Family Resources

As you play with kids with disabilities, you may find these resources and organizations to be helpful.

Activities for the Special Needs Community

  • Access Life
    Expos, Fishing With Friends and Crafting

    • Website: www.access-life.org
    • We develop and execute programs and events for people living with disabilities that share the love and gospel of Jesus Christ as well as connect them to Christ honoring churches, organization, resources and people within their community.
  • Boy Scouts of America
    Just have Fun!

    • Website: http://www.scouting.org/
    • The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
  • Central Florida Bambino Babe Ruth Baseball
    Children w/disabilities can now play baseball!

    • Location: 846 Baybreeze Lane, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
    • Phone: 321-841-8849
    • Fax: 321-843-6817
    • Email: sarah.reece@orlandohealth.com
    • Contacts: Sara Reece @ 404-463-2504 or Sharon Sheridan @ 407-970-2865
    • Website: http://cfbuddyball.baberuthonline.com
    • Youth baseball/softball clubs from throughout Central Florida have joined together to create the Central Florida Bambino Buddy Ball League for physically and/or mentally challenged children. What makes this program unique is that each player has a “buddy” to help them hit, throw & move around the bases. A very special field will be built to make the field easy for participants and “Buddies” to move freely. The park will be located in Eastmonte Park in Altamonte Springs, FL.
  • Freedom Ride
    Therapeutic Horseback Riding

    • Location: 1905 Lee Road, Orlando, FL 32810
    • Phone: (407) 293-0411
    • Email: info@freedomride.com
    • Website: http://www.freedomride.com/
    • Freedom Ride, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 volunteer based organization built on the conviction that we are not bound by our physical limitations. With a team of loyal horses, NARHA Certified Instructors, Therapist and Trained Volunteers, Freedom Ride provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with many types of disabilities: cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, autism, mental retardation, attention deficit disorder, deafness, blindness and many emotional and learning disabilities. Centrally located in the heart of Orlando, Freedom Ride reaches out to the more than 54,000 residents with disabilities in Central Florida and makes a dramatic impact on their lives and their families. Freedom Ride is Horsepower for the Spirit.
  • Girl Scouts of Citrus Council
    A safe all-girl environment where girls make friends, have fun, and develop to their full potential through girl-led programming

  • Lucky Fin
    Sandi Ebben, MTTA, Adapted Aquatics Instructor, WSI Trainer, CPR, First Aid/AED Certified and Mother of two Special Needs Kids offers swim lessons

  • Make a Difference Fishing Tournament
    Helping special needs children experience the simple joy and camaraderie of fishing

    • Website: http://www.makeadifferencefishing.org/
    • The Make A Difference Fishing Tournament for Special Kids was developed in 1996 by a group of Clearwater businessmen and friends. After contacting the City of Clearwater with plans to provide a day of fishing for handicapped children, the City generously opened Pier 60 for the “kickoff” fishing turnament. With donations of money, time, equipment, and food, Make A Difference hosted its first group of 58 “special anglers.” Since that initial tournament, Make A Difference Fishing Tournament for Special Kids has grown to accommodate approximately 500 handicapped and special needs participants annually.
  • Noah’s Ark of Central Florida
    Recreational activities

    • Location: P. O. Box 92221, Lakeland, FL 33804-2221
    • Phone: 863-687-0804
    • Email: Jack.Kosik@NoahsArkFlorida.org
    • Website: http://www.NoahsArkFlorida.org
    • Noah’s Ark advocates on behalf of individuals who have disabilities and provides or facilitates choices of meaningful employment, recreational and social opportunities, and affordable housing.
  • National Amputee Golf Association
    Golf and related activities for Amputees

    • Location: 11 Walnut Hill Road, Amherst, NH 03031
    • Phone: 800-633-NAGA (6242)
    • Email: info@nagagolf.org
    • Website: www.nagagolf.org
    • NAGA is the clearinghouse for Amputee Golf and related activities. It also conducts the First Swing program and Learn to Golf Clinics, which are open to any disabled individual.
  • Orange County Athletics
    Sports/Recreational programs, Special Olympics training, Therapies, and other services for the Special Needs Community.

