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Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Special Needs Awareness Day May 23rd Posted on May 23

Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Special Needs Awareness Day May 23rd

Massachusetts General Law sets apart May 23rd as “Special Needs Awareness Day.” Accordingly, Governor Baker has issued a Proclamation for Special Needs Awareness Day, 2016. The Proclamation reads: A Proclamation Whereas The term “special needs” is used in the context of elementary and secondary education,   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Issues Proclamation for Special Needs Awareness Day May 23rd

Special Needs Awareness Day is May 23rd Posted on May 22

Special Needs Awareness Day is May 23rd

Massachusetts General Law recognizes May 23rd as “Special Needs Awareness Day.” The term “special needs” has evolved over the years and has various definitions. Today the term is commonly used to refer to children of any age with disabilities and in the context of elementary and secondary education to refer to school-aged children and young adults who have individualized needs resulting from a wide variety of disabilities. There are various supports available to individuals with special needs at various stages of life in Massachusetts.