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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

ABA Solutions

Therapeutic
We provide applied behavior analysis assessments and therapies to address difficult behaviors, and any associated social, emotional or learning challenges.

https://abasolutionsinc.com/
lisa@abasolutionsinc.com (For Referrals)
7777 131st Street North, Suite 7
Seminole, FL 33776
727.492.5369
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

Actually Learn It

Educational
Actually Learn It is a locally woman-owned business by Dana Kollman. She is certified in Reading K-12, English 6-12, ESOL, and Ed Leadership. She has sixteen years of experience teaching struggling and high-achieving readers in Florida public and private schools. The company provides tutoring services for grades 2-8 in the areas of reading comprehension, phonics (via Reading Horizons methods), and language arts support.

www.actuallylearnit.com
mailto:danak@actuallylearnit.com
941-962-5782

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
Provides support and empowerment to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in need of support, housing, employment training, therapy and transportation.

https://www.thearctb.org/
1501 N. Belcher Road, Suite 249
Clearwater FL 33765
(727) 799-3330
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
Dr. Lisle at Bay Kids FL provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to uncover your child’s strengths and weaknesses, as well create an individualized recommendation plan.

"111 2nd Ave NE, Suite 906 St. Petersburg, FL 33701"
drlisle@baykidsfl.com
111 2nd Ave NE, Suite 906
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 623-9875

Becoming Wellness, LLC.

Caregiver Support, Therapeutic
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that provides individual counseling services via telehealth only at this current time. I am trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT). I currently accept private pay (cash, debit, credit and HSA/FSA cards), and Aetna, United Healthcare, Oxford plan and Oscar Health insurances.lm.becomingwellness@gmail.com
18801 N Dale Mabry Highway
Lutz FL
Lissette Muniz, LMHC
813-438-2120

Bernier Neuropsychology

Health and Wellness
At Bernier Neuropsychology we provide evaluations. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are providing a combination of face to face and tele-neuropsychology to reduce exposure time and risks. Neuropsychological Evaluations (12+), Capacity Evaluations, Psychological Evaluations, Pre-Bariatric Surgical Evaluations, Organ Transplant Surgery Evaluations, and Immigration Evaluations.

bernierneuropsychology.com
29605 US Highway 19 N Suite 310
Clearwater FL 33761
727-332-9535

Bilingual Speech Therapy of Clearwater

Health and Wellness, Therapeutic
Bilingual Speech Therapy of Clearwater (BSTC) is a speech-language pathology and occupational therapy private practice located in the heart of Clearwater, Florida. We see all ages from toddlers to adults. Our practice values success and tailors therapy to improve the quality of our patients’ lives. With more than 15 years of experience and being a well-connected practice, BSTC fosters relationships with physicians, therapists and other allied health experts. We are proud of our diversity offering speech, occupational and music therapies in both English and Spanish. We are currently accepting self pay clients and the following insurances: Medicaid-Staywell, CMS, Sunshine Health, Simply, Aetna Better Health, Molina and Coventry. We hope to be Medicare credentialed in the near future. We are adding new payers monthly, so please contact our office for the most-up-to-date information. We are pleased to serve our community, and we are ready to assist. Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bilingual-Speech-Therapy-of-Clearwater-107691214090614 Find us on Instagram: bilingual_speech_therapy

https://www.bstcflorida.com/
info@bstcflorida.com
1802 N Belcher Rd. Suite 110
Clearwater FL 33765
Raquel Fuentes-Zapata
(727) 201-2778
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

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"

CHEF AMI TAMPA BAY, LLC

Health and Wellness
Tampa's only Local Dinner Kit Delivery Service where we deliver easy delicious recipes and fresh pre-measured ingredients to your home or office!

https://www.facebook.com/chefamimeals
ELIJAH@CHEFAMI.COM
5214 Cone Rd,
Tampa FL 33610
Elijah Dickhaus
(813) 773-4719

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

Coastal Neuropsychology

Health and Wellness, Therapeutic
Our doctors are dedicated to providing quality and caring psychological and neuropsychological services. A collaborative and comprehensive approach is utilized in both psychotherapy and evaluation. Identifying and determining an individual’s strengths are important for effective treatment and subsequent growth.

http://www.coastalneuropsychology.com/
drcoppes@coastalneuropsychology.com
1700 N. McMullen Booth Rd, Ste C1,
Clearwater FL 373759
Phone (800) 687-1938 Fax (727) 495-7233
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

Decoding Dyslexia

Educational, Therapeutic
Decoding Dyslexia-Florida is a grass-roots organization started by a dedicated group of parents, educators, and professionals who have been personally touched by dyslexia through their children, students, or community members.

http://decodingdyslexiafl.org/
decodedyslexiaflorida@gmail.com

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

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

Goodnight Orthodontics

Health and Wellness
At Goodnight Orthodontics, you are the star. We place your smile goals, comfort, and unique needs as our top priorities. You will never be viewed as a number on a chart; instead, Dr. Mark Goodnight and our team will get to know you as the wonderful person you are. We’ll deliver gentle, effective, cutting-edge treatment that will skillfully shift your teeth into proper alignment. This will create a confident, healthy smile, just for you.

