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March 15, 2010

Oswego County Proclaims March as Developmental Disabilities Month

Oswego County Legislature Vice Chairman John Proud (District 7) presented a proclamation designating March as Developmental Disabilities Month. More than seven million Americans, an estimated one in 43 people, are affected by developmental disabilities. Their contributions and abilities enrich our communities and enhance our diversity. Many dedicated individuals, volunteers and providers work tirelessly on behalf of these citizens to shape our county's system of care into one that is known for its quality and responsiveness. Pictured from left are Katie Backus, Oswego County Division of Mental Hygiene; Linda Eagan, Oswego County BOCES APPS Program; Lisa Sequin, ARISE and Family Support Services Council; Kateri Senke, her daughter; Legislator Proud, who is also a member of the Community Services Board; Nicole Kolmsee, Oswego County Division of Mental Hygiene; Sabine Ingerson, ARISE; Patrick Waite, Oswego County Opportunities; and Chrystal Hoyt, Parents of Special Children.

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