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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 Center for Social Capital & The FDDC Present:
                                      THE CUSTOMIZED EMPLOYMENT WEBINAR SERIES

                                          Intro to Customized Employment:  02/11/2015
                                    Linking Discovery & Job Development:  02/25/2015
                              Critical Factors in Small Business Development:  03/11/2015

                                                               2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (EST)
                                           All Webinars are FREE and include materials
                          To Register, please email Meg at: mhammis@griffinhammis.com               

                                                     Click Here for more information


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                         Employment First Florida Interagency Collaborative Team Pilots


Legislative Activities

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 will be celebrating DD Day at the state capitol on Thursday, March 5. 

CLICK HERE for the Agenda 

The 2015 Media Kit - CLICK HERE for things you can do in your community to celebrate DD Awareness Day.

Idelio Award Description Click Here

Florida Statewide Transition Plan-Click Here

Draft Waiver Specific Transition Plan-Click Here



FDDC 2015 Winter Newsletter - (Click Here)

Click Here for our Public Service Announcement, "Look At Our Abilities, Not Our Disabilities"

Click Here to view FDDC story featured in FLORIDA TREND Magazine


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 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.


Help Me Grow up-dates

On January 21, 2015, Help Me Grow Florida welcomed 2-1-1 representatives and community partners from 66 counties 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 of all children and families in Florida. (Click Here) for photographs 




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