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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Worlds Imagined

Every March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and its partners collaborate to observe Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM). The social media campaign highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of community life, as well as awareness of the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.

The 2022 theme, Worlds Imagined, focuses on how the world is changing as we move through and beyond the pandemic. With this theme, NACDD plans to highlight intersectionality and disability, as well as how people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) are living longer and more productive lives than ever before. The 2022 DDAM theme encourages exploration of new and ever-changing opportunities.

Source: Administration for Community Living, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2022 (March 1, 2022)

Recommended Hashtags

#DDawareness2022 (NACDD full tag)
#DDAM2022 (NACDD short-form tag)
#WorldsImagined (NACDD theme-specific tag)
#DevelopmentalDisabilities (tag to reach a wider audience)

[ID: an artwork by Calvin “Sonny” Clarke with the text “Develeopmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2022, Worlds Imagined. Join the conversation #DDAM2022 #DDawareness2022 #WorldsImagined]

[ID: A photograph of Calvin “Sonny” Clarke]

[ID: A photograph of an artwork called Music In The Night by Calvin “Sonny” Clarke]

This year’s social media campaign features the artwork of Calvin “Sonny” Clarke from the studio, Art Enables, in Washington, DC.

International Women’s Day

#BreakTheBias

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.

This year’s IWD campaign theme is #BreakTheBias: “Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.”

March 2022

Our March calendar is here!

This month is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and Women’s History Month! We’re excited for the Abilities Expo this coming weekend and on the 13th of March is Daylight Savings time where we’ll be “Springing forward” 1 hour on the clocks. St. Patty’s day is this month on the 17th so don’t forget to wear your green!

Sign-up to any of our virtual events to participate. Accepting consumers for both San Bernardino and Victorville offices. Click calendar above to select an event to register. ASL Interpretation is available upon request.

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San Bernardino (909)890-9516
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The Abilities Expo

This weekend in Los Angeles!

The Abilities Expo is happening March 4th, 5th, and 6th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A.

Friday 3/4: 11am – 5pm
Saturday 3/5: 11am – 5pm
Sunday 3/6: 11am – 4pm.

Join in for activities, demos, workshops, exhibits and more! Click here to learn more
It’s free to attend, just sign-up online here at the Abilities Expo Registration Page

Women’s History Month

Today is the first day of Women’s History Month!

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.

The National Women’s History Alliance says it focuses on women’s history because recognizing their achievements in science, community, government, literature, art, sports, medicine and other fields because it has a huge impact on possible opportunities for women and girls in the future.

Women’s History Month has been recognized as the month of March since 1987. International Women’s Day this year is Tuesday, March 8.

[ID: Image with a logo that says “Women Providing Healing, promoting hope.”  Text included: The National Women’s History Alliance designated this year’s Women’s History Month theme as “Women providing healing, promoting hope.” The theme is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.]

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