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2019 Disability Inclusion Awareness Calendar

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Creating diverse and inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities requires that we recognize the events and organizations that help to bring awareness to the 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 this list of annual days and months for the 2019 calendar year that promote awareness and inclusion for the disability community.



Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 4 – World Braille Day

January 21 – 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



Black History Month (African-American History Month)

American Heart Month

Low Vision Awareness Month

February 1 – Go Red for Women Day (American Heart Association)

February 2 – Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day

February 4 – World Cancer Day

February 7-14 – Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) Awareness Week

February 27 – Anosmia Awareness Day

February 28 – Rare Disease Day



Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities Month

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 1 – International Wheelchair Day

March 5 – Multiple Personality Day

March 8 – International Women’s Day

March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day

March 26 – Purple Day for Epilepsy



Autism Awareness Month

Limb Loss 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



Cure Stigma Campaign for Mental Health Month

ALS Awareness Month

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Mental Health Month

Military Appreciation Month

Stroke Awareness Month

May 1 – Global Developmental Delay Awareness Day

May 7 – World Asthma Day

May 10 – World Lupus Day

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

May 16 – Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 30 – World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Day



LGBT Pride Month

Men’s Health Month

June 2 – National Cancer Survivors Day

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



Disability Pride Month (NY)

July 4 – Independence Day

July 26 – ADA Awareness Day

July 28 – World Hepatitis Day



August 7 – Purple Heart Day

August 21 – National Senior Citizens Day

August 26 – Women’s Equality Day



Deaf Awareness Month

Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month

National Service Dog Month

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness 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



National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Dwarfism Awareness Month

October 6 – World Cerebral Palsy Day

October 10 – World Mental Health Day

October 10 – World Blind Day / World Sight Day

October 25 – Spina Bifida Awareness Day



Diabetes Awareness Month

Epilepsy Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer / Men’s Health Awareness Month National Family Caregivers Month

Transgender Awareness Month

November 11 – Veterans Day

November 14 – World Diabetes Day

November 16 – International Day for Tolerance

November 21 – World COPD Day



December 1 – World AIDS Day

December 3 – International Day of People with Disabilities

December 3 – Giving Tuesday

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

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