Featured Community Listings

GOALS Little Linksters Golf | LittleLinksters.com
Orlando, Danny Mapes 701-866-7924, 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!

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.

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.

SNAP (Special Needs Ability Program) | SpecialNeedsAbilityProgram.org
Serving Volusia, Seminole, Lake & Orange Counties
800-816-5235
SNAP assists families struggling within the school system in advocating for their childrens needs in the IEP/504 process. SNAP assists in IEP prep and attends IEP/504 meetings with parents for a nominal fee.

Featured Orlando Educational Listings

Arbor School of Central Florida | ArborSchoolFlorida.com
1010 Spring Villas Pointe, Winter Springs, 407-388-1808
Wendy.Blair@arborschoolflorida.com
K – 12th Grade -Teaching each individual to the best of their unique abilities. Academic, therapeutic, and social goals are written based on the child’s developmental level including specific multi-sensory goals to help them progress.

Step Up For Students | StepUpForStudents.org
877-735-7837, gardiner@stepupforstudents.org
Offering four scholarships including the Gardiner, Florida Tax Credit, Hope and
Reading Scholarships. The Gardiner Scholarship allows parents to personalize the
education of their pre-K-12 children with certain special needs by directing money toward a combination of approved programs and providers.

Puzzle Box Academy | puzzleboxacademy.com
894 Gary Hillery Dr, Winter Springs, FL 32708
407-366-1099, info@puzzleboxacademy.com
An elite preparatory school staffed with dedicated specialists to address individual student delays and help every child succeed. Our specialty is helping preschool aged children (ages three to six) develop social and emotional skills; we also offer an alternative to public school aftercare featuring academic enrichment (independent living skills) and Applied Behavioral Analysis for students ages five to thirteen.

Center Academy | CenterAcademy.com
Maitland 407-772-8727,  infoMait@centeracademy.com
Orlando (Waterford Lakes Area) 407-270-4444, infoWL@centeracademy.com
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.

Childhood Development Center at Attain | CDC.MyAttain.org
2710 Staten Road, Orlando, 407-985-2780, CCook@myattain.org
Ages 10-22 – Enabling children to reach their maximum potential by providing high quality educational and behavioral services in a supportive learning environment overseen by a Master’s level BCBA and Certified ESE Teacher. For students who may require additional supports in the classroom in order to achieve academic success and overcome problem behavior.

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Engage the Brain | engagethebrain.org
1778 N Park Ave, Suite 103, Maitland, 407-636-9281
PreK – Adults – Offering 1:1 academic intervention/therapies in the areas of reading, writing, math, executive functioning, speech/language, behavior and family & school support. Utilizing evidence-based methods, such as Orton-Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell Processes. Educational therapy including academic testing and educational consultations. Homeschool classes and support for all types of learners.

Inspire Learning Academy | InspireLearningAcademy.org
460 W Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, 321-972-2590 staciegause@inspirelearningacademy.org 3rd – 8th Grade – Evidenced based therapy and academic interventions ( including ABA therapy, tutoring, Executive Functioning Coaching) in a one setting in-home or in-center with a very small classroom. Pairing specialized ESE services with positive behavior supports. Accommodations are based on individual needs.

Pace Brantley School | PaceBrantley.org
3221 Sand Lake Rd, Longwood, 407-869-8882, eshaffer@pacebrantley.org 1st – 12th Grade – Pace Brantley School specializes in providing individualized attention to student with a variety of learning needs who tend to get left behind in traditional school settings. Pace Brantley School has a rolling admissions process. Applications are accepted year-round, and qualified students are admitted throughout the school year. Gardiner, McKay and Step Up for Students scholarships are accepted.

The Paragon School | TheParagonSchool.org

4710 Adanson Street, Orlando, 407-644-1546, learn@theparagonschool.org K – High School – A student affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome who primarily needs targeted academic, vocational, or life skills development is best suited for our program. Therapeutic supports are provided. Paragon’s mission is to help each student carry on as a fulfilled member of society, having achieved academic, social, and behavioral excellence in an environment centered on Christian values. Fully accredited by Florida Council of Independent Schools and Florida Kindergarten Council.

Quest Kids | questkids.org
500 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando & 1939 Boothe Cir., Longwood
407-218-4340
K – 12th Grades – Quest Kids, is Central Florida’s first early intervention ABA provider and helps children with disabilities reach their goals through services provided at our Therapy Centers, Academy, and Swims program. Developmental focuses include behavior, communication, swimming, academics, and health and safety.

UCP’s Transitional Learning Academy | ucpcharter.org
3305 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, 407-852-3300 Ext. 8323
6th – 12th Grades – For middle and high school students with developmental and learning disabilities. Featuring project based learning, art integration, technology integration, job and community based living skills, Standard Diploma track, on-site PT, Speech and OT available through Medicaid, commercial insurance and private pay. Free tuition Charter School also on site.

ABC – Applied Behavior Center for Autism | AppliedBehaviorCenter.com
Oveido, Winter Garden & Longwood
407-324-7772, abc4autism@gmail.com
6 months – Adolescence, For participants with mild to severe developmental disabilities. Treating your child’s symptoms, improving learning skills, language development and teaching basic life skills. High quality ABA therapy and instruction.

Applied Behavior Center

Knowledge Counts Online | knowledgecountsonline.com | Online School
National, knowledgecountsonline@gmail.com
An online school for parents of children with autism! Are you frustrated by trying to figure out what is best for your child with autism? Family + Knowledge = Power!
Dr. Sylvia Diehl, your primary guide for your learning, is a nationally known expert in teaching children with autism. Services include, online learning on your own time,
professional consultation and parent chat room.

