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WHEREASaccording to the U.S. Census bureau, approximately one in five Americans, or 54 million people, have a disability and more than 375,000 adults and children in Nevada have disabilities; and 

WHEREAS, today society regards disabilities as a natural part of the human condition, and believes that those with disabilities are entitled to full inclusion in our communities; and

WHEREAS, the ability of people with disabilities to fulfill their aspirations and lead fill and productive lives is limited only by the opportunities afforded them; and

WHEREAS, the services and expertise provided by professional personnel, parents, and concerned citizens enable people with disabilities to participate more freely in education, employment and community living; and

WHEREAS, through increased national awareness of such programs, the public will better understand the potential and needs of people with disabilities; and

WHEREAS, October is recognized nationally as Disability Awareness Month, and denotes a time and opportunity to recognize the skills, abilities and contributions of people with disabilities, as such, the State of Nevada is committed to providing support and services to enhance the lives of people with disabilities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  October 2016 as

 Disability Awareness Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Cadence Matijevich