    • Location: 300 Main Street, Windermere, FL 34786
    • Contact: Silvia A. Haas, Director of Operations
    • Phone: 407-808-7837
    • Email: shaas@gooca.org
    • Website: http://www.gooca.org
    • Orange County Athletics (OCA) is a non-profit organization that works with children and young adults who have Autism and other related disabilities. OCA offers age appropriate activities for the Special Needs population. They offer Saturday activities, events, summer camp, and Special Olympics training.
  • Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club
    Activities for the Special Needs Community

    • Location: P.O. Box 621892, Oviedo, FL 32762-1892
    • Phone: 407-484-3521
    • Fax: 407-365-1838
    • Email: oviedooptimist@aol.com
    • Website: http://oviedooptimist.com
    • We provide special population activities such as monthly dances and a bowling league in the Oviedo-Winter Springs area.
  • Putting the Pieces Together – P.T.P.T
    An informal group for parents of children with special needs

    • Contact: Donique at 407-491-6524, donique.ptpt@yahoo.com or Jenorise at 407-733-4944, jenorise.ptpt@yahoo.com
    • Our Mission: PTPT is a group of parents with children who have Special Needs. We believe that we are our children’s best advocate, teacher, and decision maker. Our goal is to raise awareness, make informed decisions and advocate on their behalf while raising them to be loving, independent, and as productive as they can be in our society. Armed with love, resources, and support from one another are “Putting the Pieces Together.”
  • Special Friends Club
    Fun Activities for Children with disabilities

    • Location: 717 N Palm Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741
    • Phone: 407-343-1554
    • Email: 24klifecoach@cfl.rr.com
    • Special Friends Club will: Give us a place to meet our friends, Let us play board games, Play in a game room, Watch movies, Relax with our friends, Meet new friends, Take planned trips, And come up with other suggestions on things we would like to do with our friends.
  • Special Olympics Florida
    Training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports

    • Location: 1105 Citrus Tower Blvd., Clermont, FL 34711
    • Phone: 352-243-9536
    • Website: www.specialolympicsflorida.org
    • Special Olympics Florida (SOFL) provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs.
  • Specials Olympics International
    An international program for training and athletic competition

    • Location: 1133 19th Street NW, Suite 770, Washington, DC 20036
    • Phone: 202-628-3630
    • Website: http://www.specialolympics.org
    • An international program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than one million children and adults with mental retardation.
  • Special Olympics Seminole County
    Training and competition for intellectually challenged individuals.

    • Location: 126 Tarrytown Trail, Longwood, FL 32750
    • Phone: 407-257-7730
    • Email: Info@specialolympicsseminolecounty.org
    • Website: http://www.specialolympicsseminolecounty.org
    • Special Olympics Seminole County is a free program that offers year-round training and competition for intellectually challenged individuals. Over 200 Seminole County athletes ranging in age from 8 to 55 are currently participating in Special Olympics programs. Each athlete participates in eight weeks of training conducted by talented volunteers and coaches prior to competition dates. Sports training and competition programs currently provided are: Bowling, Bocce, Golf, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Gymnastics, Swimming, Softball, Track and Field, Power Lifting, and Cheerleading.

