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Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 10, 2013

Communications Office

Governor Hassan Proclaims October Disability Employment Awareness Month in New Hampshire

CONCORD - To raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions and talent that people who experience disabilities add to their workplaces and communities, Governor Maggie Hassan has proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in the State of New Hampshire.

"Every time we bring in people from the margins and fully include them in the heart and soul of our communities, we get stronger," Governor Hassan said. "Businesses that welcome the talents of all people see an increase in participation and productivity, as well as improvement for all employees. As we recognize Disability Employment Month, renewing our commitment to inclusiveness will strengthen our businesses, communities and economy."

As the mother of a son who experiences severe physical disabilities, Governor Hassan has been a long-time advocate for the full inclusion of those with disabilities in our workforce and communities. Additionally, in the fiscally responsible, bipartisan budget she signed earlier this year, Governor Hassan successfully worked to increase support for our most vulnerable citizens by fully funding the waitlists for services for people with acquired brain disorders and those who experience developmental disabilities.

Full text of the Governor’s Disability Employment Awareness Month Proclamation  pdf file

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