The Munroe-Meyer Institute supports several local, national and international awareness initiatives to promote acceptance and inclusion for all people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex health care needs.
We invite our MMI family and anyone with an interest to become involved in these important conversations.
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
March 21st is Down Syndrome Awareness Day, and October is Down Syndrome Awareness month; its purpose is to raise public awareness of this common disorder and advocate for acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
Visit National Association for Down Syndrome's website to see this year's yard sign and apparel available for purchase.
In our local community, Down Syndrome Alliance (DSA) of the Midlands is a non-profit agency founded in 1999 made up of parents, advocates, educators and medical professionals. Their mission is to connect those touched by Down syndrome through education, advocacy and support.
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At work, it's what people CAN do that matters. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has unveiled the official poster for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2021. Available for download in both English and Spanish, the poster illustrates this year’s NDEAM theme, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” Through bold text and imagery, the poster conveys the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
NDEAM is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy. Learn more about NDEAM.
The Campaign for Disability Employment encourages organizations of all sizes and in all industries to participate in NDEAM. Learn more at WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org
This is not an all-inclusive list of awareness initiatives. Follow us on social to stay current with our activities.