Resources

Asperger Syndrome:

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/asperger.htm     Website contains information on the disorder, answers to frequently asked questions, and a fact sheet. This site also has a list of national organizations devoted to asperger's and helping the families.


Attention Deficit Disorder:

http://www.chadd.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Chapter_Search_Display1&state=fl     Website contains information on the disorer, links to resources in the community including support groups, professional help, and your rights within the school system.


Autism:

http://www.cfaii.org/ Central Florida Autism Institute     Located in Lakeland, CFAI offers day camps for autistic students, and raises awareness of autism within our local community.     Phone: 863-816-5886

Heart of Florida Autism Society (Lakeland)     Address: 1319 Glenview Ln. Lakeland, FL 33813     Phone: 863-644-482

Heart of Florida Autism Society (Winter Haven)     Address: 963 Whisper Lake Dr. Winter Haven, FL 33880     Phone: 863-294-6315

PEACE- Parental Education and Encouragement for Autism in Children Everywhere     Address: 1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33803     Phone: 863-686-1221 ext. 228    www.peacelakeland.com PEACE offers parent support groups and information regarding Autism and related disorders.

CARD- Center for Autism and Related Disorders     Phone: 813-974-2532


Blind or Visually Impaired:

http://www.tampalighthouse.org/    The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind provides rehabilitation services, and programs. Services are offered in Tampa and Winter Haven.  Tampa: 813-251-2407   Winter Haven: 863-299-3633


Cerebral Palsy:

http://www.achievetampabay.org/     Website contains information regarding programs and services for children and families provided from the United cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay.     Tampa office: 813-239-1179

https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/cerebral-palsy/   The Community Outreach team at Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national organization that helps families and individuals affected by cerebral palsy. The site shares information about therapies and treatment, the causes of CP and support for those with this disorder.  Orlando office: 1-844-891-1117


Cystic Fibrosis:

http://www.cff.org/Chapters/tampa/     Website contains information on CF and care centers in the Tampa Bay area.   Tampa care center: 727-767-4146     Lakeland outreach clinic:  727-892-4146


Deafness:

http://www.deaflinx.com/Children/family.html    This site contains articles from professionals, families, and parents regarding how to deal with a deaf child.


Down Syndrome:

www.dsapolk.org   This is a link to the Down Syndrome Association of Polk County

http://www.dsacf.org/   The Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida site offers information about groups, parent-to-parent interction, and local programs and resources for Down syndrome children and their parens.

http://www.ds-health.com/    This site offers information about the health related side of Down Syndrome.


Prader-Willi:

http://www.pwsausa.org/   Site offers resources, souuort and information on Prader-Willi

http://pwfa.org/    The Florida chapter of Prader-Willi Association also has support group information and e-mail address of people to contact for help.


Rett Syndrome:

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/rett/detail_rett.htm     This site offers information on Rett's and has a detailed fact sheet.


Speech Impairment:

http://www.flasha.org/ The Florida Speech andHearing Association offers a discussion forum, information and activities all around florida to aid in the success of your child.


Spina Bifida:

Clinic- All Children/s HospitalSpina Bifida Clinic     Address: 957 4th St. South.    St. Petersburg, FL 33701     Phone: 727-893-2775     Website: www.allkids.org


Additional Resources:

United Way of Central Florida
Website: uwcf.org

Child Find- Coordinates programs to prevent an undiagnosed delay from becoming a disability or to minimize impact.   Address: 1915 S Floral Ave. Bartow, FL 33830     Phone: 863-534-0936

Hope Center-  Offers clothing, furniture, food, diapers, and household items to those in need at no charge.   Address: 114 E Parker St. Lakeland, FL 33802     Phone: 862-682-8182

Salvation Army (Winter Haven)-     Provides school supplies and clothing to those in need.      Address: 320 Ave. T. NW   Winter Haven, FL 33882    Phone: 863-295-7493

Psychiatric & Psychological Services (PPS)-   Offers play therapy and ADHD and Autism therapies.  Address: 930 Alicia Rd. Lakeland, FL 33801     Phone: 863-680-1950

WIC (Bartow)-  Offers nutrition and supplemental foods.     Address: 1275 Brice Blvd. Bartow, FL 33830     Phone: 863-519-7542

Lakeland Clinic-  Offers family suport through Child Health Care, Dental Care, Family Planning, Healthy Start, and Food Stamps.    Addres: 3241 Lakeland hills Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33805  Phone: 862-413-2620, Dental Clinic: 863-413-2636, WIC Phone: 863-413-2638

Florida Diagnostic Learning Resource System – FDLRS   www.fdlrs.com

National Dissemination Center – NICHCY  www.nichcy.org

Discipline Help  www.disciplinehelp.com

Florida Network on Disabilities – FND   www.fndfl.org

Challenger Sports www.lakelandcityball.com

Brave Kids   www.bravekids.org

Heartland and Horses   www.heartlandhorses.org