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Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System-South
                 http://fdlrs-south.dadeschools.net

                           Main Office
                         rd
             5555 S.W. 93 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33165
                 305-274-3501 • Fax: 305-598-7752

                          North Satellite
                        nd
             8950 N.W. 2 Avenue, Miami, Florida 33150
                 305-754-4081 • Fax: 305-754-4875

                          Monroe County
             1400 United Street, Key West, Florida 33040
                 305-293-1400 • Fax: 305-293-1485
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
        2007 SCHOOL BOARD

                  Mr. Agustin J. Barrera, Chair
                  Dr. Martin Karp, Vice-Chair
                  Mr. Renier Diaz de la Portilla
                   Ms. Evelyn Langlieb Greer
                  Ms. Perla Tabares Hantman
                      Dr. Robert B. Ingram
                      Ms. Ana Rivas Logan
                        Dr. Marta Pérez
                    Dr. Solomon C. Stinson


                        Dr. Rudolph F. Crew
         Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

                             Ms. Brucie Ball
                         Assistant Superintendent
    Division of Special Education (SPED) and Psychological Services


                         Ms. Delsey Yancoskie
                        Instructional Supervisor

                       Ms. Keisha C. Robinson
                    Instructional Support Specialist

        Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System-South
                            (FDLRS-South)
             5555 S.W. 93rd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33165
             Phone: 305-274-3501 ● Fax: 305-598-7752
                  http://fdlrs-south.dadeschools.net


                         2007
             MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

                        Mr. Randy Acevedo
           Superintendent of Monroe County Public Schools

                        Dr. Lesley Messier
                     Director, Student Services
           Monroe County Schools Administration Building
                         1400 United Street
                     Key West, Florida 33040
            Phone: 305-293-1400 ● Fax: 305-293-1485
                   http://www.monroe.k12.fl.us
                                       EVALUATION/NEEDS ASSESSMENT
TO OUR USERS:

Thank you for using this Community Resource Guide (CRG). In order to better serve you and other community members,
please take a moment to complete the following evaluation/needs assessment.



1.   Information in the 2007 CRG is:
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     Infant/Toddler Services                                        Infant/Toddler Services
     Options for Pre-K Children                                     Options for Pre-K Children
     M-DCPS Special Education Programs                              M-DCPS Special Education Programs
     Information for Parents                                        Information for Parents
     On-Line Resources                                              On-Line Resources
     Miscellaneous Services                                         Miscellaneous Services
     Abuse                                                          Abuse
     Homeless Shelters                                              Homeless Shelters
     General M-DCPS and Community Information                       General M-DCPS and Community Information
     Monroe County Resources                                        Monroe County Resources
     State Resources                                                State Resources
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                       PLEASE SEND THIS COMPLETED FORM TO:

                                                FDLRS-South
                                    Attention: Community Resource Guide
                                            5555 S.W. 93rd Avenue
                                             Miami, Florida 33165
                                                305-274-3501
                                             305-598-7752 - FAX
                 2007
       COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE
                         For Families and Caregivers of
                          Children with Special Needs

The local, state and national resources listed in this publication provide information and services for
and about children with disabilities and their families. The inclusion in this collection of any agency
or provider does not imply that FDLRS/South endorses that provider or agency. It is the
responsibility of the service consumers to evaluate the credentials of any provider they choose to
use.




                     UPDATE INFORMATION
         Updated information for the 2007 Community Resource Guide was compiled,
                         edited and entered by the following persons:

                     Carole F. Abbott, Ph.D., Child Find Outreach Specialist
                     Marina E. Diaz, Preschool Outreach Screening Specialist
                          Esther B. Sousa, Desktop Publishing/Editing


The information contained on the NICHCY/Florida State Resources pages was current as of
January, 2007. All other information contained in the Community Resource Guide was accurate as
of February, 2007.



PLEASE NOTE:
The entire Community Resource Guide is downloadable in PDF format from the FDLRS/South
website at http://fdlrs-south.dadeschools.net under Parent Services. You will need Adobe Acrobat
Reader, which is available for free download at http://www.adobe.com/acrobat.
                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS

HELPLINE INFORMATION...............................................................................................................1

ACTION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THROUGH TEAMING (A.C.T.T.).......................2
 Resource information about Child Find, Parent to Parent, Resource Directory at CCDH,
 Child Care Resource and Referral, and Healthy Start
    • English.........................................................................................................................................3
    • Spanish ........................................................................................................................................4
    • Haitian Creole .............................................................................................................................5

INFANT/TODDLER SERVICES, IDENTIFICATION AND EARLY INTERVENTION ............6

OPTIONS FOR PREKINDERGARTEN CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS .........................7

N.E.E.D. PROGRAM EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION PROVIDERS ................................ 8-13

CHILD CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION INFORMATION ......................................................14

SERVICE AND RESOURCE AGENCIES ACCORDING TO EXCEPTIONALITIES
 Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  Special Education (SPED) Programs.................................................................................................15
 Autism..................................................................................................................................................16
 Deaf or Hard of Hearing ................................................................................................................ 17-18
 Developmentally/Mentally Delayed.............................................................................................. 19-20
 Emotionally Handicapped and Severely Emotionally Disturbed .................................................. 21-22
 Physically Disabled, Chronically Ill, Traumatic Brain Injured and Other Health Impaired ......... 23-25
 Specific Learning Disabled .................................................................................................................26
 Speech and Language Impaired..................................................................................................... 27-28
 Varying Exceptionalities ............................................................................................................... 29-30
 Visually Impaired .......................................................................................................................... 31-32

INFORMATION AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR PARENTS .................................................. 33-36

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
 Assistive Technology (A.T.). ..............................................................................................................37
 Developmental Services and Family Support......................................................................................38
 Developmentally Disabled Residential and Intermediate Care...........................................................39
 Miami-Dade Leisure Access Programs/Parks ............................................................................... 40-41
 Recreation and Therapeutic Programs.................................................................................................42
 Respite Services/Transportation ..........................................................................................................43
                                      TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABUSE RESOURCES
 Domestic Violence Resources ....................................................................................................... 44-45
 Sexual Abuse Resource Directory .......................................................................................................46
 Substance Abuse Resources ................................................................................................................47
 Finding Shelter from Abuse.................................................................................................................48
 Therapeutic Services............................................................................................................................49

HOMELESS SHELTERS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
 Homeless Outreach Services ...............................................................................................................50
 Homeless Shelters................................................................................................................................51

GENERAL M-DCPS AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION
 M-DCPS Vocational Centers/Adult Education ............................................................................. 52-53
 M-DCPS Full Service Schools ............................................................................................................54
 Clinic Sites, Community Outreach and WIC ................................................................................ 55-56

ON-LINE RESOURCES................................................................................................................ 57-58

MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES ......................... 59-63

FLORIDA STATE RESOURCES (from NICHCY) ....................................................................... 64-75
                              HELPLINE INFORMATION




                                     we listen we understand we help

                                                 DIAL 211
The Children’s Trust is fully funding 211 in Miami-Dade County to make this resource and referral line
available to everyone in our community. Now, by dialing 211, parents, caregivers and adolescents are reaching
The Children’s Trust Helpline, where specially trained Switchboard of Miami counselors are standing by, 24
hours a day, 7 days a week, in English, Spanish and Creole.

The 211 helpline serves as the central clearinghouse for health and social services in our community by
providing assessment of need and crisis counseling. Callers can get help with:

                  Summer Programs                                     Parenting Questions
                  Child Care                                          Teen Issues
                  Mentoring                                           Adoption
                  Crisis Counseling                                   Family Violence
                  Health Care                                         Substance Abuse

            The Children’s Trust, 3150 S.W. 3rd Avenue (Coral Way), Miami Florida 33129
                              305-571-5700 • TDD/TTY 305-644-9449
                     http://thechildrenstrust.org/index.asp or email: info@thechildrenstrust.org




     Governor's Office New Toll-Free Number to Benefit the Disabled
In the spirit of Florida Governor Charlie Crist's Office of Open Government and Plain Language Initiative, the
Agency for Persons with Disabilities has secured a toll-free phone number to better serve Florida citizens.

The agency's new phone number is 1-866-APD-CARES or 1-866-273-2273. It will be manned Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (EDT).

The phone operators will answer questions directly. For more complex questions, however, the caller will be
transferred to the best person to respond in a timely manner. The goal is to answer a citizen's question quickly
and accurately while not making the citizen incur long distance phone charges.

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                 A. C. T. T.
ACTION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
       THROUGH TEAMING
                  Free Information
                 Información Gratis
                 Enfòmasyon Gratis




Free Information and Help for Families
    of Children with Special Needs

                    Distributed by:

                      A.C.T.T.
  Action for Children and Families Through Teaming


                      Located at:

 Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System-South
                    (FDLRS-South)
                 5555 S.W. 93rd Avenue
                  Miami, Florida 33165
           305-274-3501 • Fax: 305-598-7752


                     North Satellite
                  8950 N.W. 2nd Avenue
                  Miami, Florida 33150
           305-754-4081 • Fax: 305-754-4875
           http://fdlrs-south.dadeschools.net




              English ~ Español ~ Kreyol




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                                    FOR FREE HELP

Child Find
  Locates and identifies individuals, ages birth through 22 years, who are not already in public school,
  may have disabilities and who may need special education services. Disabilities may be present in
  the areas of vision, hearing, physical condition, behavioral/emotional adjustment, speech/language,
  learning and intellectual development.

  For children under 3 years of age:                   For children ages 3 years and older:
    Early Steps North:     305-243-5600                  FDLRS/South:             305-274-3501
    Early Steps South:     786-268-2611                  http://fdlrs-south.dadeschools.net/

Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc.
  305-271-9797
  http://www.ptopmiami.org/

  Offers to parents of children with special needs, the following services free of charge:
      • Information
      • Support
      • Advocacy
      • Education

Community Committee for Developmental Handicaps, Inc. (CCDH)
  305-596-1160
  http://www.ccdh.org/

  Experienced, family-friendly staff members help families identify and access services including:
     • Programs for Infants and Children            • Respite and Recreation
     • Programs for Adults                          • And more
     • Therapies

Miami–Dade Child Development Services (CDS)
  305-373-3521
  http://www.myflorida.com/childcare/

  Provides resource and referral information on:
     • Help in selecting and paying for child care/subsidized child care
     • Before and after school, and summer programs
     • Information on family support services
     • Consumer education activities

Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade
  305-541-0210
  http://www.hscmd.org

  For pregnant women and children birth through 3 years:
      • Care Coordination                          • Childbirth and Breastfeeding Information
      • Smoking Cessation                          • Counseling
      • Parenting Education


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                               PARA AYUDA GRATIS

Child Find
   Identifica personas desde el nacimiento hasta la edad de 22 años quienes no estan asistiendo a las
   escuelas públicas, que pudieran tener alguna discapacidad y que pudieran necesitar servicios de
   educación especial. Las discapacidades pudieran ser visuales, auditivas, físicas, emocionales ó de
   conducta, del habla y lenguaje, del aprendizaje ó de retraso en el desarrollo intelectual.

   Para niños menores de 3 años:                        Para niños mayores de 3 años:
     Early Steps Norte:    305-243-5600                   FDLRS/South:            305-274-3501
     Early Steps Sur:      786-268-2611                   http://fdlrs -south.dadeschools.net/

Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc. (De Padre a Padre de Miami, Inc.)
   305-271-9797
   http://www.ptopmiami.org/

   Padres de niños con necesidades especiales proveen ayuda gratis brindando:
      • Apoyo
      • Información
      • Orientación
      • Educación

Community Committee for Developmental Handicaps, Inc. (CCDH)
   305-596-1160
   http://www.ccdh.org/

   Personal amable ayuda a las familias a identificar y obtener servicios tales como:
       • Programas para Bebés y Niños                  • Respiro y Recreación
       • Programas para Adultos                        • Y Más…
       • Terapias

Miami-Dade County Child Development Services (CDS)
   305-373-3521
   http://www.myflorida.com/childcare/

   Provee información sobre programas de cuidado infantil:
      • Guarderías a bajo costo y ayuda en la selección de guarderías
      • Programas para antes y después de la escuela y programas de verano
      • Información acerca de servicios de apoyo familiar
      • Actividades de educación al consumidor

Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade
   305-541-0210
   http://www.hscmd.org

   Para madres embarazadas y sus niños desde el nacimiento hasta los 3 años:
       • Coordinación de cuidado prenatal           • Información acerca del parto y lactancia
       • Ayuda para dejas de fumar                  • Consejera y apoyo
       • Educación para la crianza de los niños



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                                SÈVIS GRATIS POU EDE

Child Find
    Nap Chaché é identifye timoun laj fek-fét juska 22 ki pa ko non lekol piblit, ki ka ginyin désabilité é
    ki ka beswin edikasyon espesyal. Désabilité-a kap nan: wé, tandé, kondisyon fisikal, jan timoun nan
    agi, ajusman emosyonel, lang, jan li apran, é devlopman intelektylel.

Pou timoun pi piti ké 3 ans                                Pou timoun 3 ans é plu gwen
    Early Steps Nor:              305-243-5600               FDLRS/South            305-274-3501
    Early Steps Sud:              786-268-2611               http://fdlrs-south.dadeschools.net/

Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc. (Paran Pou Paran Nan Miami, Inc.)
    305-271-9797
    http://www.ptopmiami.org/

    Paran ki gen timoun ki bezwen atansyon espesyal, tout sevis sa yo grantis:
        • Enfomasyon
        • Sipò Moral
        • Ede-w defan dwa w
        • Ede-w nan zafe lekòl

Community Committee for Developmental Handicaps, Inc. (CCDH)
    305-596-1160
    http://www.ccdh.org/

    Esperyans, fanmi-zanmi memb travayé édé identifye é jouin sevis inkli:
       • Pwogwam pou bébé é timoun                           • Respiré é Kreasyon
       • Pwogwam pou granmoun                                • É plus...
       • Terapi

Miami-Dade County Child Development Services (CDS)
    305-373-3521
    http://www.myflorida.com/childcare/

    Sévis sosyal pou timoun bay mwayen é bay enfomasyon:
       • Ed pou péyé okipè timoun, seleksyon pwogwam pou timoun
       • Siveyans pou elév avan é Apre lekol, pwogwam pou èté
       • Enfomasyon pou Sévis Supo pou Parent
       • Aktivité Edikasyon pou Konsumé

Miami–Dade Child Development Services (CDS)
    305-373-3521
    http://www.myflorida.com/childcare/

Pou fi ansint é timoun fek fet jiska 3 an:
        • Swen Kordinasyon                                        •   Infomasyon Pou Fé Pitit ak Bay Tété
        • Sesasyon Fimin                                          •   Conselór
        • Edikasyon Pou Paran




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          INFANT/TODDLER SERVICES
       CHILDREN BIRTH TO AGE THREE
   IDENTIFICATION AND EARLY INTERVENTION

For Children Ages Birth to 3 Years:                          Other Identification and
                                                             Early Intervention Services:
For screening and evaluation of children suspected
of having a developmental delay or disability, at no         Family Healthline
cost to the family.                                          All calls are confidential. Counselors are
                                                             available to answer questions regarding prenatal
Part C Early Steps Program                                   care, infant health care, family planning and drug
North:                                                       and alcohol abuse.
 Clinical Research Building                                  1-800-451-BABY
 1120 NW 14 Street, 12th Floor
 Miami, Florida 33136                                        HeadStart/Early HeadStart Program
 305-243-5600                                                Miami-Dade Community Action Agency
                                                             (CAA)
Part C Early Steps Program                                   Children birth to 5 years of age of low-income
Southernmost Coast Serving                                   families
South Miami-Dade and Monroe                                  305-347-4622
 Miami Children’s Hospital
 Kendall Annex                                               Healthy Start Service Program Office
 17615 SW 97 Avenue                                          Services for pregnant women and children to
 Miami, Florida 33157                                        age three.
 786-268-2611                                                305-541-0210

Early Steps Program - State Office                           Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Children's Medical Service (CMS)                             Special food and nutrition education program for
1-850-245-4200                                               women, infants and children. Provides free food,
http://www.cms-kids.com/EarlyStepsHome.htm                   nutrition, counseling, breast feeding support and
                                                             health care referrals.
                                                             786-336-1333




See also pages 8-13 for a list of N.E.E.D. Program Providers. These are
neighborhood community early care and education programs that welcome
prekindergarten children with special needs, and page 14 in this volume for
Child Care and Early Education Information.

