District Resources

DeSoto 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 School District Resources

School District of DeSoto County 

Student Services Director
Dr. Gina Stafford |
(863) 494-0261
494 N. Manatee Avenue, Arcadia FL 34266

Transition Contact
Tawnya Caudill |
(863) 494-3434 ext. 2217

Exceptional Student Education Director
Christina McCray |
(863) 494-0261

Department of Juvenile Justice School District Transition 
Dr. Gina Stafford |
(863) 993-1333

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) 
Sonja Bennett, Director FLDRS HRD |
(863) 531-0444 ext. 229
Joyce Dean, FLDRS Child Find |
(863) 531-0444 ext. 231
Becky Cox, FDLRS Family Services Specialist |
(863) 531-0444 ext. 232
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 Disabilities (SEDNET)  
David McCarron  |
(941) 751-6550 ext. 43126
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

Florida District Map
West Central Florida - Blue Region - 4