Time to Act!

Urge Congress to Save the Community First Choice Option and other Provisions of the Affordable Care Act!

The Community First Choice Option (CFCO) was the result of decades of advocacy by the Disability Community! A stand-alone program passed along with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), CFCO enables many people with disabilities to live in the community.  Proposals to repeal the ACA have eliminated CFCO without any discussion. Repeal of the ACA, would also eliminate accessibility standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment and insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

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FAAST News

Children at School

This is an annual conference brings resources and workshops to families in Polk County.  

Workshop topic include behavior supports, IEP, and guardianship, pathways to diplomas, APD, and transition services to work.

Lakeland High School
726 Hollingsworth Road
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Computer Code Pic

A House Republican on Tuesday filed legislation that would allow high-school students to take computer-coding courses to satisfy two credits of foreign-language requirements. Rep. Elizabeth Porter, R-Lake City, filed the legislation (HB 265), after Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, filed a...

ABLE United Logo

ABLE United provides a unique way to save up to $14,000 per year, tax-free, for qualified disability expenses, while maintaining eligibility for government benefits. If you've debated whether an ABLE account is right for you, your loved ones or the individuals you serve, you'll want to join us...

Adaptive Toy

My Pal Violet is a cuddly cute bear that learns your child's name, favorite color and more. Has three different play modes, including music, night time lullaby with auto shut-off, and play activity. Violet has been adapted so a child with a disability can use up to 3 switches (sold separately...

Google Accessibility Icon

A small change to Google Maps could make a big difference for people with disabilities.

Alongside information about a business’s hours, telephone number and address, the search giant is now including details about whether or not the location has a wheelchair-accessible entrance.

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Employment Collaboration for 3/16 Event

Employment Collaboration for 3/16 Event

Pasco-Hernando State College Career and Testing Services will host an Increase Your Bottom Line by Hiring Individuals with Disabilities Lunch and...

Find a Regional Demonstration Center Near You

FAAST, Inc. provides short-term loans where consumers and professionals throughout the state can borrow Assistive Technology (AT) devices for a period of up to 30 days from their designated RDC.