March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: See Me for Me

National News
Winter 2017-2018

The national developmental disabilities network – National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) – is proud to present Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2018 (DDAM)!  The goal for the month is to raise awareness about developmental disabilities, tell stories of people who live with a disability, and show their lives while highlighting inclusion, contributions and togetherness.


The DDAM website provides resources to help plan activities for the month, as well as for you to share across social media, including images like the one below.

Check out the resource guide on the website for resources to share related to the weekly themes. The guide will be continuously updated as new resources are received.

Week 1 (March 5th): See Me as Your Classmate – Education

Week 2 (March 12th): See Me as Your Coworker– Employment

Week 3 (March 19th): See Me as Your Neighbor– Community Living

Week 4 (March 26th): See Me as Your Friend– Miscellaneous


Spread the word and get involved!

  • For resources and more information about the campaign, and to submit stories, please go to
  • If you have any stories, photos, videos or resources that you would like the campaign to share, please send them to
  • Follow the campaign on Facebook at
  • Remember to use the hashtag #DDawareness18 throughout the month of March and in any other post about the campaign on social media!

facebook cover photo: developmental disabilities awareness month - person in wheelchair looking in mirror that has the word "see me for me"