The Arc of Florida works with local, state and national partners and advocates for people with intellectual disabilities, autism, spina bifida, cerebral palsy (CP), prader-willi syndrome and other developmental disabilities to be fully included in all aspects of their community. The Arc of Florida also works to reduce the incidence of and eliminate the consequences of developmental disabilities through education, awareness, research, advocacy and support of families, friends and the community. The Arc of St. Lucie County is an affiliated chapter of The Arc of Florida.
The Arc US is a tremendous resource for people wanting to know more about intellectual or developmental disabilities. They give a broader picture of what is happening at the national level.
The Arc US is a peerless advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), preserving and protecting their fundamental rights through advocacy and action in support of legislation for civil rights, employment, housing and supports. They connect people with disabilities, their families, professionals and others (like you!) to create hope, growth and change.
STATE OF FLORIDA:
Agency for Health Care Administration
Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Children’s Medical Services (CMS)
Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged
Florida Council for Community Mental Health
Florida Commission on Human Relations
Florida Developmental Disabilities Counsel (FDDC)
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
Centers for Autism Related Disorders:
CARD @ Florida State University
CARD @ University of Central Florida
CARD @ University of South Florida
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Association of Florida
Social Security and Disability Resource Center