Florida Disability Resources

The following Resources were featured at our 2017 Make ‘m Smile. 

This is not an extensive or complete list of Florida Disability Resources.

 

For a great reference for Disability Resources in Florida,

we recommend you visit BrightFeats.com.

 
Access Life Free community outreach events for individuals and families living with disabilities
Academy of Ability  School for children with disabilities
Achieve Pediatric Therapy & Florida Speech  Occupational, Physical, Speech & Language Therapy
Agency for Persons with Disabilities  Work in partnership with local communities & private providers to assist people with developmental disabilities and their families
AmeriDisability Services Magazine  Florida’s leading publication for individuals, businesses and non-profits who support people with disabilities
Applied Behavior Center for Autism  ABA Therapy & School
Arbor School of Central Florida  Special Needs School Grades K-12
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children  A sanctuary of hope and healing for children
ASK US Florida  Creates tailored and inclusive social events for members of the Autistic community
Attain, Inc.  Supporting people with developmental disabilities for over 20 years in the Central Florida community
Audio Bibles for the Blind  We continue to serve the Lord by making His Word available to those who are blind, visually impaired & print handicapped
Aust Law Firm  Estate, probate, business, guardianship, or Medicaid matter, we are here to help
Autism Society of Greater Orlando  Volunteer organization that assists families of children and adults with autism and related disorders
Be an Angel Therapy Dogs Ministry Inc.  Therapy Dogs
Believe Pediatric Physical Therapy  Intensive Physical Therapy
Best Buddies of Central Florida  Volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Bright Feats  Free community resource directory for parents/caregivers with children that have medical, educational and special needs
Bright Learning Cyber High School A technology based school to meet special needs
Bright Threads Ministries  Help church leadership transform relationships and practices with people who have developmental disabilities
Bright Start Pediatrics  A PPEC center (Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care) – a nursing and therapy center for medically fragile infants and children up to five years of age
Buddy Cruise  Provide educational opportunities and resources for families, while promoting awareness, acceptance, and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome and Developmental Delay through unique venues
Bureau of Braille and Talking Books  Provide Braille and recorded books and magazines, as well as, described movies in VHS and DVD formats to people with visual, physical and reading disabilities
Celadine Life Preparatory Academy, Inc.  Private school for students with special needs
Celebration Church  Outreach for children and teens with special needs
Central Florida Dreamplex  Alternative therapy and recreational/fitness services to individuals with special needs
Central Florida Miracle League  A baseball league for kids with special needs
Chance 2 Dance  Provides inclusive and accommodating dance classes for people of all ages with special needs
CHAPS Center for Horsemanship & Personal Success  Therapeutic riding programs
ChildrenFirst Health Care System  Central Florida’s Most Trusted Name In Caring For Medically Fragile Infants And Children
Children’s Medical Services  Healthcare for children with special health needs
Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc.  Coordinative agency for a variety of high-quality services to improve the lives of children and families in Central Florida
Community Legal Services of Mid Florida, Inc.  Free legal aid for low to moderate income residents in Central Florida
Conductive Education Center of Orlando  School for children with motor disabilities
Council for Exceptional Children  The voice and vision of special education
CSI Special Care Orlando  Offer nursing intervention and medical supervision to children with special health care needs in a non-residential setting
Devereux  Offer a full range of human services to children, adults, and families with special needs which derive from behavioral, psychological, intellectual or neurological
Disability Rights of Florida  Free Legal, Informational, Referral, and Advocacy Services for Floridian’s with disabilities
Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida  For parents of children with Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida  Promotes inclusion, understanding and acceptance by expanding opportunities for individuals, families & communities touched by Down Syndrome 
Dr. Mark Sherman Developmental Optometrist  Optometry and Vision Therapy
EasterSeals Florida  Provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy to the special needs community
employU   Employment service that provides job preparation, employment and transition services
Faith Assembly of God – Kids Way  Offer Buddy Break Program and Special Blessings Ministry
Family Care Council of Central Florida  Advocates, educates and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
Family Network on Disabilities  Helps organize events, delivers free workshops, and provides one on one assistance to families who have children with special needs
Felice Center for Pediatric Rehab  Provide Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
First Hope At the First Academy  Private Christian School for children with special needs
Florida Atlantic Region Assistive Technology (FAAST)  Leaders in facilitating public private partnerships to provide assistive technology devices and services that will enable persons with disabilities full participation in all aspects of life
