Independent Living Services Advisory Council 11/12/14 Webinar Meeting

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Subject: The purpose of the meeting is for the Independent Living Services Advisory Council to conduct general Council business and continue their efforts for redesigning the Independent Living program and services.

Background: As required by 409.1451(7) F.S., the Independent Living Services Advisory Council was created by the Florida Legislature with the "purpose of reviewing and making recommendations concerning the implementation and operation of the continuing of care for young adults and the Road-to-Independence Program." Each year the advisory council prepares and submits a report to the Florida Legislature and the Department of Children and Families on the status of the services being provided, including successes and barriers to these services.

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The Council is committed to continuing to seek ways to redesign the program to help youth in foster care and young adults transitioning to adulthood have more security and stability as they obtain the life skills and education necessary to become self-sufficient, successful adults.

Contact: Becky Pengelley, Department of Children and Families, phone 850-717 4218 or email

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in these meetings is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting: Becky Pengelley at