Featured Community Listings

FRIENDS Down Syndrome West Florida | FriendsSupport.org
Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, & Hernando Counties, 813-245-2782, info@friendssupport.org
Serving all ages – Broad reaching educational services for families impacted by Down Syndrome in the West Florida/Tampa Bay Area. Providing financial, social support, and services in education and community integration for families impacted by Down Syndrome. Promoting the value, acceptance, and inclusion.

GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa | GiGisPlayhouse.org/tampa
Tampa, 813-843-7629, tampa@gigisplayhouse.org
Serving all ages – GiGi’s Playhouse Tampa is part of national nonprofit network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers offering free therapeutic, educational and career development programs to individuals with Down syndrome of all ages and their families.

Buddy Baseball | BuddyBaseball.org
Temple Terrace, 813-416-5742, Russ@BuddyBaseball.org
Ages 8 to 22 – Buddy Baseball is a non-competitive recreational league serving the Tampa Bay community for boys and girls with special needs. Each player is paired with a buddy to assist them as needed on the field and in the dugout. The league fosters friendships and breaks down barriers giving children with special needs the opportunity to play an organized sport.

We Rock the Spectrum | WeRockTheSpectrumTampa.com
1076 E. Brandon Blvd. #102, Brandon, FL 33511
info@werockthespectrumtampa.com, 813-571-1600
All Ages – Providing a fun and motivational environment to help children 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.

MacDonald Training Center (MTC) | macdonaldcenter.org
5420 W. Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607, 813-870-1300, EBarnes@macdonaldcenter.org
Ages 18 and up – Post-secondary educational, vocational and life skills enrichment resource for young people with autism and other disabilities who are aging out of the school system. MTC’s innovative life and job skills training curriculum, community based residential supports and employment placement services are designed to enhance independence and promote full inclusion.

Featured Tampa Educational Listings

Center Academy | CenterAcademy.com | McKay School Provider
Palm Harbor, 727-781-2986, infoPH@centeracademy.com
Multiple locations including Lutz, Riverview, Pinellas Park
4 – 12th Grade – Serving bright students who may have a learning difficulty or ADHD and students who thrive in a small, safe, and individualized setting. Providing students with a learning environment that facilitates the development of self confidence, motivation, and academic skills and gives students the opportunity to achieve success.

Focus Academy | FocusAcademyTampa.org | Charter School
304 Druid Hills Rd., Temple Terrace, 813-443-5558, info@focusacademytampa.org
Ages 14 – 22 – Focus Academy’s special needs education program for students ages 14-22 is structured with dual purposes: academic achievement and social success. We offer differentiated, individualized instruction, but emphasize a full high school experience including creative arts, physical education and state of the art technology. Our post-high school Transition Program moves students into the community to continue building independence, self-esteem, and workplace competence.

Hillsborough County School District | Exceptional Student Education
813-273-7025
Ages 3 to 21 – The HCPS Exceptional Student Education Department is dedicated to providing students with a continuum of services and programs to meet the individual needs of each student who is eligible for special education and related services, ages 3 through 21.

Featured Tampa Professional Listings

Montefu Consulting, Inc. | MontefuConsulting.com
10150 Highland Manor Drive, Ste.200, Tampa 33610
813-495-8787, contactus@montefuconsulting.com
Receive the Social Security benefits you deserve! Montefu Consulting can help guide you in your journey through the rough waters of Social Security Disability and SSI claims. We provide all services with no up-front fees and offer a free initial consultation.

The Law Offices of Laurie E. Ohall, PA | OhallLaw.com
1464 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, 33511, 813-438-8503, LOhall@OhallLaw.com
When you have a special needs child, not only do you worry about how they will be cared for from a health perspective, but you also worry about how to provide for them after you are gone. Parents of a special needs child need to be more careful and give more consideration to how they will leave their assets. Advance planning by parents can make all the difference in the life of the child with special needs, as well as for siblings who may be left with care-taking responsibilities.

Tom Nurse with Manning & Nurse | snadvice.com
3030 North Rocky Point Drive West, Suite 700, Tampa 33607
727-403-3513, tnurse@snadvice.com
Offering fee based financial advisory services to help families develop a integrated plan that provides for a continuum of care to meet the unique needs of your loved one over their lifetime. Together we’ll focus on protecting the value of family care and supports, while also integrating and appropriately accessing services and public supports including MedWaiver, APD, SSI, SSDI, VR, supplemental insurance, ABLE accounts, and Special Needs Trusts. We work in coordination with families and other professionals to create a positive and proactive plan for funding, saving, and protecting accumulated assets, so families can better address long term care needs and your vision of quality of life for your loved one.

Featured Tampa Therapy Listings

All About Speech & Language | aaspeech.com
6152 Delancey Station St, Ste 205, Riverview & 324 N Dale Mabry Hwy Ste 201, Tampa
813-616-4004, info@aaspeech.com
Toddler – Adult – Offering a unique approach to therapy that is reflective of the needs of clients and families. They provide quality and highly skilled speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and social skills services.