Florida Autism Center  A leader in center-based ABA therapy throughout the state of Florida
Florida Council for Exceptional Education  An international community of professionals who are the voice and vision of special and gifted education
Florida Department of Health in Orange County – WIC  Federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children
Florida Hospital – Center for Child Development  Specialize in developmental behavior evaluations for children and adolescents
Florida Hospital for Children We sets the standard for innovation, quality and comprehensive care for children
Freedom Ride  Provide therapeutic horseback riding to the special needs community  
Fuzzy Therapy Miniature Horses  Provides animal assisted therapy  
Give Kids the World  Provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses  
Hanger Clinic  Orthotic Braces & Prosthetic Limbs  
Harvest Ministries  English-speaking congregation of the Korean Presbyterian Church of Orlando.  
Herman and Associates Pediatric Specialists  Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy  
Hunter Vision Vision correction  
Is Able Children’s Foundation  Focuses on bringing families together to meet some of the needs of their special children  
Joyful Music Therapy  Provide superior music therapy interventions which support therapeutic goals and improves the lives of our clients, their caregivers and our community  
Kartzinel Wellness Center  Medical Treatment, Education and Support for Autism and other Neurodegenerative Disorders  
Learning Leaps Behavioral Services, Inc.  Applied Behavioral Analysis  
Lift Disability Network  Provide support for families living with disabilities, camps, community events & awareness  
Lighthouse Central Florida  Provide early intervention services to children ages Birth – 6 years with severe vision impairment and blindness  
Little Linksters  G.O.A.L.S. program (Golf Outreach Advances Life Skills) which is for children with special needs ages 3-12+  
Living By the Bible Community Church  Christian Outreach to special needs individuals and families  
Lodestone Academy  Our goal is to provide the best possible education in the functional, daily living, developmental, and academic domains  
MyCentralFloridaFamily.com  A family resource for Orlando Kids Events and Family Fun in Central Florida  
Nature’s Place  Speech Therapy, Hippo Therapy, and Therapeutic Riding services & Key Network  
Noah’s Landing  A full service, mobile Petting Zoo  
Nemours Children’s Health System  Our team of specialists, nurses and therapists came to Nemours from around the globe to provide exceptional care for kids  
New Hope For Kids  Provide support to children and families grieving the death of a loved one and to grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses in Central Florida  
No Limits Academy  A not-for-profit Christian school for physically disabled children ages 6 to 21 years  
OCA: Opportunity, Community, Ability  A Special Place for Special Needs  
OCPS ESE Parent Support Team  Provides IEP Training and support to parents of OCPS students with disabilities at no cost  
OPD Crime Prevention  Neighborhood Crime Watch and Crime Prevention  
Orange County Library System  Public Library System  
Orlando Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Comprehensive dentistry for children (age 1 and above), teens, and special needs  
Orlando Shakespeare Theater  Summer camps for middle & high school students with and without special needs  
Oviedo – Winter Springs Optimist Club  Bringing out the best in kids  
Pediatric Health Choice  Medical daycare for children with special needs  
Pediatric Therapy Foundation of Orlando Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy  
Positive Behavioral Solutions, LLC  Behavioral Health Counseling and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services  
Potter’s House Academy  Private Christian Academy for students with various learning disabilities  
Primrose Center, Inc.  Adult Day Training, Residential, Supported Employment, Supported Living & Transportation Services  
 Private Eye, Romeo Riley The Series  Book series that features characters with special needs  
Prosperitas Leadership Academy  Charter High School in Orange County  
PSA Healthcare  Private Duty Nursing Services  
Santiago and Friends Family Center for Autism  Autism Center that offer ABA, speech, art and music therapies  
Silent Hope Provides free conversational sign-language classes  
The Paragon School  School for students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome  
The SCUBA Gym Weekly SCUBA Classes and Spring Break & Summer Camps  
The Village Academy   a bilingual, therapeutic school committed to meeting the needs of children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders, Speech Language Disorders and their families through education, support, resources and advocacy  
Translife Organ & Tissue Donation Services  Educate the community about organ and tissue donation  
Two-6 Resources, Inc. Vocational evaluations and job placement services designed to assist individuals with disabilities  
UCP of Central Florida  Help children with cerebral palsy  
Vistiny Day Programs, Learning Center, Respite, Life Skills, Spiritual Development  
We Speak for Them: Lake County Parent Advocate  Parents of Children with Autism  Advocacy Group  
Welcoming Hearts  Provide information and support to individuals with special needs, their families, professionals and the community through education and social activities  
Williams Syndrome Association  The comprehensive resource for individuals with Williams syndrome, their families and professionals