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December 1, 2011
Melanie Mowry Etters
Communications Director
(850) 488-4257

APD Holds Rule Hearing

TALLAHASSEE—Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) will host another rule development workshop in Tallahassee on Friday, December 2, on residential fee collection.

The meeting will be held at the APD Central Office, 4030 Esplanade Way, in Conference Room 301 from 9 until 11 a.m. Comments will be taken from the public during the meeting to develop the rule for residential fee collection.

Residential fee collection will require individuals who have income to help pay for the services they receive in a group home, foster care facility, residential habilitation center, or comprehensive transitional education program. APD customers will still receive a monthly personal needs allowance before turning excess income over to help pay for their services.

The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid waiver provides supports to about 30,000 Floridians with developmental disabilities so they may live and participate in their local community. Currently, the HCBS Medicaid waiver pays all costs for care for those enrolled in the program, even for those with regular income.

APD annually serves more than 50,000 Floridians with developmental disabilities of autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, spina bifida, and Prader-Willi syndrome.

For more information on the agency, call 1-866-APD-CARES or visit