Featured Orlando Medical Listings

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children | ArnoldPalmerHospital.com

92 W. Miller St., Orlando, 321-8HEALTH (8432584)
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has provided compassionate care to the children, teenagers and young adults of Central Florida for almost 30 years.

Arnold Palmer Hospital Cardiology, 407-649-6907
Arnold Palmer Hospital Center for Digestive Health & Nutrition, 321-841-3338
Arnold Palmer Hospital Endocrinology and Diabetes Center, 321-841-3303
Arnold Palmer Hospital Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence, 321-841-3050
Arnold Palmer Hospital Center for Orthopedics, 321-841-3040

BrightStart Pediatrics | BrightStartPeds.com
Orlando, Sanford & Winter Garden, 407-857-1212
Birth – 5 years, A nursing and therapy center for medically fragile infants and children. Skilled pediatric nursing along with physical, speech and occupational therapies in a uniquely designed facility offering patients and their families a reliable medical day care option.

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ChildrenFirst Health System | www.childrenfirst.com
Multiple Central Florida Locations, 407-513-3000
Birth – Adult, Specializing in the care of infants and children with medical needs such as complications of prematurity, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, congenital heart defects, traumatic injuries, chromosomal abnormalities, developmental delays, and respiratory disease, among many others. Highly trained RN’s, LPN’s and therapists provide specialized clinical care including, apnea monitoring, oxygen administration, tracheostomy care, g-tube feedings, physical, occupational and speech therapies in the home or in outpatient centers.

 

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Florida Child Neurology | www.floridachildneurology.com
Carl R. Barr, DO & Murtuza K. Kothawala, MD
615 E. Princeton Street, Suite 225, Orlando, 407-897-3544
Birth – 21 years, Dedicated to giving patients quality care in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Provides care in all aspects of neurology with specialties in seizures, headaches, cerebral palsy, muscle/movement, and neurobehavioral disorders.

Dr. McDermed & Dr. Tran – Visual Health & Learning Center | VisualHealthLearning.com
12301 Lake Underhill Rd., Suite 236, Orlando, FL 32828, see pages 3 & 22
407-277-5729, VisualHealthAndLearningCenter@gmail.com
PreK – Adult, Specialty optometric practice dedicated to diagnosing and treating
vision problems that interfere with reading, learning and activities of daily living.
Does your child struggle with reading or schoolwork? We treat the cause, not the symptom.

Featured Orlando Therapy Listings

Forbes Behavioral Services | FBSABA.com
411 N Donnelly St, Mount Dora, n.forbes.bcba@fbsaba.com
352-720-5194, 18 months to 30 years
Providing evidenced-based ABA therapy to children and their families through individualized, consistent high quality services, Forbes strives to increase
communication, social skills, functional living skills, and overall quality of life for
each child.

LifeSkills Sensory Integration Specialist | LifeSkillsCenter.com
1935 State Road 436, Winter Park
407-629-9455, sensory@earthlink.net
PreK – Adult Helping children diagnosed with sensory processing disorders. Services include: occupational and equine therapies, each emphasizing a sensory integrative approach. Join the Sensory 101 Workshop first Wednesdays each month.

TheraPlay at Home | Prema-Therapy.com
800 Westwood Square, Suite D, Oviedo, FL 32765
407-790-5601, prematherapy@gmail.com
PreK – 21 years, In-home, in-clinic and tele-therapy occupational therapy including reflex and sensory integration, handwriting, fine motor, and self care. We collaborate with parents to provide services that are based on widely available but not widely used research to provide lifelong changes. In-home therapy is available throughout the Greater Orlando area.

UCP’s Transitional Learning Academy | ucpcharter.org
3305 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, 407-852-3300 Ext. 8323
6th – 12th Grades – For middle and high school students with developmental and learning disabilities. Featuring project based learning, art integration, technology integration, job and community based living skills, Standard Diploma track, on-site PT, Speech and OT available through Medicaid, commercial insurance and private pay. Free tuition Charter School also on site.

Breakthrough Behavior | BreakthroughBehavior.com
8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Orlando, FL 32810
407-574-4629, 0 to 26 years, Offering comprehensive ABA and speech therapy services. Their multi-disciplinary team provides home, school, and clinic-based support to children in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Polk and Osceola counties. They also offer Camp InterACTION! (an interactive social skills camp), social skills groups, parent training and support groups, oral/motor therapy, feeding therapy, and academic tutoring with certificated teachers.

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. | YAPInc.org/florida
1516 E Colonial Dr., Suite 101, Orlando
407-894-1708
Through person-centered planning and evidence-based interventions, Youth Advocate Programs provides family-friendly counseling services to children with various mental challenges, such as autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, cross-system youth, and youths who have experienced trauma. Accepts Medicaid.

Featured Orlando Professional Listings

Family Care Council (FCC) Florida Area 7
FCCFlorida.org/area-7-family-care-council.html
Serving Brevard, Seminole, Orange, and Osceola Counties
Partnered with APD, our mission is to educate, advocate, and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Meetings every third Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 8pm at the Marks Street Senior Center, 99 East Marks Street, Orlando. All are welcome. Visit us on Facebook.

SNAP (Special Needs Ability Program) | SpecialNeedsAbilityProgram.org
Serving Volusia, Seminole, Lake & Orange Counties
800-816-5235
SNAP assists families struggling within the school system in advocating for their childrens needs in the IEP/504 process. SNAP assists in IEP prep and attends IEP/504 meetings with parents for a nominal fee.

Engage the Brain | engagethebrain.org
1778 N Park Ave, Suite 103, Maitland, 407-636-9281
PreK – Adults – Offering 1:1 academic intervention/therapies in the areas of reading, writing, math, executive functioning, speech/language, behavior and family & school support. Utilizing evidence-based methods, such as Orton-Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell Processes. Educational therapy including academic testing and educational consultations. Homeschool classes and support for all types of learners.