The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Introduces “Our Care Matters” Video Series

Tallahassee, FL
 – In the quiet corridors of everyday life, a profound tapestry of stories is waiting to be heard – stories that demand our attention. For Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC) presents the stories of “Our Care Matters,” an initiative that shares the experiences of Floridians living with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those who care for them. 

“Through this powerful video series, the FDDC aims to engage decision-makers, weaving together real stories that underscore the significance of understanding, empathy, and meaningful change,” explains Valerie Breen, FDDC Executive Director.

March is Developmental Disabilities Month, and the FDDC mirrors the efforts of advocates nationwide to raise awareness about the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The campaign is more than a collection of narratives; it’s a call to action. The videos provide the opportunity to inspire, change, and foster an environment where policies align with the realities faced by those living with developmental disabilities. 

In Florida alone, there are over 500,000 individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities, each with intricate, personal stories and a pressing need for support. This staggering figure underscores the heart and urgency of the FDDC’s mission. The “Our Care Matters” campaign highlights that every voice and every story contributes to a more meaningful and compassionate future for all. 

“Our Care Matters” is not and will not be just a slogan. It will be a collective commitment to build a society that supports and values the experiences of every individual. Watch the videos at

About the FDDC

The FDDC affects policy and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and their support through education, advocacy, and partnerships. For more information, visit