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.


Hot Issue Advocacy Campaigns 

Disability organizations have partnered to develop campaigns to advocate for some of the state's greatest needs.

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 The Arc of Florida Legislative Page

A list of The Arc of Florida's past and present legislative priorities.

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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 the "Preserve the iBudget Waiver" campaign that will be the focus of its 2021 legislative efforts.

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 FCIC 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 Guide for Hosting a Local Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day

FDDC has created a guide and kit for helping create a Disabilities Awareness day in your own community.

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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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