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What is Consumer-Directed Care Plus (CDC+)?

What is Consumer-Directed Care Plus (CDC+)? The Agency for Persons with Disabilities provides an overview and updates of the program. This presentation includes the application and enrollment process, as well as program requirements as described in the CDC+ Rule. A panel of Parent Liaisons shares their experiences and the services they used while on the CDC+ program. The second half of this session is lecture-free to allow the audience to ask questions.

What is Consumer-Directed Care Plus (CDC+)?

Delegate Roundtable: Mental Health

One of the best ways for people that are new to a situation to become educated about their options is to speak with someone that has “been there” and “done that.” This year at the annual conference, The Family Café Delegates hosted roundtable conversations where attendees could network with other attendees to share experiences and strategies that have worked for them.

This roundtable session will be dedicated to Mental Health.

Delegate Roundtable: Mental Health

Friday Keynote: A New Day in Public Health

The Friday morning keynote at The 16th Annual Family Cafe was delivered by Florida Surgeon General Armstrong. John H. Armstrong, MD, State Surgeon General and Secretary for the Florida Department of Health, has been a national leader in health policy and advocacy for over 20 years. Under Dr. Armstrong’s leadership, the Florida Department of Health works to ensure all Floridians have access to the resources and services they need to lead healthy lives. By focusing the Department’s vision to make Florida the healthiest state in the nation, he inspires efforts including partnerships that promote the health of all people in Florida and advocates for children, adults and families managing disabilities and special health needs.

A New Day in Public Health

The John McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

The Department of Education’s Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice presents information about the John M. McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities. This program was established to provide Florida parents and students with educational options, and operates under the premise that the parents should make decisions regarding their child’s education. The program offers student-directed funding and parent-directed choices. The presentation will include eligibility requirements, participation statistics, and requirements for private schools, public school districts, and parent/student responsibility.

The John McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Meet APD Director Barbara Palmer

Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Barbara Palmer director of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities in August 2012. Since then, APD has moved 1,600 people off the waiting list and ended the fiscal year without a deficit. Come and hear about Director Palmer’s priorities for the agency in 2014 and beyond.

Meet APD Director Barbara Palmer

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