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ADVOCACY & PUBLIC POLICY

Advocating on behalf of Central Floridians who live with blindness and vision loss is an integral part of the Lighthouse mission.
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As a member of the Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind (FAASB), Lighthouse Central Florida is able to multiply its efforts on the local, state and federal level, to help shape policy that directly impacts our community of blind and visually impaired.

The following is a list of public policy priorities identified by Lighthouse and FAASB for 2017-2018. The issues cover local, state and federal jurisdictions and range from improving paratransit options to funding statewide services for school age children living with blindness and vision loss. Click on each issue to learn more:
 

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  • Children’s Services | School Age |State
  • Transportation Network Companies (TNC) Legislation | State
  • Access Lynx Campaign |State | Local
  • Physician Rehab Referral Campaign | State
  • Lighthouse Works! Unique Abilities Partner | State
  • SB 868 | Educational Options & Services | State
  • Workforce Investment & Opportunity Act (WIOA) | Federal
  • Removing the SSDI “Cash Cliff” Barrier | Federal
  • Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act, H.R. 1120 | Federal
 
Interested in joining our Public Policy Committee? Or just want to learn more about how you can become more active on these issues, please contact Richard Alleyne, Communications & Public Policy Manager at: ralleyne@lighthousecfl.org

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