In order to meet its mission, APAC of CT serves several functions and roles. Among them are:
Advisory – To advise the APAA Commission as it serves in the Advisory role to the Governor, state and local public officials on the development and implementation of comprehensive and coordinated policies, plans, and programs focusing on the special problems and needs of the APA community.
Education – To educate the APA community about laws, programs, and policies that affect their well-being.
Conduit and consultant – To make government more accessible by serving as a conduit and consultant between APA communities, the APAA Commission and state agencies. Be the conduit for the much needed funds by collaborating with the Commission for fund-raising and grant-funding, and be the fund-raising arm of the Commission.
Resource – To serve as a resource for the APAA Commission through research and educational materials, technical assistance, agency referrals, casework, community forums.