• Amanda Burris

2020 Diversity, Inclusion and Disability Awareness Calendar


Creating diverse and inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities allows us to recognize and support organizations that help bring awareness to a wide variety of annual health, disability awareness and inclusion campaigns.

As a result, to help guide community organizations providing services to people with disabilities and the employers hiring those individuals, Disability Solutions has assembled a list of annual days and months for the 2020 calendar year that promotes awareness and inclusion for the disability community.

January

Birth Defects Prevention Month​

Glaucoma Awareness Month

Thyroid Awareness Month

January 4 – World Braille Day​

January 14 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 24 – Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day

January 26 – Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day

January 27 – World Leprosy Day

January 30 – CTE Awareness Day

February

American Heart Month​​

Black History Month (African-American History Month)

Low Vision Awareness Month

National Cancer Prevention Month

February 2 – Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day

February 4 – World Cancer Day

February 7 – Go Red for Women Day (American Heart Association)

February 9-15 – Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week

February 17 – Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 23 - February 29 – National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 27 – Anosmia Awareness Day

February 29 – Rare Disease Day

March

Bleeding Disorder Awareness Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month​

Developmental Disabilities Month

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month

National Women's History Month

March 1 – International Wheelchair Day​

March 5 – Multiple Personality Day

March 8 – International Women’s Day​

March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day

March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 24 – World Tuberculosis Day

March 26 – Purple Day for Epilepsy

March 30 – World Bipolar Day

April

Autism Awareness Month​

Limb Loss Awareness Month

Parkinson's Awareness Month

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day

April 7 – World Health Day

April 11 – Parkinson’s Disease International Awareness Day

April 22 – Earth Day

May

ALS Awareness Month​

Apraxia Awareness Month

Arthritis Awareness Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month​

Health Vision Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Mental Health Month​​​

Military Appreciation Month

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Stroke Awareness Month

Williams Syndrome Month

May 1 – International Labor Day

May 5 – World Asthma Day

May 10 – World Lupus Day

May 10 - May 16 – Women's Health Week

May 12 – Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

May 12 – International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND)

May 14 – Apraxia Awareness Day

May 15 - June 15 – Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month

May 17 – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

May 21 – Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 21 – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May 24 – World Schizophrenia Day

May 25 – Memorial Day

May 30 – World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Day

June

Cataract Awareness Month​

Headaches Awareness Month

LGBTQ Pride Month

Men’s Health Month

June 7 – National Cancer Survivors Day

June 27 – U.S. National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Day

July

Disability Pride Month (NY)​

July 4 – Independence Day​

July 26 – ADA Awareness Day

July 28 – World Hepatitis Day

August​​​

August 7 – Purple Heart Day​

August 17 – National Nonprofit Day

August 21 – National Senior Citizens Day

August 26 – Women’s Equality Day

September

Deaf Awareness Month

Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

MDA National Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month

National Service Dog Month​

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month​​

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

World Suicide Prevention Month

September 2 – Labor Day

September 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day

September 15 – World Lymphoma Awareness Day

September 21 – World Alzheimer’s Day

September 23 – International Day of Sign Languages

September 29 – World Heart Day

October

NDEAM National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Dwarfism Awareness Month

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

LGBTQ History Month

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Month

October 4 - October 10 – Mental Health Awareness Week

October 6 – World Cerebral Palsy Day

October 8 – World Blind Day / World Sight Day

October 10 – World Arthritis Day

October 10 – World Mental Health Day

October 24 – United Nations Day

October 25 – World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day

November

Alzheimer's Awareness Month​​

​Diabetes Awareness Month

Epilepsy Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month​​

National Family Caregivers Month

National Native American Heritage Month

Prostate Cancer / Men’s Health Awareness Month

Transgender Awareness Month

​November 11 – Veterans Day​​

November 13 – World Kindness Day

November 14 – World Diabetes Day

November 16 – International Day for Tolerance

November 18 – World COPD Day

November 21 – Pancreatic Cancer Day

December​​

December 1 – World AIDS Day​​

December 1 – Giving Tuesday

December 3 – International Day of People with Disabilities

December 10 – Human Rights Day

If you have any suggestions for other health and disability days and months that should be listed on this site, please email us at info@disabilitytalent.org.

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