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Lakewood proclaims October as Disability Awareness Month

Lakewood proclaims October as Disability Awareness Month

In October, communities and organizations around the nation pay tribute to the accomplishments of Americans with disabilities and reaffirm their commitment to ensure equal opportunity for all citizens.

On behalf of the Lakewood City Council, Mayor Jeff Wood has declared October as Disability Awareness Month in Lakewood, encouraging residents to “learn more about the accomplishments of those with disabilities and to do your part as residents to create an inclusive community for all.”

A key element of Lakewood's Community Dialogue on Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is celebrating the diversity of people and cultures that Lakewood is proud to have as part of our community. With 61 million adults in the United States living with a disability--equaling one in four adults--we all likely know someone with a disability. It’s important to recognize the value and talent that people with disabilities add to our communities.

In affirming our commitment to an inclusive community that increases access and opportunities to all, the City of Lakewood is proud to continue its ongoing work to create and enhance accessibility at its parks and community buildings.

Recent projects include the installation of accessible and inclusive playgrounds and accessibility improvements to numerous park restrooms, parking areas and The Centre, the special events venue utilized by thousands of residents and members of surrounding communities.

Join advocates and people with disabilities by raising awareness and taking time to ask how you can help foster full participation in society for all persons with disabilities.