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APD To Unveil New Facility Name

TALLAHASSEE — On Monday, July 1, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) will unveil a new sign at its facility in Chattahoochee. APD Director Barbara Palmer and Sunland Superintendent Merlin Roulhac will announce the new program name and unveil the sign for the Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program (DDDP). The prior name, which was included in state law, was the Mentally Retarded Defendant Program.

Additionally, The ARC of Florida Executive Director Deborah Linton will also speak at the unveiling ceremony.

When: July 1 at 10 a.m. (Eastern)

Where: Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program (DDDP) Administration 1262 Building (West Building), 100 North Main Street, Chattahoochee, FL (on the campus of Florida State Hospital)

DDDP is a secure facility operated by Sunland in Marianna. The program provides housing and competency training for up to 146 adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities from all 67 counties within Florida who have been charged with a felony.

Media may not go in DDDP, however, after the sign unveiling members of the media are invited to the Sunland Center, 3700 Williams Drive, Marianna, FL,  32446, for a guided tour.

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.