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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation at the Florida Department of Education has Announced Six Rule Development Workshops

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Advocacy Center encourages people with disabilities to attend a DVR rule development workshop!

Six workshops have been scheduled. Let your voice be heard! To get…

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Get Involved! You Can Participate in the Department of Education’s “Student Self-Administration of Medication” Rulemaking

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Florida legislature enacted HB 747 and authorized the Florida Department of Education to make rules. The Florida Department of Education (DOE) has begun the…

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Call to Action: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Rulemaking Workshops

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Advocacy Center needs your help with a time-sensitive matter! We want your voice to be heard by Florida’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. We urge you…

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Updates on Legislative and Public Affairs staffing at the Advocacy Center

Monday, August 02, 2010

The Advocacy Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Dana Farmer as Director of Legislative and Public Affairs. Dana obtained a Bachelor’s degree with a…

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Guardianship Trainings in Miami on July 30 - 31 and Orlando on August 13 - 14

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Advocacy Center is a 2010 partner of the Lighting the Way to Guardianship and Other Decision-making Alternatives trainings. The trainings are being held in Miami…

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Advocacy Center Proudly Announces Appointment of Paul E. Liles as Senior Trial Counsel

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Paul E. Liles will join the Advocacy Center on July 12 and will work from our Tampa office.

Mr. Liles is relocating to Tampa from Ft.…

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Personal Care Assistant Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities Restored

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Advocacy Center settles lawsuit with Agency for Health Care Administration

In late 2009, as part of the transition for personal care assistant (PCA) services for children…

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Advocacy Center Seeking Public Input Through July 17

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The Advocacy Center is taking public input now on goals for 2011. Public input will be accepted from June 8 – July 17, 2010.

There are…

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New Protections against Abusive Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities to Become Law on July 1, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The Florida legislature’s first enactment of law to address widespread concern about the use of seclusion and restraint on students with disabilities in public school has…

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New Protections for Vulnerable Children and Adults to Become Law on July 1, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

HB 7069 was recently signed by the Governor. This new law substantially updates the requirements for the criminal background screening of workers and volunteers serving and…

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Advocacy Center at the 2010 Family Cafe June 18 - 20

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The 12th Annual Family Café Conference is just days away and the Advocacy Center is looking forward to it! Since the Family Café began in…

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Systems Change and Personal Advocacy Panel Discussion June 15

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

June 15 at 3:15 p.m. at the Florida Independent Living Conference at Walt Disney World Hilton Resort

Gayle Miller, Advocacy Center Attorney and Equal Access to…

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2009 Annual Report Now Available

Thursday, June 03, 2010

We are pleased to announce the completion and availability of the Advocacy Center's 2009 Annual Report.

Visit our Publications page to download the report, and…

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Are you Prepared for Emergencies?

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

June 1 is the start of the 2010 Hurricane Season. A disaster can strike at any time - sometimes without warning! It is important for every…

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New Protections for Vulnerable Children and Adults Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A bill (HB 7069) that will significantly modernize criminal background screening passed the legislature and heads to the desk of Governor Crist for signature. This…

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