Links To Resources For Families

There are a huge number of resources available to families dealing with developmental disabilities, so many that it can be overwhelming. The following links are provided for informational purposes only and are not in any way endorsements. We offer them to open the door for you to the kind of information and support that is there for you. If you learn of a program or information source that is not listed here, and you believe it should be, please send us a comment. We are always adding to our resource files.


 

Website links by topic:

Advocacy Bullying Airlines
Especially for Fathers Education and Individual Education Plans (IEPs) Government & Agencies
Employment Palm Beach County School District Specific Disabilities

 


 

 

 

Advocacy

  • ADA Center of the Department of Education is the leading resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability rights laws. www.disabilityresource.org
  • ADA Watch is a rapid response network of hundreds of organizations united to advance the rights of people with disabilities. www.adawatch.org 
  •  Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc. provides Protection and Advocacy services in Florida. www.advocacycenter.org
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)-Association devoted to working with and for individuals with an intellectual disability or developmental disabilities. www.aaidd.org/
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance - www.adata.org
  • Arc of Florida advocates for people with developmental disabilities to be included in all aspects of their community. www.arcflorida.org/news.php
  • Arc of the United States advocates for full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. www.thearc.org
  • Center for Self-Determination- Interactive site of organizations committed to the principals of self-determination. www.self-determination.com
  • CILO - Coalition for Independent Living Options www.cilo.org
  • Disability Nation - Disability Nation brings you the latest from the disability community and features news and interviews covering important issues in an audio magazine form.
    www.disabilitynation.net
  • Easter Seals - www.easterseals.com
  • Florida Center for Inclusive Communities - www.flfcic.fmhi.usf.edu
  • Florida Commission on Human Rights - fchr.state.fl.us/
  • Florida Developmental Disabilities Council - promotes meaningful participation in life for Floridians with developmental disabilities. www.fddc.org
  • Florida Family Care Council - advocates, educates, and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities. www.fccflorida.org
  • Florida Statewide Advocacy Council - a consumer protection mechanism for people receiving services from state agencies. www.floridasac.org
  • Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities - advocates for a full continuum of educational, medical, recreational, residential, therapeutic, and vocational options based upon individual needs and choices. www.floridasvoice.org
  • Floridians for the Future of the Developmentally Disabled - created to help elect public officials who are committed to advancing legislation that benefits this special population. www.ffddnews.com
  • Florida Youth Council - www.floridayouthcouncil.com
  • National Council on Independent Living - www.ncil.org
  • National Disability Rights Network. www.napas.org
  • Palm Healthcare Foundation Inc. - www.palmhealthcare.org
  • Self Advocates Becoming Empowered - www.sabeusa.org
  • TASH - an international grassroots leader in advancing inclusive communities. www.tash.org

Airlines

  • The Air Care Alliance lists non-profit volunteer flying groups to provide all possible help to patients, communities, and others with needs. www.aircareall.org
  • Air Charity Network provides access for people in need seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community or national crisis. http://aircharitynetwork.org/
  • Angel Flight SE arranges free air transportation, via private aircraft, for those in medical and financial need, needing to travel long distance to access health care. www.angelflightse.org
  • Challenge Air's mission is to provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to special needs children and youth through the gift of flight. www.challengeair.com
  • Lifeline Pilots provides people in medical and financial need with access to free air transportation on small aircraft to distant health care facilities. www.lifelinepilots.org
  • Miracle Flights for Kids is dedicated to helping very sick children overcome financial obstacles that prevent them from accessing proper medical care and second opinions. www.miracleflights.org 

Bullying

Especially For Fathers

Education And Individual Education Plans (IEPs)


 

 

 

