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Space Coast Bright Feats – Who We Are!

We are parents and professionals in the special needs community for over 10 years. Our vision is solely to unite, educate, and facilitate acceptance in the Space Coast areas of Brevard, Indian River, and Volusia Counties. Through the dedication of our Space Coast team it is our goal to ensure that families that are experiencing the process of diagnoses, evaluations, and treatments are well informed on the current services, resources and opportunities available.

Bright Feats is a free publication and website featuring a directory of medical, educational, and community providers. With Bright Feats, we aspire to provide accessible and up-to-date information to all of our families within the Space Coast Area.


Featured Community Listings

Angels Bridging Gaps
Angels Bridging Gaps | Facebook.com/AngelsBridgingGaps

First Baptist Church of Malabar,  631-807-2974

Parent support organization dedicated to helping families and individuals affected by varying levels of ASD ranging from Autism to Asperger’s by providing emotional support, education, socialization, and to serve as a resource to inform parents of community services, activities, programs, and available treatment options – both local and national.

BASS ABA Therapy
BASS ABA Therapy | behavioralsupports.com

info@behavioralsupports.com

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

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 (Center for Autism & Related Disabilities) | 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.

Supporting Our Aspie Kids (SOAK)
Supporting Our Aspie Kids (SOAK) | soakautism.com

Brevard County,  321-626-8742

Support and awareness group for parents, families and members of the community who are dealing with Asperger and Autism. SOAK has monthly meetings, family events, awareness events and more. Also, we have an online support group which is very active and has been helping families with answers and guidance. Please feel free to join us.

The Scott Center for Autism Treatment
The Scott Center for Autism Treatment | thescottcenter.org | ABA Therapy

thescottcenter@fit.edu

150 W University Blvd, Melbourne,  321-674-8106

Specializing in working with children with Autism and other related disorders by implementing procedures based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. We have experts in the assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors, early intervention, toilet training, pediatric feeding and social skills.

Morgan’s Place - The Arc of the Space Coast
Morgan’s Place - The Arc of the Space Coast | TheMorganProject.org

4241 N. Highway 1, Melbourne,  321-506-2707

Brevard’s only wireless, accessible, interactive, Snoezelen-based multi-sensory environment open to the public! Private sessions, group sessions, field trips, birthday parties, special events and more just for individuals with developmental differences.

Space Coast Field of Dreams
Space Coast Field of Dreams | spacecoastfieldofdreams.org

3053 Fell Rd., West Melbourne,  321-837-7779

A 5-acre sporting complex specially designed for those with special needs. An all-access sports park designed for every ability and age.

Special Olympics Florida
Special Olympics Florida | specialolympicsflorida.org/brevard

jasonhart@sofl.org

Brevard County,  352-227-0266

Year-round sports training and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We survive and thrive on the kindness of others and invite all those who wish to get involved as an athlete, coach, mentor, volunteer or philanthropist to contact us.

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, Appearances at: BecauseofSam.com/RoadShow

Family Care Council (FCC) Florida Area 7 | www.fccflorida.org/area-7-fcc
Family Care Council (FCC) Florida Area 7

Serving Brevard, Seminole, Orange, & 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
SNAP | SpecialNeedsAbilityProgram.org

Serving Volusia, Seminole, Lake & Orange Counties,  800-816-5235

Support group, workshops, IEP advocacy, special needs travel supports. Support Group meets bi-weekly on Thursdays 6:30pm in Sanford and 3rd Tuesdays each month at 6:30pm in Casselberry at the Arbor School.

Supporting Our ASD Kids Inc (SOAK)
Supporting Our ASD Kids Inc (SOAK) | soakautism.com

Brevard County,  321-626-8742

Support and awareness group for parents, families, and members of the community who are dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related disabilities. SOAK offers workshops, family events, awareness events and more. We have a private online support group which is very active and has been helping families with answers and providing guidance. Please feel free to join us.

Agency for Life Transformations
Agency for Life Transformations | altsuccess.org

diane.dickson@altsuccess.org

Brevard County,  321-355-4222

Employment and transition services with parent and community inclusion. Preemployment transition services, career exploration, Parent Inclusion Academy, Peer Mentoring, and entrepreneurship and self-employment for individuals ages 14 and up.

Brevard Achievement Center
Brevard Achievement Center | bacbrevard.com

1845 Cogswell Street, Rockledge,  321-632-8610

Providing people with disabilities innovative services and opportunities to achieve personal success. Transition services for students with disabilities including pre-placement training, self-advocacy, discovery and paid work experiences.

employU
employU | employu.org

Serving Space Coast Area,  407-598-0202

Teaching knowledge, connections, and confidence required for careers. Empowering individuals with the skills required to embark on a new sustainable career. Serving over 35 counties and have opened multiple offices all conveniently located within minutes of local VR Offices.