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   OPTIONS FOR PREKINDERGARTEN CHILDREN
            WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Child Care Resource and                                     Easter Seals Society of Miami-Dade County
                                                            1475 NW 14 Avenue
Referral Information:                                       Miami, Florida 33125
                                                            305-325-0470
Child Development Services (CDS)                            www.easterseals.org
Miami-Dade Department of Human Services/Child
Development Services provides help in selecting
and paying for child care/subsidized child care and
                                                            Learning Experience School
locating before and after school, and summer                536 Coral Way
programs.                                                   Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Resource and Referral                                       305-445-0475
305-373-3521
http://www.miamidade.gov                                    Marian Center Inclusion Model
                                                            15701 NW 37 Avenue
                                                            Opa Locka, Florida 33054
                                                            305-625-8354
HeadStart/Early HeadStart Program:                          www.mariancenterschool.org

HeadStart - Miami-Dade                                      Project Thrive
Community Action Agency (CAA)                               Three sites: Kendall, Goulds and Florida City
Children ages birth to 5 of low-income families             305-759-8500
395 NW 1 Street, Room 103
Miami, Florida 33128                                        United Cerebral Palsy
305-347-4622                                                1411 NW 14 Avenue
                                                            Miami, Florida 33125
                                                            305-325-1080
Early Care and Education Programs
for Prekindergarten Children with
Special Needs:                                              Miami-Dade County Public Schools
                                                            Prekindergarten Programs for
Bertha Abess Children’s Center, Inc.
5801 Biscayne Boulevard                                     Children with Disabilities:
                                                            Ages 3-5
Miami, Florida 33137
                                                            5555 SW 93 Avenue
305-756-7116
                                                            Miami, Florida 33165
www.baccinc.org
                                                            305-271-5701
                                                            http://prekese.dadeschools.net
Children’s Resource
Child Development Center
First Steps Preschool for children with/without
disabilities                                                Natural Environment Educational
8571 SW 112 Street                                          Development (N.E.E.D.) Providers
305-596-6966                                                Neighborhood community early care and education
                                                            programs that welcome pre-kindergarten children
Debbie School                                               with special needs.
1601 NW 12 Avenue                                           See pages 8-13.
Miami, Florida 33136
305-243-6961

Disabilities Resources, Inc.
1-631-585-0290
http://www.disabilityresources.org




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                                    N.E.E.D. Sites by Miami-Dade County Public Schools Regions

                                                                  REGION 1
                                                                      TBA
                  Center                       Address          ZIP Code Region   Phone Number     Fax Number          Contact Person
Big Star III                       4240 W. 12 Avenue             33012      1       305-558-4884   305-558-4884   Magali Rodriguez
Country Club Children's Care Ctr   18674 NW 67 Avenue            33015      1       305-625-3449                  Maria Napoles
Kiddie Wonderland                  2863 W. 2 Avenue              33010      1       305-887-9330   305-887-0113   Gisela Lebrun
Paradise Christian                 6184 W. 21 Court              33016      1       305-828-7477   305-828-1950   Eileen Fluney
Silvia's School                    7091 W. 14 Court              33014      1       305-822-9757   305-825-5613   Silvia Arrastia
Smart Kids                         2122 W. 68 Street             33016      1       305-826-2825   305-826-5969   Pilar Hinestrosa
Wonderland                         55 W. 29 Street               33012      1       305-887-1955   305-805-7715   Venus Lopez



                                                            Ayme Hamoui 786-395-7039
                  Center                       Address         ZIP Code Region     Phone Number    Fax Number          Contact Person
Kid Works USA                      8155 W. 28 Avenue             33016      1       305-822-5437   305-822-3349   Lucy Garcia
Kids Choice Learning Center        6152 NW 153 Street            33014      1       305-556-1234   305-556-1757   Karla Rodriguez
Maranatha Day Care                 18900 NW 32 Avenue            33056      1       305-620-9091   305-620-0723   Theslyn Brown
Memorial Temple                    16600 NW 44 Court             33054      1       305-628-0700   305-628-0700   Carmen Dubarry
New Star Bright Preschool          1565 NE 125 Street            33161      1       305-895-5993                  Johanna Tapia
Pooh's Corner                      2400 W. 80 Street             33016      1       305-823-4040   305-823-4040   Yamile Amador/Monica Hidalgo
Rainbow Children's Academy         2720 W. 1 Avenue              33010      1       305-884-8895   305-885-2508   Elizabeth Besos
Tutor Me Daycare Academy           2451 W. 68 Street, # 7        33016      1       305-820-8212                  Isolina Souto



                                                                  REGION 2
                                                                      TBA
                  Center                       Address          ZIP Code Region   Phone Number     Fax Number          Contact Person
Christian Academy & Preschool      12800 NE 6 Avenue             33164      2       305-892-2828                  Rev. Simmons
Heritige Preschool I               15343 NW 2 Avenue             33169      2       305-949-7574   305-949-7574   Ms. Rose
Mt. Sinai                          4300 Alton Road               33140      2       305-674-2307                  Silvia Casanova
Nana's Childcare                   247 E. 4 Street               33010      3       305-885-8847   305-888-1515   Diana
Raindrop                           1420 Washington Avenue        33139      2       305-674-7805                  Kary Marquez
Small World Montessori             530 NW 165 Street             33169      2       305-940-6010                  Anmir Vayani
St. Patrick's                      3883 Meridian Avenue          33140      2       305-538-8004   305-538-8004   Mary Weber
Starlite                           19800 N. Miami Avenue         33169      2       305-770-2474   305-770-2474   Valerie / Marie




                                                                                                                                            12/06/06
                                   N.E.E.D. Sites by Miami-Dade County Public Schools Regions

                                                                       REGION 3
                                                             Daniela Cintron 786-395-7048
                  Center                     Address              ZIP Code Region       Phone Number   Fax Number            Contact Person
Blue Star                         6030 NW 21 Avenue                   33142     3       305-636-2945                  Rowena Johnson
BOLA                              7929 NE 1 Avenue                    33138     4       305-751-4191   305-751-4112   Josephina Akinbiyi
GW Carver YMCA                    401 NW 71 Street                    33150     4       305-759-3317   305-759-1932   Louise Sallons
Libby's Kiddie Care               12555 NW 17 Avenue                  33167     3       305-687-1979
Mt. Calvary Baptist               1141 NW 62 Street                   33150     4       305-759-4130   305-759-9211   Marva Bates
Sheyes of Miami # 2               4201 NW 2 Avenue                    33127     4       305-576-1620                  Iris Blash
Trinity                           655 NW 125 Street                   33168     3       305-685-8577   305-688-9129   Emily Ramirez
Turner's Kindergarten             7168 NW 16 Avenue                   33147     3       305-691-6772   305-691-6247   Mozell Roberts/Mr. Turner



                                                                           TBA
                  Center                     Address                 ZIP Code Region   Phone Number    Fax Number            Contact Person
Christian Learning Center         8755 SW 16 Street                   33165     3       305-559-9409                  Alba
Fantasy Land Day Care Center      9600 SW 8 Street, # 13              33174     3
MDC Early Care                    11380 NW 27 Avenue                  33167     3       305-237-1733                  Rhonda
My Kids Place                     14150 W. Dixie Highway              33162     2
Paradise Tailwinds                7500 NW 58 Street                   33166     3       305-716-1772   305-716-1384   Angela Almonte
Skipper Chucks Childcare # 4      1125 NW 119 Street                  33168     3       305-688-0172                  Katherine Mitchell
Small Kids                        2170 NW 127 Street                  33167     3       305-769-0051   305-769-0051   Irell Gordon
The Learning Steps Daycare        2520 NW 97 Avenue, #150             33172     3       305-513-4400   305-513-4506   Maria Cordovez



                                                                       REGION 4
                                                                           TBA
                  Center                     Address                 ZIP Code Region   Phone Number    Fax Number            Contact Person
Carousel Learning Academy         851 Delaware Parkway (NW 30 Ave)    33125     4       305-638-3736                  Cary Valdez
Christ Children Daycare           225 NW 14 Terrace                   33136     4       305-573-6226   305-573-8731   Valerie Jones
Inter-American Christian Center   1501 NW 28 Street                   33142     4       305-633-1000   305-637-9800   Sara Albojaire
Kidco IV Child Care Center        6911 NW 3 Avenue                    33150     4       305-573-1515   305-573-3216   Julieta Bello
Our Little Ones                   55 NW 59 Street                     33127     4       305-758-0046   305-758-9154   Jennifer Bonnet
Pumpkin Share                     714 NW 32 Avenue                    33125     4       305-541-4652                  Maria
Sheyes of Miami # 1               6043 NW 6 Court                     33127     4       305-758-7167   305-576-1624   Michell/Mrs. Murray




                                                                                                                                              12/06/06
                                   N.E.E.D. Sites by Miami-Dade County Public Schools Regions

                                                               Berenice Summer 786-942-1824
                 Center                       Address                ZIP Code Region     Phone Number       Fax Number            Contact Person
Biltmore School                   1600 SW 57 Avenue                   33144       4       305-266-4666,                    Gina Romero
Brito Miami Private               2732 SW 32 Avenue                   33133       4       305-448-1463                     Beatriz Brito
Carousel                          1637 SW 27 Avenue                   33145       4       305-854-0021      305-854-0021   Cary
Ebenezer Day Care                 4111 SW 4 Street                    33134       4       305-443-1992
Granada                           900 University Drive                33134       4       305-444-2028      305-444-3193   Elizabeth Travis
Kiddie College                    13291 SW 42 Street                  33175       5       305-552-6047
Kids USA                          5995 W. Flagler Street                          4       305-264-0211
Mickey and Minnie                 3270 SW 29 Street                   33133       4       305-446-4230                     Maria Vega



                                                                       REGION 5
                                                            Viviana Delgado-Espino 786-942-2669
                 Center                       Address                ZIP Code Region      Phone Number      Fax Number            Contact Person
Academy for Kids of Miami, Corp   3800 SW 108 Avenue                  33165       5       786-559-4300                     Ada de Varona
Alphabet Soup Learning Center     3805 SW 137 Avenue                  33175       5       305-221-1121                     Miriam Jimeno
Kids Learning Center              11500 Quail Roost Drive             33157       5       786-573-3017      305-573-2501   Yolanda Anido/Vanessa
Kids Learning Center 5            10825 SW 184 Street                 33157       6                                        Yolanda Anido/Annette
KLC of South Dade                 10869 Caribbean Boulevard           33189       6       786-573-2123      305-573-3018   Yolanda Anido/Grace
KLC of South Florida              11304 Quail Roost Drive             33157       5       786-242-9984      305-242-9566   Grisel
KLC of South Florida II           11366 Quail Roost Drive             33157       5       786-242-0302      305-242-6435   Yolanda Anido/Christine
Play & Learn                      25001 SW 127 Avenue                 33032       6       305-258-6860                     Jorge Torres



                                                                 Pam Blake 786-942-2586
                 Center                       Address              ZIP Code Region      Phone Number        Fax Number            Contact Person
Alper JCC                         11155 SW 112 Avenue, Bldg. 2        33176       5       305-271-9000                     Joanne Grillo
Concordia Lutheran Preschool      8701 SW 124 Street                  33176       5       305-235-0160      305-235-6168   Susan Cohen
First Impression                  SW 123 Avenue and 186 Street                    5
Gladeview Christian               12202 SW 26 Street                  33175       5       305-551-6143                     Sherryl Neal
Happy Hippo Too                   12548 SW 120 Street                 33186       5       305-233-9528                     Becky Gajardo
IT Early Start                    8485 SW 112 Street                  33156       5     305-271-5662 x223                  Marlen Buergo
Kendall Christian                 8485 SW 112 Street                  33156       5       305-271-3723                     Janet Powell
University Christian              6750 Sunset Drive                   33143       5       305-661-8584      305-661-8485   Kathleen Sorenson




                                                                                                                                                     12/06/06
                                    N.E.E.D. Sites by Miami-Dade County Public Schools Regions

                                                             Dianne Roque 786-942-2666
               Center                          Address           ZIP Code Region     Phone Number    Fax Number          Contact Person
Early Enrichment                   10711 W. Flagler Street         33172      3       305-225-7030   305-225-7037   Betty Suarez
Kids Learning Center               14710 SW 56 Street              33185      5       305-385-3761   305-385-3768   Angie Gonzalez
Kids Learning Center               14726 SW 56 Street              33185      5       305-385-7816   305-385-8295   Angie Gonzalez
Kids Learning Center               16237 N. Kendall Drive          33196      5       305-385-7816   305-385-8295   Iliana Perez
La Petit 3                         21650 SW 98 Avenue              33190      6       305-378-1226   305-252-6514   Margarita Loret de Mola
Lago Mar Preschool                 15732 SW 72 Street              33193      5       305-382-9796   786-621-6333   Teresa Faedo
New Horizons III                   2757 SW 142 Avenue              33175      5       305-227-7979                  Esther Enriquez
Precious Smiles                    15074 SW 72 Street              33193      5       305-388-5233   305-386-2336   Mireya Veres



                                                             Nancy Becerra 786-395-7040
               Center                          Address           ZIP Code Region      Phone Number   Fax Number          Contact Person
Academir Preschool Inc             11980 SW 8 Street               33184      5       305-220-2205                  Esther R. Mir
Alpha & Omega                      7800 SW 56 Street               33155      5       305-273-1263   305-271-2648   Michelle Figueroa
Just Kids Center                   12470 SW 8 Street               33184      5       305-221-0011   305-559-5959   Maria Rodriguez
Just Kids II                       14268 SW 8 Street               33184      5       305-222-2272                  Maria Rodriguez
Lago Mar Preschool II              12871 SW 42 Street              33175      5       305-559-0004   786-621-4789   Norma Gonzalez
Noah's Arc                         4246 SW 152 Avenue              33185      5       305-228-1234                  Elena
Our Lady of the Rosary             10701 SW 95 Street              33176      5       305-271-8389                  Pilar Tefel
REM                                16400 SW 147 Avenue             33187      6       305-235-0300   305-235-0007   Mrs. Moreno



                                                                    REGION 6
                                                             Leslie Thomas 786-942-2494
               Center                          Address            ZIP Code Region     Phone Number   Fax Number          Contact Person
American Banker Life/As Child PL   11222 Quail Roost Drive         33157      6       305-235-7460                  Elaine Mora
Cutler Ridge United Methodist      20740 Old Cutler Road           33189      6       305-235-6654   786-242-2662   Kathy Angus
Eight Street Day Care              1405 8 Street                   33030      6       305-247-0183   305-247-9322   Joyce Outer
Greater Love Daycare Inc.          1214 NW 9 Avenue                33034      6       305-247-8200   305-247-6800   Bronda Hudson
Kidsville                          12604 N. Kendall Drive          33186      6       305-598-8055   305-596-1125   Maria Alvarez
Le Jardin I                        320 NW 2 Street                 33030      6       305-245-2422   305-245-3199   Evelyn Sevillano
Little Angels Academy              10190 SW 168 Street             33157      6       786-573-0061                  Mrs. Waldon
Pumpkin Share                      21300 S. Dixie Highway                     6       305-969-8677                  Arlene Rodriquez




                                                                                                                                              12/06/06
                                  N.E.E.D. Sites by Miami-Dade County Public Schools Regions

                                                          Tamara Prepetit 786-942-2545
                Center                       Address          ZIP Code Region       Phone Number   Fax Number           Contact Person
Aim High                         1542 SW 4 Street               33030       6       305-248-7090   305-248-3732     Ana P Sanders
Anadia Childcare Center-Creole   6501 N. Miami Avenue           33150       4       305-757-7227   305-757-7228     Joy Westbrook
Homestead Christian              255 NE 2 Drive                 33030       6       305-248-5005   305-248-0024     Elizabeth Sewell
La Petit 1                       14901 SW 127 Avenue            33186       6       305-232-6505   305-232-3567     Silvia Roberts/Katie
La Petit 2                       10920 SW 184 Street            33157       6       305-255-9345   786-573-3290     Izsy Rojas/Peggy
Little Steps                     9835 East Hibiscus             33157       6       305-971-7576   305-971-7737     Deborah Baptista
West Perrine Child Dev. Center   17445 Homestead Avenue         33157       6       305-253-3458   1-800-683-6602   Carlotta Royal
YMCA Homestead Dev. Center       1034 NE 8 Street               33030       6       305-247-0393   305-248-5193     Jackie Blanco



                                                           Lorena Diaz 786-942-2567
                Center                       Address          ZIP Code Region       Phone Number   Fax Number           Contact Person
A + Learning Center              10889 N. Kendall Drive         33176       5       305-596-1673   305-596-1620     Linda Carmona
Creative Learning Center         12455 SW 104 Street            33186       6       305-274-4006   305-274-0395     Emilu Alvarez
Fantasyworld Learning Center     11540 SW 147 Avenue            33196       6       305-386-6111                    Edith Vallebona
Kids for Kids                    14465 SW 144 Street            33186       6       305-232-0606   305-232-0640     Beth Davis
Sunrise to Midnight              9730 SW 183 Street             33157       6       305-252-2445                    Lidia Saca
The Early Ed. Child Care         9270 SW 150 Avenue             33196       6       305-380-9255                    Elena Espinel
The Guardian Angel               19150 SW 117 Avenue            33177       6       305-233-2275   305-233-2573     Lourdes Santamaria
The Thinking Child               35 SW 6 Avenue                 33034       6       786-243-2556   305-248-0755     Noelia Montaner




                                                                                                                                           12/06/06
                                 N.E.E.D. Sites by Miami-Dade County Public Schools Regions

