FEMA Holds Stakeholder Call Observing Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month


Join the FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) and our partners to learn more about Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Date: March 24, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



ODIC Stakeholder Call 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 
1PM - 2PM ET 
Call: 888-204-4368 
Participant Passcode: 2632608

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Event Details

Join the FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) and our partners to learn about the importance of including people with developmental disabilities in emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts. 

Proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month provides an opportunity to highlight inclusion, contributions and togetherness for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the communities where they live.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, also called IDD, is a broader category of often lifelong disability that can be intellectual, physical, or both that can negatively affect the trajectory of the individual’s physical, intellectual, and/or emotional development.

Developmental Disability Awareness Month is an opportunity to provide partners with resources on topics including education, employment, community living, accessibility, and encourages partners and emergency responders to identify more closely with people with IDD in their communities. 

Event Contact

Scheduled to speak:

  • Alison Barkoff, Principal Deputy Administrator and Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • A Blythe Ryerson, PhD, MPH, Acting Director, Division of Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC
  • Donna A. Meltzer, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
  • Erin Prangley, Director of Public Policy, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

Event Resources

Last updated March 31, 2021