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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day 2017 Is Almost Here!

The 2017 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day is almost here!  This year, the event will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, under the Senate Office Building off to the side of the Capitol Courtyard.  It will begin around 11:00 AM with a press conference with The Arc of Florida, Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Florida ARF and several special guests.  Lunch will be provided after the press conference concludes.

The Arc of Florida’s 2017 legislative priorities can be found here: The Arc of Florida 2017 Legislative Priorities 


Career Counseling Info & Referral Training

If you are a provider seeking training for the Career Counseling Info & Referral (CCIR) for self-advocates, then look no further!  Here are some reasons that you should choose The Arc of Florida to provide the training:

  • Statewide reach for training events.
  • Trainees leave with their Dream Boards to take to Support Plan & VR meetings.
  • Engaging, informative training that keeps the trainee’s interest.
  • Cost of the 4 hour training event covered by Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).

If you are ready to schedule a training or would like more information, please email us at the email address shown below and include the following information and a representative will contact you.

Please include the following information in your email:

  • Agency Name
  • Point of Contact
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Your 14(c) Certificate Number
  • Number of Individuals Needing Training

Dental Applications Closed for this Year

The Arc of Florida is no longer accepting applications for dental services for the current contract year.

Applications received after January 4, 2017 will not be kept by The Arc of Florida. Any applications received after this date, also, will not be used for funding requests for the next contract cycle. Please do not send an application before June 2017.

Individuals seeking funding for dental services for the next funding cycle, beginning July 1, 2017, will need to fill out an application at that time. The application for the next contract year funding (July 2017 – June 2018), will be made available on our website beginning this coming June 2017.