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Rori Becker and Sara Bravo

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Rori and Sara

Featured Community Listings

Little Linksters
GOALS Little Linksters Golf | LittleLinksters.com

Orlando, Danny Mapes 701-866-7924, nonprofit@LittleLinksters.com Ages 3 to 18 – G.O.A.L.S. (Golf Outreach Advances Life Skills) brings the game of golf to children, regardless of special needs. Golf teaches skills that will help children in every aspect of their lives. Ask about a FREE trial month!

Chance to Dance
Chance 2 Dance | Chance2DanceFL.com

264 SR 436, Casselberry, 407-588-9589, support@chance2dancefl.org Ages 3 and Older – Inclusive & Accommodating Dance Classes We welcome everyone to join us in Central Florida’s only inclusive and accommodating dance studio! Multiple styles of dance offered from professional dancers who are certified in inclusion and special needs training. Call to schedule a free trial.

Early Steps
Developmental Center for Infants & Children/Early Steps

ArnoldPalmerHospital.com/hpc, 407-317-7430 Ext. 2121 0-36 Months – Serving young children and providing information and support to help parents access necessary services for their children and family such as: Case Management, PT, OT, Speech, Early Interventions, and more.

SNAP Logo
SNAP (Special Needs Ability Program) | SpecialNeedsAbilityProgram.org

Serving Volusia, Seminole, Lake & Orange Counties 800-816-5235 SNAP assists families struggling within the school system in advocating for their childrens needs in the IEP/504 process. SNAP assists in IEP prep and attends IEP/504 meetings with parents for a nominal fee.

Employ U
employU | employu.org

Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, St. Lucie, Lake, Polk, & Marion Counties 407-598-0202, info@employu.org Empowering individuals with the knowledge, connections and confidence required to embark on a new sustainable career. We currently serve over 20 Counties and have opened multiple offices all conveniently located within minutes of local VR Offices.

Autisim Society of Greater Orlando
Autisim Society of Greater Orlando | ASGO.org

407-855-0235, Newsletter and emails, social skills groups, social events, awareness activities, training for police officers, hospital staff and educators and more.

Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks | autismspeaks.org

888-288-4762,  En Espanol: 888-772-9050 familyservices@autismspeaks.org The Autism Response Team is an information line for the autism community. Our team members are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to people with autism and their families.

 BASS ABA Therapy
BASS ABA Therapy | behavioralsupports.com

Serving Orlando, Port Orange, Ocala and more, 877-823-4283

familyservices@autismspeaks.org BASS takes a comprehensive approach to ABA therapy, which includes providing both center-based and community-based ABA services. Your child’s needs dictate the location and schedule of service delivery.

UCF CARD/PALS
UCF CARD/PALS | ucf-card.org

Orange, Osceola, Brevard, Sumter, Lake, Volusia & Seminole, 407-823-6011

UCF CARD provides free consultative support, clinical, family and educational programs and technical assistance to Central Florida families and adults living with ASD with the goal of optimizing success and acceptance in our communities.

Because of Sam - Movie
Because of Sam - Movie | becauseofsam.com

Contact Producer Renee Warmack:  reneewarmackproductions@yahoo.com

A new documentary film featuring Tampa native Sam Piazza, who has Down Syndrome and won Homecoming King, that will transform how the world views people with disabilities and inspire all people to pursue their dreams. Book Movie Screenings, Talks, Apperances at: Because of Sam.com/RoadShow

Central Florida Dreamplex,
Central Florida Dreamplex | cfldreamplex.com

2400 South Highway 27, Clermont: 352-394-0212

All Ages  | Recreational therapy, fitness classes, adaptive sports, and memberships to accommodate needs. The Dreamplex wants to give every extraordinary child and adult the opportunity to grow by meeting fitness, recreational, and social needs.

Crayola Experience Sensory Sundays
Crayola Experience Sensory Sundays | crayolaexperience.com/orlando

8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando: 407-757-1700

All Ages  |  Special mornings at 9:00am, designed for families who would like to experience the Crayola attraction adapted just for sensory needs. Lights are dimmed, music is turned off and a quiet room is available. Upcoming Dates: Oct 27, Nov 17, & Dec 15.

Check our website crayolaexperience.com/orlando for more dates.

OCA
OCA- A Special Place for Special Needs | gooca.com

4917 Eli Street, Orlando: 407-808-7837

Ages 18 months to Adult  |  Enabling individuals and families with autism or other disabilities the opportunity to maximize their abilities through functional, behavioral, social, recreational and vocational programs to live within the community.

