Developmental Disability Awareness Month is an opportunity to promote respect for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to increase awareness of the daily obstacles faced by these individuals and their families. This month is also a chance to provide understanding, encouragement and opportunities to help persons with developmental disabilities lead productive and fulfilling lives.
Expanding the conversation:
Recent estimates show that about one in six children in the U.S., between the ages of three and 17 (or about 15 percent), have one or more developmental disabilities.
Developmental disabilities are defined as impairments in physical, learning, language or behavior areas, and include:
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Cerebral palsy
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- Learning or intellectual disabilities
- Hearing loss
- Vision impairment
- Other developmental delays
To get Involved this year, The Arc of Monmouth is going #beyondtheconversation and springing into action! We hope that you will join us! Volunteer, donate, attend an event, share a post, make a video or think of something unique to spread some awareness for those with developmental disabilities!
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Show your support with a FREE yard sign from The Arc of Monmouth!
Yard signs are single sided 24x18. Pick up only from The Arc Center or local drop off, Monday-Friday. Limit one per household.
If you have any questions please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 732-493-1919, ext 125