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September 25, 2015

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Cabinet to Declare Disability Employment Month

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will introduce a resolution at the Tuesday, September 29, Cabinet meeting declaring October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Florida.

Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) employee Stacia Woolverton will address Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on the importance of including people with disabilities in the workforce.

The Cabinet meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Cabinet meeting room on the lower level of the Capitol Building.

Along with Woolverton, leaders from APD, Department of Economic Opportunity, Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind Services, Veterans’ Affairs, Arc of Florida, Able Trust, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, and Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities will be there to accept the resolution.

APD supports people with developmental disabilities to live, learn, and work in their communities. The agency annually serves more than 50,000 Floridians with autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, and Prader-Willi syndrome. For more information about the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, visit or call toll-free 1 866 APD CARES (1 866 273 2273).