Promising Practices Transition Sites
Madison 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.
The Able Trust
(850) 224-4493 (Voice/TDD) or (888) 838-2253
Supports non-profit vocational rehabilitation programs throughout Florida with fund-raising, grant making and public awareness of disability issues with the goal of assisting Floridians with disabilities in achieving employment.
Adult and Community Education (ACE) of Florida - Madison
Kathleen Andersen, Department Chair and Instructor, Adult Education | email@example.com
Professional association for adult and/or community education administrators, teachers, volunteers, business supporters, or college students entering the field of adult education.
National Office Customer Service
Indianapolis: (317) 875-8755
US & Canada: (800) KIWANIS ext. 390
Tallahassee - LARC: (850) 893-3903
A community-service group for adult citizens who live with a disability that provides opportunities for developing initiative and leadership skills, serving the community, integrating into society and demonstrating the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities.
AmeriCorps/ Volunteer Florida - Tallahassee
Provides opportunities to meet community needs through one or two-year service commitments to community and national nonprofits. Participants learn collaboration, communication, leadership and other life skills while earning a modest living allowance with health and education benefits.
ARC/Madison - Jefferson Personnel Development Services
Tim Ressler, Executive Director
(850) 973-4614 ext 101
Assists persons with disabilities to live and work within their communities consistent with their interests, dignity and self-respect
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) - Florida State University
Janice Overstreet, Associate Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
(850) 644-4387 | (800) 769-7926
Leigh VanderEls, Autism Consultant | email@example.com
(850) 215-4330 | (866) 863-0138
Provides information and consultation to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities as well as instruction and coaching to families and professionals through a training and assistance model.
Easter Seals Florida - Winter Park
(407) 629-7881 (Voice & TTY)
Provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
Family Network on Disabilities (FNDFL)
Rich La Belle, Executive Director | firstname.lastname@example.org
(727) 523-1130 | (800) 825-5736
A network of individuals who may be at-risk, have disabilities, or have special needs and their families, professionals and concerned citizens; programs include Parents of the Panhandle Information Network (POPIN); Parent Education Network (PEN); Transition, Independent Living, Employment & Support (TILES); Florida Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC); and Parents Educating Parents in the Community (PEP).
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology (FAAST)
(850) 487-3278 | (888) 788-9216
Provides advocacy and awareness activities that increase access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology including a loan program to try out assistive technology (AT), assistance with purchasing AT, an emergency AT fund and information on affordable housing.
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) - Gateway
Carol Milton, Program Coordinator, Director | email@example.com
(386) 792-2877 | (800) 227-0059
Provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide.
Florida Inclusion Network (FIN)
Sallie Payne | firstname.lastname@example.org
Provides learning opportunities, consultation, information and support to educators, families and community members to promote all students learning together in a welcoming environment that incorporates integrated services, supports and curricula that are effective and research-based.
Florida Youth Leadership Forum (FYLF)
Innovative, intensive four-day leadership training program for rising high school juniors and seniors with disabilities that explores personal leadership, academic and career planning, ettiquette, technology innovations, disability law, networking and more.
Goodwill Industries - Big Bend
(850) 576-7145 | (800) 955-8770 | (TDD) (850) 576-5235
Provides customized job training, employment placement and access to transportation, childcare and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges.
Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional Disabilities (SEDNET)
Dana Huggins, SEDNET Coordinator | email@example.com
Enhances the system of care for families and students with emotional disabilities through facilitation, collaboration and direct intervention, as well as research and development, with a network of key stakeholders.
Special Olympics Florida
Provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities leading to their participation as productive and respected members of society and their communities.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Tallahassee
Provides services tailored to community needs such as housing, therapy, assistive technology training, individual and family support, social and recreation programs, community living, referrals, employment assistance and advocacy
Volunteers of America (VOA)
Lake City: (386) 754-9926
Fosters life-long learning and inspires people to become contributing members of society by providing health, housing, training, education and employment services
Provides numerous links to state and national volunteer organizations including AmeriCorps, the Corporation on National and Community Service, emergency management and disaster relief, disability inclusion and outreach and more