County Council Declares October Disability Awareness Month

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When people have the opportunity to use their talents and contribute to society, everyone benefits.

King County Executive Dow Constantine launched Disability Awareness Month in King County Monday, Oct. 1. and the Metropolitan King County Council has recognized citizens with temporary or permanent disabilities with its declaration of the month of October as Disability Awareness Month in King County.

Signed into law in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act focuses on protecting the civil rights of citizens with disabilities continues to ensure that people, regardless of their disability, are an active part of their communities.

Today’s proclamation recognizes local and national efforts to provide accommodations that allow those with physical, developmental and other disabilities to utilize their skills and talents and contribute to their workplaces and communities.

The proclamation also recognizes the continuing effort to expand opportunities and increase awareness and acceptance of all people.

Read more in the official press release.

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