Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) Employment First Policy


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

“Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) launched its five-year Employment Initiative on July 1, 2004. The primary goal of the initiative is to have 50% of adults with developmental disabilities (ages 18-55) who are receiving APD-funded adult day services engaged in community employment by July 1, 2009. This policy includes individuals in adult day training (ADT), supported employment, and non-residential supports and services. In addition, as subordinate objectives to this main goal, APD aims to have: (a) 25% of ADT recipients employed by July 1, 2009; and (b) 50% of all individuals receiving DD waiver services who indicate a desire to work employed by July 1, 2009.”

  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services