National Autism Awareness Month 2015 begins on Wednesday, April 1st and ends on Thursday, April 30. Autism is a complex brain disorder that often inhibits a persons ability to communicate, respond to surroundings, and form relationships with others. Autism affects people of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), celebrated each year on April 2, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. Autism is one of only three health issues to be recognized with its own day by the United Nations. WAAD activities increase world knowledge of autism and impart information about the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism around the world.
National Volunteer Week during the third week in April is an opportunity to thank all the thousands of volunteers across the country who keep many organizations running, communities safe and provide the services that otherwise would not exist without volunteers.
It’s also a time to consider volunteering or providing support to those organizations vital to your community.
National Administrative Professionals’ Day, also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day, is observed on the Wednesday of the last full week in April of each year. It is a day to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists and other administrative support professionals.
The Roadhouse Band is coming again to play for this special dance. Enjoy a fun evening of dancing with the Country/Western theme.
NATIONAL NURSES DAY
National Nurses Day is observed annually on May 6. On this day, we raise awareness of all nurse contributions and commitments and acknowledge the vital role nurses play in society. This day is also the first day of National Nurses Week and is sometimes known as National RN Recognition Day.
National Nurses Week honors nurses everywhere during the week of May 6th and ends on May 12th, the day of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
Promoted by the American Nurses Association, National Nurses Week encourages organizations across the country to celebrate the dedication and outstanding contributions nurses make to healthcare every day.
National Third Shift Workers Day, which is also known as National Night Shift Workers Day, is annually observed on the second Wednesday in May.
This day was created to honor all workers, who work hard through the night (night after night).
Regardless of their duties, the time of day they are performed can make life unusual and sometimes difficult.
Cole County Residential Service, Inc. observes 13 holidays throughout the year. The Administrative Offices will be closed on these observed holidays.
Please also note: When a holiday falls on a weekend the Administrative Office will be closed on a Friday for the Saturday holidays and on a Monday for Sunday holidays.