LEGISLATOR LORIGO HONORS DEAF ACCESS SERVICES DURING DEAF AWARENESS MONTH AND NAMES SEPT. 17-26 AS DEAF AWARENESS WEEK IN ERIE COUNTY

Modified: October 4, 2021 2:44pm

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Monday, October 4, 2021

Erie County Legislator Joe Lorigo recently honored Deaf Access Services during Deaf Awareness Month and named September 17th through the 26th as Deaf Awareness Week in Erie County. The purpose being to increase public awareness in order to educate the public about the misconceptions of being deaf and make the deaf community aware of the types of educational programs, support services and resources available to them.

Legislator Lorigo presented members of Deaf Access Services with a proclamation to honor the hard work they put into empowering all people in the community to lead fulfilling lives. The organization was first established in 1983 by volunteers who wanted to lend a helping hand to the deaf community and to this day, it is the only agency of its kind serving the eight counties of Western New York.

Deaf Access Services works with People Inc. to reach individuals throughout the Western New York area and provides communication access, awareness, opportunities in the community and sponsors awareness initiatives, outreaches, fundraising and facilitates American Sign Language classes.

Legislator Lorigo said, “What an honor it is to highlight the great work Deaf Access Services does for the deaf community in Western New York and beyond. I am so proud knowing that organizations like Deaf Access Services exist right here in Erie County and help our deaf neighbors live their lives just like you and I are able to.”

Legislator Lorigo

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Joseph.Lorigo@erie.gov
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Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo - District 10
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202