Celebrating Disability Awareness Month

This October King County is celebrating Disability Awareness Month and taking the opportunity to recognize the many contributions of people with disabilities to our workforce and our communities. 

Pictured: Councilmembers are joined by representatives from the King County Office of Civil Rights and the Department of Community and Human Services after the Council proclaimed the month of October “Disability Awareness Month” in King County.

King County provides many programs and services – such as easier access to public transit, greater access to parks, facilities and trails, housing assistance and improvement programs, and Accessible Voting Centers – to help people with disabilities bring their unique contributions to our communities and live fulfilling and rewarding lives. 

King County Executive Dow Constantine and the Metropolitan King County Council proclaimed the month of October as Disability Awareness Month in King County. 

“King County employees work every day to remove barriers, challenge the status quo, promote inclusion and expand opportunity to improve the lives of people with disabilities,” Executive Constantine said. “We are all better off when everyone has an equitable opportunity to fully participate in our community and contribute their unique perspectives and talents.” 

“Today’s proclamation celebrates the many contributions that individuals with disabilities bring to strengthen, diversify and brighten King County,” said Council Chair Joe McDermott. “We must continue to strive to address the injustices that linger and remove the barriers that remain, so that all lives are equally valued, no matter ability.” 

Read more in the official press release.