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Applied Behavior Center for Autism
Applied Behavior Center for Autism | AppliedBehaviorCenter.com | McKay, Gardiner

Oviedo, Winter Garden & Longwood,  407-324-7772

6 months – Adolescence  |  For participants with mild to severe developmental disabilities. Treating your child’s symptoms, improving learning skills, language development and teaching basic life skills. High quality ABA therapy and instruction.

Arbor School of Central Florida
Arbor School of Central Florida | ArborSchoolFlorida.com | McKay, Gardiner

3929 Red Bug Lake Rd, Casselberry,  407-388-1808

K - 12th Grade  |  Teaching each individual to the best of their unique abilities. Academic, therapeutic, and social goals are written based on the child’s developmental level including specific multi-sensory goals to help them progress.

Camen Academy for the Performing Arts
Camen Academy for the Performing Arts | camenschool.com | McKay, Gardiner

613 Concourse Parkway S, Maitland, 407-951-8917

camenacademy@gmail.com

K - 5th Grade  | Providing behavior-based educational solutions for students with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. Project-based curriculum incorporates behavior supports, learning through play, and the arts including dance, music, art and theater.

Conductive Education Center of Orlando
Conductive Education Center of Orlando | ceco.org | McKay, Gardiner, CDC+

931 S. Semoran Blvd, Suite 220, Winter Park,  407-671-4687

All Ages  |  Transforming the lives of children and adults with motor disabilities. Helping participants achieve the greatest level of independence through conductive education, integrating physical, cognitive and social skills. Programs include: private K-12, adult day, youngster, and summer camp.

Chrysalis School
Chrysalis School | chrysaliscenterforchange.com | McKay, Gardiner

1173 Spring Centre South Blvd, Suite B, Altamonte Springs, 321-422-4171

K - 8th Grade  |  A private academic track Montessori school with an ambitious curriculum and a family-centered approach. In addition to typically developing children, we also serve children with special educational needs. Chrysalis School is a very different sort of school because our expertise is broad and our interest is not in a particular type of child but in refining a process that solves instructional problems for all children and their teachers.

First Hope of The First Academy
First Hope of The First Academy | thefirstacademy.org | McKay, Gardiner

2667 Bruton Blvd, Orlando, 407-206-8801

K - 12th Grade  |  First Hope is a Christ-centered school whose mission is to prepare students who have unique needs to excel and grow academically, socially, and spiritually through an Applied Behavior Analysis Program. Learning and development for special needs children.

Inspire Learning Academy
Inspire Learning Academy | InspireLearningAcademy.org | McKay, Gardiner

330 Harbour Isle Way, Longwood,  321-972-2590

3rd - 12th Grade  |  Teachers are ESE certified or well versed in the ESE learning environment. They provide specialized instruction in very small classroom settings for typical students, the ESE population and students diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. Private School and after school classes in behavior therapy, executive functioning and parent training in positive behavior supports.

Knowledge Counts Online
Knowledge Counts Online | knowledgecountsonline.com | Online, Tutoring

An Online School for Parents of Children With Autism! Are you frustrated by trying to figure out what is best for your child with autism? Family + Knowledge = Power! Dr. Sylvia Diehl, your primary guide for your learning, is a nationally known expert in teaching children with autism. Services include online learning on your own time, professional consultation & parent chat room.

Quest Kids Academy
Quest Kids Academy | questkids.org | McKay, Gardiner

500 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando & 1939 Boothe Cir., Longwood,  407-218-4340

K - 12th Grades  |  Quest Kids Academy is an arm of Central Florida’s first early intervention ABA provider and has been providing superior academic outcomes for over a decade. We are accepting applications now for our expansion into newly renovated facilities for the 20-21 school year. Our staff of ABA professionals assure the curriculum is delivered using ABA principles which assure each student’s greatest success.

The Academy of Ability
The Academy of Ability | AcademyOfAbility.org | McKay, Gardiner

1600 South Orlando Ave, Suite 100, Winter Park,  321-972-3262

K - 12th Grades  |  Providing individualized academics and life skills training to foster the greatest level of independence in all areas of life including school, home, leisure and eventually work. Using a hands-on approach that allows for integration of proper positioning, fostering movement and facilitating life skills and greater success in students’ academic pursuits.

