Agency Contact Information

Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)

Supports persons with developmental disabilities (spina bifida, autism, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome, and mental retardation) in living, learning, and working in their communities.

Contact: Jennifer Fennell

Email: [email protected]



Phone: 352-955-6199

Fax: 352-955-5787

UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

UF CARD Gainesville provides the following services, free of charge: training, technical assistance to schools/districts, consultation to parents and care providers, resource referral, and public education.

Register with UF CARD:

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 800-928-8476 (800-9-AUTISM) or 352-265-2230

Center for Independent Living

The mission of the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida is to empower people with disabilities to achieve their goals for independence.  

Program Director: Linda Butler

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 352-378-7474 ext. 25

Video Phone: 352-240-3079

Fax: 352-378-5582


Coordination of services for children with or at-risk of emotional/behavioral disabilities and their families by assisting multi-agency collaborative initiatives to identify critical issues and barriers of mutual concern and develop local response systems that increase home and school connections and family engagement.

Contact: Dana Huggins

Email: [email protected]


Phone/Fax: 386-755-8191

Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities

The Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities supports the development and approval of the Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs, disseminates information to students with disabilities and their families on programs, services, and supports across the state, administers student scholarships to attend Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs, and focuses on preparing students for employment through degree, certificate, or nondegree programs.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 407-823-5225

Florida Gateway College

Florida Gateway College's Disability Resource Office educates students about their legal rights and responsibilities, provides services and accommodations, and promotes self-determination and self-advocacy so that all students with diagnosed disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities and achieving their academic and personal goals.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 386-754-4393

North Florida College

The mission of the Office of Disability Resource Center (DRC) at North Florida College is to create an environment where all students (regardless of the existence of a disability) have equal educational opportunities. DRC works with the students with disabilities to provide a variety of support services to empower students, foster independence, promote achievement of realistic career and educational goals, and assist students in discovering, developing and demonstrating their full potential. At the core of this partnership is a philosophy of respect for the student abilities, self-determination and independence. All services are provided to qualified students free of charge.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 850-973-9403

Riveroak Technical College

RIVEROAK Technical College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which protects United States citizens who possess physical or mental disabilities. The centers also comply with Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1973 which states that “no otherwise qualified handicapped individual in the United States shall, solely by reason of his/her handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Reasonable accommodations will be provided for students with documented special needs.

Disability Services: As Equal Access/Equal Opportunity institutions, RIVEROAK Technical College assures students with disabilities equal access to all programs, activities and services, as described in Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Specialized services and counseling are provided by trained staff.  Course content will be made available in an accessible format upon request for students with a documented disability.  Students making this request should consult with the counselor at the beginning of the term, preferably not later than the end of the first week.



Phone: 386-647-4200