March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
In 1987 President Ronald Reagan passed a proclamation declaring March National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This year the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council and The ARC of Florida celebrated DD Day at the state capitol on March 5.
The FDDC Seeks Interested Individuals to be Members on the Council
The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council is seeking individuals who would be interested in becoming a member of the Council. Our mission is to advocate and promote meaningful participation in all aspects of life for Floridians with developmental disabilities. This is a great opportunity to become involved in helping to change the system to enhance the quality of life for Florida's citizens with developmental disabilities and their families.
CLICK HERE to access the requirements for membership. Additionally, if you meet the requirements, we are asking that you complete the Gubernatorial Questionnairre Application and the Information Sheet.
Tallahassee, FL (March 5, 2015) - Hundreds of Floridians concerned about funding and services for people with developmental disabilities descended on the state capitol for the annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day and to ask legislators to consider a four-point plan presented by the FDDC and The Arc of Florida.
The FDDC and The Arc presented their plan during a Press Conference at the Capitol, which included numerous speakers and was attended by people with developmental disabilities, advocates, self-advocates, legislators, policy makers and many others.
In addition, the 2015 FDDC Idelio Valdes Leadership and Advocacy Award, named in honor of the late former Council member and self-advocate, was presented to Panama City resident Amanda Baker for her numerous community activities and personal achievements.