By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved a proclamation calling March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
The proclamation states that intellectual and developmental disabilities affect more than 4.6 million Americans and their families.
“People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability,” the proclamation states.
The proclamation encourages all Trussville citizens to give full support of efforts toward enabling all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities to live full and productive lives of inclusion in the community.
The city council also approved a proclamation calling Saturday, April 25 Parental Alienation Awareness “Bubbles of Love” Day as part of Parental Alienation Prevention Week. According to the proclamation, about 40,000 children in Alabama were subjected to child custody determination in 2013.
On April 25, residents are encouraged to take 10 minutes at noon to blow soap “Bubbles of Love,” each one representing “the love our children have and should be allowed to share with both their parents,” the proclamation states.
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