Special Gathering received an e-mail yesterday that had been forwarded to us.  It was a short message from Agency for Persons with Disabilities.  Here is the content.  The first part, in blue, is from a Support Coordinator.  The second part, in red, is from APD. 

Have you heard about this?? I think she means 20 qh per day of meaningful day activity (companion, ADT and supported employment). Can they just reduce it when the handbook has not been finalized?

The new rule coming is going to be 20 hours of day activity for all three services
Joan Schneider
Agency for Persons with Disabilities, District 7 400 W. Robinson St. Suite 430 Orlando, Fl 32801
407 245-0440 ext. 606
S/C 344-0440 ext.606

Has anyone heard about this?  Can APD just reduce the number of hours paid without the handbook being changed?  I don’t think so.  However, we have seen in the past that APD seems to take liberties that aren’t “supposed to be.”