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March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1st, 2016

Contact: Dan Hoblick, Department of Human Services, 605-773-6463

 

March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a proclamation declaring March as Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in South Dakota.  

 

Every March, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is an opportunity to recognize the valuable contributions of citizens with disabilities to our communities.

 

“We encourage everyone to learn more about the individuals in this community who have developmental disabilities and to recognize that all of us have talents and abilities that we can offer to make this a better place to live," said Arlene Poncelet, the director of the South Dakota Council on Developmental Disabilities.

 

Statewide and across the nation, organizations devoted to serving individuals with developmental disabilities are planning special events in March to raise public awareness.

 

About DHS

 

The South Dakota Department of Human Services’ mission is to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities, in partnership with its stakeholders, through the programs and services offered by its divisions. Learn more by visiting the department’s website, dhs.sd.gov, & viewing the DHS Strategic Plan.