Director's Column


By Director Barbara Palmer

The Florida Legislature approved its proposed $101 billion budget for state fiscal year 2021-2022 on April 30. Included in this record budget is substantial funding to serve the customers of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD).


Easter Fun


On April 3, several Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) employees volunteered to help at the Governor’s Mansion for an Easter fun-filled day for children of fallen law enforcement officers and foster children.


Tacachale Dental Clinic Video Wins Award


The Agency for Persons with Disabilities received an Image Award for our one-minute video about the fantastic dental clinic at Tacachale in Gainesville.


Smith is a Dependable Employee at Cleveland Clinic


Long Island native Christopher Smith has worked at Cleveland Clinic for nearly 20 years, helping his coworkers, waxing the floors, collecting trash and linens from around the hospital, and answering his pager when he is needed to help anywhere.


Family Café 2021


The Agency for Persons with Disabilities will have a presence at the 23rd Annual Family Café and Governor’s Summit on Disabilities coming up June 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando. APD will have speakers presenting both live and virtually during the three-day conference.


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