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Supports persons with developmental disabilities in living, learning and working in their communities.

www.apdcares.org

Osceola County’s postsecondary facility that provides Adult Education to improve academic skills, provides GED testing, offers ESOL (English classes for speakers of other languages).

www.alco.osceolaschools.net

The Alzheimer’s Association, Central & North Florida Chapter serves 31 counties with education and support as well as raising funds for research. Offers support groups as well.

www.alzorlando.org
(407) 228-4650

24/7 Helpline-Answers questions and offers emotional support

www.alzorlando.org
(800) 272-3900

For over 30 years, the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center (ADRC) has served as a Central Florida based grassroots nonprofit and community resource center dedicated to providing support and hope for families and individuals caring for a loved one with some form of dementia. ADRC empowers caregivers with the knowledge, support and programs to help them prepare for and cope with the challenges that lie ahead. Our organization offers a variety of peer support groups, counseling sessions, educational programs and wellness events to help caregivers in the central Florida with the day-to-day tasks of caring for their loved ones, as well as maintaining their own health.

www.adrccares.org
(407) 843-1910

Offers innovative solutions for individuals, groups and communities affected by mental illness, substance abuse disorders and developmental disabilities. Provides collaborative medical, behavioral, case management and educational services.

Angelsforkidsoncall.com

A full service bank that participates successfully in supported employment for individuals with disabilities.

www.axiombanking.com

An organization for high school students and young adults with disabilities that provides friendship, inclusion, leadership and jobs.

www.bestbuddies.org
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The mission of Brevard Achievement Center is to provide persons with disabilities innovative services and opportunities to achieve personal success. We strive to create a society in which all persons with disabilities are valued contributors in the workforce and community.

https://bacbrevard.com/
(321) 632-8610

Camp Challenge provides overnight or day camp for children and adults with disabilities or special needs

www.easterseals.com/florida

Canine Companions is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

www.cci.org

CARD provides family support services, professional training, educator resources and public awareness as Florida’s “First Choice for Autism Support”.

www.ucf-card.org

CIL provides training, support, employment connections, and postsecondary education through community based activities and classroom instruction aimed at improving pre-employment and independent living skills.

www.cilorlando.org

This public agency provides special services for children with special needs. Family-centered programs help eligible children who have a variety of conditions and needs. Requires referral from Medicaid.

www.cms-kids.com

Conductive Education is a unique, holistic educational approach to help children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities achieve their greatest level of independence. CECO offers a special needs K-12 school, summer camp, and early intervention.

www.ceco.org

Formerly known as the “Advocacy Center”, this agency ensures civil rights for those with physical, mental or developmental disabilities.

www.disabilityrightsflorida.org

School-to-Work Transition Program services for the blind and visually impaired includes assessment, information and referral, assistive technology, counseling, job readiness, job coaching and home and personal management.

www.dbs.fldoe.org

The Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) maintains this Resource Directory as an informational service to help elders, their families, caregivers, and others interested in elder issues learn about available resources and organizations in their respective areas. 

800-262-2243

The Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) maintains this Resource Directory as an informational service to help elders, their families, caregivers, and others interested in elder issues learn about available resources and organizations in their respective areas. 

407-514-0019

The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.

www.eldercare.acl.gov
(800) 677-1116

Exceptional Student Education provides education, support and transition planning to students with disabilities in Osceola County.

Florida Alliance for Assistive Technology Services and Technology assists people with disabilities to try out assistive devices for up to 30 days to determine those most helpful for them. Referral services are also provided.

www.FAAST.org

Advocates, educates, and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, partnering with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), to bring quality service to individuals for dignity and choice.

www.fccflorida.org

This grassroots organization was founded by parents, and offers family-to-family support. FND offers a Transition Tool Kit for youth and families to help them plan for the future. Visit the PSN Parent Support Network section for a variety of webinars on relevant topics.

www.fndusa.org

The First Hope, a program for special needs children, is a unique approach to teach children with disabilities. Classes are at a 2:1 student:teacher ratio for all our Inclusion and Transitions+ Programs, except Transitions+ Intermediate and Secondary which is 4:1 student:teacher ratio — with a goal of independence. Our vision is to create an environment of learning and development for special needs children in a Christ-centered program.

FAAST, the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology program, is administered through the Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and is federally funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended in 2004 (P.L. 108-364).

