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Florida

1. State CHIP Program
Florida KidCare

P.O. Box 980
Tallahassee, FL 32302-0980
(888) 540-5437

2. Early Intervention

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Dr. Phyllis Sloyer, Division Director
Early Steps
Children's Medical Services, Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-06
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1707
(850) 245-4200; (800) 654-4440
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5

Marilyn Hibbard, Program Specialist
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 601
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 245-0478
Web & E-mail 

Florida Directory of Early Childhood Services
Lou Ann Long, Director
2807 Remington Green Circle
Tallahasse, FL 32308
(850) 487-6301; (800) 654-4440
Web & E-mail

3. Education Support

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Pam Kaperak, Senior Policy Director
Office of No Child Left Behind
Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 316
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 245-0501
Web & E-mail
 
State Department of Education: Special Education
Bambi Lockman, Chief
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 614
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 245-0475
Web & E-mail

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Bill Palmer, Director
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Education
2002 Old St. Augustine Road, Building A
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4862
(850) 488-6210; (800) 451-4327
Web

Coordinator for Transition Services
Drew Andrews, Director
The Transition Center
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117050
Gainesville, FL 32611-7050
(352) 392-0701, Ext. 267
Web & E-mail

School-To-Work Transition Services
Donni Sorrell, VR Administrator
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Education
2002 Old Saint Augustine Road, Building A
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 245-3360
Web & E-mail

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Debra Dowds, Executive Director
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc.
124 Marriott Drive, Suite 203
Tallahassee, FL 32301-2981
(850) 488-4180; (800) 580-7801 (in FL)
Web

6. Mental Health Agency

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Sue Ross, Chief
Mental Health Programs Office
Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Boulevard, Building 6, Room 290
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
(850) 488-8304
Web & E-mail

7. Referral Centers

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Daniel Armstrong, Director
Mailman Center for Child Development
University of Miami School of Medicine
1601 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 243-6801
Web & E-mail

8. Links

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Gary J. Weston, Executive Director
Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities
2671 Executive Center Circle West, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32301-5092
(850) 488-9071; (800) 346-4127 (TTY)
(800) 342-0823; (800) 350-4566 (Spanish and Creole Speaking Clients)
Web & E-mail
 
Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Dr. Phyllis Sloyer, Division Director
Children's Medical Services, Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-06
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1707
(850) 245-4200; (800) 654-4440
Web & E-mail

NICHCY

Updated: August, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

 
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