As longtime leaders in supporting children and adults with a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities, ADAPT Community Network and UCPLA are partnering to raise awareness during National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (NDDAM) this month. Our goal is to share stories and facts that will educate, inspire, and build inclusion.
Developmental disabilities are a group of chronic conditions that occur due to a disruption in the typical physical and/or intellectual development and affect the motor, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the US have one or more developmental disabilities. Some of the most common types of developmental disabilities are; Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, and Tourette Syndrome.
From New York to Los Angeles, ADAPT Community Network and UCPLA provide support, care, education, and advocacy for tens of thousands of people.