Local Resources    


General Information- State of Florida

ACCESS Florida
5920 Arlington Expwy
Jacksonville FL 32211
866-762-2237
904-723-2003
visit website
Food stamps, Medicaid
Local Jacksonville District 4

Agency for Persons with Disabilities
4030 Esplanade Way Ste. 30
Tallahassee, FL 32366-0950
904-992-2440
visit website
Developmental disability assistance application info

Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities
2671 Executive Center Circle
West, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 3201-5092
850- 488-9071
800-350-4566
visit website
Community resources equal entitlements

Advocacy, Support & Knowledge (ASK at Arc) Jacksonville
1050 North Davis St.
Jacksonville, FL 32209
904-358-1200.
visit website
Lifetime advocate for people with Developmental disabilities

Autism Network Of Florida
Mission is to provide a comprehensive website/resource and referral center for those in the autism community.
visit website

Family Network on Disabilities of Florida
2735 Whitney Road
Clearwater, FL 33760
800-825-5736
visit website
Family Network IDEA and education IEP workshops
First FL Pooled Trust

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General - Regional

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)
6026 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32217
904-633-0760
visit website
Training sessions, referral, group discussions, materials, books

 

Education - State

McKay Scholarship
325 W. Gaines St. Suite 522
Tallahassee, FL 32399
800-447-1636
visit website
Information/McKay
State funded scholarships for special needs children to attend school of choice

 

Education - Regional

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (Child Find)
4030 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207-2832
904-348 -7784
800-586-9579
visit website
Screening and diagnosis
Clay, Duval, Nassau Counties

Grace Chionchio
Advocate for the education of Special Needs Children
904-705-8742
graceadvocate@bellsouth.net

The PsychoEducational Consultant Group
Patrick E. Hughes, Ed.S.
Laura B. Nilsen, Ed.S.
Faye M. Nussbaum, Ed.S.
Laura E. Smith, Ed.S.
9191 RG Skinner Parkway Suite 603
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
904-874-6164
http://pecgroup4kids.com/
Info2pecgroup4kids.com

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Education – Therapy Supplies

Merritt Speech and Learning
9951 Atlantic Blvd. Suite 250A
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Regency East Office Park
(904)721-4122

Autism Inspiration
visit website
Subscription web site with resources for teaching, lesson plans

Different Roads to Learning
12 West 18th Street, Suite 3E
New York, NY 10011
800-853-1057
212-604-9637
visit website
Resource for ABA teaching materials

Handwriting Without Tears
8001 MacArthur Blvd.
Cabin John, MD 20818
301-263-2700
visit website
Supplies and workshops

Help Us Learn
85 Brucewood Crescent
Toronto, Ontario
416-787-2190
visit website
ABA training program for parents and professionals

Reading Really Rocks
Duffy's Educational Resources
P.O. Box 550537
Jacksonville Fl 32255
visit website
Teaching kit and workbook for visual learners

Teach 2 Talk
(888) 683-2242
Educational products that improve core speech and language skills through video modeling.  Designed to be used by parents.
visit website

The Therapy Shoppe
PO Box 8875
Grand Rapids, MI 49518
800-261-5590
616-696-7441
visit website
Therapy merchandise for the professiona

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Education – Private Schools

Accotink Academy
171 Canal Blvd
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
904-273-4267
PreK - 2nd grade
HFA private mainstreamed

Broach School
Ten schools in Florida including
Jacksonville Beach, Orange
Park and Terry Road
904-247-7288
visit website
ESA schools with services for spectrum children

DePaul School
visit website
Grades 1 - 8 for children with learning disabilities

DePaul School ~ Arlington
6620 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211
904-724-0102

DePaul School ~ Beach
3044 San Pablo Road S.
Jacksonville, FL 32224
904-223-3391

Greenwood School
9920 Regency Square Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32225
904-726-5000
visit website
Grades 6 - 12, specializes in auditory, ADD and processing delay

Jacksonville School for Autism
400 Spring Park Road
Jacksonville, FL 32207
904-732-4343
Email: info@jsa@comcast.net
Website: www.jsakids.org
ABA Model using an Integrative Approach for children with ASD

The Jericho School
1300 Sprinkle Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32211
904-744-5110
visit website
Private non-profit for autism and other developmental disabilities
ABA therapy

The Keystone Academy
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 103
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904.619.6071
visit website
Private school serving students Pre-k through high school who are diagnosed with cognitive, developmental, and mental health disorders.

Little Star Center
3771 San Jose Place, Suite 22
Jacksonville, FL 32257
904-928-0112
visit website
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.

