Disability Employment Awareness Celebration 2020 Awards Ceremony, Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 10 a.m. (EDT)

Join us as we honor outstanding employers that are committed to hiring people with disabilities

Meet the Honorees

Honorees are finalists, organizations and services that collaborate to help individuals successfully obtain or maintain employment.


The Able Trust

The Able Trust

Proud sponsor of today’s event and a key leader for providing opportunities for successful employment to Floridians with disabilities. The Able Trust is the direct-support organization for VR, which provides assistance, funding and promotional support for planning, research and policy development for issues related to the employment and training of individuals with disabilities. Last year, The Able Trust assisted 556 individuals with disabilities obtain jobs and gain vital work experience through internships, and 1,336 students with disabilities were served by the High School High Tech program.


Blackstone Medical Services

Blackstone Medical Services

Blackstone Medical Services is the preferred choice for Home Sleep Testing, providing innovative diagnostic technology at an affordable price and easy to use testing devices, you can use in the comfort of your own home.


Cleveland Clinic Martin Health

Cleveland Clinic Martin Health

Founded in 1939 with an original hospital that had 23 beds, three physicians, and 10 employees. Today Martin Health has three hospitals have 521 hospital beds with nearly 400 doctors and more than 4,000 employees.


Division of Blind Services

Division of Blind Services

The Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services (DBS) helps blind and visually-impaired individuals achieve their goals and live their lives with as much independence and self-direction as possible. The DBS state office in Tallahassee oversees 15 district offices throughout the state of Florida including the Braille and Talking Book Library and Rehabilitation Center for the Blind in Daytona.




Florida Department of Education

Florida Department of Education

Serving approximately 2.8 million students, 4,200 public schools, 28 colleges, 202,000 instructional staff, 46,000 college professors and administrators, and 338,000 full-time staff throughout the state, the department enhances the economic self-sufficiency of Floridians through programs and services geared toward college, workforce education, apprenticeships, job-specific skills, and career development. The department manages programs that assist individuals who are blind, visually-impaired, or disabled succeed either in school settings or careers - encouraging independence and self-sufficiency.


Home Builders and Contractors Association of Brevard

Home Builders and Contractors Association of Brevard

HBCA is a volunteer-driven organization, with a small professional staff to provide guidance and organizational support for the volunteers. The association is dedicated to the fight for preserving private property rights and the affordability of housing. They build housing and are dedicated to every American acquiring the American Dream, their own home.


Lake City Medical Center, North Florida Regional Healthcare

Lake City Medical Center

A 91-bed acute care hospital serving the communities of Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties for over 60 years. Lake City Medical Center is part of HCA Healthcare North Florida.


Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

Luxury oceanfront resort located on the Riviera Beach, on Singer Island between Jupiter and West Palm Beach.



Princeton Village of Palm Coast

Princeton Village of Palm Coast

Apartments for independent, assisted living and memory care.


TJMaxx logo

TJMaxx – Tyrone

Off-price chain selling apparel and home fashions. The company operates more than 4,500 stores in nine countries, across three continents, as well as four e-commerce businesses. This store is located in St. Petersburg.


WaWa, Inc. logo

WaWa, Inc.

A chain of more than 750 convenience retail stores with over 500 offering gasoline. This employer is located in Miami.



Winslow Life Raft, division of Collins Aerospace

Winslow Life Raft, division of Collins Aerospace

Manufacturer of aviation and marine life rafts.


Your TEK Professional

Your TEK Professional

Gulf Coast technology solutions provider that includes phone and internet service, network and WiFi installations, web hosting and design, SEO and internet marketing, computer repair and sales