Issue Campaigns


Supported Decision-Making - SDMFL

Supported Decision-Making (SDM) is an alternative to guardianship that allows an adult with a disability 

to appoint people they trust to support them in making their own decisions.

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Pay Fair For Care began as a joint effort of the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, the Arc of Florida, and the Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities. Its mission is to secure salary increases for workers who provide direct care to people with disabilities. Although agencies throughout the state have advocated for increases to provider rates for many years, Pay Fair For Care was formally initiated prior to the 2018 Legislative Session. 




With Save the iBudget Waiver, the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council has created ways that Florida’s most vulnerable citizens can educate the Florida Legislature on why preserving this program means preserving thousands of lives.

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There are more than 22,000 Floridians with disabilities waiting for the Florida iBudget Medicaid Waiver that will allow them access to vital services they need to live independently. The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities at the University of South Florida initiated the ongoing DD Waitlist Campaign prior to the 2017 Legislative Session. 

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