: See Me as Your Neighbor – Community Living

March 26-30: See Me as Your Friend

What Can You Do?

  • Use the hashtag #DDawareness18 when posting online
  • Resources are available at or contact Council staff with questions or requests for Arkansas-specific DDAM resources at or call 501-682-2897
  • Share with us your events, materials, plans and ideas on how you will be celebrating DDAM Arkansas in March! Together we can do more to spread awareness, promote acceptance and make DDAM Arkansas 2018 a successful campaign.