Annual awareness observances are sponsored by federal, health and non-profit organizations. Awareness campaigns serve the purpose of informing and educating people on a certain causes. Each year, the number of special needs organizations bringing awareness to specific disabilities and disorders seem to grow. Awareness activities range from one day to a month.
Here is a calendar of major special needs awareness months, weeks, and days. Most websites include awareness toolkits, promotional materials and fact sheets. Since it is still early in the year, some of the campaigns still have 2018 campaigns on their websites. I will add new information once the changes are up on the websites.
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
May 8-14- Brain Injury Awareness Week
July 15- Disability Pride Parade (NY)
July 15- Disability Awareness Day (UK)
September 7- World Duchenne Awareness Day
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
OCD Awareness Week
National Physical Therapy Month
Special Needs Law Month
November 7- National Stress Awareness Day