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Special Needs Guide

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A.LL Therapy Connection
140 Tonina Cove, Suite 100
Maitland,  FL 
Phone: (407) 388-0246

Sensory Integration Specialists Dedicated to Children and Families

Academy for Autism
5232 S. Orange Ave., Suite B
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 852-9922

The Academy takes pride in their loving relationships with students.

Alicia Sperrazza, MA, CCC-SLP
Phone: (321) 663-0937

Speech and language pathologist, diagnostician, and Hanen certified instructor.

Angels Creative Children Therapy
4417 East Colonial Drive
Orlando,  FL  32803
Phone: (407) 757-0785 / (407) 487-0329
Offer ABA Therapy
Applied Behavior Center for Autism
113 W. Chapman Road
Phone: (407) 324-7772

Multiple Locations and Therapy Options Available!

Applied Behavior Center offers ABA therapy in our year-round Oviedo and Winter Garden facilities as well as hourly therapy in your home or in our therapy office. We accept medical insurance for home and center-based ABA therapy as well as the Mc Kay scholarship. We will verify eligibility of insurance benefits and submit claims on your behalf. Please call our office for more information. We offer an alternative to traditional educational programs by providing comprehensive assessments, individual programs and academic instruction.


Arbor School of Central Florida
1010 Spring Villas Pt
Winter Springs,  FL 
Phone: (407) 388-1808

Provides a high quality educational and multi-sensory learning environment for children K - 8th grade.

LifeSkills Academy of Orlando is a sensory based school that provides individualized academics and includes occupational therapy, speech/language therapy and music therapy to support and enhance the academic and social needs of their students. Students who attend have diagnoses such as Sensory Processing Disorder, High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD, and other learning disabilities.

Autism Research at the NICHD

This site is through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and it provides information on NICHD research on autism, including news releases, publications, research and funding opportunities.

Beckman and Associates
620 N. Wymore Road Suite 230
Maitland,  FL 
Phone: (407) 647 4740

Offers pediatric speech, physical and occupational therapy services.

BrightStart Pediatrics
1133 West Airport Blvd
Sanford,  FL 
Phone: (407) 857-1212 Orlando / (407) 321-9570 Sanford

Nursing and therapy center for medically fragile infants & children.

BrightStart Pediatrics is committed to brightening the futures of the medically fragile children they serve. They combine proactive clinical management with targeted developmental programs to offer these special children the best chance for a bright future. Whether your little one is in need of a skilled nursing day program (PPEC) or developmental therapies (OT, PT, ST) they make every day count.

Center for Health, Learning & Achievement
1525 South Alafaya Trail, Suite 101
Phone: (407) 298-8995 / (407) 382-5551

Full day therapeutic program for children with ADHD, LD, Dyslexia, Autism, Aspergers Syndrome & PDD.

Center for Speech & Language, Inc
5020 Goddard Avenue
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 299-1533

Provides evaluations and therapy for speech, language, reading, and hearing.

ChildrenFirst Therapy Services
4448 Edgewater Dr, Orlando
2701 Michigan Ave, Kissimmee
Phone: (407) 513-3000 - Orlando
Phone: (407) 483-5869 - Kissimmee

Full range of individualized pediatric specific therapy

CNS Healthcare
618 E. South St., Suite 100
Orlando,  FL  32801
Phone: (407) 425-5100

In the past, doctors recommended that children take a break from ADHD medication after school, on weekends, and during the summer. The latest recommendation is that ADHD medication should be taken year round to get the greatest benefit. Why the change of counsel? Continuing medication outside of the school year can be helpful for the social learning of children and teens. Additionally, it may help reduce impulsive and dangerous behaviors including cigarette smoking and substance use. CNS Healthcare is conducting a clinical trial of a new ADHD medication for children and teens. It's free, even for those without health insurance and they offer compensation for time and travel.

Collaborative Function
726 West Colonial Drive
Orlando,  FL  32804

Phone: (407) 540-1937

Providing occupational and speech/language diagnostic and therapy services to children of all ages.

Collaborative Function provides Occupational and Speech/Language Therapy services to children of all ages with a focus on early intervention. The company's name reflects its purpose..."To provide therapy services through a collaborative effort between the therapist, parent, child and physician." Collaborative Function looks at the whole child with a goal to maximize the child's communication and developmental skills for academic, social and life success.

Communication Essentials
11715 Orpington Street, Suite B
Orlando,  FL 

Offers speech therapy and tutoring services

Phone: (407) 249-3344
Conductive Education Center of Orlando (CECO)
3377 Forsyth Road
Winter Park,  FL 

Helping children with motor disabilities

Phone: (407) 671-4687

The Conductive Education Center of Orlando is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization and private school for children with motor disabilities. Our mission is to combine physical and social academic methods to meet the unique needs of children with motor disabilities. The conductors, special education teachers, and program assistants at our school work with the students to maximize their individual potential of functionality and independence. We offer a 1:1 staff to student ratio enabling hands on experience for the students every day. The McKay scholarship is offered at our school.

