Camp COAST (Children on the Autism Spectrum Together) is a summer day camp specifically for children with autism and developmental disabilities that allow them to feel comfortable in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. Camp COAST is designed to meet the needs of children between the ages of 5-10 (Camp COAST JR) and 11-16 (Camp COAST Middle) who are considered high functioning on the autism spectrum.

https://www.ymcasuncoast.org/blog/camp-coast-children-autism-spectrum-together
vshire@suncoastymca.org
1005 S Highland Ave
Clearwater FL 33756
727.461.9622
"We provide innovative camping experiences adapted for children with special needs ages 6-17, and young adults ages 18-30. Experiences offered include Weekend and Weeklong overnight and day Camp Sessions. Available for retreats and as a venue for events. Our goal is to nurture a community that encourages campers to reach their full potential, while exploring the outdoors, meeting new friends, and expanding their horizons through positive camp experiences.

www.campidlewildofflorida.com
mpasko@campidlewildofflorida.com
7602 Henry Drive
Land O Lakes FL 34638
813-790-8228

Center for Autism & Related Disabilities Water Safety

Social Activities
Students with ASD are our priority. CARD-USF offers a virtual water safety lesson for school aged children ages 2-8

http://card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu/docs/card_list_of_swim_lessons_2021.pdf
card-usf@usf.edu
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa FL 33612-3899
(813) 974-2532

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

Disability Achievement Center

Employment, Residential, Social Activities
The purpose of DAC is to promote the kinds of programs, services, activities which are designed specifically to assist people with disabilities in achieveing and maintaining an independent lifestyle.

http://www.mydacil.org/resources/
12552 Belcher Rd. S.
Largo FL 33773
(727) 539-7550

Dynasty Stars Dance Program

Social Activities
The Dynasty Stars Dance Program, founded by Dynasty Dance Clubs of Sarasota in early 2016, was designed to bring the joy of ballroom dancing to children and young adults with special needs. In this program, dancers will learn to prosper in creativity & self-confidence, and express themselves through music and movement.sarah.hawoth.dynasty@gmail.com
Sarah Hawoth
(941) 955-8558

Early Learning Coalition

Educational, Social Activities
The School Readiness program assists eligible families in obtaining affordable, high-quality child care. The program serves young children, age birth through 12 years old, from working families whose income or other risk factors could impact healthy child development. School Readiness funds pay a portion of child care costs based on a family’s income.

https://elcpinellas.net/for-families/school-readiness-programs/
2536 Countryside Blvd. Suite 500
Clearwater FL 33763
727-548-1439

Easterseals Florida- Camp Challenge

Social Activities
Camp Challenge provides a unique experience for children over 6 years of age and adults of any age with disabilities and special needs to have the opportunity to actively participate in camping activities, engage in social interaction with peers, and achieve life-changing experiences. From campfires to hiking on the nature trail to climbing the high ropes course, campers engage in a variety of enriching outdoor activities in a natural Florida setting.

https://www.easterseals.com/florida/our-programs/camping-recreation/camp-challenge.html
camp@fl.easterseals.com
31600 Camp Challenge Road
Sorrento FL 32776
Maggie Denk
352.383.4711 ext. 201

Equally Fit – Puzzle Pieces

Social Activities
Exercise and fitness plans for those with autism with a personal trainer who also has autism.

http://www.equallyfit.com/services.html#/
mefleming@equally-fit.com
12651 Race Track Road
Tampa FL 33626
Mark Fleming
(813) 475-5325

Great Connections at Great Explorations Children’s Museum (St. Pete)

Social Activities
On the 2nd Sunday of month from 10am-12pm - kids with special needs, their families and caregivers are welcome - lights and sounds are lowered, "cool down room," and sensory-friendly play in the museum.

https://greatex.org/programs/great-connections/
egray@greatex.org
1925 4th St N
St Petersburg FL 33704
(727) 821-8992 x209

Help Us Gather- HUG

Social Activities
HUG is a nonprofit that advocates for inclusion and connects people with disabilities to social events and activities. HUG accomplishes this by hosting monthly in-person events for adults with special needs. HUG also shares low-cost, adaptive events for children, teens and adults from 85+ local organizations in the Pinellas & Hillsborough County areas through web-based community calendars. You can learn more about HUG’s mission and see an intro video about us at helpusgather.org/about. Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/helpusgather/.

https://helpusgather.org/
ashley@helpusgather.org
1180 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Suite 201
Clearwater FL 33756
Ashley Richmond
(727) 489-5885

Inspire Equine Therapy Program

Social Activities, Therapeutic
Inspire Equine Therapy Program is an equine assisted service program that focuses on human and horse partnership thru various activities. Inspires\' programs focus on teens and adults with disabilities, disabled veterans, along with other individuals that are going thru a life challenge. Thru adaptive riding, carriage driving and equine facilitated learning programming, individuals can develop that partnership with the horse as they learn and grow. Inspire only accepts individuals ages 10 and older for programming so that they can develop a community for older individuals with disabilities.

https://www.inspireequinetherapyprogram.org
info@inspireequinetherapyprogram.org
1743 Doncaster Road
Clearwater FL 33764
(727) 348-7104

John Geigle YMCA

Social Activities
Our MASH program (mainstreaming adults seeking hope) is designed to enlighten, educate and spoil all of our amazing participants. We offer away events such as baseball games, scavenger hunts as well as events on site like creating rock gardens, talents shows and dances! This is just one of the amazing programs that we do offer at the Suncoast YMCA. sreierson@suncoastymca.org
1801 119th St. N.
Largo FL 33778
Sandy Reierson
727-776-0533
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

