Nassau
District Resources

Nassau 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 – Jacksonville
Anne Wilson, Transition Coordinator | anne.wilson@jax.ufl.edu
(904) 633-0760
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.

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) - Crown 
Mr. Henry Schmitges, Coordinator | schmitgesh@duvalschools.org
(904) 346-4601

Center for Independent Living (CIL) of Northeast Florida  
Tyler Morris, Executive Director | tylerm@theilrc.org
Margarita Maldonado, Director of Programs | margaritam@theilrc.org
(904) 399-8484
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 | richlabelle@fndusa.org
(727) 523-1130 | (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 | faast@faast.org
(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.

Nassau County Council on Aging 
Registered Riders call NassauTRANSIT, 904.261.0700 | 800.298.9122
Mike Hays, Transportation Director | mhays@nassaucountycoa.org
Nassau County Council on Aging 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.

SEDNET - Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
Kathryn Lawrence | kathryn.lawrence@myoneclay.net
(904) 336-4400
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 – Nassau 
Matt Bellar
(904) 548-5108
Provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympics-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities.

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