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LHatter / WFSU News

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities plans to move even more people off a waiting list after receiving additional funding from the Legislature earlier in the year.

APD administers state and federal funding to help people with developmental disabilities receive care in their homes. Families can use those dollars for in-home care and other services, such as job skill development. The state gave APD an additional $36 million, which Agency head Barbara Palmer initially believed could help up to a 1,000 people. Now the agency is closer to 1,400.