Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2023 sarah March 23, 2023

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2023

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This year, we’re amplifying stories and voices of people we support.

To kick off the month, Hamilton County had a large presence at the annual DD Awareness and Advocacy Day celebration on March 1. They met with State Sen. Catherine Ingram to talk about issues important to people with disabilities.

Representatives from LEND discussed childcare needs, HCDDS Advocacy Support Adviser Diana Mairose shared information about housing, voting, and the DSP crisis; and Michael Denlinger, representing Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, and Dakotah Whitley talked about medical needs and accessibility.

We also posted a new video of people sharing their favorite activities. DD Awareness Month is a good time to remember that we all have hobbies and interests that can connect us.

Finally, we’re revisiting the cover stories from our past issues of My Life magazine. These include:

You can find them on our website or watch our social media channels for updates on these stories!

A group of thirteen individuals of various ages and demographics visited the Ohio Statehouse for DD Awareness and Advocacy Day.