Government & Agencies 

Employment

  • The Able Trust also known as the Florida Governor's Alliance for the Employment of Citizens with Disabilities, annually assists 2,000 Floridians with disabilities fair employment opportunities. www.abletrust.org
  • Applying for Disability Assistance- The Division of Disability Determinations makes decisions on the eligibility of Florida citizens applying for state and federal disability benefits. http://www.doh.state.fl.us/DD/DDdescription.html
  • Florida Commission on Human Resources- It is against the law to discriminate in employment on the basis of disability. Complaints should be filed at fchr.state.fl.us
  • Get Help In Understanding Work Incentives- This web site offers a state-by-state list of contacts to help people who receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and are interested in working or learning more about how to maximize a young person's options when he or she goes to work.  secure.ssa.gov/apps10/oesp/providers.nsf/bystate
  • Going To Work- A Guide To Social Security Benefits And Employment For Young People With Disabilities- Provides basic information about Social Security disability and health benefit programs, and explains how to maximize a young person's options when he or she goes to work. www.communityinclusion.org/article.php
  • Hire Gauge - Hiring people with disabilities means a lot to your company, your community, your customer.  Hire Gauge calculates the bottom-line financial - and cultural - benefits of thinking beyond the label.  www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com/Learning-Tools/HireGauge.aspx
  • Job Board - Connect with employers that get it and are looking for you.  www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com/job-board/job-board.aspx
  • My Next Move - an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options.  www.mynextmove.org
  • ONET, Online (Occupational information network) - The nation's primary source of occupational information. www.onetonline.org
  • Partnerships Between State vs. Agencies and Employment Networks- The Partnership Plus Online Toolkit is designed to assist State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies in taking advantage of the new service of delivery option under the New Ticket to Work program. partnershipplus.cessi.net/
  • Seagull Industries - Advocacy and a variety of educational, social, vocational and residential programs designed to encourage achievement, self-reliance and economic independence www.seagull.org
  • Social Security Administration- Website for people receiving Social Security disability benefits who want to return to work.
    www.choosework.net/
  • The South Florida Workforce offers youth with disabilities access to all of the services available through the youth program with training customized to meet their special needs. www.southfloridaworkforce
  • Think College:  College options for people with intellectual disabilities - This website is designed to share what is currently going on, provide resources and strategies, let you know about training events, and give you ways to talk to others.  www.thinkcollege.net
  • What Can You Do Campaign - a collaborative effort between several disability and business organizations that seek to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.  www.whatcan youdo campaign.org/blog/index.php/what-will-you-do 
  • Workforce Alliance - www.pbcalliance.com
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program - The WOTC is a federal income tax credit that provides incentives to private for-profit employers to encourage the hiring of individuals from certain targeted groups of job seekers who traditionally have difficulty finding employment.  www.floridajobs.org/business-growth-and-partnerships/for-employers/find-tax-credit-and-incentive-programs/work-opportunity-tax-credit-program
  • Work Opportunities Unlimited - www.WorkOpportunities.net

Palm Beach County School District

  • Assistive Technology- The Palm Beach County School District offers special equipment to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of children with developmental disabilities: who have difficulty accessing the curriculum.  www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/ESE 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder- The Palm Beach County School District offers programming in pre-K through age 22 for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/ESE/autism.htm
  • Child Find - Evaluations, screening and diagnosing children. http://www.palmbeachschools.org/ese/fdlrscf.asp 
  • Florida Inclusion Network- provides students with significant disabilities needed aids and support services in age-appropriate classrooms in their neighborhood schools to prepare them for productive lives as full members of society. www.palmbeachschools.org/ese/fin.asp
  •  Palm Beach County School District-  www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us 
     

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Palm Beach County School District-  www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us 

 

Advocacy

  • ADA Center of the Department of Education is the leading resource on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related disability rights laws. www.disabilityresource.org
  • ADA Watch is a rapid response network of hundreds of organizations united to advance the rights of people with disabilities. www.adawatch.org 
  •  Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, Inc. provides Protection and Advocacy services in Florida. www.advocacycenter.org
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)-Association devoted to working with and for individuals with an intellectual disability or developmental disabilities. www.aaidd.org/
  • Arc of Florida advocates for people with developmental disabilities to be included in all aspects of their community. www.arcflorida.org/news.php
  • Arc of the United States advocates for full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. www.thearc.org
  • Center for Self-Determination- Interactive site of organizations committed to the principals of self-determination. www.self-determination.com
  • CILO - Coalition for Independent Living Options www.cilo.org
  • Disability Nation - Disability Nation brings you the latest from the disability community and features news and interviews covering important issues in an audio magazine form.
    www.disabilitynation.net
  • Easter Seals - www.easterseals.com
  • Florida Commission on Human Rights - fchr.state.fl.us/
  • Florida Developmental Disabilities Council - promotes meaningful participation in life for Floridians with developmental disabilities. www.fddc.org
  • Florida Family Care Council - advocates, educates, and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities. www.fccflorida.org
  • Florida Statewide Advocacy Council - a consumer protection mechanism for people receiving services from state agencies. www.floridasac.org
  • Florida’s Voice on Developmental Disabilities - advocates for a full continuum of educational, medical, recreational, residential, therapeutic, and vocational options based upon individual needs and choices. www.floridasvoice.org
  • Floridians for the Future of the Developmentally Disabled - created to help elect public officials who are committed to advancing legislation that benefits this special population. www.ffddnews.com
  • National Disability Rights Network. www.napas.org
  • Palm Healthcare Foundation Inc. - www.palmhealthcare.org
  • TASH - an international grassroots leader in advancing inclusive communities. www.tash.org

Airlines

  • The Air Care Alliance lists non-profit volunteer flying groups to provide all possible help to patients, communities, and others with needs. www.aircareall.org
  • Air Charity Network provides access for people in need seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community or national crisis. http://aircharitynetwork.org/
  • Angel Flight SE arranges free air transportation, via private aircraft, for those in medical and financial need, needing to travel long distance to access health care. www.angelflightse.org
  • Lifeline Pilots provides people in medical and financial need with access to free air transportation on small aircraft to distant health care facilities. www.lifelinepilots.org
  • Miracle Flights for Kids is dedicated to helping very sick children overcome financial obstacles that prevent them from accessing proper medical care and second opinions. www.miracleflights.org 

