Please review the following links for important information relating to the Family Care Council.

Local Agencies

Autism Pensacola, Inc.
Autism Pensacola, Inc. is dedicated to supporting parents and professionals in Northwest Florida with the best answers regarding diagnosis, education and treatment of people with autism.

Down Syndrome Society of West Florida
The Down Syndrome Society of West Florida was established in 2012 as a support group for families of children with Down Syndrome.

Miracle League of Pensacola
Miracle League of Pensacola provides physically and mentally challenged children a safe and spirited program in which they can hit, run and catch on a baseball field, just as other kids do.

Pensacola Civitan
Pensacola Civitan is an organization focused on building good citizens through personal development, networking, community involvement, leadership opportunities. Of the many services the Civitan provides, one is the donation of labor to build wheelchair ramps.

Sacred Heart Hospital Autism Center

SEASTARS Aquatics serves economically, physically and mentally challenged individuals.

The Leaning Post Ranch
The Leaning Post Ranch's mission is to provide equine assisted activities and therapeutic riding to individuals with disabilities and at-risk youth in Northwest Florida.

State Agencies

Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is responsible for the Florida Medicaid Summary of Services and the APD's Developmental Services, Waiver Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook.

Billy Joe Rish Park-Sunland Marianna
Billy Joe Rish Park-Sunland Marianna is 98.6 acres of white sand and sea oat covered dunes located at Cape San Blas near Port St. Joe. The park is completely handicap accessible with boardwalks and ramps connecting dormitories and family cottages to the multi-purpose event hall which has a cooking facility, Olympic size pool, miniature golf and shuffle board. The park is owned and operated by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. For reservations call 850-482-9386.

Disability Rights Florida
Disability Rights Florida is a non-profit organization providing protection and advocacy services in the State of Florida.

Family Care Council Florida (FCCF)
Family Care Council Florida (FCCF) - The mission of the Family Care Council Florida is to advocate, educate, and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their famiies, partnering with the Agency of Person with Disabilities (APD), to bring quality services to indivudals for signity and service.

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC)

FYI: Transition
Are you Ready to Graduate? FYI: Transition

Hawkins Park
Hawkins Park is located at 5550 Bubba Lane off Munson Road in Milton (Santa Rosa County). The park is owned by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities and has pavilions, BBQ grills, handicap accessible swings, sand volley ball and a boardwalk that accesses a fishing pier and an accessible bath house. Reservations for the use of the pavilions and bath facility are recommended. Contact APD at 850-595-8351 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain or retain employment. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.

Federal Agencies

Social Security Administration

Social Security Administration Qualifications

Social Security Administration Redbook

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Cerebral Palsy Guidance

Cerebral Palsy Group
Cerebral Palsy Group provides educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Treatment
The Cerebral Palsy Guide provides information and treatment options for children with cerebral palsy and support for their parents and caregivers.

Depression and Disability: A Practical Guide

Disability Rights in Housing

Disabled Renters' Housing Rights

Fire Safety and Disabilities Guide

Fire Safety For People With Disabilities - A Reference Guide

Guide to Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs

How to Cope with Sudden Illness or Disability

How to Stay Physically Active: Aging Well with a Physical Disability

Learn About the Different Types of Service Dogs

Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs

The 45 Warning Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

The Fully Accessible Guide to Home Loans for People with Disabilities

The Ultimate Guide to Home Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

Top Tips for Getting Fit if You're Disabled