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STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION
Shan Goff, Chief
Bureau of Instructional Support & Community Services
Division of Public Schools & Community Education
Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 614
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 488-1570


PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5
Carole West, Program Specialist
Office of Early Intervention & School Readiness
Division of Public Schools & Community Education
Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 325
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 488-6830


PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2
Fran Wilber, Early Intervention Director
Children's Medical Services
Department of Health
1317 Winewood Blvd., Building 6, Room 130
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
(850) 487-2690
E-mail: Fran_Wilber@doh.state.fl.us


STATE DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Tamara Bibb Allen, Director
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Labor & Employment Security
2002 Old St. Augustine Road, Building A
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0696
(850) 488-6210


OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Janet Adams, Program Specialist
Division of Workforce Development
Department of Education, Turlington Building
325 W Gaines Street, Suite 714
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 487-3164
E-mail: adamsj@mail.doe.state.fl.us
URL: http://www.firn.edu/doe


STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY
John Bryant, Assistant Secretary
Mental Health Programs Office
Department of Children & Families
1317 Winewood Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
(850) 488-8304


STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
David Fairbanks, Chief
Children's Mental Health Program
Mental Health Programs Office
1317 Winewood Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
(850) 487-2920


STATE DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES
Charles Kimber, Assistant Secretary
Department of Children and Families
Developmental Services Program Office
1317 Winewood Blvd., Bldg. 3, Rm. 325
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
(850) 488-4257
E-mail: Charles_Kimber@dcf.state.fl.us


STATE DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL
Joseph Krieger, Director
Florida DD Council
124 Marriott Drive, Suite 203
Tallahassee, FL 32301-2981
(850) 488-4180


PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY
Marcia Beach, Executive Director
Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities
2671 Executive Center Circle West, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32301-5029
(850) 488-9071; (800) 346-4127 (TTY)
(800) 342-0823; (800) 350-4566 (Spanish & Creole Speaking Clients)


CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Ann Robinson, CAP Program Director
Contact Protection and Advocacy Agency
(see above)


PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Eric Handler
Children's Medical Services Programs
Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services
1309 Winewood Blvd., Bldg. 6, Room 130
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
(850) 487-2690
STATE AGENCY FOR VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS
Susan Cartwright Babcock, Children & Family Program Specialist
Division of Blind Services
Department of Labor & Employment Security
2551 Executive Center Circle West, Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 488-1330
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING
Cecil Bradley, State Coordinator
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Program
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
2002 Old St. Augustine Road, Building A
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0696
(850) 488-2867 (V/TTY)
STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE
David Ashburn, Deputy Director
Instructional Programs
Division of Public Schools & Community Education
Department of Education
Florida Education Center, Room 514
Tallahassee, FL 32399
(850) 488-2601

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE
Terry Ward, Director
Florida Alliance for Assistive Service and Technology
1020 E. Lafayette Street, Suite 110
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4546
(850) 487-3278
REGIONAL ADA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY
Southeast Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center
(SEDBTAC), Region 4
1776 Peachtree Road, Suite 208 N
Atlanta, GA 30309-2351
(404) 888-0022 (V/TTY)
E-mail: sedbtac@ucpa.org
URL: http://www.sedbtac.org


DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS
Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
(954) 587-3700
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
(216) 350-9595
(800) 487-2282 (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Autism
Jerry Bulloch, President
Autism Society of Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 1037
Monticello, FL 32345
(850) 997-7233

Brain Injury
Brain Injury Association of Florida (BIAF)
North Broward Medical Center
201 East Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
(954) 786-2400; (800) 992-3442 (in FL)

Cerebral Palsy
Carol J. DeJarnette, Director of Operations
United Cerebral Palsy of Florida
2475 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 205
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4946
(850) 878-2141

Epilepsy
Susan Ladd
Epilepsy Services Program
FL Department of Health, HSFHG
1317 Winewood Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
(850) 488-2901
E-mail: Susan_Ladd@doh.state.fl.us
URL: http://www.state.fl.us/health

Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association of Florida (LDAF)
331 East Henry Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 637-8957
E-mail: lda00@sunline.net


Speech and Hearing
FL Language, Speech & Hearing Association
335 Beard Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 222-6000

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Coalition of FL, Inc.
P. O. Box 510522
Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
(904) 390-3686; (800) 722-6355 (in FL only)

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS
Sue Ventura , President
Easter Seals Florida, Inc.
2010 Mizell Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32792
407-629-7881
Email: sventura@fl.easterseals.com



