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Resources
Projects of the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council have produced an array of materials on topics ranging from inclusive early education to supported living and employment programs. To meet the needs of diverse audiences, these resources are available in a variety of formats and media, including pamphlets, newsletters, resource guides, handbooks, training manuals, research reports, public education materials, audiotapes, and videotapes. Many are available in Spanish and alternate formats.
 
A videotape presentation about the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council is also available to anyone interested in learning more about the Council's work.
 
The list below includes the Council's newest or most requested products. Resources may be downloaded, if available, or ordered on-line.
 
Publications ordered by phone or on-line are mailed out once a month. There may be a week or more delay between when you place your order and when your materials arrive.
 
Publicaciones, Videos y Otros Recursos
Los proyectos del Concilio de Invalideces de Desarrollo han producido una serie de materiales de temas como la Educación Temprana Inclusiva, Programas de Apoyo para Vivir Independientemente y los Programas de Empleo. Estos recursos están disponibles en una variedad de formatos y medios de comunicación que incluyen folletos, boletines informativos, guías de recursos, panfletos, manuales de capacitación, materiales educativos, casetes y videos.  Muchos de estos materiales están disponibles en español y en varios formatos alternos.
 
También tenemos a la disposición una presentación de video sobre el Concilio de Invalideces de Desarrollo para aquellos que estén interesados en el trabajo que el Concilio realiza.
 
La siguiente lista incluye los productos más recientes y más demandados por el público. Algunos de estos productos pueden ser transferidos electrónicamente desde la Internet o pueden ser pedidos directamente a nuestras oficinas.
 

Community Living Resources

Disaster Ready
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This publication can help anyone prepare for a disaster, but includes specific information that is important for individuals with disabilities.

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Housing In Florida
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A resource guide for individuals with developmental disabilities - Affordable housing and community-based services are the keys to independence for people with disabilities. The primary barrier to independent living for many people with disabilities is the ability to afford housing costs in the community. This Housing Resource Guide identifies and explains the housing resources available in each of Florida’s communities so that people with developmental disabilities will be better able to access the housing they desire.

To download this Manual: Click Here

To download the Personal Assessment Guide: Click Here

 

Inclusion Now!
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Information on including individuals with disabilities in education, business and the community.

To download video: Click Here

 

Innovative Approaches for Increasing Transportation Options for People with Disabilities in Florida
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A Transportation Feasibility Study Report Produced by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council and the Able Trust, this publication explores innovative approaches for increasing transportation options for Floridians with disabilities. Unfortunately, there are no hard copies of the study report available.

To download the PDF: Click Here

 

Let's Go - A Guide to Getting Around Your Community in Florida
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This publication provides county-by-county transportation information, including specific services available in each county, as well as contact information for the various transportation services in Florida.

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Making the Most of Your Florida Medicaid and iBudget Services
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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 three areas addressed are:

Transportation to Work: Click Here

Accessing Home Health, Nursing and Personal Supports: Click Here

How to Get a Customized Wheelchair through Florida Medicaid: Click Here

 

 

Planning Ahead
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A handbook for parents, family members and guardians of adults with developmental disabilities. Provides information that will help identify and plan the direction and future regarding the quality of life family members' desire. Personal information summary included to ensure the safety and happiness of a surviving family member with a disability.

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To Download the Spanish version: Click Here

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Planning Ahead Information Form
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Download writable PDF for editing without guiding questions, or select a link below to download individual fillable sections with guiding questions.

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Section B: Residential History Plans

Section C & F: Employment/Retirement, Financial Resources

Section D: General Health Information

Section E: Benefits and Services

Section G: Decision-Making Assistance

Section H: Final Arrangements

Section I: A Day In The Life Of. . .

Education Resources

First Steps Guide: A Guide to Your Child’s Development 
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Revised in 2017, this is an easy-to-read guide that explains intellectual and developmental disabilities at all stages of life for persons with these disabilities, their families, and other stakeholders. It gives critical information and resources to help these children reach their fullest potential.

