I Have a Special Needs Child

ADD/ADHD

Information

Books

  • Different Dream Parenting
    By Jolene Philo

    • Website: www.differentdream.com
    • Raising a Special Needs Child not only requires patience, but also the assistance of others. In the book Different Dream Parenting, Jolene Philo shares from her own experiences, offering hope to families of special needs children. Find practical help, extensive advice about resources, and encouraging spiritual guidance.
  • Helping Kids Through Tough Times
    By Doris E. Sanford, Graci Evans (Illustrator)

  • Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, Bipolar, and More!
    by Martin L. Kutscher MD

    • Website: http://clcnetwork.org/clc-store
    • A heart-gladdening investigation into the world of adolescents caught in the syndrome mix, and how to identify symptoms, understand the causes and embark on treatments for each condition.
  • Reaching For a New Potential: A Life Guide for Adults with ADD From a Fellow Traveler
    by Oren Mason M.D.

    • Website: http://clcnetwork.org/clc-store
    • “Dr. Mason combines his own experience living with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) with the most recent evidence for effective treatment for both himself and other family members.“The treatment of ADD has changed my life and my families as well.  If ADD has brought you discouragement, I invite you to begin again, to reach for and discover your new, full potential.”  Oren Mason M.D.If you or anyone you know and care for is wondering about ADD, or already knows they are living with ADD, this book is the place to begin.
  • The ADHD Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders
    By Sandra F. Rief M.A.

    • Website: http://www.amazon.com/ADHD-Book-Lists-Practical-Attention/dp/078796591X
    • “If you are looking for information, tips, strategies, interventions, references and tools to help your child or student with ADHD, Sandra Rief’s book has it all in an easy-to-read, comprehensive encyclopedia of practical information for parents and educators. As an in-service provider, I am always looking for the right source of information, and this is the book I have been waiting for!”
      — Beth A. Kaplanek, RN, BSN, advocate, parent of an ADHD Child, and former national president of CHADD

Camps

  • Camp Barnabas
    Life-changing opportunities to people with special needs in a Christian camp setting

    • Location: Rt 2 Box 131 Purdy, MO 65734
      Phone: 417-476-2565
      Website: http://www.campbarnabas.org
      Camp Barnabas exists to offer childhood experiences to kids who have been robbed of them by disease or disability. Each summer, Camp Barnabas provides encouragement for literally hundreds of campers, empowering them to live more fully through faith. This spiritual gift of encouragement, the hallmark of Barnabas, one of the least known of Christ’s latter disciples, helps campers face and challenge their disability or illness with courage.
  • Camp Challenge
    Swimming, nature, singing and crafts…there is nothing we cannot accomplish together!

    • Website: http://fl.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=FLDR_campchallenge
      Fully accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA), Easter Seals Camp Challenge in Sorrento, near Orlando, offers camping programs for children and adults with disabilities.
      Camp Challenge satisfies the need in each of us for outdoor recreation, socializing with friends, and relaxing on a summer vacation.
      During the months of June and July, more than 250 adults and children with disabilities visit Camp Challenge to experience a traditional summer camp. The remainder of the year, campers enjoy respite weekend camps. This program provides a brief get-away for campers, while giving caretakers a test from constant care-giving.
      At Easter Seals Camp Challenge, campers participate in arts & crafts, nature activities, a universal high and low ropes course, music & dancing, outside entertainers, farm animals, and other camp activities.
  • Cristo Vive International
    Summer Camps fro kids with Special Needs

    • Website: http://www.cristovive.net/camp.html
    • Provide children and youth with disabilities and their families with an opportunity to experience the love of God and faith in Christ through a fun and engaging camp adventure.

