Promising Practices Transition Sites
Hillsborough 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.
Employment Program Resources
Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
Jeff Smith, Suncoast Region Manager
1313 North Tampa Street, Suite 515, Tampa, FL 33602
Works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. APD also provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services. The agency serves more than 50,000 Floridians with the following disabilities: People severely impaired by Autism, Cerebral palsy, Spina bifida, Intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome.
Career Source Tampa Bay
9215 N. Florida Avenue, Suite 101, Tampa, FL 33612
9350 Bay Plaza Blvd., Suite 12, Tampa, FL 33619
201 14th Ave., SE, Ruskin, FL 33570
Career Prep Center
(813) 419 5311
2605 N. 43rd Street, Tampa, FL 33605
Provides a full array of employment and training related services for job seekers, workers, youth and businesses. May include Disability Program Navigators, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors and Veterans Services on-site.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Brandon Unit 15E
Marivett Gerena-Marrapodi, Supervisor
510 Vonderburg Dr., Suite 307, Brandon, FL 33511
Tampa Units 15B and 15D
Patricia Youhn, Supervisor 15B
Vincent Cosentino, Supervisor 15D
1313 North Tampa Street, Suite 801
Tampa, FL 33602
Tampa Unit 15C
Patricia O'Malley, Supervisor
9215 N Florida Ave., Suite 106, Tampa, FL 33612
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers.
Division of Blind Services
Mireya Hernandez, District Administrator
1313 North Tampa Street Suite 712, Tampa, FL 33602