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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Please help the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) share the proclamation signed by Governor Josh Shapiro that celebrates the many accomplishments and contributions of people with developmental disabilities.

Governor Shapiro highlights the Commonwealth’s commitment to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the proclamation, stating:

WHEREAS, the collaboration between the Information Sharing and Advisory Committee (ISAC) and the Department of Human Services continues to develop, build, and strengthen recommendations for changes to services and supports; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Human Services’ focus on augmentative and alternative communication methods allow more stakeholder voices to contribute and build on the services and supports offered throughout the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Human Services continues to offer opportunities to individuals and family members through a growing complement of accessible training initiatives and services that allow them to increase their knowledge about advocacy, supports and disability services; and

WHEREAS, Pennsylvania continues to be at the forefront of change in building an inclusive Commonwealth where all citizens can live and work as part of an inclusive community and continue to enjoy their everyday lives.

Governor Josh Shapiro, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Proclamation, March 2023

Read the full proclamation.