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Developing a Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Program to Support Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Replication Guide Based on Project Achieve at Florida State College at Jacksonville
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Section 1: An Inside Look at Support Postsecondary Career and Technical Program at Florida State College at Jacksonville. This booklet provides an overview of Project Achieve, an inclusive program designed to expand access to Postsecondary Career and Technical programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Section 2: Launching a Support Postsecondary Career and Technical Program, is for those who are interested in replicating a Support Postsecondary Career and Technical Program at a public state college or community college. This section outlines the tasks involved in developing a program that provides a support system that assists students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to attend classes and earn certification alongside their peers without disabilities.

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Disability Awareness Through English and Language Arts: Resources for Middle School and High School
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This guide was created for educators and families to promote positive attitudes toward, and facilitate successful inclusion of, students with disabilities; increase respect and acceptance of individual differences; increase understanding of disabilities and related social issues; and facilitate the development of English and language arts skills through activities about disability awareness. These units meet the Florida Standards and are also housed on the CPALMS website.

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Disability Awareness Through Language Arts and Literacy: Resources for Prekindergarten and Elementary School (Updated)
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This guide was created for educators and families to promote positive attitudes toward, and facilitate successful inclusion of, students with disabilities; increase respect and acceptance of individual differences; increase understanding of disabilities and related social issues; and facilitate the development of literacy and language arts skills through activities about disability awareness. Lessons plans have been revised to meet current Florida elementary school standards.

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Disability Awareness Through Language Arts and Literacy: Resources for Pre-K & Elementary School (2012) Recommended for Pre-K Only
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This guide was created for educators and families to promote positive attitudes toward, and facilitate successful inclusion of, students with disabilities; increase respect and acceptance of individual differences; increase understanding of disabilities and related social issues; and facilitate the development of literacy and language arts skills through activities about disability awareness. The 2012 disability awareness guide’s lesson plans meet Florida pre-kindergarten education standards.

To download this booklet in English Click Here

To download this booklet in Spanish Click Here

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Expanding Career and Technical Education Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
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This webinar describes how equal access to Career and Technical Education programs can be provided for all students. Jane Silveria (Division of Career and Adult Education), Lynda Earls (Division of Florida Colleges) and Tury Lewis (Project 10) share their experience regarding entry requirements, exit requirements, available accommodations, dual enrollment, state and federal law, support services, and more. The content of this webinar is relevant for staff of Florida Colleges and Florida Technical Colleges, and students with disabilities and their parents.

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Florida Postsecondary Education Guide
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This guide provides in-depth descriptions of postsecondary programs in Florida that serve students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is a resource for students and their families, educators and other stakeholders, and others.

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Sexuality Across the Lifespan for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities
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An instructional guide for Parents/Caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities.

To download the 2011 English version Click Here

To download the Spanish version Click Here

To order the English version online click here

 

Sexuality Across the Lifespan for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities
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An instructional guide for Educators of individuals with developmental disabilities (2011).

To download the 2011 English version Click Here

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Special Education Law and Advocacy Workshops
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In August of 2010 The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council and Disability Rights Florida hosted a series of Special Education Law and Advocacy Workshops throughout the state. The DVDs of the workshops are available to you now at no charge. The three DVDs include Evaluation & IEP; Inclusion & Discipline; and Transition & Problem Solving.

We no longer have copies of the DVDs available however, you can download these below.

Inclusion Video: Click Here

Discipline & IDEA Video: Click Here

Evaluations Video: Click Here

The IEP Video: Click Here

Transition Video: Click Here

Problem Solving Video: Click Here

 

Employment Resources

Connections: Tools and Resources for Adult Life
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provides information that connects individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to tools and resources that will support their transition into adult life.

To download this booklet in English Click Here

To download this booklet in Spanish Click Here

 

Employment First Messaging DVD
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details the collaborative efforts of nine state agency and organization collaborative efforts to improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities in Florida. The DVD may be used by anyone seeking to share information with diverse stakeholders on Florida’s Employment First efforts.