                                       Tremaine Foundation - Recognition and Response Centers
                 Center                    Address                ZIP Code   Region   Phone Number    Fax Number         Contact Person
Bright Star Academy             16341 NW 57 Avenue                 33014       1       305-625-9750                  Martha Gonzalez
Discovery Lane                  230 N. Krome Avenue                33033       6       305-246-4880   305-246-0192   Zorima Laffitte
Grace Lutheran                  254 Curtiss Parkway                33166       3       305-888-3220   305-888-4489   Maria Cimino
Lakeview Baptist                11500 NW 17 Avenue                 33168       3       305-685-2747   305-681-4546   Terry Rutherford
Little Red School House         159 NE 9 Street                    33030       6       305-248-2229   305-248-2209   Aida Nieves
New Aladdin Learning Center     5932 W. 16 Avenue                  33012       1       305-362-0016                  Mirviam Rodriguez
New Horizons                    8150 SW 8 Street, Suite 102        33144       3       305-266-3518   305-266-5901   Maria Angola
New Horizons II                 2419 SW 147 Avenue                 33185       5       305-229-8292   305-229-8989   Hellen Angola
Precious Moments II             40 NW 5 Avenue                     33034       6       305-246-0206   305-246-0248   Sulamy Montaner
Royal Oakes Learning Center     15025 NW 77 Avenue, # 315          33014       1       305-823-4416   305-823-4417   Ruth Piedrahita
Smiling Faces                   3410 SW 110 Avenue                 33165       5       305-554-4143                  Ivonne Maciel
Su's Creative Corner            310 E. Mowry Drive                 33030       6       305-248-1919                  Sue Marti



                                                                   COPE Center
                                                              Leslie Thomas 786-942-2494
                 Center                    Address                 ZIP Code Region     Phone Number   Fax Number         Contact Person
Dorothy M. Wallace COPE South   10226 SW 147 Terrace               33176       5                                     Monica
WINGS
Floating Region 4




                                                                                                                                          12/06/06
                      CHILD CARE
            AND EARLY EDUCATION INFORMATION


Subsidized Child Care:                                 Children's Resources
                                                       8571 SW 112 Street
Child Development Services/Child Care                  Miami, Florida 33156
Miami-Dade Department of Human Resources               305-596-6966
1701 NW 30 Avenue                                      crfcenter2000@aol.com
Miami, Florida 33125
305-373-3521                                           Head Start/Early Head Start Miami-Dade
                                                       Community Action Agency (CAA)
Early Learning Coalition                               395 NW 1 Street
of Miami-Dade/Monroe (ELC)                             Miami, Florida 33128
2555 Ponce De Leon Boulevard                           305-347-4628
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
305-646-7220                                           Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS)
www.elcmdm.org                                          Division of Early Childhood Programs
                                                        1500 Biscayne Boulevard
                                                        Miami, Florida 33132
                                                        305-995-7632
Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)                         305-995-7650 – FAX
State sponsored prekindergarten program for
                                                        http://earlychildhood.dadeschools.net
4-year olds.
                                                       Division of Special Education
Early Learning Coalition of
                                                       Prekindergarten Program for Children
Miami-Dade/Monroe (ELC)
                                                       with Disabilities
2555 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
                                                       5555 SW 93 Avenue
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
                                                       Miami, Florida 33156
305-646-7220
                                                       305-271-5701
www.elcmdm.org
                                                       305-598-5253 – Fax
-or-                                                   http://prekese.dadeschools.net
Office of Early Learning                               National Association for the Education of
1-866-357-3239                                         Young Children (NAEYC)
www.vpkflorida.org                                     1313 L. Street, NW, Suite 500
                                                       Washington, DC 20005
                                                       1-800-424-2460
Other Child Care
and Education Information:                             National Conference for
                                                       Community and Justice
Catholic Charities                                     305-670-6438
305-757-6241
                                                       Pediatric Medical Daycare
Central Agency for Jewish Education                    Children’s Rehab Network
305-576-4030                                           18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 368
                                                       Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157
Child Welfare League of America                        305-235-4730
440 First Street, N.W.                                 crnppec@bellsouth.net
Washington, DC 20001
202-638-2952
www.cwla.org




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MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
        SPECIAL EDUCATION (SPED) PROGRAMS:
 For information on the following programs for children ages 3 to 22:

                 Division of Special Education:
                         305-995-1721
     http://ese.dadeschools.net/services_&_programs.htm

                           Autism
                  Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing
                  Developmentally Delayed
                   Dual Sensory Impaired
Emotionally Handicapped and Severely Emotionally Disturbed
                     Gifted (ages 5 – 22)
               Hospital Homebound Program
                   Mentally Handicapped
     Physically Impaired, Chronically Ill, Brain Injured
                 and Other Health Impaired
                Specific Learning Disabilities
               Speech and Language Impaired
                     Visually Impaired
            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
               Regional Center I ---- 305-687-6565
               Regional Center II --- 305-624-8802
               Regional Center III-- 305-883-0403
               Regional Center IV -- 305-642-7555
               Regional Center V --- 305-595-7022
               Regional Center VI -- 305-246-5934
            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                  FDLRS-South -- 305-274-3501
                  North Satellite – 305-754-4081
                  http://fldrs-south.dadeschols.net
            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                           OR CONTACT:

              Florida Department of Education
 Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services (BEESS)
                    Ms. Bambi J. Lockman,
                         Bureau Chief
                        1-850-245-0475
                        http://www.fldoe.org




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                                       AUTISM

Autism Society of America                             20601 SW 157 Avenue
Saturday Recreation/Respite Programs                  Miami, Florida 33187
305-937-1416 - Evenings                               305-251-2500
www.autism-society.org
                                                      Jewish Community Services
Autism Society of Miami-Dade County                   School-to-Work Transition Program
1871 NE 210 Street                                    Educational training work center and social-
North Miami Beach, Florida 33179                      emotional growth activities
305-969-3900                                          305-899-1587 ext. 183

Cadenza Music Therapy, Inc.                           Learning Experience School
Michelle Reitman, Psy.D., LMHC, MMT, MT-BC            536 Coral Way
210 South Federal Highway, 400-A                      Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Hollywood, Florida 33020                              305-445-0475
954-925-3191
www.cadenzamusictherapy.com                           Mailman Center for Child Development
                                                      1601 NW 12 Avenue
Center for Autism and                                 Miami, Florida 33136
Related Disorders (C.A.R.D.)                          305-243-6631
Including Asperger's Syndrome
University of Miami                                   Mental Health Association of
1500 Monza Avenue, 3rd Floor                          Dade County, Inc.
Coral Gables, Florida 33146                           227 NE 17 Street
305-284-6563                                          Miami, Florida 33132
1-800-9-AUTISM                                        305-379-3642
305-284-6555 - FAX
www.psy.miami.edu/card/                               Miami Children's Hospital
                                                      Division of Psychiatry
Children's Psychiatric Center, Inc.                   3100 SW 62 Avenue
www.cpcinc.org                                        Miami, Florida 33155
Hialeah Office                                        305-666-6511, Ext. 2465
 430 W. 66 Street
 Hialeah, Florida 33012                               National Society for Autistic Children
 305-558-2480                                         234 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
North Dade Office                                     Suite 1017
 15490 NW 7 Avenue                                    Washington, DC 20005
 Miami, Florida 33169
 305-685-0381                                         Rehabilitation of South Florida
South Dade Office                                     Occupational and Physical Therapy
 13200 SW 128 Street, Suite D-1                       2590 SW 107 Avenue
 Miami, Florida 33186                                 Miami, Florida 33165
 305-235-8105                                         305-226-7718
Sunset West                                           www.rosfl.com
 9380 Sunset Drive, Suite B-120
 Miami, Florida 33173
 305-274-3172

Department of Children and Families,
Developmental Services
Residential Respite Information
401 NW 2 Avenue, Suite 510
Miami, Florida 33128
305-377-5049
Jackson South Community Hospital

                                             - 16 -
                     DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Alexander Graham Bell Association                       Gallaudet University-College Program
for the Deaf                                            For the Hearing Impaired
3417 Volta Place, NW                                    800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20007                                    Washington, DC 20002-3695
202-337-5220                                            202-651-5000
202-337-5221 - TTY
www.agbell.org                                          Gallaudet University Press
                                                        Publisher of books on hearing loss
American Speech-Language-Hearing                        800 Florida Avenue, NE
Association (ASHA)                                      Washington, DC 20002-3695
10801 Rockville Pike                                    1-800-621-2736
Rockville, MD 20852                                     1-800-621-8476 - FAX
1-800-498-2071                                          1-888-630-9347 - TTY

Audiology and Vestibular Center                         Hearing and Speech Center of Florida, Inc.
9150 SW 87 Avenue, Suite 103                            9425 SW 72 Street, Suite 261
Miami, Florida 33176                                    Miami, Florida 33173
305-595-1530                                            305-271-7343
                                                        305-271-7949 - FAX
Deaf Services Bureau                                    www.hearingandspeechcenter.org
1250 NW 7 Street, Suite 207
Miami, Florida 33125                                    International Association of
305-560-2866 (Voice/TTY)                                Parents of the Deaf
305-560-2864 (FAX)                                      814 Thayer Avenue
deafservices@bellsouth.net                              Silver Spring, MD 20910
http://www.deafservicesbureauinc.com
                                                        Jackson Memorial Hospital
Department of Children & Families                       Division of Audiology
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation                     1666 NW 10 Avenue, ACC East Bldg.
District XI                                             Miami, Florida 33136
401 NW 2 Avenue, Suite N1007                            305-585-6451
Miami, Florida 33128
305-377-5055                                            John Tracy Clinic
                                                        Free correspondence course for parents of
Ear Foundation, The                                     preschool children with hearing impairments
PO Box 330867                                           806 West Adams Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37203                              Los Angeles, California 90007
1-800-545-HEAR - (Voice/TDD)                            www.johntracyclinic.org
1-615-627-2728 - FAX
www.earfoundation.org                                   Lions Club of Miami-Hearing Aids Program
                                                        Accepts used hearing aids
Florida Power and Light Co.                             201 NW 7 Street, Room 109
Aid for Hearing/Speech Impaired                         Miami, Florida 33136
1-800-432-6554 (TTY)                                    786-457-1481
                                                        juandarce@gmail.com
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
Residential and day classes for children and            Mailman Center for Child Development
families.                                               Department of Audiology, Speech/Language
207 North San Marco Avenue                              and Tactual Speech Project
St. Augustine, Florida 32084                            1601 NW 12 Avenue
1-800-344-3732                                          Miami, Florida 33136
                                                        305-243-6961




                                               - 17 -
Miami-Dade County Public Schools                           Silent Hands Interpreting Services
Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources                    Alex Suarez, Director
System-South (FDLRS-S)                                     PO Box 552650
Audiology Services                                         Miami, Florida 33055
Audiological evaluations at no charge to family            786-287-7774
5555 SW 93 Avenue                                          shisinc@aol.com
Miami, Florida 33165
305-274-3501                                               South Florida Registry of Interpreters
http://fdlrs-south.dadeschools.net                         for the Deaf
                                                           Miami Springs Lions Club
Miami Hearing and Speech Center                            301 Swallow Drive
3661 S. Miami Avenue, Suite 410                            Miami Springs, Florida 33122
Miami, Florida 33133                                       305-444-2266 – FAX
305-854-8171
                                                           South Miami Audiology Consultants
Oberkotter Foundation                                      6280 Sunset Drive
For information on public and private schools              Miami, Florida 33143
and centers where children who are deaf are                305-663-0505
learning to listen and to speak.
P.O. Box 50215                                             South Miami Hospital
Palo Alto, CA 94303-9465                                   Child Development Center
For free copies of videos on Oral Education                Audiology-Speech/Language Pathology and
call:                                                      Occupational/Physical Therapy
1-877-672-5332                                             5975 Sunset Drive, Suite 100
1-877-672-5889 - TTY                                       Miami, Florida 33143
www.oraldeaf.org                                           786-662-5080

Schott Memorial Center for the                             Speech Pathology & Educational Center,
Deaf and Handicapped                                       Inc. (SPEC)
6591 SW 124 Avenue                                         8510 SW 8 Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33030                              Miami, Florida 33144
1-954-434-3306                                             305-266-5353
                                                           305-266-6550 - FAX
Self-Help for Hard of Hearing                              speechatspec@aol.com
People, Inc. (SHHH)
7800 Wisconsin Avenue                                      University of Miami Ear Institute
Bethesda, MD 20814                                         1666 NW 10 Avenue
1-301- 657-2248                                            Miami, Florida 33136
http://www.shhh.org                                        305-585-6746
                                                           1-800-896-3277




                                                  - 18 -
    DEVELOPMENTALLY/MENTALLY DELAYED

All-Aboard Educational Services                       CCDH - Resource and Referral
The Children’s Psychiatric Center                     9555 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 206
15490 NW 7 Avenue, Suite 204                          Miami, Florida 33176
Miami, Florida 33169                                  305-596-1160
305-687-2227                                          305-596-6196 - Fax
www.all-aboard.org                                    www.ccdh.org
                                                      info@ccdh.org
Andrea Draizar, Ph.D. & Assoc., P.A.
10661 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 113                     Member Agencies of C.C.D.H.
Miami, Florida 33176                                   • Advocates for Opportunities, Inc.
305-595-4271                                           • American Habilitation Services, Inc.
                                                       • Association for Jewish Special Education
305-595-4227 - FAX
                                                       • Association for Retarded Citizens, South Florida
                                                       • Association for the Development of the Exceptional
Association for Retarded Citizens (A.R.C.)             • Autism Society of America S. Florida Chapter, Inc.
5555 Biscayne Boulevard                                • Avanti Support, Inc.
Miami, Florida 33137                                   • Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Inc.
305-759-8500                                           • Casterline Group Home, Inc.
                                                       • Children’s Home Society of Florida/S.E. Div.
                                                       • Children’s Resources
Children's Psychiatric Center, Inc.                    • Choices in Support and Services, Inc.
www.cpcinc.org                                         • City of Miami Beach’s Log Cabin Training Center
Hialeah Office                                         • City of Miami Programs for Persons with Disabilities
 430 W. 66 Street                                      • Community Habilitation Center, Inc.
 Hialeah, Florida 33012                                • Consumer Opportunities, Inc.
                                                       • Easter Seals Miami-Dade, Inc.
 305-558-2480                                          • Goodwill Industries of South Florida, Inc.
North Dade Office                                      • Hope Center, Inc.
 15490 NW 7 Avenue                                     • Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.
 Miami, Florida 33169                                  • Learning Experience School
 305-685-0381                                          • Life Plus Support Coordination Services
South Dade Office                                      • MACtown, Inc.
                                                       • Mains’l Florida, Inc.
 13200 SW 128 Street, Suite D-1                        • MARC-Monroe Association for Retarded Citizens
 Miami, Florida 33186                                  • Marian Center Services
 305-235-8105                                          • Miami-Dade County Parks – Leisure Access Services
Sunset West                                            • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
 9380 Sunset Drive, Suite B-120                        • National Mentor Health Care, Inc.
 Miami, Florida 33173                                  • North Dade Center, Inc.
                                                       • Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc.
 305-274-3172                                          • Partners For Personal Choice
                                                       • People First of South Florida
Children's Rehab Network                               • Sunrise Community & Opportunities
North                                                  • Support Coordination Services
 2727 NW 167 Street                                    • United Cerebral Palsy Assoc. of Miami, Inc.
 North Miami, Florida 33056                            • University of Miami/Mailman Center & /Debbie Institute
                                                       • Williams Group Home
 305-622-7575
                                                       • Worrell/Mitchell Group Home
South
18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 368
                                                      Department of Children and Families (DCF)
Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157
                                                      Office of Developmental Services
305-235-4730
                                                      Main Office
crnppec@bellsouth.net
                                                      401 NW 2 Avenue
                                                      Miami, Florida 33128
                                                      305-377-5049




                                             - 19 -
Easter Seals Society of Miami-Dade County                     Linda Ray Intervention Center
Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy                     750 NW 15 Street
1475 NW 14 Avenue                                             Miami, Florida 33136
Miami, Florida 33125                                          305-325-1818
305-325-0470
http://www.miami.easter-seals.org                             Mailman Center for Child Development
info@miami.easterseals.com                                    Debbie School/Early Intervention Program
                                                              Developmentally delayed children, 3-36 months
Family Resource Center of                                     1601 NW 12 Avenue
Miami-Dade County                                             Miami, Florida 33136
4770 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 610                            305-243-6961
Miami, Florida 33137
305-576-6190                                                  March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
                                                              1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
Head Start Program (Miami-Dade CAA)                           White Plains, New York 10605
37 locations, serving children ages three and four
of low-income families                                        March of Dimes Resource Center
395 NW 1 Street, Room 103                                     1-888-MODIMES
Miami, Florida 33128                                          www.marchofdimes.com
305-347-4622
                                                              Marian Center
Healis Rehabilitation Center, Inc.                            15701 NW 37 Avenue
18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 368                              Opa Locka, Florida 33054
Miami, Florida 33157                                          305-625-8354
305-251-7477                                                  www.mariancenterschool.org
www.sdrinc.net
                                                              Possible Dream Foundation, The
Here's Help - North/South Area                                Down Syndrome
Alcohol and Drug Abuse/Inpatient Treatment                    13830 SW 102 Avenue
9016 SW 152 Street                                            Miami, Florida 33176
Miami, Florida 33157                                          305-386-9115
305-238-8500
                                                              Rehabilitation of South Florida
Hope Center                                                   Occupational and Physical Therapy
666 SW 4 Street                                               2590 SW 107 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33130                                          Miami, Florida 33165
305-545-7572                                                  305-226-7718
www.hopecenterhc.org                                          www.rosfl.com

