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For Immediate Release

“See Me for Me!” During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Easterseals UCP Creates Awareness in March

Raleigh, NC, February 28, 2018

Throughout March, Easterseals UCP will join with organizations across the nation to promote Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The goal is to create awareness about developmental disabilities, recognize the importance of inclusion and share success stories from families and individuals. 

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The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and the National Disability Rights Network have created the “See Me for Me!” campaign this year. #DDawareness18

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines developmental disabilities as a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language and behavior areas.  Many of these conditions begin during the developmental period of a child’s life and often impact an individual’s ability to function throughout life. 

Easterseals UCP promotes the Make The First Five Count program which supports growth, happiness and developmental milestones in a child’s first five years.  In North Carolina and Virginia, Easterseals UCP provides services to help children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families receive the assistance they need.

Easterseals UCP works side-by-side with adults and children who are managing disabilities and mental health challenges. We serve as a nurse, a therapist, a social worker, a job counselor, a teacher, a psychologist, a caregiver and a compassionate friend all rolled into one. Our purpose is to help neighbors in need achieve better days and live their best possible life.

Learn more about Easterseals UCP at www.eastersealsucp.com.

For more information contact:
Kathy Edgerton
Easterseals UCP Chief Communications Officer
(O) 919-865-8660
(C) 919-208-0621


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