Schools

  • Bright Beginnings
    School for all kind of Special Needs kids

    • Location: 2219 S. Woodland Blvd. Deland, FL 32720
    • Phone: 386-736-9849
    • An extended day pre-school and child care program for infants through age 4 with and without disabilities. The program operates from 7am-6pm Mon-Fri. The curriculum includes active indoor and outdoor activities, creative and imaginative play, language development, and discovery centers. For the children with disabilities, the program includes an early intervention component, therapy, parenting services, accessible facilities, and adaptive equipment.
    • Bright Beginnings serves able-bodied children and children who are developmentally delayed or at-risk of delay, or who have been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome, visual or hearing impairments, or speech and language disorders.
  • Easter Seals Charter School
    School for all kind of Special Needs kids – Pre-K 3-5

    • Location: 2219 South Woodland Blvd. Deland FL 32720
    • Phone: 386-736-9849
    • Website: http://fl.easterseals.com
    • Deaf and hard of hearing services, Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, Physical Therapy, preschool after school care, and summer program
  • Easter Seal Child Development Center
    School for all kind of Special Needs kids- from birth to 5 years of age

    • Location: 1219 Dunn Ave. Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    • Phone: 888-259-4568
    • Website: http://fl.easterseals.com
    • Childcare center and Charter School from birth to 5 years of age, Deaf and hard of hearing services, Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, Physical Therapy, preschool after school care, and summer program.
  • First Hope at Classical School
    Christian School for Special Needs Kids

    • Location: 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805
    • Phone: 407-206-8801
    • Fax: (407) 206-8700
    • Email: pattymyers@thefirstacademy.org
    • Website: http://thefirstacademy.org
    • We address behavioral, social, motor deficits, sensory needs, and educational goals uniquely created for each individual child.
  • LIFE SKILLS ACADEMY
    transitional academic and Therapeutic School to prepare a child to function in a regular classroom

    • Location: 1016 Spring Villas Pointe, Ste. 1030, Winter Springs, FL 32708
    • Phone: 407-629-9455
    • Email: sensory@earthlink.net
    • Website: www.lifeskillscenter.com
    • A transitional, intensive academic and Therapeutic School for children who have Learning Disabilities and who are presently challenged by a Traditional School Program.
  • The Academy of Ability
    School for children motor and learning challenges

    • Location:6239 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando, FL 32835
    • Phone: 407-295-6966
    • Email:academy@play-able.com
    • Website: www.play-able.com
    • The Academy of Ability is a school with specialized curriculum that promotes life skills development in conjunction with academics serving children with motor and learning challenges, emphasizing enrollment for children with cerebral palsy. Our specialized curriculum is individualized to meet each students needs for academic learning and physical development for independent learning and living.
  • The Star Center
    Personalized educational and behavior programs for children with autism and related disabilities

    • Location: Melbourne, FL
    • Phone: 888-554-6558
    • Email: drdcaro@aol.com
    • Website: www.StarCenterForAutism.com
    • More than just a school, The Star Center is a family environment designed and operated to promote growth and development through scientific learning principles and lots of love.
    • Here you will find among the finest, professionally qualified and talented individuals who are committed to serving a team of terrific kids.

Organizations

  • ADHD News
    Features news about medication, parent coaching, school, legal issues concerning special education, and more.

  • Christian ADHD Homeschoolers
    Support, articles, Bible studies, free child training resources and other information about ADD/ADHD.

  • Attention Deficit Disorder Association
    Education, research, and public advocacy

    • www.add.org
    • ADDA is an organization built around the needs of adults and young adults with ADD and ADHD. Its mission is to help people with ADD lead happier, more successful lives through education, research, and public advocacy. It seeks to serve individuals with ADD, as well as those who love, live with, teach, counsel, and treat those who do.

AMPUTEE

Books

  • Different Dream Parenting
    By Jolene Philo

    • Website: www.differentdream.com
    • Raising a Special Needs Child not only requires patience, but also the assistance of others. In the book Different Dream Parenting, Jolene Philo shares from her own experiences, offering hope to families of special needs children. Find practical help, extensive advice about resources, and encouraging spiritual guidance.
  • Helping Kids Through Tough Times
    By Doris E. Sanford, Graci Evans (Illustrator)

  • Parents of Children with Disabilities
    by Press Barnhill, D.B.A. & Gena P. Barnhill, Ph.D.

    • Website: http://clcnetwork.org/clc-store
    • “As a parent of a child with a disability, I find this book to be an immensely valuable resource. The Barnhills offer practical help for navigating the emotional and relational pitfalls common to those in our situation. Their advice is concrete, realistic, and encouraging.”
  • Sometimes Miracles Hide
    by Bruce Carroll, Howard Publishing Co.