Morning Star
725 Mickler Road
Jacksonville, Fl,32211
904-721-2144
visit website
Catholic special education for children 5 - 14

Pediatric Enrichment Center
12276 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, Fl 32083
904-288-8910
Developmental  preschool

Reaching Milestones with BCS
11512 Lake Mead Avenue, Suite 601
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904.374.8536
OR
3509 US HWY 17
Orange Park, FL 3280
904.579.3280
visit website
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.

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Education - Books
Nolo
Books-A-Million
Barnes and Noble

 

Education - Vocational Rehab

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Provides vocational services to individuals with disabilities

Downtown, North & Westside
904-573-3910

Beaches, Mandrin, Southside
904-348-2770

St Augustine
904-797-6250

Daytona Area
386-756-7480

 

Education - Behavior Therapy

Pathways Developmental Learning Center, Inc.
3948 3rd Street South, #187
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5847
1 (855) HELP4Autism
visit website
Provides Relationship Development Intervention, HANDLE, MNRI (Reflex Integration), and Miller Method
April Choulat

Beacon Pediatric Behavioral Health
6816 Southpoint Pkwy Suite 202
Jacksonville, FL 32216
OR
150 Warren Circle
St Johns, FL 32259
904-419-7792
Visit website
Adrienne DeSantis, Ph.D, BCBA-D, NCSP, Licensed Psychologist
ABA Services

Behavior Management Consultants
6817 Southpoint Parkway Suit 1501
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904-619-8430
visit website
Heather Mummaw, BCBA
send email

Bloom Behavioral Solutions
(904)647-1849
8280 Princeton Square Blvd. #3
Jacksonville, FL 32256
visit website
*ABA clinical and in-home therapy to high functioning children/adults with developmental delays in the Jacksonville and surrounding areas

Establishing Operations Inc.
visit website
Cherish Twigg - language
ABA consultant and staff training

Behavior Analyst
Certification website
1705 Metropolitan Blvd.
Suite 102
Tallahassee, FL 32308
visit website
Web site lists certified ABA Therapists 70+ in this area.
Gerald L. Shook, PhD, Chief Executive Officer

Florida Association for Behavior Analysis
1580 N Monroe St, C-16
Tallahassee, FL 32303
850-222-2332
visit website
Florida Association for continuing education of ABA therapists

The Keystone Academy
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 103
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904.619.6071
visit website
Dr. Katherine Falwell, BCBA-D
Dr. Andrew Scherbarth, BCBA-D

Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904.619.6071
visit website
Dr. Katherine Falwell, BCBA-D
Dr. Andrew Scherbarth, BCBA-D
Dr. Kristina Krakowski
ASD Evaluations/Diagnosis

Pathways Developmental Learning Center
1100 Sawgrass Village Drive, Suite 201-K
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Ph: 904-273-6700
april@pathwaysdlccom
visit website
April Choulat

Pediatric Behavioral Services, LLC
41223 University Blvd South, Suite C
Jacksonville, FL 32216
PH: (904) 329-3317
www.pediatricbehavioralservices.com
Alysia Gilliam

Positive Behavior Supports Corp
855-832-6727 ext 101
visit website
ABA services in home or community.
Jennifer Lenderman, Regional Coordinator, BCaBA, Ext 1096
Shane Roberts, Administrative Assistant, Ext 1191

Reaching Milestones with BCS
11512 Lake Mead Avenue, Suite 601
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904.374.8536
OR
3509 US HWY 17
Orange Park, FL 3280
904.579.3280
visit website
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.

Working The Puzzle
Jacksonville, FL 32217
904-273-8375
visit website
Jim Dawson  ABA services

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Education - Inclusion/Tutoring

Growing Rewards
Shelley Mitchell
(904) 755-6118
visit website
Help special needs children reach their fullest potential through customized programs and tools.

Henderson Haven
772 Foxridge Center Drive, Suite 140
Orange Park, FL 32065
(904) 264-2522
visit website
After school program for individuals with developmental disabilities

Inclusion Solutions - Mary Erikson
447 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 3, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
904-994-1005
Certified teacher specializing in tutoring students with special needs in a small private setting after school and during summer break; support in formulating inclusion strategies and IEP goals for the classroom.
Send email

Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904.619.6071
Visit website
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.

