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211 Broward

Contact Name:

Elma Pierre

Contact #:

(954) 390-0493

Website:

www.211.org/

Description:

The 2-1-1 Hotline for Children with Special Needs is Broward’s single source for information and referrals for children birth to 22 years of age with a developmental and/or physical disability. This specialized hotline focuses on helping parents, grandparents, caregivers, agencies, teachers, coaches, therapists, nurses and doctors who serve the needs of children with disabilities find support, answers and hope.

Location City:

Locations can be found in all states and counties

Group:

Community Services

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Broward county paratransit

Contact Name:

Customer Service & Eligibility Staff

Contact #:

(954) 357-8405

Description:

Broward County Transit (BCT)'s paratransit service is a shared-ride for persons with physical, cognitive, emotional, visual, or other disabilities which functionally prevent them from using the BCT fixed route bus system permanently, temporarily or under certain conditions.

Location City:

Plantation

Location State:

FL

Group:

Community Services

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CIL Jacksonville:Empowering people with Disabilities

Contact Name:

Angie Miller

Contact #:

904-399-8484

Email:

info@abletrust.org

Description:

The Able Trust does its work in three primary strategic areas: a comprehensive grant award effort that helps community organizations with programs that provide employment training, coaching, and placement; an extensive and successful youth program, which addresses the need to encourage high school youth with disabilities to plan for their education and employment future; and programs directed at providing workforce experiences for people with disabilities – internships, mentoring, job shadowing, part and full time jobs. The Able Trust also devotes resources to addressing barriers to employment through targeted communication efforts, and conducts research to identify issues that affect the employment of Floridians with disabilities.

Location Address:

2709 Art Museum Drive

Location City:

Jacksonville

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Community Services, Summer Programs, Transitional Resources, Vocational

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Step Up For Students

Contact #:

1-877-735-7837

Email:

fes-gardiner@stepupforstudents.org

Description:

The Family Empowerment Scholarship (formerly Gardiner) is different than other state scholarships in that it allows parents to personalize the education of their children with unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. These include schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology – even a college savings account.

Location Address:

P.O. Box 54429

Location City:

Jacksonville

Location State:

FL

Group:

Advocacy & Policy, Community Services

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