Our resources page provides our clients with a comprehensive and relevant list of organizations, support, and educational materials to confidently find the support you need.
The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is the oldest interdisciplinary organization of professionals invested in the health and wellbeing of those with IDD. Their widespread and international network continuously fights to promote progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for the IDD community at large.
The National Council on Disability is an independent federal agency given the responsibility of advising the President, Congress, and various other federal agencies on the policies, programs, practices, and procedures that directly affect the disabled population nationwide.
The Agency for Persons with Disabilities was founded specifically to serve the needs of Floridians with developmental disabilities. Together they work hand in hand with local communities and private providers to identify the needs of people with disabilities so that they can receive their required behavioral, residential, and therapeutic services.
The Arc of Florida has a long-standing mission of working collaboratively with local, state, and national partners to improve the quality of life for those born with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Primarily, they advocate for individuals with IDD to be fully included and integrated into all aspects of community life in Florida through appropriate education, awareness, research, and family support.
The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida (USF) is a community-based project that delivers integral information and consulting services to individuals with Autism or related disabilities. Through a training and assistance model CARD is proud to offer the highest level of quality instruction and coaching to both families and professionals so that all those affected by autism can maximize their full potential.
Disability Rights Florida is a nonprofit organization whose driving mission is to protect the civil rights of people with disabilities in Florida. They dispense legal advocacy and rights protection for disabled people of all ages and seek to address civil rights violations, abuse, neglect, and discrimination in many areas including but not limited to – transportation, mental health support services, and employment
For over twenty years the Family Cafe has sought to give the disabled community and their families a chance for collaboration, education, advocacy, and FUN every June for three days at their annual networking event. Above all, they aim to create a space for dialogue and communication within the I/DD space.
Through education, advocacy, and other legislative platforms the Florida Developmental Disability Council has created change in both policies and services that have affected the lives of thousands of children living with intellectual and developmental disorders such as autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and others as defined within Florida statute 393.
Qlarant is a private nonprofit organization contracted by the State of Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to provide quality assurance and improvements in healthcare within the State’s Developmental Disabilities Services system. Together they work with the APD in order to raise the quality of support and care for all Florida citizens with developmental disabilities.
A thorough list of the recreational and sports programs available for those with disabilities in Hillsborough County, including the special Olympics, adaptive sports, and even a disabled-friendly equestrian center.