As members of the community, you can access a range of general services including community health, sports and recreation, employment and maternal and child healthcare services.
You can request disability supports if:
- You have an intellectual, physical, sensory or neurological disability or an acquired brain injury
- The disability impacts your mobility, communication, self-care or self-management
- Your support request meets specific requirements related to the service you are seeking.
“Despise not any man/woman and do not deem anything unworthy of consideration, for there is no man/woman that does not have his/her hour and no thing that does not have its place.”
The Florida Department of Children and Families determines eligibility and ongoing case management of food assistance (food stamps), temporary cash assistance and Medicaid for families with children or older adults who are blind or disabled. Here is the link for Florida programs and services for people with disabilities.
The Social Security Administration manages applications for disabilities (SSI, SSDI). Provides information regarding benefits on a walk-in or appointment basis.
Here is an overview of the application process for disability benefits if you are applying for a child under 18 years of age.
Here is an overview for Disability benefits for people over 18 years of age but who were diagnosed before 22 years of age.