Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) provides resources and services to those with developmental disabilities and their families. They partner with local communities and private providers to address their needs. Please call for more information.
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"The Bears" Early Learning Centers welcome kids ages 0 to 5. They offer full and half day programs. They also offer after-school care for elementary aged children. A summer camp program is available as well. Open from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM, year-round.
"Huggie Bears" ages 1 to 2 years old are offered:
- Hands-on activities
- Toys displayed on low and open shelves
- Sand and water play
- Outdoor play
- Block area
- Book corner
"Huggie Bears" ages 3 years old are offered:
Children's Medical Services offers a range of programs and services for children with special needs. Please call or visit website for more information.
The Florida Abuse Hotline accepts reports 24 hours a day. Anyone who suspects that a child or vulnerable adult is abused or neglected needs to make a report. You can report online, by phone or by fax.
Abuse Hotline: 1.800.962.2873
Florida Relay Services: dial 711 or TTY: 1.800.955.8771
Report online: https://reportabuse.dcf.state.fl.us/
Easterseals Camp Challenge's mission is to provide safe, fun, and fair recreational activities for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities in an outdoor environment.
Contact Camp Challenge at email@example.com or 352.383.4711 for more information.
Family Network on Disabilities provides Parent Support Network (PSN). This program provides services to help parents of children with disabilities have the training and information they need to prepare their children for school and life. Please call or visit website for more information.
The McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities gives students with special needs the chance to attend a private school. The program is for students in grades K-12. Please see the website for more information.
Please go to this website: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/mc…
The state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working. It includes four different parts.
Some of the services Florida KidCare covers are:
- Check-ups and shots
- Doctor visits
- Mental health
- Vision and hearing
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches provides social services to children and families from train counselors.
- Case Management
- Clinical Social Services
- Family Counseling
- Family Life Education Program
- Individual Counseling
- Parent Retreat Weekends
Please call or visit website for more information.
This agency has a mobile camping program. It combines Summer Camp and Youth Camp and offers it to areas that may be socially and/or economically challenged. The aim of this program is to teach youth how to use their free time in a positive manner. It also helps teaching to accept others and appreciate the cultural differences of all. Please call or visit website for more information.