Promising Practices Transition Sites
Marion 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.
Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
Clarence Lewis, Central Region Manager
200 N. Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801
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.
2703 NE 14th St., Ocala, FL 34470
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 Blind Services
Gainesville (Satellite Office)
Madeline Davidson, Supervisor
(352) 955-2075 | (800) 443-0908
3620 NW 43rd Street, Suite C, Gainesville, FL 32606
The Florida Division of Blind Services helps blind and visually impaired individuals achieve their goals and live their lives with as much independence and self-direction as possible.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Ocala Units 10A and 10B
Ashley Harper, Supervisor
Peter Shepis, Supervisor
1601 NE 25th Avenue, Suite 702, Ocala, FL 34470
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers.