• The Purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose


    The focus of the Paul B. Stephens Exceptional Student Education Center is to prepare our students to be independent and productive in their daily lives and communities. We provide a variety of educational services for students ages 3 to 22 who have Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder.


    Our students have been identified as requiring a highly specialized curriculum due to significant behavioral challenges paired with significant delays in development and /or medical needs requiring continuous intervention from a trained staff. We provide an appropriate academic curriculum aligned to the Florida Standards New Access Points. Through social activities, pre-employment experiences and appropriate academics, our students experience the joy of life and learning.


    We truly believe “all students can learn and succeed but just not on the same day in the same way.” -William G. Spady