BROWARD - Dial 2-1-1 or 954-537-0211 (formerly First Call For Help of Broward) TDD: Dial 7-1-1
No Fee Spanish, Creole, Language Line Service 24/7  
Provides 24-hour comprehensive helpline and support services for individuals seeking crisis intervention, assistance and/or information and referrals to health and human services, community resources and disaster-related information in Broward County. Callers in crisis should call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Help Me Grow  954-527-0211  Provides a centralized access point for early detection and connections to services for children, ages 0-8 years, who are at risk for developmental and/or behavioral problems, including free developmental screenings.

ARC BROWARD 954-746-9400 10250 NW 53rd Street Sunrise, FL 33351 Sliding Scale Spanish

M-F: 8:00am - 6:00pm Provides support and assistance to children and adults with Autism, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other developmental disabilities. Offers rehabilitation services (OT, PT, Speech Therapy), in-home parent training, respite care, social and job skills for transitioning youth, and specialized summer camp for youth with developmental disabilities and moderate to severe behavioral challenges, 3-21 years. Also offers adult day and residential programs and employment for adults and children​
ABLE (Alternative Behavioral Learning Environment) Provides after-school care for youth, 3-21 years with developmental disabilities and behavior issues that prevent participation in other available programs. All-day care is available on non-school days and summer.
Parents As Teachers Program (PAT) Offers family education and support, case management, mental health and applied behavioral analysis for parents of children with special needs, birth-10 years.
Preschool Education & Infant Stimulation Provides certified teachers with a low student/teacher ratio for full-day year-round, instructional curriculum of activities and therapies to facilitate growth for children with developmental disabilities. Operates a developmental preschool for children,18 months-5 years, with extended care available before and after school hours.
Respite Care Provides care and supervision to children with developmental disabilities. Also available in the family home.

ANN STORCK CENTER  954-584-8000 1790 SW 43rd Way, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33317 
Provides year-round residential programs for adults who are medically fragile and have severe or multiply developmental disabilities. Offers a preschool with daily educational and therapeutic training for children with developmental disabilities and family support services including counseling, respite day care and parent education.

-235-1165 5805 Blue Lagoon Drive #170 Miami, FL 33126
Provides services for individuals with autism and their families across the autism spectrum and throughout the life span.

BEST BUDDIES BROWARD  954-449-6522 3450 Lakeside Drive #304, Miramar, FL 33027
No Fee 
Pairs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with volunteers for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development.

BROWARD CHILDREN'S CENTER  954-943-7336  200 SE 19 Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Provides a range of medical, educational, social, psychological and recreational services for infants, children and young adults with special health care needs. Offers special needs medical case management. 

BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 754-321-0000 600 SE 3 Avenue Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301 No Fee Spanish, French, Creole, Portuguese M-F: 8:00am-8:00pm

Office of Prevention Programs 754-321-1655 Provides culturally competent violence and substance abuse education, mental health services, and appropriate referral, treatment and follow-up services. Utilizes collaborative partnerships to provide programs that address body image, bullying, character, depression, relationships and offers a peer counseling curriculum.

BLAST 954-575-5998 (Building Lasting Attitudes & Strategies for Tomorrow) Family-centered program for awareness, education, prevention and early intervention of behavior problems of at-risk children, grades K - 12. Provides individual and group counseling focused on anger management and substance abuse prevention.

Family Counseling 754-321-1590 Provides short-term counseling for families with a child enrolled in any Broward County school, that addresses school related problems, mild depression, family communication, adjustment to significant family changes, interpersonal difficulties and minor substance abuse.

Before & After School Childcare 754-321-3330 Provides before and/or after-school childcare at elementary and middle schools, and maintains a list of additional private providers approved by the School Board.

Guidance 754-321-1675

Home Education 754-321-1558 Offers programs and services to help students achieve success and develop life skills for academic, career development and personal and social success.

Health Education 754-321-1575 Provides education to maintain the health and well-being of students.

