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The materials listed here have been included as resources that we hope will be helpful as you plan, deliver and monitor services for individuals with special needs. This list will be updated on a regular basis and we expect, with your input and support, it will grow to be a significant and beneficial compendium of useful tools and resources.

APD Behavioral Services Staff

News and Announcements

  • Greetings all! Welcome to 2020! It is my plan to provide you with “2020” vision with the updated webpage and resources. Please feel free to submit your suggestions and comments for additional information and resources to ABA@apdcares.org.


    Kristin Korinko
    PhD, BCBA, LMHC, NCC Agency Senior Behavior Analyst


  • The High Watch project- One of the examples of “best practices” of de-institutionalization that arose from the closure of Carlton Palms was the High Watch project. The basic premise was based upon the need to closely follow these folks as they transition out into the community. The High Watch project was implemented upon the closure. Based upon the data analyses, it has been a success. It has been such a success that APD has launched a new expansion of the High Watch project. The main components of the High Watch project are three-fold:
    • To ensure health, safety, and oversight of supports for individuals with challenging medical, behavioral, and/or both;
    • To promote a better allocation of time and resources to the consumers with the highest impact of target behaviors/target health conditions;
    • To provide a “check-and-balance” system of the providers of our most impactful consumers who repeatedly do not meet acceptable standards of service delivery.
    We have rolled out the initial Behavior Analysis High Watch training and are excited about the official launch on January 2, 2020. If you would like to join the High Watch Behavior Analyst team, please refer to the People First job listings for your region. We welcome your interest in joining our team.

Behavioral Contact Email by Region


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Northwest  northwest.behavioral@apdcares.org
Northeast  northeast.behavioral@apdcares.org
Central  central.behavioral@apdcares.org
Suncoast  suncoast.behavioral@apdcares.org
Southeast  southeast.behavioral@apdcares.org
Southern  southern.behavioral@apdcares.org


Important Rules

Reactive Strategies: Seclusion and Restraint Rule

Promulgation of a seclusion and restraint rule (65G-8) was mandated by the Legislature in section 393.13(4)(h)2., Florida Statues, ("the agency shall adopt by rule standards and procedures relating to the use of restraint and seclusion"). The rule in its present form was adopted on August 7, 2008. At this time the rule is up for review and revision. Please take a look at the links below and submit your comments and suggestions to ABA@apdcares.org.


[Behavioral] Service Delivery Practice and Procedure

Promulgation of a service delivery rule (65G-4) was mandated by the Legislature in section 393.13(4)(g)3., Florida Statues, (“The agency shall adopt by rule a system for the oversight of behavioral programs. The system shall establish guidelines and procedures governing the design, approval, implementation, and monitoring of all behavioral programs involving clients. The system shall ensure statewide and local review by committees of professionals certified as behavior analysts pursuant to s. 393.17. No behavioral program shall be implemented unless reviewed according to the rules established by the agency under this section.”) The rule in its present form was amended and adopted in April 4, 2012. At this time the rule is up for review and revision. Please take a look at the links below and submit your comments and suggestions to ABA@apdcares.org.


Helpful Tools and Forms

Behavior Analysis Service Providers

The Behavior Analysis forms and templates have been temporarily removed. As the APD iConnect project continues to roll-out, please be on the look out for revised forms, including those listed below.

  • Behavior Analysis Services Plan (BASP)
  • Behavior Analysis Progress Summary (BAPS)
  • Reactive Strategies Form
  • Behavior Analysis Services Eligibility (BASE)
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment

Behavior Assistant Service (BAS) Providers

We value your input. What additional information would you like to see here? E.g. Behavioral Analysis, Behavioral Assistant, etc. Please submit your comments and suggestions to ABA@apdcares.org.


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