www.goodnightortho.com
braces@goodnightortho.com
2612315 W Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa FL 33626
Phone: (813) 302-7389 Fax: (813) 818-3040

Goodnight Orthodontics

Health and Wellness
At Goodnight Orthodontics, you are the star. We place your smile goals, comfort, and unique needs as our top priorities. You will never be viewed as a number on a chart; instead, Dr. Mark Goodnight and our team will get to know you as the wonderful person you are. We’ll deliver gentle, effective, cutting-edge treatment that will skillfully shift your teeth into proper alignment. This will create a confident, healthy smile, just for you.

www.goodnightortho.com
braces@goodnightortho.com
3223 South Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa FL 33629
Phone: (813) 805-0206 Fax: (813) 805-9806

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

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

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

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

Hitchcock Law Group

Legal Consulting
635 Court Street, Suite 202
Clearwater FL 33756

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

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

Intelligent

Educational
A resource to help make the SAT prep process easier for students, by providing both online and in-person SAT prep courses offered nationwide. Where core factors such as flexible scheduling, adaptable formats, and most important personalized instruction were researched and considered to provide the best options for your college bound student.

https://www.intelligent.com/best-sat-prep-courses-and-classes/
hello@intelligent.com
1414 NE 42ND ST, STE 400
Seattle WA 98105
(800) 203-5102

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

John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Autism Program

Health and Wellness
The Autism Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s provides comprehensive assessment and diagnostic services for children and adolescents with known or suspected autism spectrum disorder. Our team believes the first years of life are critical to a child’s development and are particularly important for children with ASD. The greatest progress is made through direct care provided by a comprehensive team of experts working together. We also include the family as part of our care team and offer parents support, education and training.

https://www.hopkinsallchildrens.org/Services/Autism-Center
880 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-767-8035
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

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
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

Lighthouse Pediatric Therapy Partners

Educational, Therapeutic
At Lighthouse Pediatric Therapy Partners, we recognized a need for more pediatric therapy services in our community. Hillary Chisholm Hutchins and Alicia Capen, both experienced speech-language pathologists, opened Lighthouse in October 2017 in an attempt to fill that void. We are proud to offer many types of services and therapies for children, including speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, reading and math tutoring, and psycho-educational evaluation. We also provide support to parents and families.

http://lighthousepediatrictherapypartners.com/
Admin@LighthousePTP.com
412 12th Avenue North,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-344-9472

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

Metropolitan Ministries – Holiday

Holiday
Provides families in need with food for a full holiday meal at Thanksgiving and again at Christmas, along with toys for children. Please go to our website to learn more!

https://www.metromin.org/holiday-central/
2002 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa FL 33602
(813) 209-1000
"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

Movement with Meaning

Health and Wellness, Therapeutic
Pediatric Occupational Therapy services for children ages 1-21. We specialize in Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Anxiety, Learning Disorders, Down Syndrome, among other diagnoses. We are a trauma-informed organization specializing in reflex integration, sensory integration, social-emotional regulation, and anxiety reduction interventions for neurodiverse populations. We take pride in empowering children, their parents and their family units through unique challenges to feel independent and confident. We are an organization with over 15 years experience working with neurodiverse populations and their family units.

https://movementwithmeaningtampa.com
info@movementwithmeaningtampa.com
808 N Franklin Street- Unit 1616
Tampa FL 33602
Vanessa Fox
813-448-2858
"The Mr. Strong Foundation, Inc. wants to make sure that no special needs child be denied therapy services due to financial constraints and or lack of insurance coverage. The Mr. Strong Foundation, Inc. is providing financial assistance for therapy services (ie: behavioral, occupational, physical and speech to families with children who have special needs). Applicants must have a physical or mental disability that is recognized by the American Medical Association and is 18 years and younger."

http://mrstrongfoundation.org/about-us/
michelle@mrstrongfoundation.org
PO Box 56306
St. Petersburg FL 33732-6306
Michelle Morales

Music Therapy St. Pete

Therapeutic
Music Therapy is the research-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals through a therapeutic relationship with a board-certified music therapist. Research supports the effectiveness of MT for social and communication skills, academic and developmental maturation, physical rehabilitation, emotional support for clients and families, motivation to engage in treatment, patient satisfaction, cognitive orientation, and overall well-being and quality of life. Music Therapy St. Pete, LLC is proud to serve all ages and abilities, across Pinellas and surrounding counties. We are providing effective music therapy and adaptive music lessons online, as well as in our clinic in St. Pete, conveniently located on 5th Ave N near US-19 and I-275. We accept Gardiner scholarships, some insurances, and private payments. Our board-certified music therapists are eager to help you, your loved one, or your organization.

https://www.facebook.com/mtstpete
james@mtsp.com
4144 5th Ave N,
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 350-7897

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

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

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

Peninsula Pediatrics of Florida, LLC

Health and Wellness
Dr. Steven Moore is known for his amazing passion for helping the neurodiverse community and for having a way with serving them and their health needs. Looking for a great pediatrician. You won't be disappointed with Dr. Moore.

