Links

Agency for Persons with Disabilities
apd.myflorida.com
Supporting person with Developmental Disabilities

Supported employment in Florida
www.flse.net
Helping Florida citizens with severe disabilities to be employed; offers web-based training in supported employment

ADA Working Group Florida's "One-Stop" Cross-Disability Hotline
www.abilityforum.com
1-877-ADA-4YOU (232-4968) Toll Free / Voice / TTY. Florida Governor's Working Group on the Americans with Disabilities (ADAWG). Clearinghouse on Disability Information

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
www.fddc.org
Encouraging and advocating opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities and their families, to enhance their quality of life within their communities.

Florida Alliance for Assistive Technology
www.faast.org
Increasing access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology in order to improve the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities. Assistive Technology allows individuals to overcome barriers to independence education and employment by providing them with the tools and technology that would allow them to experience the highest degree of inclusion possible. FAAST Provides an equipment loan program and hosts "AT Bay" providing an opportunity to buy, sell or trade used assistive technology. FAAST partners with banking institutions to provide loans to purchase Assistive Technology. Borrowers can receive from $500 to $20,000 for vehicle or home modifications, adaptive computer equipment, scooters, etc.

Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
www.rehabworks.org
Statewide employment resources for businesses and people with disabilities

Family Network on Disabilities
fndfl.org
a statewide network of families and individuals of all ages who may be at-risk, have disabilities, or have special needs and their families, professionals, and concerned citizens. Site in English and Spanish.

Center for Housing and New Economics (CHANCE)
www.alliance.unh.edu
A national organization to improve and increase access to integrated, affordable, and accessible housing coordinated with, but separate from, personal assistance and supportive services.

Florida Care Council of Florida
fccflorida.org
Advises the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) on the needs of self-advocates and their families. Has links to on-line training.

Florida Supportive Housing Coalition
www.flshc.net
A statewide organization dedicated to fostering the development of housing for various special needs populations, including: the elderly, certain veterans returning from service abroad, young people aging out of the foster care system, persons with a disability, those at risk or suffering from homelessness, ex-offenders, and others.

Florida Housing Search
www.floridahousingsearch.org
Allows people to locate available housing that best fits their individual and family needs and is supported by a toll-free, bilingual call center M-F, 9-6 EST. This list includes HUD and USDA-Subsidized properties in Florida. The site includes special mapping features, apartment listings with information about each unit, including information on accessibility. In addition, the site provides links to other housing resources and provides tools for renters such as an affordability calculator, rental checklist, and renter rights and responsibilities information.

Florida 211.0rg
http://www.flailc.org
Provides assistance accessing human service information of all types, statewide

Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL)
www.flailc.org
Empowering persons with disabilities to live independently and participate actively in their community

Ability First, serving Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Gadsden, and Wakulla.
www.ability1st.info

The Center for Independent Living for Northwest Florida.
www.cil-drc.org/

The Center for Independent Living for North Central Florida.
www.cilncf.org/

Independent Living Resource Center of Northeast Florida.
www.cilj.com

Caring and Sharing Center for Independent Living in St. Petersburg.
www.cascil.org/

Center for Independent Living In Central Florida.
www.cilorlando.org

Suncoast Center for Independent Living in Sarasota.
www.scil4u.org

Space Coast Center for Independent Living in Cocoa Beach.
http://ese.brevard.k12.fl.us/ICB/SCCIndLiving.html

Center for Independent Living of Broward.
www.cilbroward.org

Victory Lane Center for Independent Living of Ormond Beach.
http://vlcil.blogspot.com/

Center for Independent Living of Southwest Florida.
www.cilfl.org

Center for Independent Living of South Florida.
www.soflacil.org

Center for Independent Living of the Keys.
www.cilofthekeys.org/

Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. in West Palm Beach.
www.cilo.org

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
www.ada.gov

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