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(March 14, 2022, Atlanta, Ga.) – The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is proud to recognize March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM). This year’s theme is “Worlds Imagined: GCDD is advancing policy and practices in Georgia to ensure all citizens can benefit from people with developmental disabilities living full, productive, included, integrated, and self-determined lives in their communities.” The goal for this month is to create awareness about developmental disabilities, teach the importance of inclusion within every aspect of life, and to share the stories of individuals with disabilities to show that a fulfilling and successful life is possible. GCDD’s role is to advocate for and support work that ensures all Georgians with developmental disabilities can have a life well lived. The focal points of DDAM this year are inclusion, contributions, and togetherness.

GCDD is encouraging Georgia communities to spread the word and share their stories on social media (Facebook and Twitter). DDAM is also about people with and without developmental disabilities sharing their stores about living alongside each other.

How can you raise #DDAwareness? Each week during the month of March has a main theme focus:

February 28th – March 4th: Worlds Imagined
March 7th – March 11th: Change Imagined
March 14th – March 18th: Support Imagined
March 21st – March 25th: Skills Imagined
March 28th – April 1st: Hope Imagined

To participate, GCDD is asking the community to post and share on social media your photos, videos, and stories about what’s going on in their lives. We encourage you to also expand your network and reach out to your legislators, businesses, schools, your local media, diverse communities, and more.

Throughout March, GCDD will post weekly action items on this webpage and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts to raise awareness of the voice of the disability community.

Share your support of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month on social media with the hashtag #DDAwareness2022, #DDAM2022, #WorldsImagined, #GCDDAdvocates.

About the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities: The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) is the State's leader in advancing public policy on behalf of persons with developmental disabilities. Its mission is to bring about social and policy changes that promote opportunities for the wide spectrum of diverse people/persons with developmental disabilities and their families to live, learn, work, play, and worship in their communities. For more information, visit at