Florida Resources and Experts
The ARC of Florida, Inc. - resources for parents of children with disabilities.
Bright Expectations - provides resources and information on developmental disabilities for pregnant women, health care providers, parents and families.
Bureau of Exceptional Education & Student Services (BEESS) - administers programs for students with disabilities and for gifted students
Children’s Forum - provides programs, special projects, events and publications for families, providers and communities.
Disability Rights Florida - protection and advocacy system for the State of Florida with mission to advance the quality of life, dignity, equality, self-determination, and freedom of choice of persons with disabilities.
Easter Seals Florida - offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals. 520 N. Semoran Blvd. Suite 280, Orlando, Florida 32807
The Family Café, Inc. - brings together individuals with disabilities and their families with state agencies, non-profit organizations and other service providers for networking opportunities
Florida Association for Infant Mental Health - focused on prevention, identification and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders in children birth to age 5
Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA)- serves the needs of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in the State of Florida
Florida Child Care Resource and Referral - Provides access to affordable, quality early learning services for the state's children and families
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. - advocates and promotes meaningful participation in all aspects of life for Floridians with developmental disabilities
Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS)- provides diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services to district exceptional education programs and families of students with disabilities
Florida Head Start - provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to children from low-income families
Florida Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers (FICCIT) - authorized by Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to advise and assist public and private agencies in implementing a statewide system of early intervention services
Florida Occupational Therapy Association (FOTA) - supports, develops and represents the occupational therapy profession for the advancement of the practice and to better serve the consumer
Florida Physical Therapy Association - serves the needs of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and physical therapy students in the State of Florida
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) - a fully accredited state public school and outreach center available tuition-free to eligible Pre-K and K-12 deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired students, including meals, boarding, transportation and other services.
Help Me Grow Florida - designed to address the need for early identification of developmental and/or behavioral concerns, and then to link children and their families to community-based developmental and behavioral services and supports.
March of Dimes/Florida Chapter - programs and services in communities across Florida, we promote healthy pregnancies and babies
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Provides support and resources to children who are blind or visually impaired and their families