WHEREAS, An intellectual disability is defined as a disability characterized by…
WHEREAS, An intellectual disability is defined as a disability characterized by
significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social and practical adaptive skills, which originates before age 21; and
WHEREAS, people with an intellectual disability are of all racial, ethnic, educational, social and economic backgrounds; and WHEREAS, people with an intellectual disability are valued members of society-our friends, neighbors and co-workers—who find fulfillment living everyday liWHEREAS, early intervention, education and home and community-based services continue to be vital to enabling citizens with an intellectual disability to function and thrive. THEREFORE, In order to recognize the many contributions and challenges of citizens with an intellectual disability, I, Tom Corbett, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim March 2013 as INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH in Pennsylvania. I encourage all citizens to support the efforts and hard work of Pennsylvanians with an intellectual disability and their families as they strive to live self-determined lives and realize their own personal aspirations.
GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the
Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, on this thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord two thousand and thirteen, and of the Commonwealth the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
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