Governor Abbot Declares October LD Awareness Month in Texas

Thank you to Texas Governor Abbott for declaring October as Learning Disabilities Awareness Month! You are helping LDATX advocate, educate, and support those affected by learning disabilities.

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To all whom these presents shall come, Greetings:

Know ye that this official recognition is presented to all observing:

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month October 2021

Encompassing a wide range of neurological conditions, learning disabilities interfere with an individual’s ability to store, process, or produce information, and may take form in a variety of disorders, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), among many others. These conditions can dramatically alter an individual’s life and development, and research has shown that one in five children in the United States have a learning disability.

In Texas, we know that it is not our challenges that define us, but rather how we rise above them. I commend those who work diligently to raise awareness of and support those living with learning disabilities. At this time, I encourage all Texans to expand their understanding of learning disabilities, recognize the tremendous support provided by parents, teachers, and other professionals to those affected by these conditions, and advocate for vital research. Together, we can help ensure a better and brighter future for the Lone Star State.

First Lady Cecilia Abbott joins me in wishing you the best.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name and caused the Seal of the State of Texas to be affixed at the City of Austin, this 22nd day of September, 2021.

Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas

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