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Latest Issues

Webinar on iBudget Waiver Provider Rate Crisis

February 12, 2016

This webinar is hosted by The Arc of Florida, Florida ARF, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC), Family Care Council and  It was held on Friday, February 12, 2016.  You can listen to the full recording of the webinar at the link below:

Webinar Recording: iBudget Waiver Provider Rate Crisis

For the PowerPoint to the webinar, please click here: iBudget Waiver Provider Rate Crisis Webinar PowerPoint 2-12-2016


Interested in how the Federal Home and Community Based Rule will be implemented and progress measured?

January 8, 2016

Click the links below to see the review tool to be used by state personnel to review residential and non-residential facilities for compliance with the Federal rule.


Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day 2016 is Coming!

January 5, 2016

The Arc of Florida has teamed with the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council to host the 2016 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day at the Florida Capitol Thursday, February 18, 2016. The Agency for Persons with Disabilities will also participate.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day is an opportunity for members of the disability community to meet with legislators and advocate for issues important to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (I/DD) Exhibitor opportunities are also available.  To see the legislative priorities for The Arc of Florida for the 2016 Legislative session, click here.

For more information on DD Awareness Day or exhibitor opportunities, please contact Vanda Bowman at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 850.448.4180.




Our Thoughts and Prayers are with those in San Bernardino


December 2, 2015


Those who work in the developmental disabilities, (DD) field know that people's lives are in their hands each day that they go to work.  


Sadly, today, our fellow professionals in California had to protect the precious lives of persons with developmental disabilities in their own facilty where they should have been safe.


The horror of the senseless killings in theaters, malls and schoolyards has now come to our DD community.


Our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals, staff, families and public health workers who faced the horror of these senseless acts today.



ABLE Accounts are Coming!!


October 26, 2015


Next year Floridians will be able to purchase an ABLE Account for the first time.  Click the link below to learn more about ABLE Accounts and how they work.

Understanding ABLE by Chris Rodriguez

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