Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day in the Capitol and Passing of SB 1758

Dear Above Board Chamber Members,
I hope this email finds you well. I am reaching out to inform you about the significant events that took place at the Capitol on Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day (2/7/2024), as well as the passing of SB 1758, a crucial piece of legislation aimed at enhancing services for individuals with disabilities.

Last week, the Capitol was abuzz with activity as advocates, families, and supporters gathered to mark Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day. This day, now also known as “Logan Lives Day”, serves as a poignant reminder of the challenges faced by individuals with developmental disabilities and the importance of raising awareness and support for their needs.

In conjunction with this event, the Florida Senate demonstrated remarkable unity and bipartisan collaboration by cosponsoring and passing SB 1758. This legislation, which addresses critical issues such as streamlining access to services, accelerating crisis eligibility determinations, and allocating funds to bolster the workforce, represents a significant step forward in supporting individuals with developmental disabilities throughout our state.
Attached to this message, you will find a link to a press release detailing the highlights of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day and the passage of SB 1758. We encourage you to review the press release for more information and to consider covering these important developments in your upcoming news coverage.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Warm regards,
Stephanie Nordin
Founder & Executive Director
Autism Collier Inc | A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit
Phone: (239) 595-1971
“Our Mission is to help families with Autism in Collier County have the freedom to focus on what really matters – Happiness, Growth & Independence.”

Press release
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.