- Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ADP) Resource Directory : Use this easy tool to search for local Florida resources.
- Florida Navigator State Agency Program Search Tool: This is an online tool designed to empower and inform individuals with developmental disabilities, caregivers, and professionals about specific State of Florida services.
- Waiver Provider is not only a directory of Medicaid providers. It provides detailed information about each medicaid waiver provider listed to include services provided, area covered, etc.
- Florida Developmental Disability Resources Provider Search : Search for Florida health care providers serving persons with developmental disabilities by county, ADP region, zip code or service.
- Nathaniel's Hope Florida Disability Resource Directory: A great list of Florida-specific resources for children and adults with disabilities.
- Florida's Voice provides valuable resources for persons with developmental disabilities categorized by disability, state, or federal programs.
- Help By City - Disability Assistance Programs in Florida: Financial, medical, food and emotional help and assistance programs in Florida, listed by select city.
- Bright Feats Disability Directory: Great resources listed for Orlando, Tampa Bay, Space Coast, Treasure Coast, and Palm Beach areas.
- The Florida Office on Disability and Health The mission of FODH is to maximize the health, well-being, participation, & quality of life, throughout the lifespan of all Floridians & their families living with disability.
- A Waiting List Resource Guide: a list of resources and activities compiled by the Florida Division of Vocational Rehab to help you prepare for employment while waiting for your case to be activated from the Vocational Rehab waiting list.
- Florida Independent Living Council The Florida Independent Living Council advances civil rights of people with disabilities through advocating systemic change.
- The ACCESS (Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency ) Florida Program helps to promote strong and economically self-sufficient communities by providing food, cash and medical assistance to individuals and families on the road to economic recovery.
- Florida Developmental Disabilities Council :Their mission is to advocate and promote meaningful participation in all aspects of life for Floridians with developmental disabilities. Check their Resources section to find a wide array of publications, and videos on past workshops in special education law.
- The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System: FDLRS provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide.
- Florida Advocacy and Legal Service Resources : A list generated by Olmstead Rights of agencies and organizations for advocacy and aide for persons with disabilities
- Disability Rights Florida : Disability Rights Florida was founded in 1977 as the statewide designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida.
- Able Trust supports individuals, non-profit organizations and vocational rehabilitation programs throughout Florida with fund-raising, grant making and public awareness of disability issues. Able Trust offers grants to individuals in a variety of areas including equipment needed for employment and employment assistance that could not be provided by an agency of the State of Florida or in emergency situations. Individual grants for on-the-job accommodation average $2,000-$3,000.
- Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities The mission of the Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Inc. is to promote the interests of individuals with disabilities by acting as a public policy change agent, and to promote and serve the interests of community human service provider organizations.
- Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Program of the Florida Health Department: Our purpose is to provide all eligible residents who sustain a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury the opportunity to obtain the necessary services that will enable them to return to an appropriate level of functioning in their community. Our programs for eligible adult and pediatric clients provide direct case management and resource facilitation as primary services.
- Brain Injury Association of Florida
The Brain Injury Association of Florida informs, educates, supports and advocates for Florida's 210,000 families living with traumatic brain injury.
- Family Network on Disabilities of Florida
Family Network on Disabilities of Florida is a statewide alliance of individuals with disabilities, special needs, or at-risk and their families. Our mission is to provide family-driven support, education, information and advocacy.
- Florida Department of Veteran's Affairs
On their home page you will find links to the location of your nearest VA Medical Facility, a list of Florida Veteran Service Offices, a National Resource Directory, and other information.
- Florida Health and Transition Services (HATS)
Program of Florida Department of Health, Children’s Medical Services. Mission to assist youth in Florida through the transition into every aspect of adult life, including health care, work, and independence. Provides statewide and region-specific resources for Hillsborough, Panhandle, Northeast, and South regions of Florida.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Project Director Janet Hess)
Phone: Phone: (813) 259-8604
- Heart of Florida United Way: FamilyWize
FamilyWize prescription medication discount cards. On average, the discount card gives a savings of 40%. To request a card today, contact Heart of Florida United Way by dialing 2-1-1. Located in Orlando, Florida but serves all counties of Florida. FamilyWize Prescription Downloadable App on Apple App Store, Google Play, and Windows Phone Store
Phone: 407-835-0900 (Heart of Florida United Way)
Phone: 2-1-1 (to request a card today)
- Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Supports persons with disabilities in living, learning, and working in their communities. Offers information on resources for specific counties in Florida, as well as state resources.
- McKay Scholarship Program
Florida’s school choice programs allow parents to choose the best education program- public or private- for their child. The McKay Scholarship Program also offers parents public school choice. A parent of an eligible special needs student may choose to transfer the student to another public school.
- Florida Department of Children and Families ACCESS
ACCESS provides multiple statewide resources including employment assistance, transportation assistance, housing assistance, child care assistance, etc.
- Children’s Medical Services
A collection of programs for eligible children with special needs. This includes Early Intervention and Child Development programs for eligible young children whose development is behind their peers and the families of those children.
- Florida KidCare
Florida KidCare includes free, subsidized, and full-pay options for health insurance in children aged 0-18 years old based on incomes and household size. Most families pay nothing at all, and many pay as little as $15-$20 a month for all children in the household. Families who do not qualify for free or subsidized coverage may purchase a competitively priced full-pay plan.
- Camp Wego
Camp Wego offers travel and camping programs specialized to individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome. All-inclusive travel programs are open to travelers 6 years old and older.
- Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC, AKA Medical Daycare)
PPEC centers allow Medicaid eligible children from birth through age 20 with medically-complex conditions to receive continual medical care in a non-residential setting. PPEC centers provide nursing intervention and medical supervision to children with special health care needs.
- Special Olympics Florida Special Olympics Florida offers individuals with intellectual disabilities a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition. Neither athletes nor parents are charged a fee to participate in the program, and activities exist for those of all ability levels, from the highly functioning to the severely challenged. Anyone can participate in Special Olympics if they meet the eligibility criteria of having intellectual disabilities or a similar developmental disability.
*This website was created using a variety of sources including the online resources listed, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your physician. The content provided here is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition*