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Inclusion Matters.

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Recognized since 1987, the goal is to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life, as well as awareness of the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live. One of the ways The Arc of Illinois will raise awareness is highlighting inclusion and what it means to individuals with IDD, their families, and those who support them.

Help us celebrate and raise awareness.

Keep reading to learn more about how you can contribute.

The Arc of Illinois is gearing up to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with our “Inclusion Matters” apparel and we hope you will join us. Shop at the link below, take a selfie, and post to social media, sharing what inclusion means to you. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #DDAwareness2023 #InclusionMatters #TheArcofIllinois

Shop at our online store

Update your Facebook profile, show your support, and join the conversation.

  1. Log onto to create your Facebook frame.
  2. Choose and upload your photo.
  3. Download your new Facebook frame with your image.
  4. Open your Facebook page.
  5. Go to your Facebook profile and update your profile picture.

Share on social media what inclusion means to you using #DDAwareness2023 #InclusionMatters and #TheArcofIllinois

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