Seminole
District Resources

Seminole 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.

Student/Family Resources

The Able Trust    
info@abletrust.org    
(850) 224-4493 (Voice/TDD) |  (888) 838-2253    
Supports non-profit vocational rehabilitation programs throughout Florida with fund-raising, grant making and public awareness of disability issues with the goal of assisting Floridians with disabilities in achieving employment

ACCESS LYNX
(407) 423-8747 | TTD (407) 423-0787
Provides door-to-door transportation for individuals who meet eligibility criteria

Adaptive Mobility Services
(407) 426-8020
Provides driving training, assistance and evaluation

Aktion Club     
aktionclub@kiwanis.org    
(800) KIWANIS (5492647) ext. 390    
A community-service group for adult citizens who live with a disability that provides opportunities for developing initiative and leadership skills, serving the community, integrating into society and demonstrating the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities

AmeriCorps/Volunteer Florida - Tallahassee    
info@volunteerflorida.org    
(850) 921-5172    
Provides opportunities to meet community needs through one or two-year service commitments to community and national nonprofits. Participants learn collaboration, communication, leadership and other life skills while earning a modest living allowance with health and education benefits.

Behavioral Support Services
Ann Marie Heath | annmarieheath@bssorlando.com
(407) 830-6412
Provides behavioral and counseling services to children and adults with disabilities

Best Buddies
Sandra Wilt | sandrawilt@bestbuddies.org
(407) 898-0787
Enhances the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment

Brain Injury Association of Florida 
Valerie Breen
(407) 889-8588 Improves the quality of life for people with brain injuries through research, education and prevention

Camp Challenge
camp@fl.easterseals.com
(352) 383-4711
Provides camping and social interaction events for children and adults with disabilities

Canine Companions for Independence  
Margaret S. Ager | mager@cci.org  
(407) 522-3300  
Provides assistance dogs for persons with disabilities

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) University of Central Florida  
Chad Nye, Ph.D. | cnye@mail.ucf.edu  
(407) 737-2586  
Provides information and consultation to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities as well as instruction and coaching to families and professionals through a training and assistance model

Center for Independent Living (CIL) of Central Florida  
Sheretha Brown | sbrown@cilorlando.org  
(407) 623-1070  
Provides information and referral services, advocacy, independent living skills training, peer counseling and support for persons with significant disabilities who seek independence and self-reliance

Community-Based Care of Seminole
Virginia Thompson | virginia.thompson@cbcseminole.org
(407) 333-8256
Provides support to birth, foster and adoptive parents to protect and inspire every child every day

Devereux Florida Treatment Center  
(800) 338-3738  
Provides services to children, adults and families with special needs that derive from behavioral, psychological, intellectual or neurological impairments

Epilepsy Foundation of Central Florida  
Chuck Carmen | chuck.carmen@epilepsy-cf.org  
(407) 422-1416  
Focuses on improving the quality of life of persons with epilepsy and reducing the incidence of onset

Family Network on Disabilities    
Rich La Belle, Executive Director | richlabelle@fndfl.org    
(727) 523-1130 | (800) 825-5736    
Network of individuals who may be at-risk, have disabilities, or have special needs and their families, professionals and concerned citizens; programs include Parent Education Network (PEN); Transition, Independent Living, Employment & Support (TILES); Florida Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC); and Parents Educating Parents in the Community (PEP)

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (F.A.A.S.T.)    
faast@faast.org
(850) 487-3278 | (888) 788-9216    
Provides advocacy and awareness activities that increase access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology including a loan program to try out assistive technology (AT), assistance with purchasing AT, an emergency AT fund and information on affordable housing

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
Sandra Chambers-Collins | sandra.chambers-collins@ocps.net 
(407) 317-3661 
Provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide

Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) 
Toby King | tjking@mail.ucf.edu 
(386) 274-0360 
Provides learning opportunities, consultation, information and support to educators, families and community members to promote all students learning together in a welcoming environment that incorporates integrated services, supports and curricula that are effective and research-based

Florida Youth Leadership Forum (FYLF)    
info@abletrust.org    
Innovative, intensive four-day leadership training program for rising high school juniors and seniors with disabilities that explores personal leadership, academic and career planning, etiquette, technology innovations, disability law, networking and more

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida  
L. Rimmer | lrimmer@goodwillcfl.org  
(407) 235-1500  
Provides customized job training, employment placement and access to transportation, childcare and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges

Pathways Drop-In Center
Kelly Caruso | dropin_p@bellsouth.net
(407) 843-5530
Provides a drop-in social center for individuals with mental illnesses

Primrose Center
Leslie North
(407) 898-7201
Provides vocational and employment services, supported living, residential homes and community supports for people with developmental disabilities

Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional Disabilities (SEDNET) 
Kelly Sarria | Sarria.Kelly@brevardschools.org
(321) 633-1000 ext. 321
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

Special Olympics - Seminole County
Marie El-Khoury Badders | marie@specialolymicsseminolecounty.org
(407) 242-2938
Provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities

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