The Children’s Development Centre (CDC) and the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), are collaborating to host an event to commemorate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, which takes place every March and World Autism Month, which takes place in April.
The Developmental Disabilities Awareness, DDA, Month seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life, as well as awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.
The DD Awareness Month covers three main areas: education, employment and community living. World Autism Month is an internationally recognized month April, encouraging Member States of the United Nations take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the world.
The CDC & W.TEC will host a Showcase event on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 to raise awareness of developmental disabilities and celebrate the achievements of its students. The students will showcase skills they have developed through the support services provided by both CDC and W.TEC. There will be demonstrations of these skills through Arts, Bake products, Tie & Dye, and Computer Technology.