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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.

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News and Events

Congratulations to the Partners In Policy Class of 2014. Graduates include - Back Row, left to right: Colleen Whitman, Sabrina Jordan, Lesli Clark, Thea Cheeseborough, Lori Crawford, Laura Kulikowski, Sandra Ames, Carolina Lam, Joseph Young, Christina Spears, Demi Horta, Ana Jeri, Shelly Henry, Shannon Moss. Middle Row: Amy Gibson, Aimee Cleffi, Frank Harmon, Brittany Schoen, Madhurima Paturi, Lisa Miller. Front Row: Alberto Altamiranda, John Collins, Camille Gardiner (kneeling). 

 
 
 
Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet highlighted recent efforts to promote more employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and efforts to assist employers in finding and hiring these talented individuals to be part of their workforce. An overview of the new Abilities Work Web Portal and Help Desk to help link employers to job seekers who have disabilities was presented during a recent press conference. Click Here for the full press release.
 

 

UP COMING EVENTS

FDDC Council Meeting 

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.

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

 

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.

 

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