The Paragon School
The Paragon School | www.ParagonSchool.org | McKay, Gardiner

4710 Adanson Street, Orlando,  407-644-1546

K - High School  |  Offering a transformative education for students with autism or Asperger’s syndrome. Students receive small-group academic instruction, daily therapies, life skills development and intensive vocational training. Three paths toward earning a high school diploma, all of which exceed state standards. Focus is placed on developing social skills and building self-confidence in order to help students thrive during and after Paragon. Paragon is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS).

UCP of Central Florida
UCP of Central Florida | ucpcharter.org | Charter

Seven Central Florida Locations,  407-852-3300

Birth - 5th Grades |  Tuition-Free inclusive Charter Schools dedicated to providing students with a comprehensive and well-rounded education through unique experiences and individualized instruction. Project based learning, art and technology integration. Additional Medical model Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy is available on-site for students.

Center Academy
Center Academy | CenterAcademy.com | McKay, Gardiner

Maitland 407-772-8727 & Orlando (Waterford Lakes Area) 407-270-4444

4th - 12th Grade  |  Serving bright students who may have a learning difficulty or ADHD and students who thrive in a small, safe, and individualized setting. Providing students with a learning environment that facilitates the development of self-confidence, motivation, and academic skills and gives students the opportunity to achieve success.

Childhood Development Center at Attain
Childhood Development Center at Attain | CDC.MyAttain.org | McKay

2710 Staten Road, Orlando,   407-985-2780

Ages 12-22  |  Enabling children to reach their maximum potential by providing high quality educational and behavioral services in a supportive learning environment overseen by a Master’s level BCBA and Certified ESE Teacher. For students who may require additional supports in the classroom in order to achieve academic success and overcome problem behavior.

Pace Brantley School
Pace Brantley School | PaceBrantley.org | McKay, Gardiner

3221 Sand Lake Rd, Longwood,  407-869-8882

1st - 12th Grade  |  Pace Brantley School specializes in providing individualized attention to students with a variety of learning needs who tend to get left behind in traditional school settings. Pace Brantley School has a rolling admissions process. Applications are accepted year-round, and qualified students are admitted throughout the school year. Gardiner, McKay and Step Up for Students scholarships are accepted.

 UCP of Central Florida
UCP’s Transitional Learning Academy | ucpcharter.org | McKay, Gardiner

3305 S. Orange Ave., Orlando,  407-852-3300 Ext. 8323

6th - 12th Grades  |  For middle and high school students with developmental and learning disabilities. Featuring project based learning, art integration, technology integration, job and community based living skills, Standard Diploma track, on-site PT, Speech and OT available through Medicaid, commercial insurance and private pay. Free tuition Charter School also on site.

Tampa Bay Schools

Center Academy
Center Academy | CenterAcademy.com | McKay, Gardiner

Palm Harbor,  727-781-2986

Multiple locations including Lutz, Riverview & Pinellas Park

4th - 12th Grade  |  Serving bright students who may have a learning difficulty or ADHD and students who thrive in a small, safe, and individualized setting. Providing students with a learning environment that facilitates the development of self-confidence, motivation, and academic skills and gives students the opportunity to achieve success.

Focus Academy
Focus Academy | focusacademytampa.org | Charter School

304 Druid Hills Rd, Temple Terrace,  813-443-5558

Focus Academy’s innovative special needs education program achieved the highest State rating of Commendable for 2018-19, the only ESE charter school awarded that rating in Hillsborough County. Our holistic program considers academic and social skills in tandem, and offers a full high school experience including creative arts, PE, and state of the art technology with differentiated, individual instruction that builds on student interests. The post-high school Transition Program moves students into the community to increase independence, self-esteem and workplace competence, partnering with area businesses to offer real world experience.

