Bright Feats is here to help connect you and your family to the resources you need during these difficult times!
UCP’s COVID-19 Response
We will be posting updates as it relates to procedures and precautions surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please stay connected with us through our Websites, Facebook, and Twitter for updates!
Visit UCP’s COVID-19 Response Page for more information
Cedar Tree’s COVID-19 Response
Cedar Tree is enrolling now for online social skills groups at a rate of $20/session, so there won’t be a long lag in social skill instruction for students not in school.
See our flyer for more information about our services available during these difficult times.
Achieve Pediatric Therapy’s COVID-19 Response
While our physical locations are closed, we are still open “virtually” to serve you! Our therapists are ready to schedule Teletherapy for OT/PT/ABA services and our administration is available by phone and email.
FRIENDS Down Syndrome West Florida’s
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. invites all special needs to join us for our weekly Virtual Dance Party! Our Dance Parties will be once a week! Just log onto the Zoom link that will be sent out or posted on FaceBook.
MOSI’s COVID-19 Response
We have taken our MOSI In Motion outreach programs – VIRTUAL. Every weekday at 1:30pm you can tune in for science education engagement on our MOSI In Motion Facebook page. Each one of these programs has new content as well as the opportunity for Q&A. Plus, every Friday there is a virtual field trip on the MOSI exhibit path.
RCDS’ COVID-19 Response
In the interest of health concerns for our consumers, staff, and members of the community, the RCDS Staff will continue operating standard business hours 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, but we will manage day to day activities by appointment and remotely only. For the health and safety of all, we will not be able to have walk-ins at this time.
Autism Speaks COVID-19 Response
We understand that many people with autism and their families are being directly impacted, seeing disruptions in services and coping with the uncertainty of what comes next. We want to share some resources and information that may help you at this time. These pages will be updated regularly as new content is developed.
MacDonald Training Center’s COVID-19 Response
ONLINE LEARNING for MTC students will start this Monday, March 30! Online classes begin for EXCEL (Excellence in Computer Education and Learning) CLA, Advanced Job Skills and IC3 students! More online learning in Employment Readiness and Life Skills through virtual instruction will be coming soon.
Pace Brantley’s COVID-19 Response
Pace Brantley School goes to Remote Learning. See how Pace Brantley private school in Longwood uses imagination to spark online learning in this article by Lisa Bule on redefinedonline.org on April 2, 2020. Pace Brantley head coach Evan Starcher leads his students in a virtual version of jumping jacks to keep them moving during the school day.
DSA Pen Pal Program
Become a Pen Pal with a Down Syndrome organization member from halfway across the country.
Please email your name, age and address to email@example.com to receive your Pen Pal.
MISS BONNIE’S ARTS & CRAFTS CORNER
FRIENDS will mail a free craft for your child to put together, during the session, please send your child’s name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boundless Global Superhero Hour
FRIENDS has partnered with Boundless Global & Health Service Corps!
Danny Esposito of Boundless Global (aka Captain America and Superman), will be hanging out with the kids for Boundless Global’s “SUPERHERO HOUR”, bringing positive messages and motivations for the kids. He is also planning on a movie night.
FRIENDS Helps Families In Need
Panera will continue to donate to FRIENDS each week, if you are a family in need, please contact us and we will either have you pick it up or deliver to you (sorry, deliver is in the Brandon area only). If you are one of our Pinellas families it may be possible to meet you at Panera on Westshore. Please email your request to email@example.com and we will try to set something up.
Forbes Behavioral Services COVID-19 Response
Our office is closed. Families can still reach us via phone by leaving a message, as we are checking messages daily.
We have moved clinical services to Telehealth where appropriate.
We have moved to an “urgent services” model – we are continuing to provide in person direct sessions to clients meeting a criteria of need (including high intensity behaviors and/or severe language deficits).
We are continuing to connect with new families who are seeking services, but all new clients will start with TeleHealth for now.
Acorn Health’s COVID-19 Response
Acorn Health has been developing new safety protocols to protect your family, and our team. We’ve identified ways to move to home-based care when possible, and extend remote services where it is medically appropriate.
Acorn is approved to provide telehealth supervision and telehealth family training to help reduce in-person contact. Staff are also trained to protect personal health information.
Applied Behavior Center’s COVID-19 Response
We will be offering hourly ABA services only.
We appreciate your patience and understanding. Please be advised the information we are giving to you may change at any time due to the ongoing restrictions and limitations the virus is presenting.
Crayola Experience At Home
We’re temporarily closed, but you can bring Crayola Experience home. Includes crafting ideas, art tips, color experiments, and coloring pages!
UCP Charter Schools COVID-19 Response
UCP Live is a new live stream from 9am – 3pm on school days that feature “Edutainers” (UCP teachers, therapists, and community guests) as they share 15-minute Arts and Enrichment “episodes” supplementing learning opportunities. From mini lessons learning Spanish or French, art lessons by talented painted, to life skills like cooking and wellness, to therapeutic fine motor or gross motor activities. Developed Dr. Rebecca Hines and colleagues from UCF.
