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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

Early Intervention Awareness Month

WHEREAS, Virginia’s children are among our Commonwealth’s most valuable, precious, and vulnerable citizens, and they require proper care and attention from birth and throughout their formative years; and,

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

WHEREAS, the Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia provides early intervention services for the more than 21,000 infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities and their families throughout the Commonwealth; 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 utilize every opportunity to provide for the health and well-being of their children;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize May 2022 as EARLY INTERVENTION AWARENESS MONTH in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.