In the disability community, “people first language” is commonplace these days. It’s a meaningful term whose use people with disabilities started advancing years ago to convey that persons with disabilities wanted to be known as people before being identified by their...
Having the ability to get from point A to point B is something most people don’t have to think twice about. But for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, figuring out how to get from point A to point B is no easy task.
Nominations for the 2018 Idelio Valdes Leadership and Advocacy Award given by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC) are open until January 26. The award will be announced during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day at the State Capitol February 14.
The 2018 Florida Legislative session opens in January next year and Florida Self-Advocates Network'D (FL SAND) has selected 3 priorities it will advance through its 13 grassroots groups and at Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day in February.
Florida residents with disabilities can build savings and keep their federal benefits by opening an ABLE United account – and individuals who open their ABLE account in November and December 2017 will be automatically entered to win a $1,000 account contribution.
The majority of Floridians know that hurricanes are likely to strike our state, and news reports run season-long with projections for storms that could threaten our coasts and warnings on preparation. Still, the length of time between major storms can make it easy to u...
Florida Self-Advocates Network'D has declared "My Voice Matters" as the theme of the 6th Annual FL SAND Conference, which will be February 2-4, 2018, at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center at the Florida Mall in Orlando.