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People with Developmental Disabilities Are Part of Our Communities

By Barbara Palmer

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month will officially be declared on March 7 by Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet. During March, I feel it is important to share the wonderful accomplishments that Floridians with developmental disabilities are achieving in our state.

Magical in Every Way

The Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine Prom was a night that was magical in every way. Hosted by Genesis Church at The Pavilion at the Centre Of Tallahassee on February 9, 2018, Night to Shine gave APD consumers and Waiver Support Coordinators a chance to get together and have a great time partying with friends.

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Pesky Pays Off

Walter Burks is enjoying learning the intricacies of providing exterminating services to customers in Palm Beach County since joining Cunningham Pest Control.

Orlando Recognition

APD Chief of Staff Karen Hagan presented certificates to the Central Florida Region’s Bi-Lingual Professional Team for their work since October 2017 at the Disaster Recovery Center at the Orlando Airport and the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Central Florida.

Around the State

Southern Region - Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day

Governor Rick Scott declared February 14 as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day in Florida. Family Corner’s & Associates, one of the Southern Region’s community partners, proposed that the City of North Miami adopt a resolution declaring February 13 as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day in their community.

The Future Revisited

On Friday, February 2, Miami-Dade County celebrated Bring Your Child to Work Day. This tradition originally started as Bring Your Daughter to Work Day and gradually evolved to include sons as well to be more inclusive.

Southeast Region News

On September 23, FCC-10 and APD participated in The Broward Teens' Transition to Life Summit.

Valentines Ball

Love was in the air at Tacachale on February 14 when the annual Valentines Ball, one of the most popular events of the year, occurred.

New Perspectives in Health Conference and Empowering Saturday Held in Pensacola

The Empowerment Parent Resource Center (EPRC) of Project Empower of Northwest Florida hosted the New Perspectives in Health Conference at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church in Pensacola on February 16.

Good Times at MacTown

Joshua Goodman’s experience with MacTown Behavioral Home can’t be beat.

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