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.

Student/Family Resources

The Able Trust
(850) 224-4493 (Voice/TDD)
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.

Aktion Club
National Office Customer Service |
(317) 875-8755
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.

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) - Florida Atlantic University
561-213-5751 |
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.

Coalition for Independent Living Options (CILO)
(561) 966-4288
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.

Family Care Council Florida Area 9
Elaine Scola, Chairperson
(800) 470-8101
Milory Senat, FCC Liaison
(561) 398-2240
Assists in providing information and services to people with developmental disabilities and their families; also advise the (Agency for Persons with Disabilities) on the needs of self-advocates and their families.

Family Network on Disabilities (FND) and the South Florida Parent Education Network
Rich La Belle, Executive Director |
(727) 523-1130 | (800) 825-5736
Alicia (Ally) Walford, PEN Co-Director | 
A network of individuals who may be at-risk, have disabilities or have special needs and their families, professionals and concerned citizens; Some programs include; the South Florida Parent Education Network (PEN); Florida Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC); and Parents Educating Parents in the Community (PEP).

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
Southeast Regional Demonstration Center (Center for Independent Living of Broward
Phone: (954) 722-6400
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)
Lisa Lutz, FDLRS Manager |
(561) 904-8180 | (561) 434-8064
Julie Drewes, Transition Contact |
(561) 434-8543
Provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide.

Florida Inclusion Network (FIN)
(850) 645-7593 (Office)
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)
(850) 224-4493
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.

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc.
West Palm Beach Office
(561) 848-7200
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. Programs include: YES! Youth Enhancement Services; Employment Services; Project SEARCH; Charter Schools; Goodguides Mentoring Program; and Benefits Planning.

Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET)
Kim Berryhill, Project Manager | 
(561) 434-8147
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.

Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department
(561) 966-6600
Offers accessible programs for children and adults, inclusion initiatives and a commitment to ensuring that all system components are accessible to everyone.

Palm Beach Habilitation Center
(561) 483-4200
Provides employment, case management, residential and retirement services for people with disabilities.

Palm Tran
(561) 649-9838 | 561-841-4200
Palm Tran Connection: (561) 649-9838 | (877) 870-9849
Offers transportation for the county, including door-to-door service and travel training.

Special Olympics
Rich Fleming |
(561) 966-7019
Provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities.

United Community Options of South Florida (formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy of Palm Beach County, Inc. [UCP])
Pat Murphy, Executive Director, Chief Program Officer and Community Liaison Officer |
(954) 315-4040
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.

United Way of Palm Beach County
(561) 375-6600
The mission of the United Way of Palm Beach County is to improve measurably the lives of individuals and families in Palm Beach County by uniting the resources of donors, volunteers, agencies and the community.

Volunteer Florida
(850) 414-7400
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.

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