Phone: (352) 385-4580
Telebehavior Analysis: ABA Through Videoconferencing

Provides serious games and learning material targeting specific deficits of individuals with neurological disorders.

Family Connect

Provides videos, personal stories, events, announcements and online community for parents of children with visual impairments.

First Hope at The First Academy
2667 Bruton Blvd
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 206-8801

A Christian alternative to special needs education.

First Hope is a structured, Christ-centered program designed specifically for special needs children, grades K-12, who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, PDD, Asperger's Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Language Delays, Fragile-X Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Delay, Severe Learning Disability and other developmental disabilities. The objective of this program is to fully integrate each student into regular classes as each child is uniquely able.

Florida Pediatric Therapy
Serving Central Florida
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 641-0808

Specializing in severe communication and feeding disorders.

Florida Speech
1525 S. Alafaya Trail, Suite 101
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 384-2767

Offers speech therapy in the office or in the child's home, school or daycare.

Franz Speech Language Pathology
Phone: (407) 810-2261

Provides evaluations and therapy for children with speech, language and reading disorders.

Freedom Ride
1905 Lee Road
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 293-0411

Provides therapeutic riding to children and adults with disabilities

Herman,Vurro and Associates
4401 East Colonial Drive, Suite 107
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 898-5060

Over 30 speech, occupational and physical therapists.

Hope Charter School
1550 E. Crown Point Road
Ocoee,  FL 
Phone: (407) 656-4673

Addressing academic, physical, relational and emotional needs of students K-8th grade.

Innovative Children's Therapy
5423 Lake Howell Road
Winter Park,  FL 

Making strides one step at a time with suit therapy

Phone: (407) 679-7837
Interventions Unlimited
848 Executive Drive
Oviedo,  FL  32765
Phone: (407) 678-8889
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Interventions Unlimited was established in 2000 with the mission to make a positive impact on the lives of children with special needs and their families. We provide home, community, and clinic-based behavioral services to children with Autism, developmental delays, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, behavioral and learning difficulties or other special needs. Interventions Unlimited is dedicated to providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) of the highest quality. Our goal is to enable children to achieve maximum potential in their homes, schools, and communities by teaching them adaptive skills and behaviors while upholding the highest standards of professionalism, ethical conduct, integrity, and competence.
Lodestone Academy
826 Irma Ave
Orlando,  FL  32803
Phone: (407) 796-2908
A Behavior Analytic School
Magnolia School-- PK-12
1900 Matterhorn Drive
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 296-6499

Orange County Public School that specializes in programs for students with exceptional needs.

Maitland Academy
148 Tonina Cove, Suite 100
Maitland,  FL 

Providing an education rich in sensory integration

Phone: (407) 599-5777
Mental Health Association of Central Florida
1525 East Robinson Street
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 898-0110

A local non-profit organization that offers support and information to the families and consumers of mental health services.

Metamorphosis Therapy, LLC
Phone: (407) 285-7907

Dedicated to the development of functional communication skills in children.

Morning Star School
930 Leigh Avenue
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 295-3077

Offering education to the mentally, physically and emotionally challenged child aged 4 through 22 years old.

Orlando Stuttering Center
4401 E. Colonial Dr. Ste 107
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 619-7548

Specializing in stuttering and fluency disorders.

The Orlando Stuttering Center is the only facility in Central Florida that specializes in stuttering therapy. Therapist Thomas Gibbons is national recognized by the Stuttering Foundation of America and Co-Chapter leader for the National Stuttering Association. Some therapist treat the stuttering behaviors, Orlando Stuttering Center treats the whole person.

Pace Brantley School
3221 Sand Lake Road
Longwood,  FL 
Phone: (407) 869-8883

Focused on learning disabilities since 1972.

Pamela K Rowe, M.A., CCC-SLP
5324 Windridge Lane
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 271-4911

Offers pediatric and adult speech, language, feeding and voice therapy.

Passport School, Inc
5221 Curry Ford Road
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 658-9900

K-8 charter school providing instruction to students with disabilities.

Pathways Private School
1877 W. Oak Ridge Road
Orlando,  FL 

Establishing a love for learning.

Phone: (407) 816-2040
Pediatric Potentials
295 Waymont Court
Lake Mary,  FL  32746
Phone: 407-322-3962

Central Florida’s Sensory Processing Specialists

Pediatric Potentials, Inc. is an internationally recognized private pediatric therapy clinic located in Lake Mary, Florida, primarily serving the Orlando and Central Florida areas. We specialize in identifying and treating children with Sensory Processing Disorders. We use cutting edge technology and the most advanced research and training methods to facilitate the fastest gains in treatment, minimizing the need for medications. Services Include: Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Neurofeedback and Handwriting.

