March is Disability Awareness Month! On February 26, 1987 President Ronald Reagan officially declared Proclamation 5613 making March National Disabilities Awareness Month. The proclamation called for people to provide understanding, encouragement and opportunities to help persons with disabilities to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
Everyone wants, and deserves, to enjoy life, feel productive and secure. But in March, we take extra steps to raise awareness about the supports and rights of the people with disabilities and to celebrate their contributions to our communities and society as a whole.
All individuals, agencies, and organizations supportive of people with disabilities are encouraged to observe the month of March with appropriate observances and activities directed toward increasing public awareness of the contributions and the potential of Americans with disabilities.
Join us during the month of March as we raise money to provide persons with disabilities the tools to set and accomplish their goals. This includes youth peer support, accessible technology, home modifications, and so much more. You can donate to our Disability Awareness Month fundraiser here to help us try and reach our goal!
Disability Awareness Month Resources
- Guide to Disability Related Acronyms
- City of Fishers Disability Awareness Campaign
- Indiana Civil Rights Commission