Alliance for Independence
Offering individuals with disabilities the avenues to explore and experience personal growth and achievement through awareness, education, community resources and personal relationships
Seminole Work Opportunity Program (SWOP)
Private non-profit organization providing vocational, educational and community based employment training to developmentally disabled adults in Seminole and Orange Counties.
Noahs Ark of Central Florida, Inc
Noah’s Ark of Central Florida on a daily basis supports and educates individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, their families, and their caregivers.
Just Cares Inc.
Non Profit providing social outings for adults with ASD
Youth Leadership Forum
Innovative, intensive, four-day career leadership training program for high school juniors and seniors with disabilities.
Self-Determination for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Respite / Peer Programs
Best Buddies Florida
Sibling Leadership Network
Family Network on Disabilities, Inc. (FND)
The IEP Advocate
Wrightslaw & The Special Ed Advocate
Statewide Advocacy Network on Disabilities, Inc. (STAND)
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. (FDDC)
Special Education Law & Advocacy
Mark S. Kamleiter, Esquire 727-323-2555
ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis)
Alternative Behavioral Concepts, inc.
Applied Behavioral Learning Experciences
Behavioral Progression Inc.
Harmony Mental Health and Behavioral
Intergrated Behavioral Health Solutions inc.
Positive Behavior Supports Corp.
Tri-County Human Services Inc.
Tampa Peds Specialist/Epilespy
Dr.Tracey Henley PsyD
Dr. Nur Qureshi MD.
Dr. Karen Teston
6949 Old Polk City Rd
Lakeland Florida 33809
Phone: (863) 859-0848
Al Clark, Associate Director
Lakeland Christian School Discovery Program
Step Up For Students
Step Up For Students administers TWO K-12 scholarships for Florida school children. One is the Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts (PLSA), it is a new program that helps families customize educational plans for their children with special needs. The other is an income- based Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC), a program that empowers low-income families to find the K-12 school that best meets their children’s learning needs.
The Monarch School
Our Children's Academy
ABC School House, Inc.
The Jericho School for Children with Autism
Post Secondary Education:
Beacon College: Serves high school graduates, those who have earned their GED, and college transfer students with documented learning disabilities who have proven academic potential.
Local and state resources:
Lakeland Early Steps
Project Safe and Sound
"Helping bring our special needs loved ones home safe and sound"
Polk County Sheriff's Office:
Polk County FDLRS
Polk County Schools www.polk-fl.net Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Area 14
State of Florida
Center For Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD-USF) 800-333-4530
Center For Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD-UCF) 407-737-2566
Clearinghouse Information Center, FDOE
FAAST (Florida Alliance For Assistive Services and Technology, Inc.)
Florida Inclusion Network (FIN/Polk)
Florida Department of Education
Bonnie Dupuis, Polk County Inclusion Facilitator -
Dee Low, Program Assistant ~
APD Resource Directory - The Agency Supports Persons with Developmental Disabilities in Living, Learning, and Working in their Communities.
Reduced rate family vacations for families with ASD children.
Lakeland City Baseball Buddy Ball
A non-profit organization that provides intensive therapy and respite and support for the families of special children. Focuses on children with Autism and/or children with similar difficulties.
Leidy Grandison 480-829-1487
Rated the World's #1 Ski Destination Roberta Boyd, BC Adaptive Supervisor Avon, CO
Rotary's Camp Florida
A year-round facility for children with medical or emotional special needs.
A reserved dolphin-swim experience, unlimited access to Coral Reef, Ray Lagoon, Resort Pool, Tropical river and Aviary, freshly prepared meal,complimentary self parking and use of snorkel equipment, wetsuits, towels, lockers and more.
124 S. Kentucky Ave. Lakeland Fl.
TiAnViCa Riding Academy, Inc.
Founded in 2005 by Roger and Sara Meadows, TiAnViCa Riding Academy is a center in which physically, mentally and emotionally challenged individuals receive educational, recreational and therapeutic riding activities, hence our motto “Riding for Therapy”.
Nature's Place Therapy Services
Riding Therapy, Davenport, Fl 33837
Easter Seals Camp Challenge
Serves children and adults age six through senior citizen with both a summer camp and respite camp program.
Sunshine Community of Florida, Inc.
Sunshine Community of Florida Inc. provides Social, Recreational and Creative programs on a consistent weekly basis while incorporating life skills in a safe and friendly environment for individuals with developmental disabilities
We are based in Winter Haven, Florida and we provide adaptive water ski events for children and adults with various disabilities including our Wounded Warriors
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for
P.E.A.C.E. (Parental Encouragement for Autistic Children Everywhere)
A support group serving Lakeland and Polk County, Florida Nicole Torres 727-523-1130
Peer Support group
Contact: Amy Kierman 863-413-2722
Autism Society of Greater Orlando (ASGO)
The mission or goal of the ASGO is that all individuals within the autism spectrum will be provided a lifetime network of opportunities to become fully accepted, included, and actively participating members of our community, through family support, education, and advocacy, and public awareness.
Parents of Students with Disabilities Support Group, Polk County
Lift is committed to Elevating Life in the Disability Family...we demonstrate Love...connect to Learn...inspire to Lead. www.liftdisability.net/boost
Special Touch Ministry
Our mission...to ease and enrich the lives of people impacted by disability.
Our vision...to provide faith-based support and response to needs that arise in the disability community.
ABC Mental Health and Relationship Counseling
Mr. Yilmaz Taskin M.A.
Social Skills, Interventions, and Group Instruction
Family Learning Solutions, LLC
Donna Grosser, LMHC
Speech - Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy Baby Steps Therapy Services
Beth Ingram Therapy Services Lakeland (863) 683-4726 Bartow
Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center
Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc.
The Therapy Place
Psychological & Neurobehavior Services
Tracey Henley, PsyD
Nur Qureshi, MD
Dolphin Human Therapy
Joyful Music and Dance Studios
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