The 2015 January Council Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 29th and Friday, January 30 at the Doubletree by Hilton, Tampa Airport Westshore, 4500 W. Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607. CLICK HERE to make your hotel reservations or you may call 1-813-879-4800 (no later than January 9, 2015).
The briefing for new Council members is TENTATIVELY scheduled for Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (room will be identified at a later date). Council Committee meetings will begin on Thursday, tentatively at 8:00 a.m. An agenda will be forthcoming with other pertinent information to include the scheduled time of your Committee meetings.
The FDDC is seeking information about what Floridians feel are the unmet needs and barriers for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD). We are also seeking information on what is working well. This information will be used to help us develop goals for the Council’s 2017-2021 State Plan.
Webinars/conference calls are being planned for family members of individuals with developmental disabilities and provider organizations.
Mark your calendars and register now
Family Webinars/Conference Calls
NOTE: The same information will be shared during each family webinar. Three webinars have been scheduled at different times to meet the diverse needs of families.
Monday, February 9, 2015: 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 12, 2015: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Provider Webinar/Conference Call
February 13, 2015: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
If you have any questions, please email Sheila Gritz-Swift at Sheilags@fddc.org or call 1-888-488-8633.
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: email@example.com
Please register by FEBRUARY 9, 2015
Click Here for more information
Winter 2015 - (Click Here)
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.
The 2015 Media Kit - CLICK HERE for things you can do in your community to celebrate DD Awareness Day.
Idelio Award Description Click Here
Idelio Award Nomination Form Click Here
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
FDDC ANNUAL REPORT
"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.