ARC of Tampa Bay’s Christmas Event

ARC of Tampa Bay’s Christmas Event

Nancy Simmons, president of AFIRE, helps the Hooter Girls and Santa serve goodies at the ARC of Tampa Bay’s annual Christmas Party. [ --- ]

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Educating Representatives!

Visiting representative Chris Latvala to educate him on the fundi [ --- ]

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AFIRE Awards Dinner

Our annual Holiday Awards party was held at Grace Lutheran Church on December 14th. The holiday party had nearly 400 folks attend and was held for the Adult Day Training classes and Group Homes! [ --- ]

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Successful Provider Fair 2018

We had a wonderful time this February meeting and greeting a whole host of providers in the area. Building community and connecting our ADD's to services is one of several goals. This provider fair is one step in making that happen. This is just a sample... check out our Gallery Page! [ --- ]

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Scholarship Awards $20,000

PRESS RELEASE:  AFIRE  AWARDS $20,000 TO SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS Many area Adults with developmental disabilities have no where to go during the day. Tampa Bay area has 2300 adults on the Medicaid Waiver Wait list, awaiting services from the State of Florida. AFIRE raises funds yearly to se [ --- ]

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Provider Fair Pizza Dance Party

Over 30 Providers with Services for Special Needs! (Mark Your Calendar) Date: Friday, February 2, 2018 Time: 5-8 PM Where:  St. Pauls United Methodist Church Handicapable Ministry 1199 Highland A [ --- ]

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Message from Best Buddies

Dear Best Buddies Family, It’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and we love this year’s theme “Inclusion Drives Innovation,” because it captures the true spirit of Best Buddies.  [ --- ]

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AFIRE Scholarships for ADT

Many potential students have a financial issue or are on a state APD (Agency for Persons with Developmental Disabilities) waiting list for funding for Adult Day Training programs.  AFIRE works hard each year to accumulate funds for these types of scholarships through events like the Dave Vosen Memori [ --- ]

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Another Happy Student (Scott)

Scott proudly displays his swimming badge that he has passed his swimming test. Both he and his brother Tim went to summer  utilizing scholarships provided by AFIRE. [ --- ]

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AFIRE members, friends, and families receive useful information and support through quarterly newsletters, calendars, meetings and emails providing updates to new state programs and community based services.