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Understanding APD Services

This session from The 19th Annual Family Cafe provides insight into how APD works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. It includes discussion of how APD provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services. Identify creative supports that may be available for individuals with a development disability. Acquire how one can become a client with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and learn the benefits of being a client. Companionship services, personal assistance, job coaching, personal trainer, and self-advocacy training are just a few.

Understanding APD Services

The Recovery Oriented Community - What is Your Role?

Florida's Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) focuses on a paradigm shift in behavioral health service delivery. As a result of the dissemination of ROSC values and concepts, community stakeholders and behavioral health provider systems are understanding the urgency and need to implement recovery-oriented concepts and to improve quality of life outcomes for individuals served. Everyone plays a role in building a community that is recovery oriented. It is imperative that we promote community integration, community health and wellness, develop better partnerships to achieve common goals and to increase peer-based recovery support services. The state of Florida is working to provide more opportunities for people in recovery and their families to give feedback to the system. The faith based community also plays an important role in recovery as part of the support system for individuals and families. This session looka at the progress of ROSC in the state of Florida and the roles of peers and community leadership.

The Recovery Oriented Community - What is Your Role?



Educating Wils: From Kindergarten to High School

Wils Van Bergen is a typical 16-year-old man with Down Syndrome who has been included in regular education classes since kindergarten with supports from exceptional education services. Despite a label of “trainable,” Wils hopes to attend college after graduation. This presentation will include a 7-minute documentary of Wils’ middle school experience with teacher, family and peer interviews. Click here.

Being Healthy With A Disability

Being healthy requires a whole body approach, especially when someone has a disability. It is about a body and mind and so much more. What does it mean to be healthy but not to have to friend to spend time with? What does it mean to be healthy, but have no dreams and ambitions? The FYC members will discuss these questions much more in this session.

Being Healthy With A Disability

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