"Developmental Disability" is a broad term that refers to a variety of conditions that interfere with a person's ability to function in everyday activities. Chapter 393, Florida Statutes, define developmental disabilities as spina bifida, autism, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome and intellectual disability. All the causes of developmental disabilities are not known. Most developmental disabilities are present at birth, but others may not be recognized and identified for several months. Disabilities challenge the people who have them because they can change the way people grow, learn and function.
How can you learn more about services within the State of Florida?
Agency for Persons with Disabilities- Provides Direct Services
Florida Navigator-Your Map to Access State Agency Disability Programs
Resource Directory & Calendar
Florida Statute Chapter 393- Developmental Disabilities (PDF)