Information & Resources for Nassau County
Local Advocacy & Resource Organizations
Early Learning Coalition CNBB
(serves Clay, Nassau, Baker, & Bradford counties)
The Early Learning Coalition of Clay, Nassau, Baker and Bradford Counties serves as a resource for families and early childhood educators. Providing enriching early learning opportunities for children ages birth to five ensures that children will begin school ready to learn.
Clay County: (904) 213-3939 Nassau County: (904) 491-3638 Website: www.elcofcnbb.org
Family Care Council Area 4
Established in 1993 by Florida Statute, the Family Care Council (FCC) advises the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) on the needs of self-advocates and their families. The 14 local Family Care Councils work with APD in educating, advocating, and empowering families of persons with developmental disabilities (DD). They also assist APD with the delivery of services to persons receiving Med-Waiver funds. Statewide Website: www.fccflorida.org Click on "4" on map for local contact information.
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
FDLRS (pronounced Fiddlers) provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide. FDLRS supports the State education goals of high student achievement, safe schools, and high performing workforce. FDLRS activities reflect these goals and demonstrate outcomes toward accomplishing them. Statewide Website: www.paec.org/fdlrsweb/index.htm
(Covers Clay, Duval, & Nassau Counties)
4030 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 348-7784 or (800) 586-9579 Website: www.fdlrscrown.org
Independent Living Resource Center of Northeast Florida (ILRC)
(Serves Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns counties)
The ILRC is a consumer driven, community based, non-residential, 501 (c) (3) private not-for-profit organization. Living independently means having control over one's life and participating fully and productively in society. The ILRC is an established community resource operated by people with disabilities with a strong record of responding to the needs of people with disabilities. The Center, in keeping with the Independent Living Philosophy, is staffed and governed by a majority of people with disabilities. All services are provided on a cross-disability basis.
Museum Dr., Suite 1,
Phone: 399-8484 Web: www.cilj.com
Children's Medical Services (CMS)
The Children's Medical Services (CMS) program provides children with special health care needs with a family centered, managed system of care. Children with special health care needs are those children under age 21 whose serious or chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions require extensive preventive and maintenance care beyond that required by typically healthy children. Website: http://www.cms-kids.com/default.htm The website provides contact information by Region of the State.
Duval, Nassau, & St. Johns Counties)
910 North Jefferson St.
Jacksonville, FL 32209-6810
Asst. Regional Medical Director: Thomas Chiu, M.D.
Regional Nursing Director: Sharon Surrency, R.N.
Regional Program Administrator: Cathy Keathley
Early Steps is administered by Children's Medical Services (CMS) in accordance with IDEA, Part C. Early Steps offers early intervention services for families with infants and toddlers (birth to thirty-six months) who have developmental delays or an established condition likely to result in a developmental delay. Sixteen contracted local Early Steps across the state coordinate with community agencies and other contracted providers for the delivery of needed supports and services. Toll Free Phone: 888-654-440 Website: http://www.cms-kids.com/Earlystepshome.htm
Northeastern Early Steps
(Covers Clay, Duval, Nassau, & St. Johns Counties)
910 North Jefferson Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209
904-360-7022 ext. 272
Fax: 904-798-4545 or 4544
Derek Jones – Director
Episcopal Children's Services
Phone: (904) 726-1500 Ext. 234 Fax: (904) 726-1516
Parent Training & Information Center:
Home Office - (888) 612-9273