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Extended Transition Programs in Pinellas
Pinellas County Schools Department of Exceptional Student Education
5215 11th Ave S
Gulfport, FL 33707
    Tamika Hughes-Leeks, Principal 

High Tech
Career exploration, work-based learning, youth leadership
   Abilities of Florida, Inc.

   2735 Whitney Road
   Clearwater, FL 33760
   David Higgins, Executive Director
   Kim Dittman, HS/HT Project Coordinator
   (727) 538-7350 

High School/High Tech serves high school students with all types of disabilities ages 14-22 who are pursuing various diploma options and are interested in technology-related careers.

Pinellas Technical College Clearwater Campus and St. Petersburg Campus
Pinellas Technical College, Clearwater
6100 154th Ave. North
Clearwater, FL 33760
Dennis Harrison, Teacher 

   Pinellas Technical College, St. Petersburg
901 34th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Anne Johnson, Teacher

   Pam Bostwick, Coordinator for Extended Transition Services
The Pinellas Technical College offers career, technical and continuing education courses or commercial training classes for industry. Students in extended transition attend career-technical courses alongside non-disabled adults and are provided support by ESE teachers. Results and recommendations following a Career Assessment, is a prerequisite for placement.

Project SEARCH All Children’s Hospital
All Children’s Hospital
900 5th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
   Brian Rothey, Employment Services Director for PARC

   Michael Ferguson, PARC
   Pam Bostwick, Coordinator for Extended Transition Services 
   Janna Worsham, Instructor
This is a one year, business led, school to work internship program that takes place at All Children’s Hospital. The program’s primary objective is to secure competitive employment for students with disabilities by giving them marketable work skills. Students participate in a 3-week orientation followed by three 10-week rotations within Food Services, Environmental Services and Rehabilitation departments. All Children’s is the 21st Project SEARCH site in Florida and the first site on Florida’s west coast.

Project 10 STING RAY, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg
University of South Florida-St. Petersburg
529 1st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Danie Roberts-Dahm, Director
   Pam Bostwick, Coordinator for Extended Transition Services
This two-year university/college, community-based collaborative program offers young adults with intellectual disabilities, ages 18 to 22, an opportunity to experience life on a college campus while developing self-determination, independent living, and employability skills. The program focuses on independent living in the community, preparation for employment, community based work experience, on-the-job training, placement in competitive integrated employment, development of self-determination skills, and establishment and maintenance of positive social and work relationships. Students must meet specific program eligibility in order to submit an application for this program.



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