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APD and APD Cares, Northeast FL region

Updated: Jan 15, 2023

The Agency Supports Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Living, Learning, and Working in their Communities.


APD and APD Cares, Northeast FL region – In October 2004, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) became an agency separate from the Department of Children and Families, specifically tasked with serving the needs of Floridians with developmental disabilities. Prior to that time, it existed as the Developmental Disabilities Program. The agency is governed by Chapter 20, Chapter 393, and Chapter 916 of the Florida Statutes.

The APD works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. APD also provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services.

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