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2019 March Awareness Month

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and ID Action needs your voice to help us raise awareness. You have an opportunity to make an impact in your community and state. March is the perfect time to get involved, take action and become a self-advocate. Here are a few things you can do:

Join the campaign: Throughout March we will send one email a week that will highlight an area of community involvement, such as employment, volunteerism, school and recreation. The emails will include statistics, quotes and facts related to developmental disabilities and provide resources to share. You can forward these emails to your network and post on your social media channels to encourage participation. You can also use Facebook and Twitter to post a photo, video or story that shows how people with and without developmental disabilities are impacting communities around the nation.

Communicate: Sending an email, calling your legislator or elected official or writing to the editor of your newspaper can have a huge impact. The only way to increase awareness in your community or with your elected officials is by letting your voice be heard! 

Share your story: Your story is a powerful tool! When you share your story you have the opportunity to make a difference. Visit the ID Action website to hear the stories of Iowans throughout the state and how they are impacting their communities. If you want to share your story with us, please contact us at contactus@idaction.org.