March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness month!

Did you know that March became Developmental Disabilities Awareness month for the first time in 1987?   President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation that called upon Americans to provide the “encouragement and opportunities” necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential.

The Administration for Community Living (ACL), under the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, has a blog about Developmental Disabilities Awareness month, which you can see here:  http://Developmental Disabilities Awareness month

For information about federal legislation benefiting people with developmental disabilities that has been passed recently, like the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), visit these sites:

WIOA: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/rsa/wioa-reauthorization.html

ABLE: http://www.ndss.org/Advocacy/Legislative-Agenda/Creating-an-Economic-Future-for-Individuals-with-Down-Syndrome/Achieving-a-Better-of-Life-Experience-ABLE-Act/

ESSA: https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/documents/ESSA_Progress_Report.pdf