the legal rights
of persons with disabilities
across the South
The Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc., is a non-profit
organization providing protection and advocacy services in the State of
Florida. Our mission is to advance the dignity, equality, self-determination
and expressed choices of individuals with disabilities.
is a non-profit organization that will provide a community service to
all individuals with disabilities and all those concerned with their needs.
We will offer education to expand knowledge and skills necessary to realize
the educational rights and responsibilities under the law of persons with
disabilities. STAND will equip those we serve with trained resource personnel
to advocate for individuals with disabilities. When appropriate, resources
or referrals for legal representation for selected cases will be provided.
of Parent Attorneys and Advocates] An
independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates
and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance
for parents of children with disabilities.
Family Care Councils ] To provide education,
outreach, and person centered best practices to individuals with developmental
disabilities. To ensure and foster sufficiency of services to individuals
with developmental disabilities. To monitor services and supports statewide
for individuals with developmental disabilities. To advocate for individuals
with developmental disabilities to ensure full access to communities
Legal Services, Inc.] A comprehensive Directory
of legal service providers in Florida is available in PDF (portable document
format) if you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. The Directory
was updated October 2, 2002.
[Florida Disabilities Council] To address
system-wide issues affecting people with developmental disabilities, the
Council engages in state and national advocacy activities in support of
legislation, policies, and programs responsive to the needs of people
with developmental disabilities.
Council for Community Mental Health] The Florida Council for
Community Mental Health (FCCMH) is a statewide association of about 60
community-based mental health and substance abuse agencies. The Council
was originally formed in 1958 as an association of mental health clinic
directors. Its role broadened in the 1960s and 1970s, as the focus of
treatment shifted from state hospitals to communities. The Council's membership
has expanded in recent years to include a number of agencies that specialize
in substance abuse services and in children's services. Collectively,
these agencies serve more than 200,000 Floridians a year and employ 16,000
[Florida Alliance for
Assistive Services and Technology] FAAST envisions a seamless supportive
partnership between Florida business and government to provide assistive
technology products and services which will enable persons with disabilities
to participate in independent living, education, work and recreation from
birth to death.
[Florida Division of Blind Services,
DOE] The mission of the Florida Division of Blind Services is to empower
people who are blind and visually impaired to reach self-determined goals.
Independent Living Council, Inc] Here you will find information
about what agencies and individuals in the state of Florida are doing
to promote Independent Living.
Network on Disabilities of Florida]
Family Network on Disabilities of Florida,
Inc. is a statewide alliance of individuals with disabilities, special
needs, or at-risk and their families. Our mission is to provide family-driven
support, education, information, and advocacy.