District Resources

Orange 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 Agency Resources

Agency for Persons with Disabilities  
Jeannette Estes, Central Region Manager
(407) 245-0440
Supports persons with developmental disabilities (spina bifida, autism, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome and mental retardation) in living, learning and working in their communities

Children’s Medical Services - Florida
(850) 245-4200 |
Offers programs for children and young adults with special needs including health services, child protection and safety, child and family information, early intervention and child development and newborn screening provided by highly qualified physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare providers

Department of Children and Families 
Sharron Washington, Regional Director
(407) 317-7000 or (800) 300-4323 
Provides information and/or services for adoption, child care, family safety, financial assistance, foster care, refugee services and mental health

Division of Blind Services
Ed James, District Administrator |
(407) 245-0700 
Provides services to persons who are blind, have severe visual impairments and have disabling conditions that make it difficult to read regular print including early-intervention education to children from birth to 5 years of age, a school-to-work transition program, independent living services, job opportunities in food service and Braille and talking book library services

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 
Tremayne Simpkins, East Orlando Supervisor
(407) 897-2700
Samantha Cloyd, West Orlando Supervisor
(407) 554-0252
Tamara Lawyer, Winter Park Supervisor
(407) 262-7428
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers

Lighthouse Central Florida
(407) 898-2483 I
215 East New Hampshire Street, Orlando, FL 
Lighthouse offers an optimal blend of proven rehabilitation training and real world application to help individuals of all ages, who live with any degree of vision loss, adjust to their reality with grace and confidence so that they can remain active, productive members of our community. 

Social Security Administration - Orange/Osceola Counties
(407) 648-6673 | (800) 772-1213
Administers retirement, Medicare, Social Security cards and disability benefits programs of the federal government

Florida District Map
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