In 1987, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month,” calling upon Americans to provide the “encouragement and opportunities” necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential.
To that end, Senate Resolution (No. 3679) calls upon New Yorkers to encourage and recognize “the abilities of all people, and to take the time to get to know someone with a developmental disability; to provide the encouragement and opportunities necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential, and live as independently and productively as possible.”
Individuals with developmental disabilities are our family members, our friends, our neighbors, coworkers, teammates and classmates.
Senator Bonacic attended the Center for Discovery’s Harvest Festival on Sunday, November 2, 2014 which honored three individuals for their dedication to improving the lives of those with disabilities. The Senator presented them with New York State Senate Certificates of Merit, and also applauded the work of the Center which is also committed to providing positive experiences for their disabled residents.
(Middletown, NY)-State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) issued the following statement on the upcoming 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.