Boy in wheelchair in van

Transportation: Recommendations from the FDDC

We all know how important frustrating transportation can be. It’s one of the main issues people seem to struggle with and we are always looking to solutions. It would be nice if Oprah could give us all new cars but that just isn’t a reality.

Back in 2017, the FDDC conducted a study to look for ways to help people with disabilities find good options for transportation.  They found 5 areas of need:

  • More money
  • Stronger agencies
  • More driver training
  • More routes and hours
  • Additional issues

Read the report to learn about their recommendations and advice.

Nassau County Schools & the Council on Aging: Supporting Independent Travel to Work

Travel to work is one of the most challenging barriers faced by Floridians with disabilities. To help overcome this obstacle, administrators in the Nassau County public schools are supporting students with significant disabilities to learn the skills they need to travel to their jobs. Collaborative discussions and planning with the local Council on Aging (COA) allowed the administrators to understand the issues, and to put supports in place to help students achieve maximum self-sufficiency in traveling.

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Resources: Getting to Your Job

We put together a list of helpful materials that can help you develop a plan for transportation and learn more about how to get where you want to go. Use the links to get more information.

Disability Rights Florida

Disability Rights Florida is an organization that protects and advocates for individuals with disabilities. Check out their webpage on transportation.

Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged

This group helps make sure that everyone in Florida can get low-cost, high-quality transportation. Click here to go to their website.

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

The FDDC wrote a paper about transportation that you can read here. If you need help understanding it, ask a friend, family member, or support staff.

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