Resources & Opportunities for Action 

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Self-Advocacy Groups: Florida Self-Advocates Network'd 

 

Florida has a network of 14 grassroots self-advocacy groups that tackle advocacy projects and community service at the local level. FL SAND also has a board that coordinates the efforts of its local groups to advocate at the state and national levels.   

Career Cards

 Employment

Expanding opportunities for fair, accessible, and equal employment for persons with disabilities are prominent issues on which self-advocates continually work. Click here for information on employment efforts and links to job opportunities for self-advocates.

Coins

 Financial Independence

Like everyone else, self-advocates dream of financial independence. These agencies provide programs to help individuals achieve financial independence as well as provide ideas for advocating for systems change. 

Mingling

Resource Agencies and Organizations 

 

These state and national organizations provide valuable information, services, and resources to self-advocates and all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Most of them include self-advocacy promotion and support as part of their mission. 

Public Bus

 Transportation

List of agencies and initiatives that can help equip and assist self-advocates and self-advocacy groups in advocating locally and participating at the state and national level on systems change efforts related to transportation. 

Stained House

 Accessible, Affordable Housing

These agencies provide resources to assist people with disabilities and other groups with information and assistance on accessing quality, affordable, and accessible homes in the communities of their choice. 

Book of French Laws

Policy & Legislative Action 

 

Self-Advocacy groups and service providers and agencies advocate for systems change in the form of legislative platforms that are disseminated to local, state, and federal legislators. Click here for a list of resources and activities related to advocating for policy change.

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 Healthcare

List of agencies and initiatives that can help equip and assist self-advocates and self-advocacy groups in advocating locally and participating at the state and national level on systems change efforts related to Medicaid, the Medicaid Waiver, and general healthcare. 

Q&A Seminar

 Events

Check here for self-advocacy events across the state.

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FL SAND and Florida Self-Advocacy Central are projects provided by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc., supported in part by grant numbers 1901FLSCDD-01 and 2001FLSCDD-01 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.