Family Activities

  • Angel Flight Southeast
    Free air transportation for children and adults with medical or compelling humanitarian needs

    • Location: 8864 Airport Blvd., Orlando, FL 34788
    • Phone: 352-326-0761
    • Fax: 352-326-9360
    • Email: greg@mercymail.org
    • Website: http://www.angelflightse.org
    • Removing the lack of transportation as an obstacle to receiving medical and humanitarian care
  • Buddy Cruise Inc.
    Educational Workshops, Events and Cruises for Families of individuals with Down syndrome

    • Location: PO Box 162, Lithia, FL 33547
    • Phone: 1-877-239-2789
    • Email: joinus@buddycruise.com
    • Website: http://buddycruise.org
    • Buddy Cruise Inc. is a not-for-profit organization serving families and friends of individuals with Down syndrome on a national level. It is our purpose to provide education and promote public awareness of Down syndrome by arranging and conducting special events, namely cruises. These events will be a forum for prominent educational speakers addressing a wide range of Down syndrome and disability related topics. We encourage self-advocate sessions. Buddy Cruise, ideally, will set sail each October, National Down syndrome awareness month, to honor those who are touched by Down syndrome.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida
    Make a Wish!

    • Location: 1053 N Orlando Ave, Suite 1, Maitland, FL 32751
    • Phone: 407-622-4673
    • Website: http://www.WishCentral.org
    • Toll Free Phone (in Florida only): 888-874-9474
    • The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
  • Starlight Children’s Foundation
    Entertainment, education and family activities

    • Phone: CA: 310-479-1212, FL: 407-222-5026
    • Email: Nat’l: info@starlight.org, FL: beccy.hosoda@starlight.org
    • Website: http://www.starlight.org
    • Orlando, FL Contact: Beccy Hosoda, Great Escapes Coordinator at P.O. Box 690507, Orlando, FL 32869-0507
    • Starlight Children’s Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families. Working with more than 1000 hospitals, the Foundation provides an impressive menu of both in-hospital and outpatient programs and services. A leader in delivering distractive entertainment, Starlight’s programs benefit over 100,000 children each month. Starlight helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

Devices for Special Needs Kids

  • Freedom Concepts Inc.
    Products for children with disabilities

    • Location: 2087 Plessis Road, Winnipeg, Mannitoba R3W 1S4, CANADA
    • Phone: 204-654-1074
    • Email: Susana@freedomconcepts.com
    • Website: http://www.freedomconcepts.com
    • Working with medical professionals and families since 1991, Freedom Concepts Inc. custom-builds each mobility device for individuals with disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, Rett Syndrome. The product line-up includes devices that compliment our goal of creating fun, therapy and most of all… freedom!
  • Sammon Preston Pediatrics
    Rehabilitation, assistive, and splinting products

  • Variety – The Children’s Charity of Orlando
    Equipment for children with special needs

    • Location: 520 N Semoran Blvd, Suite 220, Orlando, FL 32807
    • Phone: 407-422-KIDS (5437)
    • Fax: 407-382-1234
    • Email: www.varietyflorida.org
    • Website: http://www.varietyflorida.org
    • Variety the Children’s Charity Kids on the Go Program provides equipment to enable children to participate in their community. It serves children with physical disabilities, 18 years of age & under by providing wheelchairs, van lifts, house ramps, adaptive car seats & strollers, specially-equipped bicycles & tricycles, stair-lifts and other items, when this equipment cannot be obtained from any other source.

Family Guide and Support

  • Able Village
    A Global Village for Health Issues

    • Location: P.O. Box 9690, Treasure Island, FL 33740-1410
    • Email:info@ablevillage
    • Website: www.ablevillage.com
    • Able Village is a free, all-inclusive, user-generated website created as a plateform for the special needs community, service providers, and individuals affected by those with health concerns.
      Able Village is a place…
      - Where those with health care needs or within the special needs community can connect with clinical service providers as well as each other.
      - To access global resources from the convenience of your home or office.
      - To share ideas & stories, upload articles, videos, and the latest research, write blogs, create profiles, and much more.
      - Where clinical providers can freely promote their services to those who need them – all within our searchable directory.
  • AUT 2B Home Resources
    Family resources on Autism

