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For Immediate Release:                                          Contact:
March 13, 2017                                                       Melanie Mowry Etters
                                                                                    Communication Director


Cabinet to Declare Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

TALLAHASSEE, FL—Attorney General Pam Bondi will introduce a resolution at the Florida Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, March 14, declaring the month of March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Florida.
Representatives from the following organizations will be there to accept the resolution:

    • Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
    • Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
    • The Arc of Florida
    • Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
    • RESPECT of Florida
    • ABLE Trust
    • Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Association of Support Coordination Agencies of Florida

Chick-fil-A employee Adam Longfellow and Jeff’s Corner owner, Jeff Shell, will address Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on the importance of employment services for people with disabilities. 

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

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, Phelan-McDermid 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).