Media Room

A dedicated resource for journalists covering Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is an opportunity to inspire the community to include people of all abilities. Media professionals are key to getting the word out. At Bethesda, we are committed to partnering with you as you cover this month. Resources you will find here include:

  • Campaign news release
  • Fact sheets: On gaps and new campaign symbol
  • Downloadable infographics
  • Bios and videos of our ambassadors attending the Auto Club 400
  • B-roll video (contact us for a copy)


Infographic - Over 6 million individuals in the U.S. have an intellectual or developmental disability
Infographic - 50,000 People on the autism spectrum graduate from high school in the U.S. each year
Infographic 424,000 Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on states' waiting lists to receive Medicaid-funded Home and Community Based Services
Infographic 45% Nearly half of Direct Support Professionals cannot afford to make it their life's work
Infographic 4 out of 5 adults with developmental disabilities do not have a paid job
Infographic 33.5% Unemployment rate for people with a developmental disability who have looked for a job in the last 12 months
Infographic - 10% Faith communities offering congregation-wide disability awareness
Infographic - 84% People with disabilities who say their is important to them
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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month WISN Interview

Bridging the gaps

Jeff Kaczmarski spoke with Cherney Amhara of WISN-12 in Milwaukee about how Bethesda is bridging the serious gaps that still exist for people with developmental disabilities.

Daily Jefferson County Union

A special month

From the Daily Jefferson County Union: “March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and throughout the month Bethesda will make a compelling case for including people of all abilities.”

KFUO Radio Logo

Including all abilities

Deaconess Kim Trombley, Bethesda Vice President of Religious Life, joined The Coffee Hour with Andy and Sarah on KFUO radio to share details of Bethesda’s #IncludeAllAbilities campaign for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

WFFT Fox55 Interview at Winter Jam

Experience of a lifetime

More than two dozen people supported by Bethesda in Indiana attended Winter Jam, a Christian rock concert, as it visited Fort Wayne. Staff and people supported served as ambassadors spreading the word about the upcoming Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Winter Jam 2020 Logo

Making an impact

Larry Bower of WBCL radio in Fort Wayne, Indiana, spoke with Jamie Peppler, Bethesda Regional Director, about Bethesda’s participation in Winter Jam as an early kickoff to Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

WANE CBS15 Interview

Advocating for inclusion

The WANE 15 news team spent time with people Bethesda supports as they attended Winter Jam in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bethesda got an early start to Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month at the concert.

Fact Sheets

News Releases


Media Contact

Don Klein
Senior Director, Public Affairs

(o): 920-206-4445

(c): 414-531-0470


Mo Moorman
Director, Corporate Communications & PR

(o): 920-245-9289

(c): 414-491-5115


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