Kiddy Up Ranch

Social Activities
Equine-assisted activities to assist with cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of people with disabilities.

http://www.kiddyupranch.org/
tammy@kiddyupranch.org
​15232 Matis Rd
Hudson FL 34669
Tammy Sliger
​(727) 203-6595

Lumina Youth Choirs

Social Activities
Lumina Youth Choirs is a not-for-profit, choral arts organization for young people in Tampa Bay and the surrounding metropolitan area. Lumina offers singers grades 2 and up a fun, interactive, weekly program where practice and participation in choral music help them develop creativity, confidence, interpersonal communication, problem-solving skills, literacy, and more. LYC is a place where children are encouraged to develop their musical talents in a community of friends that share a love of music and singing. Our diversified program of vocal arts normally sustains six choirs that perform locally, nationally, and internationally in choral festivals, concert, and competition settings. Our choirs include Stele (adv. treble), Voci de Lumina (adv. chamber), Serata (tenors & basses), Amiaza (int. treble), Aurora (Children\'s Choir gr. 2-5), and our newest addition, Jubilare (singers with special needs ages 10 and up). Visit us at https://www.luminayouthchoirs.com for more information.

https://www.luminayouthchoirs.com/introducing-jubilare
info@luminayouthchoirs.net
P.O. Box 291129
Tampa FL 33687
(813) 290-7464
"Mindful Movement takes a 360-degree approach to helping individuals become their most well-balanced, educated, and healthy selves. We lead with a holistic approach and our mission is to serve adults and youth from underserved communities without access to this type of health information. Our programs focus on and consist of classes that teach beginning and advanced yoga postures, meditation, breathing techniques, and positive affirmations. The goal is for clients to discover their physical and mental strength in order to better understand and harness long term self-improvement. Health is wealth!"

Mindful Movement (mindfulmovementflorida.org)
sizemore0@aol.com
4310 Dr. MLK Jr. Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33703
Clayton Sizemore- Founder
908-721-2362

Miracle by the Bay

Social Activities
A nonprofit which was developed to champion all individuals with disabilities while providing social opportunities as well as various events and resources to our special needs community.

http://miraclebythebay.org/
mbtbfl@gmail.com
727-412-4292

On the Mat Martial Arts

Social Activities
At On the Mat Martial Arts our goal is to provide the most comprehensive, age-specific Martial Arts training available on the market today, known as SKILLZ . The SKILLZ Programs include an International evolution of Martial Arts, fitness and educational training that targets the age-specific needs in children. We’ve taken the coolest parts of Martial Arts from a variety of styles and combined them into action-packed curriculums that help children build skills that they can apply into every area of their life. This means children ages 3 and up will have a blast in their Martial Arts classes while learning valuable skills that enable them to be the best they can possibly be

https://www.onthematma.com/program/skillz/
info@onthematma.com
6980 Park Blvd.,
Pinellas Park FL 33781
Andrew Arquines
(727) 548-5425

Pinellas County Schools Exceptional Student Education

Educational, Social Activities
Provides quality services that support effective learning opportunities for all exceptional children.

https://www.pcsb.org/ese
301 Fourth Street S.W.
Largo FL 33779
(727)588-6032

Skyzone Clearwater

Social Activities
Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with sensory issues.

https://www.skyzone.com/programs/sensory-hours
Clearwater@skyzone.com
13000 66th Street
Largo FL 33773
(727) 900-5867

Skyzone Tampa

Social Activities
Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with sensory issues.

https://www.skyzone.com/programs/sensory-hours
jumpinfotampa@skyzone.com
10137 E Adamo Dr, Ste 800B
Tampa FL 33619
(813) 833-1740
Fitness We provide Free Group Fitness classes for individuals with developmental disabilities. These classes are for anybody we have certified coaches that help assist in the process. We also help prepare everyone to participate in the Special Olympics. Therapeutic Individuals with developmental disabilities deserve the opportunity to thrive in environments that can meet their social, physical, and emotional needs. Our caring and compassionate team utilizes therapeutic exercises and skillful manual therapy techniques to improve mobility, communication, and physical health. Group Home, Personal Support & Respite We offer more than just our fitness program. We are also a provider with Agency For Persons With Disabilities (APD). "

https://www.speciallyfitfoundation.com/
speciallyfitfoundation@gmail.com
(727) 831-2829

Surfer’s for Autism

Social Activities
We provide FREE surf sessions for children and adults with autism and other related developmental delays and disabilities. We host multiple surf events throughout the season, where participants are able make friends, experience something new, unlock unknown potential, as well as mingle with other families in a safe, fun, judgment-free environment. All donations and merchandise sales go to purchasing equipment and keeping our events FREE to our participants and families.

www.surfersforautism.org
info@surfersforautism.org
2201 SE Indian St.,
Stuart FL 34997
855-386-4273
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

We Rock the Spectrum Gym Clearwater

Social Activities
Provides children with a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. Our unique equipment assists all children in their neurological growth and development.

https://www.werockthespectrumclearwater.com/
info@werockthespectrumclearwater.com
12505 Starkey Rd. Suite H
Largo FL 33773
727.240.1785

We Rock the Spectrum Tampa

Social Activities
Provides children with a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. Our unique equipment assists all children in their neurological growth and development.

https://www.werockthespectrumtampa.com/
info@werockthespectrumtampa.com
1076 E Brandon Blvd, Suite 102
Brandon FL 33511
Valerie Bailey, Owner
(813) 571-1600

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