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ARC Broward (Culinary)

Contact #:

954-746-9400

Email:

ddeleon@arcbroward.com

Description:

The Arc Educates Entry Level Culinary Arts Certificate program provides you with a variety of essential skills in order to succeed in a professional kitchen. With hands-on learning, you will gain the necessary experience to enter the food service industry in just 15 weeks.

Location City:

Sunrise

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Artists with autism

Contact Name:

Cynthia Drucker

Contact #:

(954) 895-2786

Email:

flagal1106@gmail.com

Description:

Provides opportunities for aspiring artists to promote and sell their artwork, learning self-employment skills.

Location City:

Pompano

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit

Contact #:

888-288-4762

Email:

help@autismspeaks.org

Description:

The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit will help guide you on the journey from adolescence to adulthood. This kit will provide you with suggestions and options for you to consider as you set out to find your child's own unique path to adulthood. Topics covered include self-advocacy skills, legal issues, housing and employment options.

Location City:

Many areas around the US

Location State:

various states

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Brevard Achievement Center

Contact #:

321-632-8610

Email:

info@bacbrevard.com

Website:

bacbrevard.com/

Description:

Brevard Achievement Center trains and provides work experience, innovative services and opportunities to achieve personal success for adults with disabilities.

Location City:

Rockledge

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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broward county public schools exceptional student learning support (esls) transition specialist

Contact Name:

Mindy Sherman

Contact #:

(754) 321-3400

Email:

mindy.sherman@browardschools.com

Location City:

Ft. Lauderdale

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Broward county schools-career, technical, adult, community education (CTACE)

Contact Name:

Gloria Bailey

Contact #:

954-646-5476

Email:

gloria.bailey@browardschools.com

Description:

An overview of career, technical, adult and community programs in Broward County High Schools.

Location City:

Ft. Lauderdale

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Transitional Resources

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College Living Experience

Contact #:

800-486-5058

Email:

info@experienceCLE.com

Description:

College Living Experience (CLE) is the industry’s leading provider of post-secondary supports for young adults with learning differences. Dedicated to providing the highest quality of services, we strive to propel young adults toward success as they journey through their transition to independence. CLE students pursue their academic program or career of interest while also receiving services across the domains of independent living and social skill development.

Location City:

Ft. Lauderdale

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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different brains, inc.

Contact Name:

Debbie Siegel, Director of Community Outreach

Contact #:

954-816-8225

Email:

siegel9999@aol.com

Description:

Different Brains runs a mentorship program where individuals over the age of 18 are trained in new media production, while offering them opportunities to develop job experience and social skills.

Location City:

Ft. Lauderdale

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Federal Student Aid

Contact #:

800-433-3243

Website:

studentaid.gov/

Description:

Federal Student Aid Information

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities

Contact #:

407-823-5225

Email:

fcusa@ucf.edu

Description:

The purpose of the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities is to provide support to students, families, and institutions of higher education so that students with intellectual disabilities have opportunities for on-campus college experiences that lead to employment opportunities

Location City:

Jupiter, Boca Raton, Chipley, Ft. Myers, Ft. Pierce, Ft. Lauderdale, Winter Garden, Miami, Gainesville, Lakeland, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Key West, Orlando

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Florida College System Foundation

Contact #:

850-245-9494

Description:

Florida College System Foundation provides student scholarships to Florida's 28 colleges

Location City:

Tallahassee

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education

Contact #:

407-823-1098

Email:

FCIHE@ucf.edu

Description:

Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education provides an evolving list of Florida’s inclusive postsecondary education (IPSE) programs serving students between the ages of 18 and 43. Programs, colleges, and universities listed here are those the Consortium was able to contact and met the definition of inclusive postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities as defined in the TPSID initiative of the Higher Education.

Location City:

Orlando

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Florida Department of Education Independent Education

Contact #:

850-245-0505

Email:

Commissioner@fldoe.org

Description:

The Commission for Independent Education has statutory responsibilities in matters relating to nonpublic, postsecondary, educational institutions. In keeping with the Florida Department of Education's goal of producing a seamless educational system, some of these functions include consumer protection, program improvement, institutional policies and administration, data management, and the licensure of independent schools, colleges and universities.

Location City:

Tallahassee

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Florida Student Scholarship & Grant Programs

Contact #:

888-827-2004

Email:

osfa@fldoe.org

Description:

Florida Student Scholarship & Grant Programs provide a listing of state scholarships and grant programs

Location City:

Tallahassee

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Friendship Café

Contact Name:

Elizabeth Camp, Program Coordinator

Contact #:

954-655-0892

Email:

elizabethc@friendshipcafefl.org

Description:

Friendship Cafe offers employment training and education to adults and young adults with developmental disabilities who want to work in the food service, hospitality or customer service industry.

Location City:

Ft. Lauderdale

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Goodwill Industries of South Florida, Inc

Contact Name:

Belkis J. Torrealba

Contact #:

305-326-4220

Email:

btorrealba@goodwillmiami.org

Description:

Goodwill Industries South Florida creates jobs for people with disabilities, help people improve their lives and strengthen their families and communities.

Location City:

Miami & Broward

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Helping Adults with Autism Perform and Excel (HAAPE)

Contact Name:

Lawrence J. Rothman, PhD, President

Contact #:

732-586-7367

Email:

l.rothman@happe.org

Website:

www.haape.org/

Description:

HAAPE envisions improved support for finding meaningful employment opportunities that provide self-esteem and independence for adults with ASD.

