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MARCH is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month” calling upon Americans to provide the “encouragement and opportunities” necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential. 
 
As those citizens began living within the general community in larger numbers, programs to provide career planning, job coaching and supported employment began to emerge. With passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, workplace discrimination against people with disabilities became sanctionable. 

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