Jewish Community Services                                     Sandor Wiener School of Opportunity, The
School-to-Work Transition Program                             A technologically based Charter School;
Educational training work center and social-                  Kindergarten-2nd grade
emotional growth activities                                   20000 NW 47 Avenue
305-899-1587 ext. 183 or 186                                  Miami, Florida 33045
                                                              305-623-9631
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, The
1133 19 Street, NW, 12 Floor                                  Sunrise Community, Inc.
Washington, DC 20036                                          Julia E. Niarchos/S. Florida Programs
202 393-1250                                                  9040 Sunset Drive, Suite 55
202 824-0351 - FAX                                            Miami, Florida 33173
www.jpkf.org                                                  305-245-6150

Learning Experience School                                    United Cerebral Palsy of Miami, Inc.
Developmentally delayed children and young adults;            1411 NW 14 Avenue
Birth-23 years                                                Miami, Florida 33125
536 Coral Way                                                 305-325-1080
Coral Gables, Florida 33134                                   www.ucpsouthflorida.org
305-445-0475



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             EMOTIONALLY HANDICAPPED
        AND SEVERELY EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED


Alcohol and Drug Abuse:                             Community Outreach Program
                                                    11025 SW 84 Street
Department of Children and Families                 Miami, Florida 33125
Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health               305-273-4180
401 NW 2 Avenue, Suite N-812
Miami, Florida 33128                                Family Counseling Services
305-377-5029                                        10651 N. Kendall Drive
                                                    Miami, Florida 33176
Here's Help - North/South Area                      305-271-9800
Alcohol and Drug Abuse;
Inpatient/Outpatient Treatment                      Jewish Family and Children's Services
9016 SW 152 Street                                  Main Office
Miami, Florida 33157                                1790 SW 27 Avenue
305-238-8500                                        Miami, Florida 33145
                                                    305-445-0555
                                                    www.jfsmiami.org
Eating Disorders:
                                                    Miami-Dade County Youth and
                                                    Family Development
Anorexia-Bulimia Resource Center
                                                    11025 SW 84 Street
111 Majorca Avenue
                                                    Miami, Florida 33173
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
                                                    305-270-2932
305-448-8325
www.miamicounseling.com
                                                    Switchboard of Miami
                                                    Referral Information
Eating Disorders
                                                    305-358-4357
Rader Institute
                                                    www.switchboardmiami.org
1-800-255-1818
                                                    Youth Co-Op., Inc.
                                                    3525 NW 7 Street
General Programs:                                   Miami, Florida 33125
                                                    305-643-6730
Behavioral Health Specialty Care Network            www.jep-tec.org
Florida KidCare
1-888-540-5437
                                                    Psychiatric and
Bertha Abess Children’s Center, Inc.
5801 Biscayne Boulevard                             Psychological Services:
Miami, Florida 33137
305-756-7116                                        CHARLEE of Dade County, Inc.
www.baccinc.org                                     5915 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite 26
                                                    Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Cadenza Music Therapy, Inc.                         305-665-7365
Michelle Reitman, LMHC, MMT, MT-BC
1910 South State Road 7                             Childhood Anxiety and Phobia Program
Miramar, Florida 33023                              (CAPP-FIU)
305-490-3071                                        University Park - DM 201
                                                    Miami, Florida 33199
Catholic Family and Children's Services             305-348-1937
305-758-0024                                        www.fiu.edu/~CAPP
www.catholiccharities.org




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Children's Psychiatric Center, Inc.                Locktown Community Mental Health
www.cpcinc.org                                     15055 NW 27 Avenue
Hialeah Office                                     Opa Locka, Florida 33054
 430 W. 66 Street                                  305-628-8984
 Miami, Florida 33012
 305-558-2480                                      Mental Health Association/Miami-Dade Co.
North Dade Office                                  227 NE 17 Street
 15490 NW 7 Avenue                                 Miami, Florida 33132
 Miami, Florida 33169                              305-379-2673
 305-685-0381
South Dade Office                                  Miami Behavioral Health Center
 13200 SW 128 Street, Suite D-1                    3850 W. Flagler Street
 Miami, Florida 33186                              Miami, Florida 33134
 305-235-8105                                      305-774-3300
Sunset West
 9380 Sunset Drive, Suite B-120                    Miami Children's Hospital
 Miami, Florida 33173                              Emotional Problems/InPatient/11-18 years
 305-274-3172                                      3100 SW 62 Avenue
                                                   Miami, Florida 33155
Community Mental Health Center                     305-666-6511
4175 W. 20 Avenue
Hialeah, Florida 33012                             Miami-Dade County Psychological Assoc.
305-828-4777                                       5783 SW 60 Street
                                                   Miami, Florida 33143
Community Mental Health Center                     305-667-2078
South Dade (CHI)
10300 SW 216 Street                                Multi-Agency Network For Students With
Miami, Florida 33190                               Emotional Disturbance (SEDNET)
305-253-5100                                       Ruth Owens Krusé Educational Center
                                                   11001 SW 76 Street, Room 63
Douglas Gardens Community                          Miami, Florida 33173
Mental Health                                      305-598-2436
701 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33139                         Oak Plaza Mental Health Group
305-531-5341                                       8525 SW 92 Street, Suite B-8
                                                   Miami, Florida 33156
Highland Park Hospital                             305-598-5558
1660 NW 7 Court
Miami, Florida 33136                               Pediatric Therapy Specialists, Inc.
305-324-8111                                       1200 Mariposa Avenue, Suite D-105
                                                   Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Homestead Behavioral Clinic                        305-405-6259
447 NE 8 Street
1 North Krome Avenue                               PsychSolutions, Inc.
Homestead, Florida 33030                           1320 South Dixie Hwy., Suite 1140
305-248-3488                                       Coral Gables, Florida 33146
                                                   305-668-9000
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Center            Riverparc Professional Center
1611 NW 12 Avenue                                  Psychological Services for Children and
Miami, Florida 33136                               Families; Individual, Family and Play Therapy
305-355-7164                                       Julie Ojalvo, LCSW, PA
                                                   20822 W. Dixie Highway
Jackson South Community Hospital                   Miami, Florida 33180
Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital                     305-705-0606
20601 SW 157 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33187
305-251-2500




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     PHYSICALLY DISABLED, CHRONICALLY ILL,
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURED AND OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRED

 All-Aboard Educational Services                      2801 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 250
 The Children’s Psychiatric Center                    Coral Gables, Florida 33134
 15490 NW 7 Avenue, Suite 204                         305-448-7101
 Miami, Florida 33169                                 www.childrenstherapy.com
 305-687-2227                                         cptgables@aol.com
 www.all-aboard.org
                                                      Children's Rehab Network
 American Heart Association                           North
 of Greater Miami, Inc.                                2727 NW 167 Street
 2600 SW 3 Avenue, Suite 900                           North Miami, Florida 33056
 Miami, Florida 33129                                  305-622-7575
 305-856-1449                                         South
 www.americanheart.org                                 18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 368
                                                       Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157
 Andrea Draizar, Ph.D. & Assoc., P.A.                  305-235-4730
 10661 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 113                    crnppec@bellsouth.net
 Miami, Florida 33176
 305-595-4271                                         Client Relations Office - Medically Needy
 305-595-4227 - FAX                                   Dade and Monroe Counties: English and Spanish
                                                      information, applications for Food Stamps, Medicaid, etc.
 Arthritis Foundation                                 1320 Dixie Highway
 1-800-672-0882                                       Miami, Florida 33146
 www.arthritis.orginfo.fl.b8@arthritis.org            305-377-5068

 Aventura Hospital                                    Cystic Fibrosis Fitness Program and
 20900 Biscayne Boulevard                             Diabetes Support Group
 Aventura, Florida 33180                              Doctor's Hospital of Coral Gables
 305-682-7000                                         5000 University Drive
 www.adventurahospital.com                            Coral Gables, Florida 33134
                                                      305-666-2111
 Brain Injury Association of Florida
 Miami-Dade/Monroe County                             Department of Children & Families
 Miami Family Support Center                          Children's Medical Services (CMS)
 8585 Sunset Drive, East Atrium, Suite 30             North Office
 Miami, Florida 33143                                  Jackson Memorial Hospital
 1-800-992-3442                                        1500 NW 12 Avenue, Room 829
 www.biaf.org                                          Miami, Florida 33136
 miamifss@biaf.org                                     305-325-2830
                                                      South Office
 Brain Injury Association of Florida                   Miami Children's Hospital
 North Broward Medical Center                          3100 SW 62 Street
 201 East Sample Road                                  Miami, Florida 33155
 Pompano Beach, Florida 33064                          305-666-6511
 954-786-2400                                          www.mch.com
 1-800-992-3442
 www.biaf.org
 bwdfss@biaf.org



 Center for Pediatric Therapy                         Diabetes Education


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South Miami Hospital - Homestead                                 150 Lorelane Place
160 NW 13 Street                                                 Key Largo, Florida 33037
Homestead, Florida 33030                                         305-451-5884
305-248-3232, ext. 3530                                          305-453-5399 - FAX
www.baptisthealth.net                                            www.islanddolphincare.org
                                                                 fonzie@islanddolphincare.org
Disabled Parking Program
Parking permits are available from any tax collector             Jackson Memorial Hospital
or tag agent's office                                            1611 NW 12 Avenue
305-375-5678                                                     Miami, Florida 33136
                                                                 305-325-7429
Dolphins Plus
31 Corrine Place                                                 Jewish Community Services of South Florida
Key Largo, Florida 33037                                         Information and Referrals
305-451-1993                                                     735 N.E. 125 Street
305-451-3710 - FAX                                               Miami, Florida 33161
1-866-860-7946 - Toll Free                                       305-576-6550
www.dolphinplus.com
                                                                 Kiwanis Horses and Handicapped
Easter Seals Miami-Dade                                          305-271-2210
1475 NW 14 Avenue                                                305-274-6423
Miami, Florida 33125
305-325-0470                                                     Learning Experience School
essdade@aol.com                                                  536 Coral Way
                                                                 Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Florida's Central Directory                                      305-445-0475
For information regarding all disabilities
305-596-1160 - Miami-Dade County                                 Mailman Center for Child Development
1-800-654-4440 - all other counties                              1601 NW 12th Avenue
www.centraldirectory.org                                         Miami, Florida 33136
                                                                 305-243-5600
Florida Club Care Center - Pediatric Unit
Pediatric residential 24-hour long-term or short-term            March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
care for skilled or medically fragile children. Also
                                                                 1275 Mamaroneck Ave.
respite, hospice and infusion care
                                                                 White Plains, New York 10605
220 Sierra Drive
Miami, Florida 33179
                                                                 March of Dimes Resource Center
305-653-8427
                                                                 1-888-MODIMES
305-653-1621 - FAX
www.floridaclubcare.com
                                                                 Medicaid Information
                                                                 305-377-5148
Florida Elks Children’s Therapy Services
Home Therapy
305-278-2044                                                     Medicaid Transportation
                                                                 Call two full working days prior to appointment
                                                                 305-263-7301
Head and Spinal Cord Injury
401 NW 2 Avenue, Suite 221
Miami, Florida 33128                                             Miami Children's Hospital
                                                                 Physical and Occupational Therapy Department
305-377-5464
                                                                 3100 SW 62 Street
1-800-342-0778
                                                                 Miami, Florida 33155
                                                                 305-666-6511
Healis Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 368
Miami, Florida 33157
305-251-7477
www.sdrinc.net

                                                                 Muscular Dystrophy Association
Island Dolphin Care



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7875 NW 12 Street, Suite 118                          Child Development Center
Miami, Florida 33126                                  Occupational/Physically Therapy Department
305-717-9937                                          5975 Sunset Drive, Suite 100
305-717-3341 - FAX                                    Miami, Florida 33143
1-800-572-1717                                        786-662-5080
www.mdausa.org                                        www.baptisthealth.net

Mt. Sinai Medical Center                              Spina Bifida Association of S.E. Florida
305-674-2121                                          305-220-2559

Physical Handicaps - Service and Referrals            Spinal Cord Living Assistance
Community Committee for Developmental                 and Development (SCCAD)
Handicaps (CCDH)                                      240 E. First Avenue, Suite 109
305-596-1160                                          Hialeah, Florida 33010
                                                      305-887-8838
Rehabilitation of South Florida
Occupational and Physical Therapy                     Suzan L. Tanner, Ph.D.
2590 SW 107 Avenue                                    Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation Psychology Service
Miami, Florida 33165                                  and Pediatric Neuropsychology Service
305-226-7718                                          University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital
www.rosfl.com                                         1695 NW 9 Avenue
                                                      Miami, Florida 33136
Sickle Cell Anemia                                    305-585-5062
Service and Referrals
Children's Medical Services                           United Cerebral Palsy Assoc. of Miami
305-349-1330                                          1411 NW 14 Avenue
                                                      Miami, Florida 33125
Skill Builders for Kids                               305-325-1080
Home Bound Therapy                                    www.ucpsouthflorida.org
12651 South Dixie Highway, Suite 207
Miami, Florida 33156
786-242-5710
786-293-9103 - Fax
info@sbforkids.com
www.sbforkids.com




South Miami Hospital


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                 SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABLED

Atlantis Academy                                     Footprints Educational Programs
9600 SW 107 Avenue                                   2903 Salzedo Street
Miami, Florida 33176                                 Coral Gables, Florida 33134
305- 271-9771                                        305-412-7902
www.atlantisacademy.org                              786-256-0654

Broader Opportunities for the Learning               House of Learning, Inc.
Disabled (B.O.L.D.)                                  10545 SW 97 Avenue
P.O. Box 546407                                      Miami, Florida 33176
Surfside, Florida 33154                              305-274-9259
305- 866-3262
                                                     Learning Through Listening-Florida Unit
Cadenza Music Therapy, Inc.                          Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D)
Michelle Reitman, LMHC, MMT, MT-BC                   6704 SW 80 Street
1910 South State Road 7                              Miami, Florida 33143
Miramar, Florida 33023                               305-666-0561
305-490-3071                                         1-800-535-0552
                                                     www.rfbd-florida.org
Easter Seals Society
of Miami-Dade County                                 McGlannan School
Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy            10770 SW 84 Street
1475 NW 14 Avenue                                    Miami, Florida 33173
Miami, Florida 33125                                 305-274-2208
305-325-0470
http://www.miami.easter-seals.org                    My Little Schoolhouse
info@miami.easterseals.com                           7901 Coral Way
                                                     Miami, Florida 33155
Educational Alternatives                             305-267-1993
8790 SW 94 Street                                    305-267-1373 - FAX
Miami, Florida 33176                                 http://www.mylittleschoolhouse.com
305-595-9558                                         help@mylittleschoolhouse.com
www.educationalalternatives.net
                                                     Vanguard School
Family and Children's Achievement Center             3939 Main Highway
11025 SW 84 Street                                   Coconut Grove, Florida 33133
Miami, Florida 33173                                 305-445-7992
305- 270-2932                                        www.vanguardschool.com




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             SPEECH AND LANGUAGE IMPAIRED

All-Aboard Educational Services                         Children's Rehab Network
The Children’s Psychiatric Center                       South
15490 NW 7 Avenue, Suite 204                             18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 368
Miami, Florida 33169                                     Palmetto Bay, Florida 33157
305-687-2227                                             305-235-4730
www.all-aboard.org                                      crnppec@bellsouth.net

Ambilingual Associates                                  Easter Seals Society of Miami-Dade County
900 W. 49 Street, Suite 332                             Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy
Hialeah, Florida 33012                                  1475 NW 14 Avenue
305-556-0121                                            Miami, Florida 33125
ambilingual@aol.com                                     305-325-0470
                                                        http://www.miami.easter-seals.org
Andrea Draizar, Ph.D. & Assoc., P.A.                    info@miami.easterseals.com
10661 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 113
Miami, Florida 33176                                    Healis Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
305-595-4271                                            18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 368
305-595-4227 -FAX                                       Miami, Florida 33157
                                                        305-251-7477
Betancourt Stuttering Center                            www.sdrinc.net
6035 SW 40 Street
Miami, Florida 33155                                    Hearing & Speech Center of Florida, Inc.
305-668-4399                                            9425 SW 72 Street, Suite 261
                                                        Miami, Florida 33173
Bi-County Speech Language Pathology, Inc.               305-271-7343
Bilingual Speech and Language Therapy; Mommy            305-271-7949 -FAX
and Me classes.
5846 S. Flamingo Road                                   Integrative Speech Rehab, LLC
Cooper City, Florida 33330                              12245 SW 112 Street
954-680-0488                                            Miami, Florida 33186
954-252-6073 - Fax                                      305-505-1577
                                                        305-652-5720
Center for Bilingual Speech and Disorders               jmejia@integrativespeech.com
8600 SW 92 Street, Suite 204
Miami, Florida 33156                                    Kendall Speech and Language Center
305-279-2428                                            10725 SW 104 Street
www.cbsld.com                                           Miami, Florida 33176
                                                        305-274-7883
Center for Pediatric Therapy                            www.kslc.net
Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy
2801 Ponce de Leon Boulevard                            Mailman Center for Child Development
Coral Gables, Florida 33134                             1601 NW 12 Avenue
305-448-7101                                            Miami, Florida 33136
                                                        305-243-5600
Children's Rehab Network
North
 2727 NW 167 Street
 North Miami, Florida 33056
 305-622-7575




