Connect with FL Families
Connect with Florida Duchenne Families on Facebook through our Connect Program. You will need to request to be added to the group first.
Accessibility & Recreation
- Shake-A-Leg Miami
South Florida’s premier adaptive watersports community serving people of all abilities.
- Island Dolphin Care
An organization that provides unique, therapeutic, motivational and educational dolphin assisted therapy programs for children and adults with special needs and their families.
- Impossible Dream
This is an accessible catamaran that travels down the east coast and is free. Check their website to see if they are coming to your town soon.
Impossible Dream (theimpossibledream.org)
- Make a Difference Fishing Tournament, Inc.
This organization dedicated to helping children with disabilities through fishing tournaments and other programs that facilitate involvement in marine education and recreation. Every angler that attends a tournament receives FREE FISHING GEAR including: a rod and reel, tackle and bait. All anglers and guests are given free food and drinks throughout the day on the day of the event
- Oceans of Hope Foundation
Adaptive Surfing and Kayaking
- Disabilities Rights Florida
2473 Care Drive, Suite 200
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
- Yellow Pages for Kids -Florida Resources
Provides extensive resources to learn about and navigate special education, including state listings of Parent Training and Information Centers.
Department of Education
- Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services
Florida Department of Education
Bambi J. Lockman, Bureau Chief
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 614
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Monica.Verra-Tirado@fldoe.org
Early Intervention Services (Infant and toddler)
- Prevention and Interventions Unit Children’s Medical Services
Early Intervention Unit
State Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN A06
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1707
E-Mail: Mike_Haney@doh.state.fl.us, Fran_Wilber@doh.state.fl.us
Early Intervention Services (Ages 3 to 5)
- Office of Early Intervention & School Readiness
Division of Public Schools/Department of Education
250 Marriott Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32399
PTI (Parent Training and Information Centers)
- Family Network on Disabilities of Florida, Inc.
2735 Whitney Road
Clearwater, FL 33760-1610
- Family Network on Disabilities
1002 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Serving: Dade and Monroe Counties
- Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc. (CPRC)
7990 SW 117th Ave, Suite 201
Miami, FL 33183
Health & Well-Being
- Florida Kid Care children’s health insurance program
Uninsured children under age 19 may qualify for Kid Care health care based on household size and income limits. Children who are insured may qualify for other Medicaid insurance.
Kid Care information
Adults over age 18 who are disabled may qualify for Medicaid based on income and assets. Florida residents who qualify for Social Security Income are automatically eligible for Medicaid.
- Statewide Medicaid Managed Long Term-Care Program (SMMC LTC)
This Home and Community Based Services program provides supports and services for adults over 18 who are eligible for Medicaid due to disability and meet Nursing Facility Level of Care criteria. Services include Home Accessibility Adaptation, Medical Equipment and Supplies, Personal and Attendant Care, Respite Services, and OT, PT and Respiratory Therapy.
SMMC LTC information