In 1987 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March“Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.” This proclamation was the result of years of advocacy on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc as a national organization has been at the forefront of this movement. To this day, The Arcof Southern Maryland is continuing that legacy to provide community inclusion, employment opportunities, legislative advocacy and educational support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living and working in Calvert,Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties.
During the month of March, The Arc of SouthernMaryland will increase awareness in a variety of ways. Back by popular demand,the DD Awareness Fun Fact will again be posted each week via The Arc’s socialmedia outlets (Facebook and Twitter). The fun facts again will consist of aquestion with multiple choice answers. This year, there will be a twist to thefun facts. This year, in celebration of the 40th anniversary, thefun facts will be about The Arc. People who submit the correct answer will qualifyat the end of each week to win an Arc prize pack. Additionally throughout themonth of March consumers, staff, and community partners will be highlighted.The Arc will take this opportunity to spotlight the achievements of consumers, dedicatedstaff and members of the community.
TheArc of Southern Maryland promotes community involvement, independence andpersonal success for children and adults with intellectual and developmentaldisabilities. The Arc of Southern Maryland is the leading advocate for childrenand adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living and workingin Southern Maryland. Founded in1975, The Arc of Southern Maryland is a private501(c)(3) organization affiliated at the state level with The Arc of Marylandand at the national level with The Arc US.
40th Logo designed by Monica Sanjur