St. Lucie
District Resources

St. Lucie 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 Person with Disabilities
Ashley Cole | apd.info@apdcares.org
(772) 468-4080
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
Judith Love-Dunghe
(772) 467-6000
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 
Vern Melvin, Circuit 19 
(772) 467-4178 
Provides information and/or services for adoption, child care, family safety, financial assistance, foster care, refugee services and mental health.

Division of Blind Services 
Bobbie Howard-Davis | bobbie.howard-davis@dbs.fldoe.org 
(561) 681-2548 
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
Joanne Jung | joanne.jung@vr.fldoe.org
(772) 468-3948
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers

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