Governor Recommends Budget that Supports Vulnerable Floridians

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently released his recommended Florida Leads Budget that demonstrates his commitment to helping vulnerable Floridians, including those served by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD).

APD Director Barbara Palmer said, “Thanks to Governor DeSantis’s leadership in keeping Florida’s economy open, the state budget will be able to continue to meet the needs of Floridians with developmental disabilities. I applaud Governor DeSantis for making individuals with disabilities an important focus in his administration.”

Key investments include:

Family Care Council Florida Chair Dina Justice said, “We appreciate Governor DeSantis in his efforts to move 300 individuals onto the waiver. Transitioning our individuals from the waiting list to the iBudget Florida waiver is important to them and to their families. Funding for quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities is a priority of the Family Care Council. We are happy that the state of Florida is committed to helping people with developmental disabilities remain in their communities.”

The Association of Support Coordination Agencies of Florida Executive Director Janice Phillips said, “I thank Governor DeSantis for his ongoing support of individuals with developmental disabilities. This funding is critical to protecting the health and safety of our customers.”

Support Coordination Association of Florida Chairman Laura Mohesky said, “I want to thank Governor DeSantis for his continued support of people with developmental disabilities in his budget recommendation. Providing vital support to people with special abilities so they can stay in the homes and communities is imperative.”