Informational Materials

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FCIC Fact Sheet: Advocating for Yourself & Others

This fact sheet provides information about public policy, advocacy and the ingredients needed for effective systems change.

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Sample Letter to Legislator

This is a sample letter for sharing your message with your state legislator.


Useful Links

This page includes links to both internal (CARD) and external (non-CARD) websites. External links are selected and reviewed when the page is published. However, the CARD is not responsible for the content of external websites. The CARD website does not accept submissions or requests.

Agencies that Provide Advocacy

Central Florida Parent Center Project AWARE

The AWARE project ensures that parents of children with disabilities and young adults with disabilities receive training and information on their rights, responsibilities, and protections under IDEA in order to develop the skills necessary to cooperatively and effectively participate in planning and decision-making relating to early intervention, educational, and transitional services.

Disability Rights Florida

Statewide designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida.

Family Network on Disabilities of Florida

Statewide alliance of individuals with disabilities, special needs, or at-risk and their families. Their mission is to provide family-driven support, education, information, and advocacy.

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

Advocates and promotes meaningful participation in all aspects of life for Floridians who have developmental disabilities.

Patient Centered Guides Autism Center

Provides links to worldwide organizations and information for advocacy and support.

Wrights Law

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys can find information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.