District Resources

Manatee 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 Manatee County - Exceptional Student Services 

Exceptional Student Education Associate Director
Maribeth Mason |
(941) 751-6550 ext. 43223

Exceptional Student Education Transition Contact
Joe Roberts |
(941) 751-6550 ext. 43222

Drop Out Prevention
George Schrier |
(941) 751-6550 ext. 43061

Parent Liaison
Joellen (Jodi) Omeara |
(941) 751-6550 ext. 2021

Department of Juvenile Justice School District Transition  
Pace Edwards |
(941) 751-6550 ext. 2038
Supports youth returning from DJJ programs to re-enter school, assists with transferring and receiving educational records and provides information to districts on local school options for returning DJJ students.

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
Dawn Giddens | 
(941) 751-6550 ext. 2179
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.

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