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Community Agency Services

Transition services are those provided to the ESE student by a community/state agency for the individual to make an easier adjustment to the adult community.  Below is a listing of the most utilized agencies providing services to the ESE student.  Each agency has specific criteria to determine if the student is eligible for their services.  Please contact the agency for more detailed information. 

Adult Education

Students seeking adult education programs.  High School Completion, Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED Prep classes are offered.

For more information about this service:

George Stone Technical College

2400 Longleaf Drive, Pensacola, FL 32526

Office:  850-941-6200

Fax:  850-941-6215

agency for persons with disabilities (apd)

Assist individuals with a developmental disability with support and services.  APD also serves individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe forms of autism, spinda bifida cystica or myelomeningocele, cerebral palsy, prader-willi syndrome, down syndrome, phelan-mcdermid syndrome or individuals between the ages of 3-5 at high risk for a developmental disability.

For information about this service:

APD

160 West Governement Street #410, Pensacola, FL 32502

Office:  850-595-8351

Fax:  850-595-8020

arc gateway

Provides life-enhancing programs (such as childhood education, employment services, residential assistance) that help people with developmental disabilities.

For more information about this service:

ARC Gateway

3932 North 10th Avenue, Pensacola, FL  32503

Office:  850-434-2638

Fax:  850-438-2180

capstone adaptive learning and therapy centers inc.transition employment center

Provides vocational training and job placement services to individuals with significant developmental disabilities.

For more information about this service:

Capstone Transition Employment Center

2600 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, FL  32505

Office:  850-432-7477

Fax:  850-432-7479

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (card)

Provides information, training and services to indivdiuals with ASD, their families, communities and schools.

For more information about this service:

FSU CARD: Pensacola

4900 Bayou Blvd. Suite 200, Pensacola, FL  32503

Office:  1-866-863-0138 (Toll Free)

Fax:  850-215-4337

Center for independent living of northwest florida

A non residential private nonprofit agency that provides information and referral services, independent living skills training, individual/systems advocacy, and peer mentoring.

For more information about this service:

CIL Northwest Florida

3600 North Pace Blvd., Pensacola, Fl  32505

Office:  850-595-5566

Fax:  850-595-5560

children's home society youthworks

Provides employment services for youth ages 16-24.

For more information about this service:

1300 North Palafox Street #103, Pensacola, FL  32501

Office:  850-266-2715

Fax:  850-595-0180

Children's medical services

Assisting families regarding Early Steps or the Child Protection Team.

For more information about this service:

CMS

5150 Bayou Blvd., Suite 1-N, Pensacola, FL  32503

Office:  850-416-7656

Fax:  850-416-7348

90Works at Children's Medical Services - preventing and overcoming homelessness, poverty and family violence.

5192 Bayou Blvd., Pensacola, FL  32503

Office:  850-450-4084

community action program committee, inc.  (capc)

 Provides low-income individuals community support services so that they can become self-sufficient.

For more information about this service:

CAPC

130 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL  32501

Office:  1-866-384-4502 (Toll Free)

              850-438-4021

Fax:  850-438-0121

Division of blind services

Assist individuals who are blind and visually impaired with tools, support and opportunity to achieve success.

For more information about this service:

DBS

600 University Office Blvd., Bldg. 17, Pensacola, FL  32504

Office:  850-484-5122

Fax:  850-484-5129

emerald coast workshop

Adult day treatment for the developmentally and physically challenged.

For more information about this service:

Emerald Coast Workshop

2570 W. Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL  32534

Office:  850-474-6906

Fax:  850-474-6331

Epilepsy florida

Works with individuals with seizures and their families to provide personalized services.

For more information about this service:

105 East Gregory Street, Suite C, Pensacola, FL  32502

Office:  850-433-1395

Fax:  850-433-2006

Serving:  Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton

Escambia county area transit (ecat)

Provides scheduled transportation to the community via bus routes.  ECAT offers incentives to individuals with disabilities.

For more information about this service:

ECAT

1515 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, FL  32501

Office:  850-595-3228

Fax:  850-595-3222

escambia county head start Program

Head Start is a program for preschool children ages 3-5 in low income families.  They offers medical, dental and mental care; healthy meals,  special needs for children with disabilities; family support and educational activities.

For more information about this service:

Community Action Program Committee, Inc. (CAPC)

1380 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL  32501

Office:  1-866-384-4502 (Toll Free)

              850-438-4021

Fax:  850-438-0121

Florida department of health in escambia county

They provide the following programs and services:  Clinical and Nutrition Services, Community Health Planning and Statistics, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Environmental Health, Infectious Disease Services, and Wellness Programs.

For more information about this service:

Florida Health

1295 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, FL  32501

Office:  850-595-6500

Email:  EscambiaCHD.Feedback@flhealth.gov

George Stone techniCAL COLLEGE (GSTC)

Provides vocational assessment, GED program, High School Completion Program, Vocational Certified Programs, and Career Counseling.

For more information about this service:

GSTC

2400 Longleaf Drive, Pensacola, FL  32526

Office:  850-941-6200

Fax:  850-941-6215

Global Connections to employment, inc  (gce)

Provides vocational counseling, transitional work programs, and placement services.

For more information about this service:

GCE

2001 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL  32501

Office:  1-877-827-2372 (Toll Free)

              850-595-1330

Fax:  850-595-1335

goodwill easter seals of the gulf coast

Goodwill helps families in a variety of ways:  employment skills, GED prep, literacy skills, parenting a special needs child and more.  They work with the school district to mentor students in social skills, employability skills and personal responsibility.

For more information about this service:

Goodwill

1715 East Olive Road, Pensacola, FL  32514

Office:  850-434-0032

Fax:  850-434-0082

lakeview center

Provides in-patient services, out-patient counseling, residential treatment, emergency and crisis stabilization services, and vocational services that combine to meet a variety of needs.

For more information about this service:

Lakeview Center

1221 West Lakeview Avenue, Pensacola, FL  32501

Office:  850-432-1222

Fax:  850-595-1343

pensacola state college (PSC) ADA services and resources

Pensacola State College provides support and services to individuals with disabilities who self identify needing accommodations /services. 

For more information about this service:

PSC - Student Resources Center for ADA Services

1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, FL  32504

Bldg 6/Room 603 (Pensacola Campus) 

Office:  850-484-1637

pollak industries

Provides vocational training and employment for adults with developmental disabilities.  Some of the products they make are:  plant sleeves, survey stakes or concrete products.

For more information about this service:

Pollak Industries

2313 Truman Avenue, Pensacola, FL  32503

Office:  850-438-5022

Email:  chicks@arc-gateway.org

pyramid, inc.

Provides daytime activities, on-and off-site activities, personal care, and independence training for adults which severe disabilities.  They are best known for their unique arts programs.

For more information about this service:

Pyramid

7309 West Highway 98, Pensacola, FL  32506

Office:  850-453-3341

University of west florida(UWF) student accessibility resources

Provides reasonable accommodations for students who self-identify needing accommodations/services and have a documented disability.

For more information about this service:

UWF Student Accessibility Resources

11000 University Pkwy., Pensacola, FL  32514

Office:  850-474-2387

Fax:  850-857-6188

Email:  sar@uwf.edu

vocational rehabilitation (VR)

Provides medical and psychological evaluations,vocational evaluation, counseling, interpreter services, adjustment services, occupational equipment, medical and psychological treatment, vocational training, employment assistance, transportation, On-the-Job training and physical aids.

For more information on this service:

VR

600 University Office Blvd., Suite 6, Pensacola, FL  32504

Office:  850-471-6950

Fax:  850-471-6958