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 lso 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.
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
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
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
http://www.deaflinx.com/Children/family.html This site contains articles from professionals, families, and parents regarding how to deal with a deaf child.
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.
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.
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/rett/detail_rett.htm This site offers information on Rett's and has a detailed fact sheet.
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.
Clinic- All Children/s HospitalSpina Bifida Clinic Address: 957 4th St. South. St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Phone: 727-893-2775 Website: www.allkids.org
United Way of Central Florida
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