Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Supporting person with Developmental Disabilities
Supported employment in Florida
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
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
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
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
Statewide employment resources for businesses and people with disabilities
Family Network on Disabilities
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)
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
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
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
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.
Provides assistance accessing human service information of all types, statewide
Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL)
Empowering persons with disabilities to live independently and participate actively in their community
Ability First, serving Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Gadsden, and Wakulla.
The Center for Independent Living for Northwest Florida.
The Center for Independent Living for North Central Florida.
Independent Living Resource Center of Northeast Florida.
Caring and Sharing Center for Independent Living in St. Petersburg.
Center for Independent Living In Central Florida.
Suncoast Center for Independent Living in Sarasota.
Space Coast Center for Independent Living in Cocoa Beach.
Center for Independent Living of Broward.
Victory Lane Center for Independent Living of Ormond Beach.
Center for Independent Living of Southwest Florida.
Center for Independent Living of South Florida.
Center for Independent Living of the Keys.
Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. in West Palm Beach.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.