Category: Tampa Bay
21 & Change, Inc. is dedicated to ending the Down syndrome ‘syndrome’ through advocacy, support, and niche services in the Greater Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg area.
We believe in the value of all human lives and that all should have the opportunity to discover their full potential. We believe that everyone is born with the inherent right to freedom, to self-determination, to dignity, and respect. We believe in a day when our children will be seen as ‘differently-abled’ and not disabled. We believe there will be a day when we end the Down syndrome ‘syndrome’ and secure the full measure of civil rights for the ‘differently-abled’. We will not rest until what we believe is achieved.
An ABLE United account gives Florida families a better way to save and care for their loved ones with disabilities, without losing any benefits. Save tax-free for future expenses while maintaining federal benefits with the help of family and friends. Must be a Florida resident at the time of application and have a qualifying
disability with onset prior to age 26.
Children & Adults, Art education programs in schools and the community, promoting
the accomplishments of artists with disabilities with exhibitions and performances, and
increased access to the arts with professional development workshops.
The City of Tampa is fully committed to providing equitable access to the City’s
programs and services. The goal is to offer its programs and services in a manner
helpful to those with varying communication and environmental needs.
Dr. Bailey believes in treating the whole person and her work with patients in both therapy and evaluations includes working with all involved in the patient’s life, including schools, psychiatrists and other providers. Bailey Psychology Group is here to help you get back to life. Melissa Bailey, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida, Arizona, Nevada and California (PSY17402), and her team provide their patients with a comprehensive array of therapy services with a personalized approach. Dr. Bailey specializes in psychological assessments for weight-loss surgery, autism spectrum disorders and psycho-educational assessments. In addition to assessments, she also provides cognitive behavioral therapy for adults, adolescents and children.
A new documentary film featuring Tampa native Sam Piazza, who has Down Syndrome and won Homecoming King, that will transform how the world views people with disabilities and inspire all people to pursue their dreams. Book Movie Screenings, Talks, Appearances at BecauseofSam.com/RoadShow
A premier pediatric therapy practice specializing in collaborative treatment of children
with varying abilities who struggle with speech and language, sensorimotor disorders,
gross and fine motor skills and challenging behavior.
Ages 8 to 22, Non-competitive recreational league serving Tampa Bay 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.
Working with individuals to find and maintain employment within the
community. We help a diverse group of people (including persons with disabilities, veterans, and youth in transition) find employment of their choosing. Jobs are targeted to an individual’s abilities, health status and goals.
4th – 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.
Specializes in the funding and delivery of quality early childhood care and education and after-school programs and services to the children and families of Hillsborough County.
The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc. is one of 30 Early Learning Coalitions in Florida. It works to ensure that programs and services are available to assist families with young children during their formative years. Through a variety of affordable and innovative early education programs, the Coalition serves more than 12,000 children ages birth to 5 years old and their families. Research shows that attending high-quality prekindergarten programs has a lasting impression on a child’s success in school and in life. Florida decided to put a stronger emphasis on education at an earlier age by developing the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program.
The Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County is a nonprofit agency focused on high quality, early care, and education. In working with families and childcare providers, our goal is to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed—in school and in life. The coalition achieves this goal in collaboration with community partners by providing Child care scholarships, VPK- Florida’s FREE Voluntary Prekindergarten program for 4 year olds, Training and technical assistance for child care providers, Developmental, vision and hearing screenings, and Resource and referral information for families looking for child care.
A program focused on helping families find quality child care that fits their individual needs, as well as provide referrals to other organizations that may provide additional assistance for anything from food and clothing to car seats and other child safety equipment.
Easterseals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work, and play in our communities. The Murray Child Development Center provides childcare, parental support, and early intervention services needed to support success.
employU is a nonprofit employment service empowering customers with the knowledge, connections and confidence required to embark on a new sustainable career. We are partnered with The Florida Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, and the American Dream Employment Network. Our company is structured as a one-stop-shop offering adult employment services, youth programs, employability trainings, paid work experience, and a variety of assessments. Our services enhance a customer’s ability to successfully achieve independence by establishing a lifelong career.