Tel : (727) 330-8932
Fax : (727) 772-8212

Aaron Nangle

Website: waiverprovider.com
Description: Help finding service providers

AHCA

Website: http://ahca.myflorida.com
Description: Responsible for the Medicaid program. AHCA works to reduce the number of uninsured Floridians, target fraudulent providers, reduce unnecessary regulation, and reduce administrative costs so funding is used to serve patients.

APD

Website: http://apd.myflorida.com
Description: Links to apply for services, find special programs, and info on waiting lists.

ARC of Florida

Phone number: 800-226-1155
Description: Pay for dental services as long as registered with APD as client or on waitlist.

CARD

Center for Autism and Related Disorders – at the University of Florida provides training, technical assistance to schools, consultation to parents and care providers, and resource referral.

For services call 352-273-0581, 1-800-9AUTISM or card-info@ufl.edu.
Website at www.card.ufl.edu and
Facebook at www.facebook.com/UFCARD

CASS

Formerly the Citrus Autism Support Society – has begun a Facebook Group Page to provide information and resources for anyone interested in Autism. The link is http://www.facebook.com/groups/152038188215701/.

For information about monthly meetings, contact Dawn Williamson at diamndust@msn.com, 352-527-2220, or 352-257-3787

Central Florida Parent Center

promotes parent and school partnership, with information and support for parents of children with disabilities.
Kendell Kean is the IEP Coach for Citrus County, 727-847-1731, or kendell@cflparents.org, Also, you may contact Anna Brynild, 1-888-612-9273, abrynild@cfl.rr.com or Millie Pou, millie@cflparents.org.

CIL

Center for Independent Living – provides employment support, advocacy and daily living information and services. The Marion County Branch is located at 3445 NE 24th Street, Ocala, 34470 or 352-368-3788. Gainesville Headquarters at 222 SW 36th Terrace, Gainesville, 32607, or 352-378-7474.

CMS

Children’s Medical Services – is located in the Citrus County Department of Health building in the Lecanto government complex. CMS provides a managed system of care for children with special needs. Contact Bridget Mimnagh at 352-726-1731, ext.339 or Bridget_Mimnagh@doh.state.fl.us.

CMS-Pasco/Pinellas

Website: http://www.floridahealth.gov/AlternateSites/CMS-Kids/
Description: Programs for eligible children with special needs.

CMS-Tampa

13101 N. Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 396-9743
Fax: (813) 396-9746

Disability Rights of Florida

is a federally funded protection and advocacy system for persons with disabilities.
Call Toll Free 800-342-0823.

FCC

Family Care Council – provides advocacy, information and support to APD eligible persons and their families, with meetings on the second Monday of the month in the APD Wildwood office.
Contact Stephanie Hopper, 352-344-0288,
hoppers@citrus.k12.fl.us or
hopsteph1946@yahoo.com.

FFRA

Families and Friends, Reaching for the Abilities – provides family support, social activities for adult children, monthly meetings and educational programs.
Contact Ron or Diane Phillips, 352-382-7819, radpak@juno.com.

Florida Department of Children and Families

Website: http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/
Description: The Department of Children & Families has several programs that can help Florida families. These include ACCESS Florida, Adult Services, and Child Care.

Florida Special Needs Dentistry

Website: www.floridaspecialneedsdentistry.com
Description: Dentist for special needs individuals

Free Dental clinic

UF/SPC Clinic
9200 113th St. N.
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: 727-394-6064

Medicaid

Website: http://ahca.myflorida.com/Medicaid/index.shtml
Description: Links to find medical assistance programs for low income families and individuals.

NAMI

National Alliance on Mental Illness – provides advocacy, research, support and education to persons with neurological brain disorders and their families.
Contact number is 352-628-0781 or namicitrus@hotmail.com.

SEDNET

Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
facilitates creation of a system of care for students with, or at-risk for, emotional and/or behavioral challenges.
Contact Terri Cooper, 352-797-7022, Ext. 213, cooper_s1@hcsb.k12.fl.us. More information online at http://www.sednetfl.info/

SO

Special Olympics – provides social opportunities through athletic competition.
Contact Butch Keiper, 352-302-9307,
butch1k@embarqmail.com or
keiperb@citrus.k12.fl.us.

START

Interagency Council – provides links to all Citrus County agencies and organizations that provide services to persons with disabilities.
Contact Stephanie Hopper, 352-344-0288, 352-726-1931, ex. 2340,
hoppers@citrus.k12.fl.us.

VR

Vocational Rehabilitation –provides employment services. Dee Townsend is our VR representative.
Her office is in Ocala at 1601 N.E.25th Ave., Suite 203, 32270.
Contact at 1-888-777-0657, 352-732-1290,
fax 352-732-1796, or
Dalqliesh.Townsend@vr.fldoe.org.