Disability Awareness Weeks

Disability Awareness Weeks (the first two weeks of October) were created to highlight the efforts, important contributions and achievements of individuals with disabilities. People with disabilities consist of the nation’s largest minority group, as well as the only group that any of us can become a member of at any time.

In 2016-2017, there were:

  • more than 300,000 students with disabilities enrolled in the K-12 Education system, including more than 5,800 students in the St. Johns County School District;
  • more than 20,000 students with disabilities enrolled in the Florida College System,
  • more than 14,000 students with disabilities enrolled in the State University System.

It is important to continue encouraging individuals with disabilities to realize their abilities in their education, employment and communities, and to reaffirm our commitment to the full inclusion of and equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities.