Florida Developmental Disabilities Council’s Position on Employment of People with Disbilities


State Policies & Initiatives: 

"The Council supports encouraging Florida employers to consider individuals with developmental disabilities as an under-utilized workforce and that employment can help fulfill projected workforce shortages in a wide number of fileds including the government at all levels.  The Council: 

  • “Creates a system where integrated, gainful employment is the first option available for all individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Provides supports and services to assist individuals with developmental disabilities enrolled in the Developmental Disability Medicaid Waiver programs who choose to pursue gainful employment.
  • Maximizes funding across agency lines which enhances supported and customized employment programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities”.
  • Other
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging