Featured Community Resources
employU | employu.org
Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, St. Lucie, Lake, Polk, & Marion Counties
Empoweing individuals with the knowledge, connections and confidence required to embark on a new sustainable career. We currently serve over 20 Counties and have opened multiple offices all conveniently located within minutes of local VR Offices.
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.
Easterseals Florida – Treasure Coast Early Steps | easterseals.com/florida
Palm Beach, Martin, St Lucie, Indian River, & Okeechobee Counties 561-881-2882 (Palm Beach) & 772-380-9972 (Northern Counties)
0 to 36 months – Early Steps is Florida’s early intervention system that 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. Getting help early puts your child on the right path to learn and develop at their full potential. Check to see if your child is eligible.
POP Kids Gym | popthroughplaykidsgym.com
4118 Okeechobee Road, Suite 59 (Entrance 3), Fort Pierce
All ages – Offering a comfortable, nurturing environment to explore and improve family dynamics through therapeutic play. Our program is structured in a sensory gym under the guidance of trained pediatric specialists who provide also Occupational, Physical, Sensory Processing and Speech Therapies. Open Mon. – Fri. 9am to 5pm and Sat. 9am to 2pm. Summer Camp for children on the Spectrum ages 4-7.
Special Needs Family Connection (Formerly Known as – A Mommy Corner)
772-208-7011 or 772-359-3294
Meeting every 3rd Saturday from 11am to 1pm at the POP’s Gym, 4186 Okeechobee Road #59, Fort Pierce. Kids are welcome to join us and pay $10 to participate in gym activities. Helping create autism awareness and knowledge about special needs in the our community by providing resources for collaboration, empowerment, and advocacy to bring about inclusion and diversity. Come and build courage, strength, energy, motivation, and love!
Featured Educational Resources
FDLRS | fdlrsgalaxy.org
Serving Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties
Dan McCarthy Middle School, 1201 Mississippi Ave., Fort Pierce
The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) provides diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services to district exceptional education programs and families of students with disabilities. FDLRS guides and empowers 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
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.