Cabinet to Declare Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Cabinet to Declare Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

TALLAHASSEE, FL—Attorney General Pam Bondi will introduce a resolution at the Florida Cabinet meeting tomorrow, March 7, declaring the month of March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Florida.

Representatives from the following organizations will be there to accept the resolution:

  • Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
  • Family Care Council Area 2
  • Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
  • The Arc of Florida
  • Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • RESPECT of Florida
  • ABLE Trust
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Blind Services
  • Association of Support Coordination Agencies of Florida
  • Support Coordination Association of Florida
  • Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology


Susan Mikesh of Tallahassee will address Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on the importance of meeting the changing needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. Mikesh, who has cerebral palsy, has worked for more than 20 years at Creative Preschool in Tallahassee. 

The Cabinet meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Cabinet meeting room on the lower level of the Capitol Building.

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, Phalen-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).