Orlando Support Groups
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.
Special Needs Ability Program (SNAP) | specialneedsabilityprogram.org
All Ages – SNAP offers a multitude of resources to the Sanford and Deltona area and beyond including: Parent Information and Support Group: Meets every other Thursday evening for dinner, workshops, parent information and support. Childcare is also provided. Workability Program: Hire special needs individuals to perform work in the community. Lawn Care in a SNAP: This program empowers special needs young adults to perform lawn care and pressure washing to residential and commercial customers. Advocacy: SNAP assists families with advocating for their children through the IEP process with the public schools. Social Events Paraprofessional Training SNAP Youth Group: Targeted typical siblings of a special needs family member and High School students to work with our special needs population.
Tampa Support Groups
FRIENDS – Down Syndrome West Florida | www.fdswf.org
Hillsborough, Pinellas, & Pasco Counties
All Ages – Broad reaching educational services for families impacted by Down Syndrome in the West Florida/Tampa Bay Area. Providing family outreach and support, year-round programs, volunteer opportunities for students, financial support and community integration for families impacted by Down Syndrome.
Palm Beach Support Groups
The Arc of Palm Beach County’s Potentials School | arcpbc.org
1201 Australian Ave., Rivera Beach, FL
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!
Space Coast Support Groups
Angels Bridging Gaps | Facebook.com/AngelsBridgingGaps
First Baptist Church of Malabar
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.
Treasure Coast Support Groups
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.