APD > Family Care Councils

About the FCCs

In 1993, the Florida Legislature created the Family Care Councils (Section 393.502, Florida Statutes) in each service area of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) to advise the agency, develop a plan for the delivery of family support services within the local area, and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of services and supports provided under the plan.

There are 15 local Family Care Councils (FCCs) throughout the state to provide information and outreach to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. FCCs share information about programs, services, and resources available in Florida that may assist individuals in living meaningful and integrated lives in their community.

Most FCCs are active with other local organizations and partner to provide community forums, events, and conferences to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

FCC Membership

Official Family Care Council (FCC) members are appointed by the governor. Each council consists of individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as parents, siblings, grandparents, and legal guardians of individuals with developmental disabilities who qualify for APD services. Each council is made up of 10 to 15 members and reflects the geographical areas and the various disabilities served by APD.

Each local FCC recommends potential members for appointment by a majority vote of the local council. Anyone interested in serving on their local FCC should contact the local FCC chair or regional APD liaison for additional information.

Local FCC Contacts

FCC Website