Bullying

Especially For Fathers

Education And Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

Government & Agencies 

  • Agency for Persons with Disabilities- This agency supports persons with developmental disabilities in living, learning and working in their individual communities.  www.apd.myflorida.com
  • Alpert Jewish Family and Children Services - www.jfcspb.org     
  • Boys Town -   www.boystown.org        
  • Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) - www.centerforautism.com
  • The Center for Personal Assistance Services- provides research, training, dissemination and technical assistance on issues of personal assistance services in the United States. www.pascenter.org
  • Children's Medical Services- A collection of programs for Florida children with special needs. Each program and service is family centered and designed to help children with a variety of conditions and needs. www.cms-kids.com 
  • FACTS.org -  Sponsored by the Department of Education and the Florida Center for Advising & Academic Support, this free online advising website helps students plan and track their education progress from middle school through college. www.facts.org  
  • Florida Disability Disaster Plan- Disaster can strike without warning. It is important for citizens with disabilities to plan ahead for an emergency situation and know what to do in the event of an emergency. www.floridadisaster.org/disability
  • DISABILITY.GOV -  The official federal government site connecting the Disability Community to Information and Opportunities. www.disability.gov
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  • Early Steps Program (Affiliate of Easter Seals) - Children birth to three - early support and education. www.fl.easterseals.com
  • Family Network on Disabilities of Florida-  a statewide network of families and individuals of all ages who may be at-risk, have disabilities, or have special needs and their families, professionals, and concerned citizens. www.fndfl.org/     
  • Florida Disabled Outdoors Association- enriches lives through accessible inclusive recreation and active leisure for all. www.fdoa.org
  • Florida Medicaid - www.mymedicaid-florida.com
  • Governor's Commission on Disabilities- The official state clearinghouse for programs and information for the disabled.  dms.myflorida.com/other_programs/governor_s_commission_on_disabilities  
  • JCC of Boca Raton - www.levisjcc.org
  • JCC of The Palm Beaches - www.jcconline.com
  • Jewish Association for Residential Care - www.jarc.org
  • Legal Aid - www.legalaidpbc.org
  • National Federation of The Blind - www.nfbflorida.org
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness of Palm Beach County (NAMI) - www.namipbc.org

Employment

  • The Able Trust also known as the Florida Governor's Alliance for the Employment of Citizens with Disabilities, annually assists 2,000 Floridians with disabilities fair employment opportunities. www.abletrust.org
  • Applying for Disability Assistance- The Division of Disability Determinations makes decisions on the eligibility of Florida citizens applying for state and federal disability benefits. http://www.doh.state.fl.us/DD/DDdescription.html
  • Florida Commission on Human Resources- It is against the law to discriminate in employment on the basis of disability. Complaints should be filed at fchr.state.fl.us
  • Get Help In Understanding Work Incentives- This web site offers a state-by-state list of contacts to help people who receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and are interested in working or learning more about how to maximize a young person's options when he or she goes to work.  secure.ssa.gov/apps10/oesp/providers.nsf/bystate
  • Going To Work- A Guide To Social Security Benefits And Employment For Young People With Disabilities- Provides basic information about Social Security disability and health benefit programs, and explains how to maximize a young person's options when he or she goes to work. www.communityinclusion.org/article.php
  • Partnerships Between State vs. Agencies and Employment Networks- The Partnership Plus Online Toolkit is designed to assist State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies in taking advantage of the new service of delivery option under the New Ticket to Work program. partnershipplus.cessi.net/
  • Seagull Industries - Advocacy and a variety of educational, social, vocational and residential programs designed to encourage achievement, self-reliance and economic independence www.seagull.org
  • Social Security Administration- Website for people receiving Social Security disability benefits who want to return to work.
    www.choosework.net/
  • The South Florida Workforce offers youth with disabilities access to all of the services available through the youth program with training customized to meet their special needs. www.southfloridaworkforce

Palm Beach County School District

  • Assistive Technology- The Palm Beach County School District offers special equipment to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of children with developmental disabilities: who have difficulty accessing the curriculum.  www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/ESE 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder- The Palm Beach County School District offers programming in pre-K through age 22 for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/ESE/autism.htm
  • Child Find - Evaluations, screening and diagnosing children. http://www.palmbeachschools.org/ese/fdlrscf.asp 
  • Florida Inclusion Network- provides students with significant disabilities needed aids and support services in age-appropriate classrooms in their neighborhood schools to prepare them for productive lives as full members of society. www.palmbeachschools.org/ese/fin.asp
  •  Palm Beach County School District-  www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us 
     

Specific Disabilities