- Events and Observances
March 1, 2022
Every March, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and its partners collaborate to observe Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM).
November 16, 2021
Share the Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (SGRG) Act Initial Report to Congress The following graphics are sized for Twitter and Facebook, and you can scroll down the page for sample social media posts. Click an image to view/download the high-resolution version or download the full set (.zip).
October 20, 2021
About the Observance Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers.
October 1, 2021
Every October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month offers us an opportunity to celebrate the many contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy. This year's NDEAM theme, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects 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.
September 22, 2021
Share the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council Initial Report to Congress The following graphics are sized for Twitter and Facebook, and you can scroll down the page for sample social media posts. Click on an image to view/download the high-resolution version or download the full set (.zip).
July 26, 2021
On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law; this landmark civil rights law affirmed the inherent dignity of every person, regardless of disability. The ADA prohibits discrimination by local and state governments, provides standards for privately owned businesses and commercial facilities, stands against discrimination in the workplace, and ensures equal access to healthcare, social services, transportation, and telecommunications.
October 19, 2020
Join us for our 2020 NDEAM celebration! This year, ACL is celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month with a focus on the work of our National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.
October 1, 2019
ACL joins the country in celebrating the start of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and recognizing the often overlooked talents that people with disabilities bring to the workforce President Donald Trump proclaimed October "a time to celebrate the contributions of Americans with disabilities to our country's workforce and economic strength" and "reaffirm our commitment to fostering opportunity for Americans of all abilities to apply their skills and talents in the workplace as they pursue their dreams."
June 28, 2019
On Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living and Office for Civil Rights held a celebration of a historic victory for inclusion and community living at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center in Washington, DC (near Metro Center).