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Miami Center for Speech Language
Pathology                                         Speech Pathology Educational Center (SPEC)
Bilingual Pediatric Specialists                   8510 SW 8 Street
6035 Bird Road, Suite 203                         Miami, Florida 33144
Miami, Florida 33155                              305-266-5353
305-667-2325                                      305-266-6550 - FAX
305-667-5571 - FAX
                                                  United Cerebral Palsy Association of Miami
Miami Children's Hospital                         1411 NW 14 Avenue
Speech and Language Department                    Miami, Florida 33125
Occupational and Physical Therapy also            305-325-1080
provided                                          www.ucpsouthflorida.org
3100 SW 62 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33155                              United Testing Service
305-666-6511                                      9485 Sunset Drive, Suite A200
www.mch.com                                       Miami, Florida 33173
                                                  305-595-5554
South Miami Hospital
Child Development Center
Audiology/Speech Pathology Department
5975 Sunset Drive, Suite 100
Miami, Florida 33143
786-662-5080
www.baptisthealth.net




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                    VARYING EXCEPTIONALITIES

Association for Retarded Citizens (A.R.C.)                 Easter Seals Miami-Dade
Project Thrive-Infant Preschool Stimulation                1475 NW 14 Avenue
Program; 3 sites: Kendall, Goulds, Florida City            Miami, Florida 33125
5555 Biscayne Boulevard-Program Office                     305-325-0470
Miami, Florida 33137                                       essdade@aol.com
305-759-8500
http://www.arcsofla.org                                    Epilepsy Foundation of America
                                                           1-800-332-1000
Andrea Draizar, Ph.D. & Assoc., P.A.
10661 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 113                          HeadStart/Early HeadStart Program
Miami, Florida 33176                                       395 NW 1 Street
305-595-4271                                               Miami, Florida 33128
305-595-4227 - FAX                                         305-347-4622

Brain Injury Association of Florida                        Friendship Circle
Miami-Dade/Monroe County                                   For Jewish families. A program that pairs teen
Miami Family Support Center                                volunteers with children who have special needs.
8585 Sunset Drive, East Atrium, Suite 30                   8700 SW 112 Street
Miami, Florida 33143                                       Miami, Florida 33176
1-800-992-3442                                             305-234-5654
www.biaf.org
miamifss@biaf.org                                          Learning Experience School
                                                           536 Coral Way
Brain Injury Association of Florida                        Coral Gables, Florida 33134
North Broward Medical Center                               305-445-0475
201 East Sample Road
Pompano Beach, Florida 33064                               Learning Through Listening
954-786-2400                                               Recording for the Blind and Dyslexia
1-800-992-3442                                             6704 SW 80 Street
www.biaf.org                                               Miami, Florida 33143
bwdfss@biaf.org                                            305-666-0561
                                                           1-800-535-0552
Cadenza Music Therapy, Inc.                                www.rfbd-florida.org
Michelle Reitman, LMHC, MMT, MT-BC
1910 South State Road 7                                    Mailman Center for Child Development
Miramar, Florida 33023                                     Debbie School
305-490-3071                                               Services for developmentally delayed children,
                                                           ages 3-36 months
CCDH – Resource and Referral                               1601 NW 12 Avenue
9555 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 206                           Miami, Florida 33136
Miami, Florida 33176                                       305-243-6961
305-596-1160
305-596-6196 - Fax                                         Redlands Christian Migrant Association
www.ccdh.org                                               Special Effort
info@ccdh.org                                              16088 SW 293 Drive
                                                           Homestead, Florida 33033
Department of Children and Families                        305-242-2581
Early Intervention Coordination
1400 NW 10 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33125
1-800-247-5437
                                                           Rehabilitation of South Florida
                                                           Occupational and Physical Therapy


                                                  - 29 -
2590 SW 107 Avenue                              5975 Sunset Drive, Suite 100
Miami, Florida 33165                            Miami, Florida 33143
305-226-7718                                    786-662-5080
www.rosfl.com                                   www.baptisthealth.net

Skill Builders for Kids                         United Cerebral Palsy Association
Home Bound Therapy                              of Miami, Inc.
12651 South Dixie Highway, Suite 207            1411 NW 14 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33156                            Miami, Florida 33125
786-242-5710                                    305-325-1080
786-293-9103 - Fax                              www.ucpsouthflorida.org
info@sbforkids.com
www.sbforkids.com




South Miami Hospital
Child Development Center




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                               VISUALLY IMPAIRED

American Council of the Blind                              Resources, residential and day classes for
www.acb.org                                                children and families
                                                           207 N. San Marco Avenue
American Foundation for the Blind, Inc.                    St. Augustine, Florida 32084
www.afb.org                                                904-827-2200

Association of Blind Citizens                              Goodwill Industries
www.blindcitizens.org                                      2121 NW 21 Street
                                                           Miami, Florida 33142
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute                                305-325-1394
900 NW 17 Street
Miami, Florida 33136                                       Learning Through Listening Florida Unit
305-326-6000                                               Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (RFB&D)
                                                           6704 SW 80 Street
Blind Children's Center                                    Miami, Florida 33143
Complimentary materials available to parents of            305-666-0561
visually impaired children                                 1-800-535-0552
4120 Marathon Street                                       www.rfbd-florida.org
P.O. Box 29159
Los Angeles, California 90029-0159                         Miami Dade College
323-664-2153                                               Low cost optometric services, letter request only.
1-800-222-3566                                             950 NW 20 Street
                                                           Miami, Florida 33127
Blinded Veterans Association                               305-237-4000
www.bva.org                                                www.mdcc.edu

Department of Children & Families                          Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Children's Medical Services (CMS)                          Division of Special Education (SPED)
North                                                      1500 Biscayne Boulevard, Room 409
 155 South Miami Avenue                                    Miami, Florida 33181
 Miami, Florida 33130                                      305-995-1721
 305-349-1330                                              www.dadeschools.net
South
 Miami Children's Hospital                                 Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
 3100 SW 62 Avenue                                         Programs for blind babies, children and adults of
 Miami, Florida 33155                                      all ages and their families. Also summer
 305-669-6931                                              programs.
                                                           601 SW 8 Avenue
                                                           Miami, Florida 33130
Division of Blind Services
401 NW 2 Avenue                                            305-856-2288
Miami, Florida 33128                                       www.miamilighthouse.com
305-377-5339
1-800-342-1828                                             Miami Lions Club Central Office
www.fcn.state.fl.us/dbs                                    601 SW 8 Avenue
                                                           Miami, Florida 33130
Division of Blind Services                                 305-858-1019
Tallahassee, Florida
1-800-342-1828                                             Parents of the Visually Impaired
                                                           305-388-7497
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
305-628-7033

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind                      Prevent Blindness Florida



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For vision screening, evaluation and follow-up            2455 NW 183 Street
especially for families without insurance.                Miami, Florida 33056
10300 Sunset Drive, Room 205                              305-751-8687
Miami, Florida 33173                                      305-751-8688
1-800-817-3595                                            www.talkingbooks.com
Office Hours: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
                                                          VISION
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic                      A parent support group, provides opportunities
Florida Unit                                              for parents of children with visual impairments.
6704 SW 80 Street                                         407-898-2483
Miami, Florida 33143                                      http://www.lighthousecentralflorida.org
305-666-0552




Talking Book Library Services




                                                 - 32 -
INFORMATION AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR PARENTS

A Safe Heaven for Newborns                                 708 NE 1 Avenue
PO Box 66-9005                                             Miami, Florida 33132
Miami, Florida 33166                                       305-577-4840
305-882-1304, ext 103
305-889-0017                                               Caregivers Support Group
www.asafehavenfornhewborns.com                             Women's Health Resource Center
                                                           Baptist Medical Arts Building, 1st Floor
Advocacy Center for Persons with                           8950 N. Kendall Drive
Disabilities                                               Miami, Florida 33176
1-800-342-0823                                             305-598-5981
www.advocacycenter.org                                     www.baptisthealth.net
h.pendleton@advocacycenter.org
                                                           Catholic Family Services
Allapattah/Brownsville                                     For counseling
Neighborhood Family Program                                305-758-0024
Free Counseling, Advocacy, support services,
crisis intervention and more                               Catholic Legal Immigration Network
1900 NW 36 Street                                          700 S. Royal Poinciana Boulevard, Suite
Miami, Florida 33142                                       800
305-637-5083                                               Miami Springs, Florida 33166
305-637-7071 - FAX                                         305-887-8333
www.chsfl.org
                                                           CCDH – Resource and Referral
Association for Retarded Citizens (A.R.C.)                 9555 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 206
Project Thrive-Infant Preschool Stimulation                Miami, Florida 33176
Program; 3 sites: Kendall, Goulds, Florida City            305-596-1160
5555 Biscayne Boulevard                                    305-596-6196 - Fax
Miami, Florida 33137                                       www.ccdh.org
305-759-8500                                               info@ccdh.org

Bayview Center for Mental Health Inc.                      Central Directory
12550 Biscayne Boulevard                                   Florida Directory/Early Childhood
North Miami, Florida 33181                                 Services
305-892-4600                                               Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M-5:00 P.M.
                                                           2807 Remington Green Circle
Bertha Abess Children’s Center, Inc.                       Tallahassee, Florida 32308
5801 Biscayne Boulevard                                    1-800-654-4440
Miami, Florida 33137                                       www.centraldirectory.org
305-756-7116
www.baccinc.org                                            Children's Medical Services (CMS)
                                                           North
Best Buddies Headquarters                                   155 SE South Miami Avenue, Suite 1000
100 SE 2 Street, Suite 1990                                 Miami, Florida 33130
Miami, Florida 33131                                        305-349-1330
305-374-2233                                               South
1-800-89-BUDDY                                              3100 SW 62 Avenue, Cottage 5
www.bestbuddies.org                                         Miami, Florida 33155
                                                            305-669-6931
Brighter Tomorrow Grant Programs
http://www.msfocus.org


Camillus Health Concerns


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Community Blood Centers of Florida                                    Easter Seals Miami-Dade
1-800-357-4483                                                        1475 NW 14 Avenue
www.cbcsf.org                                                         Miami, Florida 33125
                                                                      305-325-0470
Compassionate Friends, Inc.                                           essdade@aol.com
Anyone in a parental relationship with a child
who has died.                                                         Epilepsy Foundation of South Florida
305-221-5184                                                          7300 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 700
jtomeny@aol.com                                                       Miami, Florida 33156
                                                                      305-670-4949
Comprehensive Cancer Center                                           www.epilepsysofla.org
1-800-422-6237
                                                                      Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation (ELA)
Department of Agriculture and                                         Scholarship Foundation for Disabled Women
Consumer Services                                                     http://www.ela.org
1-800-435-7352
                                                                      Exceptional Parent Magazine
Department of Children and Families                                   PO Box 3000
Client Relations Office                                               Dept. EP
English and Spanish Information; referral to                          Denville, New Jersey 07834
other numbers.
305-377-5068                                                          Family Friends
                                                                      Volunteers 55+ years of age help families with
Department of Children and Families                                   disabled children
Continuing Education Classes                                          395 NW 1 Street
11011 SW 104 Street                                                   Miami, Florida 33128
Miami, Florida 33176
305-237-2161 - Classes for children                                   Family Network on Disabilities of Florida
305-237-2164 - Classes for adults                                     1-800-825-5736
                                                                      www.fndfl.org
Department of Children and Families
Developmental Services - Intake                                       Family Resource Center
401 NW 2 Avenue                                                       Parenting classes, support groups, counseling
Miami, Florida 33128                                                  4770 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 610
305-377-7087                                                          Miami, Florida 33137
                                                                      305-576-6190
Department of Professional Business
and Regulation                                                        Florida Advocacy Council (FAC)
1-800-342-7940                                                        FAC protects and advocates for Floridians with
                                                                      unique needs
DisabilityInfo.gov                                                    1-800-342-0825
This user-friendly Web site contains links to
information of interest to people with disabilities, their            Florida Association for the Gifted (FLAG)
families, employers, service providers and other                      Miami-Dade County Public Schools
community members.                                                    1500 Biscayne Boulevard, Room 235
www.disabilityinfo.gov                                                Miami, Florida 33132
                                                                      305-995-1000
Disability Resources
Monthly Guide to Disability Resources on the                          Florida Club Care Center - Pediatric Unit
Internet                                                              Pediatric residential 24-hour long-term or short-
www.disabilityresources.org                                           term care for skilled or medically fragile children.
                                                                      Also respite, hospice and infusion care
Disabled Parking Program                                              220 Sierra Drive
Parking permits are available from any tax                            Miami, Florida 33179
collector or tag agent office                                         305-653-8427
305-375-5678                                                          305-653-1621 - FAX
                                                                      www.floridaclubcare.com




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Florida Dental Association                              Legal Services of Greater Miami (LSGM)
1-800-877-9922                                          North
www.floridadental.org                                    3000 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 500
                                                         Miami, Florida 33137
Florida Department of Education                          305-576-0080
Bureau of Exceptional Education and                     South
Student Services (BEESS)                                 South Dade Law Center
Bambi J. Lockman, Bureau Chief                           10720 Caribbean Boulevard, Suite 400
K-12 Deputy Chancellor for Student                       Miami, Florida 33189
Achievement                                              305-232-9680
1-850-245-0475
1-800-245-0478                                          Mailman Center for Child Development
www.firn.edu/doe                                        Family Resource Room
                                                        1601 NW 12 Avenue, Room 2025
Florida Diagnostic and Learning                         Miami, Florida 33136
Resources System-South (FDLRS-S)                        305-243-5600
Information and Resources for families and
teachers                                                Make a Wish Foundation
5555 SW 93 Avenue                                       P.O. Box 17377
Miami, Florida 33165                                    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33318
305-274-3501 - Miami-Dade                               954-967-9474
305-754-4081 - North Satellite
305-293-1646 - Monroe                                   Medicaid General Information
http://fdlrs-south.dadeschools.net                      8355 NW 53 Street
                                                        Miami, Florida 33166
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind                   305-499-2000
Free conferences and workshops for families
207 N. San Marco Avenue                                 Medicaid Transportation
St. Augustine, Florida 32084                            2775 SW 74 Avenue
904-827-2200                                            Miami, Florida 33155
                                                        305-263-7301
Foundation Center, The
http://fdncenter.org                                    Miami-Dade County Citizen Services
                                                        Consumer Services Department
Heath Resource Center                                   Multi-page book of Miami-Dade resources free
http://www.heath.gwu.edu/                               140 West Flagler Street, Room 903
                                                        Miami, Florida 33130
Highland Park Pavilion                                  305-375-5100
Child and adolescent psychiatry
1660 NW 7 Court                                         Miami-Dade County
Miami, Florida 33136                                    Youth and Family Development
305-545-2325                                            11025 SW 84 Street
                                                        Miami, Florida 33173
Jewish Community Services                               305-271-2211
School-to-Work Transition Program
Educational training work center and social-            Miami-Dade County
emotional growth activities                             Youth and Family Services
305-899-1587 ext. 183 or 186                            1701 NW 30 Avenue
                                                        Miami, Florida 33125
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis                           305-633-6481
Referral to volunteer number
305-374-0190 - FAX                                      Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
                                                        Programs for blind babies, children and adults of all
Legal Aid Society                                       ages and their families. Also available summer
123 NW 1 Avenue                                         programs
Miami, Florida 33128                                    601 SW 8 Avenue
305-579-5733                                            Miami, Florida 33130
                                                        305-856-2288
                                                        www.miamilighthouse.com


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Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation                        Shaken Baby Alliance, The
http://www.meaf.org/grants/                                   1-877-6-END-SBS
                                                              j.goree@verizon.net
National Organization of Rare Disorders                       www.shakenbaby.com
(N.O.R.D.)
1-800-447-6673                                                South Miami Hospital
                                                              Child Development Center
National Organization on Disability:                          5975 Sunset Drive, Suite 100
Housing Access                                                Miami, Florida 33143
http://www.nod.org                                            786-662--5080
                                                              www.baptisthealth.net
NEC Foundation of America
http://www.necfoundation.org/                                 Special Transportation Services
                                                              305-263-5406
New Life Family Center
3620 NW 1 Avenue                                              Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Miami, Florida 33127                                          To apply for Medicaid and SSI.
305-573-3333                                                  7000 SW 62 Avenue, Room 600
                                                              Miami, Florida 33143
Office for Civil Rights, U.S.A.                               1-800-772-1213
Region IV, Department of Education
404-562-6350                                                  Switchboard of Miami, Inc.
                                                              AIDS and Crisis Counseling Referral.
Parent Education Network on Disabilities                      75 SW 8th Street
of Florida (PEN)                                              Miami, Florida 33130
2735 Whitney Road                                             305-358-HELP - Crisis Line
Clearwater, Florida 33760                                     305-358-4357
1-800-825-5736
www.fndfl.org                                                 Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
                                                              407-783-3248
Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc.                               webmaster@tsa-fl.org
7990 SW 117 Avenue, Suite 201
Miami, Florida 33183                                          United Cerebral Palsy Assoc. of Miami
305-271-9797                                                  (UCP)
305-271-6628 - FAX                                            1411 NW 14 Avenue
www.ptopmiami.org                                             Miami, Florida 33125
info@ptopmiami.org                                            305-325-1080
                                                              www.ucpsouthflorida.org
Parents of the Visually Impaired
305-388-7497                                                  United Way
                                                              3250 SW 3 Ave
PEAC South                                                    Miami, Florida 33129
Psychological and Educational Testing; Therapy for            305-860-3000
Children, Adults and Families; Parenting Issues               www.unitedwaymiami.org
1501 Venera Avenue, Suite 225
Coral Gables, Florida 33146                                   University of Miami
305-667-5011                                                  Behavioral Medicine Center
www.susanmaynardphd.com                                       P.O. Box 248185
                                                              Coral Gables, Florida 33124-2070
Safe and Drug Free Schools                                    305-284-4186
850-488-1570
www.firn.edu/doe/commhome




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                 ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY (A.T.)

