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Health Access and Disabilities in Florida

October 2023 Webinar Series

  • Join us for an educational series of presentations covering the experiences of Floridians with disabilities, helpful resources, and opportunities to advocate for an improved system of care.

  • According to the CDC 28% of adult Floridians have some type of functional disability, still we rank 49th for per capita spending on services for people with disabilities.

  • Get plugged in on our campaign to increase funding and access to care for Floridians with disabilities.

Family Engagement in the Mental Health System

Tuesday, October 10 @ 1 pm

Join us for this presentation in recognition of World Mental Health Day. Lisa Math from the Family Network on Disabilities will present an overview of Florida's mental health system, review existing laws and policies, and build our understanding of how a mental health related diagnosis can impact families and communities.

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Life On and Off Florida's iBudget Waiver

Tuesday, October 17 @ 12 pm

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) are critical to keeping Floridians with disabilities in their communities and living to their full potential. Florida's HCBS program, the iBudget Waiver, currently serves over 30,000 Floridians, but also has a waitlist of over 22,000 people. Join two Florida families, the Finnigans (Thelma, Dave and Davy) and the Holmes (Alison and JJ) for a discussion about navigating these systems, accessing services, and what it means to be on the waitlist.

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Disability: Self Advocacy in Healthcare and Higher Education

Thursday, October 26 @ 6 pm

Dr. Matthew Weed is a totally blind and very brittle type I diabetic three time graduate of Yale including his Ph.D. in Genetics. He also has masters’ from Princeton an Harvard. He has mentored hundreds of health professionals, policy makers, athletes and businesspeople. He knows how difficult getting care can be for patients with special needs of all types. He will speak on the importance of self advocacy in healthcare and higher education  wile touching on the importance of building and engaging community in order to solve personal and societal problems and do great things in life.

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