Asperger Syndrome:   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 aspergers syndrome and helping the families.

Attention Deficit Disorder:  Website contains information on the disorder, links to resources in the community including support groups, professional help, and your rights within the school system.

Autism:  Phone: 850-245-0475 CARD- Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF  Address: 13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MHC 2113A Tampa, FL 33612-3899   Phone: 813-974-2532 Center for Autism and Related Disabilities- University of Central Florida

Address: UCF CARD 12424 Research Parkway, Suite 365 Orlando, FL 32826  Phone: 407-823-6011

Blind or Visually Impaired:    The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind provides rehabilitation services, and programs. Services are offered in Tampa and Winter Haven. Address: 1106 West Platt Street Tampa, Florida 33606   Phone: 813-251-2407  Address: 206 Avenue D N.W.
Winter Haven, Florida 33881   Phone: 863-299-3633

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.  Phone: 866-605-9961


Cystic Fibrosis:  Website contains information on CF and care centers in the Tampa Bay area. Address: 5100 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 195 TampaFL 33609  Phone: 813-374-9041

Deafness:  This site contains articles from professionals, families, and parents regarding how to deal with a deaf child.

Down Syndrome:   The Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida site offers information about groups, parent-to-parent interaction, and local programs and resources for Down syndrome children and their parents. Address: 204 N Wymore Road Winter Park, FL, 32789  Phone: 407-478-5621    This site offers information about the health related side of Down Syndrome.

Prader-Willi:   Site offers resources, support and information on Prader-Willi. Address: 8588 Potter Park Drive, Suite 500
Sarasota, FL 34238  Phone: (941) 312-0400

Rett Syndrome: This site offers information on Rett’s and has a detailed fact sheet.

Speech Impairment: The Florida Speech and Hearing Association offers a discussion forum, information and activities all around Florida to aid in the success of your child. Phone: 844-427-8461

Additional Resources:

United Way of Central Florida
Website: FDLRS Child Find, in coordination with the school districts, locates children who are potentially eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and links them with needed services. Address: 1860 E. Gibbons Street  Bartow, FL 33830  Phone: 863-535-6486

Salvation Army (Winter Haven)- Provides school supplies and clothing to those in need.   Address: 320 Ave. T. NW   Winter Haven, FL 33881    Phone: 863-291-5107

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 support through Child Health Care, Dental Care, Family Planning, Healthy Start, and Food Stamps.  Address: 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

Discipline Help

Brave Kids

Heartland and Horses Address: 4305 Independence Street Avon Park, FL 33825  Phone: 863-452-0006