Disability Employment Awareness Month is Coming
On Thursday, October 4, The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Blind Services, and Vocational Rehabilitation will recognize 12 businesses as Florida Exceptional Employers for hiring and retaining employees who have disabilities.
The 13th annual Exceptional Employer Awards celebration will be held at the Tallahassee City Commission Chambers, 300 South Adams Street. This free event is open to the public.
A disability informational expo begins at 8:30 a.m., with the employer awards ceremony starting at 9:30 a.m. Event sponsors are the City of Tallahassee, Blind Services Foundation, and RESPECT of Florida.
W.T. Moore Elementary School employee Titus Williams, Cayer Behavioral Group employee Connor Yeatts, and Goodwill Industries employee Brantley Goodson will share what having a job means to them. Department of Economic Opportunity Director Cissy Proctor will also speak.
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. Throughout October, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and its partner agencies will be promoting the valuable skills individuals with disabilities contribute to the workforce.
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 APDcares.org or call toll-free 1‑866‑APD‑CARES (1‑866‑273‑2273).