In an effort to reduce the high unemployment rate for persons with disabilities, Disability Achievement Center is focusing on the region’s largest economic driver – tourism, to provide career opportunities. The Florida legislature recognized the potential of this program and provided startup funding. Part of the Center was transformed into a hotel suite to enable realistic hands-on training. And, an Industry Advisory Committee was formed to provide curriculum input to ensure the most accurate information and procedures are delivered.
The Program is flexible with revolving enrollment and is self-paced to meet individual learning styles. When the student has mastered the curriculum tasks, they will progress to an internship, and employment.
Disability Achievement Center is a nonprofit Center for Independent Living located at 12552 Belcher Rd. S., Largo, FL 33773, whose mission is to assist persons with disabilities in Pinellas and Pasco Counties, regardless of age or disability, to gain or maintain independence.
Open House events are scheduled for Friday afternoons between 1pm – 4pm in May & June. Tours will take approximately 30 minutes and staff will be available to answer any questions. All are welcome!
Your help is needed to make the world more accessible for people with disabilities. Please consider becoming an Ability Ambassador. Ability Ambassadors simply note where accessible features are where they live, work and play. It’s fun, free and easy! Sign up today
There are many services available in the community for people with disabilities. Do you have a disability and don’t know where to begin to ask for assistance? Call Disability Achievement Center at 727-539-7550. We know where the resources are!
For the 5th year in a row, Disability Achievement Center welcomes the Pi Kappa Phi cyclists who are riding from Miami to Tallahassee (800+ miles in two weeks) raising awareness for people with disabilities. Come join us as we cheer the cyclists in, hear about exciting programs, and enjoy each other’s company during their short stay!
Next Tuesday morning, while most of us are sleeping, eighty war-era Veterans will gather at 4 a.m. and report to duty one last time. Their mission, to fly to Washington, D.C. to tour the memorials built in their honor. Most of them are in their 80’s and 90’s, many of them are from the ‘greatest generation’ – ALL of them deserve our gratitude.
It’s a great day for them – but it’s also a long and sometimes very emotional day. When they return home, they expect their families to greet them. What they don’t expect is for YOU to greet them, a complete stranger. But later they will tell us how very much your presence, remembrance and handshake meant to them.
Join us on Tuesday, April 24th at 8 PM at the St. Pete/Clearwater Airport as Honor Flight of West Central Florida welcomes home the Veterans of Mission 33! Bring your family, friends and a flag! Parking is free but the experience is priceless.
Honor Flight of West Central Florida is a non-profit organization, a hub of the national Honor Flight Network. Our mission is to fly war-era Veterans (free of charge) to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built in their honor. Since 2010, we have flown 32 missions, serving over 2,500 Veterans.
If you’d like me to present Honor Flight to your group, please contact me.