Developmental Disability Organizations Websites by Disability

In the state of Florida there are five recognized developmental disabilities: 

There are many federal and state organizations and government agencies that help with developmental disabilities, but Florida's Voice on Developmental Disabilities would also like to help you identify resources specific to your disabiity. If there are agencies and organizations that are not listed below, please contact us with the details and we will be glad to put it on the list.

SITES BY DISABILITY 


ACE – Autism Committee of ESE Advisory (https://www.facebook.com/AutismCommitte/timeline)

A parent driven group that meets with administrators to support autism programming in Broward County Schools.

Autism Society Miami Dade Chapter (www.autismsocietymiami.org)

A chapter of the Autism Society of America serving Miami-Dade County. They are dedicated to building bridges throughout their community by supporting, advocating, educating, networking and providing hope for persons affected by autism and related disorders of communication and behavior.

Best Buddies (www.bestbuddies.org)

Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Cerebral Palsy Guide (www.cerebralpalsyguide.com)

Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational information, financial options and emotional support for parents and children affected by cerebral palsy.

Down Syndrome Association of Miami (www.dsaom.org)

The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Miami is to educate the Miami-Dade community about Down Syndrome and to promote positive acceptance of individuals living with Down Syndrome.

Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida (www.dsfflorida.org)

The Down Syndrome Foundation started by families of individuals with down syndrome. The goal of the organization is to promote inclusion, understanding and acceptance by expanding opportunities for individuals, families and communities touched by Down syndrome.

FEDS of Brevard (www.fedsofbrevard.org)

FEDS of Brevard is a 501(C)3 support group for parents and families of people who have Down Syndrome in Brevard County. This group provides new parent packages to all county hospitals as well as support and information for new parents. They also organize and sponsor the annual Buddy Walk which promotes inclusion and acceptance of people with DS.

JobHero (www.jobhero.com)

If you are a person with a disability and you’re looking for a job, you’ll find plenty of trustworthy resources to help you in your search. This page also has lots of credible information about public policy, employer compliance, and issues facing disabled individuals in the workforce. Find links to advocacy groups, government agencies, and informative articles. There are also plenty of helpful tools for families, employers, and caregivers.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (www.pwsausa.org)

PWSA (USA) is an organization of families and professionals working together to promote and fund research, provide education, and offer support to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi Syndrome.

United Cerebral Palsy (http://ucp.org)

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability.

Wheelchairs 4 Kids (http://wheelchairs4kids.org)

Wheelchairs 4 Kids is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children with physical disabilities. As an advocate for children with mobility challenges, we know that you are always searching for ways to help the children you serve.