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ASD Evaluations/Diagnosis

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)
Address:
6026 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Phone:
904-633-0760

Training sessions, referral, group discussions, materials, books

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (Child Find)
Address:
4030 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207-2832
Phone:
904-348 -778
800-586-9579

Screening and diagnosis
Clay, Duval, Nassau Counties

Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics
Address:
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 106
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone:
904-619-6071

Dr. Katherine Falwell, BCBA
Dr. Joy Kolb, BCBA
Dr. Adrienne DeSantis, NCSP

Hope Haven
Address:
4600 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone:
904-346-5100

Educational, psychological, theraputic services.

Reaching Milestones
Phone:
904-374-8536
The PsychoEducational Consultant Group
Address:
9191 RG Skinner Parkway
Suite 603
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
Phone:
904-874-6164

Training sessions, referral, group discussions, materials, books

Athletics

Basketball Winston YMCA
Address:
70 Landrum Lane
Ponte Vedra FL 32082
Phone:
904-543-9622

Call ahead about including special needs children with other groups

Coach Brian Quinn
Address:
11848 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, Fl 32201
Phone:
904-403-4007

At Pump-It-Up
Swimming and Sports Instruction

Creeks Athletic Association
Address:
Julington Creek
Phone:
Mike Scovill
904-287-7664

TOP Soccer outreach program
Click on registration

Jacksonville Miracle League

-Every Child Deserves A Chance To Play Baseball
Address:
Brantly Park
8435 118th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32244

League provides opportunities for children and adult

Rising Stars Baseball League
Address:
1046 SR A1A
Ponte Vedra FL 32082

For players 8-12 who want to play but lack ability for a league.
Must be able to throw and catch

Autism Service Dogs

4 Paws for Ability
Address:
253 Dayton Ave Xenia, Ohio 45385
Phone:
937-374-0385

Project Chance
Address:
95512 Arbor Lane Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
Phone:
904-491-0414

Babysitting/Respite Care

Angelwood Jacksonville
Address:
P.O. Box 24925 
Jacksonville FL 32241
Phone:
904-288-7259-13

Summer day camp, parents night out, group homes

Henderson Haven.Org
Address:
2554 Moody Road
Orange Park, FL 32073
Phone:
904-264-2522

Respite care, homemaker/companion services

Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics
-Roseann Egidio
Address:
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone:
904-619-6071

Respite care

Peace of Mind Jax
-Michelle Castanos
Phone:
904-257-6424

Specially trained babysitters who have a background working with children who have special needs. They charge a registration fee and hourly rate.

Behavior Therapy

Beacon Pediatric Behavioral Health
Address:
6816 Southpoint Pkwy Suite 202
Jacksonville, FL 32216
OR
Address:
150 Warren Circle
St Johns, FL 32259
Phone:
904-419-7792

Adrienne DeSantis, Ph.D, BCBA-D, NCSP, Licensed Psychologist
ABA Services

Behavior Management Consultants
Address:
6817 Southpoint Parkway Suit 1501
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone:
904-619-8430

Heather Mummaw, BCBA

Bloom Behavioral Solutions
Address:
9141 Cypress Green Drive
Suite 2
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone:
904-647-2625

*ABA clinical and in-home therapy to high functioning children/adults with developmental delays in the Jacksonville and surrounding areas

Behavior Analyst
Address:
1705 Metropolitan Blvd.
Suite 102
Tallahassee, FL 32308

Certification website
Web site lists certified ABA Therapists 70+ in this area. 
Gerald L. Shook, PhD, Chief Executive Officer

Establishing Operations Inc.

