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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Attorney General Pam Bondi introduced a resolution at the Florida Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, March 10, declaring the month of March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in Florida. Department of Revenue employee and APD customer Talmadge Morton addressed Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on the importance of funding employment services for people with disabilities. To learn more be sure to read the media release.

No Wrong Door

The State of Florida is trying to make it easier for individuals, families, and caregivers in need of long-term care services and supports to learn about and access the help they need to remain in their homes and communities. We would appreciate it if you would give us some feedback on the call you made to get information or services. To learn more about No Wrong Door, visit The Department of Elder Affairs website.

No Wrong Door Survey
New Self-Advocacy Information

A new section with information and resources related to Self-Advocacy is available on our website. Self-Advocacy happens when a person with a disability takes action to promote his or her own independence. If you would like to learn more about Self-Advocacy and how you can become a self-advocate, visit the new Self-Advocacy page.

iBudget Public Meetings

The public meeting concerning the iBudget rule scheduled for February 26 has been rescheduled and will be held on March 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the APD State Office. To learn more, you can view the public notice at this link.

ADA 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Be sure to check out our new ADA Events page to see if any ADA 25th Anniversary events are happening in your area.
ADA Events

Also be sure to check out the ADA Contacts page if you have any questions concerning events happening in your area.
ADA Contacts

Previous Announcements
The Agency Supports Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Living,
Learning, and Working in their Communities.
Resource Directory

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If you would like to see a tutorial on how to use the Resource Directory, you can view the video tutorial here.

APD Event Calendar

Link to Calendar

Other News & Announcements

  • Florida Medicaid is amending the Developmental Disabilities Individual Budgeting (iBudget) Waiver and will be submitting a draft transition plan for how we will implement the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Home and Community Based Settings rule. We are looking for feedback from the public on our transition plan. To view the draft transition plan, please go to this link. To learn more about submitting comments on the transition plan, be sure to read this letter.

  • The Agency Long Range Program Plan for fiscal years 2015-2016 through 2019-2020 has been published. To view the plan, visit the Florida Fiscal Portal website at this link.

  • The 2013-2014 Annual Report for the agency has been published under the Publications section. To read the report, click here.

  • If you are an active duty military service member and are interested to learn more about applying for services, please read this PDF for more information on how to apply.


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