    • Website: http://www.amazon.com/Sometimes-Miracles-Hide-Bruce-Carroll/dp/158229335X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1309450953&sr=1-1
    • From the Publisher: This tremendously touching book is inspired by the stirring letters Bruce Carroll received from those who were impacted by his song “Sometimes Miracles Hide.” In these deeply moving letters of poured-out hearts and portraits of faith, you will see how God took what was first perceived as bleak news and circumstances and turned it into a miracle of discovery and devotion. Along with letters from people who discovered the “hidden miracles” of the Great Miracle Maker, you will be touched and encouraged by “victory stories” of special children and their families, beautiful Scripture prayers, and inspirational messages. Includes CD.

Camps

  • Camp Barnabas
    Life-changing opportunities to people with special needs in a Christian camp setting

    • Location: Rt 2 Box 131 Purdy, MO 65734
      Phone: 417-476-2565
      Website: http://www.campbarnabas.org
      Camp Barnabas exists to offer childhood experiences to kids who have been robbed of them by disease or disability. Each summer, Camp Barnabas provides encouragement for literally hundreds of campers, empowering them to live more fully through faith. This spiritual gift of encouragement, the hallmark of Barnabas, one of the least known of Christ’s latter disciples, helps campers face and challenge their disability or illness with courage.
  • Camp Challenge
    Swimming, nature, singing and crafts…there is nothing we cannot accomplish together!

    • Website: http://fl.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=FLDR_campchallenge
      Fully accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA), Easter Seals Camp Challenge in Sorrento, near Orlando, offers camping programs for children and adults with disabilities.
      Camp Challenge satisfies the need in each of us for outdoor recreation, socializing with friends, and relaxing on a summer vacation.
      During the months of June and July, more than 250 adults and children with disabilities visit Camp Challenge to experience a traditional summer camp. The remainder of the year, campers enjoy respite weekend camps. This program provides a brief get-away for campers, while giving caretakers a test from constant care-giving.
      At Easter Seals Camp Challenge, campers participate in arts & crafts, nature activities, a universal high and low ropes course, music & dancing, outside entertainers, farm animals, and other camp activities.
  • Cristo Vive International
    Summer Camps fro kids with Special Needs

    • Website: http://www.cristovive.net/camp.html
    • Provide children and youth with disabilities and their families with an opportunity to experience the love of God and faith in Christ through a fun and engaging camp adventure.

Schools

  • Bright Beginnings
    School for all kind of Special Needs kids

    • Location: 2219 S. Woodland Blvd. Deland, FL 32720
    • Phone: 386-736-9849
    • An extended day pre-school and child care program for infants through age 4 with and without disabilities. The program operates from 7am-6pm Mon-Fri. The curriculum includes active indoor and outdoor activities, creative and imaginative play, language development, and discovery centers. For the children with disabilities, the program includes an early intervention component, therapy, parenting services, accessible facilities, and adaptive equipment.
    • Bright Beginnings serves able-bodied children and children who are developmentally delayed or at-risk of delay, or who have been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome, visual or hearing impairments, or speech and language disorders.
  • Easter Seals Charter School
    School for all kind of Special Needs kids – Pre-K 3-5

    • Location: 2219 South Woodland Blvd. Deland FL 32720
    • Phone: 386-736-9849
    • Website: http://fl.easterseals.com
    • Deaf and hard of hearing services, Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, Physical Therapy, preschool after school care, and summer program
  • Easter Seal Child Development Center
    School for all kind of Special Needs kids- from birth to 5 years of age

    • Location: 1219 Dunn Ave. Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    • Phone: 888-259-4568
    • Website: http://fl.easterseals.com
    • Childcare center and Charter School from birth to 5 years of age, Deaf and hard of hearing services, Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, Physical Therapy, preschool after school care, and summer program.
  • First Hope at Classical School
    Christian School for Special Needs Kids

