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Agency Mission

The Agency Supports Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Living, Learning, and Working in their Communities.

Agency Goals

As a result of collaborative efforts between the Legislature, Governor's Office, and cost-containment efforts by APD, the agency does not project expenditures to exceed appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012-13 in the Home and Community-Based Services waiver program. This is the first time APD will not run a waiver deficit since 2004. The agency has reduced its annual Medicaid waiver expenditures by more than $70 million during Fiscal Year 2011-12.

Additionally, the agency continues statewide implementation of the new iBudget Florida waiver with a completion date of July 1, 2013.

With those two issues in mind, the agency is focused on four priorities and works to meet and exceed these priorities every day.

  1. Fiscal Accountability - APD operates within the limits set forth in the General Appropriations Act.
  2. Quality Services - Ability to measure and track performance to ensure the highest quality care.
  3. Employment - People with developmental disabilities who desire work are competitively employed.
  4. Waiting List - APD adopts national and local best practices to serve people on the waiting list efficiently and effectively.