Florida

Here you will find a list of local resources and information compiled by our community. Please note that the information on this list is not necessarily endorsed by Apraxia Kids.

WALK FOR APRAXIA

The Walk for Apraxia is the signature fundraising event for Apraxia Kids. It brings together those touched by apraxia, uniting families and professionals in a community of support. At the heart of the Walk for Apraxia is the celebration of our Apraxia Stars. Each child with apraxia receives a medal in recognition of the hard work that goes into finding their voices. Join us at your local event and discover a network of support!

Walk for Apraxia Events in Florida:

Orlando Walk for Apraxia
Jacksonville Walk for Apraxia
Sarasota-Bradenton Walk for Apraxia
Southwest Gulf Coast Walk for Apraxia
Tampa Walk for Apraxia

FACEBOOK SUPPORT GROUPS

Apraxia Kids is proud to offer online support groups to ensure that no family feels alone in their journey. It can be comforting and empowering to know that you are supported and that you can both give and receive help. 

Online support groups in your area:

Florida

Community Resources

University Speech Clinic

Find out if there is a University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic near you that serves individuals who have trouble communicating.

Barry University
CAL Program
Miami Shores, FL

Beacon College
Leesburg, FL

Lynn University Institute for Achievement and Learning
Boca Raton, FL

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Support Services

Learn more about the programs and services that improve the well-being of individuals and families in your area!

Florida Association for Infant Mental Health
https://www.faimh.org
850-296-7002
info@faimh.org

Family Network on Disabilities (FND)
https://www.fndusa.org/
26750 US Highway 19 North, Ste. 410
Clearwater, FL 33761
800-825-5736
joe@fndfl.org

Step Up For Students | Special Needs Scholarship
https://www.stepupforstudents.org/for-parents/special-needs/how-the-scholarship-works/

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Click here for National Support Services Resources.

Speech Therapy/Speech Tablet

Discover available funds in your area that may be used for speech therapy and/or assistive device software for communication.

Variety
https://www.usvariety.org/chapters/
323-954-0823
erica@usvariety.org

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology
https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/communication-sciences-disorders/faast/
407-882-0468
ucfcommclinic@ucf.edu

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Click here for National Speech Therapy/Speech Tablet Resources.

Parent Resources

See parent resources that provide useful information about services that are available in your community and that may benefit different aspects of you and your family’s lives.

 

Parent Education Network Project (PEN)
https://www.fndusa.org/contact-us/programs/pen
2196 Main Street, Suite L
Dunedin, FL 34698
fnd@fndusa.org
(800) 825-5736 (in FL only)

Parents of the Panhandle Information Network (POPIN)
https://www.fndusa.org/contact-us/programs/popin
2196 Main St. Suite L
Dunedin, FL 34698
fnd@fndusa.org
(800) 825-5736 (in FL)

Family Network on Disabilities-Parent Support Network (PSN) Project
https://www.fndusa.org/contact-us/programs/psn
2196 Main St., Suite L
Dunedin, FL 34698
fnd@fndusa.org
(800) 825-5736 (in FL)

Project Empower of Northwest Florida
https://www.projectempowernwfl.org
1521 Deer Moss Court
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32563-9596
gwalby@comsysinn.com
(727) 858-3335

Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc.
https://www.ptopmiami.org
7990 S.W. 117th Avenue, Suite 201
Miami, FL 33183
info@ptopmiami.org
(800) 527-9552

Florida Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (FLASHA)
https://www.flasha.site-ym.com/
844-427-8461
info@flasha.org

Bright Expectations
https://www.www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/people-with-disabilities/bright-expectations/index.html
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A13
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-245-4465
BE@flhealth.gov

 

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Insurance

Discover information on ways to navigate the tricky subject of insurance in your state.

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Fun for All

Learn more about the available activities in your community from culture to art, to leisure and sports.

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Education & Schooling

Learn about educational opportunities and resources that will promote achievement, educational excellence, and equal access.

 

Florida Department of Education
http://www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 614
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-245-0475

Children’s Forum
https://www.www.flchild.com/
2807 Remington Green Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32308
888-352-4453

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
https://www.www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/beess-resources/individuals-with-disabilities-edu-act-
Turlington Building, Suite 1514
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-245-0505
Commissioner@fldoe.org

Homeschool Resources

Statewide Homeschool Associations
Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA)
Faith Based – https://fpea.com/about-fpea

Local Support Groups
Broward Parent Support Group
https://www.facebook.com/browardhomeschool/

Gainesville Area Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/229260333829452/

Gulf Coast Homeschool Association
https://www.facebook.com/GulfCoastHomeschoolAssociation/

Hernando Homeschoolers Message Board
https://www.facebook.com/groups/hernandohomeschoolers/about/

Jacksonville Homeschoolers United
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1288066744612326/

Parents Educating Children
https://www.facebook.com/groups/529219320492367/

Parents Educating on the Treasure Coast
https://www.facebook.com/Parents-Educating-on-the-Treasure-Coast-PETC-156853812480/

Pensacola Homeschooled Families
https://www.facebook.com/groups/PensacolaHomeschool/

Pinellas Home School Help
https://www.facebook.com/PinellasHomeSchoolHelp/

Tallahassee Christian Homeschoolers Forum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TallyChristianHomeschoolers/

Hollywood Hills Homeschoolers
https://hollywoodhillshomeschoolers.com/

Eclectic Homeschoolers of Broward County
https://www.meetup.com/Eclectic-Homeschoolers-of-Broward-County/

Altamonte Springs Homeschool Village
https://www.facebook.com/groups/altamontehomeschoolers/

 

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Early Intervention

Find early intervention services provide supports to babies and young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families.

 

Early Steps Florida
http://www.cms-kids.com/families/early_steps_directory/public_private_eis.html
2131 SW 22nd Place
Ocala, FL 34474
EarlyStepsDirectory@flhealth.gov
352-873-6571

 

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Advocacy

Know your rights and learn how to advocate for your child.

Know Your Rights Florida
http://www.disabilityrightsflorida.org/
2473 Care Drive, Suite 200
Tallahasse, FL 32308
1-800-342-0823

The Family Café
https://www.www.familycafe.net
820 E Park Ave. Suite F-100
Tallahassee, FL 32301
888-309-2233
info@familycafe.net

The Arc of Florida, Inc
https://www.arcflorida.org
2898 Mahan Drive, Suite 1
Tallahassee, FL 32308
800-226-1155

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc
https://www.fddc.org
124 Marriott Drive, Suite 203
Tallahassee, FL 32301
800-580-7801
fddc@fddc.org

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