Attorneys Establish Standard Used to Determine Eligibility Based Upon Mental Retardation in State of Florida
In Webb v. APD, 939 So. 2d 1182 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006), attorneys with Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, P.A., established the standard used to determine eligibility based upon mental retardation in the State of Florida.
At the age of 9 years old, Joshua Webb came into Florida’s foster care system. Prior to applying for APD services, Joshua twice had been evaluated. In 1997, at the age of 10, he received a verbal IQ score of 66, a performance IQ score of 81, and a full scale IQ of 71. In 2003, he received a verbal IQ of 66, a performance IQ of 75, and a full scale IQ of 69.