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Woodbury County recognizes those with intellectual disabilities

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Mental disabilities affect millions of Americans nationwide and Woodbury County is showing their support by proclaiming the month of March as "Mental Retardation Awareness Month."

County supervisor Jackie Smith read the proclamation aloud in Tuesday's weekly board meeting.

She said it's important for the community to be aware of those with disabilities, as well as recognize all those who donate their time to help those with mental retardation.

"I think we're very committed to providing good services. There's a group of individuals, there are organizations that devote many hours to providing good lifestyles for individuals, supporting them in employment, living," Smith said.

Supervisors said they've proclaimed March as "Mental Retardation Awareness Month" for more than ten years.

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