Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Supports persons with developmental disabilities (spina bifida, autism, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome, and mental retardation) in living, learning and working in their communities.
Children’s Medical Services (CMS) – Jacksonville
(904) 360-7070 or toll free (800) 340-8354
Offers programs for children and young adults with special needs including health services, child protection and safety, child and family information, early intervention and child development, and newborn screening provided by highly qualified physicians, nurses, social workers and other health care providers
Department of Children and Families
Nancy Dreicer, Regional Director
Ester Tibbs, Circuit 8 Administrator
Provides information and/or services for adoption, child care, family safety, financial assistance, foster care, refugee services, and mental health.
Department of Juvenile Justice Transition Contact
Juvenile Justice Education Enhancement Program (JJEEP)
Supports youth returning from DJJ programs to re-enter school, assists with transferring and receiving educational records, and provides information to districts on local school options for returning DJJ students.
Division of Blind Services – Jacksonville District Office
(904) 348-2730 or toll free (800) 226-6356
Provides services to persons who are blind, have severe visual impairments, and have disabling conditions that make it difficult to read regular print including early-intervention education to children from birth to 5 years of age, a school-to-work transition program, independent living services, job opportunities in food service, and Braille and talking book library services.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - Gainesville Unit 09S
(904) 573-3910 ext. 108
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers.