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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
The Florida DD Council was established in 1971 to help plan individual and family-centered supports for persons with disabilities in Florida.
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Apr 19
Through Pay Fair for Care, we hope to shed light on the importance of direct care for individuals with developmental disabilities and funding for payment of fair wages to those providing services. Learn more about Pay Fair for Care here:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Apr 10
In a recent article by , FDDC council member Amanda Baker sheds light on the many difficulties she and other individuals with disabilities and their families face finding available and accommodating resources after disaster hits. Read more here:
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Autism Speaks Apr 4
Empowering individuals with autism is a critical issue in today’s world,' said Thomas D'Eri." Via
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Mar 29
Join FDDC June 7-9, 2019 in Orlando for the 21st Annual Family Café, Florida’s premier event for individuals with disabilities that provides individuals with disabilities & their families with education, & networking opportunities! For more info, visit .
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Mar 27
Subscribe to FDDC’s mailing list to stay up-to-date with various opportunities, events, resources, and information for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sign up here:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Mar 25
Applications for the PLUS program, a two-year postsecondary transitional education program for students between the ages of 18-26 with an intellectual disability, are due this Friday, March 29. For more info and to apply, click the link below.
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Mar 22
What a wonderful week it has been! We are truly thankful to everyone who made DD & Transportation Awareness Day 2019 a huge success. Together, we were able to make our voices heard and bring awareness to the many issues surrounding Floridians with developmental disabilities.
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Mar 20
We were honored to have Representative present the 10th Annual Idelio Valdes Leadership and Advocacy Award to Rachel Caylor Long - a Pensacola native and dedicated self-advocate. Way to go, Rachel! We are so proud of your exemplary advocacy efforts.
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Mar 20
Congratulations to the 2019 Idelio Valdes Award recipient, Rachel Caylor Long of Pensacola, for her outstanding efforts in promoting disability awareness throughout her community!
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Mar 18
Are you looking to find a job or switch jobs? Employment First Florida will present a webinar on March 28, featuring video interviews with self-advocates sharing their experiences and feelings about employment. For more information and to register, visit .
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Mar 15
We are now recruiting motivated individuals with developmental disabilities and parents for our 2019 Partners in Policymaking leadership training program! Applications are due by July 1, 2019, for more information and to apply, visit .
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Mar 14
This Sat., Mar. 16, Best Buddies South Florida will host their annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk to promote their mission of making the world a more inclusive place and support their state programs. If you’re in the South Florida area, check it out!
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Mar 14
March has been designated as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, thanks to a recent resolution passed by ! The month will be a time to recognize all individuals with disabilities across Florida. For a copy of the resolution, visit .
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Mar 13
Only one week left until DD Day 2019 and we can’t wait to see you there! Take a look at the full schedule of events.
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Feb 25
Interested in a position on the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council advocating for meaningful participation in all aspects of life for persons with Developmental Disabilities? For more info, click here:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Feb 20
DD Day is exactly one month away and we hope you will be able to join us at the Florida State Capitol Building on March 20! Make sure to stay tuned for more updates to come on the event.
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Feb 18
Rising Tide University is an online boot camp for individuals looking to create and market social enterprises that employ individuals with developmental disabilities, and demonstrate to employers “that hiring someone on the spectrum is a sound investment.”
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Feb 15
Nominations for the 2019 Idelio Valdes Leadership and Advocacy Award are due Feb. 22, 2019 at 5 pm. To nominate a qualified self-advocate, please fill out this form:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Feb 14
To celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, is highlighting 60 individuals with disabilities working in the South Florida community – all through JARC’s Community Works Program! Read more here:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Jan 29
As the 2019 Legislative Session approaches, check out our platform advocating for higher wages for care providers, supporting transportation options and more. View our full 2019 Legislative Platform with the link below:
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