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Disabilities Awareness Days, Weeks, and Months

January

Awareness Month for:

National Glaucoma

https://www.glaucoma.org/about/

Awareness Days (dates may change each year):

World Braille (January 4):

https://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/visual/braille.php

Moebius Syndrome Awareness (January 24):

https://www.disabled-world.com/health/neurology/moebius-syndrome.php

February

Awareness Week for (dates may change each year):

Tube Feeding (Feb 4-8)

https://www.feedingtubeawarenessweek.org/

Awareness Days (dates may change each year):

International Angelman (February 15):

https://www.angelman.org/make-an-impact/international-angelman-day/

Rare Disease (February 28):

https://www.rarediseaseday.org/article/what-is-a-rare-disease

March

Awareness Month for:

Cerebral Palsy (U.S.):

https://www.disabled-world.com/health/neurology/cerebral-palsy/ 

Developmental Disabilities:

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/developmentaldisabilities/facts.html

Trisomy Awareness:

https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/types/edwards-syndrome.php

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) (U.S.):

https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Symptoms-Diagnosis

Awareness Days (dates may change each year):

International Wheelchair (March 1):

https://www.disabilitybenefitscenter.org/blog/intl-wheelchair-day

Multiple Personality (March 5): 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/conditions/dissociative-identity-disorder-multiple-personality-disorder

World Glaucoma (March 12):

https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/types/vision/glaucoma

Global Brain Injury Awareness (March 16):  

https://www.biausa.org/public-affairs/public-awareness/brain-injury-awareness

National Trisomy Awareness (March 18):

https://www.trisomy18.org/

World Down Syndrome (March 21):

https://www.disabled-world.com/disability/types/cognitive/down-syndrome.php

National Cerebral Palsy Awareness (March 25):

https://cprn.org/national-cerebral-palsy-awareness-day/

Purple Day for Epilepsy (March 26):

https://www.disabled-world.com/health/neurology/epilepsy-information.php

Amniotic Fluid Embolism “AFE” (March 27):

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/amniotic-fluid-embolism/symptoms-causes/syc-20369324

April

Awareness Month for:

Autism:

https://www.autism-society.org/

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE):

https://www.birthinjuryguide.org/birth-injury/types/hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-hie/

Limb Loss:

https://www.amputee-coalition.org/events-programs/limb-loss-awareness-month/

Parkinson:

http://parkinson.org/parkinsonsawarenessmonth

Awareness Day for:

World Autism, Recognized by the United Nations (April 2):

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/world-autism-day-april-2/

May

Awareness Month for:

Better Hearing & Speech Month:

https://www.asha.org/bhsm/

Mental Health:

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may

Prader Willi Syndrome:

https://www.pwsausa.org/basic-facts/

Williams Syndrome:

https://williams-syndrome.org/what-is-williams-syndrome

Awareness Week for (dates may change each year):

Children's Mental Health (First Week):

https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events

National Stuttering (Second Week):

https://www.stutteringhelp.org/NSAW

Cri du Chat Syndrome:

https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/diseases/6213/cri-du-chat-syndrome

Awareness Day (dates may change each year):

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (May 15):

https://www.tsalliance.org/

International MPS Awareness Day (May 15): 

https://mpssociety.org/learn/diseases/mps-i/

June

Awareness Month for:

Dravet Syndrome:

https://www.dravetfoundation.org/

Tourette Syndrome:

https://tourette.org/about-tourette/overview/what-is-tourette/

Awareness Day (dates may change each year):

CDKL5 (June 17):

https://www.cdkl5.com/about-cdkl5/

July

Awareness Month for:

National Minority Mental Health:

https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Raise-Awareness/Awareness-Events/National-Minority-Mental-Health-Awareness-Month

Awareness Day (dates may change each year):

National Fragile X Syndrome (July 22):

https://fragilex.org/understanding-fragile-x/fragile-x-101/


September

Awareness Month for:

Craniofacial Acceptance:

https://ccakids.org/acceptance-month.html

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy:

https://www.parentprojectmd.org/about-duchenne/

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Syndrome:

https://www.nofas.org/living-with-fasd/

Hydrocephalus:

https://www.hydroassoc.org/hydrocephalus/

National Spinal Cord:

http://www.unitedspinal.org/about/what-is-spinal-cord-injury-disorder-scid/

Awareness Days (dates may change each year):

World Duchenne (September 7):

http://www.worldduchenneday.org/

Fetal Alcohol (September 9):

http://www.fasday.com/

Suicide Prevention:

https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Raise-Awareness/Awareness-Events/Suicide-Prevention-Awareness-Month

October

Awareness Month for:

ADHD Awareness:

https://add.org/adhd-facts/

Down Syndrome:

https://www.ndss.org/about-down-syndrome/down-syndrome/

National Disability Employment:

https://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ndeam/

National Dyslexia:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dyslexia/symptoms-causes/syc-20353552

Rett Syndrome:

https://www.rettsyndrome.org/about-rett-syndrome

Spinal Bifida:

http://spinabifidaassociation.org/what-is-sb/

Awareness Week for:

Mental Illness (first Week):

https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week

Invisible Disabilities (Second Week):

https://invisibledisabilities.org/what-is-an-invisible-disability/

OCD:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/obsessive-compulsive-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20354432

Awareness Days (dates may change each year):

World Cerebral Palsy Day (October 6): 

https://worldcpday.org/about-us/

World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day (October 25):

https://www.hydroassoc.org/tag/world-spina-bifida-and-hydrocephalus-day/

November

Awareness Month for:

DiGeorge (22q11.2 deletion) Syndrome: 

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/digeorge-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20353543

Epilepsy:

https://www.epilepsy.com

Caregivers:

https://www.caregiving.org

December

Awareness Day

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3): https://www.un.org/en/events/disabilitiesday/


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