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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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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Wheelchair Foundation


The Wheelchair Foundation is a non-profit organization who provides non-motorized, standard wheelchairs to any individual in need who cannot afford to purchase one themselves or do not have insurance coverage. Contact the Center for Independent Living for a referral. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Therapies 4 Kids


FOR PROFIT – Therapies 4 kids offers an intensive 3 to 4-week strength-training-based Physical Therapy Program to improve or achieve developmental milestones with the use of the Therasuit method for children with Cerebral Palsy and other Developmental Delays. Facility also offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBO), Speech and Language Therapy, O.T., and tutoring on-site. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Grants – Bright Steps Forward – Therapies 4 Kids Inc.


A non-profit organization that provides children with Cerebral Palsy and other developmental delays with intensive pediatric therapy, using the thera-suit and HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) method and PT and OT. Those found to qualify for and who receive a grant (based on financial need and documentation of illness) may attend any of the forty or so clinics nationwide that offer this type of therapy. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Tender Care Centers – PPEC, Nursing and Therapy


FOR PROFIT -Provides skilled nursing, PPEC day program, and rehabilitative therapy to the medically fragile population birth to 21 years. 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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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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Grants – Shriners of North America


Assists children with orthopaedic problems, burns, spinal cord injuries and certain other health conditions. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 pediatric hospitals providing specialized care for orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. (Nearest facility is in Tampa). All services are provided at no charge. Nearest hospital is in Tampa,FL Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Grants – Florida Elks Children’s Clinic FL Elks Children’sThearpy Service


Provides in-home orthopedic and related services (OT, PT, etc) at no cost for children with disabilities where families are unable to afford the medical service otherwise. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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Canine Companions for Independence


Provides assistance dogs and ongoing support for sighted persons who are disabled. Serves the southeast United States, includes seven southern states. WEBSITE: http//:www.cci.org   Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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ARC – Respite Care


In-home / center-based respite. Provides in-home respite care and facility based respite care to families of children ages 3-21 with developmental disabilities. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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APD – Toll Free State-Wide Number


The phone operators will answer questions directly regarding Medicaid-Waiver services and APD. 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 related to APD and Medicaid Waiver quickly and accurately while not making the caller incur long distance phone charges. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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APD – Family Care Council


Family Care Council works closely with the local Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) to help families needing and receiving services within Broward County. FCC advocates, educates, and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, to strive for quality services with dignity and choice. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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APD – Agency for Persons with Disabilities – Residential Rehabilitation


Supervision and training activities to assist an individual with acquiring, maintaining and improving skills related to daily living. This service is provided in the individual’s place of residence which could be his/her own home, family home, foster home or licensed residential facility. Serves individuals with Spina Bifida, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome and Mental Retardation. Did you like this? Share it: Tweet

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