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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

  • In response to the current crisis, please find below vetted resources we hope will assist with making it easier to navigate through this difficult time. Please continue to submit your suggestions and comments for additional information and resources to ABA@apdcares.org.

Behavioral & Mental Health Resources


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

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, updates have been made to the Reactive Strategy Report to capture occurrences of possible COVID-19-related events that may lead to the use of reactive strategies. Resources to assist with the transition to this updated version of the Reactive Strategy Report can be found below.

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.


Special Topics


Books and Articles


Helpful and Interesting Sites

A list of websites providing valuable information and resources.