FCIC CAC Receives COCA Award from AUCD!
Each year during the Association for University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Conference , an Awards Gala is held to honor individuals, groups or programs for their exemplary work and service. The FCIC is the proud winner of this year's AUCD Council on Community Advocacy Award! It is given to the UCEDD that has exhibited the strongest commitment to support the full and active participation of self-advocates and family members on its consumer advisory council.Read Article
Mandated under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) is one of the primary advising and guiding bodies for the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities. The CAC is to advise FCIC’s directors and provide guidance and feedback in the development of the 5-year plan. Each year, the CAC also provides guidance and feedback on how the UCEDD is doing with their 5-year plan.
The role of the Community Advisory Committee is to strengthen the work of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities by:
The majority of the members of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) shall be individuals with developmental and related disabilities, and family members. The CAC must also include representatives from state agencies and other community groups concerned with the welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Panama City, FL
Ft. Myers, FL
Senior Management Analyst
Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Agency for Health Care Administration
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Education BEESS
Disability Rights Florida
Mailman Center for Child Development
CMS/Early Steps State Office
FCIC is seeking interested self-advocates and family members to serve as members on the Community Advisory Committee. The Community Advisory Committee is charged with the responsibility of advising FCIC staff, helping us achieve the FCIC mission. CAC membership is a 2-year renewable commitment. A stipend is provided and your travel costs are covered. See the About the CAC tab to learn more about the CAC member role.
Interesting in becoming a CAC member?
Download flyer announcement.
Fill out the application form and submit via email or fax to:
Dr. Elizabeth Perkins
Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
University of South Florida
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MHC 2113A
Tampa, FL 33612
This form can be submitted at any time and will be kept on file for consideration when openings on the CAC become available.
If you have any questions or need assistance with completing your application please call or email Dr. Elizabeth Perkins. Forms are available in alternate formats upon request.