Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

We are side by side this March!
March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. In an effort to spread awareness about developmental disabilities, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), and National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) are partnering to launch a social media campaign (Side-by-Side) to highlight the many ways in which people with and without developmental disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to community life. 

Below are all the tools you will need to participate in the 
Side-by-Side Campaign!

NOTE: Download the linked tools below by right clicking and choosing "save as" 
Get Ready Now!

Before March 1st, use the graphics below to tease the March campaign and get some excitement buzzing on your social media!

Teaser #1   |    Teaser #2
Upload the Side by Side logo to your social media!

Upload the perfect Facebook cover photo to match your existing social media accounts or use the graphic on your website!

Participate in 2 Ways! 

Step 1: Share and post the social media calendar on your social media accounts!  This calendar is full of resources, toolkits and links to interesting media regarding inclusion. Upload a link to the calendar on your social media or post links from calendar daily to promote inclusion in the community!

Step 2: "Fill the Frame"  Encourage your followers to share pictures, videos and stories on social media that reflect people with and without developmental disabilities living, working and playing side-by-side in the community. 

Need some help thinking of ways to use the calendar in your social media? Check out this guide for some tips and tricks or  listen to this recorded webinar!

Ask for assistance!

If you have questions about the campaign materials above, we are happy to help.  Please contact: 

Angela Castillo-Epps  (TA Specialist, NACDD/ITACC) 

Laura Guidry (Campaign Consultant)

Thank you in advance for your participation!

A follow-up survey will be distributed in April as your feedback is crucial to spreading awareness about people with developmental disabilities and their families. 
NACDD |  202.506.5813 |  |