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APD Schedules Town Hall Meetings

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TALLAHASSEE —The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and the Family Care Councils have scheduled five Town Hall meetings in North Florida. APD Director Barbara Palmer will present a state of the agency, share an update on the approved Florida Families First budget, then lead a question and answer session with attendees.

Director Palmer said, “Our first few Town Hall meetings have gone very well and I want to continue to talk to our stakeholders about our agency.  I especially enjoy listening to individuals and families who are served by APD about their concerns and successes.”

If individuals are not able to attend a Town Hall meeting, they may submit questions through Twitter @FloridaAPD and Director Palmer will read the question and respond to it during a meeting.

The next APD Town Hall meetings will be at the following locations:

JACKSONVILLE
July 9, 6-8 p.m.
The Arc Jacksonville
1050 Davis Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209

DAYTONA BEACH
July 10, 2-4 p.m.
University of Central Florida
1200 W International Speedway Blvd
Building 150, Room 101
Daytona Beach, FL
Parking is in Lot Orange B

PANAMA CITY
July 17, 1-3 p.m.
Holley Language and Literature Building
Sarzin Lecture Hall
Gulf Coast State College
5230 W. Hwy 98
Panama City, FL 32401

PENSACOLA
July 18, 3-5 p.m.
Marcus Point Baptist Church
6205 N W St
Pensacola, FL 32505

GAINESVILLE
July 25, 10 a.m.-noon
Department of Transportation
2301 NW 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL

To find out the latest schedule of APD Town Hall meetings, visit APDCares.org.  Director Palmer will visit every region of the state to hear ways the agency can improve its services to citizens with developmental disabilities.

To encourage attendance at the APD Town Hall meetings, APD is launching the Picture This campaign. Town Hall attendees are asked to take a digital photo with Director Palmer before or after the meeting with their camera or smart phone, and then send it to APD.info@apdcares.org.  The photos will be posted on the APD website and on APD social media. One photo will be picked to be highlighted in the APD Champion newsletter each month.

APD annually serves more than 50,000 Floridians with the developmental disabilities of autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, spina bifida, and Prader-Willi syndrome. To learn more about the agency, call 1-866-APD-CARES (1-866-273-2273) or visit APDcares.org.

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