Nationwide, approximately 4.6 million Americans live with developmental disabilities, including Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and others.
National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, observed every March, is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the unique abilities of every individual and to promote understanding and greater respect for those with developmental disabilities.
People with disabilities want the same things we all do — to live happy, healthy, productive lives, to be respected as individuals, and to feel like they are part of a community. Help us celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by spreading the word about the importance of community support and inclusion for every person with a developmental disability.
Greystone Programs proudly provides year-round services to more than 500 children, adults and families living with developmental disabilities. In March we take special care to spread awareness about developmental disabilities, by posting daily facts, events, and disability etiquette tips on our Facebook page. During this month we also renew our commitment to “The r-Word Campaign” because, “when you say ‘retard,’ someone hurts.”