Education – Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

A+ Children's Therapy
111 Nature Walk Parkway, Suite 101
St. Augustine, FL 32092
904-203-7761 2606 US 1 South
St. Augustine, FL 32086
904-429-7438

2245 Plantation Center Dr
Orange Park, FL 32003
904-215-9046
send email
OT/PT Sensory, Auditory
Elizabeth Moody and Debbie Lennon

Brooks Rehabilitation
3599 University Blvd. South
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904-858-7600
visit website
Occupational, speech and sensory integration therapy
accept medicaid and medipass

Coastal Therapy & Learning Center
2730 Isabella Avenue, Suite 10
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(904) 372-4070
CoastalTherapy.net
Speech, language, educational, physical and occupational therapy

Great Strides Rehabilitation
and Playworks Therapies
12276 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, Fl 32203
904-886-3228
send email
Jon Edenfield  OTR/L Director

Haven Horse Ranch
7333 County Road 208
St. Augustine, FL 32092
visit website
904-813-5710
Equine Assisted Therapy and A Licensed SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding and Training Center

Katherine Gibson
send email
Speech therapy

Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904.619.6071
visit website
Occupational therapy; Speech and language therapy
RJ Navarro, OT, cNDT
Dionne Griffin, COTA/L
Jennifer Martin, M.A., CCC-SLP, PROMPT Certified Clinician

Kids-N-Motion
5627 Atlantic Blvd Suite 7
Jacksonville, FL 32209
904-838-2455
Occupational Therapy and sensory rehabilitation

LightHorse Learning
Healing Mind, Body and Spirit Through a Partnership between Human and Horse
(912)882-3800
PO Box 5250
St. Marys, GA 31558

Lighthouse Learning Center Heartland
550 Kingsley Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32073
904-264-7392
904-541-1936
visit website
Educational and therapeutic program for preschoolers with special developmental needs

Merritt Speech & Learning
9951 Atlantic Blvd. Suite 250A
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Recency East Office Park
904-721-4122
visit website
Dana Merritt
Communication and processing disorders - Visual Processing Therapy, Interactive Metronome Therapist, Fast ForWord Provider

Nancy Marin
Occuplay, Inc,
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
1102 A1A North, Suite 105
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
(904) 382-9790
send email

Wolfson Children’s Rehabilitation Programs
800 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
visit website
Comprehensive pediatric occupational, speech and physical therapy services in multiple locations

Orange Park Medical Center   
Outpatient Rehabilitation
2020 Kingsley Ave Suite A
Orange Park, 32073
904-276-7170
visit website
Occupational, speech and sensory integration therapy

Eduplaytion
Christina Hippeli, M.Ed
Cognitive Coach and Early Childhood Educator
(904) 635-8888
Email: coach@eduplaytion.org
visit website 

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Specialized Therapies

Hearts, Hands and Hooves
1783 Nolan Road
Middleburg, FL 32086
904-778-9697
visit website
Hippotherapy
NARHA riding center

Hope Therapy
1591 Bog Branch Road
Middleburg, FL 32068
904-291-6784
visit website
Hippotherapy

Healing Touch Music Therapy, Inc.
Gretchen D. Mitchell, MMT, MT-BC
Director
904-540-1169
Email: gretchen_conrad@hotmail.com

Horse Haven Ranch
7333 County Road 208
St. Augustine, FL 32092
visit website
(904) 813-5710
Hippotherapy

Independent Living Resource Center
2709 Art Museum Drive
Jacksonville FL 32207
904-398-6322 TTY
Karen Lewis Ext 10, American Sign
Language Class every Tue 6-8 PM

Kelly DeSousa
Art Therapist
Puzzle Peace Consulting
5270 Palm Valley Road
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
(904) 607-2834
www.PuzzlePeaceCounseling.com

Natural Horsemanship Horse Program
Drop Your Reins

PO Box 1124
Live Oak, FL 32064
send email
(386) 466-6466
Alternative Healing for ADD ADHD and Autistic kids

Sign Therapy
1331 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206
904-838-6236
visit website
Sign Therapy/Music

Ty Miller
904-514-4466
send email
Choral and piano instruction

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Medical Services

JaxHATS
Duval Co Health Department
580 West 8th Street
Tower II 7th Floor, Suite 7005
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-9233
send email
Transitioning children into adult medical care
David Lee Wood MD

 

Audiologists

Bruce Maddern, MD
10475 Centurion Parkway N
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904-398-5467
visit website
Pediatric ENT including special needs children

Pediatric Hearing Program
Early Steps Program
910 North Jefferson St
Jacksonville, FL
904-360-7022
Ext 230
Pediatric Hearing Evaluation
Newborn and up, Child Find provider

Wolfson Children's Hospital
800 Prudential Drive
904-202-8000
visit website

Nemours Building
808 Children's Way
904-390-3600
Otolaryngology, hearing evaluation

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Genetics

Pamela Arn, MD
808 Children's Way
904-390-9727
visit website
Genetics and metabolism at Nemours

