District Resources

Hamilton 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

Agency for Persons with Disabilities 
Helen "Renee" Cook | helen.cooke@apdcares.org 
(352) 955-6061 
Supports persons with developmental disabilities (spina bifida, autism, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome and mental retardation) in living, learning and working in their communities

Children’s Medical Services (CMS) - Gainesville  
Stephanie Cox, Term Coordinator | stephanie.cox@flhealth.gov
(352) 627-5077
1699 SW 16th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32608
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.

Department of Children and Families - Circuit 3
Patricia Medlock, Regional Director
(904) 723-2000

Division of Blind Services - Tallahassee District Office
Wayne Jennings, District Administrator
(850) 245-0370 | (800) 672-7038
1311 Executive Center Drive, Ellis Building, Suite 100 – D, Tallahassee, FL 32399
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 Unit 05CA
1431 N Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064-4817
Jennifer McCarroll, Supervisor | jennifer.mccarroll@vr.fldoe.org
Allison Gill, Area Supervisor | allison.gill@vr.fldoe.org
(386) 362-5461
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers.

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