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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Congresswoman Beatty Recognizes Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Mar 26, 2018
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Congresswoman Beatty Recognizes Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Every March, we observe Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month to increase public awareness of the needs of Americans with developmental disabilities. U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) released the following statement regarding the observation:

“According to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, nearly one in six children in the U.S. have a developmental disability. Developmental disabilities include a diverse group of severe chronic conditions that are a result of mental and/or physical impairments that hinder major life activities such as language, mobility, and independent living. That is why this month, and all year long, I encourage all Americans to raise awareness about developmental disabilities and promote inclusion. Every American regardless of ability possesses unique talents that make our country great. So let’s look beyond an individual’s disability and see them as a person first.”

To learn more about Developmental Awareness Month, please visit the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities website. Also, be sure to join in the conversation online by using the hashtag #DDawareness18 throughout the month of March.