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Florida State Disability Resources

— National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities
Updated on May 2, 2014
Official State Web Site
 
Connect with your state's official website to find all manner of state agencies and information, including how to contact your governor and/or your representatives in the Senate and House:
www.flgov.com
State Department of Education: Special Education
 
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services Florida Department of Education 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 614
Tallahassee   FL   32399-0400
(850) 245-0475
bambi.lockman@fldoe.org
www.fldoe.org/ese
State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
 
Office of No Child Left Behind Florida Department of Education 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 316
Tallahassee   FL   32399-0400
(850) 245-0501
pam.kaperak@fldoe.org
www.fldoe.org
Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
 
Early Steps Children's Medical Services, Department of Health 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-06
Tallahassee   FL   32399-1707
(800) 654-4440
(850) 245-4218
phyllis_sloyer@doh.state.fl.us
www.cms-kids.com/earlysteps/
 
Florida Directory of Early Childhood Services 2807 Remington Green Circle
Tallahasse   FL   32308
(800) 654-4440
(850) 487-6301
lalong@centraldirectory.org
www.centraldirectory.org
Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
 
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services Florida Department of Education 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 601
Tallahassee   FL   32399-0400
(850) 245-0478
marilyn.hibbard@fldoe.org
www.fldoe.org
 
Florida Directory of Early Childhood Services 2807 Remington Green Circle
Tallahassee   FL   32308
(850) 487-6301
(800) 654-4440
lalong@centraldirectory.org
www.centraldirectory.org
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
 
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Department of Education 2002 Old St. Augustine Road, Building A
Tallahassee   FL   32301-4862
(800) 451-4327
(850) 488-6210
www.rehabworks.org
Coordinator for Transition Services
 

Project 10: Transition Education Network University of South Florida St. Petersburg 140 7th Avenue South, SVB 112 (mailing address) 529 First Street South (physical address)

St. Petersburg   FL   33701
(727) 873-4661
(727) 873-4660 (Fax)

www.project10.info

 
School To Work Transition Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Department of Education 2002 Old Saint Augustine Road, Building A
Tallahassee   FL   32301
(850) 245-3360
Kirk.Hall@vr.fldoe.org
www.rehabworks.org
Career and Technical Education for Students with Disabilities
 
Career Education for Students with Special Needs Division of Workforce Education Department of Education, Turlington Building 325 W. Gaines Street, Room 701 
Tallahassee   FL   32399-0400
(850) 245-9022
Jane.Silveria@fldoe.org
www.myfloridaeducation.com/commhome
State Mental Health Agency
 
Mental Health Programs Office Department of Children and Families 1317 Winewood Boulevard, Building 6, Room 275
Tallahassee   FL   32399-0700
(850) 488-8304
katharine_lyon@dcf.state.fl.us
www.state.fl.us/cf_web/
State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
 
Mental Health Programs Office Department of Children and Families 1317 Winewood Boulevard, Building 6, Room 290
Tallahassee   FL   32399-0700
(850) 410-1177
Sue_Ross@dcf.state.fl.us
www.state.fl.us/cf_web/
Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities
 
Agency for Persons with Disabilities 4030 Esplanade Way, Suite 380
Tallahassee   FL   32399-0950
(850) 488-4257
Jim_DeBeaugrine@apd.state.fl.us
www.myflorida.com www.apd.myflorida.com
Councils on Developmental Disabilities
 
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. 124 Marriott Drive, Suite 203
Tallahassee   FL   32301-2981
(800) 580-7801 (in FL)
(850) 488-4180
www.fddc.org
Protection and Advocacy Agency
 
Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities 2728 Centerview Drive, Suite 102
Tallahassee   FL   32301
(800) 342-0823
(800) 350-4566 (Spanish and Creole Speaking Clients)
(850) 488-9071
(800) 346-4127 (TTY)
www.AdvocacyCenter.org
Client Assistance Program
 
Contact Protection and Advocacy Agency.
 
