Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2013

Release date: 03/19/2013
Sponsored by: Board of Commissioners

Developmental Disabilities Awareness - March 2013

An estimated 1 to 2 percent of the population has a developmental disability. One out of ten families is directly affected by developmental disabilities. As public awareness helps promote acceptance and understanding, and decrease prejudice and misconceptions, the month of March has been designated Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Therefore, the Department of Health and Human Services requests that the Washington County Board of Commissioners designate March 2013 as "Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month" in Washington County.

Read the proclamation.

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Philip Bransford, Communications Officer
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