We ALL Need a Shot in the Arm!


By Director Barbara Palmer

I am looking forward to receiving my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks. I hope you are looking forward to receiving your vaccine too! We are hearing about lots of people who are believing misinformation and are now reluctant to get the vaccine. That is such a shame. Their decision impacts their entire family and the people they work with by putting them at risk of infection. We all need to receive our shot in the arm to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities from COVID-19.


Beware of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams


Some scammers are attempting to take advantage of Floridians by charging them for vaccine appointments. They are contacting citizens over the phone and online.


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).


Rule Workshop Scheduled


A Rule Hearing for 65G-14.001 and 14.002, F.A.C., has been scheduled for February 15, 2021, at 10 a.m. EST. A rule hearing has been scheduled based on a Notice of Change for Rules 65G-14.001 and 14.002, F.A.C., published in the Florida Administrative Registrar on February 1, 2021, in Volume 47, Number 20.


2021 Florida Youth Leadership Forum Now Accepting Applications


The Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF). The YLF is a four-day leadership-training program for high school students with disabilities. As part of the program, students will represent their communities as delegates in Tallahassee and learn leadership, citizenship, and social skills.


Protecting Patients Every Day


Reagan Brown is one of the first people you see when visiting Radiology Associates, a diagnostic medical imaging center in Tallahassee. Brown takes the temperature of all patients and visitors before entering the building as a safety precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


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