Seagull School Homebound Program 754-321-7320 Provides in-home school for medically fragile children who cannot attend classes in a school setting.

SEDNET 754-321-3400 (Severely Emotionally Disturbed Children Network) Multi-agency cooperative effort between the Broward County School Board, Department of Children and Families, parents/caregivers, children’s agencies, community mental health centers and other organizations to improve the service delivery system for SED children and adolescents.

Student Support Services 754-321-1550 Federally funded remedial programs at various elementary and middle schools to help children reach their grade level in reading and math.

Child Abuse Services 754-321-1551 Provides case consultation and supportive services for children, identified or at high risk for child abuse, abandonment or neglect including victims of domestic violence and sexual behavioral problems.

Child Find 754-321-7200 Provides resources, screening and referral for children, 0-22 years at risk of developing special needs and not receiving educational services. Offers free evaluations for hearing, vision, speech/language and developmental functioning.

Exceptional Student Learning Support 754-321-3436 (E.S.L.S.) Provides specialized education and services for students with disabilities.

Family Counseling 754-321-1590 Provides individual, family and group counseling for students, and their families, enrolled in any Broward County school.

Florida Diagnostic & Learning 754-321-3466 Resources System (FDLRS) Provides support services to educators, parents and other professionals who work with exceptional students.

Homeless Education Program 754-321-1566 Identifies homeless students and removes systemic barriers to their education including school enrollment, transportation and reassignment. Provides supplemental academic and counseling case management services.

Psychological Services 754-321-3400 Provides psychological testing and other support services for students including educational placement.

SALT Program (Specialized Auditory Language Training) 754-321-3400 Assists parents to foster the growth of their children, 0-5 years with hearing impairment, and emphasizes parent/child interaction.

Social Work/Attendance 754-321-1623 Provides supportive counseling services and attendance intervention (including individual, group or family counseling, student/family psycho-social assessments and parent education) for students and families based on individualized needs to increase student achievement. Offers special intervention and case management services for students experiencing behavioral problems, homelessness, child abuse, teenage pregnancy or other special situations.

Suicide Prevention 754-321-3400 Each school has a staff person, trained on the signs and symptoms of a child in crisis, who can be contacted regarding a student who may be suspect for suicide.

Title 1 Office 754-321-1400 Provides federally funded remedial programs at various elementary and middle schools to help children reach their grade level in reading and math.

BROWARD COUNTY TRANSIT 954-357-8400 Administrative Offices TTY: 954-357-8302 1 N University Drive #3100A
Plantation, FL 33324 Sliding Scale, Medicaid Spanish, Creole, Telephone for Hearing Impaired
Administration - M-F: 8:30am-5:00pm
Fixed Route Bus Service - 4:30am-12:40am Customer Service (Bus Schedule) 954-357-8400 M-F: 8:00am-7:00pm

Operates countywide fixed route bus service and community shuttles that connect to fixed routes. Buses and shuttles are wheelchair accessible and equipped with bike racks. (Community shuttle locations include Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Tamarac and West Park)
Broward Breeze 5:40am-10:16am and 4:05pm-8:46pm Runs every 30 minutes on weekdays only
New faster service with free wi-fi travels westbound and eastbound in Sunrise, Plantation, and downtown Fort Lauderdale, and connects with two major intersections (441/State Road 7 and University Drive
Paratransit (TOPS) 866-682-2258 / Paratransit Customer Service 954-357-6794 Provides a shared-ride for persons with physical, cognitive, emotional, visual, or other disabilities which functionally prevent them from using fixed-route bus system permanently, temporarily or under certain conditions. One-way fare per trip is $3.50 and must be paid to the driver upon boarding the vehicle with exact fare since drivers do not make change.
Senior, Veterans and 954-357-8400 Disabled Passes Income disadvantaged individuals, seniors, veterans and persons
with disabilities may apply for reduced price bus pass.

