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Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary

Click Here to watch a special message from Director Palmer in celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Exceptional Employer of the Year

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, Blind Services, and other disability organizations will recognize outstanding Florida employers in October as part of the annual celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month. The celebration is scheduled for October 5 at Tallahassee City Hall. If you are aware of an employer that has a history of hiring and supporting individuals with disabilities, please complete the nomination form here.

Looking for a Job in Florida?

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities is looking for top quality employees. Apply for positions with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities here:
https://jobs.myflorida.com/go/Agency-for-Persons-with-Disabilities/2814600/

Facility Visitation

The new Facility Visitation Information page has been added to our website which includes the terms and conditions for resident visitation for Sunland Center in Marianna and Tacachale Center in Gainesville.

Disaster Preparedness

If you have questions about disaster preparedness, visit Florida Division of Emergency Management. The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) contact number is 1-800-342-3557. Check out Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide on FloridaHealth.gov. Also check out the Florida Special Needs Registry to receive important information from local emergency management officials.
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The Agency Supports Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Living,
Learning, and Working in their Communities.

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News & Announcements

  • Click Here for information concerning COVID-19 for Families, Providers, and WSCs. Click Here for vaccine information and resources. For more information concerning COVID-19, be sure to visit the Florida Department of Health website and the CDC’s website. Be sure to check out the CDC Toolkit for People with Disabilities.

  • ABLE United offers individuals with disabilities a smarter, safer way to save tax-free while maintaining the important benefits they rely on. Generally, funds in an ABLE account do not count as a resource or asset for Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income. Funds can be used for a variety of expenses that help individuals improve or maintain their health, independence or quality of life. Have questions? Watch our recorded presentation in English and/or Spanish, schedule a 1:1 conversation with ABLE United, or request a presentation to your group or organization to learn more about why you, or those you serve, should consider opening an ABLE account today.

  • The Disability and Health Program (DHP) is funded by a five-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goals of the program are to include Floridians of all ages with disabilities in all the Department of Health’s programs and activities for health promotion, disease prevention, wellness, and disaster preparedness. The DHP also works with individuals with disabilities, their families, their health care providers, other state agencies, and interested stakeholders to meet its goals. Learn More Here...

  • The Agency for Persons with Disabilities is looking for top quality employees. If you are interested, be sure to check out jobs.myflorida.com/go/Agency-for-Persons-with-Disabilities.

  • 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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