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Important Community Resources - Orlando Traditional


by Bright Feats| November 7th, 2019

In this article you will find helpful community resources located in the Orlando area. Start finding the help you need today![...]

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Aveanna - Preparing Your Child with Special Needs for the Future

Autism/Therapy, By Beth Rubio, RN, Chief Clinical Officer for Aveanna Healthcare | November 5th, 2019

Preparing children for the future is a challenge that all parents face. If you are parenting a child with special needs, this task can seem especially daunting. However, there are a few ways [...]

By Beth Rubio, RN, Chief Clinical Officer for Aveanna Healthcare

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ABA Therapy is Worth the Time!

Autism/Therapy, February 4th, 2019

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the therapy most often recommended for young children with autism. Its benefits are widely recognized, from helping children with autism learn [...]

by Brittani Argott, BCBA, Invo Behavior and Therapy Services

LifeSkills

Important Community Resources - Orlando Early Childhood


by Bright Feats| November 7th, 2019

In this article you will find helpful community resources located in the Orlando area. Start finding the help you need today![...]

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Making the Holidays Less Stressful!

Sensory, November 5th, 2019

Many children with disabilities such as Autism and other related sensory processing disorders, experience holidays differently. They can be overstimulated with large numbers of people, [...]

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Because of Him, I am a Better Father

Autism, October 14th, 2019

Inspiration can come in many ways. The catalyst for mine was separated by almost 50 years. My son’s name is Seth and he is 17 years old. Seth likes watching movies, playing video games, [...]

by Kevin Howard

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BrightStart - Medicaid and the Medically Fragile Child

Medical, by Linda Brown, BrightStart Pediatrics | November 5th, 2019

Florida Medicaid. It is a wonderful benefit for those in need, but it can also be very confusing. Several years ago, the state of Florida implemented a Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) Program [...]

by Linda Brown, BrightStart Pediatrics

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Early Steps-Creating a Brighter Future For Children under Age 3 with Developmental Delays


November 6th, 2019

Early Steps is Florida’s early intervention system that offers services, to eligible children, birth to thirty-six months, with significant developmental delays or a condition likely to result in a developmental delay. [...]

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Because of Sam

Down Syndrome, November 5th, 2019

I was sitting on my couch reading the Tampa Tribune when I saw Sam Piazza on the front page wearing a crown. He had just won Homecoming King at Gaither High School, not far from my alma mater, in Tampa. As I read further, I became riveted by the story that described how Sam was born with Down Syndrome.[...]

by Renee Warmack, MPA

LifeSkills

Important Tampa Bay Community Resources


by Bright Feats| November 7th, 2019

In this article you will find helpful community resources located in the Tampa Bay area. Start finding the help you need today![...]

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Discovering Your Potential: A Transition Program at Gulfstream Goodwill


By Bright Feats | April 2nd, 2019

Discover Your Potential is a three-year pilot program with the purpose to increase employment outcomes for individuals with autism and other unique abilities. The program allows participants to see beyond their disability, to realize their full potential so they do not become limited by their diagnosis.[...]

by Julianna Knittel, MA, Principal

Angela Becker

Step Up For Students


by Lisa A. Davis, Assistant Director, Strategic Marketing Communications, Step Up For Students | April 2nd, 2019

After Angela Becker was born prematurely, weighing in at a mere two pounds, she left the hospital for the first time nine weeks later with a calendar filled with therapy appointments. At nine months, [...]

by Lisa A. Davis, Assistant Director, Strategic Marketing Communications, Step Up For Students

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Summer Career Camps


by Keith Bourkney, Executive Director, EmployU, Inc. | November 7th, 2019

Vocational Rehabilitation has empowered its partners to provide a combination of services which are designed to give its participants education, tools and work experience which will help each student prepare for independence and employment.[...]

by Keith Bourkney, Executive Director, EmployU, Inc.

The Straz Center

The Straz Center Finds Huge Success


by The Straz Center | November 7th, 2019

“We’ve developed shows for people who want to enjoy theater but also might need to get up and walk around, go outside, stim, take a break and do something else for a while and return. The audience knows what to expect during our sensory-friendly performances [...]

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Clinics Can Help

Clinics Can Help: Mobility, Independence, and Dignity


by Clinics Can Help| November 2nd, 2019

Clinics Can Help (CCH) accepts gently used and new durable medical equipment (DME) and unwrapped medical supplies from individuals and organizations and makes it available to children and adults who may not otherwise be able to afford such equipment [...]

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StLucie Arc

The Arc After School & Summer Camp Program


by The Arc of St. Lucie County | November 7th, 2019

The Program is designed to provide quality year-around after school and summer care for children and teens in St. Lucie County who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504, or an Individualized Support Plan (ISP) documenting a disability.[...]

by The Arc of St. Lucie County

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PPEC Like No Other


by VIP Kidz | November 7th, 2019

As a licensed Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center (PPEC) we offer a friendly and nurturing environment for children who require health-focused care and therapy services during the day as well as an Aftercare Program.[...]

by VIP Kidz

No Limits Academy

No Limits Academy Changing Education through Neuroscience


By Laura Joslin, No Limits Academy, Founder/CEO| November 7th, 2019

Physically disabled students are the least served population in our educational systems. These students are presumed to lack the ability to progress or that the complexities of their disability makes it too difficult for them learn.[...]

By Laura Joslin, No Limits Academy, Founder/CEO

LifeSkills

LifeSkills-Overcome Sensory Processing Disorder, Achieve Success in School & Life!


by Haşim Bozkurt, LifeSkills Director, Neuro-Developmental Pediatric PT, MAES Therapy Trained Therapist, AqT(Halliwick), KtapeCP, TtogsCP| November 7th, 2019

If you are like many parents who join our LifeSkills family, you have found your child’s behavioral, academic and social struggles to be frustrating and overwhelming.[...]

by Haşim Bozkurt, LifeSkills Director, Neuro-Developmental Pediatric PT, MAES Therapy Trained Therapist, AqT(Halliwick), KtapeCP, TtogsCP

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Able Academics’ Students Thrive!


by Julianna Knittel, MA, Principal | April 2nd, 2019

Able Academics is a school for children on the Autism Spectrum and their families. This school blends both academic and behavior services. This meld allows students to receive support behaviorally while receiving quality educational services. [...]

by Julianna Knittel, MA, Principal

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Pop Kids Gym: C’mon, Let’s Play!


by Cheryl M. Handy | April 2nd, 2019

All the benefits of play cannot be captured in a single article. Therefore, I won’t attempt to cover it all in this publication. Working as a pediatric occupational therapist for over twenty-five years, I have learned from my clients “If it ain’t fun, I ain’t doing it!” I realized that I feel the same way about most of my day to day leisure activities. [...]

by Cheryl M. Handy

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ChildrenFirst PPEC Medical Center

Child Development Therapy, November 7th, 2019

ChildrenFirst PPEC Medical Day Care This is not just care for the day… it’s care that lasts throughout your child’s growth and development! ChildrenFirst PPEC (Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care) is here for you every step [...]

by Rori Becker

Discovering Your Potential: A Transition Program at Gulfstream Goodwill

Adult Support, April 2, 2019

Discovering Your Potential: A Transition Program at Gulfstream Goodwill Interview with Jennifer Lewenec, Employment Consultant at Gulfstream Goodwill Stephanie Symonds, with the support group Special Needs Family Connection, had the delight of interviewing Jennifer Lewenec, [...]

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