Planning Ahead Guide

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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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.