Promising Practices Transition Sites
Holmes 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 (APD)
Lynne C. Daw, Area 2 Administrator
Supports persons with developmental disabilities (spina bifida, autism, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome and mental retardation) in living, learning and working in their communities.
Provides direct case management and resource facilitation for people with brain and spinal cord injuries including acute care, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation, transitional living, assistive technology, home and vehicle modifications, nursing home transition facilitation and long-term supports for survivors and families through contracts with community-based agencies. Children receive services from Children's Medical Services staff.
Children’s Medical Services (CMS) - Florida
Tallahassee Office: (850) 487-2604 | (800) 226-2604
Panama City Office: (850) 872-4700 | (800) 299-4700
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
Provides information and/or services for adoption, child care, family safety, financial assistance, foster care, refugee services and mental health
Division of Blind Services
Panama City: (850) 872-4181
Tallahassee: (850) 245-0370
Toll-Free: (800) 672-7038
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
Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
Keith Sutton, Marianna Unit 03A
4357 Lafayette Street, Suite 202 Marianna, FL 32446
Phone: (850) 482-9600
Fax: (850) 482-9412
Counties: Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers
Independence for the Blind of West Florida
(850) 477-2663 I firstname.lastname@example.org
3107 North Davis Highway, Pensacola, FL
Independence for the Blind of West Florida teaches independent living skills, computer and adaptive technology, and vocational training and employment related services so people who are visually impaired or blind can achieve maximum independence.