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Holiday Time


By Barbara Palmer

I hope you enjoyed a great Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones. For all of us, it is a great time to appreciate all that we do have and feel grateful. I know that I sure am, especially for my family and friends. 


DDC Leadership Meeting


The two Developmental Disabilities Center (DDC) Leadership teams met with State Office personnel on November 17 and 18 in Tallahassee.  The DDCs are Tacachale in Gainesville and Sunland in Marianna.

Quality Council Overview


The Quality Council (QC) consists of members with leadership skills and a strong interest in driving quality for the Florida Statewide Medicaid iBudget Waiver program. Quality Council members assist in enhancement of service delivery in Florida.

Area 2 FCC Learns About ABLE United


The Area 2 FCC held their monthly meeting on November 30 at North Florida Financial Corporation in Tallahassee.  John Finch, Director of ABLE Trust, was the guest speaker who shared information about the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act and how to open an ABLE account.

For Pete's Sake


Where can you go to discover the score of the latest Miami Dolphins game; learn the name, singer, album, and year of a 1980’s tune; and have your groceries expertly scanned, bagged, and cheerfully taken to your car all at the same time?

Around the State


Free Healthcare Clinic Coming to Milton


Remote Area Medical and volunteers from around the Gulf Coast will be providing FREE medical services to members of the community on December 3 and December 4 at Milton High School, located at 5445 Stewart St. in Milton.

Tacachale to Celebrate 32 years of Holiday Lights


Tacachale Center in Gainesville is hosting two community events to celebrate the Holidays and is inviting the public to come and enjoy the fun!  

FCC News


The Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization held its 22nd Annual Buddy Walk on October 16 at John Prince Park in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County.

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