Standing Side by Side for Inclusive Communities

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and we’re proud to be participating in a nationwide campaign to share stories, videos and pictures of communities standing side by side people with I/DD.

Join us! Download the social media infographic and let everyone know you stand side by side people with developmental disabilities using #sidebysidedd16.

Here’s Washington State advocate and leader, Ivanova Smith, to kick off this month’s celebration with her thoughts on why people with I/DD are awesome.




Updated on Mar/01/2016

  • Create a vision for the future. Set goals. Identify helpful people and needed supports.
    Let Your Person Centered Planning Guide help you plan and prepare for each stage of life.

  • Informing Families is a partnership for better communication, provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council in collaboration with the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Administration and other partners throughout the state.