Anthony Perzyk, MD
UF Pediatric Multi-Specialty
820 Prudential Drive
904-355-1005
visit website
Genetics

Charles Williams, MD
UF Pediatrics
653 W 8th St # 1
Jacksonville, FL 32202
904-244-3057
visit website
Pediatric Genetics

 

Neurology

Carlos Gamma,  MD
2736 W University Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32217
904-773-4262

Wolfson Children's Hospital
800 Prudential Drive
904-202-8000
visit website

Nemours Building
808 Children's Way
904-390-3600
Neurology

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Ophthalmologists

Nemours
807 Children's Way
Jacksonville FL 3228
904-390-3463
Robert Hered, MD
Alexander Pogrebniak, MD

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

 

Optometrists & Vision Therapy

A1A Family Eye Care
3980 S Third Street
Jacksonville, FL 32250
904-246-1952
visit website
Vision Therapy

James Watts and Donna Sherrill
11808 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32223
904-262-2249
Vision Therapy

 

Babysitting/Respite Care

Angelwood Jacksonville
P.O. Box 24925
Jacksonville FL 32241
904-288-7259-13
visit website
send email
Summer day camp, parents night out, group homes

Henderson Haven.Org
2554 Moody Road
Orange Park, FL 32073
904-264-2522
visit website
Respite care, homemaker/companion services

Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics
Roseann Egidio
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904.619.6071
visit website
Respite care

Peace of Mind Jax
Michelle Castanos
(786)853-1742
send email
Specially trained babysitters who have a background working with children who have special needs.  They charge a registration fee and hourly rate.

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Pediatric Dentists

ELIZABETH HILL, DDS
1000 NW 8th Ave Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32606
352-373-7582
Web site: NONE
Ages: 6-20 years
Medicaid Provider: YES
Works with Special Needs Children: YES
Sedation Available:  NO
ADDITIONAL INFO:  There is a $75 assessment fee that is NOT covered by Medicaid.
Payment is expected at the time of service.

BARRY SETZER, DDS, STEPHEN COCHRAN, DMD, Karen HUBBARD, DMD
8355 Bayberry Road
Jacksonville, FL
904-733-7254
Fax (904) 731-0144
visit website
E-mail: Available on web site.
Ages:  New Born thru 21
Medicaid Provider: NO
Works with Special Needs Children: YES
Sedation Available:  YES
ADDITIONAL INFO: Office will help you file any PPO or Indemnity plan papers.
Families ARE responsible for the balance of fees not paid my insurance plan
Drs. Setzer, Cochran and Hubbard all have experience working with kids with Autism.

GERALD WEAVER, DMD, MIKE STRATTON, DMD and MARIA FRASER, DMD
1584 Kingsley Avenue, Suite B
Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 264-5437
Fax: 269-2244
visit website
send email
Ages: Newborn - Adulthood
Medicaid Provider: NO
Works with Special Needs Children:  YES
Sedation Available: YES Pediatric Anesthesiologist
ADDITIONAL INFO: Payment is expected at the time of service unless special arrangements have been made with the dentist. The office will help you file any PPO or Indemnity plan papers for reimbursement. They do NOT participate in any dental plans or programs

IVIS ALVAREZ, DMD
7807Baymeadows Road East, Suite 305
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904-641-7455
Fax: 904-641-8545
visit website
send email
Ages:  Infant to 17
Medicaid Provider: NO
Works with Special Needs Children:  YES
Sedation Available:  YES
ADDITIONAL INFO: Payment is expected on the date of service.
The office participates in PPO plans as an out-o-network provider.  The family makes a partial payment at time of service; will be billed for the balance, if any, after insurance payment.  Portion is based on estimated coverage of the PPO plan]  Office participates in Capitol One payment plan if IV is used.  Dr. Alvarez has experience working with kids with Autism.
OFFICE HOURS: M-TH 8-5 closed from 1-2; No office hours on Friday

Argyle Dental - Minh Nguyen, DMD
6327-1 Argyle Forest  Blvd
Jacksonville FL 32244
904-772-8898
Fax: 778-3730
visit website
send email 
Ages: 8 to Adults
Medicaid Provider:  NO
Works with Special Needs Children:  YES
Sedation Available: YES
ADDITIONAL INFO: Payment is expected on the date of service.
This office participates in Capital One or Pride Direct dental plans.
The office will help with the completion and filing of dental insurance claim forms for reimbursement.

Marzieh Zahedi, DDS
14453 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
904-992-8900
Fax: 904-992-4922
visit website
E-mail: Available on the web site.
Ages: Infants to College
Medicaid Provider:  NO
Works with Special Needs Children: YES
Sedation Available:  YES
ADDITIONAL INFO: The office participates in DELTA Dental and PPO plans.
 Office will help with completion and filing of out-network or other dental claim forms.
Payment is expected at the time of service.  This office participates in CARE CREDIT,  a financial plan to help cover medical expenses
Dr. Zahedi has experience working with kids with Autism.