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
 
Children's Medical Services, Department of Health 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-06
Tallahassee   FL   32399-1707
(800) 654-4440
(850) 245-4218
phyllis_sloyer@doh.state.fl.us
www.myflorida.com
State CHIP Program
 
 
Tallahassee   FL   32302-0980
(888) 540-5437
www.healthykids.org
Programs for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired
 
Division of Blind Services Department of Education 325 W. Gaines Street, Room 1114, Turlington Building
Tallahassee   FL   32399-0400
(800) 342-1828 (in FL)
(850) 245-0322
michael.elliott@dbs.fldoe.org
http://myflorida.com/dbs
Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
 
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Department of Education 2002 Old St. Augustine Road, Building A
Tallahassee   FL   32301-4862
(850) 245-3353
(850) 245-3350 (V)
(850) 245-3413 (TTY or VP)
(850) 245-3404 (TTY)
cecil.bradley@vr.fldoe.org
www.rehabworks.org
Telecommunications Relay Services
 
Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. 1820 E. Park Avenue, Suite 101
Tallahassee   FL   32301
(800) 222-3448 (V); (888) 447-5620 (TTY)
Relay, dial 711, or: (800) 955-8771 (TTY); (800) 955-8770 (Voice)
(800) 955-1339 (ASCII); (877) 955-8260 (Voice Carry Over-Direct)
(877) 955-5334 (Speech to Speech ); (877) 955-8773 (Spanish); (877) 955-8707 (French Cr)
jforstall@ftri.org
www.ftri.org
State Education Agency Rural Representative
 
Exceptional Student Education Program Development and Services Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services Florida Department of Education 325 W. Gaines, Suite 601
Tallahaseee   FL   32399-0400
(850) 245-0478
ginny.chance@fldoe.org
www.fldoe.org
Regional ADA Technical Assistance Center
 
Burton Blatt Institute Syracuse University 1419 Mayson Street
Atlanta   GA   30324
(800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
(404) 541-9001
sedbtacproject@law.syr.edu
www.sedbtac.org
University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
 
Mailman Center for Child Development University of Miami School of Medicine 1601 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami   FL   33136
(305) 243-6801
darmstrong@miami.edu
http://pediatrics.med.miami.edu
Technology-Related Assistance
 
Florida Alliance for Assistive Service and Technology 325 John Knox Road, Building 400, Suite 402
Tallahassee   FL   32303
(888) 788-9216
(850) 487-3278
(850) 922-5951 (TTY)
faast@faast.org
 http://faast.org/
State Mediation System
 
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services Florida Department of Education 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 614
Tallahassee   FL   32399-0400
(850) 245-0476
kim.komisar@fldoe.org
www.firn.edu/doe/commhome/
Special Format Library
 
Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services 420 Platt Street
Daytona Beach   FL   32114-2804
(800) 226-6075
(386) 239-6000
(800) 955-8771 (TTY)
mike.gunde@dbs.fldoe.org
http://dbs.myflorida.com/library/index.php
 
 Disability-Specific Organizations
Attention Deficit Disorder
 

To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) 8181 Professional Place, Suite 150

Landover   MD   20785
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
(301) 306-7070
www.chadd.org
 
Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) P.O. Box 543
Pottstown   PA   19464-0543
(484) 945-2101
www.add.org
Autism
 
Autism Society of Florida, Inc. P.O. Box 970646
Coconut Creek   FL   33097
(954) 349-2820
 www.autismfl.com
 
Autism Recovery Network
maximom@yahoo.com
http://www.autismrecoverynetwork.org/
 
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) (One of six regional centers for autism and related disabilities) University of Florida P.O. Box 100234
Gainesville   FL   32610
(800) 754-5891
(352) 846-2761
card_info@ufl.edu

www.card.ufl.edu

To identify the CARD serving your region, either call the 800 number above, or visit: www.card.ufl.edu/state.html

 
The Alexis Foundation P.O. Box 916263 
Longwood   FL   32779
(407) 862-8833
admin@alexisfoundation.org
www.alexisfoundation.org
Blindness/Visual Impairment
 
American Foundation for the Blind 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300 
New York   NY   10001
(800) 232-5463
(212) 502-7600
afbinfo@afb.net
www.afb.org
Brain Injury
 
Brain Injury Association of Florida (BIAF) 1655 E. Semoran Boulevard, Suite 8
Apopka   FL   32703
(800) 992-3442 (in FL)
biafhelp@biaf.org
www.biaf.org
Cerebral Palsy
 
