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Lake County Commissioners Proclaim March 2024 as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

PAINESVILLE, Ohio, March 7, 2024– Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays.  In order to highlight and empower these individuals and their contributions, the Lake County Board of Commissioners, at their March 7, 2024, meeting, has proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month” in Lake County.

Throughout the years, thousands of people with developmental disabilities have been supported by their families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers and again this year, the Board of Commissioners are encouraging everyone in the Lake County community to enrich and engage, to provide vital support and resources to these incredible people. One of the most effective ways to increase awareness is through active participation in community activities that will enrich their lives by showing how much they are supported. Please click here to read the entire press release. 

From the left: Ian Carter’s Family, Commission President John T. Plecnik,
Ian Carter, Commissioner Richard J. Regovich, Elfie Roman, Ashley Cozzens, Commissioner John R. Hamercheck.