CENTER FOR AUTISM & RELATED DISABILITIES (C.A.R.D.) 954-262-7111 University of Miami/Nova Southeastern University 6100 Griffin Road, Davie, FL 33314 No Fee Spanish M-F: 8:00am - 4:30pm Provides outreach and support to individuals (and their families) with autism spectrum disorders, dual sensory impairment with other disabling conditions and related disabilities.  Also serves persons with related disabilities including deafness, blindness, sensory impairments with other disabling conditions, developmental delays in children under 5 years who also present with autistic-like behaviors, and genetic disorders that may co-exist with autism symptoms (Fragile X Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis, Angelman Syndrome, among others).

CHILDREN’S DIAGNOSTIC & TREATMENT CENTER 954-728-8080 1401 S. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 
Provides medical care, case management, social services and other types of intervention to children and adolescents with chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities and support and education to their families. Assists pregnant women receive prenatal care.
Comprehensive Family AIDS Program Provides care to infants, children. women and families who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including gynecology, nutritional counseling, dental care, laboratory tests, medication management, mental health assessment and counseling, support groups and summer camp program for infected children.

EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPIES OF SOUTH FLORIDA (formerly Horses and the Handicapped) 954-974-2007
Tradewinds Park 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 Fees apply
M-Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Provides therapeutic riding, hippotherapy and equine-facilitated learning and psychotherapy for children and adults with special needs. Offers summer camp program that provides horse-related experiences in a social environment.​

GOODMAN JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE  954-370-2140 (formerly Jewish Family Service) 100 S. Pine Island Road, #230, Plantation, FL 33324 Insurance, Medicare, Sliding Scale Hebrew
M: 9:00am - 7:00pm; Tu & Th: 9:00am - 9:00pm;  W: 9:00am - 5:00pm; F: 8:00am - 4:00pm 
Provides individual, couples, family, group and in-home counseling.
Family Link Program Private pay services for family advocacy and care management.
Legacy Corps for Veterans and Military Families Provides non-medical companionship/respite for veterans and military family caregivers including in-home respite and/or assistance with errands, transportation, recreational activities, etc.
Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program Offers free, confidential assistance and support including reparations and restitution assistance, in-home care counseling, emergency financial assistance, socialization event, dental assistance for survivors of the Holocaust.
Joshua's Path Assists family caregivers or advocates of an adolescent or adult with a developmental, physical or mental health disability to put in place needed supports and arrangements for their loved one's current and future needs, including free planning consultations, educational seminars, and a special needs resource fair.

GROTTOES OF BROWARD  954-864-0215 (formerly Children with Special Needs Dental Care)
No Fee 
Provides free dental treatment, including hospital and anesthesia costs, when needed, for children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular disorders, those with mental retardation, and organ transplant recipients.

MONARCH CARE  954-720-2485 (formerly CareSource) 7071 W. Commercial Blvd., #2-D, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33319 Sliding Scale Spanish M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Provides legal guardianship, trustee services, and case management for children, elderly, persons with mental illness or persons with physical/developmental disabilities who need short-term intervention or lifetime continuous care. Assists individuals who have difficulty with daily needs due to declining physical health and/or cognitive function. Offers money management services for individuals who can no longer manage their personal monetary affairs due to age or disability. Provides support services for persons who serve as legal guardians of family or friends.