    • Location: 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805
    • Phone: 407-206-8801
    • Fax: (407) 206-8700
    • Email: pattymyers@thefirstacademy.org
    • Website: http://thefirstacademy.org
    • We address behavioral, social, motor deficits, sensory needs, and educational goals uniquely created for each individual child.
  • LIFE SKILLS ACADEMY
    transitional academic and Therapeutic School to prepare a child to function in a regular classroom

    • Location: 1016 Spring Villas Pointe, Ste. 1030, Winter Springs, FL 32708
    • Phone: 407-629-9455
    • Email: sensory@earthlink.net
    • Website: www.lifeskillscenter.com
    • A transitional, intensive academic and Therapeutic School for children who have Learning Disabilities and who are presently challenged by a Traditional School Program.
  • The Academy of Ability
    School for children motor and learning challenges

    • Location:6239 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando, FL 32835
    • Phone: 407-295-6966
    • Email:academy@play-able.com
    • Website: www.play-able.com
    • The Academy of Ability is a school with specialized curriculum that promotes life skills development in conjunction with academics serving children with motor and learning challenges, emphasizing enrollment for children with cerebral palsy. Our specialized curriculum is individualized to meet each students needs for academic learning and physical development for independent learning and living.
  • The Star Center
    Personalized educational and behavior programs for children with autism and related disabilities

    • Location: Melbourne, FL
    • Phone: 888-554-6558
    • Email: drdcaro@aol.com
    • Website: www.StarCenterForAutism.com
    • More than just a school, The Star Center is a family environment designed and operated to promote growth and development through scientific learning principles and lots of love.
    • Here you will find among the finest, professionally qualified and talented individuals who are committed to serving a team of terrific kids.

Organizations

  • The Amputee Coalition
    Education and support groups for people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences

  • Amputee Resource Foundation of America, Inc.
    Information and help services for amputees and their family

  • 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.

ATAXIA

Information

Books

  • Different Dream Parenting
    By Jolene Philo

    • Website: www.differentdream.com
    • Raising a Special Needs Child not only requires patience, but also the assistance of others. In the book Different Dream Parenting, Jolene Philo shares from her own experiences, offering hope to families of special needs children. Find practical help, extensive advice about resources, and encouraging spiritual guidance.
  • Helping Kids Through Tough Times
    By Doris E. Sanford, Graci Evans (Illustrator)

  • Parents of Children with Disabilities
    by Press Barnhill, D.B.A. & Gena P. Barnhill, Ph.D.

    • Website: http://clcnetwork.org/clc-store
    • “As a parent of a child with a disability, I find this book to be an immensely valuable resource. The Barnhills offer practical help for navigating the emotional and relational pitfalls common to those in our situation. Their advice is concrete, realistic, and encouraging.”
  • Sometimes Miracles Hide
    by Bruce Carroll, Howard Publishing Co.

    • Website: http://www.amazon.com/Sometimes-Miracles-Hide-Bruce-Carroll/dp/158229335X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1309450953&sr=1-1
    • From the Publisher: This tremendously touching book is inspired by the stirring letters Bruce Carroll received from those who were impacted by his song “Sometimes Miracles Hide.” In these deeply moving letters of poured-out hearts and portraits of faith, you will see how God took what was first perceived as bleak news and circumstances and turned it into a miracle of discovery and devotion. Along with letters from people who discovered the “hidden miracles” of the Great Miracle Maker, you will be touched and encouraged by “victory stories” of special children and their families, beautiful Scripture prayers, and inspirational messages. Includes CD.

Camps

  • Camp Barnabas
    Life-changing opportunities to people with special needs in a Christian camp setting

    • Location: Rt 2 Box 131 Purdy, MO 65734
      Phone: 417-476-2565
      Website: http://www.campbarnabas.org
      Camp Barnabas exists to offer childhood experiences to kids who have been robbed of them by disease or disability. Each summer, Camp Barnabas provides encouragement for literally hundreds of campers, empowering them to live more fully through faith. This spiritual gift of encouragement, the hallmark of Barnabas, one of the least known of Christ’s latter disciples, helps campers face and challenge their disability or illness with courage.
  • Camp Challenge
    Swimming, nature, singing and crafts…there is nothing we cannot accomplish together!