Alliance for Technology Access                         Job Accommodation Network
http://www.ataccess.org/                               1-800-526-7234
                                                       1-800-232-9675 - ADA Information
Americans with Disabilities Act                        www.jan.wvu.edu
Southeast Disability and Business Technical
Assistance Center                                      Make A Wish Foundation
1-800-949-4232                                         P.O. Box 17377
http://www.sedbtac.org/                                Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33318
                                                       1-954-967-9474
Assistive Technology Education Network
(ATEN)                                                 Miami-Dade Assistive Technology
1-800-558-6580                                         Awareness Partners Incorporated (M-DATAP)
http://www.aten.scps.k12.fl.us/                        http://www.ataware.net

Central Directory Project                              Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-596-1160                                           Prekindergarten Program for Children
                                                       with Disabilities
Division of Blind Services                             5555 SW 93 Avenue
401 NW Second Avenue                                   Miami, Florida 33165
Suite S-712                                            305-271-5701
Miami, Florida 33138                                   http://prekese.dadeschools.net
305-377-5339
                                                       United Cerebral Palsy Association of Miami
                                                       1411 NW 14 Avenue
Equal Employment Opportunity
                                                       Miami, Florida 33125
Commission
                                                       305-325-1080
1-800-669-3362
1-800-669-3301 - TTY
                                                       Virginia Applied Technology and
                                                       Professional Development Center
FAAST                                                  (VATPDC)
5200 NE 2 Avenue                                       Using mini-grants to fund assistive technology
Miami, Florida 33137                                   for students with severe disabilities
305-762-1465                                           http://eng.odu.edu/vatpdc
1-800-322-7881
                                                       Vocational Rehabilitation
Florida Diagnostic and Learning                        4770 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 1260
Resources System-South (FDLRS-S)                       Miami, Florida 33137
5555 SW 93 Avenue                                      305-571-5666
Miami, Florida 33165
305-274-3501 - Miami-Dade
305-754-4081 - North Satellite
305-293-1646 - Monroe
http://fdlrs-south.dadeschools.net




           Individual Colleges May Have Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities.




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                   DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES
                     AND FAMILY SUPPORT


Developmental Services and Resources for Children and Adults who have
Disabilities*, Such as Medical Equipment and Supplies, Certified Behavior
Analysts, and Adult Day Training Program


              Call the office that serves the ZIP Code in which you live


Unit 601:   18301 N. Miami Avenue, Suite 230, Miami, FL 33179
            305-654-7073

33012            33014            33015              33016         33018     33054
33055            33056            33138              33141         33147     33150
33154            33160            33161              33162         33167     33168
33169            33179            33180              33181



Unit 602:   6600 S.W. 57th Avenue, Miami, FL 33143
            305-668-7263

33010            33109            33122              33125         33126     33127
33128            33129            33130              33131         33132     33134
33135            33136            33137              33139         33140     33142
33144            33145            33146              33149         33165     33166
33172            33174            33175              33178         33182     33184
33185            33192            33194



Unit 603:   12195 Quail Roost Drive, Building 2, Miami, FL 33177
            305-252-4482

33030            33031            33032              33033         33034     33035
33039            33133            33143              33155         33156     33157
33158            33170            33173              33176         33177     33183
33186            33187            33189              33190         33193     33196




*Defined in Florida Statute 393 as Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Spina
 Bifida, and Prader-Willie Syndrome.




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               DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED
           RESIDENTIAL AND INTERMEDIATE CARE

Home Nursing Care/Hospice                               Residential and Intermediate Services:
Check Yellow Pages under Nursing heading.               Pediatric Medical Daycare
                                                        Children's Rehab Network
Hospice is available through many hospitals.            8585 Sunset Drive
Check with your family physician.                       Miami, Florida 33143
                                                        305-270-9026
National Hospice Organization
1-800-658-8898                                          United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida
                                                        305-599-0899
National Resource Center for Respite                    www.ucpsouthflorida.org
and Crisis Care Services
800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 105                            2nd Street Facility
Chapel Hill, NC 27514                                    11801 NW 2 Street
1-919-490-5577                                           Miami, Florida 33182
1-919-490-4905 - FAX                                     305-220-2330

                                                         80th Street Facility
Hospital-Based Adolescent Programs:                      11750 SW 80 Street
                                                         Miami, Florida 33183
Children's Psychiatric Center, Inc.                      305-274-5014
www.cpcinc.org
Hialeah Office                                           Administrative/Day Training Facility
 430 W. 66 Street                                        2200 NW 107 Avenue
 Hialeah, Florida 33012                                  Miami, Florida 33172
 305-558-2480                                            305-599-0899
North Dade Office
 15490 NW 7 Avenue                                       Braddock Facility
 Miami, Florida 33169                                    14400 SW 32 Street
 305-685-0381                                            Miami, Florida 33175
South Dade Office                                        305-220-9599
 13200 SW 128 Street, Suite D-1
 Miami, Florida 33186                                    Sunset Facility
 305-235-8105                                            7100 SW 122 Avenue
Sunset West                                              Miami, Florida 33813
 9380 Sunset Drive, Suite B-120                          305-275-1340
 Miami, Florida 33173
 305-274-3172                                           CCDH – Resource and Referral
                                                        9555 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 206
Jackson South Community Hospital                        Miami, Florida 33176
9333 SW 152 Street                                      305-596-1160
Miami, Florida 33157                                    305-596-6196 - Fax
305-251-2500                                            www.ccdh.org
http://www.jhsmiami.org                                 info@ccdh.org

Miami Children's Hospital                               Florida Club Care Center - Pediatric Unit
3100 SW 62 Avenue                                       220 Sierra Drive
Miami, Florida 33155                                    Miami, Florida 33179
305-663-8439                                            305-653-8427
www.mch.com                                             305-653-1621 - FAX
                                                        www.floridaclubcare.com




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                   MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
           LEISURE ACCESS PROGRAMS AND PARKS

Miami-Dade Leisure                                            Crandon Park
                                                              4000 Crandon Boulevard
Access Programs:                                              Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
                                                              305-361-5421
305-755-7800
• Adapted Aquatic Programs                                    Dave and Mary Alper JCC
• Blind and Visually Impaired                                 Camps for children with disabilities
• Deaf                                                        305-271-9000, ext. 238
• Developmentally Disabled
• Emotionally Handicapped                                     Deering Estate
                                                              16701 SW 72 Avenue
• Head Injury & Strokes                                       Miami, Florida
• Miscellaneous Programs                                      305-235-1668
• Physically Disabled
• Rentals                                                     Haulover Park
• Senior                                                      10800 Collins Avenue
• Special Camps/Summer Programs                               Miami Beach, Florida
                                                              305-947-3525
• Talking Books
• Tiny Tots                                                   Homestead Bayfront Park
http://www.co.miami-dade.fl.us/parks/prog_leisure_
                                                              9698 SW 328 Street
access_programs.htm
                                                              Homestead, Florida 33033
                                                              305-230-3033
Parks:                                                        International Tennis Center
                                                              7300 Crandon Boulevard
A.D. Barnes Leisure Access Center                             Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
3401 SW 72 Avenue                                             305-365-2300
Miami, Florida
305-665-5319                                                  Kendall Indian Hammocks Park
                                                              11395 SW 79 Street
Arcola Lakes Park                                             Miami, Florida
1301 NW 83 Street                                             305-596-9324
Miami, Florida
305-836-5095                                                  Miami Metro Zoo
                                                              12400 SW 152 Street
Black Point Park                                              Miami, Florida 33177
24775 SW 87 Avenue                                            305-251-0400
Cutler Ridge, Florida 33032
305-258-4092                                                  Norwood Park
                                                              19401 NW 14 Avenue
City of Hialeah Park                                          Miami, Florida
Summer camps for children with disabilities                   305-653-3951
305-824-5706
                                                              Oak Grove Park
Coral Reef Park                                               690 NE 159 Street
7895 SW 152 Street                                            Miami, Florida
Miami, Florida                                                305-944-8670
305-235-1593




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South Dade Park                Tropical Park
28151 SW 164 Avenue            7900 SW 40 Street
Miami, Florida                 Miami, Florida
305-247-9453                   305-223-8710

Southridge Park                Vizcaya Museum
19355 SW 114 Avenue            3251 South Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida                 Miami, Florida
786-293-4596                   305-250-9133

Tamiami Park
11201 SW 24 Street
Miami, Florida
786-315-5295




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  RECREATION AND THERAPEUTIC PROGRAMS

Autism Society of America                            Peer Link Programs, Inc.
South Florida Chapter                                305-448-1288
305-681-4007, ext 203
305-937-1416 - Evenings                              Red Berry's Baseball World
                                                     Baseball Camp accepts children with disabilities
Big Brothers/Big Sisters                             7455 SW 125 Avenue
100 Almeria Avenue                                   Miami, Florida 33183
Coral Gables, Florida 33134                          305-279-2668
305-441-9354                                         www.redberry.net

Dave and Mary Alper                                  Shake-A-Leg
Jewish Community Center (JCC)                        A unique sailing program for people with
Special Needs Camp and Programs                      physical disabilities offers recreational and
11155 SW 112 Avenue                                  instructional programs for all skill levels.
Miami, Florida 33176                                 305-858-5550
305-271-9000                                         www.shakealegmiami.org
                                                     sal1miami@aol.com
Family Friends
305-347-4605                                         Special Olympics
                                                     305-406-9467
Florida Elks Children’s Therapy Service              somd@bellsouth.net
Free OT/PT services for eligible families            www.specialolympicsmiamidade.org
1-800-523-1673 - Program Administration
305-278-2044 - Chantal Salvane, PT                   Talking Books
                                                     305-751-8687
Genie's Workshop                                     www.talkingbooks.com
19641 West Lake Drive
Hialeah Florida 33015                                VIP Team
305-829-7693                                         Sponsored by American Soccer Association
                                                     Saturday soccer for children with disabilities
Kiwanis Horses and Handicapped, Inc.                 Miller Park, Hammocks Park
305-271-2210                                         305-255-6394
305-274-6423




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     RESPITE AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Respite Services:                                    Transportation:
Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC)              Miami-Dade Transit
5555 Biscayne Boulevard                              Route Information
Miami, Florida 33137                                 305-770-3131
305-759-8500
                                                     Special Transportation Services (STS)
Florida Club Care Center - Pediatric Unit            2775 SW 74 Avenue
220 Sierra Drive                                     Miami, Florida 33155
Miami, Florida 33179                                 305-263-5406
305-653-8427
305-653-1621 - FAX
www.floridaclubcare.com

Marian Center
305-625-8354

Possible Dream Foundation, The
Down Syndrome
1-800-updowns
1-888-possdrm
www.possibledream.org

Sunrise Community
305-596-9040

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
1411 NW 14 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33125
305-325-1080
www.ucpsouthflorida.org




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             DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES

Abuse Hotline Numbers                                    South Dade Law Center
                                                         10720 Caribbean Boulevard, Suite 400
Abuse Registry                                           Miami, Florida 33189
1-800-96-ABUSE                                           305-232-9680
1-800-962-2873

Family Violence Shelters                                 Family Counseling:
305-758-2546
                                                         Counseling Ministry of South Florida
Missing Children Information Clearinghouse               1620 Drexel Avenue
1-888-FL-MISSING                                         Miami Beach, Florida 33139
1-888-356-4774                                           305-531-0723
                                                         counsmin@aol.com
National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-RUNAWAY                                            Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami
1-800-786-2929                                           Central Branch
                                                          305-271-9800
Parent Hotline                                           South Branch
1-888-41-FAMILY                                           305-232-1610
1-888-413-2645                                           West Branch
                                                          305-271-9800
Shaken Baby Alliance, The
1-877-6-END-SBS                                          Family Services
j.goree@verizon.net                                      Crisis Intervention
www.shakenbaby.com                                       305-359-1640

Switchboard of Miami                                     Jewish Family Services
305-358-4357                                             305-445-0555
                                                         www.jfsmiami.org

Child is the Victim:                                     Miami-Dade County Public Schools
                                                         Trust Counselors
CHARLEE of Dade County, Inc.                             Available in most middle and high schools; call
                                                         your local school for more information.
5915 Ponce De Leon Blvd. Suite 26
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
305-665-7365
                                                         Parent Suspects Abuse:
Department of Children and Families (DCF)
1-800-96-ABUSE                                           Department of Children and Families (DCF)
                                                         1-800-96-ABUSE
Heroes - University of Miami
Mailman Center for Child Development                     Children's Psychiatric Center, Inc.
305-243-6864                                             www.cpcinc.org
                                                         Hialeah Office
                                                          430 W. 66 Street
Domestic Violence Resources:                              Hialeah, Florida 33012
                                                          305-558-2480
                                                         North Dade Office
Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (LSGMI)
                                                          15490 NW 7 Avenue
3000 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 500
                                                          Miami, Florida 33169
Miami, Florida 33137
                                                          305-685-0381
305-576-0080



                                                - 44 -
South Dade Office                          Miami-Dade County
 13200 SW 128 Street, Suite D-1            Abuse Victim Services
 Miami, Florida 33186                      Counseling for victim and abuser
 305-235-8105                              305-271-9800
Sunset West                                fcounsel@familycounseling.org
 9380 Sunset Drive, Suite B-120
 Miami, Florida 33173                      Salvation Army Women in Distress Shelter
 305-274-3172                              1907 NW 38 Street
                                           Miami, Florida 33142
Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH)            305-637-6720
Rape Treatment Center
305-585-7273 - Hot Line
305-585-5185 - Office                      Victims of Past Abuse:
                                           Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families
Victims of Family Abuse:                   Switchboard of Miami
                                           305-358-HELP
Advocates for Victims                      305-358-1640
North                                      www.switchboardmiami.org
 305-758-2546
South                                      1-800-4-A-CHILD
 305-247-4249                              Counseling and Referral
                                           24-hour hotline
Domestic Violence Hotline
24 hours a day
305-326-1036
www.judll.flcourts.org

Inn Transition Program
P.O. Box 610815
North Miami, Florida 33181
305-899-4600




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        SEXUAL ABUSE RESOURCE DIRECTORY

Abuse Report/Hotline                                  North
1-800-96-ABUSE                                         305-624-7450
                                                      South
American Bar Association                               305-264-6961
1-312-988-6217
                                                      Juvenile Court Assessment Center (JCAC)
Child Assault Prevention Program (CAPP)               305-755-6200
305-377-2277
                                                      Legal Aid
Child Protection Team (CPT)                           305-579-5733
University of Miami
305-243-7550                                          Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
                                                      Main Office
Department of Children and Families                    305-576-0080
Information and Referral                              Hialeah Office
305-377-5055                                           305-884-1376
                                                      South Dade Office
Children's and Special Needs Center                    305-232-9680
State Attorney's Office
305-547-0160                                          Mental Health Association
                                                      305-379-2673
City of Miami Police
305-579-6630                                          Miami Children's Hospital
                                                      305-666-6511 ext. 2456
Community Health of South Dade, Inc. (CHI)
305-253-5100                                          Miami-Dade Police
                                                      305-477-1112
Family and Victim Services
Miami-Dade Domestic Intervention Program              Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH)
305-571-7750                                          Rape Treatment Center
                                                      305-585-7273 - Hot Line
Florida Bar - Miami-Dade County                       305-585-5185 - Office
305-377-4445
                                                      State Attorney's Office (SAO)
Gladstone Center for Girls                            305-547-0100
305-666-7228
www.charleeprogram.org

Guardian Ad Litem Program
305-638-6861




Intensive Crisis Counseling Program (ICCP)




                                             - 46 -
                  SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES

Substance Abuse Treatment:                           Victims of Past Abuse:
Department of Children and Families (DCF)            Adult Children Of Alcoholics
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health               Through AL-ANON
305-377-5029                                         305-663-1432

Here's Help                                          Overeaters Anonymous
Residential and Outpatient                           305-274-8800
305-685-8201

Village, The
Residential dual diagnosis
305-573-3784
www.villagesouth.com


Substance Abuse Support Groups:
Alcoholics Anonymous
305-371-7784
www.aainmiami.org

Al-Anon Family Groups
305-663-1432

Narcotics Anonymous
North
 305-620-3875
South
 305-265-9555




                                            - 47 -
                 FINDING SHELTER FROM ABUSE
            Emergency and transitional shelters for families, women and children.
                   These programs accept donations of cash and goods.



