District Resources

Lafayette 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 
Sheryl Dick-Stanford |  
(352) 955-5768    
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, Team Coordinator |
(352) 627-5077
1699 SW 16th Ave Gainesville, FL 32608-1173
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
Provides information and/or services for adoption, child care, family safety, financial assistance, foster care, refugee services and mental health

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 - Tallahassee Unit 05CA
1431 N Ohio Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064-4817
(386) 362-5461
Jennifer McCarroll, Supervisor |
Allison Gill, Area Supervisor |
386) 362-5461
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers.

Lighthouse of the Big Bend
(850) 942-3658 I
3071 Highland Oaks Terrace, Tallahassee, FL
Lighthouse of the Big Bend serves individuals, from birth through life, who are legally blind seeking to be independent or maintain their independence after losing vision. Some of our Services: Techniques of independent daily living, Communication (reading, writing, phone), Assistive technology including computers, Orientation and mobility (moving safely around the home and community), Employment skills, Recreation and leisure activities, Individual and family adjustment counseling.

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