Special Needs Resources

 


Brevard County Special Needs Resources


 


 


 




The Agency supports persons with developmental disabilities in living, learning and working in their community.


 




Parent support group for parents of children with autism.  Based in South Palm Bay area.


 





Angels for Kids On-Call is a for-profit behavioral health company located in Orlando, Florida. They are a group of bilingual mulitcultural professionals who provide mental health services at home, school or the office. 




 





Offering comprehensive behavioral treatment to children and adolescents with autism and related disorders.



 






The Behavior Education Center offers Applied Behavior Analysis based clinic and educational services to those with an autism diagnosis as well as to children who have a behavioral barrier that limits their education progress and/or options.  Children between the ages of 3-18 are accepted. 



 




Services for behaviorally challenged individuals, birth through adult regardless of diagnosis or disability.  Adult day training for transitioning students and graduates.


 




Their goal is to be a leading resource for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Their goal is to list all local organizations that can provide services to children with autism.


 




The mission of Brevard Acievement Center is to assist persons with disabilities in reaching and optimal level of vocational and social independence.


 




The Brevard Business Leadership Network helps their members recruit and retain employees with disabilities, and assisting businesses and organizations in the recruitment, hiring, training, and retentions of employees with disabilities.


 




Brevard C.A.R.E.S. (Coordination, Advocacy, Resources, Education and Support) is a family-centered, strength-based, and community-driven model for child abuse prevention and family preservation. The program's unique "wraparound" approach and Family Team Conferencing offers services and support to families experiencing stressors that could lead to abuse, neglect or abondonment.


 


Brevard County Parks and Recreation  


The Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department sponsors activities for individuals with disabilities.








 





Autism Services Directory for Brevard County, Florida.



 




One of Brevard's oldest and most respected organizations for individuals with developmental disabilities.  The Arc of Brevard continues to build bridges to better lives through durable community partnerships and innovative programs.


 





The Bright Feats Directory is a list of medical, educational and special needs providers that are helpful to families with children of ranging abilities.  Serving Florida since 2006, the directory is printed semi-annually and is available on their website.


 





The Caladium Learning Center provides a developmentally appropriate education using researched based behavioral strategies for students with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities.




 




Calvery Chapel's Special Needs Ministry is designed specifically to help introduce your child to Christ in a loving environment and at an appropriate level for your child to learn and understand.


 




Serves children and aults with autism and related disabilities.  All services provided free of charge.


 





CIP's mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults with Asperger's, ADHD and other learning differences can build happy and productive lives. CIP is one of the most comprehensive programs in the world for assisting young adults with learning differences to succeed in college, employment, and independent living.



 





School and ABA therapy center.  Their focus is on the underlying skills necessary for independent functioning so that students can lead more independent and productive lives.



 




Families Exploring Down Syndrome (FEDS) is a group of parents who support each other.  This website was created to help new parents and old find information about Downs Syndrome in Brevard County, Florida.


 





Early Steps is Florida's early intervention system that offers services to eligible infants and toddlers (birth to 36 months) with significant delays or a condition likely to result in a developmental delay.



 




Harmony Farms, Inc. is a not-for-profit, volunteer based organization providing horse related activities to disabled individuals of all ages.  Member - Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.


 




Hidden Potentials is a non-profit organization.  Special needs children receive outstanding one-on-one tutoring services throughout Brevard County.


 





The ICB's mission is to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with disabilities in Brevard County through interagency collaboration.  Their annual directory provides a "hands on" reference of agency services.



 




Their mission is to provide support to parents/caregivers and act as a reference source for information, financial resources, used equipment exchanges, research and clinical studies, support groups, web links, etc.   Morgan's Place provides a safe environment for parents to bring their children with special health care needs and physical disabilities for hands-on therapeutic play, as well as creative and fun activities.


 





The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development was founded to enrich the lives of and bridge the gap between children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related disabilities, their families and the community in which we live. This is accomplished through funding, planning and facilitating educational sessions, sports, and arts programs utilizing community resources.



 




Their goal is to  build an independant living facility for individuals with special needs.  They are currently focusing on raising funds throughout the community through individuals, businesses, schools and social organizations to make this dream a reality.


 




Puzzle Box Academy is a private school serving children (currently ages 2 through 2nd grade) impacted by Autism and other developmental delays such as ADD/ADHD.  The academy provides students with a customized academic plan, integrating proven, research-based therapeutic strategies into every learning task.


 





Saltillo's mission is to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities by providing speech-generating devises and other products that enable adults and children to express themselves.



 




Scott Center at FIT offers a wide range of treatment services for autism spectrum disorders.


 




S.O.A.K. is a support/awareness group for parents, families and members of the community who are dealing with Aspergers and Autism.  SOAK has monthly meetings, family awareness events and more.


 




Space Coast Early Intervention Center (SCEIC) is a preschool for children with and without special needs. Located in Melbourne, their unique inclusive program ensures equal learning opportunities for all children, regardless of ability. Their goal is to provide children with the academic and social skills needed to succeed in life.


 




The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disability.


 




Walk on Water is a non-profit ministry dedicated to giving individuals the opportunity to experience and bond with horses in a safe and loving environment.  They teach responsibility, self-confidence, teamwork and communication skills with the help of their equine partners.  They accept students of all abilities and backgrounds, including veterans, handicapped or at-risk individuals.


 


 


National Resources


 





Established in 2012, Autism Parenting Magazine is focused on objectively publishing autism-related topics, events, developments, treatments and news stories.They also cover inspiring real-life stories to help parents make informed decisions and keep them updated on the latest therpeutic and treatment options.


 





The Autism Society (ASA) and its chapters share a common mission of providing information and education, supporting research and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.


 





This national organization provides free educational information, financial options and emotional support for parents and children affected by cerebral palsy.



 





Florida's Early Steps is a partnership with providers and families to deliver services that support children's well-being and development where they live, learn and play. Early steps is a family-centered early intervention system that serves infants and toddlers who are aged birth to 36 months and have significant delays or an established condition that may result in a delay.



 





Easter Seals provides exceptional vocational services for adults with disabilities to ensure they have equal opportunity to achieve greater independence. Programs are family-centered and individualized to assist each client in attaining goals. Services provide the opportunity to learn social skills, work in a supervised training program, learn how to access services within the community and find meaningful employment.



 




Huntington's Disease Society of America, Inc. (HDSA) provides resources and support to HD families and educates the pulic (including medical professionals) about HD, to build awareness about HD and advocate for HD patients and their families.


 




NDSS is committed to being the national leader in enhancing the quality of life, and realizing the potential of all people with Down Syndrome.


 




The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research and service.


 




United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on Cerebral Palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of personas with any disability.