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
October 28, 2019
Name: Olivia Babis
Hometown: Lakeland, Florida
Employer: Disability Rights Florida
October 23, 2019
Name: Shari Wilson M. Ed., JD candidate
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Employer: University of So...
October 16, 2019
Name: Eddie Hall
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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August 15, 2016
Are you Ready for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day February 11?
Equality and Inclusion Drive Goldman's Advocacy Work
Employment Spotlight: Fricke Says to Show Employers Your Determination
Employment Spotlight on Olivia Babis: Creativity of People with Disabilities an Asset on the Job
Employment Spotlight on Shari Wilson: Companies Need More Education on Competitive Employment
Employment Spotlight on Eddie Hall: Networking Essential to Getting Your Foot in the Door
Employment Spotlight: Long Reminds Us that Work Helps Overcome Fear
Stress Management Tips for the Self-Advocate
On-Demand Transportation Pilot Program Extended in Tampa Area
Movie Starring Boynton Beach Self-Advocate Opens in Florida this Weekend