Special Needs Communities Welcomes the City of Canton

July 8, 2015 – Canton, GA. – The City of Canton has been certified as an organization that is better able to understand, engage, and serve those with special needs.  The announcement was made jointly by the City and Special Needs Certified, a group dedicated to improving the lives of those with special needs through training of businesses that serve them.

Lindsey L. Turner, President of Special Needs Communities was thrilled to present the City of Canton with this designation.  “Having the City of Canton join the initiative of becoming a Special Needs Certified City is truly remarkable and continues to show why Canton is a great city to live in.  We now encourage all businesses in the City to follow along in their leaders’ footsteps and become certified businesses,” said Turner.

One out of every six people in the United States has a special need; a cognitive impairment, learning disability, physical limitation, or emotional condition.  It is a rapidly growing segment of our population.

“As public servants, we have a responsibility to understand, assist, and protect our citizens within our community,” said City Manager William “Billy” Peppers. “Providing an opportunity for our staff to lead the City of Canton through our process of Special Needs Certification develops a more thoughtful team, encourages discussion about customer service, and enables our employees to better engage with the community as a whole.”

The City of Canton will continue to require the training for each new employee who joins the organization. Employees will also be required to periodically update their training.


Special Needs Communities is a social enterprise focused on uniting communities and creating environments where everyone, regardless of their abilities, is treated with love and acceptance.

For additional information on the Special Needs Communities, please visit www.specialneedscommunities.com.

Media Representatives:  To learn more about Special Needs Communities, email media@specialneedscommunities.com

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