Resources - Parent Support, Work Incentives & Other

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Especially for Parents & Caregivers

Family Network on Disabilities of Florida, Inc.

Parent to Parent and Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
22196 Main St., Suite K
Dunedin, FL 34698

(727) 523-1130
(800) 825-5736 (In FL only)

Web: http://www.fndfl.org/

Florida NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness

1030 E Lafayette St, Ste 10
Tallahassee, FL 32301-4587

(877)626-4352
(850)671-4445
Fax: (850) 671-5272

Website: http://www.namiflorida.org

Family Care Council Florida

For people in the DD community

Website: http://www.fccflorida.org/

Parent to Parent of Miami, Inc.

Community Parent Resource Center
C/O Sunrise Community
7990 SW 117 Ave, Suite 201
Miami, FL 33173

(305) 271-9797

Website: http://www.ptopmiami.org/

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Florida Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
1747 Orlando Central Parkway
Orlando, FL 32809-5757

(407) 855-7604
Toll free: (800) 373-5782

Website: http://www.floridapta.org/

Work Incentive, Planning and Assistance Organizations

Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPAs)

(Social Security beneficiaries only)

Statewide Toll Free Number: 1-800-772-1213

Web: https://www.socialsecurity.gov/work/WIPA.html 

Abilities of Florida

2735 Whitney Road
Clearwater, FL 33758

727-538-7370 ext. 365

Web: http://www.abilitiesfoundation.com/

Counties served: Citrus, De Soto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Levy, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, and Sumter

Brevard Achievement Center, Inc.

1845 Cogswell Street
Rockledge, FL 32955

321-632-8610
800-467-4486 (Flagler & Volusia Co.)
888-310-6525 (Brevard & Indian Co)
321-632-8610 TTY

Web: http://www.bacbrevard.com/

Counties served: Brevard, Flagler, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Putnam, Seminole, St. Lucie, and Volusia

Center for Independent Living in Central Florida

720 N. Denning Drive
Winter Park, FL 32789

407-623-1070
877-891-6448 (Toll Free)
407-623-1185 TTY
407-623-1390 FAX

Web: http://www.cilorlando.org/

Counties served: Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Miami-Dade, and Monroe.

Goodwill Industries of North Florida, Inc.

4527 Lenox Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32205

352-335-1311
877-346-3349 (Toll Free)

Web: http://www.goodwilljax.org/

Counties served: Alachua, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Columbia, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gilchrist, Gulf, Holmes, Lafayette, Liberty, Marion, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Walton, and Washington.

Independent Living Resource Center of NE Florida

2709 Art Museum Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32207

904-399-8484

Website: http://www.cilj.com/

Counties served: Baker, Clay, Duval, Gadsden, Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Madison, Nassau, Wakulla, and St. John’s.

National Resources

Cornell University

School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Program on Employment and Disability

Web: http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/EDI/c-transition.cfm

Publication: Policy and Practice Brief Series: The Transition from School to Work (2002)

The National Assistive Technology Advocacy Project

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
237 Main Street, 4th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 847-0650
Fax: (716) 874-0227
TTY: (716) 874-1322

Web: http://nls.org/

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Boston University
940 Commonwealth Avenue West
Boston, MA 02215

Phone (617) 353-3549
Fax (617) 353-7700

Website: http://cpr.bu.edu/

Virginia Commonwealth University - Benefits Assistance Resource Center

Resources for Students, Caregivers, and Faculty
1314 West Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23284-9063

Phone: 804-828-1851
Fax: 804-828-2193

Web: http://www.worksupport.com/

Publication: The Supplemental Security Program and Employment for Young Adults with Disabilities: An analysis of the National Health Survey on Disability (2000)

Institute on Community Integration

National Transition Network (NTN) provides technical assistance and evaluation services to strengthen the capacity of individual states to improve school-to-work transition policies, programs, and practices

University of Minnesota
102 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis MN 55455

Web: http://ici.umn.edu/

 

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)

1825 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20009

(800) 695-0285 v/tty
(202) 884-8441 fax

Web: http://nichcy.org/

Other Resources and Organizations