Cherish Twigg - language
ABA consultant and staff training

Florida Association for Behavior Analysis
Address:
1580 N Monroe St, C-16
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone:
850-222-2332

Florida Association for continuing education of ABA therapists

Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics
Address:
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone:
904-619-6071

Dr. Katherine Falwell, BCBA-D
Dr. Andrew Scherbarth, BCBA-D
Dr. Kristina Krakowski
ASD Evaluations/Diagnosis

Pediatric Behavioral Services, LLC
Address:
41223 University Blvd South, Suite C 
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone:
904-329-3317

Alysia Gilliam

Positive Behavior Supports Corp
Phone:
855-832-6727 ext 101

ABA services in home or community.
Jennifer Lenderman, Regional Coordinator, BCaBA, Ext 1096
Shane Roberts, Administrative Assistant, Ext 1191

Reaching Milestones with BCS
Address:
11512 Lake Mead Avenue, Suite 601
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone:
904-374-8536
OR:
Address:
10175 Fortune Parkway Unit 903
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone:
904-538-0713

Reaching Milestones with BCS is a privately owned organization and provider of ABA services dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities by providing highly-effective, research-based behavioral interventions.

The Keystone Academy
Address:
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 103
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone:
904-619-6071

Dr. Katherine Falwell, BCBA-D
Dr. Andrew Scherbarth, BCBA-D

Transcend Autism

Provides parents with education, training tools and resources to support the highest quality life possible.

Working The Puzzle
Address:
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Phone:
904-273-8375

Jim Dawson  ABA services

Books

Barnes and Noble
Books-A-Million

Compounding Pharmacy

WELLhealthrx Rx
Address:
12276-707 San Jose Blvd. 
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Phone:
904-880-1660
Fax:
904-880-1606

Education - Regional

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (Child Find)
Address:
4030 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207-2832
Phone:
904-348 -7784
800-586-9579

Screening and diagnosis
Clay, Duval, Nassau Counties

Grace Chionchio
Phone:
904-705-8742

Advocate for the education of Special Needs Children

The PsychoEducational Consultant Group
Address:
9191 RG Skinner Parkway Suite 603 
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
Phone:
904-874-6164

Patrick E. Hughes, Ed.S.
Laura B. Nilsen, Ed.S.
Faye M. Nussbaum, Ed.S.
Laura E. Smith, Ed.S.

Family Therapy

Janeen Herskovitz
Phone:
904-501-3809

Puzzle Piece Counseling

Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics
Address:
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone:
904-619-6071

Dr. Katherine Falwell, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Andrew Scherbarth, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Kristina Krakowski, Psy.D.
Erika Biskie, Psy. D.
Rob Davidson, BCBA
Amanda Garrettson, BCBA
Kathryn Maslowe, Psy.D.
Laura Mathisen, BCBA
Matthew Meunier, BCBA
Ashley Vickery, BCBA

Lisa Amato Ph D.
Address:
Marsh Landing Behavioral Group 
1538 The Greens Way 
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Phone:
904-543-0161

Financial Aid

McKay Scholarship
Address:
325 W. Gaines St. Suite 522
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone:
800-447-1636

Scholarship opportunities

Step Up For Students
Phone:
904-352-2250

State funded scholarships for special needs children to attend school of choice

Friends of HEAL

Barefoot Charities

To bring awareness to autism through art-based programs that give persons with autism an alternative way to communicate how they see the world.

General - Regional

UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)
Address:
6271 St Augustine Road Suite 1
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Phone:
1-800-9-AUTISM

Training sessions, referral, group discussions, materials, books

General Information - State of Florida

ACCESS Florida
Address:
5920 Arlington Expwy
Jacksonville FL 32211
Phone:
866-762-2237
904-723-2003

Food stamps, Medicaid
Local Jacksonville District 4

Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities
Address:
2671 Executive Center Circle 
West, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 3201-5092
Phone:
850- 488-9071
800-350-4566

Community resources equal entitlements

Advocacy, Support & Knowledge (ASK at Arc) Jacksonville
Address:
1050 North Davis St. 
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone:
904-358-1200

Lifetime advocate for people with Developmental disabilities

Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Address:
4030 Esplanade Way Ste. 30
Tallahassee, FL 32366-0950
Phone:
904-992-2440

Developmental disability assistance application info

Autism Network of Florida

Mission is to provide a comprehensive website/resource and referral center for those in the autism community.

