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Development Disabilities
  • Arc: Includes all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community.
  • Autism and PDD Support Network: Support information including parents’ guides to diagnosis and testing, treating options, and special education as well as resources for adults with disabilities.
  • Brain Injury Association of America: An organization that betters the future for people with brain injuries by prevention, research, education and advocacy. Also available in Spanish.
  • Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)-USF*: The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida is a community-based project that provides information and consultation to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities. CARD-USF offers instruction and coaching to families and professionals through a training and assistance model.
  • Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)*: Among the world’s largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism and related disorders.
  • Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC): Provides services including early childhood, education, vocational, support services, and residential services.
  • Down Syndrome: Offers information including FAQs, medical articles, support groups, and much more.
  • Easter Seals*: Provides services to children and adults with disabilities and other special needs, and support to their families.
  • Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC)*: Established to help plan individual and family-centered supports for those with disabilities in Florida. They also guide the development and administration of services for people with developmental disabilities by planning and funding research, innovations, and programs.
  • MacDonald Training Center Inc.*: Services for individuals with developmental disabilities includes supported employment coaching, day services, health training, and transportation.
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association: A voluntary health agency which is a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders such as stroke, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and autism.
  • The Southern Movement for Independence*: Organization run by and for people with developmental disabilities that is dedicated to promoting self-determination of individuals with developmental disabilities.
Links with an asterisk (*) are organizations that are local to the Tampa Bay area or have a chapter in the state of Florida.