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Policy Resources

Although self-advocacy takes many forms, one major avenue for impacting systems change for people with disabilities is to advocate with local and state lawmakers for better laws and additional funding for disability programs and services. Many disability organizations, like those listed below, have resources devoted to organizing this type of advocacy and encourage the participation of self-advocates.

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Find Your Legislators

Look up a list of all your state and US representatives


 FDDC Legislative Platform

FDDC's info on investing in the i-Budget waiver and Supported Decision Making will be among the top issues of its legislative efforts in 2023.

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 FCIC / Inclusion Florida Public Policy Page

The FCIC joins other disability agencies in the state in advocating for systems change efforts related to disability issues and provides practical resources for assisting self-advocates in contributing to systems change.


Family Café Advocacy Tool Kit


Family Café offers tips and a tool kit for reaching state legislators with your message. Click here and scroll down to find this information.

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 FDDC Tool Kit for Local Advocacy

FDDC has created a guide for raising awareness about developmental disabilities in local c.

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 Disability Rights Florida

Disability Rights Florida is the statewide designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida.  

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