Since its inception in 1998, FAAST has been and continues to be a resource to provide Floridians free access to information, referral services, educational programs, and publications in an accessible format on extensive topics related to disability rights, laws/policies, and funding opportunities for assistive technology.

http://www.faast.org

“Think College” is the USDOE National Coordination Center supporting the growth and enhancement of postsecondary options for students with intellectual disabilities across the United States.

www.fltpsid.info

Heart of Florida United Way improves the lives of individuals and families, building strong communities by uniting people and organizations to create measurable results and a lasting impact. We work to help all of our community by focusing on four pivotal areas: Education, Income, Health and Basic Needs.

https://www.hfuw.org

The Is Able Children’s Foundation focuses on bringing families together to meet some of the needs of their special children. Families are the fabric that holds their children’s world together. Providing resources for medical needs, recreational services and fun time together is the priority of this organization. It is our wish that families benefit from our resources and that they feel supported so they can continue to stay together.

www.isablefoundation.org

A nonprofit ministry committed to inspiring individuals and families living with disabilities to discover a new vision for their future.

https://liftdisability.net

Provides education, independent life skills and job training and placement to people with sight impairment and their families. The Transition Program includes summer work programs and other activities for teens.

www.lighthousecfl.org

Meals on Wheels, Etc. began providing Home-Delivered Meals and Transportation Services in 1973 to seniors of Seminole County. Since that time, we have added additional services which help meet the growing needs of vulnerable seniors in our area. We offer a number of vital programs such as Neighborhood Dining, Homemaking, Home Chores and Home Weatherization that help the elderly remain in their own homes so they can continue to live their lives with as much independence as possible.

www.mealsetc.org
(407) 333-8877

Information and resources available for residents of Orange County

(407) 254-9277

Created in 1971, the Osceola Council on Aging, Inc. is the largest social services organization in Osceola County, providing a wide array of services and programs to meet the needs of our community. Though the name implies services for just the elderly, our scope of services extend to families as well, helping during crisis to enable generations of residents to cope with challenges.

www.osceolagenerations.org
407-846-8532

Santiago & Friends | Family Center for Autism addresses the welfare of Central Florida children and education advancement priorities for Latino Leadership. Through Santiago & Friends Latino Leadership works to address a gap in service for families touched by autism in a linguistically- and culturally-sensitive manner. Focusing primarily on ABA Therapies, Santiago & Friends Center for Autism empowers parents to be the voice for their child and be a major component of their therapy program.

www.santiagoandfriends.com

Senior Resource Alliance (SRA) is your local resource for accessing the many services and programs of the state and federal government, available to senior citizens, their caregivers and family members. SRA also is an objective clearinghouse for information and services offered by local, state and national organizations.

www.seniorresourcealliance.org
(407) 228-1800

Our supportive services help seniors meet their daily living needs at home, which greatly impacts their health and ability to remain living independently. With community-based assistance, seniors can thrive at home where they are happiest. We are the safety net. Seniors First offers a vital support system for vulnerable elderly with limited options who would otherwise not have access to or be able to afford services. Any Orange or Seminole County resident age 60 years and older may be eligible for our services. Eligibility requirements vary by program, and some programs require a professional in-home assessment.

www.seniorsfirstinc.org
(407) 292-0177

Provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults 8 years of age and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

www.specialolympicsosceola.org

The Village Academy is a DIR Floortime School,bilingual, therapeutic education program in Oviedo, Florida, near the University of Central Florida in Orlando. We use the DIR Floortime Approach and Sensory Integrative Approaches to educate our students both academically and theraputically.

www.thevillageacademy.net

2017 Outstanding Employer award from APD and VR. With seven locations these providers bring the best of care to all patients with services in Obstetrics, Gynecology, In Office Procedures, and Minimally Invasive Surgeries.

www.wcorlando.com

SAS words collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create an inclusive educational environment for students enrolled in the University of Central Florida.

www.sas.sdes.ucf.edu

Supervisor of Elections maintains voter registration and manages the electoral process in Osceola County.

soe@voteosceola.com 

Welcoming Hearts is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with specials needs by providing information and support to individuals, families, professionals and the community through education and social activities.

www.welcominghearts.org
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The goal of Help Me Grow Florida is to promote healthy development for every child in our state.  Help Me Grow is 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.

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The Arc of Florida is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with unique abilities.  The Arc of Florida works with local, state and national partners and advocates for people with intellectual disabilities, autism, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, prader-willi syndrome and other unique abilities to be fully included in all aspects of their community.

http://www.arcflorida.org/