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.
Each year, the first Wednesday in October is World Cerebral Palsy Day. This global movement for children and adults with cerebral palsy focuses on creating public awareness and civil rights for people with cerebral palsy.
July 26th marks the anniversary of the day that the Americans with Disabilities act of 1990 was signed into law. The ADA was signed into law by president George H. Bush. Many people with disabilities in the US think of the ADA as the law that granted them their independence, and we here at UCP think it’s important to remember the ADA, because for many years people with disabilities lived in an America without it.
March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Throughout the month, nationally, United Cerebral Palsy will be encouraging people with cerebral palsy to share the many things they enjoy and can do using the hashtag #CerebralPalsyCan on social media.