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Florida Rural Routes to Employment Replication Manual
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The Florida Rural Routes to Employment Replication Manual contains best practice information for individuals providing services or desiring to provide services in the areas of customized employment, job development, placement and follow-along supports, including specific strategies to achieve quality employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities residing in rural settings.

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FYI Transition
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The University of South Florida, in collaboration with the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, developed a website to provide information to students with disabilities and their families related to employment and transition. FYI Transition provides information and web-based learning on transition planning, career and post-secondary education planning, job development and support, career exploration, funding, work incentives, and more. FYI Transition is being maintained by the Training Resource Network, Inc., Dale DiLeo, with support from the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. For more information please visit: http://fyitransition-students.org/

 

Let’s Get Everyone to Work DVDs
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Let’s Get Everyone to Work: Resource Toolkit for Students and Families

This 45-minute video explores strategies and approaches that lead to successful employment and greater independence for individuals with developmental disabilities. It focuses on the importance of having high expectations for employment and independence and using a person-centered transition process that reflects the interests and abilities of the individual, while developing a collaborative and creative support network. Also included are 12 personal stories of individuals with developmental disabilities who are successfully employed or participating in postsecondary education. You may order one DVD online and make as many copies as you wish. If you need additional copies, please download from the website including English or Spanish subtitles or order online,

English: Student Family Click Here Spanish: Student-Transition Click Here

English: Amanda Click Here Spanish: Student-Amanda Click Here

English: Antionette Click Here Spanish: Student-Antoinette Click Here

English: Chelsea Click Here Spanish: Student-Chelsea Click Here

English: Edwin Click Here Spanish: Student-Edwin Click Here

English: Jason Click Here Spanish: Student-Jason Click Here

English: JJstudent Click Here Spanish: Student-JJ-ESP Click Here

English: Jonathan Click Here Spanish: Jonathan Click Here

English: Kelsey Click Here Spanish: Student-Kelsey Click Here

English: Michael Click Here Spanish: Student-Michael Click Here

English: Misty Click Here Spanish: Student-Misty Click Here

English: Richard Click Here Spanish: Student-Richard Click Here

English: Shane Click Here Spanish: Student-Shane Click Here

Advice-Parents English: Click Here Spanish: Advice-Parents Click Here

Advice-Students English: Click Here Spanish: Advice-Students Click Here

Careers English: Click Here Spanish: Student-Career Click Here

College English: Click Here Spanish: Student-College Click Here

On The Job English: Click Here Spanish: Student-Job Click Here

Person Centered English: Click Here Spanish: Student-Person Click Here

 

 

Let’s Get Everyone to Work: Marketing Toolkit for Employers
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This five-minute video highlights the benefits of hiring people with developmental disabilities and the support that is available to help your business and your employee succeed. Also included are 10 personal stories of individuals who have become super employees with the support of their families, schools, employers, co-workers and communities.

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Employer Intro View Video: Click Here
Amanda View Video: Click Here
Antionette View Video: Click Here
Edwin View Video: Click Here
Jason View Video: Click Here
JJEmpPs View Video: Click Here
Jonathan View Video: Click Here
KelseyPsEmp View Video: Click Here
Misty View Video: Click Here
Richard View Video: Click Here
Shane View Video: Click Here

 

 

Let’s Get Everyone to Work: Teaching Toolkit for Pre-Service Professionals
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This 45-minute video explores the role of educators, rehabilitation specialists, social workers and other professionals in supporting successful employment and greater independence for individuals with developmental disabilities. It focuses on the importance of having high expectations for employment and independence and using a person-centered transition process that reflects the interests and abilities of the individual. Also included are 12 personal stories of individuals with developmental disabilities who are successfully employed or participating in postsecondary education.

Pre-Service Video: Click Here
Amanda View Video: Click Here
Antionette View Video: Click Here
Chelsea View Video: Click Here
Edwin View Video: Click Here
Jason View Video: Click Here
JJEmpPs View Video: Click Here
Jonathan View Video: Click Here
KelseyPsEmp View Video: Click Here
Misty View Video: Click Here

 

 

Supported Employment Rate Study
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Is the culmination of a research study designed to identify proven models and approaches that could be replicated throughout Florida to design and implement a supported employment provider rate system that makes providing these services sustainable for providers while still being responsive to the needs of individuals with disabilities.

