If you live in Florida, are seeking a job, and are significantly affected by autism or another disability, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) can help go to work. Currently, the APD helps over 5,000 people with disabilities maintain employment. In addition to helping match employers with employees, ongoing support, assistance with training, and vocational rehabilitation are offered through two state programs. Services are provided to those on the Medicaid waiver and those waiting to enroll.
Employment is an important way for adults to become contributing members of their community, and provides a sense of self-esteem. For more information about this service in Florida, visit www.apdcares.org or call 1-866-273-2273.