Autism Society of Florida
Family Network of Florida
Family Network on Disabilities of Florida
Address:
2196 Main Street Suite K
Dunedin, FL 34698
Phone:
800-825-5736

Family Network IDEA and education IEP workshops 
First FL Pooled Trust

Genetics

Anthony Perzyk, MD
Address:
UF Pediatric Multi-Specialty
820 Prudential Drive
Phone:
904-355-1005

Genetics

Charles Williams, MD
Address:
UF Pediatrics
653 W 8th St # 1 
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone:
904-244-3057

Pediatric Genetics

Pamela Arn, MD
Address:
808 Children's Way
Phone:
904-390-9727

Genetics and metabolism at Nemours

Great Play Areas

Children's Entertainment Center Pump It Up
Address:
11840 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, Fl 32246
Phone:
904-646-1441

Inflatable Party Facility

South Beach Park
Address:
Osceola and S Beach Pkwy
Jacksonville Beach, FL

Play areas and equipment divided by age
Public Park - no charge

Tumblez and Tunnels
Address:
2483 US Highway 1
St. Augustine, FL 32086
In Lewis Plaza
Phone:
904-794-1123

Haircuts

Oak Hill Haircuttery
Address:
7628-10 103rd St.
Jacksonville, Fl 32210
Phone:
904-778- 4571

Jennifer Luke, Mom of autistic son

Studio 13
Address:
1820 State Road 13 suite 10 
Jacksonville Fl. 32259
Phone:
904-230-7511

Heather Puango, Mom of autistic son

Inclusion/Tutoring

Henderson Haven
Address:
772 Foxridge Center Drive, Suite 140
Orange Park, FL 32065
Phone:
904-264-2522

After school program for individuals with developmental disabilities

Inclusion Solutions - Mary Erikson
Address:
171 Canal Blvd
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
Phone:
904-273-4267

PreK - 2nd grade
HFA private mainstreamed

Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics
Address:
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone:
904-619-6071

Academic and educational services provided within small teacher-student ratios. Student centered lessons and activities, optimize success and facilitate an environment that is truly individualized. Tutoring services available for students of varying intellectual ability.

Inpatient Crisis Stabilization

Mental Health Resource Center
Address:
11820 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, Fl 32099
Phone:
904-642-9100

Emergency Inpatient

Wolfson's Behavioral Services Child 
and Adolescent Behaviorial Health Unit
Address:
800 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone:
904-202-4959

Medical Services/Audiologists

Medical Services

Breakthrough Healthcare
Phone:
904-260-1993

Autism Detoxification program

JaxHATS
Address:
Duval Co Health Department
580 West 8th Street
Tower II 7th Floor, Suite 7005
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Phone:
904-244-9233

Transitioning children into adult medical care
David Lee Wood MD

Audiologists

Bruce Maddern, MD
Address:
10475 Centurion Parkway N
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone:
904-398-5467

Pediatric ENT including special needs children

Developmental Pediatrics - UF Health Jacksonville
Pediatric Hearing Program
Early Steps Program
Address:
910 North Jefferson St
Jacksonville, FL
Phone:
904-360-7022
Ext 230

Pediatric Hearing Evaluation
Newborn and up, Child Find provider

Nemours Building
Address:
808 Children's Way
Phone:
904-390-3600

Otolaryngology, hearing evaluation

Wolfson Children's Hospital
Address:
800 Prudential Drive
Phone:
904-202-8000

Neurology

Carlos Gamma,& MD
Address:
Carlos Gamma,& MD
2736 W University Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Phone:
904-773-4262
Nemours Building
Address:
808 Children's Way
Phone:
904-390-3600

Neurology

Wolfson Children's Hospital
Address:
800 Prudential Drive
Phone:
904-202-8000

Nutrition, Restaurants, Grocery Stores, and Cooks

Ale House

offers GFCF Menu

All About Health
Address:
330 A1a N # 306
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl 32082
Phone:
904-273-4101

Health Food Store
GFCF aware and cooperative
Will special order

Elizabeth Strickland
Address:
P.O. Box 1495 
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Phone:
830-237-2886

ADA Registered Dietitian,Seminars, specializes in teaching/ training, nutrition for autism

Health Shoppe Vitamins
Address:
12620 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone:
904-641-4410

