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.

Student/Family Resources

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) 
University of Florida - Gainesville
Greg Valcante, Ph.D., Director |
(352) 273-0581 | (800) 754-5891
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
(352) 378-7474
222 SW 36th 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.

Family Network on Disabilities 
Rich La Belle, Executive Director |
(727) 523-1130 or toll-free (800) 825-5736
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 and Technology (F.A.A.S.T.) 
Michael Daniels, Executive Director |
(850) 487-3278 | 1-844-FL-FAAST (353-2278)
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
(386) 329-3811
Provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide

Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET)    
Dana Huggins | 
(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 Florida 
Cherie Cain
(407) 402-8604
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 River Economic Council 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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