March: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Gov. Rick Snyder and Michigan officials are encouraging residents to get to know and help out fellow state residents living with developmental disabilities this month.

Snyder has proclaimed March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

A developmental disability generally shows before a person reaches the age of 22. It is a severe and chronic disability due to a physical or mental impairment and can impact a person's day-to-day activities such as mobility and self-care. Developmental disabilities include autism and cerebral palsy.

There are about 178,000 adults and children living with developmental disabilities in Michigan. That's according to the Michigan Department of Community Health.


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