Sara Brothers,
Chris Drummond
Samme Ripley
Central Florida Self-Determination Advocacy Council
Orlando Area
  • Co-Chair: Chris Drummond & Sara Brothers
  • Advisor: Samme Ripley
  • FL SAND Board Rep: Chris Drummond
  • Monthly Meeting
Third Saturday every other month (Feb, Apr, June, August, October, December).  Email for times and locations.
  • For more information, contact
Our group began more than 18 years ago with the Southern Movement in Central Florida. We are adults with developmental disabilities who believe in
  • Being treated as equals
  • Being given the same choices, rights, and chances to speak up and become empowered as all, and  
  • Being able to learn from our experiences and mistakes like everyone else.  
Members have served as appointees on state and local committees and boards (FDDC and Family Care Council), as well as graduated from Partners in Policymaking. 
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FL SAND is a tax-exempt non-profit organization, under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All charitable donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law. 
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This project is provided by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc., supported in part by grant numbers 1901FLSCDD-01 and 2001FLSCDD-01 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.