Pediatric Skill Builders
1850 Lee Road, Suite 134
Winter Park,  FL 
Phone: (407) 389-4357 / (407) 761-0561

Provides quality, clinic-based therapeutic services for children and their families.

Play Able Therapy
Phone: (407) 295-6966

Providing pediatric physical, speech and occupational therapy services in the home.

Princeton House Charter School
1166 Lee Road
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 523-7121

Serving children and families with Autism PreK - 5th grade since 1996.

PHCS is an exceptional education program committed to meeting the needs of children with autism and their families through education, support, resources, and advocacy. They welcome children from Orange, Lake, Seminole, and Osceola counties who have a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. They have highly qualified staff of certified teachers, assistants, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapist, BCBA, BCABA, behavior techs, psychologist and social worker.

514 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 218-4300

Specializing in helping children with autism, pervasive development disorder and other learning & behavior concerns.

Working hand-in-hand with speech pathologists, occupational therapists and educational professionals, QuestKids develops and implements an appropriate path of learning that meets each child's specific needs. Parent and teacher training also ensures that the child experiences a consistent, positive learning environment at home, in school and during community activities.

QuestKids Academy
514 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 218-4346

Specializing in helping children with autism, pervasive development disorder and other learning & behaviorial concerns.

QuestKids Academy delivers quality education using the ABLLS and VB-MAPP combined with a state-approved curriculum, while also providing individualized 1:1 and group ABA therapy. QuestKids Academy is one of the few accredited McKay providers in Central Florida with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Education Specialist, occupational therapy, speech therapy and playground facilities all under one roof.

Russell Home for Atypical Children
510 Holden Avenue
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 855-8063

Provides a loving home environment for severely handicapped children.

Santiago & Friends Family Center For Autism
8617 E. Colonial Drive, Suite 1100
Orlando,  FL  32817
ABA, OT, Speech, music and creative movement therapies, workshops, counseling, and more
Simply Speaking, LLC
Phone: (407) 737-2023

Providing diagnostic and therapeutic speech and language services.

The Listen Up Website

Specializing in information for the deaf and hard of hearing.

The Paragon School
928 Malone Drive
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 644-1546

Educational programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder & Asperger's Syndrome.

The Paragon School opened in August 2007 to meet the growing demand in Central Florida for specialized education programs to serve students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome. The school provides a program of academic instruction centered on social skills development, brain-based learning methods, and Christian values education. The Paragon School aspires to build a model of excellence in exceptional student education by combining research-based methods with innovative strategies to help each student maximize his potential.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation

Helps expand knowledge, foster awareness and promote recognition of Sensory Processing Disorder.

The Therapy Place
9318 E. Colonial Drive, Suite B-3
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 281-3803

Offers comprehensive therapy services in a fun, comfortable and safe environment.

Threshold Center for Autism
3550 N. Goldenrod Road
Winter Park,  FL 
Phone: (407) 671-7060

Offers a broad spectrum of behavioral, dental, educational & legal service.

Threshold Center for Autism has been the place to turn for families with autistic children and adults for nearly 40 years. Threshold continues to be a leading autism service provider that meets the unique challenges for the entire family. Their service capabilities range from minimally involved behaviors to those severe autistic behavioral and learning issues.

Timothy P. Kowalski, M.A.,C.C.C
1401 A. Edgewater Drive
Orlando,  FL 

Speech-Language Pathologist

Phone: (407) 245-1026
UCF Communication Disorders Clinic
12424 Research Pkwy, Suite 155
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 882-0468

Provides cutting-edge diagnostics and services to people with communication & hearing challenges.

UCP of Central Florida
Phone: (407) 852-3300

Downtown Campus: 3305 S. Orange Ave,   Winter Garden Campus: 630 S. Dillard Street,  Pine Hills Campus: 5800 Golf Club Pkwy,  East Orange Campus: 12702 Science Drive,   Osceola Campus: 448 W. Donegan Ave., Kissimmee,  Seminole Campus: 3590 N. Hwy 17-92, Ste 1038, Lake Mary

Provides support, education and therapy for children with special needs.

UCP provides education and therapy to kids with all types of special needs, including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, speech delays, developmental delays, and vision and hearing impairments. Their unique programs provide an exceptional environment for children and families to learn, and more importantly, grow.

Whole Sum Therapies
933 Lee Road, Suite 101
Orlando,  FL 
Phone: (407) 622-7177

Offers speech, physical and occupational therapy services.

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