Would you consider proposing legislation to consider alternate forms
of providing direction to APD? A Board of directors, for example,
including, of course, families?
familiar with the needs of individuals with disabilities and their
families in your district?
consider introducing legislation to amend the state constitution to
guarantee specific minimum services for the developmentally disabled?
Can you name
the 5 diagnoses that make up Florida’s developmental disability Statute?
Do you know
the statistics on the current APD waiting list for services?
you address the current APD waiting list for services?
have ideas on how to prioritize the APD waiting list?
existing community resources in your district, do you feel could be made
available to individuals with developmental disabilities that would help
and assist both the cities and these individuals in these tough economic
times? Would you work on identification or implementation of such
resources known as natural supports?
Would you be
willing to sponsor legislation to give cities and towns a financial
incentive to hire the developmentally disabled?
Have you met
with a local FCC and if not would you attend a meeting to speak with
individuals and their families to discuss their issues?
Have you had
a family member with a developmental disability or personally spent time
with an individual and their family, or visited at a group home?
and your aides consider spending time at a group home, at a day program,
or at a family home to fully grasp the circle of supports, services and
needs experienced by individuals and families 24/7? Experiencing both
the successes possible and barriers that exist, how would you share this
information with others?
consider financial or other incentives for counties/cities to provide
accessible transport for those individuals with developmental
disabilities, assisting education, work and social activities?
are you hoping to be appointed to that you believe can make a difference
in people’s lives. What are the key legislative issues you plan to
address if elected, or for incumbent-have worked on in the past sessions
or plan to this session?
would you consider
introducing legislation to remove the requirement that foster care
children are moved to the top of the waiting list?