Disabilities Awareness Month

PH CAP: Sondra Funk, member of the Disabilities Advisory Committee receives proclamation marking Disabilities Awareness Month

Disabilities Awareness Month

Norman Bassett, Administrator of the Office on Disability Issues and Sondra Funk of the Commissioners' Disabilities Advisory Committee accepted this proclamation from Board President John Barr during the Board of Commissioners' Meeting on October 2, 2007, designating October 2007 as Disabilities Awareness Month in Washington County. October is Disabilities Awareness Month across the United States, a time when government and the private sector takes time to recognize the abilities of all people, regardless of physical or mental limitation.
In Washington County, the Disability Advisory Committee (DAC) to the Board of County Commissioners works to keep the Board aware of issues facing people with disabilities that need county support, and both physical and attitudinal barriers that we can eliminate by working together. DAC conducts assessments of needs in the County, and as one result, Washington County's Transportation Consolidation Committee is a sub-committee of the DAC working to establish coordinated cost-effective transportation services for clients of service agencies in the County.
DAC will host a public meeting to gather information later this month in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Disabilities. The County Commissioners take this opportunity each year to reflect on the contributions people with disabilities make to the community and to renew its pledge to eliminate barriers to full accessibility in programs and activities sponsored by Washington County.