    • Website: http://fl.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=FLDR_campchallenge
      Fully accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA), Easter Seals Camp Challenge in Sorrento, near Orlando, offers camping programs for children and adults with disabilities.
      Camp Challenge satisfies the need in each of us for outdoor recreation, socializing with friends, and relaxing on a summer vacation.
      During the months of June and July, more than 250 adults and children with disabilities visit Camp Challenge to experience a traditional summer camp. The remainder of the year, campers enjoy respite weekend camps. This program provides a brief get-away for campers, while giving caretakers a test from constant care-giving.
      At Easter Seals Camp Challenge, campers participate in arts & crafts, nature activities, a universal high and low ropes course, music & dancing, outside entertainers, farm animals, and other camp activities.
  • Cristo Vive International
    Summer Camps fro kids with Special Needs

    • Website: http://www.cristovive.net/camp.html
    • Provide children and youth with disabilities and their families with an opportunity to experience the love of God and faith in Christ through a fun and engaging camp adventure.

Schools

  • Bright Beginnings
    School for all kind of Special Needs kids

    • Location: 2219 S. Woodland Blvd. Deland, FL 32720
    • Phone: 386-736-9849
    • An extended day pre-school and child care program for infants through age 4 with and without disabilities. The program operates from 7am-6pm Mon-Fri. The curriculum includes active indoor and outdoor activities, creative and imaginative play, language development, and discovery centers. For the children with disabilities, the program includes an early intervention component, therapy, parenting services, accessible facilities, and adaptive equipment.
    • Bright Beginnings serves able-bodied children and children who are developmentally delayed or at-risk of delay, or who have been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome, visual or hearing impairments, or speech and language disorders.
  • Easter Seals Charter School
    School for all kind of Special Needs kids – Pre-K 3-5

    • Location: 2219 South Woodland Blvd. Deland FL 32720
    • Phone: 386-736-9849
    • Website: http://fl.easterseals.com
    • Deaf and hard of hearing services, Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, Physical Therapy, preschool after school care, and summer program
  • Easter Seal Child Development Center
    School for all kind of Special Needs kids- from birth to 5 years of age

    • Location: 1219 Dunn Ave. Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    • Phone: 888-259-4568
    • Website: http://fl.easterseals.com
    • Childcare center and Charter School from birth to 5 years of age, Deaf and hard of hearing services, Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, Physical Therapy, preschool after school care, and summer program.
  • First Hope at Classical School
    Christian School for Special Needs Kids

    • Location: 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805
    • Phone: 407-206-8801
    • Fax: (407) 206-8700
    • Email: pattymyers@thefirstacademy.org
    • Website: http://thefirstacademy.org
    • We address behavioral, social, motor deficits, sensory needs, and educational goals uniquely created for each individual child.
  • LIFE SKILLS ACADEMY
    transitional academic and Therapeutic School to prepare a child to function in a regular classroom

    • Location: 1016 Spring Villas Pointe, Ste. 1030, Winter Springs, FL 32708
    • Phone: 407-629-9455
    • Email: sensory@earthlink.net
    • Website: www.lifeskillscenter.com
    • A transitional, intensive academic and Therapeutic School for children who have Learning Disabilities and who are presently challenged by a Traditional School Program.
  • The Academy of Ability
    School for children motor and learning challenges

    • Location:6239 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando, FL 32835
    • Phone: 407-295-6966
    • Email:academy@play-able.com
    • Website: www.play-able.com
    • The Academy of Ability is a school with specialized curriculum that promotes life skills development in conjunction with academics serving children with motor and learning challenges, emphasizing enrollment for children with cerebral palsy. Our specialized curriculum is individualized to meet each students needs for academic learning and physical development for independent learning and living.
  • The Star Center
    Personalized educational and behavior programs for children with autism and related disabilities

    • Location: Melbourne, FL
    • Phone: 888-554-6558
    • Email: drdcaro@aol.com
    • Website: www.StarCenterForAutism.com
    • More than just a school, The Star Center is a family environment designed and operated to promote growth and development through scientific learning principles and lots of love.
    • Here you will find among the finest, professionally qualified and talented individuals who are committed to serving a team of terrific kids.

