Honoring those who help others
March 12, 2014 —
HONESDALE, PA — It is estimated that between 500 and 1,500 people in Wayne County have developmental disabilities, and the coordinated services of many people and agencies are needed to aid them in “finding usefulness in their lives,” as noted by Wayne County Commissioners Chair Brian Smith on March 6. He was speaking at an event at which representatives of the county office of Behavioral and Development Programs and Early Intervention and the many service providers who work with them were honored, as the Wayne County Commissioners proclaimed March “Developmental Disabilities Month.”
Noting his experience in the county court system, attorney and Commissioner Wendell Kay saluted the service providers who work hand in hand with county employees, so there is never a gap in coverage; and thanked them for their work with the county in time of budget cuts. “It’s a labor of love for many of you,” he said.
“I deeply appreciate what you do,” Commissioner Jonathan Fritz said. “Every layer of our society deserves to be loved and appreciated.”