Archive for February 15, 2013

Appointed to Florida Developmental Disability Council

Thomas Moon has recently been appointed to the Florida Developmental Disability Council by Governor Scott.

The purpose of the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council is to engage in advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change activities that contribute to a coordinated, consumer and family centered, consumer and family directed, comprehensive system of community services and individualized supports that enable individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise self-determination, be independent, be productive, and be integrated and included in all facets of community life.

The federal law that created the Council states that the purpose of the Council is to assure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that promote self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in all facets of community life, through culturally competent programs authorized under this title.

The Council will accomplish its mission by supporting innovative initiatives that demonstrate new approaches to enhance the independence, productivity, inclusion and self-determination of individuals with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life.

This is such a great honor for Thomas Moon to be appointed to the FDDC. Thomas will be going to the annual DD Days held at the capital in Tallahassee Florida on March 6 and 7. During these days the FDDC and many advocates and self-advocates will do around the capital talking to different legislators about people with disabilities and how they can live a full life with some help depending on the individual with a disability.

Thomas is going big places and you can too if you just put your mind to going after your goals and dreams.

Motivation Is Key

Motivation is a big thing because without motivation we would all be lumps on a log. Everyone should listen to something motivational every single day for at least one hour. You will find yourself happier, going after your dreams and I bet you that without a doubt you will have a smile on your face.

Motivation has to do mainly with the mind. When you are motivated, you can’t help but have positive thoughts and feel like you are unstoppable and nothing will stand in your way. The mind is a powerful thing; it can make you or break you. Have you ever wondered how people like Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill Gates, got where they got and have what they have? A major part of it is because they had an unstoppable mind and thought about things they wanted and would not stop until they got it! Don’t think thoughts like, I hope I am not late or I will never be able to afford that, because all you are doing is putting it into existence.

Speaking of motivation, Thomas Moon is working on setting up many speaking engagements and will keep everyone informed of upcoming events.

Thomas Moon has been working hard behind the scenes and is still working hard, to write his book, “The Squeaky Wheelchair.” He has also recently come out with a motivational CD, “Taking a Step Back.”

You can now go to the “Book and Motivational” link to purchase the book, “The Squeaky Wheelchair” and the motivational CD.

Happy thinking and when you get Thomas’s book and CD, don’t forget to tell others about it so they can purchase their very own. Squeak, squeak!