CHARLEE Of Dade County, Inc.                             New Life Family
5915 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite 26                   Intake: 24 hours. Priority given to couples with
Coral Gables, Florida 33146                              sons 12 or older. Males with children need legal
305-665-7365                                             documents.
                                                         3620 N.W. First Avenue
Homestead Shelter                                        Miami, Florida 33142
326 NW 3 Avenue                                          305-576-5521
Homestead, Florida 33030                                 305-573-3333
305-246-8956
                                                         Safespace
Miami Bridge Shelter                                     For battered women only
Intake: 24-hours; for youths ages 10 to 17               North
2810 NW South River Drive                                 305-758-2546
Miami, Florida 33125                                     South
305-635-8953                                              305-247-4249
www.miamibridge.org
                                                         Salvation Army
Miami Women and Children's Shelter                       Intake: 24 hours.
Intake: 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. Women without                  Women and children; no boys over 12
children. Women with children, call first. No            1398 S.W. First Street
boys over 8                                              Miami, Florida 33135
2250 N.W. First Avenue                                   305-637-6720
Miami, Florida 33127
305-571-2250
www.caringplace.org

Mother Theresa's Sisters of Charity
Intake: 4:00 to 5:00 P.M.
Women and children. No boys over 6.
724 NW 17 Street
Miami, Florida 33136
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                        THERAPEUTIC SERVICES

Alliance for Psychological Services               Doulas Gardens Community
305-663-6540                                      Mental Health Center
                                                  305-531-5341
Catholic Charities Counseling
and Emergency Services                            Family Counseling Services of
305-758-0024                                      Greater Miami
counseling@catholiccharityedm.org                 305-271-9800

Center for Family and Child Enrichment            Family Life Center
305-624-7450                                      305-666-9979

Children's Psychiatric Center, Inc.               Homestead Behavioral Clinic
www.cpcinc.org                                    305-248-3488
Hialeah Office
 430 W. 66 Street                                 Jewish Family Services
 Hialeah, Florida 33012                           of Greater Miami - Main Office
 305-558-2480                                     305-445-0555
North Dade Office                                 www.seflin.org
 15490 NW 7 Avenue
 Miami, Florida 33169                             Kristi House, Inc.
 305-685-0381                                     305-547-6800
South Dade Office                                 www.kristihouse.org
 13200 SW 128 Street, Suite D-1
 Miami, Florida 33186                             Shaken Baby Alliance, The
 305-235-8105                                     1-877-6-END-SBS
Sunset West                                       j.goree@verizon.net
 9380 Sunset Drive, Suite B-120                   www.shakenbaby.com
 Miami, Florida 33173
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              HOMELESS OUTREACH SERVICES

Within the City of Miami Beach                        All Other Areas
Douglas Gardens Outreach Services                     Miami-Dade Office of Homeless Programs
701 Lincoln Road, Second Floor                        860 NW 23 Street
Miami Beach, Florida 33139                            Miami, Florida 33127
305-531-5341                                          305-638-6368

North Kendall Drive South to                          For general information about homeless
S.W. 280 Street                                       education and awareness training
Metatherapy Outreach Services                         contact:
27940 S. Dixie Highway                                305-995-7334
Naranja, Florida 33032
305-247-1949                                          Jewish Vocational Service
                                                      736 NE 125 Street
S.W. 280 Street South to                              North Miami, Florida 33161
Monroe County Line                                    305-899-1587
Miami-Dade Office of Homeless Programs                http://www.jcsfl.org/
Homestead/Florida City Neighborhood Center
1600 NW 6 Court
Florida City, Florida 33034
305-247-2068




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                             HOMELESS SHELTERS

A Kid’s Place                                 Lutheran Services
227 NE 17 Street                              16201 SW 95 Avenue, Suite 101
Miami, Florida 33132                          Miami, Florida 33127
305-379-2673                                  305-256-6780
305-374-0027 - FAX                            305-256-6784 - FAX

Cottages of Naranja                           Miami Bridge - Central
27940 S. Dixie Highway                        2810 NW South River Drive
Naranja, Florida 33032                        Miami, Florida 33125
305-247-1949                                  305-635-8953
305-246-0025 - FAX                            305-636-3521 - FAX

Emergency Housing Center - North              Miami Bridge - South
2301 NW 54 Street                             326 NW 3 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33142                          Homestead, Florida 33030
305-638-6001                                  305-246-8956
305-638-5608 - FAX                            305-242-8222 - FAX

Emergency Housing Center - South              Miami Rescue Mission
825 W. Drive, Unit 21                         Women and Children’s Center
Florida City, Florida 33034                   2250 NW First Avenue
305-245-5011                                  Miami, Florida 33127
305-242-7908 - FAX                            305-571-2250
                                              305-571-2248 - FAX
Homeless Assistance Center - North
1550 N. Miami Avenue                          New Life Family Center
Miami, Florida 33132                          3620 NW First Avenue
305-329-3000                                  Miami, Florida 33127
305-329-3051 - FAX                            305-573-3333
                                              305-576-5111 - FAX
Homeless Assistance Center - South
28205 SW 125 Avenue                           Safespace Shelter - North
Miami, Florida 33033                          Miami, Florida 33138
305-416-7100                                  305-758-2546
305-416-7265                                  305-756-1347 - FAX

Inn Transition                                Safespace Shelter - South
P.O. Box 610815                               Homestead, Florida 33030
North Miami, Florida 33261                    305-247-4249
305-899-4601                                  305-245-1299 - FAX
305-899-4615 - FAX
                                              Salvation Army
KIDSTART - Citrus Health, Inc.                1907 NW 38 Street
4175 W. 20 Avenue                             Miami, Florida 33161
Hialeah, Florida 33012                        305-637-6720
305-825-0300                                  305-635-1123 - FAX
305-821-0805 - FAX




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   MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (M-DCPS)
      VOCATIONAL CENTERS/ADULT EDUCATION

American Senior High Adult Ed.            Miami Beach Adult Ed.
School Mail Code 7012                     School Mail Code 7202
18350 NW 67 Avenue                        1424 Drexel Avenue
Hialeah, Florida 33015                    Miami Beach, Florida 33139
305-557-3770                              305-531-0451

Coral Gables Adult Ed.                    Miami Coral Park Adult Ed.
School Mail Code 7072                     School Mail Code 7272
450 Bird Road                             8865 SW 16 Street
Coral Gables, Florida 33146               Miami, Florida 33165
305-443-4871                              305-226-6565

D.A. Dorsey Educational Center            Miami Jackson Adult Ed.
School Mail Code 8139                     School Mail Code 7342
7100 NW 17 Avenue                         1751 NW 36 Street
Miami, Florida 33147                      Miami, Florida 33142
305-693-2490                              305-634-2621

English Center                            Miami Lakes Educational Center
School Mail Code 7841                     School Mail Code 8901
3501 SW 28 Street                         5780 NW 158 Street
Miami, Florida 33133                      Hialeah, Florida 33014
305-445-7731                              305-557-1100

George T. Baker Aviation                  Miami Palmetto Adult Ed.
School Mail Code 7801                     School Mail Code 7432
3725 NW 42 Avenue                         7460 SW 118 Street
Miami, Florida 33142                      Miami, Florida 33156
305-871-3143                              305-235-1360

Hialeah High Adult Ed.                    Miami Senior Adult Ed.
School Mail Code 7112                     School Mail Code 7462
251 East 47 Street                        2450 SW 1 Street
Hialeah, Florida 33013                    Miami, Florida 33135
305-822-1500                              305-649-9800

Hialeah-Miami Lakes Adult Ed.             Miami Springs Adult Ed.
School Mail Code 7132                     School Mail Code 7512
7977 West 12 Avenue                       751 Dove Avenue
Hialeah, Florida 33014                    Miami Springs, Florida 33166
305-823-1330                              305-885-3585

Lindsey Hopkins Technical                 Miami Sunset Adult Ed.
School Mail Code 8005                     School Mail Code 7532
750 NW 20 Street                          13125 SW 72 Street
Miami, Florida 33127                      Miami, Florida 33183
305-324-6070                              305-385-4255




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North Miami Adult Ed.
School Mail Code 7592                       Southwest Adult Ed.
800 NE 137 Street                           School Mail Code 7742
North Miami, Florida 33161                  8855 SW 50 Terrace
305-891-6590                                Miami, Florida 33155
                                            305-274-0181
Robert Morgan Educational Center
School Mail Code 8911                       Virtual Adult Registration Center
18180 SW 122 Avenue                         School Mail Code 7002
Miami, Florida 33177                        1444 Biscayne Boulevard
305-253-9920                                Miami, Florida 33132
                                            305-603-0624
South Dade Adult Ed.
School Mail Code 7702                       William H. Turner Tech. Adult Ed.
109 NE 8 Street                             School Mail Code 7602
Homestead, Florida 33030                    10151 NW 19 Avenue
305-248-5723                                Miami, Florida 33147
                                            305-691-8324
South Dade Skill Center
School Mail Code 8981
28300 SW 152 Avenue
Leisure City, Florida 33033
305-247-7839




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   MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (M-DCPS)
             FULL SERVICE SCHOOLS
Full Service Schools provide a variety of social, health, economic, mental and educational services
provided to students and their families by community providers/agencies at the following school sites.


 Charles R. Drew Elementary                                 Madison Middle
 1775 NW 60 Street                                          3400 NW 87 Street
 Miami, Florida 33142                                       Miami, Florida 33147
 305-694-2362                                               305-836-4305

 Frederick Douglass Elementary                              Miami Beach Senior High
 314 NW 12 Street                                           2231 Prairie Avenue
 Miami, Florida 33136                                       Miami Beach, Florida 33139
 305-350-7592                                               305-532-4515

 Gratigny Elementary                                        Miami Park Elementary
 11905 N. Miami Avenue                                      2225 NW 103 Street
 Miami, Florida 33168                                       Miami, Florida 33147
 305-681-6485                                               305-835-8232

 Hialeah Senior High                                        Norland Elementary
 251 East. 47 Street                                        19340 NW 8 Court
 Hialeah, Florida 33013                                     Miami, Florida 33169
 305-822-1129                                               305-650-9551

 James H. Bright Elementary                                 Opa Locka Elementary
 2530 West 10 Avenue                                        600 Ahmad Street
 Hialeah, Florida 33010                                     Opa-Locka, Florida 33054
 305-885-1683                                               305-688-4605

 Laura C. Saunders Elementary                               Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary
 505 SW 8 Street                                            505 NW 20 Street
 Homestead, Florida 33030                                   Miami, Florida 33127
 305-247-3933                                               305-573-2344

 Lenora Braynon Smith Elementary                            Poinciana Park Elementary
 4700 NW 12 Avenue                                          6745 NW 23 Avenue
 Miami, Florida 33127                                       Miami, Florida 33147
 305-637-3405                                               305-836-5351

 Lillie C. Evans Elementary                                 Toussaint L’Ouverture Elementary
 1895 NW 75 Street                                          120 NE 59 Street
 Miami, Florida 33147                                       Miami, Florida 33137
 305-694-2366                                               305-756-3607




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                               CLINIC SITES,
            COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND WIC

Central Dade:                                      Sweetwater Elementary
                                                   10655 SW 4 Street
Downtown Family Medical Center                     Sweetwater, Florida 33174
971 NW 2 St                                        305-559-1101
Miami, Florida 33101
305-324-2443
                                                   North Dade:
Foreign Student Center
1080 La Baron Drive                                James E. Scott (FHC)
Miami Springs, Florida 33166                       7200 NW 22 Avenue
305-883-8856                                       Miami, Florida 33147
                                                   305-835-8122
Helen B. Bentley Family Health Center
3090 SW 37 Avenue                                  Juanita Mann Center
Miami, Florida 33133                               7900 NW 27 Avenue, Suite 250
305-447-4950                                       Miami, Florida 33147
                                                   305-694-2900
Miami Children's Hospital
Continuing Care Clinic                             Liberty City Health Services
3100 SW 62 Avenue                                  1320 NW 62 Street
Miami, Florida 33155                               Miami, Florida 33150
305-666-6511                                       305-835-2200

Myers, Stanley                                     North Dade Health Center
Community Health Center                            16555 NW 25 Avenue
710 Alton Road                                     Miami, Florida 33150
Miami Beach, Florida 33140                         305-621-8888
305-538-8835

New Directions                                     South Dade:
Support Employment Program for Persons with
Disabilities
                                                   Community Health of South Dade (CHI)
5555 Biscayne Boulevard, 1st Floor
                                                   10300 SW 216 Street
Miami, Florida 33137
                                                   Miami, Florida 33190
305-759-8500
                                                   305-253-5100
www.newdirectionsusa.org
                                                   Florida City Elementary
Riverside Elementary School
                                                   364 NW 6 Avenue
1190 SW 2 Street
                                                   Florida City, Florida 33034
Miami, Florida 33130
                                                   305-247-4676
305-547-1520
                                                   Hammocks Group Home
South Miami Health Center
                                                   10810 SW 145 Place
6601 SW 62 Avenue
                                                   Miami, Florida 33186
Miami, Florida 33143
                                                   305-382-7477
305-669-6903




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Martin Luther King Clinic                     WIC:
810 W. Mowry Street
Homestead, Florida 33030
                                              WIC Breastfeeding Helpline
305-248-4334
                                              786-336-1336
Model Medical Clinic/Jackson South
                                              WIC Program Office
9299 SW 152 Street, Suite 100
                                              786-336-1300
Miami, Florida 33157
305-548-7683
                                              Women’s Health
                                              U.S. Public Health Service
Naranja Elementary                            1-800-994-9662
13990 SW 264 Street                           www.4woman.gov
Naranja, Florida 33032
305-258-3401

River Bend Group Home
15023 SW 149 Court
Miami, Florida 33196
305-255-3210




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                                ON-LINE RESOURCES

Acoustic Neuroma Association                       Human Growth Foundation
http://ANAusa.org/                                 http://www.medhelp.org/web/hgf.htm
ANAusa@aol.com                                     hgfound@erols.com

AMBUCS Therapeutic Tricycles for                   LD (Learning Disabilities) On-Line
Disabled Children                                  http://www.LDonline.org
www.ambucs.com                                     LDonLine@weta.com

American Cancer Society                            Leukemia Society of America
http://www.cancer.org/                             http://www.leukemia.org/
                                                   pockf@leukemia.org
American Council of the Blind
www.acb.org                                        LRP Publications
                                                   Special Education Law Publications
American Foundation for the Blind, Inc.            http://www.LRP.com/ed
www.afb.org                                        custserve@LRP.com

Association of Pediatric Oncology                  Make-A-Wish Foundation
Nurses (APON)                                      http://www.wish.org
http://www.apon.org/                               MAWFA@wish.org
apon@amctec.com
                                                   National Clearinghouse for Professions in
Association of Blind Citizens                      Special Education (NCPSE)
www.blindcitizens.org                              http://www.special-ed-careers.org

Blinded Veterans Association                       National Council on Disability
www.bva.org                                        NCD is an independent federal agency working with
                                                   the President and the Congress to increase the
Cancer Net                                         independence and empowerment of all Americans
National Cancer Institute                          with disabilities. The site has news of issues
http://cancernet.nci.nih.gov/                      affecting people with disabilities including IDEA.
                                                   202-272-2004
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer                    http://www.ncd.gov
Family Alliance                                    mquigley@ncd.gov
http://www.candle.org/
candle@candle.org                                  National Dissemination Center for Children
                                                   with Disabilities (NICHY)
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)             1-800-695-0285 – V/TTY
http://www.cec.sped.org                            1-202-884-8441 - FAX
service@cec.sped.org                               http://www.nichcy.org

Early Childhood Research Institute on              National Information Clearinghouse on
Service Utilization ECRI:SU                        Children Who Are Deaf-Blind (DB-LINK)
http://www.unc.edu/depts/ecri                      http://www.tr.wosc.osshe.edu/dblink
                                                   dblink@wou.edu
Federation of Families for Children's
Mental Health (FFCMH)                              National Marrow Donor Program
http://www.ffcmh.org                               http://www.marrow.org/
ffcmh@crosslink.net                                webmaster@nmdp.org




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National Mental Health Services/                                  •   Minority Issues
Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)                                  •   Parent Support
1-800-790-2647                                                    •   Physical Disabilities
http://www.mentalhealth.org                                       •   Rare Syndromes
ken@mentalhealth.org                                              •   Recreation
                                                                  •   Rehabilitation
National Organization for Persons with                            •   Respiratory Disorders
Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH)                              •   Respite Care
http://www.albinism.org                                           •   Rural
                                                                  •   Specific Disabilities
webmaster@albinism.org
                                                                  •   Suicide Prevention
                                                                  •   Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
National Organization for Rare Disorders
                                                                  •   Trauma
(NORD)                                                            •   Wishes for Children
http://www.rarediseases.org
orphan@rarediseases.org                                         Pfizers Epilepsy Scholarship Award
                                                                www.epilepsy-scholarship.com
National Respite Network
(formerly ARCH Network)                                         Pike Institute on Law and Disability
http://chtop.com/locator.htm                                    http://www.bu.edu/law/pike/
HN4735@connectinc.com                                           pikeinst@bu.edu
National Technical Assistance Consortium for                    Project Tech-Link
Children and Young Adults Who Are Deaf-Blind                    Linking educators and parents to transition best
(NTAC)                                                          practices through computer technology
http://www.tr.wosc.osshe.edu/ntac                               http://www.vcu.edu/rrtcweb/techlink
ntac@wou.edu                                                    kinge@atlas.vcu.edu

NICHCY                                                          Sickle Cell Anemia
National and Toll-Free Numbers and Websites                     http://wellweb.com/INDEX/QSICKLE.HTM
800-695-0285 - V/TTY                                            wellness@wellweb.com
www.nichcy.org
Contact NICHCY for toll-free numbers and web sites              State of Florida
for national organizations concerned with disability            The Official Portal of the State
and children’s issues on the following topics:                  http://www.myflorida.com
  •   Adoption/Foster Care
  •   AIDS/HIV
                                                                TASH
  •   Alcohol and Drug Abuse
                                                                TASH is an international membership association
  •   Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)                     leading the way to inclusive communities through
  •   Assistive Technology/Devices                              research, education, and advocacy. TASH members
  •   Blindness/Visual Impairments                              are people with disabilities, family members, fellow
  •   Buns                                                      citizens, advocates, and professionals working
  •   Cancer                                                    together to create change and build capacity so that
  •   Child Abuse                                               all people, no matter their perceived level of
  •   Child Care                                                disability, are included in all aspects of society.
  •   Communication Disorders                                   202-263-5600
  •   Craniofacial Syndromes                                    202-637-0138 - FAX
  •   Crisis Intervention                                       http://www.tash.org
  •   Deafness/Hearing Impairments
  •   Disability Awareness/Community Inclusion
                                                                Turner's Syndrome Society of the US
  •   Education
                                                                http://www.turner-syndrome-us.org
  •   Employment/Independent Living
                                                                webmaster@turner-syndrome-us.org
  •   Financial Counseling
  •   Hospice
  •   Information Centers                                       Yes I Can Foundation for Exceptional
  •   Literacy                                                  Children
  •   Medical Health disorders                                  http://yesican.org/
  •   Mental Health




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                            NICHCY > State Resources: Florida
             A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Florida State Resources
Complete update · 5/2006
Partial update · 1/9/2007

The offices listed on this state sheet are primarily state-level       Table of Contents
offices. Even if an office is not close to your home, they can
usually put you in touch with resources in your community, as          State Agencies
well as provide you with information and assistance about              Disability Organizations
disability issues in your state. If you find that an address or        Parent Organizations
number has changed or is incorrect, please e-mail us at                Other Organizations
nichcy@aed.org and let us know.

