Publications from the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

  • These publications can be ordered at no cost from the FDDC by calling (850) 488-4180 or (800) 580-7801. In addition, the handbooks and many other publications for parents are available on the Council's Web site at

    • First Steps: A Guide for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities - One of FDDC's most popular publications, the revised edition of this guide for parents of children with developmental disabilities covers such topics as acceptance, services, and the rights of people with disabilities. Available in both Spanish and English.
    • Planning Ahead - A handbook for parents, family members and guardians of adults with developmental disabilities (revised 2005). Provides information that will help identify and plan the direction and future regarding the quality of life family members desire. Personal information summary included to ensure the safety and happiness of a surviving family member with a disability.

    Parents' Rights