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Asperger Syndrome:     

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/asperger.htm     Website contains information on the disorder, answers to frequently asked questions, and a fact sheet. This site lso has a list of national organizations devoted to asperger's and helping the families.

Attention Deficit Disorder:

http://www.chadd.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Chapter_Search_Display1&state=fl     Website contains information on the disorer, links to resources in the community including support groups, professional help, and your rights within the school system.

Autism:

http://www.cfaii.org/ Central Florida Autism Institute     Located in Lakeland, CFAI offers day camps for autistic students, and raises awareness of autism within our local community.     Phone: 863-816-5886

Heart of Florida Autism Society (Lakeland)     Address: 1319 Glenview Ln. Lakeland, FL 33813     Phone: 863-644-482

Heart of Florida Autism Society (Winter Haven)     Address: 963 Whisper Lake Dr. Winter Haven, FL 33880     Phone: 863-294-6315

PEACE- Parental Education and Encouragement for Autism in Children Everywhere     Address: 1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33803     Phone: 863-686-1221 ext. 228    www.peacelakeland.com PEACE offers parent support groups and information regarding Autism and related disorders.

CARD- Center for Autism and Related Disorders     Phone: 813-974-2532

Blind or Visually Impaired:    

http://www.tampalighthouse.org/    The Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind provides rehabilitation services, and programs. Services are offered in Tampa and Winter Haven.  Tampa: 813-251-2407   Winter Haven: 863-299-3633

Cerebral Palsy:

http://www.achievetampabay.org/     Website contains information regarding programs and services for children and families provided from the United cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay.     Tampa office: 813-239-1179

Cystic Fibrosis:

http://www.cff.org/Chapters/tampa/     Website contains information on CF and care centers in the Tampa Bay area.   Tampa care center: 727-767-4146     Lakeland outreach clinic:  727-892-4146

Deafness:

http://deafservicebureau.org/   Website offers information on services and locations around central Florida.    Deaf service bureau Lakeland: 800-616-4293

http://www.deaflinx.com/Children/family.html    This site contains articles from professionals, families, and parents regarding how to deal with a deaf child.

Down Syndrome:

www.dsapolk.org   This is a link to the Down Syndrome Association of Polk County

http://www.dsacf.org/   The Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida site offers information about groups, parent-to-parent interction, and local programs and resources for Down syndrome children and their parens.

http://www.ds-health.com/    This site offers information about the health related side of Down Syndrome.

Dysphagia:

http://www.dysphagia.com/    Here you'll find a blog, information on dysphagia, and helpful links to dealing with this disorder and understanding its causes and effects.

Epilepsy:

Epilepsy Services of West Central Florida     Phone:813-870-3414

http://www.epilepsy-cf.org/     This website offers facts, and myths related to epilepsy and gives an array of information and support group options.

Prader-Willi:

http://www.pwsausa.org/   Site offers resources, souuort and information on Prader-Willi

http://pwfa.org/    The Florida chapter of Prader-Willi Association also has support group information and e-mail address of people to contact for help.

Rett Syndrome:

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/rett/detail_rett.htm     This site offers information on Rett's and has a detailed fact sheet.

Speech Impairment:

http://www.flasha.org/ The Florida Speech andHearing Association offers a discussion forum, information and activities all around florida to aid in the success of your child.

Spina Bifida:

Clinic- All Children/s HospitalSpina Bifida Clinic     Address: 957 4th St. South.    St. Petersburg, FL 33701     Phone: 727-893-2775     Website: www.allkids.org

Additional Resources:

http://uwcf.org/site/ United Way of Central Florida

Child Find- Coordinates programs to prevent an undiagnosed delay from becoming a disability or to minimize impact.   Address: 1915 S Floral Ave. Bartow, FL 33830     Phone: 863-534-0936

Hope Center-  Offers clothing, furniture, food, diapers, and household items to those in need at no charge.   Address: 114 E Parker St. Lakeland, FL 33802     Phone: 862-682-8182

Salvation Army (Winter Haven)-     Provides school supplies and clothing to those in need.      Address: 320 Ave. T. NW   Winter Haven, FL 33882    Phone: 863-295-7493

Psychiatric & Psychological Services (PPS)-   Offers play therapy and ADHD and Autism therapies.  Address: 930 Alicia Rd. Lakeland, FL 33801     Phone: 863-680-1950

WIC (Bartow)-  Offers nutrition and supplemental foods.     Address: 1275 Brice Blvd. Bartow, FL 33830     Phone: 863-519-7542

Lakeland Clinic-  Offers family suport through Child Health Care, Dental Care, Family Planning, Healthy Start, and Food Stamps.    Addres: 3241 Lakeland hills Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33805    Phone: 862-413-2620                  Dental Clinic: 863-413-2636     WIC Phone: 863-413-2638

Florida Diagnostic Learning Resource System – FDLRS   www.fdlrs.com  

National Dissemination Center – NICHCY  www.nichcy.org 

Discipline Help  www.disciplinehelp.com 

Florida Network on Disabilities – FND   www.fndfl.org 

Wish Upon an Hero   www.wishuponahero.com 

Challenger Sports www.lakelandcityball.com

Brave Kids   www.bravekids.org

Heartland and Horses   www.heartlandhorses.org