The Columbus Organization

Support Coordination in Florida

The Columbus Organization now offers support coordination services through its new subsidiary, Support Associates.  Founded in 2000, Support Associates is a Florida Medicaid Waiver provider specifically for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities ibudget Waiver.   Support Associates has been committed to supporting the citizens of Florida with intellectual and developmental disabilities and will continue to offer the highest quality care as part of the Columbus family.

CDC+(Consumer Directed Care Plus ) is an alternative option for persons participating in the State of Florida ibudget Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waiver. The program provides the opportunity for individuals to improve the quality of their lives by being empowered to make choices about the supports and services that will meet their needs and to help them reach their goals.

The Columbus Organization of Florida has well trained and qualified staff with years of experience providing Consultant Services to those individuals who choose to participate on the CDC Plus program. We provide a team support of resources to help support you in this program.

To find out more about the CDC+ Waiver Program go to—Waivers Tab–Consumer Directed Care Plus

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  • Support coordination services
  • Training services to support coordinators throughout Florida
  • We provide Family and Consumer information sessions on Waiver Services
  • Waiver provider Staff Training sessions
  • Partner with community agencies to provider information and educational sessions such as Department of Education in Transition Fairs

Through our person-centered approach, the individuals and families we support have more choice, personal power, and control of their lives. We believe individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities should be valued and given the same opportunities to reach their potential as those without disabilities.  With a dedication to quality, experience, and compassion, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to have a meaningful life. 

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Contact Us

Rebecca Spadola
Florida Director of Operations
Phone: 813-340-6786

Lynda DeBenedet
Florida Director of Care Coordination
Phone: 813-765-0112

Florida Office

Phone: 813-908-6773

Fax: 813-908-0423

16112 N. Florida Ave

Lutz, FL 33459





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