Next week many advocates, family members, and professionals plan to come to Tallahassee to support DD Awareness Day.  The Arc of Florida and the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council have planned an educational day filed with exhibits, a press conference, and luncheon.  A schedule of activities is below.

Florida ARF and a number of members will have booths on the 2nd Floor of the Capitol in the Rotunda.  Please stop by and see them or use this as your meeting point.

 Florida ARF

DD Days at the Capitol

In collaboration with Arc of Florida and the Florida DD Council, Florida ARF encourages member agencies and the individuals they serve to attend DD Days on March 23.

What: DD Days at the Capitol

When: March 23, 2011

10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where: The Florida Capitol Building in Tallahassee, FL

How: Meet at the Florida ARF headquarters office at 10:00 a.m. to park vehicles and catch the Arc of Florida van to the Capitol.

Schedule: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Visit booths in the Rotunda
  • See legislators (appointments recommended) and/or aides.
  • Tour the Capitol

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

  • Lunch in the courtyard between Old and New Capitol building

(pizza and drinks provided – reservations required)

  • Entertainment by Pyramid Sunshine Band
  • Speeches from Governor’s Office and House &Senate Leadership

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • More legislative visits
  • Meet at bus pick up site at back of the Capitol
  • Return to Florida ARF parking lot
  • Depart by 3:30 p.m.

The Governor and House and Senate leadership have been invited so there may be an opportunity for brief interaction.  To identify your legislators, go to www.floridaarf.org/grassroots and view your agency specific legislative profile.

Questions: Call 850-877-4816.  Ask for Suzanne at Extension #123 or Courtney at Extension #114.