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Fri, Jul 22, 2022

Family Care Councils Celebrate 30 Years

July 2022 marks 30 years since the Family Care Councils were formed. The 15 local councils throughout the state consist of Governor-appointed volunteers who provide education and empowerment for self-advocates in Florida, as well as their families. The Family Care Councils partner with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) to make sure self-advocates and their families have input in statewide policies. We’ve made great progress, but there’s so much more we want to accomplish. This is where we need your help. FCC members are individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and parents, siblings, grandparents, and guardians of people who qualify for services from APD. Together we mentor families, meet with legislators, host educational forums, review APD policies, and much more. We encourage you to get involved as a member and reach out to your local council. Share your story and connect with someone who is experiencing a similar journey. Take a look around our website for more information and resources.

Next Meeting

August 2022 Council Meeting

Fri, Jul 22, 2022

Our August 2022 Council Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 18 and will be virtual at 6 p.m.

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To review the budget, bylaws and support plan, click here.

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