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.
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
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
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