Promising Practices Transition Sites
Jefferson 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 (APD)
Supports persons with developmental disabilities (spina bifida, autism, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome and intellectual disability) in living, learning and working in their communities.
Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Program (BSCIP)
Tallahassee Office: (850) 245-4045
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 - Tallahassee
(850) 921-0330 or (800) 226-2604
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 - Tallahassee
Provides information and/or services for adoption, child care, family safety, financial assistance, foster care, refugee services and mental health.
Florida Division of Blind Services (FDBS) - Tallahassee
(850) 245-0370 or (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 - Units 5B & 5C
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers.