Dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.
Autism Response Team: (888) 288-4762
2‐1‐1 Special Needs Connections
24‐hour Helpline Counselors: 211 or (954) 537‐0211
Autism Society Broward County
Autism Society fundraisers provide us with monies that enable us to assist families with support groups as well as social, recreational and educational opportunities. All of the funds we raise go right into our community-based programs.
Call us 24/7: (954) 577-4141
Easter Seals Florida
Equus for Humanity
Maintaining integrity, compassion and commitment to service in the treatment of individuals. The person-centered approach at the core of the Equulibrium® facility programs has been developed to address different population needs. Therapy goals are achieved through the use of equine movement, environmental elements, guided play and specialized equipment.
Dr. Giselle Faubel: (954) 661-8586
The Children's Trust
The Children's Trust emphasizes collaboration and partnership in order to provide the programs and services needed by children and families, and to effect community-wide change.
The Dan Marino Foundation
Marino Campus is an exciting post-secondary educational opportunity for young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Although new, Marino Campus offers students all of the academic and social opportunities that make college a unique, life-changing experience.
Dan Marino Foundation
Phone: (954) 368-6000
The Family Café
Resource Groups - The Family Café exists to provide individuals with disabilities and their families with an opportunity for collaboration, advocacy, friendship and empowerment by serving as a facilitator of communication, a space for dialogue and a source of information.
Toll Free: (888) 309-2233
Phone: (850) 224-4670
Fax: (850) 224-4674
National Autism Association
Parent-run advocacy organization and the leading voice on urgent issues related to severe autism, regressive autism, autism safety, autism abuse, and crisis prevention.
National Autism Association
One Park Avenue, Suite 1
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Toll Free: 877.622.2884
Dr. Sandy Rizzo Weiner’s Customized Interventions
Phone: 954 805 0306
Address: PO Box 267757 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33326
Office located in Weston, FL
Dr. Sandy Rizzo Weiner’s practice, Customized Interventions, specializes in working with children and teens with special needs (ADHD, Developmental Disabilities, Gifted, Learning Difficulties & Disabilities, Organizational and Study Strategies).
This high quality academic learning center is based on best practices and proven educational research. Services provided: consultations, educational advocacy, IEP and curriculum writing; academic therapy and interventions; organizational and study skills; technology-based intervention programs; educational coaching; expert testimony
Advocate, consult and provide training services to organizations, schools, and employers, all for the purpose of encouraging independence & improving the quality of life for our loved ones with disabilities.
2114 North Flamingo Rd #105 Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028 (google map)
Various Chapters in different High Schools and Community Centers.
A National Organization providing friendship, mentoring and job opportunities for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
First Tee Broward
To help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs.
Phone: (352)243-9536 | Fax: (352)243-9568
Post Secondary Education
College Living Experience
National Organization: Ft Lauderdale, FL
For students with unique learning needs, life after high school is full of possibilities, including college. With help of CLE’s staff and environmental supports, young adults are experiencing independence.
CLE provides a comprehensive support system that allows for students to pursue their own goals. Staff works closely with students on campus, in the community and their apartments to provide individualized instruction in:
Jessica R. Rothschild, Student Services Coordinator
Phone: (954) 370-5142
FAU Transitioning Owls Program
Eligible students must have documented significant cognitive disabilities noted in most current psycho‐educational evaluation.
Program eligibility may include: InD, ASD, OHI, TBI, EBD, SLD
Accepts special diploma, or other non‐standard diploma: Yes
Accommodations available: Yes
Jo Ann Bamdas firstname.lastname@example.org
FAU Academy for Community Inclusion
Students must have a diagnosis of a developmental disability. There are three certificate options available to students:
1. Supported Employment 20 credits
2. Supported Community Living 20 credits
3. Supported Community Access 20 credits Students may select any or all certificate tracks.
Dr. Michael Brady email@example.com
Gwen Carey, M.Ed. firstname.lastname@example.org
FIU Project Panther Life
Jill Brookner, Transition Supervisor Division of Special Education, M‐DCPS
Diana Valle‐Riestra, Assistant Professor of Special
Education & Principal Investigator
Florida Consortium on Postsecondary Education and Intellectual Disabilities
Consortium on Postsecondary Education and Intellectual Disabilities website!
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
Florida Keys Community College‐Main Campus Project ACCESS
Lynn University Project ACCESS
Marino Campus is uniquely designed to offer training, services, and support for individuals with varied cognitive and social abilities. Students at the Campus will engage in a person-centered planning process to assist them in identifying their unique talents, interests, and employment goals.
The development of self-determination skills will be embedded in all facets of their educational experience within the Campus
McFatter Technical College
We the faculty and staff of McFatter Technical College and Technical High School, commit ourselves to providing a quality education for all students. As a technical college with a technical high school, we seek to meet the needs of students of all ages and to promote positive relationships among parents, students, teachers, business leaders and all community stakeholders.
Roger Barnhart, Director, Office of Student Affairs
6500 Nova Drive
Davie, FL 33317 (google map)
Miami Dade College Project ACCEPT
Miami Dade College InterAmerican Project ACCEPT
Transition program from high school to Post secondary Education that helps students who are 18‐22 years of age socially among their peers.
