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Best Buddies

Contact #:

954-449-6522

Email:

broward@bestbuddies.org

Description:

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Location City:

locations around United States

Location State:

FL

Group:

Social, Health & Wellness

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Broward County Parks and Recreation-Special Population Section (Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network)

Contact Name:

Dori Horowitz-Remillet

Contact #:

954-357-8170

Email:

dhorowitz@broward.org

Description:

Broward County Parks and Recreation Special Populations Section plans, develops, implements, and evaluates a variety of year-round recreation and leisure programs, special events, and services to meet the interests and needs of children, teens, adults, and seniors with disabilities. Programs are designed to develop, enhance, and/or maintain leisure skills, motor skills, socialization, and overall well-being as well as to promote fun and enjoyment.

Location City:

Weston

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Social, Health & Wellness

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Garrett’s Fight Foundation/Garrett’s Fight for Fitness

Contact Name:

Mitchell Holeve, Executive Director

Contact #:

954-270-9746

Email:

garrettsfight@gmail.com

Description:

Our Foundations mission is to promote and facilitate a healthy fit lifestyle for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities by providing individualized coaching and adaptive training. Especially designed for Teens and Adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Location City:

Cooper City

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Social, Health & Wellness

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Giborim U at David Posnack JCC

Contact Name:

Debra Lombard, Giborim U Director

Contact #:

954-434-0599 Ext-208

Email:

dlombard@dpjcc.org

Description:

Giborim U is a program for children, teens and adults with special needs. Its catalog includes courses in fitness, the arts, sports, recreation, life skills and health and wellness.

Location City:

Davie

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Social, Health & Wellness

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Illuminate Heart, Inc.

Contact Name:

Zulma Lochard, Program Director

Contact #:

754-234-5516

Email:

illuminateheartinc@gmail.com

Description:

Illuminate Heart exists to EMPOWER young adults with special needs through education and training to discover happiness, success, stability, and independence in their lives.

Location City:

Pembroke Pines

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Social, Health & Wellness

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Special Olympics

Contact #:

800-700-8585

Email:

jteitler@specialolympics.org

Description:

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit every day around the world through the transformative power and joy of sport. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is tackling the inactivity, stigma, isolation, and injustice that people with intellectual disabilities (ID) face. Our work goes far beyond sports events, driving social change that enables full social participation for people with ID.

Location City:

locations around United States

Location State:

DC

Group:

Social, Health & Wellness

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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, the DMF is creating unprecedented opportunities for the disability community in South Florida and beyond.

Location City:

Ft. Lauderdale

Location State:

FL

Group:

Social, Health & Wellness

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University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD)

Contact #:

800.9. AUTISM

Email:

card@miami.edu

Description:

CARD serves all children and adults who have autism spectrum disorders, dual sensory impairment (deaf blindness), a vision or hearing loss in addition to other disabling conditions, or genetic disorders that may co-exist with autism symptoms.

Location City:

Coral Gables, Miami-Lakes, Homestead, Davie, Miramar

Location State:

FL

Group:

Social, Health & Wellness

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Weston Miracle League

Contact Name:

Herbert Corona

Contact #:

954-278-5619

Email:

wmlfl@aol.com

Description:

Provides opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities in South Florida to play Miracle League Baseball, regardless of their abilities at no cost.

Location City:

Weston

Location State:

Florida

Group:

Social, Health & Wellness

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