Family Care Council Florida - Area 7

Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties

State of FL Website Links for Area 7

Agency for Persons with Disabilities Area 7


The APD supports persons with developmental disabilities in living, learning and working, in their community.  Training for families and providers, support coordination, crisis stabilization.


Florida Developmental Disabilities Resources Website  (Provider Search)


A public resource for individuals with developmental disabilities living in or moving to the State of Florida. Help individuals with developmental disabilities find a provider who best meets their needs.


Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)  


Responsible for the administration of the Medicaid program, for the licensure and regulation of health facilities, and for providing information to Floridians about the quality of the health care they receive in Florida.


Delmarva Foundation


Delmarva provides quality assurance services for persons with developmental disabilities enrolled in Medicaid Waiver programs. The website includes individual and family resources, training, standards.


Children’s Medical Services (Dept. of Health)


CMS is a collection of special programs for children with special needs. They manage a network of primary care physicians, a multi-specialty clinic, and care coordination.  Phone (407) 856-6525/ 1-800-226-6530


Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) 


Employment resource for businesses and people with disabilities. Their mission is to enable individuals with disabilities to obtain and keep employment. .


The Family Café


The Annual Family Cafe is a statewide event held in Orlando, designed to meet the informational and networking needs of individuals with disabilities or special health care needs and their families.  Extensive links and resource materials.


Florida KidCare (State Insurance Plan)  


The state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working. This includes special health care needs .


UCF-Center for Autism and Related Disorders


CARD is a statewide organization that provides support and assistance to optimize the potential of people with autism, dual sensory impairment, and related disabilities.  Courses and activities are scheduled throughout the year.


Florida Department of Education—Exceptional Education and Student Services


Administers programs for students with disabilities, coordinates student services throughout the state, participates in multiple inter-agency efforts to strengthen quality and variety of services to students with special needs.