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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:

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

WHEREAS, acknowledging people with specific learning disabilities and learning how to be supportive strengthens our community; and

WHEREAS, one in five children and adults may have a specific learning disability; and

WHEREAS, specific learning disabilities consist of a range of neurological conditions that interfere with the ability to store, process, or produce information; and

WHEREAS, specific learning disabilities may include dyslexia, dysgraphia, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and other processing disorders; and

WHEREAS, early identification of and programming for students with specific learning disabilities is critical to the individual's wellbeing; and

WHEREAS, as more Virginians become aware, our citizens with learning disabilities will have even greater opportunity to lead full and productive lives and make valuable contributions to our society;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize October 2023, as LEARNING DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.