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10250 NW 53rd Street
Sunrise, FL 33351
Medicaid, Sliding Scale
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.                   

110 SE 6th Street, #1960
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Indigent Care
Spanish, Creole

A special needs health plan for HIV positive Medicaid recipients in Broward County that covers members with no co-pays and no premiums.  Services include routine and specialist doctor office visits, hospitalization, emergency, and urgent care, outpatient services, durable medical equipment, prescription drugs with no limitations, medical transportation, and health benefits beyond those of standard Medicaid.  Operates a not-for-profit pharmacy and disease management program that provides services regardless of an individual's ability to pay.

Southeast Florida Chapter
201 E. Sample Road Deerfield Beach, FL 33064
No Fee Spanish, French, Creole M-F: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Helpline available 24/7

Provides education and support to Alzheimer’s patients, families, and caregivers as well as education to the community and professionals about Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. Operates dementia specific helpline for information, resources, and counseling. Offers caregiver support groups, early-stage support groups, advocacy & public policy initiatives, safety services for those with memory impairment, and a clinical trial matching program. Regional offices in Miami, W. Palm Beach, and Hobe Sound.

6280 W. Atlantic Boulevard
Margate, FL 33063
No Fee, Sliding Scale for Respite Spanish M-F: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 

Provides in-home caregiver counseling, support groups, in-home respite, volunteer companions intergenerational program, Project Lifesaver for wanderers, crisis respite and information and referral for Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders. 

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
754-321-2584 / 754-321-2585
Seagull School Homebound Program                     

Provides an in-home school for medically fragile children who cannot attend classes in a school setting.
Child Find                                                                           

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.)                         

Provides specialized education and services for gifted students and students with disabilities.
Florida Diagnostic & Learning                                     

Resources System (FDLRS)
Provides support services to educators, parents and other professionals who work with exceptional students.
SALT Program                                              
(Specialized Auditory Language Training)   
Assists parents to foster the growth of their children, 0-5 years with hearing impairment, and emphasizes parent/child interaction.

TTY: 954-357-8302
Administrative Offices                                                  
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)           
M-F: 7:00am - 8:00pm,
Sat, Sun, Holidays: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Operates countywide fixed-route bus service and community buses that connect to fixed routes. Buses are wheelchair accessible and equipped with bike racks.
(Community bus locations include Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, and West Park.)
Paratransit (TOPS)                                          
Paratransit Customer Service                    

Provides transportation for persons with a physical, cognitive, emotional, visual or other disability which functionally prevents them from using fixed route bus services.  To qualify, each application must go through an eligibility determination process.
Senior and Disabled Passes                       

Income disadvantaged may apply for a reduced price bus pass.

University of Miami/Nova Southeastern University
6100 Griffin Road, Davie, FL 33314
No Fee
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).

954-601-1930 - TTD: 954-601-1938
2900 W. Cypress Creek Road, #3           
Video Ph: 954-642-2351
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Medicare, Private Pay, Sliding Scale
American Sign Language
M-F: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Provides interdisciplinary clinical and support services for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, and their families.  Offers psychological evaluation and counseling, substance abuse counseling, case management, audiology services, support groups, assistive listening devices, and specialized no-cost phone equipment for Florida residents with hearing difficulties.  After-school and summer youth programs and American Sign Language instruction are also available.

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.

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.

DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES                        
7771 W. Oakland Park Blvd., #185, Sunrise, FL 33351
No Fee
Spanish, Creole
M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Provides rehabilitation services to persons who are blind or have
severe visual impairment.
Independent Living Services
Assists individuals who are blind or severely visually impaired to live more independently in their homes and communities.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Assists blind and visually impaired individuals seeking employment.
Blind Babies Program
Provides community-based early intervention education for children, 0-5 years, who are blind or visually impaired.
Braille and Talking Books Library Services
Provides reading materials to individuals who have trouble reading print because of sight impairment, reading disability or difficulty holding a book due to arthritis, stroke or an accident.

(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.

(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.

GROTTOES OF BROWARD                               
(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.

650 N. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
No Fee

Provides instruction in specific skills needed by low vision or blind persons including low vision clinic, a retail store for aids and appliances, group and individual counseling, and job readiness. In-home and in-agency programs are available. Offers specialized programs for children with visual impairment.
Adult Vision Rehabilitation
Provides independent living skills leading to success in school, college, work, family and community for blind and visually impaired teens, adults and seniors.
Bright Beginnings
Provides specialized early intervention services for visually impaired children, birth-5 years. Offers parents and caregivers tools to help their child reach critical developmental stages that are normally achieved through visual interaction with the world. Services are also available in the child’s natural environments such as home, daycare or another therapy provider’s location.
Teen LIFE (Learning Independence From Experience)
Offers year-round after-school and weekend transition program for youth 13-21 years and a 6-week intensive summer program for planning post-high school life.

201 E. Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33064
Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid

Outpatient diagnostic facility offering a multi-disciplinary approach to determine the cause of a memory disorder. Provides training, education, support groups, counseling, and clinical drug trials. Crisis Respite Program offers in-home care on an emergency basis to relieve the caregiver of a person with a memory disorder. Offers comprehensive driving assessment to evaluate visual acuity, visual tracking/scanning ability, physical function and the ability to drive safely that includes in-office assessment and on-road evaluation.

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 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.
Adolescent Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT)

Provides early intervention for adolescents, 10-17 years, who have been arrested for minor offenses, have substance abuse issues or are considered at-risk for developing these problems.
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
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.

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.

550 Cypress Creek Road, #550, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance, Sliding Scale
Spanish, Creole 24/7

Offers support for families facing any stage of illness, including home health care, hospice care, and caregiver support.  Provides care for qualified patients regardless of ability to pay in-home or at hospice sites.

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.

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