Free three-digit phone number for information about local human service information: referrals, suicide prevention emotional support, care coordination & screening services 24 hours a day from any phone.

https://211tampabay.org/
media@211tampabay.org
5500 Rio Vista Drive, Suite 5500
Clearwater FL 33760
211
ABLE United, Florida’s qualified ABLE program, was designed specifically for Floridians diagnosed with Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, cognitive and development disabilities, as well as mental health disorders. ABLE accounts are a tax-free savings and investment account that generally do not impact eligibility for public benefit programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income. The best part is, anybody can contribute, and funds can be used to pay for qualified disability expenses like doctor’s appointments, transportation, housing, education, and even everyday living expenses including groceries. Enrolling is quick, easy and free. Get started today at ableunited.com.

https://www.ableunited.com
john.finch@ableunited.com
(888)524-2253

Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)

Caregiver Support, Therapeutic
APD works with local organizations and private providers to support people who have developmental disabilities and their families in living, learning, and working in their communities. APD identifies the service needs of people with developmental disabilities, and those individuals may receive social, medical, behavioral, residential, and/or therapeutic services.

https://apd.myflorida.com/
Michael.Taylor@apdcares.org
1313 North Tampa Street, Suite 515,
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 1-800-615-8720 Fax: (813) 233-4302
Dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support, increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism, and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/help-and-information
help@autismspeaks.org
1060 State Road – 2nd Floor
Princeton NJ 08540
407-473-0309

Center for Autism Related Disorders (CARD)

Caregiver Support, Employment, Therapeutic
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD®) is the world’s largest autism treatment provider.

https://www.centerforautism.com/
info@centerforautism.com
21600 Oxnard St. Suite 1800
Woodland Hills CA 91367
(877) 448-4747
"ADHD is medically and legally recognized as a treatable yet potentially serious disorder, affecting up to nine percent of all children, and approximately four percent of adults. Today, children with ADHD are eligible for special education services or accommodations within the regular classroom when needed, and adults with ADHD may be eligible for accommodations in the workplace under the Americans with Disabilities Act. CHADD is a success story, inspired by the desire of countless parents to see their children with ADHD succeed. From one parent support group in Florida, the organization grew dramatically to become the leading non-profit national organization for children and adults with ADHD.

https://chadd.org/
customer_service@chadd.org
4221 Forbes Blvd Suite 270
Lanham MD 20706
Tel: 301-306-7070 Fax: 301-306-7090"

Children’s Home Network

Caregiver Support, Therapeutic
At the Children's Home Network, we unlock the potential of at-risk children and families by providing compassionate and effective services that create opportunities for success. Qualifying families receive services FREE of charge.

https://www.childrenshomenetwork.org/
10909 Memorial Highway
Tampa FL 33615
Andra Geler
(727) 785-2762 Ext. 224

Children’s Home Network Pinellas Support Team (PST) Program

Caregiver Support, Health and Wellness, Therapeutic
The PST Program is open and accepting referrals to provide counseling services to children and their families. We are here to assist families in adjusting to the new normal and learn additional coping strategies so they can remain healthy and whole during this most unusual time. Qualifying families receive services FREE of charge! We have flexible hours, including evenings, and weekends! -Assessment -Behavior Modification -Individual and Family Counseling -Tutoring

https://www.childrenshomenetwork.org/pinellas-support-team
ageler@childrenshomenetwork.org
Andra Geler
Phone: (727) 785-2762 Ext. 224 Cell: (813) 860-9344 Fax: (727) 781-8729

City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department, Therapeutic Recreation

Caregiver Support, Health and Wellness, Social Activities, Therapeutic
Therapeutic Recreation (TR) is a process that uses recreation, leisure and play to help participants reach identified goals and improve their holistic well-being. Our TR Division's mission is to provide recreation, leisure and play opportunities for individuals in the community with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities. We strive to improve the quality of life for as many people as possible.

https://www.stpeteparksrec.org/therapeutics/
alyssa.elsner@stpete.org
1600 72nd St N
St. Petersburg FL 33710
(727) 893-7899
Autism support, ABA Therapy, Mental Health Services, and Testing (They do not take insurance)

https://www.thecostellocenter.com/
info@thecostellocenter.com
8081 38th Avenue North
St. Petersburg FL 33710
727.345.2667

Family Network on Disabilities (FND)

Caregiver Support, Legal Consulting
Free services to family with disabilities - IEP help, IDEA laws, resources in Special Education process, Parent Support and Training

https://fndusa.org/who-we-are/about-us-2/
fnd@fndusa.org
26750 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 410
Clearwater FL 33761
813-407-8013

Feeding Tampa Bay

Caregiver Support
Focuses on providing food to over 1 million food insecure families in the 10-county area of West Central Florida.

https://feedingtampabay.org/
info@feedingtampabay.org
4702 Transport Drive, Building 6
Tampa FL 33605
813.254.1190

