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Advocates Gather at State Capitol for Developmental Disabilities and Transportation Awareness Day

Hundreds of Floridians concerned about the quality of care and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as those who are transportation disadvantaged gathered at the state Capitol today for the 2020 Developmental Disabilities and Transportation Awareness Day.

Hosted by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC), The Arc of Florida, the Florida Public Transportation Association and the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged, self-advocates, families and caregivers from around the state showed the importance of direct care services, alternative approaches to transportation and the need for increased state funding and support for Florida’s most vulnerable citizens.

“We are beyond grateful for the thousands of individuals and family members who have voiced their concerns over the need for adequate services,” said Valerie Breen, executive director of FDDC. “We are now in a place where Legislators are not only listening to these concerns, but making positive changes to promote meaningful lives for all Floridians.”

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