Celebrate DD Awareness Month

Celebrate DD Awareness in March

“I am pleased to announce that March is Developmental Disability Month in Oregon. This time is an opportunity to highlight Oregonians with and without DD in the state, and how together we form strong, diverse communities. We invite you to join us by sharing pictures, videos and stories of valued members of our community. Share a photo on social media with the hashtag #BetterTogether19 along with a caption in the spirit of being better together.”

-Daniel Alrick, Vice-Chair Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities.

OCDD is launching a #BetterTogether19 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 #BetterTogether19.
  2. Tweet a picture to @OCDD with the hashtag #BetterTogether19. Visit OCDD’s Twitter page.
  3. Post a picture on Instagram using the hashtag #BetterTogether19. 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 #BetterTogether19 Flyer.

2018 Events

In 2018, we organized a #BetterTogether18 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 150 photos were shared to OCDD’s Facebook page during the rally. Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2018 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 2019 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 #BetterTogether19 campaign, email Ryley Newport at Ryley.Newport@ocdd.org

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