Awareness Initiative

We have your best interests in mind.

Be Prepared. 

If you are caring for a loved one with an intellectual and developmental disability, you need to know the services you receive in your home state will not automatically transfer to Florida when you move, and the same level of services may not be available. Parents and caregivers need to be prepared prior to the move. Learn more.

Be Counted.

If you have an intellectual or developmental disability, or if you care for someone who does, it is important to apply for the Waiver Program (called the iBudget), through The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD). Even though there is a Waiting List, having an accurate picture of those needing services is essential to develop more resources. Learn more.

Be Heard.

It is your responsibility to stay active and follow up.
Contact your local Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) office to check on your application and progress. Know your category classification. There is limited state funding that can help families on the Waiting List. Learn more.