Moving Beyond the Conversation for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is recognized as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities has established this year’s theme as Beyond the Conversation, which focuses on how individuals and communities can move past discussions and take action to increase access to education, employment, and community participation among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Research and development from the NIDILRR grantee community is helping to move beyond the conversation with interventions, programs, and technology to support positive employment, health and function, and independent living outcomes. Here are just a few examples of what the NIDILRR grantees are working on right now:

You can explore more of these and other research and development projects funded by NIDILRR in the Program Database at

In our Research In Focus series, we explored several studies that reported on interventions, programs, and technology supporting people with IDD:

Contact our information specialists if we can help your community move beyond the conversation and take action to support full community living and participation of people with IDD!

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