Location City:

Weston

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Transitional Resources

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JAFCO Children’s Ability Center

Contact Name:

Linda Sachs, LCSW Community Outreach Coordinator

Contact #:

954-315-8664

Email:

linda@jafco.org

Description:

Provides life and social skills, transitional services and parent support groups to assist with the transitional planning. The program Caring with a Heart enables teenagers and young adults with developmental disabilities to learn employable skills for catering, special events and similar fields.

Location City:

Sunrise

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Contact #:

877-781-9403

Email:

none listed

Website:

askjan.org/

Description:

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

Location City:

Morgantown

Location State:

WV

Group:

Transitional Resources

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One-Stop Centers

Contact #:

866-602-3275

Email:

CommunityHealthPromotion@flhealth.gov

Description:

One Stop Career Centersis sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. One Stop Career Centers provide job seekers with a full range of assistance under one roof.

Location City:

Tallahassee

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Project 10

Contact #:

727-873-4654

Email:

usfsp-project10@usf.edu

Description:

Project 10 provides a listing of scholarships, grants and financial resources for students with disabilities.

Location City:

St. Petersburg

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Project 10-Transition Education Network

Contact #:

727-873-4654

Email:

project10@stpete.usf.edu

Website:

project10.info/

Description:

The mission of Project 10: Transition Education Network, hereinafter referred to as "Project 10," is to assist Florida school districts and relevant stakeholders in building capacity to provide secondary transition services to students with disabilities in order to improve their academic success and post-school outcomes. Project 10 serves as the primary conduit between the Florida Department of Education, specifically the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS), and relevant school district personnel in addressing law and policy, effective practices, and research-based interventions in the area of transition services for youth with disabilities.

Location City:

St. Petersburg

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Project SEARCH

Contact #:

not listed

Email:

ProjectSEARCH@cchmc.org

Description:

Project SEARCH is a one-year program designed for students with disabilities who have a goal of employment, have met graduation requirements and are between the ages of 18-21 years of age (preferably nearing the end of their FAPE eligibility). This national model for high school transition and workforce development provides career exploration and training opportunities for young adults with disabilities. Participants learn complex employability and job skills while completing three, ten-week internships within a host business. Individualized job development and placement in competitive employment occurs based on each person's experiences, interests, strengths and skills. Workplace accommodations and on-the-job coaching are provided during and after the program as needed.

Location City:

Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Naples, Ft. Myers, Punta Gorda, St. Petersburg, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Largo, Lakeland, Kissimmee, Orlando, Port Orange, Daytona, Palm Coast, Ocala, St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Fernandina, Miramar, Lake City

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Scentsability

Contact Name:

Bonnie Schmidt

Contact #:

954-464-5114

Email:

bonnie@scentsability.org

Description:

Provides job training, employment and supported housing to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Location City:

Coral Springs

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Social Security Administration

Contact #:

866-968-7842

Email:

support@choosework.ssa.gov.

Description:

The Social Security Administration (SSA) Ticket to Work program is employment support available to people with disabilities under the SSI and SSDI programs.

Group:

Transitional Resources

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State University System of Florida

Contact #:

850-245-0466

Website:

www.flbog.edu/

Description:

A listing of state universities in Florida/planning for college

Location City:

Tallahassee

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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The Able Trust

Contact #:

850-224-4493

Email:

info@abletrust.org

Description:

The Able Trust is to be a key leader in providing opportunities for successful employment for Floridians with disabilities.

Location City:

Tallahassee

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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The Family Cafe (YouTube)

Description:

Raising the Bar on Transitioning to Adulthood and Employment video

Group:

Transitional Resources

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The Family Cafe (YouTube)

Description:

The ABCs of IEPs video

Group:

Transitional Resources

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The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD)

Contact #:

877-871-0744

Email:

none listed

Description:

NCWD/Youth works to ensure that transition age youth are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings to gain education, employment and independent living.

Location City:

Washington

Location State:

DC

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Think College

Contact #:

HQ: 617-287-4300, Orlando: 407-823-1098

Email:

thinkcollege@umb.edu

Description:

Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student-centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.

Location City:

Orlando

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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U.S. Department of Labor

Contact #:

866-633-7365

Email:

odep@dol.gov

Description:

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.

Location City:

Washington

Location State:

DC

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center

Contact #:

804-828-1851

Email:

RRTC@vcu.edu

Description:

The Virginia Commonwealth University RRTC provides resources for professionals, individuals with disabilities, and their representatives. Our team of nationally and internationally renowned researchers is committed to developing and advancing evidence-based practices to increase the hiring and retention for individuals with disabilities.

Location City:

Richmond

Location State:

VA

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Volunteer Florida/Florida Commission on Community Service

Contact #:

850-414-7400

Email:

info@volunteerflorida.org

Description:

Volunteer Florida strengthens Florida's communities through volunteer service.

Location City:

Tallahassee

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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Workforce Innovation Agency

Contact #:

850-245-7105

Description:

Workforce Innovation Agency is responsible for implementing policy in the areas of workforce development, welfare transition, unemployment compensation, labor market information, early learning and school readiness. Whether you are an employer, job seeker or parent, you will find important and useful information.

Location City:

Tallahassee

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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YMCA S.T.E.P Program

Contact #:

954-623-5555

Email:

sjones@ymcasouthflorida.org

Description:

Y STEP (Supported Training Employment Program) is designed to help teens and young adults with special needs ages 16-22 transition to independence. During the school year, Y STEP students identify and explore post-secondary career and educational interests to develop the skills needed to become successful adults and over the summer placed in a supported work environment.

Location City:

Pembroke Pines

Location State:

FL

Group:

Transitional Resources

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