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.

10250 NW 53rd Street, Sunrise, FL 33351
Medicaid, 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 program, residential, employment and mental health services 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. Some services available in-home. 
Preschool Education & Infant Stimulation Provides certified teachers with a low teacher/student ratio for full-day, a 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 children and adults who are severely or multiply developmentally disabled and/or medically fragile. Offers a preschool with daily educational and therapeutic training for children with developmental disabilities and family support services including counseling, respite daycare, and parent education. 

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.

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.

200 SE 19 Avenue, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Provides a range of health, wellness, education, recreation, therapeutic, daily living and advocacy services for infants, children and young adults with special health care needs.  Offers special needs medical case management.

600 SE 3rd Avenue, 7th Floor, 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 (Building Lasting Attitudes & Strategies for Tomorrow) 954-575-5998 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.
Guidance  754-321-2584 / 754-321-2585
SEDNET  (Severely Emotionally Disturbed Children Network)  754-321-3400              
The 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  754-321-1618 Federally funded remedial programs at various elementary and middle schools to help children reach their grade level in reading and math.
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 Education (E.S.E.) 754-321-3400 Provides specialized education and services for gifted students and students with disabilities.
Family Counseling-IDEA Students 754-321-3430 Provides counseling to emotionally handicapped, SED and/or autistic students, 5-22 years and their families.  Encourages teamwork in the home, school, and other referral resources.
Florida Diagnostic & Learning  754-321-2205
Resources System (FDLRS) Provides support services to educators, parents and other professionals who work with exceptional students.
Psychological Services  754-321-3400 Provides psychological testing and other support services for students including educational placement.
SALT Program  754-321-3400 (Specialized Auditory Language Training)                                                              Assists parents to foster the growth of their children, 0-5 years with hearing impairment and emphasizes parent/child interaction.
Social Work/Attendance  754-321-1618 Provides supportive counseling services and attendance intervention (including individual, group or family counseling, student/family psychosocial 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.
Strategic Planning Office  754-321-1891 Provides at-risk students with the necessary tools to foster personal, academic and social growth leading to school completion.
Suicide Prevention  754-321-3425 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.

University of Miami/Nova Southeastern University
6100 Griffin Road, Davie, FL 33314
No Fee Spanish M-F: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Provides support to people with autism and related disorders, their families and the professionals who work with them.  Also serves persons with related disabilities including deaf-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).

954-722-6400 / TTY: 954-735-0963
4800 N. State Road 7, Suite 102, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
No Fee Spanish, Telephone for the Hearing Impaired
M-F: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Provides advocacy, independent living skills, peer support groups,  training 
to improve employability skills, assistive technology, and equipment loan use and youth services.  Also offers case management services for persons with disabilities in need of long-term care or transitioning from a nursing home facility and specialized no-cost phone equipment for Florida residents with hearing difficulties.

Provides access to accurate and reliable information for children and parents on cerebral palsy and associated disorders including ADHD.

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.

(formerly Horses and the Handicapped)
Tradewinds Park
3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Fees apply
M-Sat: 7:00am - 7:00pm, Sun: 7:00am - 11:00am

Provides therapeutic riding, hippotherapy and equine-facilitated psychotherapy for children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges.

(formerly Jewish Family Service)
100 S. Pine Island Road, #230, Plantation, FL 33324
Insurance, Medicare, Sliding Scale
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 a 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.)
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.)
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.)

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.

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.

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.

3117 SW 13th 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. - Helpful Information for Parents of Children with Special Needs.

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