Knowledge Counts Online
Knowledge Counts Online | knowledgecountsonline.com | Online School | National Provider

knowledgecountsonline@gmail.com

An Online School for Parents of Children With Autism! Are you frustrated by trying to figure out what is best for your child with autism? Family + Knowledge = Power! Dr. Sylvia Diehl, your primary guide for your learning, is a nationally known expert in teaching children with autism. Services include online learning on your own time, professional consultation & parent chat room.

Pepin Academies
Pepin Academies | PepinAcademies.com | ESE Charter School

Tampa 813-236-1755, Riverview 813-533-2999, & New Port Richey 727-233-2961

Non-profit, tuition-free, public charter schools serving students with learning and learning-related disabilities in 3rd-12th grade, as well as offer a transitional job training program for young adults ages 18 to 22-years-old. Our mission is to empower students with learning disabilities to maximize their potential in a positive therapeutic educational environment.

The Broach School - Tampa
The Broach School - Tampa | www.ces-schools.net/broach-schools/locations/tampa | McKay, Gardiner

1301 W Linebaugh Ave, Tampa,  813-963-0901

K - 12th Grade |  Provides a safe, learning environment where students are motivated to succeed. They are approved for the McKay Scholarship for Children with Learning Disabilities, and if your child has an IEP and is enrolled in Special Education classes in the public school, you may qualify for a partial or full tuition scholarship! Not all students learn the same way, so many feel frustrated and out of place. CES believes every student matters, and its schools have a proven plan to help each student win and belong.

Arts4All Florida
Arts4All Florida | arts4allflorida.org

4202 E. Fowler Ave., EDU 105, Tampa,  813-974-0766

Children & Adults |  Art education programs in schools and the community, promoting the accomplishments of artists with disabilities with exhibitions and performances, and increased access to the arts with professional development workshops.

Hillsborough County School District
Hillsborough County School District | www.sdhc.k12.fl.us

Exceptional Student Education,  813-273-7025

The HCPS Exceptional Student Education Department is dedicated to providing students with a continuum of services and programs to meet the individual needs of each student who is eligible for special education and related services, ages 3 through 21.

FDLRS
FDLRS | fdlrs.mysdhc.org/Parent_Services | Parent Liaison Project

fdlrsparentservices@sdhc.k12.fl.us

813-837-7732 (English), 813-837-7728 (Spanish)

Guiding and empowering families to become collaborative, effective advocates for their child with special needs by providing information, help and support to promote academic and social success in school and within the community.

Space Coast Schools

Able Academics
Able Academics | AbleAcademics.com | McKay, Gardiner

juliek@ableacademics.com

2073 Garden St, Titusville,  321-888-3020

Located in North Titusville, we are a private ABA based school for students who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. Our program offers unique programs preschool to adult learners. Our school offers students a chance to learn the skills they need to not only be successful in school, but also successful in life.

Brevard Public Schools
Brevard Public Schools | ese2.brevardschools.org | Public School

2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera,  321-633-1000

Offering a continuum of services to support the needs of students including FDLRS diagnostic, instructional and technology support services, Brevard Learners Achieving Successful Transition (BLAST), and Project 10 Transitional Education Network with secondary transition supports.

Creative Learning Academy
Creative Learning Academy | CreativeLearningBrevard.com | McKay, Gardiner

453 King Street, Cocoa,  321-633-5511

Specially designed individualized programs help students make significant improvements in all areas of functioning. Program includes one-on-one instruction, training in cognitive and auditory processing, perceptional motor functioning, reading, social skills, sensory integration and skills leading toward independence.

No Limits Academy
No Limits Academy | nolimitsacademy.com | McKay, Gardiner | see article on page 6

office@nolimitsacademy.com

4450 W Eau Gallie Blvd, Melbourne,  321-255-6645

Providing individually tailored, multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment and education of children with cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and other physical disorders. Using the latest innovative, validated and medically based therapies.

The Sonder Academy
The Sonder Academy | TheSonderAcademies.com | McKay, Gardiner

info@thesonderacademy.com

475 South John Rodes Blvd, Melbourne,  321-241-1170

The philosophy of The Sonder Academy is to provide each student with an individualized program designed to meet the student’s needs, to enable each student to utilize the potential that they possess to become a well-adjusted contributing member of society.

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