Gov. Jim Pillen proclaims March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen declared March to be Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month on Tuesday.

Pillen was joined by officials from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Jeanne Thomas, a human resource manager at Hy-Vee.

The goal of the proclamation is to educate and encourage Nebraskans to support those with disabilities so they can live their lives to the fullest.

“We all might learn a little differently, but that’s OK. Everyone should still be welcomed,” Thomas said. “We benefit from that with different perspectives, opinions, insights and talents.”

DHHS supports over 5,000 Nebraskans with disabilities.

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first developmental disabilities month.

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