Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month - March 2011

Release date: 03/15/2011
Sponsored by: Board of Commissioners

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month - March 2010


The Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the County's Health and Human Services department proclaimed March 2011 as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Washington County.

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 decreases prejudice and misconceptions, the month of March has been designated Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

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