March: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Building a World of Opportunities: Celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with RCDS

 

March brings much focus to the importance of inclusion and celebrating diversity. This year, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM) carries the powerful theme, “A World of Opportunities.” Here at the Resource Center for Disability Solutions (RCDS), we echo this message wholeheartedly and stand alongside the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) in working towards a future where individuals with developmental disabilities can thrive.

What is DDAM and Why Does It Matter?

Launched by the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), DDAM serves as a crucial platform to raise awareness about developmental disabilities, inspire inclusive practices within communities, and showcase the remarkable abilities and contributions of individuals with disabilities.

**This year’s theme, “A World of Opportunities,” encourages collaboration to: **

  • Identify and dismantle obstacles that hinder individuals with disabilities from reaching their full potential.
  • Foster inclusive environments where everyone has the resources and support needed to achieve their goals and aspirations.
  • Celebrate the unique strengths and perspectives that individuals with disabilities bring to our communities.

“How Can You Contribute to Building a World Full of Opportunities?”

  • Educate yourself and others about developmental disabilities and the importance of inclusion.
  • Advocate for policies and practices that promote equality and accessibility.
  • Connect and engage with individuals with disabilities in your community.
  • Share stories and experiences that promote inclusion and understanding on social media using the hashtags #DDawareness2024, #DDAM2024, #AWorldofOpportunities, or #NewOpportunities.

Empowering Inclusion Together

At the Resource Center for Disability Solutions (RCDS), we’re committed to fostering a more inclusive Brevard County for all. This March, we celebrate the strength, resilience, and achievements of individuals with disabilities.

Friends with disabilities shaking hands
Friends with disabilities shaking hands

But Disability Awareness Month isn’t just about celebrating. It’s about taking action. We encourage you to explore the resources we offer at RCDS, including:

  • Independent Living Skills: Learn practical skills for daily life, from budgeting and cooking to transportation and employment.
  • Information & Referral: Get connected to a network of services and support programs that meet your specific needs.
  • Peer Support Groups: Connect with others who understand your journey and build a sense of community.

However, RCDS is just one piece of the puzzle. Brevard County boasts a vibrant ecosystem of organizations dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities.

Explore our informative Resources to discover other incredible agencies offering a wide range of services

Together, we can make a difference!

Resource Center for Disability Solutions (RCDS) is committed to fostering a community that empowers individuals with DD to achieve their dreams and goals.

Music Teacher And Student With Disability
Music Teacher And Student With Disability

Follow us on social media to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

 

WHY CHOOSE RCDS?

One in four adults in the United States has a disability. That’s why Resource Center for Disability Solutions is here to help you find and secure the services that help you day in and day out. We believe that the best way to make a positive impact in your life is through a long-term relationship of collaboration that ensures you know the disability services and support available to you so you can effectively manage every aspect of your life.

Our Mission: To provide services and programs promoting independence for all people with disabilities.

Brevard County
571 Haverty Court Suite A
Rockledge, FL 32955
Phone: 321-633-6011

Indian River County
1400 27th Street Room 208
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: 772-774-3060

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