DIsabilities

Florida APD Twitter

Two local businesses received an award Wednesday for employing people with disabilities.

Tom Flanigan

The version of healthcare reform passed by the U.S. House early last month would be devastating to Florida patients who have disabilities. That was the message Tuesday (6/6) morning from more than a dozen advocate organizations in Tallahassee.

floridajobs.org/unique-abilities-partner-program

The Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program is officially up and running. One of the initiative’s goals is to reduce the unemployment rate among people who have disabilities.

The Humane Society of Bay County's facebook page

It’s Disability Employment Awareness Month, and a Bay County business is one of ten recognized across the state for hiring people with disabilities.

Florida Disabled Outdoors Association

Saturday will mark the 27th Annual Hands Helping Anglers event.  It’s a local program whose goal is to take people with disabilities out for a day of fishing.

After a flurry of court hearings taking aim at the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the agency must now rewrite some of their rules on how disability funding is allocated. A workshop held today on the iBudget is just one small step in a much longer narrative.