    • Website:http://www.weirdkids.com/autism/aut2bhome.htm
    • This website contains many resources of particular interest to autism, but most apply to other special needs as well. Many of the mailing lists are applicable to all homeschoolers.
  • Autism Society of America
    Information and advocacy

    • Location: 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20814
    • Phone: 800-328-8476
    • Website: http://www.autism-society.org/
    • ASA promotes lifelong access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum, and their families, to be fully participating, included members of the community. Education, advocacy, public awareness efforts, and the promotion of research are all goals of ASA. The society is the leading source of information and referral on autism to parents, professionals, and members of the general public. They publish a bi-monthly newsletter, Advocate, and a parent packet, Getting Started.
  • Autism Society of Greater Orlando
    Founded by a group of volunteer parents to assist families affected by autism.

    • Location: 4743 Hearthside Drive, Orlando, FL 32837
    • Phone: 407-855-0235
    • Email: contact@asgo.org
    • Website: http://www.asgo.org/
    • The mission of the Autism Society of Greater Orlando is that all individuals within the autism spectrum will be provided a lifetime network of opportunities to become fully accepted, included, and actively participating members of our community, through family support, education, and advocacy, and public awareness.
  • Beach Center on Disability
    The University of Kansas

    • Location: Haworth Hall, Room 3136 1200 Sunnyside Avenue Lawrence, KS 66045-7534
    • Phone: 785-864-7600
    • Website: http://www.beachcenter.org/
    • This is a clearinghouse with materials written for families of children with various disabilities.
  • Brave Kids
    Our mission is to help children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities.

    • Location: 151 Sawgrass Corners Dr, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. 32082
    • Phone: 904-280-1895
    • Email: kristen@bravekids.org
    • Website: http://www.bravekids.org/
    • Brave Kids Provides…
    • 1. Bravekids.org – the online community for children with special needs and their caretakers.
    • 2. Message Boards to give emotional support to children with special needs and parents by connecting them to others in similar situations around the world.
    • 3. Directory of Healthcare Resources based on zip codes for children with special needs. This enables caretakers to easily locate healthcare resources & support for ill children in their community.
    • 4. The Most Recent and Accurate Medical Information for family members, as well as providing illness-related information to the children in a fun, interactive way so they can understand what’s happening to them.
    • 5. Brave Kids Resource Centers to pediatric wards of hospitals, which enables parents to locate medical information and local resources while they are in the hospital with their child.
    • 6. Community Outreach – Providing education and training on locating resources in the community for children with special needs.
  • Bright Feats
    Free Resource Guide for the Special Needs Community

    • Location: PO Box 161602, Altamonte Springs, FL 32716-1602
    • Phone: 407-461-4847
    • Email: Allie@Brightfeats.com
    • Website: http://www.BrightFeats.com
    • Bright Feats directory is a list of medical providers and commercial businesses that is helpful to families with children of ranging abilities. We bring to this directory our own expertise as a nurse and a teacher who are both parents of special needs children. Bright Feats is a full color publication distributed quarterly.
  • Carol’s Web Corner
    Strategies from homeschooling Mom of an ADHD child.

  • Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Young Children with Challenging Behavior
    Information, brochure and tips

    • Location: University of South Florida, 13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612-3807
    • Phone: 813-974-6100
    • Website: http://challengingbehavior.org/
    • The Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Young Children with Challenging Behavior (CEBP) has a brochure titled “Positive Solutions for Families” available online, along with many other resources. This brochure provides parents with eight practical tips they can use when their young children exhibit challenging behavior. Each tip includes a brief explanation and an example to show parents how they might use the specific approach with their own family in everyday life. Download this FREE brochure, by clicking here: http://challengingbehavior.org/do/resources/documents/positive_solutions_for_families.pdf.
  • CPKids, (Chat Pals) for Kids

    • CPKids, (Chat Pals) for Kids is the “Just for Kids” part of KidPower. Here you will find an email list just for children with special needs so they can talk back and forth a little easier. You will also find links to all those fun kid’s places, a chat room, and a message board.
  • Connecting One Piece at a Time
    Offering hope for children and families

  • Dave Dravecky’s Outreach of Hope
    Hope in the Midst of Adversity

    • Website: http://www.davedraveckystory.com
    • The mission of Dave Dravecky’s Outreach of Hope is to serve suffering people, especially those with cancer and amputation, by offering resources for encouragement, comfort and hope through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Family Network on Disabilities
    A national network of individuals of all ages who may be at-risk, have disabilities, or have special needs and their families, professionals, and concerned citizens.

