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The Central Florida disabilities community is fortunate to have many resources for children with disabilities and their families. TJEEI does not endorse or refer families to these organizations or agencies, but we do know that these Central Florida organizations have served the community well, and encourage you to contact them for more information. Central Florida Organizations will continue to be added to this list of community resources.

CENTRAL FLORIDA ORGANIZATION
MISSION
AUDIENCE
CONTACT
INFORMATION
Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida
DSACF is the leading voice for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. We offer hope, encouragement and acceptance through advocacy, education and awareness so that each may realize their potential as members of our community. Education
Family & Community
407-478-5621
www.dsacf.org
Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
Our mission's focus is to support parents and childcare providers to ensure Orange County children are ready for school. Education 407-841-6607
www.elcoc.org
Early Learning Coalition of Seminole County
Our vision is for every Seminole County child to enter school ready and eager to learn. Our mission is to be the recognized authority in Seminole County for information regarding high quality school readiness and child care services. This information will help parents make informed choices when selecting childcare providers. Education 407-871-1104
www.seminoleearlylearning.org
Family Café
The Family Café exists to provide individuals with disabilities and their families with an opportunity for collaboration, advocacy, friendship and empowerment by serving as a facilitator of communication, a space for dialogue and a source of information. Health
Education
Family & Community
888-309-2233
www.familycafe.net
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System, Technology State Loan Library
FDLRS provides support services to exceptional student education programs and families of students with exceptionalities statewide. FDLRS TSLL is the statewide center that loans assistive technology (AT) equipment through a short-term loan program. It also serves as an instructional and assistive technology resource center disseminating information and resources as requested from local assistive technology teams, district personnel, and other stakeholders. Education
Family & Community
www.fdlrs-tsll.scps.k12.fl.us
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
The mission of the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. is to advocate and promote meaningful participation in all aspects of life for Floridians with developmental disabilities. Family & Community www.fddc.org
Florida Inclusion Network (FIN)
The Florida Inclusion Network provides learning opportunities, consultation, information and support to educators, family members, and community members resulting in the inclusion of all students. Education
Family & Community
www.floridainclusionnetwork.com
Marriage and Family Research Institute
Since 2003 the UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute (MFRI) has been providing individual, couples, and family counseling services and relationship education workshops at no cost. In October 2011, the MFRI received funding to provide relationship education for individuals and couples within central Florida community including members of the UCF community. Participants learn skills to strengthen skills in communication, conflict resolution, coping with stressful situations and improving personal and professional relationships. Family & Community 407-823-1748
www.mfri.ucf.edu
Nathaniel's Hope
Nathaniel's Hope is dedicated to sharing hope with kids with special needs (VIP kids) and their families. Family & Community 407-857-8224
www.nathanielshope.org
Nemours
The Nemours Mission is "To provide leadership, institutions, and services to restore and improve the health of children through care and programs not readily available, with one high standard of quality and distinction regardless of the recipient's financial status." Our Vision, "Freedom from Disabling Conditions," is pursued through a strategic direction based on Core Values of Serve, Honor, Respect, Learn and Excel. Health www.nemours.org
Orange County Healthy Start Coalition
The mission of the Coalition is to improve maternal child health in Orange County through community partnerships. Education
Family & Community
407-741-5240
www.healthystartorange.org
UCF CARD
CARD seeks to provide support and assistance with the goal of optimizing the potential of people with autism, dual sensory impairment, and related disabilities. Family & Community 407-737-2566
www.ucf-card.org
UCP of Central Florida
We are the experts for children with special needs. By providing the best support, education and therapy, we offer hope to everyone touched by a disability. Education
Family & Community
407-852-3300
www.ucpcfl.org
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