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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.

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News and Events

Apply for partners in policymaking 2016

Partners in Policymaking is a life changing experience that introduces individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to strategies for systems change. The sixth-month leadership and advocacy class will equip students with tools to educate policymakers and become a powerful voice in their communities. For more information about Partners in Policymaking contact Stacey Hoaglund at: shoaglundpartner@gmail.com.  CLICK HERE for 2016 pip-application-form  (Deadline is July 1, 2016)

Provider Rate Crisis

Legislative Activities

  • Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day at the Capitol was on held February 18, 2016 - Click HERE for photos of the day 
  • Click Here for the Toolkit - Creating A Developmental Disabilities Awareness day In Your Community

iBudget waiver waitlist training


Building The Financial wellness of persons with disabilities train the trainer program 

This FREE, two-day train-the-trainer event is designed to provide practitioners,  service professionals and self-advocates an understanding of how individuals with disabilities can become more self-sufficient, less dependent on benefits and build a better financial future that promotes choice and greater community participation. Trainings will be held at: Daytona Beach, April 2-3, 2016; Ft. Lauderdale, April 19-20, 2016; Chipley, April 19-20, 2016; and Tampa, May 3-4, 2016  
CLICK HERE for more information 


FDDC 2017-21 Five-Year State Plan  Public Input 

Overview of State Plan Public Input (Click Here)
Overview of State Plan Public Input (Spanish - Click Here)
Members of the public wishing to provide input may do so through the following methods:
·         General Public Input Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JDNWVND
·         Easy Read Public Input Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S9RK6Y2
·         Spanish Version General Public Input Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VHHFRL9
·         Spanish Version Easy Read Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/75T2HH2

2017-21 Goals, Objectives, Activities - LISTEN ONLY Public Input Survey (Click Here)  
2017-21 LISTEN ONLY Public Input Easy Read Survey (Click Here
March 23, 2016 Webinars
Session A: 9:00 -10:30 a.m. register here
Session B: 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. register here


FDDC Annual Report, Click Here

2016 Spring Newsletter, Click Here

2016 FDDC Residential Options of Florida Public Service Announcement, Click Here

Community Coalition Up-Dates

The Council has developed a partnership with the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to develop four (4) sustainable coalitions in Florida that eventually can support the development of informal and volunteer services available in their area to help meet identified unmet needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are currently on Florida’s Medicaid Waiver waitlist. A long term goal of this project is to form grassroots coalitions throughout the state that are capable of identifying and increasing access to generic or shared services that can be utilized by the larger community. During the first year of this project, coalition building began in Escambia, Santa Rosa, & Okaloosa counties (Area 1), Jefferson, Madison & Taylor counties (Area 2) and Alachua, Bradford and Levy counties (Area 3).
Click Here for story about Project Enable's First Respite Day.

Rural Routes To Employment Project - Year 4

(Click Here) For Application
This is to encourage your application to participate in the Rural Routes to Employment Project, administered through the Center for Social Capital (CSC) and funded by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council.  The application makes local communities eligible for selection as a Project Site, which provides your organization and local community with training, technical assistance, and mentoring tailored to your community, job seekers, and needs. We encourage applications from collaborative communities or counties in a proximal geographic area comprised of agencies, schools, and other community partners interested in working cooperatively as a project site.

Help Me Grow up-dates

On January 21, 2015, Help Me Grow Florida welcomed 2-1-1 representatives and community partners from 66 countries across Florida. With the support of the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, the Office of Early Learning, the Children's Movement of Florida, and the Help Me Grow National Center, attendees from across the state were brought together to further the work of the HMG system on behalf f all children and families in Florida.  

(Click Here) for Photographs


DOL Homecare Guide 

This is a guide to help individuals, families, and households that use home care services determine their responsibilities under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal minimum wage and overtime law that applies to most home care workers. Click Here for a PDF version of the guidebook. 







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