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Annual START Transition Conference

On February 25, the 8th annual START Transition Conference was hosted by the Interagency Council of Brevard at the Brevard Public Schools District Office. The mission of the Interagency Council is to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with disabilities in Brevard County through interagency collaboration.


The START Conference was an opportunity for individuals and families that are supported by an Individualized Education Plan or 504 plan to come out and gain information and community agency support. These agencies assist and help individuals through transition phases and post-secondary goals and outcomes. Over 350 individuals were in attendance and had the opportunity to personally meet agency representatives and hear presentations that can assist in the transition process.  


Below is a list of agencies that participated as vendors and made themselves available to the community:

ABLE United

APD – Agency for Persons with Disabilities

BAC – (Brevard Achievement Center)

B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse)

Behavior Education Center

Best Buddies

Brevard Cares Neighborhood Partnership Program

Bridges BTC, Inc. - The Arc of Space Coast

Children’s Home Society

Clearlake B.L.A.S.T.

Community Legal Services


Eastern Florida State College – SAIL Department

Easterseals Florida, Inc.

Eau Gallie B.L.A.S.T.


FDLRS/Child Find

Florida Music Therapy

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Palm Point Behavioral Health

Patrick Space Force Base – Exceptional Family Member Program

Positive Behavior Supports Corp. 

Project SEARCH/Health First, Inc. 


Resource Center for Disability Solutions


Serene Harbor

Slonim Law – Special Needs Trusts and Guardianship

Space Coast Early Steps and SOAK 


Vocation Depot

Vocational Rehabilitation


There were presentations, including testimonies from individuals who were supported by agencies in their post-secondary goals and endeavors. A question and answer panel also took place that addressed general questions and information about how different agencies could support the attendees and their needs.


The Interagency Council meets the second Wednesday of every month from September through May.