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The Changing Face of Benefits
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The Changing Face of Benefits self-paced workbook was created to provide individuals, families, and profes-sionals with basic information about Social Security Disability and Medicaid/Medicare benefits, information to support informed decision-making, and programs and services available to help people with disabilities move toward financial success. The workbook can be accessed in English and Spanish as a downloadable workbook Click Here

Samuel's Journey is a supplemental workbook to The Changing Face of Benefits that is specifically targeted to individuals with disabilities. Samuel's Journey can be accessed as a downloadable workbook Click Here

The Changing Face of Benefits is also offered in English and Spanish as a self-paced online course which can be found at: http://www.floridabenefits.org/ Successful completers of the online course may also apply for CEUs

 

Health Care Resources

Easing Your Stress: Information for Caregivers of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
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Is a publication about stress and stress management for caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In its 24 pages, caregivers learn

• How the mind-body connect affects their response to stress

• How stress affects children

• How other caregivers have learned to ease their stress

• What resources are available

• How to identify approaches that will work for them

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To download Spanish version Click Here

 

FloridaHATS
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Florida Health and Transition Services (FloridaHATS) is a collaborative program of the Florida Department of Health, the Children’s Medical Services Network, the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, and other partners throughout the state. FloridaHATS’ mission is to ensure successful transition from pediatric to adult health care for all youth and young adults in Florida, including those with disabilities, chronic health conditions or other special health care needs.

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Goodwill Fit Club
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In 2009, The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council sought to support programs that would promote good health and reduce secondary health conditions (like diabetes and heart disease) in individuals with developmental disabilities. One program, The Gulfstream Goodwill Fit Club, was created in 2009 by Gulfstream Goodwill Industries and continues to operate today.
Members of the Fit Club participate in activities like walking groups, workouts with a personal trainer, yoga classes. cooking classes, and nutritional education and counseling. In the last year of the program, over 65% of the participants showed improvement in at least one health indicator (like weight and blood pressure) and over 80% showed improvement in health awareness. The staff of Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc. has created a replication guide for the Fit Club program. The replication guide is a "how to" manual that includes instructions on how to create a Fit Club in your organization that supports individuals with develop- mental disabilities.

The replication guide is free and available to download by Clicking Here

For more information, contact Holly Hohmeister at the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council at 800-580-7801 or hollyh@fddc.org.

 

 

Health Insurance for Young Adults
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Just The Facts: The 411 on Health Insurance for Young Adults Ages 18-30 in Florida is designed to help all young adults - including those with chronic health conditions or disabilities - identify, access, and maintain health insurance coverage that meets their needs.

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My Health Care
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Is a training program designed to educate individuals with developmental disabilities on how to communicate with health care professionals and to identify and advocate for their own health care needs. The goal of this program is to support, through skill building and the use of adaptive tools, individuals with developmental disabilities as primary participants in all matters related to their health care and healthy living. In this training program, adults with developmental disabilities have a role as prima-ry participants in learning and in mentoring peers about healthy living and managing acute or chronic illness. Using the GLADD model (Give Listen Ask Decide Do) developed at University of Florida’s Institute for Child Health Policy (UF/ICHP), the curriculum encompasses the following components in an interactive, multi-media format:

• Being prepared with questions and issues to discuss at office visits
• Providing a health summary to the physician
• Being assertive when communicating
• Paying attention to body language
• Using rating scales and visual aids to communicate health issues
• Learning negotiating skills; providing feedback to the physician
• Utilizing • caregivers to assist with communication
• Recording communication with physician to enhance information recall and comprehension
• Utilizing technology to improve health care communication and self-management

The curriculum employs multiple teaching methods to accommodate diverse learner needs, incorporating modeling, games, and role play activities throughout the course. It includes PowerPoint slides, videos for learners, web-based resources and print materi-als. The Instructor’s Guide provides a detailed course outline and resources needed for implementation. Technology requirements include internet access and audio-video equipment for classroom presentations (i.e., computer. LCD projector, screen).
All program materials, including instructor training videos, can be viewed and downloaded by Clicking Here

A limited supply of printed instructor and learner materials are available to interested persons or organizations. To request print materials, please contact Holly Hohmeister at FDDC, (800) 580-7801 or email hollyh@fddc.org

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Stress and What You Can Do About It
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Is a full color book that takes individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through a colorful, graphically attractive and easy-to-read lesson in the basics of stress and stress management. Please note that some products have limited print availability.

