Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day 2018 Quickly Approaching!

The 2018 Florida Legislative Session has begun and is in high gear, and that means that the 2018 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day is quickly approaching.

The Arc of Florida and the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council will host the 2018 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day. This year, The Arc of Florida and Florida Developmental Disabilities Council will also be joined by the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged and the Florida Public Transportation Association for the annual event.

To download a pamphlet for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day 2018 that contains the schedule for the day, click here.

The Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day will take place on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Florida Capitol building.  The day will begin at 8:30 AM and conclude around 3:00 PM.  The second floor rotunda of the Florida Capitol building will have vendors for you to visit, and the press conference, rally and lunch will take place in the Capitol Courtyard between the old and new Capitol buildings.

Most of all, make sure to schedule a visit with your legislators so your voice will be heard and will help raise awareness for developmental disabilities here in our great state of Florida.

Dream Inspired Planning Training Event in St. Augustine

The Arc of Florida, in coordination the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and the Family Care Council, is pleased to announce a training forum on “Dream Inspired Planning”.

This event is to be held in St. Augustine, Florida on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the The Arc of the St. Johns, 2101 ARC Drive, St. Augustine, Florida 32084 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST).

In-service hours will be issued to APD Medicaid Waiver providers.  There is no fee for the training.

The training will be presented by Jonathan Martinis, Legal Director for the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University in Washington, D.C.  You MUST register for this event in order to attend as seating is limited.

To register for the training, click the link below:

https://arcflorida.givezooks.com/events/dream-inspired-planning-training-st-augustine

This event is open to self-advocates and family members served by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Family Care Council members, providers of APD services, Waiver Support Coordinators and to APD and Vocational Rehabilitation staff – APD will verify registrants at the door requesting in-service hours.

Dream Inspired Planning Training Event in Tallahassee

The Arc of Florida, in coordination the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and the Family Care Council, is pleased to announce a training forum on “Dream Inspired Planning”.

This event is to be held in Tallahassee, Florida on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Leon County library – Leroy Collins annex at 200 West Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301,  (850) 606-2665 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST).

There is a fee for parking in the library’s parking lot. In-service hours will be issued to APD Medicaid Waiver providers.  There is no fee for the training.

The training will be presented by Jonathan Martinis, Legal Director for the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University in Washington, D.C.  You MUST register for this event in order to attend as seating is limited.

To register for this training event, please click the link below:

https://arcflorida.givezooks.com/events/dream-inspired-planning-training-tallahassee

This event is open to self-advocates and family members served by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Family Care Council members, providers of APD services, Waiver Support Coordinators and to APD and Vocational Rehabilitation staff – APD will verify registrants at the door requesting in-service hours.