Skip to main content

Family Ambassador Kit

Dear Awareness Family Ambassador,

March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. During this month, we recognize positive contributions people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) make in society every day. National Developmental Disability Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges facing individuals with I/DD and their families. It is also a chance to promote respect, foster understanding and encourage inclusivity.

​I would like to welcome you as one of The Arc of New Jersey's Awareness Family Ambassadors. The Arc of New Jersey was created by a group of families to provide a better life for their loved ones with I/DD. As an ambassador you will carry on that tradition.

I encourage you to utilize the resources in this kit (found below) to aid you in your advocacy efforts. For more information contact Cheryl Crick at or by phone at 732.246.2526.

Thank you for becoming an ambassador for The Arc of New Jersey and for putting I/DD awareness front and center this year!


Thomas Baffuto
Executive Director, The Arc of New Jersey

Click the links or pictures below to download and print any of the resources.

The Arc of New Jersey wants to display your displays! Whether you’re sending a letter to your Mayor or creating a display table at your local library, we want to know. Send us an email with pictures of your DD Awareness activities along with 2-3 sentences describing your advocacy efforts, and you may be featured in our monthly e-newsletter, The Family Advocate. If you have any questions please contact us at or at 732.246.2526.

Child Friendly Materials

Awareness Posters

Fact Sheets

Sample Awareness Letters (edit and mail any of these letters)

DD Related Proclamations/Laws

Table of Content