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For Immediate Release:                                          Contact:
October 16, 2017                                                          Melanie Mowry Etters
                                                                                    Communication Director


Cabinet to Declare Disability Employment Awareness Month

TALLAHASSEE, FL—Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will introduce a resolution at the Tuesday, October 17, Cabinet meeting declaring October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Florida. The Cabinet meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the Cabinet meeting room on the lower level of the Capitol Building.

Longtime Pensacola Walmart employee Rachel Caylor Long will address Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on the importance of including people with disabilities in the workforce. Along with Caylor Long, leaders from Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Department of Economic Opportunity, Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind Services, Veterans’ Affairs, Able Trust, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, and Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities will be there to accept the resolution.

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities supports people with developmental disabilities to live, learn, and work in their communities.  The agency annually serves more than 50,000 Floridians with severe 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).