3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314 A private, not-for-profit academic institution that also offers a range of clinical services and community programs
Psychology Services Center  954-262-5730 
Maltz Psychology Building
Sliding Scale 
Provides therapy for mental health issues, family issues, child and adolescent behavior and adjustment difficulties, spousal abuse and other domestic violence, emotional problems associated with aging and psychological problems related to physical disease. Offers biofeedback services, specialized programs for older adults, Brief Therapy Institute for family counseling, intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy, and neuropsychology assessment.
Guided Self-Change Clinic  954-262-5968 
Maltz Psychology Building Sliding Scale Provides an outpatient, motivational cognitive-behavioral program for individuals who are concerned about becoming healthier, losing weight, exercising more, drinking less, stopping drug use, quitting smoking or gambling, reducing internet use, or achieving other goals.
Samuel L. Ziff Medical Health Center  954-678-2273 3200 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328 Offers medical services in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and osteopathic manipulative medicine.  Specialties include nephrology and hypertension, obstetrics and gynecology, dermatology, optometry, and psychiatry.  Also provides physical rehabilitation, speech/language and communication services, interdisciplinary fall prevention, hearing and balance center, and Parkinson's Disease management and support services.
Pharmacy  954-262-4550 3200 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328 A full-service pharmacy is available to the community for prescription dispensing, compounding tailor-made medicines, disease management programs, dosage monitoring for patients with multiple prescriptions, herbal and nutritional counseling and wellness screenings.
Dental Clinic  954-262-7500 3200 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328 Offers dental care to adults, children, adolescents and older adults including specialty care (orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and prosthetics).
Eye Care Institute – Pediatrics  954-262-4200 3200 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328 Provides vision care for infants and children. Also offers services at Broward Health Specialty Care and Kids In Distress.
University of Miami/NSU  954-678-2273
Center for Autism & Related Disorders (C.A.R.D.) 3301 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314 Provides services for individuals of any age with an autism spectrum disorder, a pervasive developmental disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder or Rett's disorder and individuals with a dual sensory impairment or a sensory impairment with other handicapping conditions. Offers support to families and professionals involved with these individuals.
ADHD Assessment, Consultation & Treatment Program (A.A.C.T.) 954-262-5730 Provides assessment, testing, and treatment for children and adolescents, 2-22 years, who are demonstrating behavioral problems consistent with a diagnosis of ADHD.
Brief Therapy Institute  954-262-3032 Offers short-term therapy for individuals and families that focuses on the client's strengths and resources.
Child, Adolescent and Family Services  954-262-5730 Provides individual, group and family therapy and psychological and psycho-educational testing for children, adolescents and their families.
Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress Program (C.A.T.S.P.) 954-262-5730 Provides specialized psychological services for youth, 3-18 years, who are experiencing post-trauma symptoms.
School Psychology Assessment and Consultation Center (S.P.A.C.E.) 954-262-5730
 Offers comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for school-related academic, behavioral, developmental and learning problems.
NSU Audiology Clinic   954-262-7754 Provides comprehensive assessment and treatment for newborns and children with hearing and balance disorders. Also provides hearing evaluation and treatment for adults including vestibular balance evaluations and treatment for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and tinnitus.
NSU Clinic for Speech, Language, and Communications  954-262-7726 Provides services to the youth of all ages for apraxia, articulation, dysarthria, feeding/swallowing difficulties, phonology, pragmatic/semantic language, receptive/expressive language, stuttering/fluency, and voice disturbances.

OUR CHILDREN OUR FUTURE  954-929-7517 2835 Hollywood Blvd., 4th Floor, Hollywood, FL 33020 
Provides outpatient mental health and substance abuse services for children, adolescents and their families including psychiatric evaluation, psychological testing, and evaluation, medication management, early intervention services, behavior therapy for children with developmental disorders and care coordination services. Offers in-home/school services.

SCHOTT COMMUNITIES  954-434-3306 6591 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, FL 33330
Provides services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, or physically or developmentally disabled including counseling and case management, adult day training classes and social opportunities.  Operates a group home for developmentally disabled women and apartments for deaf and/or disabled individuals who can live independently.

STABLE PLACE  954-790-0270 5020 SW 73rd Avenue, Davie, FL 33324 Sliding Scale Spanish M-Sat:  9:00am-7:00pm Offers equine-assisted therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups.

UNITED COMMUNITY OPTIONS (formerly United Cerebral Palsy)  954-584-7178 3117 SW 13 Court Ft Lauderdale, FL 33312 Provides support and services for people with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities, and their families. Offers group residential homes, early intervention programs, after-school care, in-home respite, and educational programs.

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