United Cerebral Palsy of Florida 1830 Buford Court
Tallahassee   FL   32308
(850) 878-2141
rsanders@sunrisegroup.org
www.sunrisegroup.org
Down Syndrome
 
Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization 10250 NW 53rd Street
Sunrise   FL   33351
(954) 577-4122
jmaia@aol.com
www.bgcdownsyndrome.org
 
 
Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida 204 N. Wymore Road
Winter Park   FL   32789
(407) 540-1121
info@dsacf.org
www.dsacf.org
 
(Manatee & Sarasota County) Manasota BUDS (Bringing Up Down Syndrome) 8374 Market Street, #113 
Bradenton   FL   34202
(941) 907-0499
info@manasotabuds.org
www.manasotabuds.org
Epilepsy
 
Epilepsy Services Program Florida Department of Health 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-18
Tallahassee   FL   32399-1744
(850) 245-4330, ext. 4366
melba_hawkins-littles@doh.state.fl.us
 www.floridaepilepsy.org
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
 
ARC/Florida 2898 Mahan Drive, Suite 1
Tallahassee   FL   32308
(800) 226-1155
arcofflorida@gmail.com
www.arcflorida.org
Learning Disabilities
 
Learning Disabilities Association of Florida, Inc. (LDA-FL) 331 E. Henry Street
Punta Gorda   FL   33950
(941) 637-8957
ldaf00@sunline.net
www.lda-fl.org
Mental Health
 
NAMI Florida, Inc. 911 E. Park Avenue 
Tallahassee   FL   32301
(850) 671-4445
namifl@namifl.org
www.namifl.org
Speech, Language, and Hearing
 
Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA) 222 S. Westmonte Drive #101
Altamonte Springs   FL   32714
(800) 243-3574
(407) 774-7880
tkautter@kmgnet.com
 
Spina Bifida
 
Spina Bifida Association of Florida of Jacksonville, Inc. 807 Children's Way
Jacksonville   FL   32207
(800) 722-6355
(904) 390-3686
mquinone@nemours.org
www.sbaj.org
 
Organizations for Parents
Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
 
Central Florida Parent Center, Inc. Assistance with Achieving Results in Education (AWARE Project) 1021 Delaware Avenue
Palm Harbor   FL   34683-3529
(888) 612-9273
(727) 789-2400
cfpc@cflparents.org
www.cflparents.org
 
Parent Education Network Project 2735 Whitney Road
Clearwater   FL   33760-1610
(800) 825-5736 (In Fl only)
(727) 523-1130
pen@fndfl.org
www.fndfl.org/
 
(Serving Northwest Florida from Escambia county to Alachua county) Parents of the Panhandle Information Network 1002 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee   FL   32308
(800) 825-5736 (in FL)
(850) 980-1103
popin@fndfl.org
www.fndfl.org
Community Parent Resource Center
 
Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc. Community Parent Resource Center 7990 S.W. 117th Avenue, Suite 201
Miami   FL   33183
(800) 527-9552
(305) 271-9797
info@ptopmiami.org
www.ptopmiami.org
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
 
Florida Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. 1747 Orlando Central Parkway
Orlando   FL   32809
(407) 855-7604
janice@floridapta.org
www.floridapta.org
 
Other Disability Organizations
 
Easter Seals Florida 2010 Mizell Avenue 
Winterpark   FL   32792
(407) 629-7881
info@fl.easterseals.com
www.fl.easterseals.com
 
Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Inc. 2475 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 205
Tallahassee   FL   32301-4946
(850) 877-4816
tfarmer@floridaarf.org
www.floridaarf.org
 
VSA arts of Florida 3500 E. Fletcher Avenue, Suite 234
Tampa   FL   33613
(813) 558-5095
mwinters@tempest.coedu.usf.edu
www.vsafl.org
Independent Living
 

To find the contact information for the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) in your state, contact: Independent Living Research Utilization Project The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research 2323 South Sheppard, Suite 1000

Houston   TX   77019
(713) 520-0232 (V)
(713) 520-5136 (TTY)
ilru@ilru.org
www.ilru.org
 
To find the contact information for centers for independent living (CILs) in your state, contact: National Council on Independent Living 1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, 5th Floor
Washington   DC   20036
(202) 207-0034 (V)
(202) 207-0340 (TTY)
ncil@ncil.org
www.ncil.org
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