State Agencies and Organizations

United States Senators
Honorable Mel Martinez (R)
317 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510                                                    Age of Eligibility
(202) 224-3041; (202) 228-5171 (Fax)
E-mail:                                                                 Each state sets eligibility ages
http://martinez.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Cont             for services to children and
actInformation.ContactForm                                              youth with disabilities. For
Web: http://martinez.senate.gov/public/                                 current information
                                                                        concerning this state, please
Honorable Bill Nelson (D)                                               contact the office listed under
716 Hart Senate Office Building                                         Department of Education:
Washington, DC 20510                                                    Special Education.
(202) 224-5274; (202) 224-2183 (Fax)
E-mail Web Form:
http://billnelson.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm#email
Web: http://billnelson.senate.gov

United States Representatives
To find the contact information for your representative in the House of the U.S. Congress, visit the
House’s Web site at: www.house.gov, or call: (202) 224-3121; (202) 225-1904 (TTY)

Governor
Honorable Charlie Crist
Executive Office of the Governor
400 S. Monroe Street
The Capitol
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
(850) 488-4441; (850) 487-0801 (Fax)
Web: www.flgov.com




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Official State Web Site
Web: www.myflorida.com/

State Department of Education: Special Education
Bambi Lockman, Chief
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 614
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 245-0475
E-mail: bambi.lockman@fldoe.org; Web: www.fldoe.org

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Pam Kaperak, Senior Policy Director
Office of No Child Left Behind
Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 316
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 245-0501
E-mail: pam.kaperak@fldoe.org; Web: www.fldoe.org

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Dr. Phyllis Sloyer, Division Director
Early Steps
Children's Medical Services, Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-06
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1707
(850) 245-4218; (800) 654-4440
E-mail: phyllis_sloyer@doh.state.fl.us; Web: www.cms-kids.com/InfantHome.htm

Lou Ann Long, Director
Florida Directory of Early Childhood Services
2807 Remington Green Circle
Tallahasse, FL 32308
(850) 487-6301; (800) 654-4440
E-mail: lalong@centraldirectory.org; Web: www.centraldirectory.org

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Cathy Bishop, Program Specialist
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 601
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 245-0478
E-mail: cathy.bishop@fldoe.org; Web: www.fldoe.org

Lou Ann Long, Director
Florida Directory of Early Childhood Services
2807 Remington Green Circle



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Tallahasse, FL 32308
(850) 487-6301; (800) 654-4440
E-mail: lalong@centraldirectory.org; Web: www.centraldirectory.org

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Bill Palmer, Director
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Education
2002 Old St. Augustine Road, Building A
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4862
(850) 488-6210; (800) 451-4327
Web: www.rehabworks.org

Coordinator for Transition Services
Drew Andrews, Director
The Transition Center
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117050
Gainesville, FL 32611-7050
(352) 392-0701, Ext. 267
E-mail: transitioncenter@coe.ufl.edu; Web: www.thetransitioncenter.org

Donni Sorrell, VR Administrator
School-To-Work Transition Services
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Education
2002 Old Saint Augustine Road, Building A
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 245-3360
E-mail: sorreld@vr.doe.state.fl.us; Web: www.rehabworks.org

Career and Technical Education for Students with Disabilities
Jane Silveria, State Supervisor for Special Needs
Career Education for Students with Special Needs
Division of Community Colleges & Workforce Education
Department of Education, Turlington Building
325 W. Gaines Street, Room 701
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 245-9022
E-mail: Jane.Silveria@fldoe.org; Web: www.myfloridaeducation.com/commhome

State Mental Health Agency
Roderick L. Hall, Ph.D., Director
Mental Health Programs Office
Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Boulevard, Building 6, Room 275
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
(850) 488-8304
E-mail: rod_hall@dcf.state.fl.us; Web: www.state.fl.us/cf_web/


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State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Sue Ross, Chief
Mental Health Programs Office
Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Boulevard, Building 6, Room 290
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
(850) 488-8304
E-mail: Sue_Ross@dcf.state.fl.us; Web: www.state.fl.us/cf_web/

Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities
Shelly Brantley, Director
Agency for Persons with Disabilities
4030 Esplanade Way, Suite 380
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0950
(850) 488-4257
E-mail: Shelly_Brantley@apd.state.fl.us; Web: www.myflorida.com

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Debra Dowds, Executive Director
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc.
124 Marriott Drive, Suite 203
Tallahassee, FL 32301-2981
(850) 488-4180; (800) 580-7801 (in FL)
Web: www.fddc.org

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Gary J. Weston, Executive Director
Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities
2671 Executive Center Circle West, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32301-5092
(850) 488-9071; (800) 346-4127 (TTY)
(800) 342-0823; (800) 350-4566 (Spanish and Creole Speaking Clients)
E-mail: info@advocacycenter.org; Web: www.AdvocacyCenter.org

Client Assistance Program
Corey Hinds, CAP Program Director
Contact Protection and Advocacy Agency listed above

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Dr. Phyllis Sloyer, Division Director
Children's Medical Services, Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-06
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1707
(850) 245-4218; (800) 654-4440
E-mail: phyllis_sloyer@doh.state.fl.us; Web: www.myflorida.com

State CHIP Program
(health care for low-income uninsured children)
Florida KidCare


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Agency for Healthcare Administration
P.O. Box 980
Tallahassee, FL 32302-0980
(888) 540-5437
Web: www.floridakidcare.org

Programs for Children and Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired
David Newton, Program Consultant
Division of Blind Services
Department of Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Room 1114, Turlington Building
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 245-0322; (800) 342-1828 (in FL)
E-mail: david_newton@dbs.doe.state.fl.us; Web: http://myflorida.com/dbs/index.shtml

Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Cecil Bradley, VR Administrator
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Education
2002 Old St. Augustine Road, Building A
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4862
(850) 245-3353; (850) 245-3403 (V)
(850) 245-3413; (850) 245-3404 (TTY)
E-mail: cecil.bradley@vr.fldoe.org; Web: www.rehabworks.org

Telecommunications Relay for People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind, or
Speech Impaired
James Forstall, Executive Director
Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc.
1820 E. Park Avenue, Suite 101
Tallahassee, FL 32301
E-mail: jforstall@ftri.org; Web: www.ftri.org
Questions or comments: (800) 222-3448 (V); (888) 447-5620 (TTY)
To use the relay dial 711 or the following toll-free numbers:
(800) 955-8771 (TTY)
(800) 955-8770 (Voice)
(800) 955-1339 (ASCII)
(877) 955-8260 (Voice Carry Over-Direct)
(877) 955-5334 (Speech to Speech )
(877) 955-8773 (Spanish)
(877) 955-8707 (French Cr)

State Education Agency Rural Representative
Exceptional Student Education Program Development and Services
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines, Suite 601



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Tallahaseee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 245-0478
E-mail: evy.friend@fldoe.org; Web: www.fldoe.org

Regional ADA & IT Technical Assistance Center
Shelley Kaplan, Project Director
Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
Georgia Tech
490 10th Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 385-0636; (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
E-mail: sedbtacproject@coa.gatech.edu; Web: www.sedbtac.org

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Daniel Armstrong, Director
Mailman Center for Child Development
University of Miami School of Medicine
1601 N.W. 12th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 243-6801
E-mail: darmstrong@miami.edu; Web: http://pediatrics.med.miami.edu

Technology-Related Assistance
Jane E. Johnson, Director
Florida Alliance for Assistive Service and Technology
325 John Knox Road, Building 400, Suite 402
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 487-3278; (888) 788-9216
(850) 922-5951 (TTY)
E-mail: faast@faast.org; Web: http://faast.org/

State Mediation System
Eileen L. Amy, Administrator
ESE Program Administration and Quality Assurance
Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 614
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
(850) 245-0476
E-mail: eileen.amy@fldoe.org; Web: www.myfloridaeducation.com/commhome

Special Format Library
Michael Gunde, Bureau Chief
Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services
420 Platt Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-2804
(386) 239-6000; (800) 226-6075
(800) 955-8771 (TTY)


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E-mail: mike_gunde@dbs.fldoe.org; Web: http://dbs.myflorida.com/library/index.shtml

Disability-Specific Organizations
Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
8181 Professional Place, Suite 150
Landover, MD 20785
(301) 306-7070
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
Web: www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 543
Pottstown, PA 19464-0543
(484) 945-2101
Web: www.add.org

Autism
Autism Society of Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box 970646
Coconut Creek, FL 33097
(954) 349-2820
Web: www.autismfl.com

Holly Bortfeld, President
Autism Recovery Network
E-mail: maximom@yahoo.com; Web: http://www.autismrecoverynetwork.org/

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)
(One of six regional centers for autism and related disabilities)
University of Florida
P.O. Box 100234
Gainesville, FL 32610
(352) 846-2761; (800) 754-5891
E-mail: card@mbi.ufl.edu; Web: www.card.ufl.edu
To identify the CARD serving your region, either call the 800 number above, or visit:
www.card.ufl.edu/state.html

Erica Kosares, Director
The Alexis Foundation
P.O. Box 916263
Longwood, FL 32779
(407) 862-8833
E-mail: admin@alexisfoundation.org; Web: www.alexisfoundation.org

Blind/Visual Impairments
Frances Mary D'Andrea, Director


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American Foundation for the Blind-National Literacy Center
100 Peachtree Street, Suite 620
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 525-2303
E-mail: literacy@afb.net; Web: www.afb.org

Brain Injury
Valerie Breen, Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of Florida (BIAF)
North Broward Medical Center
201 E. Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
(954) 786-2400; (800) 992-3442 (in FL)
E-mail: info@biaf.org Web: www.biaf.org

Cerebral Palsy
Gloria Wetherington, President of the Board of Directors
United Cerebral Palsy of Florida
1830 Buford Court
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 878-2141
E-mail: ucpadm@nettally.com; Web: www.sunrisegroup.org

Cognitive, Intellectual, and Developmental Disabilities
John Hall, Executive Director
ARC/Florida
2898 Mahan Drive, Suite 1
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 921-0460
E-mail: arcofflorida@comcast.net; Web: www.arcflorida.org

Down Syndrome
Diane DeBraga, Director
Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization
10250 NW 53rd Street
Sunrise, FL 33351
(954) 577-4122
E-mail: jmaia@aol.com; Web: www.bgcdownsyndrome.org

Amy Van Bergen, Executive Director
Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida
1137 Edgewater Drive, Suite 101
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 540-1121
E-mail: info@dsacf.org; Web: www.dsacf.org

(Manatee & Sarasota County)
Manasota BUDS (Bringing Up Down Syndrome)
8374 Market Street, #113



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Bradenton, FL 34202
(941) 907-0499
E-mail: info@manasotabuds.com; Web: www.manasotabuds.com

Epilepsy
Sheryl Mosley, Program Manager
Epilepsy Services Program
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-18
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1744
(850) 245-4330, ext. 4366
E-mail: sheryl_mosley@doh.state.fl.us; Web: www.floridaepilepsy.org
Web: www.doh.state.fl.us/family/epilepsy/index.html

Learning Disabilities
Cheryl Kron, Executive Secretary
Learning Disabilities Association of Florida (LDAF)
331 E. Henry Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 637-8957
E-mail: ldaf00@sunline.net; Web: www.lda-fl.org

Mental Health
Susanne Homant, Executive Director
Center for Child and Adolescent Resources
NAMI-Florida
911 E. Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 671-4445, ext. 23
E-mail: namifl@namifl.org; Web: www.namifl.org

Speech and Hearing
Tina Kautter, Executive Director
Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA)
222 S. Westmonte Drive #101
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
(407) 774-7880; (800) 243-3574
E-mail: tkautter@kmgnet.com

Spina Bifida
Stephanie King, Executive Director
Spina Bifida Association of Florida of Jacksonville, Inc.
807 Children's Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 390-3686; (800) 722-6355
E-mail: sbaj@sbaj.org; Web: www.sbaj.org




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Organizations Especially for Parents
Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
Rich LaBelle, Executive Director
Family Network on Disabilities of Florida, Inc.
Parent Education Network
2735 Whitney Road
Clearwater, FL 33760-1610
(727) 523-1130; (800) 825-5736 (In Fl only)
E-mail: fnd@fndfl.org; Web: www.fndfl.org/

Community Parent Resource Center
Isabel Garcia, Executive Director
Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc.
Community Parent Resource Center
7990 S.W. 117th Avenue, Suite 201
Miami, FL 33183
(305) 271-9797; (800) 527-9552
E-mail: info@ptopmiami.org; Web: www.ptopmiami.org

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Nancy Cox, President
Janice Bailey, Executive Director
Florida Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
1747 Orlando Central Parkway
Orlando, FL 32809-5757
(407) 855-7604
E-mail: janice@floridapta.org; Web: www.floridapta.org

Other Disability Organizations
Susan Ventura, President
Easter Seals Florida
2010 Mizell Avenue
Winterpark, FL 32792
(407) 629-7881
E-mail: info@fl.easterseals.com; Web: www.fl.easterseals.com

Terry R. Farmer, President/CEO
Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Inc.
2475 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 205
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4946
(850) 877-4816
E-mail: tfarmer@floridaarf.org; Web: www.floridaarf.org




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Marian Winters, Executive Director
VSA arts of Florida
3500 E. Fletcher Avenue, Suite 234
Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 558-5095
E-mail: mwinters@tempest.coedu.usf.edu; Web: www.vsafl.org

Independent Living
To find out the contact information for the Statewide
Independent Living Council (SILC) in your state, contact:
Independent Living Research Utilization Project
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research
2323 South Sheppard, Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 520-0232 (V); (713) 520-5136 (TTY)
E-mail: ilru@ilru.org; Web: www.ilru.org

To find out the contact information for centers for
independent living (CILs) in your state, contact:
National Council on Independent Living
1710 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 207-0034 (V); (202) 207-0340 (TTY)
E-mail: ncil@ncil.org; Web: www.ncil.org




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The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, adheres to a policy of
nondiscrimination in employment and educational programs/activities and
programs/activities receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department of
Education, and strives affirmatively to provide equal opportunity for all as required by:


   Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964--prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color,
   religion, or national origin.

   Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended--prohibits discrimination in employment
   on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin, for programs or activities receiving
   Federal financial assistance from the Department of Education.

   Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972--prohibits discrimination on the basis of
   gender.

   Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), as amended--prohibits
   discrimination on the basis of age with respect to individuals who are at least 40.

   The Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended--prohibits sex discrimination in payment of wages to
   women and men performing substantially equal work in the same establishment.

   Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973--prohibits discrimination against the disabled.

   Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)--prohibits discrimination against individuals
   with disabilities in employment, public service, public accommodations and telecommunications.

   The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)--requires covered employers to provide
   up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to "eligible" employees for certain family and
   medical reasons.

   The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978--prohibits discrimination in employment on the
   basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

   Florida Educational Equity Act (FEEA)--prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender,
   national origin, marital status, or handicap against a student or employee.

   Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992--secures for all individuals within the state freedom from
   discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or marital
   status.

   School Board Rules 6Gx13-4A-1.01, 6Gx13-4A-1.32, and 6Gx13-5D-1.10-prohibit harassment
   and/or discrimination against a student or employee on the basis of gender, race, color, religion,
   ethnic or national origin, political beliefs, marital status, age, sexual orientation, social and family
   background, linguistic preference, pregnancy, or disability.


Veterans are provided re-employment rights in accordance with P.L. 93-508 (Federal Law)
and Section 205.07 (Florida Statutes), which stipulate categorical preferences for employment.
The Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System is funded by the State of Florida,
Department of Education, Division of Public Schools and Community Education, Bureau
of Exceptional Education and Student Services, through federal assistance under the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part B; IDEA Part B, Preschool; and
State General Revenue funds.

				
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