2-1-1 Broward Special Needs Hotline
The hotline provides free comprehensive information and referrals to callers, an online resource list for Broward County organizations, 24-hour crisis support and a calendar of special-needs events.
Dial 211 or 954-537-0211; TTY Callers call 954-390-0942 ask for the special needs coordinator
The trust offers an online disabilities resource link that lists organizations in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties that help children, adults and caregivers of individuals with special needs.
3320 Thomasville Road, Suite 200, Tallahassee
Voice or TDD: 850-224-4493
Ascension Catholic Church Special Needs Ministry
A ministry for families facing the specific challenges of daily life while raising a child with special needs. Special events, professional resources and support programs are offered on a regular basis.
7250 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization
An organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome through family support, education and social activities.
10250 NW 53rd St., Sunrise
Center for Autism & Related Disabilities
www.umcard.org, Broward and Miami Dade;
www.coe.fau.edu/card/ Palm Beach
Programs provide support, information and training for families who have children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities.
Palm Beach: 561-297-2023
Center for Hearing and Communication
Formerly the League for the Hard of Hearing, the centers mission is to improve the quality of life for infants, children and adults with all degrees of hearing loss.
2900 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 3, Ft. Lauderdale
Voice: 954-731-7200; TTY: 954-731-7208
Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
A national nonprofit organization offering education, support and advocacy for individuals diagnosed with an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
National office: 800-233-4050
Broward County North: 954-753-3518
Broward County South: 954-680-0799
Miami-Dade County: 305-899-3488
Palm Beach County: 561-478-5160
Club Managers Association of America Therapeutic Recreation Center
The center provides a place for people of all abilities to meet and socialize and participate in a wide variety of accessible, therapeutic recreation programs.
2728 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth
Easter Seals Florida
Easter Seals provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy so people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities.
Miami-Dade County: 305-325-0470
Palm Beach County: 561-471-1688
Epilepsy Foundation of Florida
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