Health Food Store 
organic and macrobiotic food supplements

Little Wok
Address:
302 Solano Road
Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082
Phone:
904-285-2158

Delivery/carry out - a few tables
Chinese

Native Sun

Full line organic grocery and Health Food Stores with extensive GFCF selection

Native Sun - Mandarin
Address:
10000 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville FL 32257
Phone:
904-260-97821

Full line organic grocery and Health Food Stores with extensive GFCF selection

Native Sun - Baymeadows
Address:
11030 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville FL 32256
Phone:
904-260-2791

Full line organic grocery and Health Food Stores with extensive GFCF selection

PF Chang's
Address:
St John's Town Center
10281 Midtown Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone:
904-641-3392

Gluten-free Chinese menu including rice noodles! 
Vegetarian selections available

Ruby Tuesday's
Address:
590 Marsh Landing Parkway
Jacksonville Beach, Fl 32082
Phone:
904-273-7885

Cooperative with GFCF special requests

Seagull Bakery

Baked cakes, pies, tarts, cookies and more!
Gluten- and dairy-free available

Orange Park Ale House
Address:
1756 Wells Road #A
Jacksonville, FL 32713
Phone:
904-278-4000

offers GFCF Menu

Regency Ale House
Address:
9541 Regency Square 
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone:
904-720-0551

offers GFCF Menu

Southside Ale House
Address:
9711 Deer Lake Court
Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone:
904-565-2882

offers GFCF Menu

Ted's Montana Grill
Address:
10281 Midtown Parkway 26
Jacksonville FL 32246
Phone:
904-998-0010

Bison available, request-friendly

The Natural Gourmet
Phone:
(904) 710-2005

Chef Nikki
Makes Gf/Cf meals for families

The Natural Gourmet
Address:
10601 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Phone:
904-288-1100
Phone:
904-288-1101

Full line organic grocery and Health Food Stores with extensive GFCF selection

Woody's
Address:
226 Solana Road #1
Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082
Phone:
907-280-8999

Barbeque

Ophthalmologists

Nemours
Address:
807 Children's Way
Jacksonville FL 3228
Phone:
904-390-3463

Robert Hered, MD
Alexander Pogrebniak, MD

Vivian Allen, MD
Address:
4205 Belfort Road
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone:
904-296-2857

Optometrists & Vision Therapy

A1A Family Eye Care
Address:
3980 S Third Street
Jacksonville, FL 32250
Phone:
904-246-1952

Vision Therapy

James Watts and Donna Sherrill
Address:
11808 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Phone:
904-262-2249

Vision Therapy

Overnight Summer Camps

Ascendigo
Address:
P. O. Box 10729
Aspen, CO 81612
Phone:
970-920-3695

Camp Challenge
Address:
Sorrento - Lake County
31600 Camp Challenge Road
Sorrento, FL 32779
Phone:
352-383-4711

Camp I Am Special
Phone:
904-354-4846

This camp offers 7 weeklong overnight camp sessions for children with Autism and other disabilities.

Camp Lakey Gap
Phone:
828-669-8977

Summer camp for people with autism in Black Mountain, North Carolina

Camp Ramah Daron
Phone:
404-503-2132

Tikvah at Ramah Darom is the first program in the Southeast to offer a traditional, immersive, Jewish overnight camping experience designed specifically for children 12 through 17 diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Dream Oaks Camp
Address:
7359 Merchant Ct
Sarasota FL 34240 (mail)
16009 Upper Manatee River Rd, Manatee FL 34202
Phone:
941-746-5659

Children with physical, developmental, serious illness

Florida Diabetes Camp
Address:
Mail: P.O. Box 14136
Gainesville, FL 32604
Camp location varies
Phone:
352-334-1321

