• Agency for Persons with Disabilities
    The APD works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. APD also provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services.

    Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF
    The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at USF is a community-based project that provides information and consultation to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. CARD-USF offers instruction and coaching to families and professionals through a training and assistance model.

    Department of Children and Families

    Division of Blind Services
    The Florida Division of Blind Services helps blind and visually impaired individuals achieve their goals and live their lives with as much independence and self-direction as possible.

    Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS – Parent Liason Project)
    The Department of Exceptional Student Education and Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System offer a project to benefit parents of students with disabilities or special needs in Hillsborough County. The Area Parent Liaisons (one for each of the seven geographic areas of the district) are all parents of students who are, or have been, enrolled in exceptional education programs in Hillsborough County. Their role is to guide and empower parents to become collaborative, effective supporters for their children with disabilities by providing technical support and information.

    Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART)
    HART serves the people of Hillsborough County with affordable public transportation for today’s on-the-go lifestyles.

    Self Reliance
    Our mission is to promote independence through empowering persons with disabilities and improving the communities in which we live. Self Reliance is a cross disability agency providing services to both children and adults with disabilities (regardless of age and type of disability) to identify and overcome barriers to independence in their lives. Self Reliance is one of 16 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) statewide and is a member of the Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL).

    Social Security Disability Insurance Program
    The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.

    Social Security Office of Disabilities
    Social Security offers an online disability application you can complete at your convenience. Apply from the comfort of your home or any location at a time most convenient for you.

    Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind
    Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind provides on-site comprehensive rehabilitation programs for persons who are blind or visually impaired in two locations in Florida.

    Vocational Rehabilitation
    Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.