Disability News: Florida


Disabled World News presents the latest disability statistics information and health related news from Florida USA.

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Statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in the State of Florida.

Florida Disability Resources:

Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living, Inc. (FACIL)

JP-PAS provides up to $1,320 for personal care attendants for people living with severe disabilities who are employed. Program eligibility, the JP-PAS application, and other information can be found at http://www.floridacils.org/JPPASForms.html

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)

Mission is to improve the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and awareness activities that increase access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology - http://faast.org

Florida School for the Deaf & Blind

We are Florida's public boarding school for eligible students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, or blind or visually impaired. Fully accredited, we serve students in preschool through grade 12 - www.fsdb.k12.fl.us

United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Florida

Serves more than 1,400 infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities at over 60 locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties - www.ucpsouthflorida.org

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

The mission of the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc., is to advocate and promote meaningful participation in all aspects of life for Floridians with developmental disabilities - www.fddc.org

The Able Trust

Believes that when people with disabilities want to work, they should. The Trust supports individuals non-profit vocational rehabilitation programs throughout Florida with fund-raising, grant making and public awareness of disability issues - www.abletrust.org

Epilepsy Association of Central Florida

Dedicated to serving persons with epilepsy, the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida (EACF) is a 100% local not-for-profit community based organization helping those affected by the nation's number one neurological disorder, epilepsy - www.epilepsy-cf.org

Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc.

The Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc.(CILO) welcomes you to our site. Our mission for the past 20 years has been to promote independence for people with disabilities. Please enjoy your time browsing and becoming acquainted with our services and programs - www.cilo.org

Seagull Industries for the Disabled, Inc.

Since 1979 Seagull Industries for the Disabled has served mentally retarded and developmentally challenged individuals in Palm Beach County, Florida. A private non-profit social service agency, Seagull gives hope through advocacy and a variety of educational, social, vocational and residential programs - www.seagull.org

Statistics: Florida Disability

  • There are an estimated 2,675,000 people in Florida who have a form of disability, or 16.5% of the population over the age of five.
  • Approximately 491,000 people, or 3% of the population, experience difficulties with performing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
  • There are around 1,487,000 people in the state of Florida who have a form of work disability, and 477,000 people with disabilities in the state are employed.
  • Around 73,000 people with disabilities in Florida are unemployed, and 2,499,000 Floridians with disabilities are currently not in the workforce.

Latest Florida Publications

Federal Judge finds 1.9M children who depend on Florida Medicaid program for medical and dental care not receiving care required by law.

Florida law allows injured workers to seek compensation for injuries or illnesses they suffer while on the job.

Designs and ideas that address issues facing teens with disabilities in new and innovative ways.

New Florida law has consequences for people who are injured as the result of slip-and-fall accidents.

Several Southwest Florida social service agencies are hosting a Disability Mentoring Day event on Tuesday October 19 2010.

Team Care assisted more than 750 families who have children with life-threatening illnesses as they traveled through Orlando International Airport.

Parker Law Firm: Methodist Minister Sues for Wheelchair Discrimination.

Appointments Now Available with Pediatric Specialists at the Stand-Alone Clinic in Loxahatchee.

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