Featured Orlando Educational Listings

Arbor School Florida
Arbor School of Central Florida | ArborSchoolFlorida.com

1010 Spring Villas Pointe, Winter Springs, 407-388-1808 Wendy.Blair@arborschoolflorida.com 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.

Center Academy
Center Academy | CenterAcademy.com

Maitland 407-772-8727, infoMait@centeracademy.com Orlando (Waterford Lakes Area) 407-270-4444, infoWL@centeracademy.com 4 – 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
Childhood Development Center at Attain | CDC.MyAttain.org

2710 Staten Road, Orlando, 407-985-2780, CCook@myattain.org Ages 10-22 – 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.

Engage the Brain
Engage the Brain | engagethebrain.org

1778 N Park Ave, Suite 103, Maitland, 407-636-9281 PreK – Adults – Offering 1:1 academic intervention/therapies in the areas of reading, writing, math, executive functioning, speech/language, behavior and family & school support. Utilizing evidence-based methods, such as Orton-Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell Processes. Educational therapy including academic testing and educational consultations. Homeschool classes and support for all types of learners.

Inspire Learning Academy
Inspire Learning Academy | InspireLearningAcademy.org

460 W Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, 321-972-2590 staciegause@inspirelearningacademy.org 3rd – 8th Grade – Evidenced based therapy and academic interventions ( including ABA therapy, tutoring, Executive Functioning Coaching) in a one setting in-home or in-center with a very small classroom. Pairing specialized ESE services with positive behavior supports. Accommodations are based on individual needs.

Pace Brantley School
Pace Brantley School | PaceBrantley.org

3221 Sand Lake Rd, Longwood, 407-869-8882, eshaffer@pacebrantley.org 1st – 12th Grade – Pace Brantley School specializes in providing individualized attention to student 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.

The Paragon School
The Paragon School | TheParagonSchool.org

4710 Adanson Street, Orlando, 407-644-1546, learn@theparagonschool.org K – High School – A student affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome who primarily needs targeted academic, vocational, or life skills development is best suited for our program. Therapeutic supports are provided. Paragon’s mission is to help each student carry on as a fulfilled member of society, having achieved academic, social, and behavioral excellence in an environment centered on Christian values. Fully accredited by Florida Council of Independent Schools and Florida Kindergarten Council.

Quest Kids
Quest Kids | questkids.org

500 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando & 1939 Boothe Cir., Longwood 407-218-4340 K – 12th Grades – Quest Kids, is Central Florida’s first early intervention ABA provider and helps children with disabilities reach their goals through services provided at our Therapy Centers, Academy, and Swims program. Developmental focuses include behavior, communication, swimming, academics, and health and safety.

UCP’s Transitional Learning Academy
UCP’s Transitional Learning Academy | ucpcharter.org

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.

ABC – Applied Behavior Center for Autism
ABC – Applied Behavior Center for Autism | AppliedBehaviorCenter.com

Oveido, Winter Garden & Longwood 407-324-7772, abc4autism@gmail.com 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.

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

National, 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 and parent chat room.

Featured Orlando Medical Listings

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children | ArnoldPalmerHospital.com

92 W. Miller St., Orlando, 321-8HEALTH (8432584) Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has provided compassionate care to the children, teenagers and young adults of Central Florida for almost 30 years.

Arnold Palmer Hospital Cardiology, 407-649-6907

Arnold Palmer Hospital Center for Digestive Health & Nutrition, 321-841-3338

Arnold Palmer Hospital Endocrinology and Diabetes Center, 321-841-3303

Arnold Palmer Hospital Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence, 321-841-3050

Arnold Palmer Hospital Center for Orthopedics, 321-841-3040

BrightStart Pediatrics
BrightStart Pediatrics | BrightStartPeds.com

Orlando, Sanford & Winter Garden, 407-857-1212 Birth – 5 years, A nursing and therapy center for medically fragile infants and children. Skilled pediatric nursing along with physical, speech and occupational therapies in a uniquely designed facility offering patients and their families a reliable medical day care option.

childrenfirst health system
childrenfirst health system
ChildrenFirst Health System | www.childrenfirst.com

Multiple Central Florida Locations, 407-513-3000 Birth – Adult, Specializing in the care of infants and children with medical needs such as complications of prematurity, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, congenital heart defects, traumatic injuries, chromosomal abnormalities, developmental delays, and respiratory disease, among many others. Highly trained RN’s, LPN’s and therapists provide specialized clinical care including, apnea monitoring, oxygen administration, tracheostomy care, g-tube feedings, physical, occupational and speech therapies in the home or in outpatient centers.

