District Resources

Collier 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 School District Resources

Collier County Public Schools - Exceptional Student Education

Executive Director, Exceptional Student Education
Rick Duggan |
(239) 377-0120

Director, Exceptional Student Education
Emily Kafle |
(239) 377-0135

Exceptional Education & Student Support Services Contact
Dr. Joy Bonnaig  |
(239) 377-1724

Department of Juvenile Justice
Lisa Garby, Transition Contact |
(239) 377-1056 | (239) 377-1055 
Supports youth returning from DJJ programs to re-enter school, assists with transferring and receiving educational records and provides information to districts on local school options for returning DJJ students

Adult Education
(239) 377-1234

Career and Technical Education
Dale Johnson |
(239) 377-0333

Collier County Skills Training for Employment Program (CO-STEP)
Dr. Joy Bonnaig  |
(239) 377-1724
Provides instruction in employability and vocational skills for students with disabilities including career education, employability skills, social and personal skills, career preparatory education and career placement

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
Dr. Laura Reed, Professional Development Specialist |
(239) 337-8246
Provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide

iTransition: A collaboration between Immokalee High School and Immokalee Technical College
Immokalee High School has an extended transition program for students with developmental disabilities ages 18-22. These students receive postsecondary education and career and technical training at Immokalee Technical College (ITECH). The training areas include: Business Technology, Culinary Arts, Construction Technology and Multimedia Design. ITECH's mission is to open as many doors as possible for students to achieve training at the highest levels possible. More information regarding the iTransition program may be accessed here.

Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional Disabilities (SEDNET)
Connie Tucker, SEDNET Region 8B Project Manager | 
Phone: (863) 946-0323
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

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