FL Dept. of Education Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Caregiver Support, Employment
A state agency that helps people with physical and mental disabilities prepare for, get, advance in or keep a job.

http://rehabworks.org/resources.shtml
ombudsman@vr.fldoe.org
325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1144
Tallahassee FL 32399-0400
(813) 559-6456

Florida Center for Inclusive Communities

Caregiver Support, Employment
Programs & resources for early childhood through adult; health resources and early childhood and autism programs.

http://flfcic.fmhi.usf.edu/
flcic@usf.edu
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MHC 2113A
Tampa FL 33612
(813) 974-4612

Florida Department of Health

Caregiver Support, Health and Wellness
Immunizations; Clinical and Nutritional Services; Environmental Health Services, Infections Disease Services; Wellness Programs; Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning and Training

http://pinellas.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/index.html
Info.PinCHD52@flhealth.gov
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee FL 32311
727-824-6900

FLORIDA DIAGNOSTIC & LEARNING RESOURCES SYSTEM- FDLRS Gulfcoast

Caregiver Support, Educational
FDLRS Parent Services provides information, training, and support to districts and families, in order to promote effective parent participation in the education of children who are exceptional and/or have special needs. Parent services include assistance in the development of family-friendly programs, training and support for services for children with disabilities, and the support of partnerships between schools and parents to support student achievement.

https://www.fdlrsgulfcoast.org/parent-services
massimom@pcsb.org
2929 County Road 193
Clearwater FL 33759
Marty Massimo
Phone: 727-793-2723 Fax: 727-793-2730

Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas, Inc.

Caregiver Support, Therapeutic
This resource manual promotes healthy pregnancies, babies, and families by facilitating access to resources through community partnerships while advancing racial equity and cultural responsiveness.

http://healthystartpinellas.org/resource-manual/
info@healthystartpinellas.org
4000 Gateway Centre Boulevard, Suite 200
Pinellas Park FL 33782
727-507-6330

High Point Family Center

Caregiver Support
Serves the ethnically diverse and economically challenged neighborhood by providing financial assistance, education,an after-school care program and numerous other services. With a focus on children, The High Point Neighborhood Family Center enhances the quality our lives.

http://www.highpointfamilycenter.org/
CRHolloway@hpnfc.org
5812 150th Ave N
Clearwater FL 33760
Family Support Specialist
727-533-0730 x110

Holiday Lane Market Place

Caregiver Support, Holiday
Holiday Lane Market Place will be available to all families in need, who are not already enrolled in a holiday giving program. Families do not have to be PEMHS clients to participate. This is a drive-through event. ​​Wrapping paper, tape, and gift tags will be available to wrap and personalize your gifts while supplies last. Staff will shop for registered participants who will receive an email confirmation with pickup instructions. Visit our website to get all the info.

http://pemhs.org/holiday-lane-2021/
info@pemhs.org
PEMHS Palm Way Campus *DRIVE-THRU EVENT* 1614 Palm Way
Largo FL 33771
727-303-1903
The Juvenile Welfare Board exists to strengthen the lives of children and families in Pinellas County by providing programs, services, and initiatives so children are ready to learn, ready to succeed, and ready to thrive in homes, schools, and neighborhoods that are healthy and safe.

https://www.jwbpinellas.org/
Communications@jwbpinellas.org
14155 58th St N
Clearwater FL 33760
727.453.5600

JWB Childhood Hunger Initiative

Caregiver Support
Pinellas County Schools Offers Free Meals for ALL Kids: Food Pantries; Meals on Wheels 4 kids

www.jwbpinellas.org/childhood-hunger
Communications@jwbpinellas.org
14155 58th St N
Clearwater FL 33760
727-533-0730

Katie Merricks Counseling, LLC

Caregiver Support, Health and Wellness, Therapeutic
We believe in using a collaborative and supportive approach as we provide therapy and psychological assessment services for children, adolescents and adults.

www.drkatiemerricks.com
info@katiemerrickscounseling.com
1700 N. McMullen Booth Rd. STE C-1
Clearwater, FL 33759
(727) 228-2388
Let’s Talk’ is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone and get access to mental health and substance use services, 24/7/365. No matter what you’re dealing with, there are people who can help.

https://letstalktampabay.org/find-services/
info@TampaBayThrives.org
1002B S. Church Ave. P.O. Box 18051
Tampa FL 33679
833-DIAL-111

Nami Pinellas County Florida

Caregiver Support, Health and Wellness
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Pinellas supports individuals & loved ones affected by mental illness so that they can build better lives. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979, has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are in our community to raise awareness, provide support and education for the one in five adults affected by a mental health condition.

