Awareness Days/Months


National Birth Defects Month
  • January 4- World Braille Day
  • January 20- International Day of Acceptance
  • January 24- Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day
Turner Syndrome Awareness Month
  • February 15- International Angelman Day
  • February 28- Rare Disease Day
Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Kidney Awareness Month
Multiple Sclerosis Month
Social Work Awareness Month
Trisomy Awareness Month
  • March 1- Self-Injury Day
  • March 1- International Wheelchair Day
  • March 21- World Down Syndrome Day
  • March 26- Purple Day for Epilepsy
April 2- World Autism Awareness Day
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Prader Willi Syndrome Awareness Month
Williams Syndrome Awareness Month
  • May 1- Global Developmental Delay Day
  • May 15- Tuberous Sclerosis Global Awareness Day
  • May 5-12- Cri du Chat Awareness Week
  • May 8-14- Brain Injury Awareness Week
Aphasia Awareness Month
Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month
Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week (Last Sunday in June)
  • June 17- CDKL5 Awareness Day
  • July 14- Disability Pride Parade (NY)
  • July 14- Disability Awareness Day (UK)
  • July 22- National Fragile X Syndrome Awareness Day
Chiari Awareness Month
Craniofacial Acceptance Month
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Syndrome Awareness Month
Hydrocephalus Awareness Month
National Spinal Cord Awareness Month
Sickle Cell Awareness Month
Sepsis Awareness Month
  • September 7- World Duchenne Awareness Day
  • September 9- Fetal Alcohol Awareness Day
ADHD Awareness Month
Disability History Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Dysautonomia Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Dyslexia Awareness Month
Occupational Therapy Awareness Month
National Physical Therapy Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Special Needs Law Month
Spinal Bifida Awareness Month
  • October 6- World Cerebral Palsy Day
  • October 15- White Cane Awareness Day
  • October 13-19 Invisible Disabilities Week
  • October 13-19 International OCD Awareness Week
22q Awareness Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • November 1- LGS Awareness Day
  • November 7- National Stress Awareness Day
  • November 15- World Ohtahara Syndrome Awareness Day
  • December 3- International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • December 1-7- Infantile Spasm Awareness Week

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