Orlando Autism Resources

Developmental Center for Infants & Children/Early Steps
ArnoldPalmerHospital.com/hpc, 407-317-7430 Ext. 2121
0-36 Months – Serving young children and providing information and support to help parents access necessary services for their children and family such as: Case Management, PT, OT, Speech, Early Interventions, and more.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Chance 2 Dance | Chance2DanceFL.com
264 SR 436, Casselberry, 407-588-9589, support@chance2dancefl.org
Ages 3 and Older – Inclusive & Accommodating Dance Classes
We welcome everyone to join us in Central Florida’s only inclusive and accommodating dance studio! Multiple styles of dance offered from professional dancers who are certified in inclusion and special needs training. Call to schedule a free trial.

GOALS Little Linksters Golf | LittleLinksters.com
Orlando, 321-278-1612, nonprofit@LittleLinksters.com
Ages 3 to 18 – G.O.A.L.S. (Golf Outreach Advances Life Skills) brings the game of golf to children, regardless of special needs. Golf teaches skills that will help children in every aspect of their lives. Ask about a FREE trial month!

employU | employu.org
Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, St. Lucie, Lake, Polk, & Marion Counties
407-598-0202, info@employu.org
Empowering individuals with the knowledge, connections and confidence required to embark on a new sustainable career. We currently serve over 20 Counties and have opened multiple offices all conveniently located within minutes of local VR Offices.

Tampa Autism Resources

USF Bay Area Early Steps | health.usf.edu/medicine/pediatrics/early-steps
Serving Hillsborough & Polk County, 813-974-0602
0 to 36 months – USF Bay Area is Florida’s early intervention system offers services to eligible infants and toddlers (birth to thirty-six months) with significant delays or a condition likely to result in a developmental delay.

Guardian Haven Academy | guardianhaven.com
3801 Corporex Park Drive, Suite 200, Tampa
813-400-2117, info@guardianhaven.com
We empower individuals with developmental disabilities by providing adult day programs, supported employment, transition services, and therapeutic services in the areas of speech, physical, occupational, and music therapy.

MacDonald Training Center (MTC) | macdonaldcenter.org
5420 W. Cypress Street, Tampa, EBarnes@macdonaldcenter.org
813-870-1300 – Educational, vocational post secondary resource for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and related disabilities. 12 month nationally recognized Technology Certificate programs. Innovative social skills career development and employment services to enhance independence and promote full inclusion.

Palm Beach Autism Resources

The Arc of Palm Beach County’s Potentials School | arcpbc.org
1201 Australian Ave., Rivera Beach, FL
561-842-3213 x146
Empowering students every day and giving them the opportunity to be engaged and included in our community to the greatest extent possible. A tuition-free, independently run, public school providing the best in education with integrated therapies in a safe, nurturing environment for exceptional children in Palm Beach County. At Potentials School we celebrate every milestone!

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Easterseals Florida – Early Steps | easterseals.com/florida
Palm Beach, 561-881-2882
0 to 36 months – Early Steps is Florida’s early intervention system that offers services to eligible infants and toddlers (birth to thirty-six months) with significant delays or a condition likely to result in a developmental delay. Getting help early puts your child on the right path to learn and develop at their full potential. Check to see if your child is eligible.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Camp Shalom at the Mandel JCC | CampShalom.org
5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens & 8500 Jog Road, Boyton Beach
Contact Rachel Karpeles: 561-712-5226
Multiple programs for campers with mild to moderate special needs including:
Tikvah-a social, recreational program for ages 6-22, Inclusion Camp-for campers
with mild exceptionalities and their neurotypical peers in grades K-8, Summer
School Fridays-for children who attend Summer School Monday through Thursday,
and Avodah-for independent teens and young adults who desire a more vocationally focused summer camp.

Sugar Sand Park Community Center | SugarSandPark.org
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
561-347-3900
All Ages – The Community Center houses the Children’s Science Explorium
and the Willow Theatre. They offer Community Center classes, parent lectures, sensory-friendly movies, sensory-friendly Explorium times. Plus special events,
carousel rides, and an all-access science playground. The park is free admission.

Miracle League (Baseball) | miracleleaguepalmbeachcounty.com
Miracle League Games are held at: 1905 SW 4th Avenue, Delray Beach
Contact Julia Kadel: 561-414-4441
Ages 5 to 21 – Making it possible for children with physical and mental disabilities to achieve the dream to play ball. The field is complete with a cushioned synthetic turf to help prevent injuries, wheelchair accessible dugouts, and a completely flat surface to eliminate any barriers to the wheelchair bound or visually impaired
players. Buddies serve to assist players.

Space Coast Autism Resources

Angels Bridging Gaps | Facebook.com/AngelsBridgingGaps
First Baptist Church of Malabar
631-807-2974, jbyearby@angelsbridginggaps.org
Parent support organization dedicated to helping families and individuals affected by varying levels of ASD ranging from Autism to Aspergers by providing emotional support, education, socialization, and to serve as a resource to inform parents of community services, activities, programs, and available treatment options – both local and national.

employU | employu.org
Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, St. Lucie, Lake, Polk, & Marion Counties
407-598-0202, info@employu.org
Empowering individuals with the knowledge, connections and confidence required to embark on a new sustainable career. We currently serve over 20 Counties and have opened multiple offices all conveniently located within minutes of local VR Offices.

Treasure Coast Autism Resources

employU | employu.org
Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, St. Lucie, Lake, Polk, & Marion Counties
407-598-0202, info@employu.org
Empoweing individuals with the knowledge, connections and confidence required to embark on a new sustainable career. We currently serve over 20 Counties and have opened multiple offices all conveniently located within minutes of local VR Offices.

The Arc of St. Lucie County – Adult Day Training | arcofstlucie.org
772-468-7879, ADT: 3505 Kirby Loop Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981
Adults improve their skills and knowledge through activities including: educational games, outings, socialization, training in pre-vocational skills, daily living skills development, cooking, Zumba, computer lab and sensory stimulation area. For people, 18 or older, with intellectual or developmental disability. Mon.-Fri. 9am to 3pm.