Volume 42 March 2023
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National Developmental Disability Awareness Month History
National Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month officially began in 1987
with a proclamation from President Reagan to help bring awareness and acceptance for people of every ability. Since then, families, self-advocates, advocacy groups and state legislators have been working to increase opportunities for people with disabilities.
How can you raise awareness?
Orange is a color symbolizing energy and positivity. It’s also the official color of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!
Hold an an art contest and showcase the artwork in your office, on your website, or on social media!
You could also host a talent contest to highlight the creative talents of individuals with developmental disabilities and invite the community to attend.
Record a video or podcast to raise awareness. You can invite people with developmental disabilities to tell their stories about their experiences with education, employment, and community life.
Start a book club or hobby group and invite members of the community to join you and partner with an individual with a disability.
March Activity Ideas
Here are some activities for March!
Day Program Activities for Adults with Disabilities
and other OT-related activities
Download these free St. Patrick's Day AAC resources from Teachers Pay Teachers
Seasonal life skills activities from Accessible Chef
Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd with
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
from the RIMAC Library!
RIMAC Seasonal Books
RIMAC has some amazing book kits to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and get ready for spring! You can borrow them by
becoming a patron
of the library.
There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Clover
Bear Wants More
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring
When Spring Comes
And check out our new math resources:
Subitizing Ten Frames and Dot Cards
Tactile Foam Tiles
Did you know that RIMAC delivers?
We now drop-off and pick-up materials to school districts 30 minutes or more away from the TechACCESS of RI office. Are you interested in finding out more? Email
for more information.
The Assistive Technology Conference of New England will be in person this November 16th and 17th in Warwick, RI!
submit a presentation proposal
to share your knowledge at ATCNE 2023!
Benefits of presenting at ATCNE include:
Full Day presenters get free admission to Day 2 of ATCNE
Day 2 presenters receive 50% a full day workshop on Day 1
Lunch is provided both days
Special Presenter gift
, ATCNE Conference Chair, with any questions.
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