2-1-1 Broward JAFCO Advocacy Connections Program


2-1-1 Broward in partnership with Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO) provides intensive case management services to help families in the special needs system navigate the continuum of care by referring, linking and advocating. Funded by Children’s Services Council and in partnership with JAFCO, parents and caregivers will now have access to an amazing new level of advocacy and support. Call 2-1-1 to learn more and reach the Special Needs Connections Hotline available from 8:00am-8:00pm Monday-Friday Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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2-1-1 Broward Help Me Grow


2-1-1 Broward provides a centralized telephone access point for connecting children and their families to services and care coordination, providing free developmental screenings and referrals to appropriate resources. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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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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Broward Children’s Center – Special Needs Advocacy Program


Empowers parents/caregivers of children with special health care needs to advocate for their children. An advocate from the center will work one-on-one with parents to provide information, education and necessary tools. A special needs advocate from Broward Children’s Center will work one-on-one with parents to provide them with the information, education and necessary tools to offer their child the greatest quality of life, as well as academic success. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Autism Navigator Website


Autism Navigator is a unique collection of web-based tools and courses that uses extensive video footage to bridge the gap between science and community practice. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Family Central – HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents)


Teaches parents to be their child’s first teacher through weekly home visits that train parents to teach their 3 to 5 year olds school readiness skills. Parenting skills 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 County Schools – FDLRS / Child Find


Child Find assures that all children, ages 0 through 21, who have disabilities or special needs receive a free appropriate education. Child Find is the entry point for ESE services for birth-to-five-year-old children and their families in Broward County ssists in locating, identifying, and obtaining services. Children’s Registry and Information System (CHRIS) is used for tracking and service coordination. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Center for Autism & Related Disabilities – CARD


UM-NSU CARD serves both children and adults of all levels of intellectual functioning who have autism, pervasive developmental disorders, autistic-like disabilities, dual sensory impairments,  (deaf-blindness) or sensory impairments with other disabling conditions. Our primary focus is to provide individualized direct assistance through family support, technical assistance and consultation, parent and professional training programs, and public education activities as well as regular child play groups. Website: www.umcard.org/ Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Special Needs – Physician / Medical / Rehabilitation / Dental Referral List


Physician / Medical / Rehabilitation / Dental includes a list of medical professionals and service providers identified as serving individuals with special needs. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Broward Schools – ESE Advisory Council


ESE Advisory Council meets monthly to offer resources, assistance and information regarding ESE (Exceptional Student Education / Special Education and Support) educational needs. The primary objective is to inquire, inform, and provide input on the effectiveness of educational programs and services for students with exceptionalities. We encourage parents of children in ESE to attend and welcome your participation. Please note, childcare is not provided at these meeting but parents are welcome to bring your child under their care. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Center for Independent Living – Assistive Technology & Loan Closet


Provides consumers with the opportunity to try a variety of assistive technology, including hardware/software and low-tech assistive devices, which introduces them to information that can be applied to employment and home environment. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Center for Independent Living – High School/ High Tech


Enrichment program for high school students with disabilities. It is designed to develop career opportunities and provide activities that will spark an interest in high technology fields and to encourage students to pursue higher education. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Center for Independent Living – Information and Referral


Provides persons with disabilities (and community) with information about programs and services available in the community that can assist with independence and self-sufficiency. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Center for Independent Living of Broward, Inc. – Advocacy


Provides assistance to persons with disabilities regarding their civil rights under the American with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, along with self-advocacy and communications skills education programs. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Autism Society – Broward Chapter


Provide support to parents of children and adults with autism. Information regarding current issues on autism is provided through various publications and guest speakers. Meetings are monthly. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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AutismCares – Grant


AutismCares Family Support Award assists families affected by autism to cover costs associated with critical living expenses; housing, transportation, food, insurance premiums, prescriptions, funeral expenses, and other items on a case-by-case basis. Must complete application online for consideration. Assistance provided can not exceed $1,500 per family. Visit website to apply. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Pembroke Pines – Special Populations Programs


Offers various year-round programs for individuals with disabilities of all ages including: Seasonal Camps (winter, spring and summer for ages 6-17), Special Olympics Training, a wheelchair basketball program (teen-adult), Challenger Little League Baseball, Miracle League Baseball, Wheelchair tennis and special needs tennis, community outings for youth and adults and their families and a Friendship Club / Adult Social Program. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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In Sync with Autism


In Sync with Autism is a yearly free concert to give children with autism the opportunity to learn how music can enrich their lives by using various percussion. The event will feature an interactive musical performance that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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