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Featured Community Listings

Bright Thread Ministries | https://brightthreadsministries.org/
863-944-3047, BrightThreadsMinistries@gmail.com

All Ages- Welcoming Relationships in Congregations – We show churches how to weave people of ALL abilities into the fabric of congregational life. (Seminars, Consulting, Training Videos) Check out our new training videos: Casting Out Fear: Volunteers and Kids with Special Needs.

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.

HOPE Services | https://www.hopegetsjobs.com/

Serving the Tampa Bay area, cbray.hopeservices@gmail.com, see page 5 813-907-1903, Ages 15 and up – We partner with Vocational Rehabilitation to provide a full range of employment services to youth and adults, including vocational evaluations, pre-placement training, and on-the-job training, and pre-employment transition services for high school students. Our services are free.

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

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.

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.