-WHAT'S NEW AT THE FDDC-
The FDDC has created a resource for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who receive services Florida Medicaid and the iBudget Wavier. Families, Providers, and Support Coordinators may also benefit from this information. The areas addressed are:
- Transportation to Work
- Accessing Home Health, Nursing and Personal Supports
- How to Get a Customized Wheelchair through Florida Medicaid
Project SEARCH is seeking one additional county/school district to fill the opening under their current contract with the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council. Only districts who do not have a Project SEARCH site and have written commitment from the School District ESE Director will be eligible to apply. Eligible districts are listed on the “Announcement for WM New Site.” The updated application is also available via “Updated Application for 2018 Site Florida.”
Please submit your application by December 15, 2017 to Susie Rutkowski, Project SEARCH Co-Founder, at email@example.com. If you have any questions regarding Project SEARCH or the application, please reach out to Carly Detlefsen, Project 10 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date!
Please join us in Tallahassee on February 14 for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day at the Florida Capitol. Make your voice heard to encourage our legislators to Pay Fair for Care.
2018 Legislative Priorities
Better Care Reconciliation Act - Bulletin
The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council is following the Senate Health Care bill called the Better Care Reconciliation Act. There are many proposed changes to Medicaid funding , the safety net for health care that many individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities depend on to be included in their community.
Please call the U.S. Capitol Switch Board (202)-224-3121 and ask for Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio. Let them know your opinion of the proposed changes to Medicaid. Click here for the 145 page bill and here for the section by section Summary.
Budget waiver waitlist training
- iBudget Advocate Training Video
- iBudget Advocate Training PowerPoint
- Get to Know YourNeighbors Exercise
- How to Call Your Legislator Tip Sheet
- How to Write a Letter to Your Legislator
- Sample Advocate Training Flyer
- The Teamwork Game
- Training Evaluation
FDDC Council Meeting - Thursday, January 25 & Friday, January 26 at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center, Orlando, FL