    • Website: http://www.fndfl.org
    • Family Network on Disabilities of Florida, Inc. is a statewide alliance of individuals with disabilities, special needs, or at-risk and their families. Our mission is to provide family-driven support, training, information, and advocacy.
  • Family Voices
    Family network

    • Location: 2340 Alamo SE Suite 102 Albuquerque, NM 87106
    • Phone: 888-835-5669
    • Website: http://www.familyvoices.org
    • Family Voices, a national grassroots network of families and friends, advocates for health care services that are family-centered, community-based, comprehensive, coordinated and culturally competent for all children and youth with special health care needs; promotes the inclusion of all families as decision makers at all levels of health care; and supports essential partnerships between families and professionals.
  • Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc
    Advocacy and promotion for meaningful participation in all aspects of life for Floridians with developmental disabilities

    • Website: http://www.fddc.org/
    • The purpose of the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council is to engage in advocacy, capacity building, and systemic change activities that contribute to a coordinated, consumer and family centered, consumer and family directed, comprehensive system of community services and individualized supports that enable individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise self-determination, be independent, be productive, and be integrated and included in all facets of community life.
  • Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County
    Family Resources

    • Location: 600 Courtland Street Suite 565 Orlando, Fl 32804
    • Phone: (407) 741-5240
    • Website: http://www.healthystartorange.org/?p=h
    • The Coalition is a non-profit organization, working as a public-private partnership, to better serve resident Orange County pregnant women, infants, and their families.
  • Gluten Free / Casein Free Support Group

    • Location: PO Box 1692 Palm Harbor, FL 34683
    • Website: http://www.gfcfdiet.com/
    • Gluten-free/ Casien-free diet (GFCF) The Official GFCF Diet Support Group, nutritional support, books, DVD’s, forums, dietary intervention treatment for autistic spectrum disorders
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Family Advocacy and Information

    • Location: 733 Third Avenue, New York, NY
    • Phone: 800-FIGHT-MS
    • Website: http://www.faceofms.org/
    • There is no one face to multiple sclerosis (MS). Every person who has MS and every person it touches experiences MS in a different way. Visit the National MS Society website (FaceofMS.org) to connect with an online community featuring the stories of people with MS and those in the fight against it — families, friends, researchers, healthcare professionals, volunteers, anyone impacted by the disease.
  • National Father’s Network

    • Website: http://www.fathersnetwork.org/554.html?
    • Celebrates and supports fathers and families raising children with special health care needs and developmental disabilities. Provides news, stories, photos, resources, providers and events.
  • OASIS
    Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support

    • Website: http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/
    • OASIS stands for Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support.
    • As parents of children who are diagnosed with AS, we understand how essential is it that families of children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and related disorders, educators who teach children with AS, professionals working with individuals diagnosed with AS, and individuals with AS who are seeking support, have access to information. Although recently reminded that there is no oasis or paradise for those with Asperger Syndrome, we sincerely hope that they, along with parents and professionals, will find a bit of shade and support via the information presented and links available at this site.
  • Our-Kids
    Website for Family Support

    • Website: http://www.our-kids.org
    • A “Family” of parents, caregivers and others who are working with children with physical and/or mental disabilities and delays. The list consists of over 800 people representing children of varying diagnosis; everything from indefinite developmental delays and sensory integration problems, to cerebral palsy, to rare genetic disorders.
  • Spina Bifida Association of Florida Space Coast
    Family resources

