Spread the Word to Save Your iBudget Waiver Services!

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC) needs your voice to protect the iBudget Waiver services program!

The FDDC just released its iBudget Waiver Survey to help the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and the Florida legislature understand why the waiver program is absolutely vital for persons with I/DD and to show what waiver services are critical for Floridians.

The survey data is anonymous with 13 simple questions. Please complete and submit the survey before September 1, 2019.

Click on the picture below to take the survey:

It’s National Disability Voter Registration Week!

The Arc of Florida joins The Arc US in spreading an important message for individuals with disabilities:

Make sure your vote counts!

Did you know there was a surge in people with disabilities voting in 2018?!

While this is exciting news, people with disabilities continue to face many barriers to voting – from transportation, to guardianship, to accessibility of their polling location, and more. Because of this, the voter turnout rate is still lower for people with disabilities.

The first step to continuing to increase turnout and breaking down barriers is making sure we are registered to vote!

Each year, the REV UP campaign, through the American Association for People with Disabilities, organizes National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) to promote registration and civic engagement among people with disabilities.

Here are three things you can do this week to make the #DisabilityVote count:

  1. Make sure YOU are registered to vote.
  2. Encourage your friends and family to register!
  3. Spread the word on social media by sharing these sample posts this week: Support National Disability Voter Registration Week by registering today! #REVUP https://vote.gov/

If you’re active on social media, try use these hashtags to spread the word: #REVUP, #DisabilityVote, #DisabilityVote19

Let’s make sure our community is registered, educated, and engaged to exercise their civil right to vote! #REVUP #DisabilityVote https://vote.gov/

News You Can Use!

ATTENTION: The Agency for Persons with Disabilities and the Agency for Health Care Administration have been directed to develop a plan to redesign the waiver program.

Save the Date for Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities will be hosting a public meeting on July 17. This meeting is intended to provide the public with an opportunity to offer the Agency comments, ideas, and suggestions on this issue.

If you are interested in attending, please see the information below:

Date: July 17
Time: 9 a.m. until noon
Place: 4030 Esplanade Way
Room 301
Tallahassee, FL 32399

If unable to attend in person, you may register to participate by using this link:

You will receive a system generated email with another link to join the meeting. Please register 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to ensure access to the meeting.

To learn more check out the Agenda and Meeting Notice.