Rehabilitation Awareness Week


WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes and appreciates the many educational, social, and humanitarian contributions made by nearly one million citizens with disabilities; and

WHEREAS, each of these efforts goes a long way towards strengthening our communities as well as improving the quality of life for all Virginians; and

WHEREAS, the services of rehabilitation medicine have played a key role in allowing many of our citizens with disabilities to find hope, spirit, and dignity as they work to meet countless challenges in their lives; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of the Commonwealth are fortunate to have access many quality rehabilitative services throughout the Commonwealth that help restore people with disabilities to independent, productive and fulfilling lives; and

WHEREAS, Rehabilitation Awareness Week is an opportunity for Virginians to renew their commitment to people with disabilities, their families, and the providers of healthcare services in the community who support their quest to lead fulfilling lives;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize September 20-26, 2015, as REHABILITATION AWARENESS WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.