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

Social Activities
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.mcgee@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

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

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
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

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