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State Resources - Florida

The resources listed below provide information and referral or direct services to deaf and hard of hearing children in our state.  They will be able to answer your questions about deafness and related information, or refer you to the most appropriate organizations and services in your area.  This is not a comprehensive list, but rather a starting point to help you identify the different types of services available statewide.  The State Office of Special Education provides information about local elementary and secondary programs for deaf and hard of hearing students.

STATE SCHOOL
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
207 North San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine, FL  32084
TTY/V:  904-827-2200
FAX:  904-823-4018
Web site:  http://www.fsdb.k12.fl.us

DEAF-BLIND SERVICES
Helen Keller National Center, Region 4
1003 Virginia Avenue, Suite 104
Atlanta, GA  30354
TTY:  404-766-2820
V:  404-766-9625
FAX:  404-766-3447
Web site:  http://www.HKNC.org

STATE OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Florida Education Center
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
614 Turlington Building
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL  32399-0400
V:  850-245-0478
FAX:  850.245-0955
Web site:  http://www.fldoe.org

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
2002 Old St. Augustine Road, Building A
Tallahassee, FL  32301-4862
TTY/V:  850.245.3399
TTY/V:  1-800-451-4327
Web site:  http://www.rehabworks.org/

POST-SECONDARY PROGRAMS
St. Petersburg College (PEC)
Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
2465 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL  33765
TTY/V:  727-791-2628
FAX:  727-791-2765
Web site:  http://onestopxyz.drzvrs.com/?p=18111

Education America, Inc.
Remington College
2410 East Busch Boulevard
Tampa, FL  33612-8410
V:  813-935-5700
FAX:  813-935-7415
Web site:  http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/

REGIONAL CENTER ON DEAFNESS

Gallaudet University Regional Center - Southeast
Karen Sheffer, Director
Gallaudet University
Hall Memorial Building (HMB) S438
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC  20002
Phone/Videophone: 202-250-2648
Website: http://www.gallaudet.edu/Outreach_Programs/Regional_Centers_.html