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Featured Community Listings

Straz Center for the Performing Arts | StrazCenter.org
Visit www.StrazCenter.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Accessibility
All ages – The Straz Center’s mission is to inspire, educate and enrich our entire community through the transformative power of the performing arts. We are committed to ensuring accessibility and accommodating the abilities of all guests.

Freedom Sailing Camp of Florida | freedomsailingcampoffloridainc.com
1730 Lombardy Dr, Clearwater
727-224-1726, freedomsailingcamp@gmail.com, Ages 8 and Up
Providing safe, enriching, and affordable sailing for Asperger’s and High Functioning individuals within the autism spectrum disorder. It allows them to explore and develop social skills that will empower them to continue their survival in the community, to strengthen their self-esteem and to help them become self-sufficient individuals.

Buddy Baseball | BuddyBaseball.org
Temple Terrace, 813-416-5742, Russ@BuddyBaseball.org
Ages 8 to 22 – Buddy Baseball is a non-competitive recreational league serving the Tampa Bay community 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.

We Rock the Spectrum | WeRockTheSpectrumTampa.com
1076 E. Brandon Blvd. #102, Brandon, FL 33511
info@werockthespectrumtampa.com, 813-571-1600
All Ages – Providing a fun and motivational environment to help children in the
areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. Our unique equipment assists all children in their neurological growth and development.

MacDonald Training Center (MTC) | macdonaldcenter.org
5420 W. Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607, 813-870-1300, EBarnes@macdonaldcenter.org
Ages 18 and up – Post-secondary educational, vocational and life skills enrichment resource for young people with autism and other disabilities who are aging out of the school system. MTC’s innovative life and job skills training curriculum, community based residential supports and employment placement services are designed to enhance independence and promote full inclusion.

Center for Autism & Related Disabilities | card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu
13301 Bruce B Downs Blvd, MHC 2113A, Tampa, 813-974-2532
Provides support and assistance to optimize the potential of people with autism and related disabilities. Provides trainings, direct/technical assistance, resources and referrals.

The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County | childrensboard.org
813-229-2884, scottps@childrensboard.org
The Children’s Board invests in partnerships and quality programs to support the success of all children and families in Hillsborough County.

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.

Career Focus Inc. | careerfocusinc.org
550 N Reo Street, Tampa
813-435-8829, info@careerfocusinc.org
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.

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.

Featured Tampa Educational Listings

Center Academy | CenterAcademy.com | McKay School Provider
Palm Harbor, 727-781-2986, infoPH@centeracademy.com
Multiple locations including Lutz, Riverview, Pinellas Park
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.

Focus Academy | FocusAcademyTampa.org | Charter School
304 Druid Hills Rd., Temple Terrace, 813-443-5558, info@focusacademytampa.org
Ages 14 – 22 – Focus Academy’s special needs education program for students ages 14-22 is structured with dual purposes: academic achievement and social success. We offer differentiated, individualized instruction, but emphasize a full high school experience including creative arts, physical education and state of the art technology. Our post-high school Transition Program moves students into the community to continue building independence, self-esteem, and workplace competence.

Hillsborough County School District | Exceptional Student Education
813-273-7025
Ages 3 to 21 – The HCPS Exceptional Student Education Department is dedicated to providing students with a continuum of services and programs to meet the individual needs of each student who is eligible for special education and related services, ages 3 through 21.

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.

 

Pepin Academies | PepinAcademies.com | Charter School
Tampa 813-236-1755, Riverview 813-533-2999, & New Port Richey 727-233-2961
Tuition free, public, charter schools, serving students with learning related disabilities in grades 3rd -12th grade, and also offering a transition, job training program for students 18 to 22-years-old. Our mission is to empower students with learning and learning-related disabilities to reach their full potential by providing a high-quality education in a stimulating, low-threat environment with a wide variety of services.

FDLRS | fdlrs.mysdhc.org/Parent_Services | Parent Liaison Project
813-837-7732 (English), 813-837-7728 (Spanish)
fdlrsparentservices@sdhc.k12.fl.us
Guiding and empowering families to become collaborative, effective advocates for their child with special needs by providing information, help and support to promote academic and social success in school and within the community.

 

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.

Featured Tampa Professional Listings

The Law Offices of Laurie E. Ohall, PA | OhallLaw.com
1464 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, 33511, 813-438-8503, LOhall@OhallLaw.com
When you have a special needs child, not only do you worry about how they will be cared for from a health perspective, but you also worry about how to provide for them after you are gone. Parents of a special needs child need to be more careful and give more consideration to how they will leave their assets. Advance planning by parents can make all the difference in the life of the child with special needs, as well as for siblings who may be left with care-taking responsibilities.

Montefu Consulting, Inc. | MontefuConsulting.com
10150 Highland Manor Drive, Ste.200, Tampa 33610
813-495-8787, contactus@montefuconsulting.com
Receive the Social Security benefits you deserve! Montefu Consulting can help guide you in your journey through the rough waters of Social Security Disability and SSI claims. We provide all services with no up-front fees and offer a free initial consultation.

Thomas J. Nurse – My Special Needs Advisor, LLC
1205 Alameda Ave. Clearwater, FL 33759
727-403-3513, tnurse@me.com, Offering strategic disability related consulting services to help families with special needs implement an integrated plan that provides for a continuum of care to meet the unique needs of your loved one over their lifetime. We’ll focus on protecting the value of family care and supports, while also integrating and appropriately accessing services and public supports including MedWaiver, APD, SSI, SSDI, VR, with private options including supplemental insurance, ABLE accounts, and Special Needs Trusts. We help implement a positive and proactive plan for funding, saving, and protecting accumulated assets, so families can better address long term care needs and your vision of quality of life for your loved one.

The Elder Law Office of Emma Hemness, PA | HemnessLaw.com
309 N Parsons Avenue, Brandon, FL 33510
813-661-5297, info@hemnesslaw.com
As special needs lawyers, we provide parents of children with disabilities choices on how best to protect your child based upon your unique circumstances. Is Guardian Advocacy better than a Power of Attorney? Is a Special Needs Trust needed or only an ABLE Account? We will help guide you to understand your legal options to make the best choices for you and your child.

Dr. Melissa Bailey, PsyD | DrMelissaBailey.com
108 4th Avenue South Suite B, Safety Harbor, FL
813-720-7411, DrMelissaBailey@gmail.com
Serving All Ages, As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Bailey specializes in psychological assessments for autism spectrum disorders, educational evaluations, senior memory testing, and weight loss surgery. In addition to assessments, she also provides cognitive behavioral therapy for adults, adolescents, and children.

Featured Tampa Therapy Listings

All About Speech & Language | aaspeech.com
6152 Delancey Station St, Ste 205, Riverview & 324 N Dale Mabry Hwy Ste 201, Tampa
813-616-4004, info@aaspeech.com
Toddler – Adult – Offering a unique approach to therapy that is reflective of the needs of clients and families. They provide quality and highly skilled speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and social skills services.

lnvo Healthcare | invotherapies.com
10014 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite C-100, Tampa
800-356-4049, intake@invo-progressus.com
Birth to 21, lnvo Behavior and Therapy Services is the leading national provider of comprehensive, quality in-home Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and feeding services for children.

Jabber Jaw Kids | jabberjawkids.com
Serving Greater Tampa Bay Area
813-485-6798, stacey@jabberjawkids.com
All Ages – Providing personalized, compassionate, family-centered speech and language therapy to aid in the improvement of your child’s communication skills. Services available in the home, school, and daycare settings. Accepting the Gardiner Scholarship!