Littman Krooks attorneys and advocates are proud to celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM) during March. This month-long celebration recognizes the community contributions that people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities – as well as their advocates – make every day.
Much progress has been made in our society’s treatment of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Parents are no longer pressured to send their children away to institutions, and more doors than ever before are open to people with disabilities.
People with developmental disabilities have proven to be reliable workers and excellent volunteers, capable of meeting or exceeding expectations and standards. Thanks to organizations like NYSARC, people with disabilities are leading richer, more fulfilling lives. But there are still challenges: as many as 60% of individuals with disabilities—7 million nationwide—remain unemployed.
You can help by hiring a person with a disability; inviting people with disabilities to participate in your civic organization or community activity; contacting your legislator and asking them to support citizens with disabilities in your community; giving time or money to an organization supporting people with disabilities; or even just teaching your children that all people have something to contribute.
- Learn more and register for our Special Education Speaker Series, a series of presentations focused on the educational challenges facing students with special needs.
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