Organizations

  • National Ataxia Foundation
    Support, education, and research for people affected by ataxia to help them improving their life

    • Location: National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752
    • Phone: (763)553-0020
    • Fax: (763) 553-0167
    • E-Mail: naf@ataxia.org
    • Website: www.ataxia.org
    • NAF is a membership supported, nonprofit organization established in1957 to help persons with ataxia and their families. The Foundation’s primary purpose is to support promising ataxia research and to provide vital programs and services for ataxia families.
  • Friedreich’s Ataxia Parents Group
    Forum for parents to share their unique experiences and knowledge about how they have learned to cope with ataxia in their family

    • Location: National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752
    • Phone: (763)553-0020
    • Fax: (763) 553-0167
    • E-Mail: fapginfo@fortnet.org
    • Website: www.faparents.org
    • Our online support group is an international group that includes parents and guardians of children with other childhood-onset ataxias. Email is a great forum for support and has remedied the isolation and loneliness many of us feel dealing with the challenges of raising children with these degenerative diseases. This website provides another forum for us to share our unique experiences and knowledge of how we’ve learned to cope with ataxia in our family.

AUTISM

Information

  • Autism fact sheet
    • What is Autism?

Books

  • Autism Is A Blessing
    by Patty Myers, A True Story of Hope and Faith

    • Location: 6970 Mapperton Dr, Windermere, FL 34786
      Phone: 407-877-1508
      Email: autismblessings@aol.com
      Website: www.autismblessing.com
      A True Story of Hope and Faith, this book will be a great resource for someone who is just learning of the diagnosis of autism or other special needs issues. It also gives hope for your journey. Read Patty’s book, visit her website, read and experience her journey and Charlie’s remarkable story.
  • Different Dream Parenting
    By Jolene Philo

    • Website: www.differentdream.com
    • Raising a Special Needs Child not only requires patience, but also the assistance of others. In the book Different Dream Parenting, Jolene Philo shares from her own experiences, offering hope to families of special needs children. Find practical help, extensive advice about resources, and encouraging spiritual guidance.
  • Helping Kids Through Tough Times
    By Doris E. Sanford, Graci Evans (Illustrator)

  • Parents of Children with Disabilities
    by Press Barnhill, D.B.A. & Gena P. Barnhill, Ph.D.

    • Website: http://clcnetwork.org/clc-store
    • “As a parent of a child with a disability, I find this book to be an immensely valuable resource. The Barnhills offer practical help for navigating the emotional and relational pitfalls common to those in our situation. Their advice is concrete, realistic, and encouraging.”
  • Sometimes Miracles Hide
    by Bruce Carroll, Howard Publishing Co.

    • Website: http://www.amazon.com/Sometimes-Miracles-Hide-Bruce-Carroll/dp/158229335X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1309450953&sr=1-1
    • From the Publisher: This tremendously touching book is inspired by the stirring letters Bruce Carroll received from those who were impacted by his song “Sometimes Miracles Hide.” In these deeply moving letters of poured-out hearts and portraits of faith, you will see how God took what was first perceived as bleak news and circumstances and turned it into a miracle of discovery and devotion. Along with letters from people who discovered the “hidden miracles” of the Great Miracle Maker, you will be touched and encouraged by “victory stories” of special children and their families, beautiful Scripture prayers, and inspirational messages. Includes CD.

Camps

  • Camp Barnabas
    Life-changing opportunities to people with special needs in a Christian camp setting

    • Location: Rt 2 Box 131 Purdy, MO 65734
      Phone: 417-476-2565
      Website: http://www.campbarnabas.org
      Camp Barnabas exists to offer childhood experiences to kids who have been robbed of them by disease or disability. Each summer, Camp Barnabas provides encouragement for literally hundreds of campers, empowering them to live more fully through faith. This spiritual gift of encouragement, the hallmark of Barnabas, one of the least known of Christ’s latter disciples, helps campers face and challenge their disability or illness with courage.
  • Camp Challenge
    Swimming, nature, singing and crafts…there is nothing we cannot accomplish together!

