Palm Beach
District Resources

Palm Beach 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
(561) 837-5564 | 1 (844) 766-7520
Supports persons with developmental disabilities (spina bifida, autism, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome and intellectual disabilities, Down Syndrome) and children age 3-5 who are at risk of a developmental disability 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 (DCF)
Circuit 15
Dennis Miles, Regional Managing Director
(561) 837-5078
Provides information and/or services for adoption, child care, family safety, financial assistance, foster care, refugee services and mental health.

Department of Juvenile Justice Contact
Crystal Leonard |
(561) 681-5943
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

Division of Blind Services
Cesar Vigo, District Administrator|
(561) 681-2548 | (866) 225-0794
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 (DVR/VR)
Lauren Veit, VR Area Supervisor |
(561) 624-6909
Palm Beach Gardens Unit: (561) 624-6957
Boca Raton Unit: (561) 544-4657
Greenacres: (561) 808-1900
West Palm Beach Units: (561) 624-6957
Belle Glade Unit: (561) 992-1316
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers.

Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches
(561) 586-5600 I
5601 Corporate Way, #210 West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches provides individualized services to babies, children, teens, working age and older adults with vision loss residing in the five counties of Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee. Services include early intervention, independent living, orientation and mobility, assistive technology, job readiness, counseling, and case management.

Social Security Administration
(800) 772-1213 | (800) 325-0778
Administers retirement, Medicare, disability benefits and Social Security cards for the federal government.

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