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WHEREAS, approximately 57 million Americans have a disability, and every person, regardless of ability, has valuable strengths and provides important contributions to our communities; and

WHEREAS, Nevadans, both with and without disabilities, work, play, learn, and grow together; and

WHEREAS, people with developmental disabilities in Nevada have the right to live independent lives in areas including education, employment, recreation, and housing; and

WHEREAS, families of people with developmental disabilities offer care, commitment, and ongoing support essential to engaging people with different abilities in an independent and productive life; and

WHEREAS, Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month provides an opportunity to celebrate the abilities and contributions of people with disabilities, which enrich our communities and enhance our diversity;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim March 2019 as

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 28th day of March, 2019

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