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March brings awareness to developmental disabilities

"Recently, there were two instances in which political leaders used derogatory language publicly," Newell said. "This resulted in efforts by disability rights organizations to raise awareness on house language affects the people we support."

Minerva Supervisor Sue Montgomery-Corey and Schroon Supervisor Cathy Moses both commended Mountain Lake Services for the success of its vocational programs.

Board Chair Randy Douglas, supervisor of Jay, presented Newell with a resolution proclaiming March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Essex County.

Mountain Lake Services is sponsoring the following events as part of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Contact Melissa Newell at 546-3381 ext. 50.

• Friday, March 5 - Family Fun Night, 6-8 p.m. at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School.

• Wednesday, March 10 - Respecting Differences: an evening for children, 5-7 p.m. at Paine Memorial Free Library in Willsboro.

• Saturday, March 13 - Community of Caring Expo, 1-3 p.m. at the Schroon Lake Fire House.

• Sunday, March 14 - Family Movie Marathon, 12-6 p.m. at the Helen F. McDonald Center in Port Henry.

• Saturday, March 20 - Nickel Social, 1-3 p.m. at the Evelyn C. Burleigh Center in Ticonderoga.

• Friday, March 26 - Health Fair, 11 a.m to 2 p.m., Keeseville Civic Center.

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