Rondon Obdulia DMD
7030 Normandy Blvd
904-786-5850
Fax: 786-3101
Web site: NOT YET
E-mail: NOT YET
Ages: 5 and up
Medicaid Provider: They’re expecting to be Medicaid providers in about 3 months
Works with Special Needs Children: YES – each patient is assessed on an individual basis
Sedation Available:  YES ~ Only nitrous
ADDITIONAL INFO: They accept PPO’s.  They will help with submitting the paperwork.  Families ARE responsible for the balance.  They will also work with families for a payment plan on a case by case basis.
They’re expecting a  2nd dentist to join the practice this year. Tonhan Hoang, DDS is retiring.

William Laurens Love, DDS
552 Jacksonville Drive
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
904-285-4297
Works with Special Needs Children:  YES
Sedation Available:  YES
No office hours on Friday

Dentists Place
2 General Dentists: Elaina Gutu, DMD, and Charles Conley DMD
Specialist~ Oral Surgeon [only has hours on Fridays] Andrew Forrest, DMD, MS
1695 Wells Road
Orange Park, FL 32073
904-269-9299
Fax: 269-9008
visit website
Ages: 5 and up
Medicaid Provider: NO
Works with Special Needs Children: YES – each patient is assessed on an individual basis
Sedation Available: YES ~ -only for oral surgeon; if sedation is needed regular dental procedures, they will refer the patient out.
ADDITIONAL INFO: Payment is expected in full at the time of service. They accept PPO’s.  They will help with submitting the paperwork. Families ARE responsible for the balance.  They do NOT accept Medicaid or any program related to it.  This office participates in CARE CREDIT, a financial plan to help cover medical expenses

Staci Suggs, DDS and Tanya C Wall, DDS
2262 Dunn Ave. Suite
Jacksonville, FL 32218
904-751-5126
Fax: 751-5146
visit website
Ages: Newborn - 17
Works with Special Needs Children: YES
Sedation Available: YES
ADDITIONAL INFO: The office accepts PPO’s.  They will help with submitting the paperwork.
Families ARE responsible for the balance.  The office participates in Capitol One, a health payment plan.Myers Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Gary R. Myers, DMD and Donnie A. Myers, DDS
3200 Old Jennings Road
Middleburg, FL 32068
904-505-2010
Fax 904-505-2011
visit website   
E-mail: There’s a link on the web site
Ages: 1 to 18
Medicaid Provider: NO
Works with Special Needs Children:  YES
Sedation Available: YES Conscious not IV
ADDITIONAL INFO: The office participates in the United Concordia Dental Plan [better known as the military plan].  The office accepts PPO’s.   If the plan pays directly to the family ~ payment is expected at the time of service.  If the plan pays directly to the dentist ~ the family will be responsible for the balance.  The office will help with submitting the paperwork.  Financial arrangements may be available after consultation with the dentist [on a case by case basis].
Dr. Gary Meyer has experience working with kids with Autism.
OFFICE HOURS: M-TH 8-5 closed from 1-2; No office hours on FridayH. Raymond Klein
943 Cesery Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32211
904-743-2000
Pediatric dentist

Dr. Raul Perez
2771-23 Monument Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32225
904-242-0010
visit website
Pediatric dentist

Dr. Beth Kailes, DMD
2245 Plantation Center Dr., Suite 36
Orange Park, FL 32003
(904) 215-7800
visit website
Ages: Newborn-Adulthood
Medicaid Provider: No
Works with Special Needs Children: Yes
Sedation Available: Yes
Additional Info: Full payment is due at time of service. You will be expected to pay the deductible and non-covered fees. Accept most major insurances. The staff is trained to process insurance claims and can answer any questions.

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Inpatient Crisis Stabilization

Wolfson's Behavioral Services Child
and Adolescent Behaviorial Health Unit

800 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207
904-202-4959
visit website

Mental Health Resource Center
Emergency Inpatient
11820 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, Fl 32099
904-642-9100

 

Attorneys and Legal Aid

Dan Armstrong
822 A1A North
Ponte Vedra Beach Fl 32082
visit website
Special Needs Trusts

Rebecca Berg
4811 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville FL 32207
904-398-6100
AttorneyJoseph Duszlak
348 Adams St
Jacksonville Fl 32202
904-358-5846
Attorney

Michael J. Sousou
1-877-638-3375
visit website
(Click on individuals, planning MetDESK)
CLU, ChFC, MetDESK Specialist
Met Life Div of Estate Planning for Special Kids

Legal Aid - Jacksonville
126 W Adams St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
904-356-8371
visit website
Assist low-income neighbors with civil legal problems

Legal Aid St Johns County
222 San Marco Ave
St Augustine, FL 32084
904-827-9921
visit website
Assist low-income neighbors with civil legal problems

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Support Groups, Associations and Foundations

Central Florida Parent Center
visit website
send email
Providing parents of children with disabilities with information, training, assistance, and support.

