New Video Designed to Prepare Self-Advocates For Dental Visit

The thought of visiting the dentist is frightening for many people.  A new video produced by The Arc of Florida is designed to ease the fears self-advocates often have when going to the dentist’s office.  “Your Dental Visit” walks self-advocates through the process of seeing the dentist.  It was funded by a special appropriation awarded to The Arc of Florida during the 2012 Legislative Session.  Funds have also been used to pay for much-needed dental treatments for 450 self-advocates.

Absentee Ballot May Make Voting Easier For People with Disabilities

Floridians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) should consider voting by absentee ballot this year. The state’s 2012 ballot includes a long list of races and a number of lengthy amendments. Voters with I/DD may feel more comfortable reviewing and filling out their ballot at home. The Arc of Florida shows us how to obtain, complete and submit an absentee ballot.