    • Website: http://fl.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=FLDR_campchallenge
      Fully accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA), Easter Seals Camp Challenge in Sorrento, near Orlando, offers camping programs for children and adults with disabilities.
      Camp Challenge satisfies the need in each of us for outdoor recreation, socializing with friends, and relaxing on a summer vacation.
      During the months of June and July, more than 250 adults and children with disabilities visit Camp Challenge to experience a traditional summer camp. The remainder of the year, campers enjoy respite weekend camps. This program provides a brief get-away for campers, while giving caretakers a test from constant care-giving.
      At Easter Seals Camp Challenge, campers participate in arts & crafts, nature activities, a universal high and low ropes course, music & dancing, outside entertainers, farm animals, and other camp activities.
  • Cristo Vive International
    Summer Camps fro kids with Special Needs

    • Website: http://www.cristovive.net/camp.html
    • Provide children and youth with disabilities and their families with an opportunity to experience the love of God and faith in Christ through a fun and engaging camp adventure.

Schools

  • Bright Beginnings
    School for all kind of Special Needs kids

    • Location: 2219 S. Woodland Blvd. Deland, FL 32720
    • Phone: 386-736-9849
    • An extended day pre-school and child care program for infants through age 4 with and without disabilities. The program operates from 7am-6pm Mon-Fri. The curriculum includes active indoor and outdoor activities, creative and imaginative play, language development, and discovery centers. For the children with disabilities, the program includes an early intervention component, therapy, parenting services, accessible facilities, and adaptive equipment.
    • Bright Beginnings serves able-bodied children and children who are developmentally delayed or at-risk of delay, or who have been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome, visual or hearing impairments, or speech and language disorders.
  • Easter Seals Charter School
    School for all kind of Special Needs kids – Pre-K 3-5

    • Location: 2219 South Woodland Blvd. Deland FL 32720
    • Phone: 386-736-9849
    • Website: http://fl.easterseals.com
    • Deaf and hard of hearing services, Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, Physical Therapy, preschool after school care, and summer program
  • Easter Seal Child Development Center
    School for all kind of Special Needs kids- from birth to 5 years of age

    • Location: 1219 Dunn Ave. Daytona Beach, FL 32114
    • Phone: 888-259-4568
    • Website: http://fl.easterseals.com
    • Childcare center and Charter School from birth to 5 years of age, Deaf and hard of hearing services, Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, Physical Therapy, preschool after school care, and summer program.
  • First Hope at Classical School
    Christian School for Special Needs Kids

    • Location: 2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, FL 32805
    • Phone: 407-206-8801
    • Fax: (407) 206-8700
    • Email: pattymyers@thefirstacademy.org
    • Website: http://thefirstacademy.org
    • We address behavioral, social, motor deficits, sensory needs, and educational goals uniquely created for each individual child.
  • LIFE SKILLS ACADEMY
    transitional academic and Therapeutic School to prepare a child to function in a regular classroom

    • Location: 1016 Spring Villas Pointe, Ste. 1030, Winter Springs, FL 32708
    • Phone: 407-629-9455
    • Email: sensory@earthlink.net
    • Website: www.lifeskillscenter.com
    • A transitional, intensive academic and Therapeutic School for children who have Learning Disabilities and who are presently challenged by a Traditional School Program.
  • The Academy of Ability
    School for children motor and learning challenges

    • Location:6239 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando, FL 32835
    • Phone: 407-295-6966
    • Email:academy@play-able.com
    • Website: www.play-able.com
    • The Academy of Ability is a school with specialized curriculum that promotes life skills development in conjunction with academics serving children with motor and learning challenges, emphasizing enrollment for children with cerebral palsy. Our specialized curriculum is individualized to meet each students needs for academic learning and physical development for independent learning and living.
  • The Star Center
    Personalized educational and behavior programs for children with autism and related disabilities

    • Location: Melbourne, FL
    • Phone: 888-554-6558
    • Email: drdcaro@aol.com
    • Website: www.StarCenterForAutism.com
    • More than just a school, The Star Center is a family environment designed and operated to promote growth and development through scientific learning principles and lots of love.
    • Here you will find among the finest, professionally qualified and talented individuals who are committed to serving a team of terrific kids.