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Educational Resources

Descriptions, Web sites, and contact information are provided below for nine projects or organizations that provide secondary transition resources to special education teachers, juvenile justice programs, and regional transition representatives. Contact information is also provided for the program liaison at the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services in the Florida Department of Education. 

FDLRS Multidisciplinary Educational Service Centers
This network of five regional Multidisciplinary Educational Services Centers provide multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluations for pre-school and school-aged children with complex academic, medical, emotional and/or behavioral need. The Centers also provide technical assistance and consultation services to families, school and community agencies and pre-service and in-service training.
   Bureau Liaison:  Diane McLendon,
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      FDLRS Keiser -
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     FDLRS UF @ Jacksonville –
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FDLRS Technology State Loan Library (FDLRS TSLL)
Florida Diagnostic and Learning System provides support services to exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide.
   Bureau Liaison:  Anne Glass,
   Contact Person:  Phyllis Neal-Wilson,

Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired (FIMC-VI)
FIMC-VI is a statewide resource center designed to assist schools in obtaining specialized materials for students with visual impairments as well as providing professional development to teachers and other professionals who provide services to students who are visually impaired. In addition to housing a professional resource library, they are also the state’s Authorized User for the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).
   Bureau Liaison:  Leanne Grillot,
   Contact Person:  Suzanne Dalton,

Outreach Services for the Blind/Visually impaired and the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing
Outreach Services provides support services to school district personnel, parents and families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, or blind or visually impaired. Available support services include training, information, referral services, and student assessments.
   Bureau Liaison:  Leanne Grillot,
   Contact Person:  Carmelina Hollingsworth,

Project 10: Transition Education Network

The mission of Project 10: Transition Education Network, hereinafter referred to as "Project 10," is to assist Florida school districts and relevant stakeholders in building capacity to provide secondary transition services to students with disabilities in order to improve their academic success and post-school outcomes.
   Bureau Liaison:  Judith White, 
   Contact Person:  L. Danielle Roberts-Dahm,

Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (RMTC-D/HH)
The Resource Materials & Technology Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a specialized FDLRS center serving teachers of students who are deaf and hard of hearing throughout the state of Florida.
   Bureau Liaison:  Leanne Grillot,
   Contact Person:  Carmelina Hollingsworth, 

Secondary Transition, Florida Department of Education
The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services has created a webpage with state and national resources, state contacts, regulations and general information on secondary transition for parents, educators and professionals.  

Student Support Services Project
Student Support Services staff are charged with facilitating the development of critical support services programs so that observable and measurable indicators of success are achieved. This is accomplished through the provision of technical assistance, training, research, resource development, and policy development and interpretation to local and state educators and parents.
   Bureau Liaison:  Heidi Metcalf,
   Contact Person:  Heather Diamond, 

VSA Florida
VSA is a statewide support network responsible for the implementation of arts programs to ensure inclusion, learning and success through the arts for students with disabilities.
   Bureau Liaison:  Aimee Mallini,
   Contact Persons:  Marian Winters,
                             Jennifer Sabos,

Project 10: Transition Education Network
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
529 1st Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701