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Child Provider Specialists

Contact Name:

Dr. Mike Rizzo

Contact #:

954-577-3396

Description:

For more than 25 years, Dr. Rizzo (A.K.A. Coach Mike) has worked with children, and their families, who struggle with social, emotional, behavioral, and/or academic difficulties. Beyond his doctoral training, Dr. Rizzo has earned his Diplomate in School Neuropsychology from the American Board of School Neuropsychology. Dr. Rizzo is no stranger to learning challenges, as he himself struggled as a child with what was later diagnosed as ADHD, anxiety, and dyslexia. Unaware of the depth and range of his challenges, he and those who loved him were perplexed by his lack of success in many venues of life. His challenges led to academic failures, incredible frustration, and family conflict. Despite these difficulties, Dr. Rizzo never gave up! On his journey toward completing his education, he took many detours, which later served as a rich experiential base from which to understand the world outside of academia. Eventually, at the age of 30, he finished college and entered graduate training. Against all odds, while working full-time as a school psychologist in the public school system, a 37-year-old Mike Rizzo completed his Ph.D. After 10 years of working as a school psychologist in public education, Dr. Rizzo was recruited to develop the Psychology Department at Miami Children’s Hospital Dan Marino Outpatient Center in Weston, Florida. While he and his practice, Child Provider Specialists, still have a presence at the Dan Marino Center, as well as at Miami Children’s Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center in Palm Beach Gardens, and the newest Nicklaus Center pending in Naples this summer, his group has expanded far beyond the walls of these centers. Over 30 psychologists have been trained by Dr. Rizzo to understand the neurobiology of learning and behavior and to assist families in maximizing the potential of their children three years of age and up. The main office in Weston, Florida is an APA approved doctoral internship site and hosts and trains psychologists of the future.

Location Address:

2771 Executive Park Drive, Suite 6

Location City:

Weston

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Family Focused Organizations, Social, Health & Wellness, Summer Programs

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Family Care Council Florida

Contact #:

800-470-8101

Email:

fccf@fccflorida.org

Description:

The mission of the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF) is to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, partnering with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), to bring quality services to individuals with dignity and choice

Location City:

Fern Park

Location State:

FL

Group:

Family Focused Organizations

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Parent to Parent of Miami

Contact #:

305-271-9797

Email:

info@ptopmiami.org

Description:

Parent to Parent of Miami is a community parent resource center for families of children and adults with all disabilities.

Location City:

Miami

Location State:

FL

Group:

Family Focused Organizations

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The Autism Notebook

Contact #:

954-559-5872

Description:

The Autism Notebook Magazine serves the community with a free publication about education, inspiration and empowerment.

Location City:

Pembroke Pines

Location State:

FL

Group:

Family Focused Organizations

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The Dan Marino Foundation

Contact #:

954-368-6000

Email:

info@DanMarinoFoundation.org

Description:

The Dan Marino Foundation (DMF) is a results-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with autism or other developmental disabilities. Using innovative approaches to problem solving and leveraging the latest technologies

Location City:

Ft. Lauderdale

Location State:

FL

Group:

Family Focused Organizations

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The de Moya Foundation

Contact #:

305-667-9112

Email:

info@demoyafoundation.com

Description:

The de Moya Foundation is committed to creating employment opportunities for young adults with unique abilities by building long term partnerships with the employers and providing support for the employees. We foster hope, confidence and independence to ensure successful employment outcomes and community inclusion.

Location City:

Miami

Location State:

FL

Group:

Family Focused Organizations

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The Family Café

Contact #:

888-309-CAFÉ

Email:

info@familycafe.net

Website:

familycafe.net/

Description:

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.

Location City:

Tallahassee

Location State:

FL

Group:

Family Focused Organizations

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