Columbia
District Resources

Columbia 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.

Student/Family Resources

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) UF Gainesville
Greg Valcante, Director | valcante@ufl.edu
(352) 846-3458 | 352-273-0581 | (800) 754-5891
2046 NE Waldo Road, Suite 3200, Gainesville, FL 32609
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.

Center for Independent Living (CIL) of North Central Florida
William Kennedy | william@cilncf.org
(352) 378-7474
222 SW 36 Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32607
Provides information and referral services, advocacy, independent living skills training, peer counseling and support for persons with significant disabilities who seek independence and self-reliance.

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) - Gateway
Carol Milton, FDLRS/Gateway | carol.milton@fdlrsgateway.com
(386) 792-2877

Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET)
Dana Huggins | hugginsd@columbiak12.com
(386) 755-8191
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 - Columbia
Terri Prescott
352-361-7389
Provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympics-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities.

Suwannee Valley Transit Authority
(386) 362-7433 | (386) 362-5332 (Schedule a ride)
Suwannee Valley Transit Authority is part of Transportation Disadvantaged, a coordinated statewide effort to provide a shared ride service to medical, life-sustaining, employment and educational locations for those who cannot obtain their own transportation due to a disability, age, or income.

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