District Resources

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 
(800) 615-8720 
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  
(813) 930-7400
9215 N. Florida Avenue, Suite 101, Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 930-7832
9350 Bay Plaza Blvd., Suite 12, Tampa, FL 33619
(813) 419-5300
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
(813) 653-7080
510 Vonderburg Dr., Suite 307, Brandon, FL 33511
Tampa Units 15B and 15D
Patricia Youhn, Supervisor 15B
Vincent Cosentino, Supervisor 15D
(813) 233-3600
1313 North Tampa Street, Suite 801
Tampa, FL 33602
Tampa Unit 15C
Patricia O'Malley, Supervisor
(813) 559-6456
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
(813) 871-7190
1313 North Tampa Street Suite 712, Tampa, FL 33602

Florida District Map
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