January 29, 2020

Developmental Disabilities and Transportation Awareness Day in Florida is February 11 at the State Capitol in Tallahassee. 


The legislative priorities that have been chosen by Florida Self-Advocates Network'D FL SAND) focus on saving the iBudget (Medicaid) waiver. In 2...

November 26, 2019

"About Us" is a series of interviews with accomplished self-advocates in Florida.

Sarah Goldman has a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in social work from Florida State University. She is a Florida Development...

November 1, 2019

Florida Self- Advocacy Central is pleased to once again celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month by featuring people with disabilities who are out in the workforce.

Name: Jimmy Fricke 

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Employer: Publix

Position: Cashier

L...

October 28, 2019

Florida Self- Advocacy Central is pleased to once again celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month by featuring people with disabilities who are out in the workforce.

Name: Olivia Babis 

Hometown: Lakeland, Florida

Employer: Disability Rights Florida

Pos...

October 23, 2019

Florida Self- Advocacy Central is pleased to once again celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month by featuring people with disabilities who are out in the workforce.

Name: Shari Wilson M. Ed., JD candidate

Hometown: Tampa, Florida

Employer: University of So...

October 16, 2019

Florida Self- Advocacy Central is pleased to once again celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month by featuring people with disabilities who are out in the workforce.

Name: Eddie Hall

Hometown: Lakeland, Florida

Employer: Home Depot

Positions: Part-Time Greet...

October 9, 2019

2019 Idelio Valdes advocacy award winner Rachel Long talks about her work experience during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

September 30, 2019

Disability advocacy can be a long and sometimes daunting task. Often, we don’t consider the toll it can take on our health from day to day.

The effects of your advocacy efforts are worth it but it’s important to maintain your physical and mental well-being in the proces...

September 4, 2019

Advantage Ride, the on-demand transportation service that began a pilot program in March for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Tampa and surrounding counties, has been extended for another year.

The program received additional funding fro...

August 21, 2019

“The Peanut Butter Falcon,” a movie starring Florida self-advocate, Zack Gottsagen, opens in Florida and nationwide this Friday, August 23.

Gottsagen is a long-time member of FL SAND’s Palm Beach County group, Self-Advocacy for an Independent Life (SAIL). Although “The...

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