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Dr. Liz Perkins Selected to Serve on Board of Disability Rights Florida

Congratulations to Dr. Liz Perkins who has recently been selected to serve as a member-at-large on the Board of Directors of Disability Rights Florida

Disability Rights Florida was founded in 1977 as the state’s designated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida. The P&A system exists to ensure the civil rights, safety, wellbeing, and success of people with disabilities. P&As demand access and accountability in:

  • health care
  • education
  • transportation
  • voting
  • housing
  • employment, and
  • within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

Disability Rights Florida has access authority to any agency, institution, and organization that affects or involves people with disabilities. This is a power that other agencies do not have. To learn more about Disability Rights Florida, visit Dr. Perkins is no stranger to advocacy work and service and was recently nationally recognized as a Hero Advocate by EP Magazine.