    • Location: 3744 Grand Meadows Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32934
    • Phone: 321-757-6977
    • Website: http://ese.brevard.k12.fl.us/icb/SpinaBifida.html
    • Phone number is for Leslie Krysinel, President. This is a grass-roots, parent/child support group that informs, advocates, and promotes social events for individuals, and their families meeting the daily challenges of the birth defect Spina Bifida.
  • The Family Village
    Waisman Center University of Wisconsin-Madison

    • Location: 1500 Highland Avenue Madison, WI 53705-2280
    • Email: familyvillage@waisman.wisc.edu
    • Website: http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/
    • The Family Village is a web site for children and adults with cognitive and other disabilities, their families, and their friends and allies. Family Village brings together thousands of online resources in a organized, easy-to-use directory. The centerpiece of Family Village is the library, where visitors can find information on over 300 diagnosis. Visitors can also learn about assistive technology, legal rights and legislation, special education, leisure activities and much more.

Family Services

  • KEL Attorneys
    Legal representation in every area of the law as it relates to individuals

    • Location: 111 N Magnolia Ave, Suite 1600, Orlando, FL 32801
    • Phone: 407-513-1900
    • Fax: 407-513-1961
    • Website: http://kelattorneys.com
    • KEL Attorneys in downtown Orlando has recently opened up a new area of practice for Special needs law.
  • Law Office of Hoyt & Bryan, LLC
    Information regarding guardianship

    • Location: 251 Plaza Drive, Suite B Oviedo, FL 32765
    • Phone: 407-977-8080
    • Website: http://www.hoytbryan.com
    • Our office can help the special needs community by helping the families set-up special needs planning.
      THE LAW OFFICES OF HOYT & BRYAN, LLC is committed to being truthful with each client and providing the individual service they deserve through:
      - Educational forums for individuals and their families, as well as their CPAs and financial advisors.
      - Communication with our clients and their professional advisors regarding changes in the law and our experience through the use of newsletters, consultations, group counseling and fellowship meetings, electronic and computer media.
      - Prompt courteous service to our clients.
  • Mascia Law Firm
    Debt Consolidation for families with Special Needs Kids

    • Location: 605 East Robinson Street, Suite 300, Orlando, FL 32801
    • Phone: 321-283-5955
    • Fax: 321-256-5910
    • Email: Info@MasciaLawFirm.com
    • Website: http://www.macialawfirm.com
  • Stand/Statewide Advocacy of Network on Disabilities
    Information for the families of children with disabilities about their rights.

    • Website: http://www.standadvocates.org/
    • STAND’s purpose it to inform the families of children with disabilities of their rights. We are dedicated to getting a child with a disability the right education that he or she is entitled to under the law.What STAND Does:- Increase community awareness of the issues that affect individuals with disabilities.
      - Provide access to information related to the rights of persons with disabilities, special education law, and legal and administrative procedures to secure such rights.
      - Equip trained resource members to assist individuals with disabilities and their families in the administrative procedures related to assuring a “free and appropriate public education” to individuals with disabilities.
      - Develop, coordinate and maintain a referral panel of attorneys who are concerned and interested in the rights of persons with disabilities.
      - Provide resources or referrals for selected legal cases where the principal or issue involved may have a significant impact upon the rights of individuals with disabilities.
  • WellCare
    Health insurance & HMO

    • Location: 3191 Maguire Blvd., Orlando, FL, 32803
    • Phone: 754-367-2203
    • Website http://www.wellcare.com/
    • WellCare remains focused on providing access to quality health care to some of our nation’s most vulnerable populations and on the many opportunities to provide health care coverage to the growing number of low income. At WellCare, we understand that different people have different healthcare needs, and we are committed to helping you find a health plan that works for you.

