The Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) is accepting applications for the James Patrick Memorial Work Incentive Personal Assistant Services program (JPPAS). The JPPAS program provides monthly stipends to qualified Floridians with disabilities who are employed and require personal assistance services for daily living.
James Patrick shared his story and how JPPAS came to be. James was diagnosed with astrocytoma when he was 16 months old and had been in a wheelchair since the age of 12. James had a passion for the Tax Collection Enforcement Diversion Program, while working at the State Attorney’s Office and eventually worked towards passing a bill that allowed for some of the state sales tax revenue to help working persons with disabilities, who because they were working, were disqualified from receiving social security income. This bill established JPPAS.
Click on the links to read more about James Patrick and the application!