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Bright Expectations

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Bright Expectations - Illustration of a Bee flying among flowersWelcome to Bright Expectations!

Illustration of a beeThere is an old saying that it is aerodynamically impossible for bumble bees to fly because their wings are too small for their bodies. But bumble bees don’t care. They just fly!

Bright Expectations (BE) is Florida’s site dedicated to helping our residents with developmental challenges find the support, resources, and inspiration they and their families need to break barriers, defy lowered expectations, and achieve the brightest futures they can imagine.

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Florida cares about its residents with developmental disabilities and strives to help each one succeed. This site will provide you with stories, information, and resources to help you as you start this journey. Click on one of the links below or on the navigation bar on the left to get started.

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