2-1-1 First Call For Help of Broward


Provides a “No Wrong Door” approach of entry into the Broward County System of Special Education and related services.  24/7/365 Helpline. The program offers more than basic information and referral services, including: providing an overview of the special needs system in Broward County, explaining how to access varying levels of services, identifying the caller’s primary and additional needs, matching the caller’s needs to existing community resources, Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Special Needs Taekwon-Do


At YDMA, we are introducing Taekwon-Do as a martial arts to youth with special needs. We are focusing on the mobility to improve coordination and not only physically but mentally The program will also enhance self-esteem.  he program will rely on the assistance of a parent or a sibling depending on the condition of the student. We can help them enhance their health by allowing them to workout to boost their immune system.    Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)


Provides / monitors a variety of case management-related services for individuals with specific developmental disabilities through the Medicaid-Waiver service. Services include day training, supported employment, therapies, and residential services. Agency also assists in enrollment the Medicaid Waiver Program for Broward County residents through an intake procedure. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Broward Elite All Star – Frenzy – Special Needs Cheerleading


FOR PROFIT – Special needs competitive cheer team. Learn cheer routines: jumps, dances, stunts, tumbling. Competition across the country. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Best Buddies – High Schools and Middle Schools


Program enhances the lives of high school and middle school students with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships. Program pairs students with and without intellectual disabilities in one-to-one friendships. Website: http://www.bestbuddiesflorida.org Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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UCP – Respite Care Services


Call Intake Trained workers provide in-home respite care to children (up to 21 years old) with a physical, developmental/intellectual disability (Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome) to give parents a much needed break from the caregiving responsibilities. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Twelfth Man Football Camp


 This football and cheerleading camp is designed specifically for the needs of children with disabilities. This hands-on learning experience will provide an opportunity learn and participate in playing football based on the participant’s level of need. Football and cheerleading coaches are committed assisting all participants. Day camp is held in North Dade. Includes a pee-wee group for 8-10 year olds. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Best Buddies International


Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. They raise funds to help the developmentally disabled. Accepts donations of automobiles provided donor has title. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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PODS Angels – A Support Group for Down Syndrome


PODS Angels is a non-profit support group for families raising an individual with Down syndrome. Families are connected with much-needed Down syndrome-specific information through local, state and national resources. PODS Angels offer many opportunities for families to be involved in local activities. ADDRESS: 1270 SW 28th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 PHONE: (954) 612-2997 HOURS: Hours vary by activity, call for times and locations ELIGIBILITY: Families with loved ones with Down syndrome, all ages. INTAKE: Please call for Down Syndrome parent and family support   Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Parents of Down Syndrome Angels (PODS) – Special Education Advocate – DS


Helps families of children with Down Syndrome and other disabilities advocate in the school system and beyond. Website offers information and helpful tools to assist families. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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March of Dimes – Public Education


Provides information to the public as to the causes, prevention and treatment of birth defects through brochures, videos and speakers. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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National Down Syndrome Society


Offers information and resources about Down Syndrome by locating support groups, clinics, NDSS affiliates, articles, books, and videos about Down Syndrome and other organizations near you. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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March of Dimes – Community Services


Provides referrals pertaining to genetic counseling, prenatal care, medical evaluations and birth defect treatment, as well as maternal/infant referrals to assist clients in reaching appropriate agencies. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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National Down Syndrome Congress


NDSC provides information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome. They help to promote the availability of and accessibility of opportunities and/or resources that meet individual and family needs. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Down Syndrome Resources – Website


A list of informative internet sites for parents of children with Down syndrome. Categories include national organizations, community education, medical resources, online magazines and newsletters, resources for parents, non-profit foundations and comprehensive web sites. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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LoJack SafetyNet – Locator Bracelets


Locator bracelets (PLU) for individuals who are at risk for wandering, including those with Alzheimer’s, Autism, Down syndrome, dementia and other cognitive disorders. Waterproof bracelets are designed to be worn 24/7. Should a loved one wander or go missing, trained law enforcement and public safety agencies use digital LoJack SafetyNet Search and Rescue Receivers to track the Radio Frequency signal emitted from the PLU on the client’s wrist or ankle, the individual is located, rescued and returned. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Living Inclusively For Everyone, Inc. – LIFE


An all-volunteer parent-run organization that promotes the inclusion of Broward County residents and developmental disabilities (DD). We provide advocacy to parents to obtain appropriate educational services as well as IEP support. We also provide recreational opportunities via our FAN or Friends Are Necessary Clubs. Also assists in affordable housing for Broward residents with DD. We offer services free of charge with periodic fees for activities. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Florida Special Arts Center – Special Needs Art and Color Guard


The Special Needs Arts Center  integrates “the arts” with “education” by creating programs that promote the performing and visual arts. Its programs foster the creative expression for persons with developmental disabilities. Color Guard of America is the only special needs color guard in the world. the group is comprised of participants with disabilities and non-disabled age peers. The participants work together with flags, rifles, sabers, and various dance routines to create moving beautiful musical performances. The purpose is to seek the promotion of the performing and visual arts as well as fostering creative expression for persons with disabilities. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization


Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization Down Syndrome-Organization that offers many services for parents or individuals with Down Syndrome including: meetings and workshops designed to educate families on ways to improve and fulfill the lives of individuals with DS. Call or visit the website for more details. WEBSITE: www.bgcdownsyndrome.org Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Angel’s Pediatric Heart House


Angel’s Pediatric Heart House provides emotional, social and limited financial support to families affected by congenital heart defects (CHD) or chilhood acquired heart disease through free programs and services. Programs and services include: (1) family matching of children with like defects; (2) hospital outreach (hospital care package delivery and lunch for parents during child’s hospital stay); (3) annual social events for CHD families to come together and enjoy a fun, relaxing event and (4) limited financial assistance (if funding is available), such as, lodging, travel, meals, utility, rent, during child’s hospital stay. WEBSITE: www.aphh.org Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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