Sincerely, Stacia Woolverton Administrative Assistant Communications Office Agency for Persons with Disabilities 4030 Esplanade Way, Suite 215T Tallahassee, Florida 32399 Phone: (850) 414-0015 Email: Stacia_Woolverton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Website: http://apd.myflorida.com Toll free: 866-APD-Cares or 866-273-2273 Before printing, please think about the environment ----- Forwarded by Stacia Woolverton/APD/DCF on 10/12/2012 03:07 PM ----- APD News/D20/DC F To Sent by: Jeff Saulich Jeff <Jeff_Saulich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Saulich cc Subject 10/12/2012 APD News Clip -- Disability Employment 09:52 AM Awareness Month -- State to Honor Businesses Sent to all APD employees State to Honor Businesses APD News Release / Capital Soup, Oct. 11, 2012 TALLAHASSEE, FLâThe state of Florida will recognize seven businesses for being leaders in employing people with disabilities on Thursday, October 18. The annual celebration will be held at Tallahassee City Hall, Commission Chambers, located at 300 South Adams Street. October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the state is highlighting the contributions of people with disabilities to the workforce. The public is invited to view disability-related displays beginning at 8:30 a.m. The employer awards program will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sponsors include the Able Trust and City of Tallahassee. The winning companies are from Daytona Beach, Islamorada, Miami, Pensacola, Pasco County, St. Petersburg, and Orlando. The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Blind Services, and Vocational Rehabilitation are honoring the Florida businesses for their commitment to hiring people with disabilities. The businesses will receive the Florida Exceptional Employer Award. 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 APDcares.org or call toll-free 1-866-APD-CARES (1-866-273-2273).