Western & Southern Life
Western & Southern Life | wslife.com

lenor.pooler@wslife.com

1060 Maitland Center Commons Blvd., Suite 452, Maitland,  407-702-2447 x 40924

Financial Representative Lenore M. Pooler is dedicated to helping you insure the ones you love. She is readily available to offer assistance and answer your questions about life insurance, annuity, investment and retirement planning services.


Featured Educational Listings

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.


Featured Space Coast Medical Listings

Seaside Smiles
Seaside Smiles, Chelsea E. Garcia | www.seasidesmiles.com

3725 12th Court, Vero Beach,  772-562-6880

Dentistry for infants, children and special needs patients. In office nitrous, conscious and IV sedation available. Fun, non-threatening atmosphere with TVs above every chair. We use low radiation digital radiography. Most insurances accepted.

Atlantic Eye MD
Atlantic Eye MD | atlanticeyemd.com

8040 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne,  321-757-7272

Providing patients with excellent, personalized eye care in a friendly and compassionate environment. We have the knowledge and skill to protect your precious gift of vision.

Brevard HEALTH Alliance
Brevard HEALTH Alliance | www.bhachc.org

Locations in Port St. John, Melbourne, Malabar, Titusville, Rockledge, and Palm Bay,

321-450-1614

Services include sick visits, well-child checkups, school and sports physicals, immunizations, dental, psychological, and chronic illness management. We accept Medicaid and other insurance plans. Services are available to residents regardless of their ability to pay.

Carlisle Chiropractic Center
Carlisle Chiropractic Center | deannadc@bellsouth.net

152 N Harbor City Blvd, Suite 100, Melbourne,  321-255-0010

Dr. Deanna Carlisle provides gentle chiropractic care to all family members. Massage therapy is also offered. Accepting most insurances.


Featured Space Coast Professional Listings

Family Care Council (FCC) Florida Area 7 | www.fccflorida.org/area-7-fcc
Family Care Council (FCC) Florida Area 7

Serving Brevard, Seminole, Orange, & 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.

William A. Johnson, P.A.
William A. Johnson, P.A. | www.floridaelderlaw.net

140 Interlachen Road, Suite B, Melbourne,  321-253-1667

Offering comprehensive legal services in Guardianship and Guardian Advocates, Estate Planning, Special Needs Trusts and Medicaid. At the law firm of William A. Johnson, P.A., we’re committed to helping people navigate important legal and life issues.


Featured Space Coast Therapy Listings

 Ability Plus Therapy
Ability Plus Therapy | www.abilityplustherapy.com | OT, PT, Speech Therapy

4450 W Eau Gallie Blvd, Suite 180, Melbourne,  321-255-6627

Pediatric therapy center highly specialized in intensive physical therapy with TheraSuit Method, as well as traditional physical, occupational and speech therapies.

Amego, Inc.
Amego, Inc. | www.AmegoInc.org | ABA Therapy

TSmith@AmegoInc.org

Melbourne,   321-541-1970

Providing home and center based ABA services, psychological evaluations, Social Skills Groups, and parent training.

BASIX Behavioral Health
BASIX Behavioral Health | basixbehavioralhealth.com | ABA Therapy

4195 US Hwy 1, Ste. 101, Rockledge,  321-877-4500

Providing in-home ABA therapy to children with autism and related disabilities. Specializing in treating disruptive behavior, ADHD, or conduct disorder including tantrums, toileting/bed-wetting, bedtime routine, or food selectivity/refusal.

BASS ABA Therapy
BASS ABA Therapy | behavioralsupports.com | ABA Therapy

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

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.

 Hetherington Therapy
Hetherington Therapy | HetheringtonTherapy.com | OT, PT

Serving the Space Coast Region,  833-684-5439

Providing innovative, unique and individualized OT & PT services for children. Services are offered in-home, school and throughout the community.

Speech Innovations
Speech Innovations | speech-innovations.com | Speech Therapy, OT

253 Plaza Drive Suite C, Oviedo,  407-694-3603

Providing family centered Speech and Occupational Therapy services through play-based, child-centered and family-friendly approaches. Offering therapy in home, school or child-care centers. Serving Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Osceola and Volusia Counties.

The Scott Center for Autism Treatment
The Scott Center for Autism Treatment | thescottcenter.org | ABA Therapy

thescottcenter@fit.edu

150 W University Blvd, Melbourne,  321-674-8106

Specializing in working with children with Autism and other related disorders by implementing procedures based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. We have experts in the assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors, early intervention, toilet training, pediatric feeding and social skills.

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