The City of Holly Springs Joins Other Cities In Becoming Special Needs Certified

November 24, 2015 – Holly Springs, GA. –  “It is with great pride that the City of Holly Springs joins other like-minded cities and businesses in becoming Special Needs Certified,” said Mayor Tim Downing. The City of Holly Springs Mayor and Council along with their staff are very happy to have the opportunity to improve their commitment to serve all citizens to the best of their ability. The City of Holly Springs has been named a Special Needs Certified City and is better equipped to be able to understand, engage, and serve those with special needs.  The announcement was made jointly by the City and Special Needs Certified, a social enterprise focused on uniting communities and creating environments where everyone, regardless of their abilities, is treated with love and acceptance.

Lindsey L. Turner, President of Special Needs Communities was thrilled to present the City of Holly Springs with this designation.  “Having the City of Holly Springs join the initiative of becoming a Special Needs Certified City is truly remarkable and continues to show why Holly Springs is a great city to live in. There commitment to treating everyone, regardless of their abilities, with love and acceptance is inspiring. I liked to encourage all businesses in the City of Holly Springs 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.

“The City prides itself on this accomplishment not because of what this certification can do for staff, but instead because of the knowledge, compassion, and understanding that each employee gained after completing the program”, said Downing. “The City is proud to continue its tradition of offering unparalleled service to all residents and visitors of the City, and now feels more equipped to serve those who may have special needs.”

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

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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 Certified Program, please visit www.specialneedscommunities.com 

For additional information about the City of Holly Springs, please visit their Special Needs Certified Profile Page.

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

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