Jill Brookner, Instructional Supervisor:
(305) 995‐7580 or email@example.com
Evelys Ubiera, Classroom Teacher:
(305) 237‐6649 or ubieraE@dadeschools.net
Sheridan Technical College
Program Descriptions ACCESS is a community-based program for 18-22 year old students with current Individualized Education Plans. Under the supervision of qualified teachers, job coaches and a speech language pathologist, students learn a variety of work and community skills. Program staff and families work together to design an individualized transition plan based on student needs and interests. Students who complete the program are often ready for supported employment positions and have skills needed to participate in community activities.http://www.sheridantechnical.com/ProgramDescriptions/tabid/5373/language/en-US/Default.aspx
5400 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33021(google map)
20251 Stirling Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33332(google map)
Sheridan Technical High School
3775 SW 16th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312(google map)
Sheridan Technical College
Disability Services/ Vocational Rehabilitation
Johanna Kelly, ESE Specialist:
Joni McClaurine, Guidance Counselor:
St. Pete College Seminole Campus - LiFT University Program
South Florida Education Center Transportation Resource
We are your South Florida Education Center (SFEC) transportation connection for free shuttle service, discount Tri-Rail and BCT passes, as well as alternative transportation solutions for the students, staff and faculty who work and/or attend one of the five major educational institutions, located within the one square mile campus
The Arc Jacksonville Academy On Campus Transition at UNF
The Learning Academy at USF
UNF The On Campus Transition (OCT) program
The On Campus Transition (OCT) program is a partnership of The Arc Jacksonville and the University of North Florida (UNF). This innovative program provides young adults with developmental disabilities the unique opportunity of having an authentic college experience while receiving transition services in an inclusive and integrated environment. The OCT is a private school (funding may be provided via McKay Scholarship) that serves students ages 18 and up who have completed high school course work. Students participate in all aspects of college life by auditing UNF courses, joining campus organizations and clubs, and participating in recreational/leisure activities enjoyed by all UNF students. Students also have the opportunity to live in off-campus student housing or in UNF's dormitories through the IDYLLIC (Including Disabled youth Living and Learning In College) residential program.
Brianna Frazier, HEOA Consortium Consultant
Theme Housing is a program established to promote a direct link between residential and extracurricular life for students at the University of North Florida. It is designed to provide students who have common extracurricular interests the opportunity to live together in campus housing while fulfilling a common goal. A Theme Housing program increases students' opportunities to connect and learn from each other. Up to 50 students to live together on campus centered around a common theme for the academic year. THRIVE community contact the DRC at firstname.lastname@example.org
and/or visit http://www.unf.edu/drc/ for more information about the service provided through the DRC.
USF Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
To promote access to and participation in inclusive education for students with developmental disabilities.
USF Project 10 STING RAY
University of South Florida – St. Petersburg, and Project 10. It offers young adults with significant cognitive disabilities, ages 18-22, an opportunity to experience life on a college campus while developing independent living and employability skills. The program focuses on independent living in the community; preparation for employment; community-based work experience; on-the-job training; placement in competitive, integrated employment; preparation for continuing higher education; development of self-determination skills; and establishment and maintenance of positive social and work relationships
L. Danielle Roberts, Dahm Project Coordinator email@example.com
USF St. Petersburg Project STING RAY
USF Successful Transition After Graduation For Exceptional Students (STAGES)
University of SouthFlorida (USF)SuccessfulTransition AfterGraduation ForExceptionalStudents(STAGES)
STAGES is a partnership between the SchoolDistrict of Hillsborough County and Universityof South Florida College of EducationDepartment of Special Education. Training andsupport is provided to young adults withdisabilities including opportunities toexperience college life, explore career options,utilize public transportation, learn self advocacyskills, interact with age‐appropriate peers, and reach their potential asindependent members of the community.
Georgie Collins, Transition Facilitator (813) 974‐3632 or Georgie.Collins@sdhc.k12.fl.us
Unicorn Village Academy
A community based, 5 year Life Skills and Academic Program, from ages 13-22 for students with neurodiversity and hidden abilities
21100 Ruth & Baron Coleman Blvd.
Suite 200 Boca Raton, FL 33428 (google map)
Headmaster: Dr. Herm Fishbein
Administrative Assistant: Kathy Villeneuve
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
Summer Campus Living Program at Nova Southeastern University
400 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (google map)
Tammy Bresnahan, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Programs
Director of Campus and Community Relations (Admissions)
Summit Camp & Travel
Camp provides a summer sleep away camp experience for boys and girls, ages 8‐19, who have issues of attention. These may include Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD and/or ADHD), ASD, Asperger’s syndrome, awkward social skills, High Functioning Autism, verbal or non‐verbal learning disabilities (NVLD), and/or mild social or emotional concerns.
Summit Camp Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
322 Route 46 West, Suite 210,
Parsippany, NJ 07054 (google map)
168 Duck Harbor Road
Honesdale, PA 18431 (google map)
Talisman provides exceptional ADHD, Autism and Asperger's camp opportunities for young people, ages 6 to 22, with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other learning differences.
64 Gap Creek Road
Zirconia, NC 28790
+1 828 697 6313
This is a federal‐state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Headquarters Office
Aleisa McKinlay , Director
Gigi Clinton, Sr. VR Counselor
Agency for Person with Disabilities (APD)