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Disability History and Awareness

Disability History & Awareness


Disability History and Awareness Weeks

The first two weeks of October are Disability History and Awareness Weeks! Section 1003.4205, Florida Statutes, entitled Disability History and Awareness Instruction, was signed into law in 2008. It requires school districts to designate the first two weeks of October as Disability History and Awareness Weeks and also promotes providing instruction for students in all public schools to expand student knowledge, understanding, and awareness of individuals with disabilities, disability history, and the disability rights movement.

Disability History and Awareness Resource Guide

 For more information, please visit the FDOE at: Florida Department of Education