We affect policy and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and their supports through education, advocacy and partnerships.
Each year the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council develops and approves a Legislative Platform that includes priorities identified by stakeholders, family members, and self-advocates.
There are several ways for self-advocates, parents and caregivers to get involved and support those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Council supports and funds several programs, advocacy messages and publications that target specific issues related to individuals with disabilities.
Welcome to the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council where members and staff play a pivotal role in making things happen through advocacy, education and innovation.
Since our inception we have leveraged over one hundred million dollars to make global changes in systems and services that impact children and adults who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and others as defined within Florida statute 393. Learn about what we do, how we do it, and join our efforts.