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Each March, to recognize Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) joins forces with the Association for University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) to launch a campaign to promote inclusion of people with developmental disabilities and raise awareness about the community barriers people with disabilities face. The campaign also highlights the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form healthy and diverse communities.

In Wisconsin, Governor Tony Ever proclaimed March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

The proclamation states, “Wisconsinites with developmental disabilities are a valued asset to communities across our state, serving as dedicated employees, family members, and friends; and this Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the State of Wisconsin joins individuals with developmental disabilities as well as advocates across our state in working to ensure individuals with developmental disabilities can access the full range of choices and opportunities to live their most independent, fulfilling lives.”

This month we celebrate the achievements of individuals with developmental disabilities and look to continue to raise awareness about the contributions of people with developmental disabilities in the community.

Learn more about Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: