Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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Shaun P. Hoyle, Director of Training 
The Florida Center Training Institute, a division of The Florida Center for Early Childhood 
941-371-8820, ext 1007 

Florida Medicaid: What Families of

Children with Disabilities Need to Know


Families of children with disabilities often need to access government benefit programs for medical services. These systems can be confusing and daunting for consumers to navigate. Knowing the basics of the process can alleviate some of the stress in applying for benefits and programs. In this presentation, participants will get a better understanding of the application process for the Florida State Medicaid program.*Note: This is an overview of the application process and will not get into specifics about individual circumstances or cases. Information will be provided to contact the Medicaid professionals to assist further.

The Florida Center Training Institute is proud to partner with the Family Network on Disabilities.  Due to their funding, it is only open to Florida residents.  


  • The Medicaid Application Process
  • Eligibility of Special Cases, Populations
  • Other Medical Service Providers
  • Navigating the Denial Process
  • Resources in Florida


Lisa Math, BSc, CRPS-F,

Director of Family S.T.A.R. Program 

Lisa Math is the statewide Director of the Family S.T.A.R. program for Family Network on Disabilities. She is also a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist with an endorsement in working with Families, as well as a certified trainer for numerous programs.

In her role at FND, she supports families who have children with special healthcare needs, complex medical challenges, developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. She has created webinars, resource materials, curricula, and presentations that she has presented at conferences and meetings throughout the state. Lisa serves on many committees throughout the state that support individuals with disabilities. She has been honored by numerous organizations for her advocacy efforts.

Although her career has also included working in television, radio, adult and elementary education, her most important job is that as a parent of a 25 year old young adult who has multiple medical conditions and mental health challenges. Lisa gave up her career while her child was young to become her child’s advocate and to navigate services, systems, and resources to meet their needs, but returned years ago as a professional to use her lived experience and training to support families on their journeys.

Lisa is an award winning poet and writer, and enjoys traveling, watching historical dramas and chocolate.