District Resources

Calhoun County resources related to the transition of students with disabilities are provided in multiple categories in the box to the right. Some resources may be included in more than one category.

Local Agency Resources

Adult and Community Education (ACE) of Florida – Panama City
Mike Heptinstall, Director of Adult Education at the Thomas P. Haney Technical Center |
(850) 747-5500
Professional association for adult and/or community education administrators, teachers, volunteers, business supporters, or college students entering the field of adult education.

Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) 
Lynne C. Daw, Area 2 Administrator
(850) 487-1992
Supports persons with developmental disabilities (spina bifida, autism, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome and mental retardation) in living, learning and working in their communities.

Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Program (BSCIP) 
Tallahassee Office: (850) 245-4045
Provides direct case management and resource facilitation for people with brain and spinal cord injuries including acute care, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, transitional living, assistive technology, home and vehicle modifications, nursing home transition facilitation and long-term supports for survivors and families through contracts with community-based agencies. Children receive services from Children's Medical Services staff.

Children’s Medical Services - Florida 
(850) 872-4700 | (800)-299-4700
Offers programs for children and young adults with special needs including health services, child protection and safety, child and family information, early intervention and child development and newborn screening provided by highly qualified physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare providers

Division of Blind Services - Panama City 
(850) 872-4181
Provides services to persons who are blind, have severe visual impairments and have disabling conditions that make it difficult to read regular print including early-intervention education to children from birth to 5 years of age, a school-to-work transition program, independent living services, job opportunities in food service and Braille and talking book library services.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Keith Sutton, Marianna Unit 03A
4357 Lafayette Street, Suite 202 Marianna, FL 32446
Phone: (850) 482-9600
Fax: (850) 482-9412
Counties: Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers.

Independence for the Blind of West Florida
(850) 477-2663 I
3107 North Davis Highway, Pensacola, FL
Independence for the Blind of West Florida teaches independent living skills, computer and adaptive technology, and vocational training and employment related services so people who are visually impaired or blind can achieve maximum independence. 

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