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Center for Parent Information & Resources– www.parentcenterhub.org/ 
Serves the nation as a central source of information on disabilities, IDEA, No Child Left Behind and research-based information on effective educational practices.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) – http://ncset.org – NCSET coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities. 

Career- Related Websites

Career Voyages – webarchive.library.unt.edu/eot2008/20080916003633/http:/careervoyages.gov/
 – This website provides a wealth of information and guided support in determining the best career path for a student.

Student Aid – www.studentaid.ed.gov – This website provides information to students, parents and school counselors to guide them through the application process for post-high school education financial assistance.

FACTS – www.FACTS.org – This website provides information on Florida’s post-secondary institutions, career guidance, occupations and resources for planning school courses and personal high school academic evaluations.

Community Agency Websites

Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) – http://apd.myflorida.com – APD assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. 

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) – www.rehabworks.org – VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers and maintain employment.

Center for Independent Living (CIL) – www.cilorlando.org – CIL promotes personal rights and responsibilities among people with disabilities and strives to eliminate architectural, communication and attitudinal barriers.

Division of Blind Services (DBS)http://dbs.myflorida.com/ - DBS is responsible for ensuring that people of all ages who have visual impairments can live independently and achieve their goals.

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) – www.ucf-card.org – C.A.R.D. provides advocacy, community referrals, training and support to optimize the potential of persons with autism, dual sensory impairment and related disabilities.

Educational Websites

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System (FDLRS) – http://fdlrsaction.com/http://fdlrsaction.com/ – FDLRS offers training, family support, integration of assistive technology and classroom consultation.

OCPS Career and Technical Training – https://www.ocps.net/departments/career_and_technical_education – Technical training at OCPS offers a wide range of programs for adults and secondary students including career training, continuing education and personal enrichment classes.

Valencia Community College (VCC) Office for Students with Disabilities – http://valenciacollege.edu/osd/ – VCC provides support services to students with disabilities in meeting course and/or program requirements.

Transition to Independence Project (TIP) – www.tipstars.org/ - TIP assist young people with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties in making a successful transition to adulthood. 

Florida Inclusion Network) FIN) – http://www.floridainclusionnetwork.com/ - FIN provides learning opportunities, consultation, information and support to educators, families and community members.

Contact Information


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407-203-2022
 ESE Director
Leigh Austin

Program Specialist
Transition Support Teachers
Speech-Language Therapist
Staffing Specialist
District Employment Specialist
Program Assistant
Linda Margarone