Children with diabetes will enjoy several fun age appropriate activities

Pediatric Dentists

Argyle Dental - Minh Nguyen, DMD
Address:
6327-1 Argyle Forest Blvd
Jacksonville FL 32244
Phone:
904-772-8898
Fax:
778-3730
BARRY SETZER, DDS, STEPHEN COCHRAN, DMD, Karen HUBBARD, DMD
Address:
8355 Bayberry Road
Jacksonville, FL
Phone:
904-733-7254
Fax:
904-731-0144
Dr. Beth Kailes, DMD
Address:
2245 Plantation Center Dr., Suite 36
Orange Park, FL 32003
Phone:
904-215-7800
GERALD WEAVER, DMD, MIKE STRATTON, DMD and MARIA FRASER, DMD
Address:
1584 Kingsley Avenue, Suite B
Orange Park, FL 32073
Phone:
904-264-5437
Fax:
904-269-2244
IVIS ALVAREZ, DMD
Address:
7807 Baymeadows Road East, Suite 305
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone:
904-641-7455
Fax:
904-641-8545
Kids First Dentistry
Address:
Jila J.Mahajan, D.D.S.
4495 Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 111
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Phone:
904-423-1377
Marzieh Zahedi, DDS
Address:
14453 Beach Blvd. 
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone:
904-992-8900
Fax:
904-992-4922
Myers Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Address:
3200 Old Jennings Road
Middleburg, FL 32068
Phone:
904-505-2010
Fax:
904-505-2011

Gary R. Myers, DMD and Donnie A. Myers, DDS

Dr. Raul Perez
Address:
2771-23 Monument Rd 
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone:
904-242-0010

Pediatric dentist

H. Raymond Klein
Address:
943 Cesery Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone:
904-743-2000

Pediatric dentist

Rondon Obdulia DMD
Address:
7030 Normandy Blvd
Jacksonville, FL
Phone:
904-786-5850
Fax:
904-786-3101
Dr. Ross Fishman
Address:
552 Jacksonville Drive
Jacksonville, FL
Phone:
904-247-4097
Staci Suggs, DDS and Tanya C Wall, DDS
Address:
2262 Dunn Ave. Suite 
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone:
904-751-5126
Fax:
904-751-5146

Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

A+ Children's Therapy
Address:
111 Nature Walk Parkway, Suite 101
St. Augustine, FL 32092
Phone:
904-203-7761
Brooks Rehabilitation
Address:
3599 University Blvd. South
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone:
904-858-7600

Occupational, speech and sensory integration therapy
Accepts Medicaid and Medipass

Coastal Therapy & Learning Center
Address:
2730 Isabella Avenue, Suite 10
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone:
904-372-4070

Speech, language, educational, physical and occupational therapy

Eduplaytion
Phone:
904-635-8888

Christina Hippeli, M.Ed
Cognitive Coach and Early Childhood Educator

Great Strides Rehabilitation and Playworks Therapies
Address:
12276 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, Fl 32203
Phone:
904-886-3228

Jon Edenfield - OTR/L Director

Haven Horse Ranch
Address:
7333 County Road 208 
St. Augustine, FL 32092
Phone:
904-813-5710

Equine Assisted Therapy and A Licensed SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding and Training Center

Katherine Gibson

Speech therapy

Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics
Address:
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone:
904-619-6071

Occupational therapy; Speech and language therapy
RJ Navarro, OT, cNDT
Dionne Griffin, COTA/L
Jennifer Martin, M.A., CCC-SLP, PROMPT Certified Clinician

LightHorse Learning
Address:
PO Box 5250
St. Marys, GA 31558
Phone:
912-882-3800

Healing Mind, Body and Spirit Through a Partnership between Human and Horse

Lighthouse Learning Center Heartland
Address:
550 Kingsley Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32073
Phone:
904-264-7392
904-541-1936

Educational and therapeutic program for preschoolers with special developmental needs

Merritt Speech & Learning
Address:
9951 Atlantic Blvd. Suite 250A
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Recency East Office Park
Phone:
904-721-4122

Dana Merritt
Communication and processing disorders - Visual Processing Therapy, Interactive Metronome Therapist, Fast ForWord Provider

Occuplay, Inc,
Address:
Pediatric Occupational Therapy 
1102 A1A North, Suite 105
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Phone:
904-382-9790

Nancy Marin

Orange Park Medical Center 
Outpatient Rehabilitation
Address:
2020 Kingsley Ave Suite A
Orange Park, 32073
Phone:
904-276-7170

