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Our Mission

The mission of the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc., is to advocate and promote meaningful participation in all aspects of life for Floridians with developmental disabilities.

Strengthening Transition & Employment
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Supporting Community Inclusion
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Building Self-Determination & Advocacy
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Improving Services and Supports
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News and Events


The FDDC has a feature story in the October 2014 Issue of FLORIDA TREND Magazine

CLICK HERE for the two page spread found on pages 34-35. Tell us what you think, email RichardB@fddc.org


Disability Employment Awareness Celebration, was held October 1, 2014, CLICK HERE

Disability History and Awareness Week, October 1-10, 2014, CLICK HERE  


CLICK HERE for Council Photograph, September 12, 2014

CLICK HERE for Council Photograph, May 15, 2014


Florida SAND Annual Conference


The FL SAND Annual Conference is an annual statewide conference to build skills and offer information about the Florida Self-Advocacy Movement and about services and choices that people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities have in their life. 
The purpose of FL SAND is to support local grassroots development, expand the Florida Self-Advocacy Movement, provide a united voice for statewide issues and topics that are important to Florida Self-Advocates, create community awareness and promote inclusion for all. FL SAND will achieve freedom, independence, and equal rights with united voices and the power of sharing.
Join our team of amazing professionals for 2 days of networking, learning, and presenting. You'll be setting yourself up for success! The conference will take place in Orlando from Friday, December 5 to Sunday, December 7, 2014 at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center at 8001 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL, 32809.
For more information, please visit: http://flsand.org/conference/2014-fl-sand-conference/

Disaster Ready

Hurricane season 2014 is June 1 to November 30. History teaches us that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.

A disaster can strike at any time - sometimes without warning. It is very important for every Floridian, especially citizens with disabilities and other special needs, to plan ahead for an emergency situation and know what to do in the event of an emergency.

Hurricane hazards come in many forms including storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, high winds, tornadoes and rip currents. It is essential that your family be ready before a storm approaches.

"Disaster Ready," is an emergency preparedness guide for Floridians with disabilities that can help. Please download or order your publication today.

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Legislative Activities

DD Awareness Day at the Capitol 2015 is scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015                    

CLICK HERE for the FDDC Media Kit for holding a DD Awareness Day in your community! 

2014 Public Service Message

We Are Your Neighbors - Look At Our Abilities, Not Our Disabilities!

Click Here for the 30 second Public Service Announcement

Click Here to view PSA story found in the October 2014 Issue of FLORIDA TREND Magazine



"Building Towards The Future" - (Click Here) for full 2013 Annual Report

(Click Here) for 2013 Palm Card

"Meaningful Participation In Community Life" - (Click Here) for full 2012 report

Vertical Training Program (Project Achieve) - Into its third year

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council is committed to advocating and promoting meaningful participation in all aspects of life for Floridians with developmental disabilities. We especially enjoy sharing some of the stories of success such as the Florida State College at Jacksonville, in collaboration with the Duval County and Nassau County School Districts Project Achieve. This project is designed to provide students with intellectual disabilities, ages 18-22, the support to pursue their post-secondary education at a college, specifically working on certification in the field of their choice. Click Here for the full story.


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