Advocacy

 

Disability Resource Center, Inc.

Serving 8 counties:  Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty & Washington

305 W. 5th Street

Panama City, FL 32401

Main: 850-769-6890 or 850-769-1513 (TDD)

Fax (850) 769-6891

Provides the following core services, which are available to all persons with disabilities and their familiesAdvocacy – Educating consumers about the rights of persons with disabilities and assisting individuals in learning laws to self-advocate and working within the system to bring about change.  Information & Referral – Provides assistance to other organizations and people with disabilities by allowing persons with disabilities to obtain the correct information and a referral to the needed service provider; Independent Living Skills Training – Focuses on persons with disabilities so they can function in the community and remain independent.  Topics include housing issues, health care services, assistive technology, Social Security benefits, transportation issues and voting rights.  Peer Counseling – Offers ongoing support/mentoring opportunities to individuals who share like disabilities to support each other with information and experience. Youth Transition – Helps students with disabilities prepare and plan for employment success after high school.

 

Disability Rights Florida

2473 Care Drive, Suite 200

Tallahassee, FL   32308

800-342-0823; 850-488-9071; TDD 800-346-4127; Fax 850-488-8640

To report suspected abuse, call:  800-962-2873

Disability Rights Florida was founded in 1977 as the statewide designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida. Disability Rights Florida is a not-for-profit corporation that has authority and responsibility under eight federal grants. Our services are free and confidential.  Our Mission is to advance the quality of life, dignity, equality, self-determination, and freedom of choice of persons with disabilities through collaboration, education, advocacy, as well as legal and legislative strategies.

 

Agency for Person with Disabilities 

Med Waiver Program

850-482-9109

Serving the needs of Floridians with developmental disabilities