Occupational, speech and sensory integration therapy

Wolfson Children’s Rehabilitation Programs
Address:
800 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Comprehensive pediatric occupational, speech and physical therapy services in multiple locations

Private Schools

Accotink Academy
Address:
171 Canal Blvd
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
Phone:
904-273-4267

PreK - 2nd grade
HFA private mainstreamed

Broach School
Address:
Ten schools in Florida including
Jacksonville Beach, Orange
Park and Terry Road
Phone:
904-247-7288

ESA schools with services for spectrum children

DePaul School

Grades 1 - 8 for children with learning disabilities

DePaul School ~ Arlington
Address:
6620 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone:
904-724-0102
DePaul School ~ Beach
Address:
3044 San Pablo Road S.
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone:
904-223-3391
Great Strides Rehabilitation/Pediatric Enrichment Center
Address:
12276 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, Fl 32083
Phone:
904-288-8910

Developmental preschool

Greenwood School
Address:
9920 Regency Square Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32225
Phone:
904-726-5000

Grades 6 - 12, specializes in auditory, ADD and processing delay

Hope Haven's Discovery School
Address:
4600 Beach Blvd Jacksonville, Fl 32207
Phone:
904-346-5100

education for 3-6 yr olds pre school, VPK and kindergarten

Jacksonville School for Autism
Address:
9000 Cypress Green Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone:
904-732-4343

ABA Model using an Integrative Approach for children with ASD

The Jericho School
Address:
1300 Sprinkle Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Phone:
904-744-5110

Private non-profit for autism and other developmental disabilities
ABA therapy

The Keystone Academy
Address:
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 103
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone:
904-619-6071

Private school serving students Pre-k through high school who are diagnosed with cognitive, developmental, and mental health disorders.

Little Star Center
Address:
3771 San Jose Place, Suite 22
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Phone:
904-928-0112

Little Star Center is a private, non-profit school providing comprehensive, affordable, individual education and behavioral services for all who struggle with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental delays.

Mainspring Academy
Address:
6867 Southpoint Dr suite 103 Jacksonville, Fl 32216
Phone:
904-503-0344

special needs school for children from pre school to highschool

Morning Star
Address:
725 Mickler Road
Jacksonville, Fl,32211
Phone:
904-721-2144

Catholic special education for children 5 - 14

Reaching Milestones with BCS
Address:
11512 Lake Mead Avenue, Suite 601
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone:
904-374-8536
OR
Address:
10175 Fortune Parkway Unit 903
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone:
904-538-0713

Reaching Milestones with BCS is a privately owned organization and provider of ABA services dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities by providing highly-effective, research-based behavioral interventions.

Specialized Therapies

Hearts, Hands and Hooves
Address:
1783 Nolan Road
Middleburg, FL 32086
Phone:
904-778-9697

Hippotherapy
NARHA riding center

Hope Therapy
Address:
1591 Bog Branch Road
Middleburg, FL 32068
Phone:
904-291-6784

Hippotherapy

Healing Touch Music Therapy, Inc.
Phone:
904-540-1169

Gretchen D. Mitchell, MMT, MT-BC 
Director

Horse Haven Ranch
Address:
7333 County Road 208
St. Augustine, FL 32092
Phone:
904-813-5710

Hippotherapy

Independent Living Resource Center
Address:
2709 Art Museum Drive
Jacksonville FL 32207
Phone:
904-399-8484

Karen Lewis Ext 10, American Sign
Language Class every Tue 6-8 PM

Positive Space Therapy + Consulting
Address:
5270 Palm Valley Road
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Phone:
904-607-2834

Art therapy and consulting services offering art therapy and yoga for children, parents, and adults with autism and related conditions. Group and individual sessions are available. We are an eco-friendly business and use natural, non-toxic, allergen-free art materials. 
Kelly DeSousa, MS
Art Therapist

Natural Horsemanship Horse Program
Address:
Drop Your Reins
PO Box 1124
Live Oak, FL 32064
Phone:
386-466-6466

Alternative Healing for ADD ADHD and Autistic kids

Support Groups, Associations and Foundations

Building the Puzzle Together
Address:
Great Strides Rehabilitation Ctr
12276 San Jose Blvd, Suite 508
Jacksonville FL 32223
Phone:
786-205-5498

Autism support group.

