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March 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019

WHEREAS, the month of March 2019, has been designated as “Disability Awareness Month” to celebrate and recognize people with disabilities in many states and communities across the nation; and

WHEREAS, disability in no way diminishes the right of individuals with disabilities to live independently, make choices, contribute to society, and fully participate in the economic, political, social, cultural and educational mainstream of American society; and

WHEREAS, community members with and without disabilities can develop relationships and work together to make our community a place where everyone has access to needed services and amenities, embraces their communities and the people who live there; and is engaged in competitive employment as part of a diverse workforce; and

WHEREAS, the goals of this state and nation include providing individuals with disabilities the opportunities and support to make informed choices and decisions; live in homes and sustainable communities; exercise their full rights and responsibilities as citizens; pursue meaningful and productive lives; contribute to their family, community, State and Nation; and achieve full inclusion in society.,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Eric J. Holcomb, Governor of Indiana, do hereby proclaim the month of March 2019, as


in the state of Indiana, and call upon citizens of Indiana to observe the month with appropriate programs and activities; furthermore, I encourage the citizens of Indiana to seek counsel and input from any person or group with knowledge and expertise in matters concerning disabilities


March 1, 2019
March 31, 2019
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indiana State Capitol
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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