https://peninsulapediatricsfl.com/
manager@peninsulapediatricsfl.com
13131 66th St N
Largo FL 33733
Cassandra Lindsey
(727) 228-7000

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 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

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

PinellasWorks

Employment
PinellasWorks is helping Pinellas County job seekers with occupational skills training and helping businesses find the skilled labor they need.

https://www.careersourcepinellas.com/pinellasworks/
pinellasworks@careersourcepinellas.com
2312 Gulf to Bay Boulevard
Clearwater FL 33765
727-524-4344

Preschool Prep Program at Creative Behavior Solutions (ABA)

Educational, Therapeutic
We provide high quality ABA therapy in home, school, community or any of our three clinic locations around Pinellas county. We are in network with all major insurances as well as with CMS title 19 and CMS title 21 plans. Creative Behavior Solutions has specialties in Autism, Down Syndrome, TBI, Food rejection, ADHD, and other comorbidities. Call us today to find out about our Early Entrance Program.

https://creativebehaviorso.wixsite.com/cbsaba
creativebehaviorsolutions@gmail.com
12505 Starkey Road, STE K.,
Largo FL 33773
(727) 280-6643

Preserve Vision Florida

Health and Wellness
9200 Seminole Boulevard – Second Floor
Seminole FL 33772
813-874-2020 x 4024

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
Let’s face it, being a parent of a struggling student is tough. So is being a struggling student. At Russell Coaching, we walk with you on your journey. Along the way we provide support, resources, and tools to help you and your student transform chaos into calm.

https://www.facebook.com/drnorrinerussell/;
drrussell@russellcoaching.com
13919 Carrollwood Village Run #9
Tampa FL 33618
212-716-1161

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

Smile Builders

Health and Wellness
Our dentists and team proudly offer special needs pediatric dentistry in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Robyn Lesser, Dr. Donna Nichols and Dr. Ashley Tate have experience working with special needs patients and love doing so. Our team at Smile Builders Pediatric Dentistry is friendly and gentle and will take the time with your child to help them feel comfortable in the dental chair. Our office offers a complimentary field trip for any child. They can come in, take a ride in the chair, touch/feel our tools, receive a prize, and go home. Often, these field trips acclimate the child to our office and end up resulting in a positive experience when they get their cleaning.

www.smilebuilders4kids.com
office@smilebuilders4kids.com
6415 Sheldon Rd.
Tampa, FL 33615
813-880-0100

Smile Builders

Health and Wellness
Our dentists and team proudly offer special needs pediatric dentistry in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Robyn Lesser, Dr. Donna Nichols and Dr. Ashley Tate have experience working with special needs patients and love doing so. Our team at Smile Builders Pediatric Dentistry is friendly and gentle and will take the time with your child to help them feel comfortable in the dental chair. Our office offers a complimentary field trip for any child. They can come in, take a ride in the chair, touch/feel our tools, receive a prize, and go home. Often, these field trips acclimate the child to our office and end up resulting in a positive experience when they get their cleaning.

www.smilebuilders4kids.com
office@smilebuilders4kids.com
2116 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698
727-285-8184

Special Needs Lawyers

Legal Consulting
Special Needs Lawyers, P.A. is a unique Florida law firm because of it’s four Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorneys. Our attorneys are experts in the fields of Medicaid, Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships, Guardian Advocacy, Long Term Care Planning, and Elder Law. We listen and take the time to understand your concerns and we understand the unique challenges of planning for a \"special needs\" beneficiary. Let us use that experience to help you and your family navigate through these various challenges.

https://specialneedslawyers.com/
kimarie@specialneedslawyers.com
901 Chestnut Street, Suite C,
Clearwater, FL 33756
Kimarie Gregory- Office Manager
Phone number: 727-443-7898 Fax number: 727-631-0970
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

Sunny Bay ABA

Therapeutic
Sunny Bay ABA is a company located in Saint Petersburg, Florida that offers families Applied Behavior Analysis services. We are a small company that only accepts TRICARE at this time. We offer our services in home, in the community, and at school.gmondello@sunnybayaba.com
2635 2ND AVE N
SAINT PETERSBURG, FL 33713
Gabrielle Mondello
727-710-3432

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

Sutton Psychology Services

Health and Wellness, Therapeutic
We provide evaluations and therapy to infants, children, adolescents and adults. Areas of expertise include autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and learning disabilities.

https://www.suttonpsych.com/
daniellesuttonphd@gmail.com
17409 Bridge Hill Court
Tampa FL 33647
Dr. Sutton
813-857-0009
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

The Richard B. Funk Center for Great Expectations (The Arc Tampa Bay)

Therapeutic
The Richard B. Funk Center for Great Expectations is a clinic that provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 2-12.

https://www.thearctb.org/aba-therapy-experts
sharrell@thearctb.org
1501 N. Belcher Rd Ste. 249
Clearwater FL 33765
Sonia Harrell
(727) 799-3330
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

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
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