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WHEREAS, Direct Support Professionals are healthcare professionals who provide personal daily support, training and services to those with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities; and are the primary providers of public funded long term support and services for thousands of individuals in Nevada; and

WHEREAS, Direct Support Professionals prepare meals, help with medication, bathing, dressing, mobility and many daily needs; and

WHEREAS, Direct Support Professionals provide essential support to help keep individuals with disabilities connected to their families, friends and communities; and

WHEREAS, the participation of Direct Support Professionals in medical care planning is critical to the successful transition from medical events to post-acute care and long-term support and service; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada recognizes the role of Direct Support Professionals in enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities of all ages and appreciates the contributions of Direct Support Professionals in supporting the needs that reach beyond the capacities of thousands of families in Nevada;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  September 11-17, 2016



 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson