From left to right: Robert L. Doyle III, division of blind
services director; Margaret Cote, The Arc of Tampa Bay;
Barbara Palmer, APD director;
Allison Flanagan, division of vocational rehabilitation director.

Dosatron International Inc., based in Clearwater, FL, has announced that it is one of 10 businesses in the state of Florida to be recognized for being exceptional employers of people with special abilities.

The 12th annual celebration was held at Tallahassee City Hall and was part of the October Disability Employment Awareness month. The award was presented by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), blind services and vocational rehabilitation division, and accepted by Margaret Cote from The Arc of Tampa Bay on Dosatron’s behalf.

APD director Barbara Palmer said, "I am so excited to recognize these 10 exceptional businesses today. These deserving companies have committed to employing a diverse workforce. These businesses know that individuals with special abilities are some of the most dedicated employees you can find." APD supports people with developmental disabilities to live, learn, and work in their communities and serves more than 50,000 Floridians.