Advocacy and Policy
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
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
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
Social Health and Wellness
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
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 Programs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gwen Carey, M.Ed. email@example.com
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
and/orvisit http://www.unf.edu/drc/ for more information about the service provided through the DRC.
Brevard Achievement Center
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:
Academics Independent Living Social Skills Career Development
Jessica R. Rothschild, Student Services Coordinator
6555 Nova Drive
Davie, FL 33317
Phone: (954) 370-5142
Florida Consortium on Postsecondary Education and Intellectual Disabilities
Consortium on Postsecondary Education and Intellectual Disabilities website!
Next Up Transition Curriculum LLC
Corey Fineran- Director of Content
Special Needs Post Secondary Search Site
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:email@example.com
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