Florida Child Neurology
Florida Child Neurology | www.floridachildneurology.com

Carl R. Barr, DO & Murtuza K. Kothawala, MD 615 E. Princeton Street, Suite 225, Orlando, 407-897-3544 Birth – 21 years, Dedicated to giving patients quality care in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Provides care in all aspects of neurology with specialties in seizures, headaches, cerebral palsy, muscle/movement, and neurobehavioral disorders.

Visual Health & Learning Center
Dr. McDermed & Dr. Tran – Visual Health & Learning Center | VisualHealthLearning.com

12301 Lake Underhill Rd., Suite 236, Orlando, FL 32828, see pages 3 & 22 407-277-5729, VisualHealthAndLearningCenter@gmail.com PreK – Adult, Specialty optometric practice dedicated to diagnosing and treating vision problems that interfere with reading, learning and activities of daily living. Does your child struggle with reading or schoolwork? We treat the cause, not the symptom.

Featured Orlando Therapy Listings

Forbes Behavioral Services
Forbes Behavioral Services | FBSABA.com

411 N Donnelly St, Mount Dora, n.forbes.bcba@fbsaba.com 352-720-5194, 18 months to 30 years Providing evidenced-based ABA therapy to children and their families through individualized, consistent high quality services, Forbes strives to increase communication, social skills, functional living skills, and overall quality of life for each child.

LifeSkills Sensory Integration Specialist
LifeSkills Sensory Integration Specialist | LifeSkillsCenter.com

1935 State Road 436, Winter Park 407-629-9455, sensory@earthlink.net PreK – Adult Helping children diagnosed with sensory processing disorders. Services include: occupational and equine therapies, each emphasizing a sensory integrative approach. Join the Sensory 101 Workshop first Wednesdays each month.

TheraPlay at Home
TheraPlay at Home | Prema-Therapy.com

800 Westwood Square, Suite D, Oviedo, FL 32765 407-790-5601, prematherapy@gmail.com PreK – 21 years, In-home, in-clinic and tele-therapy occupational therapy including reflex and sensory integration, handwriting, fine motor, and self care. We collaborate with parents to provide services that are based on widely available but not widely used research to provide lifelong changes. In-home therapy is available throughout the Greater Orlando area.

UCP’s Transitional Learning Academy
UCP’s Transitional Learning Academy | ucpcharter.org

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.

Breakthrough Behavior
Breakthrough Behavior | BreakthroughBehavior.com

8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Orlando, FL 32810 407-574-4629, 0 to 26 years, Offering comprehensive ABA and speech therapy services. Their multi-disciplinary team provides home, school, and clinic-based support to children in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Polk and Osceola counties. They also offer Camp InterACTION! (an interactive social skills camp), social skills groups, parent training and support groups, oral/motor therapy, feeding therapy, and academic tutoring with certificated teachers.

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. | YAPInc.org/florida

1516 E Colonial Dr., Suite 101, Orlando 407-894-1708 Through person-centered planning and evidence-based interventions, Youth Advocate Programs provides family-friendly counseling services to children with various mental challenges, such as autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, cross-system youth, and youths who have experienced trauma. Accepts Medicaid.

Featured Orlando Professional Listings

Family Care Council
Family Care Council (FCC) Florida Area 7

FCCFlorida.org/area-7-family-care-council.html Serving Brevard, Seminole, Orange, and Osceola Counties Partnered with APD, our mission is to educate, advocate, and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Meetings every third Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 8pm at the Marks Street Senior Center, 99 East Marks Street, Orlando. All are welcome. Visit us on Facebook.

SNAP (Special Needs Ability Program)
SNAP (Special Needs Ability Program) | SpecialNeedsAbilityProgram.org

Serving Volusia, Seminole, Lake & Orange Counties 800-816-5235 SNAP assists families struggling within the school system in advocating for their childrens needs in the IEP/504 process. SNAP assists in IEP prep and attends IEP/504 meetings with parents for a nominal fee.

Engage the Brain
Engage the Brain | engagethebrain.org

1778 N Park Ave, Suite 103, Maitland, 407-636-9281 PreK – Adults – Offering 1:1 academic intervention/therapies in the areas of reading, writing, math, executive functioning, speech/language, behavior and family & school support. Utilizing evidence-based methods, such as Orton-Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell Processes. Educational therapy including academic testing and educational consultations. Homeschool classes and support for all types of learners.

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