Yahoo Support Group
visit website
Web site support group

Building the Puzzle Together
Great Strides Rehabilitation Ctr
12276 SanJose Suite 508
Jacksonville FL 32223
786-205-5498
Autism support group.

CARD Center – Center for Autism and Related Disorders
1-855-345-CARD
Visit website
Ongoing Support Groups

Carlie’s Hero
Send email
1-405-Y-AUTISM
Visit website
Free online Autism support group

Federation of Families of Northeast Florida
8280 Princeton Square Blvd.
West Suite #10
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904-379-0617
Jill Hill Fane
Send email

Mandarin Counseling
12058 San Jose Blvd #703
Jacksonville, FL 32223
904-260-0454
Visit website
Tammy Kacmarynski, Advocate, Mentor and Coach
Send email
Teen Aspie educational and social group

Pathways Developmental Learning Center
1100 Sawgrass Village Drive, Suite 201-K
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Ph: 904-273-6700
april@pathwaysdlc.com
visit website
April Choulat

Puzzle Peace Consulting
5270 Palm Valley Road
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
(904) 607-2834
Visit website
Janeen Herskovitz, licensed therapist

Facebook Support Groups:
- Mothers on the Spectrum
- Autistically Awesome
- Autism Family Outings of Jacksonville

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Great Play Areas

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

Children's Entertainment Center Pump It Up
11840 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, Fl 32246
9004 646-1441
visit website
Inflatable Party Facility

South Beach Park
Osceola and S Beach Pkwy
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Play areas and equipment divided by age
Public Park - no charge

 

Athletics

Basketball Winston YMCA
70 Landrum Lane
Ponte Vedra FL 32082
904-543-9622
visit website
send email
Call ahead about including special needs children with other groups

Coach Brian Quinn
11848 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, Fl 32201
904-403-4007
At Pump-It-Up
Swimming and Sports Instruction

Creeks Athletic Association
Julington Creek
Mike Scovill
904-287-7664
visit website
TOP Soccer outreach program
Click on registration

Jacksonville Miracle League
" Every Child Deserves A Chance To Play Baseball"
Brantly Park
8435 118th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32244
visit website

League provides opportunities for children and adult

Rising Stars Baseball League
1046 SR A1A
Ponte Vedra FL 32082
visit website
For players 8-12 who want to play but lack ability for a league.
Must be able to throw and catch

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Haircuts

Studio 13
1820 State Road 13 suite 10
Jacksonville Fl. 32259
904-230-7511
Heather Puango, Mom of autistic son

Oak Hill Haircuttery
7628-10 103rd St.
Jacksonville, Fl 32210
(904) 778- 4571
Jennifer Luke, Mom of autistic son

 

Swimming Lessons

Ronda Von Genk
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32249
904-992-7465
send email
Master Instructor Candidate

Page Holt
1359 Bentin Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32250
904-241-5812
send email
Certified swimming instructor
Private pool

Jennifer McManus
South Jacksonville Beach
904-219-7987
send email
Private residence

Amy Prichett
Queens Harbour Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, F; 32082
904-655-5328
send email
Swimming Master Instructor

Kristen Reyes
16th St N
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
904-249-5326
send email
Certified instructor - private

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

Boggy Creek Gang
30500 Brantley Branch Rd
Eustis, FL 32736
352-483-4200
visit website
Children with chronic illness

Camp Challenge
Sorrento - Lake County
31600 Camp Challenge Road
Sorrento FL 32779
352-383-4711
visit website
Children and adults with disabilities

Dream Oaks Camp
7359 Merchant Ct
Sarasota FL 34240 (mail)
16009 Upper Manatee River Rd, Manatee FL 34202
941-7907-1111
visit website
Children with physical, developmental, serious illness

Camp Endeavor
1300 Southern Rd.
Dundee FL 33838
863-439-1300
visit website
Children with hearing impairment

Florida Diabetes Camp
Mail: P.O. Box 14136
Gainesville, FL 32604
Camp location varies
352-334-1321
visit website
Children with diabetes

Florida Lions Camp
2819 Tiger Lake Rd
Lake Wales, FL 33898
863-696-1948
visit website
Children with vision, physical, developmental disabilities

Camp Thunderbird
909 E Welsh Rd
Apopka, 32712
407-889-4530
visit website
Children and adults with developmental disabilities

Camp St John Disabilities
Catholic Ministry
St Augustine - St Johns Ct
904-356-0810
send email
Children with developmental physical and multiple challenges

Camp Eureka!
1100 Sawgrass Village Drive, Suite 201-K
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
904-242-7863
send email
Summer camp for children with Autism,
Asperger's Syndrome and PDD-NOS. Space is limited.