Join Zumba with Isaac LIVE ON ZOOM!
Isaac is excited to see all your smiling faces! Join us Wednesdays at 4:00pm EST at the Zoom meeting link below!
MEETING ID: 842 631 3465
Join the Dreamplex Facebook event for important announcements and updates for this and future live videos!
Nathaniel’s Hope Virtual Buddy Break
Buddy Break is our monthly respite program. Since kids are not able to attend, we brought the program to them via this video.
Please pass this along to any VIP kids and their families.
Youth Advocate Programs’ COVID-19 Response
Challenged by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. has created a special fund to deliver home-based services to young people who would otherwise be in youth prisons or congregate care facilities.
All staff are practicing social distancing and introducing virtual service delivery to our youth and families whenever possible.
TheraPlay at Home’s COVID-19 Response
TheraPlay at Home has virtual Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy services up and running. They are a PLSA Direct Pay provider for the Gardiner Grant for Homeschooling Families in Florida. Get in touch for more information if you would like to sign up for therapy in person or via our parent training program. They also offer free tools, tips and interesting articles via their Facebook page.
Laurie E. Ohall’s COVID-19 Response
We are offering free 15-minute telephone conferences to answer your general questions. We look forward to serving all your elder law and estate planning needs.
ABLE United’s COVID-19 Response
Let’s Stay Home…a Social Story about understanding what’s happening in the world around us.
Glazer Children’s Museum at Home
While we are all self-isolating, GCM can still be a source of fun and learning for your family! We have launched GCM at Home, a new section of our website where we will post videos, printable activity pages, recipes, and other fun ideas for you to try at home. Follow along at GlazerMuseum.org/GCMatHome.
Breakthrough Behavior’s Virtual Social Groups
A comprehensive curriculum with a focus on increasing emotional intelligence and building self-management abilities.
Focus Academy’s COVID-19 Response
Tours and interviews available to learn more about Focus Academy in Hillsborough County.
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics’ COVID-19 Response
Continuing to provide services and evaluations for families in office and through telehealth.
We Rock the Spectrum Tampa’s COVID-19 Response
Private Facility Rentals – We have had an overwhelming response to families in need of their child’s sensory-diet being fulfilled during this time of uncertainty. We Rock the Spectrum Tampa continues to be here for you! Facility Rentals are a 2-hour rental. At a rate of $25/ per family. All families must RSVP to WRTS TAMPA to reserve a time slot.
MOSI Is Opening
On May 27th, MOSI will again open its doors as the intersection of science, technology and innovation in the Tampa Bay region where conversations and learning happen, knowledge is exchanged and new ideas are celebrated.
Arbor School is conducting virtual tours
Click below to schedule a tour via their contact form:
Chrysalis is offering HIPAA secure video ABA therapy, cognitive behavior analysis, relationship coaching, HeartMath biofeedback, nutritional coaching, and educational therapies for enrolled students.
Continues remote learning until the end of the school year.
The First Academy
The First Academy teachers and students are actively engaged in remote learning.
Continuing to stay connected and engaged in learning with distance learning programs. Admissions team is assisting new inquiries with virtual admissions experience.
Chrysalis Virtual School
In March 2020, we built a Canvas virtual platform offering fourteen classes for K-12th grade, to serve the needs of our students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our online campus will remain open through the coming 2020-2021 school year, and until every single student feels safe to return to school.
Contact us to discuss how we have risen to the challenge of teaching children with learning disabilities online, and to discuss your options for onsite and virtual programs.
Jabber Jaw Kid’s COVID-19 Response
Hi Friends! I’m having so much fun on this virtual speech therapy journey. I’m excited to say my obsession with tele-therapy has sparked my creativity. Come check out some of my virtual speech therapy games. You may just see some Thomas kids in the Treasure Hunt Game!
Inspire Learning Academy’s COVID-19 Response
Inspire Learning Academy offers small class sizes and our programs meet the Covid-19 guidelines. They offer a hybrid program where students can learn in school or use their virtual program from home. Typical and special needs diploma tracks are available. Students take electives in Band, Art, Martial Arts and Photography.
Get Social with Our Exceptional Tribe
If you want inspiration for more play-based activities for kids, then join Our Exceptional Tribe Facebook Group! Ms. Jen posts free activity ideas, and we share virtual field trips and other fun for kids with all levels of ability.
Follow us on IG (ourexceptionalactivities) for further creative fun with the monthly themes, AAC ideas, sensory play, and other activities that we are doing with my six-year-old daughter Hazel.
The Space Coast Field of Dreams COVID-19 Response
An all-access, multi-sport park in West Melbourne, built for children and adults of all abilities to play sports. Please note that the SCFOD is still closed due to the pandemic, however, the skate park next to it is open.