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Toohil Resolution Recognizes March as ‘Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month’ in Pennsylvania
3/12/2014
HARRISBURG – A resolution sponsored by Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne), recognizing March as “Intellectual Disabilities Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania, was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

During her floor remarks about House Resolution 664, Toohil acknowledged the important role of public awareness in improving the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

“More than 55,000 Pennsylvania residents with intellectual disabilities received services and support during the last year fiscal year, which ensured them the opportunity to participate in the range of life experiences we all enjoy in our homes and communities,” said Toohil. “Public awareness and education improve the understanding of intellectual disabilities and the programs that are needed to meet the specific needs of those with these disorders.” 

Rep. Toohil’s floor remarks:
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Joining Toohil on the House floor were her special guests, Debra and Jason Reznick of Drums, and their teenage son, Curtis. Curtis was born with a rare genetic disorder called “Cri du chat syndrome,” which resulted in him having an intellectually disability.

“Curtis has endured numerous surgeries, but look at him now. He is 14 years old and able to walk on his own. Curtis is full of life and has lots of love to give to anyone willing to accept it,” said Toohil. “I would like to express my appreciation to all those Pennsylvanians who conduct special outreach, education and services to those like Curtis Reznick with intellectual disabilities, and I urge the citizens of the Commonwealth to give year-round support to efforts which enable them to live full and productive lives.”

An intellectual disability is not a mental illness, but a disorder that may be genetic, neurological or the result of a traumatic event that is characterized by a limitation in intelligence and adaptive skills. There are no known medical, social or educational cures for intellectual disabilities, although skills and functioning can be dramatically improved.


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Representative Tarah Toohil
116th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
717.260.6136
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