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Art By: Mary Chiudina

Developmental Disability Awareness Month 2016

In 1987, President Ronald Regan declared March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Powered by the energy of self-advocates, families and volunteers around the country, the month will commemorate the progress toward improving the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and recognize the challenges that remain in achieving full inclusion for people with I/DD. 

Here at the Arc of Westchester, we promote and protect the rights of individuals all year long – and we’ve been doing it for over 66 years! March is our special chance to join together to advance our mission to the wider world.

Spread The Word... #DDAware

Our Community

Arc of Westchester supports infants, toddlers, teens, adults and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. Our 800 caring professionals support more than 2,000 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services that foster independence, productivity and participation in community life.

Get Involved

Please join us -- there are so many ways to get involved.

• Become a member
• Attend an event
• Jump in and volunteer
• Support our advocacy efforts
• Sign up for e-news
• Like us on Facebook
• Follow us on Twitter (post using the hashtag #DDAware)
• Share one of our YouTube videos
• Make a gift

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is our time to make a difference!

Attend a special event this month...

Technology Supports Conference Highlights

See highlights and presentations from Arc of Westchester & Mercy College conference on everyday applications and emerging trends.



Share our success stories

Click here to meet David and other individuals who have enjoy their jobs in the community.

David Majsak


David is an energetic and friendly young man who was born with Down syndrome. David and his family have been involved with Arc of Westchester since he was very young. From his attendance at our Children’s School for Early Development to his participation in Teen Life Skills and Recreation programs, David has learned to be as independent as possible.

After graduation from high school, our Vocational Training program helped him to explore career opportunities in the community.  Today, David enjoys his independence and spends his free time volunteering at community agencies. He also loves his job working in the cafeteria at IBM in Armonk.