Florida Governor Ron DeSantis today demonstrated his commitment to helping vulnerable Floridians by recommending $1.4 billion for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) to serve individuals with developmental disabilities.
APD Director Barbara Palmer said, “I thank Governor DeSantis for demonstrating that individuals with disabilities are important citizens to our state. We are excited that Florida will continue to support individuals living in their local communities while providing the supports they need. Governor DeSantis wants people to be able to exercise their God-given right to get a job and have choices to accomplish their goals for the future. Helping individuals with unique abilities go to work and achieve their dreams is a priority for our state.”
To learn more about the Bolder, Brighter, Better Future budget recommendations, visit bolderbrighterbetterfuture.com.
About Florida APD
APD supports people with developmental disabilities to live, learn, and work in their communities. The agency annually serves more than 55,000 Floridians with autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, and Prader-Willi syndrome. For more information about the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, visit APDcares.org or call toll-free 1‑866‑APD‑CARES (1‑866‑273‑2273).