www.nami-pinalles.org
office@nami-pinellas.org
PO Box 12773
St. Petersburg FL 33733
727-826-0807
Medical Clinic Olive Health LLC is an innovative health practice that is committed to shifting the status quo in healthcare. ​ Our practice aims to provide an environment where people can come for an encompassing healthcare experience. We aim to create a tailored healthcare experience that addresses the needs of each unique individual. Our providers have a unique connection to the special needs community and offer specialized services to Special Olympic athletes. The wellness programs created by the nurse practitioner team targets improving the health of the special needs community while inspiring everyone to take a stand for their health. The practice offers wellness, primary care, aesthetic, and concierge healthcare at an affordable and accessible price. We are on a mission to change the world through positive and results driven healthcare and wellness.

https://www.olivehealthfl.com/
(813) 389-9474

PALS – Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Caregiver Support
Helps children develop the skills needed for successful communication, feeding and swallowing. These skills can affect all aspects of daily life, from communicating basic needs, to developing social skills, to progress in school.

https://www.hopkinsallchildrens.org/Services/Rehabilitation/Speech-Language-and-Feeding-Services
501 6th Avenue South
St. Petersburg FL 33701
727-767-4141

Parents as Teachers Plus

Caregiver Support, Therapeutic
Matching parents and caregivers with trained professionals who make regular personal home visits during a child’s earliest years in life, from prenatal through kindergarten.

https://parentsasteachers.org
customerservice@parentsasteachers.org
(866) 728-4968

Personal Enrichment Through Mental Health Services

Caregiver Support, Health and Wellness, Therapeutic
"Programs include a 24-hour suicide hotline, emergency screening, and crisis intervention services, inpatient services for adults and children, and community-based programs, in-home counseling, targeted case management, and psychiatric services to children between the ages of 5-19 who are experiencing behavioral, emotional and/or other mental health difficulties.

http://pemhs.org/
info@pemhs.org
11254 58th Street N
Pinellas Park FL 33782
727.362.4227

Pinellas County Schools ESOL

Caregiver Support, Educational
Parents have the opportunity to learn about: Meeting School Academic Expectations, High School Graduation Requirements, Resources for success: Clever-PLP, District Application Programs (DAP), Duo Enrollment Program for HS, and other topics to support student’s success.

https://www.pcsb.org/Page/33273
301 4TH St. SW
Largo FL 33770
727-588-6000

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA)

Caregiver Support, Educational, Employment
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) makes it possible for people with disabilities to have better access to the community. PSTA Access eligibility process will encourage people to use regular PSTA fixed-route service whenever possible. In this way, PSTA is ensuring that PSTA Access will only be used by those who truly need the service. The eligibility process determines if a person has the ability to use the regular bus. It does not make decisions based on the type of disability you have or a specific diagnosis by a physician. Rather, it determines if you are able to do such things as travel to a bus stop, board a bus, and navigate the fixed route system. Eligibility for PSTA Access service is based on how a person's disability under ADA affects daily life activities which would prevent the use of accessible fixed-route service.

https://psta.net/programs/psta-access-paratransit/
(727) 540-1888

Residential Options of Florida

Caregiver Support, Residential
Residential Options of Florida (ROOF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to increase housing opportunities for Floridians with developmental disabilities.

https://flroof.org/
3050 Horseshoe Drive N, Suite 285
Naples FL 34104
239-774-7663
The Family Café exists to provide individuals with disabilities and their families with an opportunity for collaboration, advocacy, friendship and empowerment by serving as a facilitator of communication, a space for dialogue and a source of information.

https://familycafe.net/
info@familycafe.net
820 East Park Ave. Suite F-100
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 224-4670
Think College is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. With a commitment to equity and excellence, Think College supports evidence-based and student-centered research and practice by generating and sharing knowledge, guiding institutional change, informing public policy, and engaging with students, professionals and families.

https://thinkcollege.net
Institute for Community Inclusion UMass Boston
Boston Massachusetts 02125
(617) 287-4300
Thrively is a family website that helps kids discover and pursue their passions in life. Their approach is to focus on children’s strengths and introduce them to those activities where they are most likely to Thrive.

www.thrively.com
thrive@thrively.com
3900 W Alameda Ave, Suite 1200, CA
Burbank CA 91505
We are Understood.org. We are the lifelong guide for those who learn and think differently. In the past year, we’ve helped more than 20 million people discover their potentials, take control of their lives, and stay on positive paths.

https://www.understood.org/
info@understood.org
Understood For All Inc. 96 Morton Street, Floor 5
New York, NY 10014
646-757-3100
Renee Koutras is a passionate, caring, and skilled Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. She is also a certified ESE teacher and has experience with the 504 and IEP process. She is all too familiar with the complications that can come with living a life with neurodiversity and counts it a privilege and joy to support families no matter where they are on their journey. Call today to set up an appointment! She can't wait to meet you! wholeheartedcounseling100@gmail.com
3980 Tampa Road, Suite 205 S,
Oldsmar FL 34677
Renee Koutras
(727) 900-4393

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