Developmental Disability Services in Florida

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"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
866-273-2273
Website
Florida Navigator-Your Map to Access State Agency Disability Programs
Resource Directory & Calendar

Disability Rights Florida-Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities
800-342-0823
Website

Office of Public & Professional Guardianship
850-414-2381
Website

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology
1-888-788-9216
Website

Family Care Council Florida
800-470-8101
Website

Florida Statute Chapter 393- Developmental Disabilities

 

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