This week we were very happy to accept two Proclamations declaring March as Disabilities Awareness Month in Lakeland and Polk County. Clients from Alliance for Independence attended the Lakeland City Commission Meeting as well as the Polk County Commission Meeting, along with other people with disabilities from around Lakeland and Polk County. Heather Monteath, Area 14 Director for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, accepted the Proclamations on behalf of all individuals with disabilities in the area.
Earlier this month, Governor Rick Scott also declared March to be Disability Awareness Month in Florida.
We are pleased to be recognized by our state and local governments.