Celebrate DD Awareness

Celebrate DD Awareness in March

Every March, OCDD asks Oregonians to help us highlight the many ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities.  This year, we are launching a #BetterTogether photo rally to celebrate people with disabilities as valued members of their communities.  Join in the celebration by sending us a picture of you – a person experiencing disability – with friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors or other members of your community doing something you love together. If you like, download a sign below or make your own.  You don’t need a banner to participate.


Three ways to participate

  1. Post a picture on the Council’s Facebook page. Use the hashtag #BetterTogether18.
  2. Tweet a picture to @OCDD with the hashtag #BetterTogether18. Visit OCDD’s Twitter page.
  3. Post a picture on Instagram using the hashtag #BetterTogether18. Visit OCDD’s new Instagram page.

You may also email your photos to Ryley.Newport@ocdd.org.

Download the Learn Together sign
Download the Work Together sign
Download the Play Together sign
Download the Better Together sign
Download the #BetterTogether18 Flyer.

2017 Events

In 2017, we organized a #SidebySide photo rally. We asked people to share a photo of a person with developmental disabilities—alongside a friend, co-worker, sibling, family member or other member of their community. The response was enthusiastic: More than 200 photos were shared to OCDD’s Facebook page during the rally. Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2017 campaign!

A few of our favorite photos from people across Oregon recognizing the ways people with disabilities and their families contribute to local communities.

Governor Adds Her Voice

We appreciate Oregon Governor Kate Brown for signing the 2018 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Proclamation. It specifically recognizes how Oregonians with and without disabilities contribute to Oregon’s strong, diverse communities.

We Love Our Volunteers

If you’re interested in learning more about or participating in this year’s #BetterTogether18 campaign, email Ryley Newport at Ryley.Newport@ocdd.org

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