Early Intervention Awareness Month 2015


WHEREAS, Virginia’s children are among our Commonwealth’s most valuable, precious, and vulnerable citizens, and they require proper care and attention; and

WHEREAS, some children are born with developmental delays and disabilities, and it is crucial that these children receive immediate intervention treatment; and

WHEREAS, the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia offers early intervention services for the more than 16,000 infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities throughout the Commonwealth, and their families; and

WHEREAS, partnerships between state agencies, physicians, and other private care providers, and families with children with disabilities, help ensure the continuation of early intervention services that enhance development, and promote the health and well-being of Virginia’s children and families; and

WHEREAS, it is important that Virginia’s citizens know about early intervention services available to infants and toddlers born with developmental delays and disabilities, so families may take advantage of every opportunity to provide for the health and well-being of their children;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 2015 as EARLY INTERVENTION AWARENESS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.