Hope Haven Children’s Clinic
4600 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207
904-346-5100
Fax: (904) 346-5111
visit website

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.

Camp Lakey Gap
This is an overnight camp designed specifically for children on the spectrum. The camp is staffed by students training in the speech pathology, psychology, and special education fields. This allows the campers to experience new and exciting things while being in a safe environment. Campers will participate in activities such as swimming and canoeing while learning self-help, behavioral, and social skills.
More information
Contact:
Christmount Assembly
Elsa Berndt, Camp Director
 222 Fern Way
Black Mountain, NC 28711
elsa.berndt@yahoo.com
828-669-89773

Little Star Center
11512 Lake Mead Avenue
Suite 801
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904-928-0112
visit website

Extreme Sports Camp
P. O. Box 10729
Aspen, CO 81612
(970) 920-3695
visit website
Extreme Sports Camp is an overnight summer camp in Aspen, Colorado, where older children with autism spectrum disorders can safely engage in sustained physical activities and find personal growth through a supportive, individualized, and adaptive program of recreational sports.

Angelwood Summer Day Camp
Children with Disabilities
4674-2 Hood Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Elevecchia@angelwoodjax.org
www.angelwood.org/summer.html

CP of Jacksonville: K.I.D.S.
(Kids in Dynamic Settings)
(up to age 12)
3311 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
www.cpnef.orf  733-3070

CAMP H.Y.P.E.
6 Week exciting summer program that has been exclusively designed for deaf and hearing-impaired youth ranging in ages from 7-17 years old
www.preideinaction.com/Summer.htm

Great Strides Rehabilitation
12276 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32203
(904)886-3228
www.greatstridesrehab.com/

Jacksonville Children’s Commission summer Camp Programs List
General Admission. See list at:
www.coj.net/departments/recreation+and+community+services/recreation+and+
community+programming/recreation+activities/summer+camp.htm

Jacksonville School for children with Autism
Activities designed by an occupational therapist. Limited enrollment
4000 Spring Park Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32007
(904)732-4343MOSH 2009 Summer Adventure Camp
General Admission. K-7th grade
New theme each week
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904)396-6674
http://www.themosh.org/SummerCamp.html

Communication Institute for Excellence Summer Camp
Full day, two-week programs
General Admission. Ages 5-17
Jacksonville, FL
(904)537-3629
www.stewartmillercommunication.com/summercamp2007.htm

Camp Eureka
340 Third Ave. Suite B.
Jacksonville Beach FL 32250
rdifl@hotmail.com

Learning on the log
Atlanta, GA
www.learningonthelog.com
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
Adults 18-26   Two, 4 week sessions
(904)358-1200
http://www.arcjacksonville.org/ask_academies.php#summerlife

Smile Camp
4, one-week sessions available
Cecy Lowell
Camp Co-Director
251-479-4900
clowell@ucpmobile.org

Diosese of St. Augustine Camps
Catholic Ministry camps for Special Needs
St Augustine - St Johns Ct
904-230-7447
www.dosacamps.com
Children with developmental physical and multiple challenges

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Photographers

Scarlett Lillian Williams
Captivating Studios
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
904-996-9272
visit website

 

Nutrition, Restaurants, Grocery Stores, And Cooks

Elizabeth Strickland
P.O. Box 1495
Canyon Lake, TX 78133
830) 237-2886
visit website
ADA Registered Dietitian,Seminars, specializes in teaching/ training, nutrition for autism

Ale House
visit website
offers GFCF Menu

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

Regency Alex House
9541 Regency Square
Jacksonville, FL 32225
9045-720-0551

Southside Alex House
9711 Deer Lake Court
Jacksonville, FL 32246
904-565-2882

Etto Japanese Restaurant
915 Sawgrass Village Dr
Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082
904-273-4344
Service at "Western" table will cater to GFCF

Little Wok
302 Solano Road
Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082
904-285-2158
Delivery/carry out - a few tables 
Chinese

PF Chang's
St John's Town Center
10281 Midtown Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32246
(904) 641-3392
visit website
Gluten Free Chinese menu including rice noodles!
Vegetarian selections available

