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March 2017

March Is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March 1 - March 31

In 1987 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.” The deinstitutionalization movement of the seventies and early eighties had laid the foundation for significant social change, and the presidential proclamation called upon Americans to provide the “encouragement and opportunities” necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential. As those citizens began living within the general community in larger numbers, programs to provide career planning, job coaching and supported employment began to emerge. The idea that individuals…

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World Down Syndrome Day

March 21

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.

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Share the Love Fashion Show “Celebrating the Beauty in Everyone”

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mason Fine Art, 415 Plasters Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324 United States
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Join UCPGA for the Share the Love Event “Celebrating the Beauty in Everyone!” This event benefits individuals with Disabilities Served by United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia. Our annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction Cocktail Reception will raise funds to support the programs and services of United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia and to raise awareness about both the challenges and potential faced by individuals with disabilities. In addition, we find this event to be a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate that true beauty wears many faces…

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