Governor Rick Scott signed the “KEEP FLORIDA WORKING” budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016. To read more about the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, be sure to check out the Press Release.

Stakeholders Praise Gov. Scott's Budget

Governor Rick Scott signed the Keep Florida Working Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016. It invests $1.2 billion to support people with disabilities so they may live and participate in their local communities. To read more of what stakeholders said, be sure to read the Press Release.

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.

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

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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

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Other News & Announcements

  • Please read APD's guidance for changes to the Adults with Disabilities program. The agency will work to assist as many people as possible who are eligible for APD services.

  • Governor Scott has signed a bill into law creating a task force to implement the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Florida. APD will be a member of the task force, representing the employment needs of workers and job seekers with developmental disabilities. For more information, visit and read CareerSource Florida’s news release.

  • 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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