Products for People with Special Needs

  • Beyond Play Catalog
    Early Intervention Products

    • Phone: 1-877-428-1244
    • Category: Developmental Toys
  • Enabling Devices
    Toys for special children

    • Website: http://enablingdevices.com/
    • Enabling Devices, a division of Toys for Special Children, Inc., is dedicated to providing affordable learning and assistive devices for the physically challenged.
  • Juice Plus
    Food nutrition Supplement

    • Location: 516 Lake Charm Ct, Oviedo, FL 32765
    • Phone: 407-359-5014
    • Email: amsargent@cfl.rr.com
    • Website: https://www.juiceplus.com
    • We provide Health Supplements
  • Kaplan
    Concepts for Exceptional Children

  • LucasWorks
    Safe products for children with Autism

    • Phone: 302-698-5352
    • Email: lucasworks@comcast.net
    • Website: http://www.lucasworks.org
    • LucasWorks was founded in 2004 to solve some of the problems that parents and caregivers face when raising a child with autism, PDD, or other developmental disabilities. Their Independent Living products teach basic living skills, like how to dress for the temperature. They have a variety of safety products to help you keep your child safe while at home, at Grandma’s house, etc. They also have ID products that include places to list your child’s meds and conditions. In addition to providing products that help the families of children with autism and developmental disabilities, the goal at LucasWorks is to employ these students as they finish school. LucasWorks provides a training ground through the local school district for students with autism and developmental disabilities to learn job skills as they assemble and ship the products. The goal is to employ them when they finish school. The LucasWorks website hosts valuable information. In addition to offering products to help children with autism and developmental disabilities, they share their story to help others trying to plan for their child’s future. There are articles about parenting a child with autism, links to products and services for families, and a feedback page for customers to tell them what they need, or to ask a question.
  • Sammon Preston Pediatrics
    Rehabilitation, assistive, and splinting products

Search Engine

  • 211 Resource Directory
    Resources Directory

    • Phone: 211
    • Website: http://www.211.org
    • 2-1-1 Community Resource Directory Nationwide resources. Enter your zip code for the 2-1-1 service for your area.
  • KwMap
    A Keyword Map for the Whole Internet

    • Website: http://www.KwMap.net/.
    • This search engine is a great source for looking up resources by categories.

Transportation

  • Access Lynx
    Public Transportation

    • Location: Orlando, Florida
    • Phone: 407-423-8747
    • Website: http://www.golynx.com/
    • Door to door transportation for individuals with a disability that prohibits them from accessing the bus. Individuals must complete application for eligibility determination.
  • Dream Tours, Inc.
    Dedicated to providing quality based, memorable, and affordable vacations, to people with special needs

    • Location: 812 Deer Woods Road, Celebration, FL 34747
    • Phone: 321-939-2200
    • Email: ryan@dreamtoursflorida.com
    • Website: http://www.dreamtoursflorida.com
    • Supervised all-inclusive vacations for adults with developmental disabilities. Resource for families with special needs children to visit the Orlando theme parks.
  • Lynx Transportation
    Public Transportation in Orlando, FL

    • Location: 455 N. Garland Avenue • Orlando, Florida 32801
    • Phone: 407-841-LYNX
    • Website: http://www.golynx.com/
  • Suntastic Tours International
    Personal VIP and Concierge service to Central Florida

    • Location: 52 Riley Road, Ste. 188, Celebration, FL, 34747
    • Phone: 321-284-4507
    • Email: info@suntastictours.com
    • Website: http://www.suntastictours.com
    • Suntastic Tours International, Inc. is the onlyPersonal VIP Concierge Service of its kind. We provide service in Central Florida and surrounding areas to all of the theme parks and attractions. We are here to assist you and your family in every aspect of planning your trip from your arrival in Orlando to your return home. We custom design every day to your family’s specific needs and dynamics. We specialize in serving persons and families with disabilities and a broad spectrum of special needs.