Tool 7: 2019 Editorial Calendar

Throughout the year, there are a series of “hooks”—events, campaigns, outreach opportunities and more—that can help you make conversations about Included. Supported. Empowered. timely and relevant. The editorial calendar in this section, though not an exhaustive list, provides several such opportunities that may help fuel your outreach efforts.

In This Section

  • 2019 Editorial Calendar
  • Related resources

Month Timing Editorial Opportunity


Jan. 10

Release of 2018 Case for Inclusion


Feb. 1-28

American Heart & Stroke Awareness Month


Mar. 1-31

Mar. 1-31

Mar. 21

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Brain Injury Awareness Month

World Down Syndrome Day


Apr. 1-30

Apr. 7-13

National Autism Acceptance Month

National Volunteer Week


May 1-31

May 6-9

Mental Health Awareness Month

ANCOR’s 2019 Annual Conference (Portland, OR)


Jun. 15-19

Jun. 22

National Disability Voter Registration Week

Anniversary of Decision in Olmstead v. LC


Jul. 26

Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act




Sep. 8-14

Sep. 21-27

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

National Rehabilitation Awareness Month


Oct. 1-31

Oct. 1-31

Oct. 1-31

Oct. 6-12

Oct. 15-16

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

DSP of the Year Award Nominations Accepted (deadline: mid-November)

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

National Mental Illness Awareness Week

ANCOR’s 2019 Policy Summit & Hill Day (Washington, DC)


Nov. 1-30

National Epilepsy Awareness Month


Dec. 3

Giving Tuesday

    • ANCOR’s Events & Trainings: ANCOR’s Upcoming Events Calendar is a perfect place to find trainings, webinars, events and other opportunities to deepen your engagement.

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