Ruby Tuesday's
590 Marsh Landing Parkway
Jacksonville Beach, Fl 32082
904-273-7885
visit website
Cooperative with GFCF special requests

Ted's Montana Grill
10281 Midtown Parkway 26
Jacksonville FL 32246
904-998-0010
visit website
Bison available, request-friendly

Woody's
226 Solana Road #1
Ponte Vedra Beach FL 32082
907-280-8999
visit website
Barbeque

All About Health
330 A1a N # 306
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl 32082
904-273-4101
Health Food Store
GFCF aware and cooperative
Will special order

Health Shoppe Vitamins
12620 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32246
904-641-4410
Health Food Store
organic and macrobiotic food supplements

Native Sun ~ Mandarin
10000 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville FL 32257
904-260-97821
visit website
Full line organic grocery and Health Food Stores with extensive GFCF selection

Native Sun ~ Baymeadows
11030 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville FL 32256
904-260-2791
visit website
Full line organic grocery and Health Food Stores with extensive GFCF selection

Marjorie's Kitchen
Chef Carol
904-610-7547
visit website
send email
Will cook and deliver GFCF to order

The Natural Gourmet
Chef Nikki
TheNaturalGourmet@gmail.com
(904) 710-2005
Makes Gf/Cf meals for families

Whole Foods
visit website
10601 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Phone: 904.288.1100
Fax: 904.288.1101
Full line organic grocery and Health Food Stores with extensive GFCF selection

 

Friends of HEAL

k.i.s. Jewelry:
Reminders for life: original, hand stamped pendant necklaces to show your support for HEAL, or anything you are passionate about. $10, every HEAL design is donated back to the HEAL Foundation.
http://kisjewelry.com/awareness.html

Surface Care Systems:
Environmentally friendly house cleaning service. Green Seal Certified and perfect for anyone with sensitivity to harsh chemicals or allergies.
JRolfsen@bellsouth.net
(904)574-1189

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.
www.barefootcharities.org

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ASD Evaluations/Diagnosis

Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (Child Find)
4030 Boulevard Center Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207-2832
904-348 -7784    800-586-9579
visit website
Screening and diagnosis
Clay, Duval, Nassau Counties

Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 106
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904.619.6071
www.keystonebehavioral.com
Dr. Katherine Falwell, BCBA-D    Dr. Joy Kolb, BCBA    Dr. Adrienne DeSantis, NCSP

Hope Haven
4600 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
904-346-5100
visit website
Educational, psychological, theraputic services.

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)
6026 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32217
904-633-0760
visit website
Training sessions, referral, group discussions, materials, books

The PsychoEducational Consultant Group
9191 RG Skinner Parkway
Suite 603
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
904-874-6164
http://pecgroup4kids.com/         
info@pecgroup4kids.com

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Family Therapy

Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics
6867 Southpoint Drive North, Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904.619.6071
visit website
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.
Marsh Landing Behavioral Group

1538 The Greens Way
Jacksonville Beach, FL
www.mlbgroup.com
(904) 543-0161

Janeen Herskovitz
Puzzle Piece Counseling
www.PuzzlePeaceCounseling.com
janeen@PuzzlePeaceCounseling.com
904.501.3809

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Young Adults

The ARC of Jacksonville
This organization provides several employment opportunities for adults and young adults on the spectrum.
employmentservices@arcjacksonville.org
http://www.arcjacksonville.org
(904) 355-0155

BASCA, Inc.
841 Plainfield Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
904-541-1742
visit website
Offers Life Skills Development classes, personal support services, and recreational activities. 

Center for Autism & Related Disabilities
6271 St. Augustine Rd., Suite 1
Jacksonville, FL 32217

Phone: (904) 633-0760 or
1-800-9-AUTISM

Fax: (904) 633-0751
More information

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.

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.
To locate a project site near you, please visit: http://www.abletrust.org/hsht/contact/sites.shtml

Career Frontiers of Northeast FL, Inc.
This organization provides basic job training through the store Bark’N Howl Bakery. Young adults and adults with disabilities learn skills by running the bakery with the help of the volunteer staff.
http://www.barknhowlbakery.com/

Hope Haven

Project Search
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, please visit: http://www.hope-haven.org/young-adults-counseling/

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. For information on this program, please view: http://www.hope-haven.org/special-academic-supports/

We Connect Now
Website to assist college students with disabilities and expand their virtual community.
visit website

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Compounding Pharmacy

WELLhealthrx Rx
12276-707 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32223
(904) 880-1660 Phone
(904) 880-1606 Fax
www.wellhealthrx.com

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