March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

In our last post, we mentioned that the month of May will be National Mobility Awareness Month.  But did you know that this month is special too?

In 1987 President Ronal Reagan declared that the month of March would be “National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month”.   This was a huge push forward in the acknowledgement of people with disabilities.  Just three years later, the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, giving equal job and transportation opportunities to all people regardless of physical limitations.

Approximately 20{4484a610ba12ad46baec767347073917e486819a83b2d744ced0feda89144e79} of adults in the United States have a disability.  That’s huge.  In fact, that means virtually everyone directly knows at least one person who is affected by a physical or mental disability.

That’s what makes this month so important.

Every March for the past 26 years, millions of people have bonded together across the country with one purpose: to raise awareness and support for disabilities as a whole.

But What Can I Do to Help?

For starters, you can simply share the fact that it’s National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.  If you have a friend or family member who has a disability, take some extra time to let them know what they mean to you.

If you yourself have a disability, don’t be a afraid to let your friends know why this month is special for you.

From there, you can get involved.  Many organizations have tips, events, and more, all pointing to ways that people can help bring awareness.  One of our partners is UCP (United Cerebral Palsy).  They have some great tips here on how you can be active this month in promoting awareness for this great cause.

Read more here.

About UCP

Rollx Vans, a leading international seller handicapped vans, partners with UCP in an effort to help those with Cerebral Palsy.  Cerebral Palsy is a group of various brain related conditions that affect motor skills and muscle development.  While there is currently no cure, treatment and understanding are growing.

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