Important Update: Largest funding increase in recent history to reduce iBudget Waiver waiting list.

Lawmakers have agreed to spend an additional $95 million a year to provide more people with intellectual and developmental disabilities access to services they need to live in their communities and out of institutions.

“We are very excited about (the $95 million). It will certainly help with getting a larger number of individuals off the waitlist than what we originally anticipated,” said Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Executive Director Valerie Breen.

Read more about this funding and its impacts here.

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How You Can Help Preserve The iBudget Waiver

With Preserve the iBudget Waiver, FDDC has created ways that Florida’s most vulnerable citizens can educate the Florida Legislature on why preserving this program means preserving thousands of lives.

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Understand what saving the iBudget Waiver means to 35,000 Floridians. View our video, read our talking points and use available materials located on our resources page.

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Share our campaign postcards and fact sheets with legislators. Include a brief personal story on what the iBudget Waiver services mean to you.

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Schedule a Zoom meeting with your legislator’s office. Prepare an e-mail to your legislator and/or their aide. Use our postcard and send it with a personal note sharing the importance of the iBudget Waiver to you.

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