My Child Without Limits
Are you worried that your child isn’t developing like other children? Has your child been diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability? You are not alone. We are here to help you find answers to your questions. Other parents and therapists are here with you. Click here to get started.
The new Brave Kids is an encyclopedic resource for children, youth and teens ages 6-17 with chronic/life-threatening illnesses and disabilities, their families and caregivers, providing information and resources on numerous disabilities, medical conditions and genetic diseases. It includes a secure online community for parents and caregivers to share ideas, gain support and have conversations about issues relevant to this group. Brave Kids is a part of UCP’s new Public Education & Outreach initiative, which aims to provide vital support and information to people with their disabilities and their families during key moments of transition. For more information, visit bravekids.org.
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. For more information, click here.
The Agency for Persons With Disabilities
The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) was specifically tasked with serving the needs of Floridians with developmental disabilities.
The APD works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. APD also provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services. For more information, click here.
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others. For more information, click here.
Contact information for all local chapters is available on-line through the CHADD Chapter Locator.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Learn the signs early. Act early.
It’s time to change how we view a child’s growth. Do you know all the ways you should measure your child’s growth? We naturally think of height and weight, but from birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks and acts. For more information, click here.
National Autism Center
The National Autism Center is the May Institute’s center for the promotion of evidence – based practice. It is a Nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children and adolescence with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), by providing reliable information, promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive resources for families, practitioners, and communities. For more information, click here.