Central Florida Parent Center

Providing parents of children with disabilities with information, training, assistance, and support.

CARD Center – Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Phone:
904-633-0760

Ongoing Support Groups

Facebook Support Groups:

- Mothers on the Spectrum
- Autistically Awesome
- Autism Family Outings of Jacksonville

Federation of Families of Northeast Florida
Address:
8280 Princeton Square Blvd.
West Suite #10
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone:
904-379-0617

Jill Hill Fane

First Coast Autism Support

Connect families raising a child with ASD  so they can share ideas and support each other

Mandarin Counseling
Address:
12058 San Jose Blvd #703
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Phone:
904-260-0454

Tammy Kacmarynski, Advocate, Mentor and Coach

Teen Aspie educational and social group

Puzzle Peace Consulting
Address:
5270 Palm Valley Road 
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
Phone:
904-607-2834

Janeen Herskovitz, licensed therapist

Summer Camps

(For more information on summer camps in the Jacksonville for special needs children, please visit Jax4kids.)

Angelwood Summer Day Camp
Children with Disabilities
Address:
4674-2 Hood Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Boggy Creek Gang
Address:
30500 Brantley Branch Rd
Eustis, FL 32736
Phone:
352-483-4200

Children with chronic illness

The Butterfly Project
Phone:
904-257-5276

Students will learn what happens behind the scene of recording a song and producing a music video.

Camp Challenge
Address:
Sorrento - Lake County
31600 Camp Challenge Road
Sorrento FL 32779
Phone:
352-383-4711

Children and adults with disabilities

Camp Consequence
Phone:
904-838-9689

Camp Consequence is held monthly year round for parents and children. Children are taught that every decision, good or bad, carries consequences.

Camp Endeavor
Address:
1300 Southern Rd. 
Dundee FL 33838
Phone:
863-439-1300

Children with hearing impairment

Camp Keystone
Phone:
904-619-6071

This camp is for children 3-18 diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and behavioral disorders.

Camp Possible
Phone:
904-264-2522

This weekly day camp provides learning in a fun environment while promoting age appropriate social skills.

Diosese of St. Augustine Camps
Catholic Ministry camps for Special Needs
Address:
St Augustine - St Johns Ct
Phone:
904-230-7447

Children with developmental physical and multiple challenges

Dream Oaks Camp
Address:
7359 Merchant Ct
Sarasota FL 34240 (mail)
16009 Upper Manatee River Rd, Manatee FL 34202
Phone:
941-746-5659

Children with physical, developmental, serious illness

Flora, Fauna, and Fitness Camp
Phone:
904-724-8323

During this two-week camp (Mon-Thurs) the campers will enjoy the beautiful property and farm and enjoy physical activities and arts and crafts.

Florida Diabetes Camp
Address:
Mail: P.O. Box 14136
Gainesville, FL 32604
Camp location varies
Phone:
352-334-1321

Children with diabetes

Great Strides Rehabilitation
Address:
12276 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32203
Phone:
904-886-3228
Hope Haven Children’s Clinic
Address:
4600 Beach Boulevard 
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone:
904-346-5100
Fax:
904-346-5111

Skills for Success is a half day program that runs four days a week from mid-June to early August. This program is for rising sixth graders to rising ninth graders and will teach them strategies needed to be successful in the classroom.

Academic Day Camp is for rising second graders to rising fifth graders. It is a five day a week camp that runs from mid-June to early August. Campers build upon their academic skills while learning social skills.
Hope Haven also provides other camps such as Camp Webb for the weeks in June and July.

Jacksonville School for Children with Autism
Address:
4000 Spring Park Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32007
Phone:
904-732-4343

Activities designed by an occupational therapist. Limited enrollment

MOSH 2009 Summer Adventure Camp
Address:
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone:
904-396-6674

General Admission. K-7th grade
New theme each week

Learning on the Log
Address:
Atlanta, GA

A summer day camp for children on the spectrum held in Atlanta Georgia. This program schedules active and passive activities to promote growth within each child. They offer a variety of activities such as canoeing, rafting, swimming, hiking, group games, arts and crafts, music and fine motor activities.

