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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 Jun 14
Are you interested in taking the next step in becoming an community leader? is a leadership & advocacy training program for people who are interested in becoming a catalyst for change. Applications are due July 1. Apply here:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Jun 12
One of the FDDC’s goals is to increase employment rates among individuals with developmental disabilities. In , two companies are taking a step towards helping achieve this. Read more here:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Jun 9
The 21st Annual was a success! Thanks to those who joined us in Orlando to share their experiences and learn more about the and our mission, as well as the numerous resources for individuals with developmental disabilities.
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Jun 7
Today, the and other organizations gather in Orlando for the 21st Annual . For the full event program, visit the link below. We can’t wait to see you there!
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Jun 5
Congratulations to Collier County’s very first group of graduates! All five interns have secured jobs in their community upon completing the program. Learn more about their experience here:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Jun 3
Summers in Florida are well spent at the beach! Check out this article to learn more about beach equipment and discover some of Florida’s most beaches.
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council May 31
Check out these emergency planning resources from to make sure you're prepared for season!
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council May 17
We are three weeks away from the 21st Annual Family Cafe in Orlando! Check out the full event program below.
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council May 14
In need of support materials for community living, employment, legal, self-advocacy and more? Take a look at FDDC's resources page to find numerous publications, covering a variety of topics here:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council May 12
Have you seen the latest news and information from ? Read the agency's May newsletter here:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council May 9
The 2019 Legislative Session ended with a few bright spots, including a budget agreement that would increase the annual income for individuals with disabilities without losing their Medicaid benefits! Read the full story here:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council May 7
is just one month away! Since 1998, this annual event has brought together thousands of individuals with disabilities and their family members for three days of information, training and networking. For details or to register, here:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council May 6
We are so proud of the recent Project SEARCH graduates! After a year of training, all six graduates have landed jobs. Project SEARCH is a work-preparation program for young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read more here:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Apr 29
Low wages for direct care staff increase turnover rates & decrease the number of reliable direct care workers, resulting in individuals not being cared for properly & often being left to fend for themselves. Find out why Florida should Pay Fair for Care:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Apr 25
Are you in need of developmental disabilities resources? Check out a list of services in Florida available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families here:
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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Apr 24
Looking for updates on the Legislative Session? Check out FDDC's recent Capitol Update here:
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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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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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