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Developmental Disabilities
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth and adults with developmental disabilities often face barriers that can make it challenging to function on a daily basis. Learn how Devereux is helping to break down these barriers.
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Who We Help
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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Breaking down barriers

Promoting inclusion
Through your gift, you are contributing to our mission to unlock and nurture human potential in people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a time to recognize the many contributions made by youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and raise awareness of the challenges that remain for people with developmental disabilities.

“At Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, we strongly believe individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities can make a meaningful and positive difference in their homes, schools and communities, and should be given the same opportunities for inclusion, access and equality as those without disabilities,” said Devereux Vice President of Operations Adult Services Stephen Bruce, M.Ed., BCBA.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about one in six children in the U.S., between the ages of 3 and 17, have one or more developmental disabilities (e.g., autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, learning disorders). According to a recent study, the percentage of children in this age group diagnosed with developmental disabilities increased from 16.2 percent in 2009 to 17.8 percent in 2017.


Devereux in the News

Clemens Poetry
Erin Clemens, who receives services through Devereux Pennsylvania, was recently inspired to write a poem about her journey with autism.
Ideas Collide
Devereux Arizona is partnering with marketing communications firm Ideas Collide to provide suitcases for Devereux Arizona youth living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.
Amy Evans
Devereux California Executive Director Amy Evans was recently named one of the Santa Barbara chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners’ 2020 BRAVO Award winners.

Devereux Events

Admissions Open House
Devereux NY
Friday, March 6, 2020
Red Hook

MA/RI Open House
Devereux MA/RI
Friday, April 3, 2020
Mechanics Hall

TX Gala
Devereux TX
Friday, April 24, 2020
Hotel ZaZa

NJ Gala
Devereux NJ
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Adventure Aquarium

PA Golf Classic
Devereux PA
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Philadelphia Cricket Club

PA Bingo
Devereux Pocono
Sunday, May 17, 2020
The Space at Olive