Terry R. Farmer
Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Inc.
2475 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 205
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4946
(850) 877-4816
E-mail: terry.farmer@iarf.org



UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM
Mary Theresa Urbano, Acting Director
Mailman Center for Child Development
University of Miami School of Medicine
P.O. Box 016820 - D-820
Miami, FL 33101


PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECTS
Jan LaBelle, Executive Dirctor
Family Network on Disabilities of Florida, Inc.
2735 Whitney Road
Clearwater, FL 33760
(813) 523-1130; (800) 825-5736
E-mail: fnd@gate.net
URL: http://www.gate.net/~fnd


PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)
Cathy Henson, President
Florida Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
1747 Orlando Central Parkway
Orlando, FL 32809-5757
(407) 855-7604

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Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
325 West Gaines Street
614 Turlington Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
Phone: (850) 245-0475
Suncom: 205-0475
http://www.fldoe.org/ese/

The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services administers programs for students with disabilities and for gifted students. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.

The Clearinghouse Information Center
http://www.fldoe.org/ese/clerhome.asp

The Clearinghouse operates a resource center that provides parents, educators, and other Floridians with access to materials about exceptional student education, student services, juvenile justice education, early intervention, parent and professional partnerships, and many other topics.
This resource center contains more than 6,000 books, videotapes, multimedia kits, assessment tools, staff development materials, and other materials that Floridians may borrow on short-term loan.
It also contains copies of about 400 items produced by the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, that are available free or at-cost to requesters. These include parent information materials, annual reports, statistical reports, technical assistance papers and notes, resource manuals for particular special programs, annual program plans, prekindergarten resources, and more.


The Advocacy Center
2671 Executive Center Circle West #100
Tallahassee, FL 32301
800-342-0823
www.advocacycenter.org
E-mail: info@advocacycenter.org

The Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc., is a non-profit organization providing protection and advocacy services in the State of Florida. With offices throughout the state, their mission is to advance the dignity, equality, self-determination and expressed choices of individuals with disabilities.

Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)
2727 Mahan Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-922-3809
http://ahca.myflorida.com

AHCA is responsible for the FL Medicaid Summary of Services and the DCF DDP
Developmental Services, Waiver Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook.

Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)
4030 Esplanade Way, Suite 380
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0950
850-488-4257 or 888-633-2301
http://apd.myflorida.com

This is the state program that assists people who have developmental disabilities and their families. It also provides assistance to identify the needs of people with developmental disabilities and funding to purchase supports and services.

Association for Retarded Citizens of Florida (ARC)
411 East College Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-921-0460
www.arcflorida.org

The Association for Retarded Citizens of Florida is a commitment to promoting, for all people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities, the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work and access leisure activities.

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
800-333-4530
http://card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/

CARD provides support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism and related disabilities. They have an excellent web site with a wealth of information.

Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA)
http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/
800-963-5337

Information regarding elder services and activities is available through the Elder Helpline Information and Assistance service within each Florida County.

Department of Education / Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
2002 Old St. Augustine Rd, Bldg A
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4862
800-451-4327 or 800-955-8770 (TTD)
www.rehabworks.org

Vocational Rehabilitation provides services for eligible persons with physical or mental impairments. These services are designed to enable the consumer to prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment.

Department of Health / Children's Medical Services
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A06
Tallahassee, Fl 32399-1707
Ph: (850) 245-4444, ext. 2246
www.cms-kids.com

The Children's Medical Services (CMS) program provides children with special health care needs with a family centered, managed system of care. Children with special health care needs are those children under age 21 whose serious or chronic physical or developmental conditions require extensive preventive and maintenance care beyond that required by typically healthy children.

FAAST
325 John Knox Rd. Bldg B
Tallahassee, FL 32303
850-487-3278
www.faast.org

FAAST is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities by promoting awareness for access to and advocacy for Affordable Accessible Housing and Assistive Technology.

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC)
124 Marriott Dr. #203
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-488-4180
www.fddc.org

The Council was established to help plan individual and family-centered supports for those with disabilities in Florida. They also guide the development and administration of innovations, and programs .services for people with developmental disabilities by planning and funding research,


STAND
STatewide Advocacy Network on Disabilities
www.standadvocates.org
melmom@tampabay.rr.com

STAND is a non-profit organization based in Florida. Their vision is that individuals with disabilities will progress unimpeded toward their full potential, realizing their educational and life goals. Securing rights and responsibilities under the law guarantees opportunity and freedom to maximize abilities, thereby promoting lifelong achievers.

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