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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2017

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. 

At Arc of Westchester, we promote and protect the rights of individuals all year long – and we’ve been doing it for over 68 years! March is our special chance to join together to advance our mission to the wider world.

Speak Out... #DDAwareness17

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 #DDAwareness17)
• Share one of our YouTube videos
• Make a gift

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is our time to live life side by side.

 

Join Us!

Our annual event featuring information seminars, service provider exhibits and networking with other families.

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Spread the Word

Join the movement for fair wages for direct support professionals.

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