St. Johns
District Resources

St. Johns 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 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.

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind  
Cindy Day, Director of Parent Information | dayc@fsdb.k12.fl.us
(904)827-2200
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is the state's public school for eligible students, pre-school through 12th grade, who are deaf/hard of hearing and blind/low-vision. There is no cost to families for tuition for eligible Florida residents.

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FLDRS) - NEFEC   
Amy Lane | lanea@nefec.org 
(386) 329-3811 
Provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide

Independent Living Resource Center of Northeast Florida
Tyler Morris, Executive Director | tylerm@theilrc.org
Margarita Maldonado, Director of Programs | margaritam@theilrc.org
2709 Art Museum Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207
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.

Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET)    
Julie Barrow | jbbarrow@volusia.k12.fl.us
(386) 734-7190 ext. 38332
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 - St. Johns  
Mary Jo Stansel | stanselmj@bellsouth.net
(904) 797-4072
Provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympics-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities

St. Johns County Council on Aging, Inc.
For Mobility Resources and the Sunshine Bus
George Hesson
(904) 209-3716
Christy Sandy, Para-Transit
(904) 209-3714
St. Johns County Council on Aging, Inc. 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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