Life Experience – The Arc Jacksonville
Address:
Atlanta, GA

Adults 18-26, Two 4 week sessions

Little Star Center
Address:
11512 Lake Mead Avenue 
Suite 801 
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone:
904-928-0112
Positive Spaces

Art Therapy and Creative Wellness

Summer camp for campers 6-18. Participants will learn to develop healthy thinking, emotional and behavior patterns with mindful based tools.

Riding the Wave of Autism
Phone:
904-247-6238

This camp will give children with Autism and other disabilities to enjoy surfing and other water activities.

Swimming Lessons

Amy Prichett
Address:
Queens Harbour Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32082
Phone:
904-655-5328

Swimming Master Instructor

Jennifer McManus
Address:
South Jacksonville Beach
Phone:
904-219-7987

Private residence

Kristen Reyes
Address:
16th St N
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone:
904-249-5326

Certified instructor - private

Page Holt
Address:
1359 Bentin Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32250
Phone:
904-241-5812

Certified swimming instructor
Private pool

Ronda Von Genk
Address:
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32249
Phone:
904-992-7465

Master Instructor Candidate

Swim Fun and Water Safety
Phone:
904-703-3507

Instruction for groups and individuals with special needs

Therapy & Therapy Supplies

Autism Inspiration

Subscription web site with resources for teaching, lesson plans

Different Roads to Learning
Address:
12 West 18th Street, Suite 3E
New York, NY 10011
Phone:
800-853-1057
212-604-9637

Resource for ABA teaching materials

Handwriting Without Tears
Address:
8001 MacArthur Blvd.
Cabin John, MD 20818
Phone:
301-263-2700

Supplies and workshops

Help Us Learn
Address:
85 Brucewood Crescent
Toronto, Ontario
Phone:
416-787-2190

Teaching kit and workbook for visual learners

Merritt Speech and Learning
Address:
1309 St Johns Bluff Road North
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Regency East Office Park
Phone:
904-721-4122
Teach 2 Talk
Address:
PO Box 8875
Grand Rapids, MI 49518
Phone:
800-261-5590
616-696-7441

Therapy merchandise for the professional

The Therapy Shoppe
Phone:
888-683-2242

Educational products that improve core speech and language skills through video modeling. Designed to be used by parents.

Vocational Rehab

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Provides vocational services to individuals with disabilities

Downtown, North & Westside
Phone:
904-573-3910

Provides vocational services to individuals with disabilities

Beaches, Mandarin, Southside
Phone:
904-348-2770

Provides vocational services to individuals with disabilities

St. Augustine
Phone:
904-797-6250

Provides vocational services to individuals with disabilities

Daytona Area
Phone:
386-756-7480

Provides vocational services to individuals with disabilities

Young Adults

The ARC of Jacksonville
Phone:
904-355-0155

This organization provides several employment opportunities for adults and young adults on the spectrum.

Able Trust

High School/ High Tech is a program that provides young adults on the spectrum with the opportunity to learn job skills and could possibly lead to full time employment.

BASCA, Inc.
Address:
841 Plainfield Avenue 
Orange Park, FL 32073
Phone:
904-541-1742

Offers Life Skills Development classes, personal support services, and recreational activities.

BASICS

This is an after school program that provides a safe and productive environment for young adults with disabilities. Students learn appropriate social interactions and other skills.

Center for Autism & Related Disabilities
Address:
6271 St. Augustine Rd, Suite 1
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Phone:
904-633-0760
or 1-800-9-AUTISM
Fax:
904-633-0751

It provides several clinics for young adults and adults on the spectrum in regards to employment. They offer two classes about resumes, interviews, and applications to help with the employment process.

Hope Haven

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Through this program, young adults ages 18-29 will receive training opportunities to enter the workforce. For more information on the programs that Hope Haven offers for young adults.

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