To download English version: Click Here
To download Spanish version: Click Here

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Legal and Reference Resources

FDDC's Universal Education Position, Policy & Practice Statement
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Universal Education, also referred to as inclusion, is an approach to education that creates learning environments which are inher-ently designed for diversity, making natural education settings accessible to all children, all together, all the time.

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Florida Developmental Disabilities Council State Plan
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The Council's goals, funding, and strategies for systemic change through the year 2021 are provided below.

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Logic-Model PDF Click Here

2017-2021 State Plan Click Here

 

 

Guardianship
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Is the most restrictive decision-making option available and should only be used as a last resort. Florida law provides a continuing right to review the appropriateness of a guardianship and favors restoration of rights whenever possible. The resources below are provided to assist individuals with developmental disabilities who wish to build their skills and work towards more independent lives. In response to the need for increased awareness of the continuing right to review existing guardianship and the need for increased knowledge of the rights restoration process, the Council partnered with the Office of the Public Guardian, Inc. to provide education for individuals under guardianship, their families, legal professionals and other stakeholders. The goal of the project is to increase awareness of guardianship and guardianship restoration; provide an accompanying website with downloadable resources; and to initiate of advocacy efforts to address the lack of data on guardianship and guardianship restoration within the judicial system.
Through the project’s advocacy efforts, key stakeholders became engaged in examining the issue of data collection within Florida’s judicial system and data collection among persons receiving services from the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and their families.

To download the Workbook for Persons with Disabilities Click Here
To download the 2016 Guide for Supporting Persons with Disabilities Click Here
To download the Manual for Legal Professionals Click Here

 

 

Lighting the Way to Guardianship and Other Decision-Making Alternatives
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This document provides accurate and timely information regarding guardianship and alternatives to guardian-ship for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, please seek the service of competent professional

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English / Spanish

 

Lighting the Way Fact Sheets
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Educator Fact Sheet Click Here

Student Fact Sheet Click Here

Parent Fact Sheet Click Here

 

Lighting the Way to Guardianship Online Training
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Designed to assist individuals and families of persons with developmental disabilities understand the range of decision-making options, from an individual making his or her own decisions to guardianship or guardianship advocacy.
Guardianship On-line Training Course Click Here

 

Lighting the Way to Your Choices, Your Decision, and Your Life
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Every person who is age eighteen or older has certain legal rights. As an adult, you can exercise these rights by making your own decisions or asking someone to help you make decisions. To download a copy of this information Click Here

 

Self-Advocacy & Leadership Resources

Your Health Care, Your Choice
Easy to read information about Statewide Medicaid Managed Care
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"Your Health Care Your Choice" was written to help you understand a new program in Florida called Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC). Statewide Medicaid Managed Care is a way to get health care services. It is not the same as Medicaid or iBudget services. If you are served by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities through the Home and Community Based Services Waiver and the iBudget, you can voluntarily take part in the Managed Medical Assistance program, but you are not required to enroll. "Your Health Care Your Choice" is part of the Council's work to provide information about choices in all areas of your life.

To download the English Version Click Here

To download the Spanish Version Click Here

 

A Home That Fits
Personal Assessment Tool for Housing
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This book can help you figure out what kind of housing is right for you

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Special Interest Publications

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council 2015 Annual Report - Click Here

 

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council 2014 Annual Report - Click Here

 

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council 2013 Annual Report - Click Here

 

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council 2012 Annual Report - Click Here

 
 
 
 
 

 

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