Stand with the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council as we advocate for the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout 2024.


About the Idelio Award

Idelio Valdes was a self-advocate who had a tremendous impact on the people around him and the community in which he lived and worked. His life’s journey included many ups and downs but he always stayed the course to self-realization, commitment to service and a belief that he and others with intellectual and developmental disabilities can be included in the community. His demonstrated advocacy activities, his belief in building partnerships, his initiative in challenging the status quo and his enthusiasm for life and its possibilities endeared him to all who were fortunate enough to know him. This award is dedicated to his memory.

Award timeline:

Call for Nominations – 11/1/2023
Deadline for Submitting Online – 12/15/2023 – 5 p.m.
Recipient Notified – 1/08/2024
Presentation of Award – 2/6/2024

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Nomination Questions:

Please be as specific as possible when answering the following questions. Please limit your responses to actions that occurred during the past two years.
(a disability an individual was born with with or manifested before age 18.)
Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 25 MB.
If applicable, upload supporting documents for your nominations. (File types allowed include Microsoft Word or PDF and the maximum file size is 25MB.)

Please limit your responses to a maximum of six pages, including the Nomination Form. For additional information or to submit form contact
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