Description: Help finding service providers
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, Also, you may contact Anna Brynild, 1-888-612-9273, firstname.lastname@example.org or Millie Pou, email@example.com.
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.
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.
Description: Programs for eligible children with special needs.
13101 N. Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
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.
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,
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Department of Children and Families
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
Description: Dentist for special needs individuals
Free Dental clinic
9200 113th St. N.
Seminole, FL 33772
Description: Links to find medical assistance programs for low income families and individuals.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. More information online at http://www.sednetfl.info/
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,
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