March Is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
It’s estimated that over 5 million Americans have a developmental disability. Developmental disabilities are defined as a chronic disability that will likely continue indefinitely that results in functional limitations. Affected life activities can include learning, language, mobility, self care and independent living. Autism, Down syndrome, Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy are examples of developmental disabilities.
Using this month to recognize those with developmental disabilities fosters inclusion and understanding. Learn more about different disabilities and how you can be an advocate for inclusion here.
Why Inclusion Is Important
Watch this video to hear from people with and without disabilities to learn why inclusion is important.