About Us > Mission Statement
The Agency Supports Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Living, Learning, and Working in their Communities.
As a result of collaborative efforts between the Legislature, Governor's Office, and cost-containment efforts by APD, the agency does not project expenditures to exceed appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012-13 in the Home and Community-Based Services waiver program. This is the first time APD will not run a waiver deficit since 2004. The agency has reduced its annual Medicaid waiver expenditures by more than $70 million during Fiscal Year 2011-12.
Additionally, the agency continues statewide implementation of the new iBudget Florida waiver with a completion date of July 1, 2013.
With those two issues in mind, the agency is focused on four priorities and works to meet and exceed these priorities every day.
- Fiscal Accountability - APD operates within the limits set forth in the General Appropriations Act.
- Quality Services - Ability to measure and track performance to ensure the highest quality care.
- Employment - People with developmental disabilities who desire work are competitively employed.
- Waiting List - APD adopts national and local best practices to serve people on the waiting list efficiently and effectively.