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FLORIDA DISABILITY RESOURCES

Arts and Creativity

www.vsafl.org

VSA Arts of Florida

3500 East Fletcher Avenue, Suite 234 Tampa, FL 33613 Telephone: (813) 558-5093 TTY: (888) 844-2787 Fax: (813) 975-6596 Assistive Technology http://faast.org

FAAST, Inc. Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology, Inc. 333 West Pensacola St. Suite 140 Tallahassee, FL 32304 (850) 487-3278 or 1-888-788-9216 Email: faast@faast.org www.sedbtac.org

Regional ADA & IT Technical Assistance Center covering Florida Southeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access Georgia Tech

490 10th Street Atlanta, GA 30318

(404) 385-0636; (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY) E-mail: sedbtac@catea.org

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Florida Alternative Financing Program

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST, Inc.) 325 John Knox Road

Building 400 Suite 402 Tallahassee, FL 32303 Phone: 850-487-3278 Fax: 850-487-2805 Email: faast@faast.org Caregivers Info http://www.caregiver.com/regionalresources/states/FL/support/index.htm Caregiver.com list of Caregiver Support Groups by County

Well Spouse Association

Flagler County WS Support Group Palm Coast

Pamela Derr

Phone: (386) 503-9674 derrlmhc@aol.com

Crime Victim Assistance Victim Compensation 850-414-3300 Fax: 850-487-1595 Victim Assistance 850-414-3300 Fax: 850-487-3013

Domestic Violence Help National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

http://www.aardvarc.org/dv/states/fldv.shtml

Florida Domestic Violence Crisis And Support Resources by County Statewide Hotline: 800-500-1119

http://www.fcadv.org/

The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence 425 Office Plaza Dr.

Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: 850-425-2749

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http://lsnf.org/

Legal Services of North Florida Inc.

http://www.womenindistress.org/resources.html

Women in Distress of Broward County for women who are victims of domestic abuse http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/domesticviolence/

Florida Dept. of Children and Families Office of Domestic Violence Easter Seals Offices

Easter Seals Southwest Florida Easter Seals Volusia and Flagler Counties Child Development Center at Health Park East 1219 Dunn Avenue

6130 State Road 70 Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Bradenton, FL 34202 Phone: 386 255-4568

Phone: 941 752-4927 Web: www.easterseals-volusiaflagler.org Web Site: www.swfl.easter-seals.org

Easter Seals Volusia and Flagler Counties, FL Easter Seals at Altrusa House 2219 South Woodland Blvd. 2002 NW 36th Avenue

Deland, FL 32720 Gainesville, FL 32605

Phone:386 736-9849 Phone:352 377-7708

Web Site:www.easterseals-volusiaflagler.org Web Site:www.fl.easter-seals.org

Easter Seals Miami-Dade Easter Seals Florida - Keys Region Easter Seals Therapeutic Adult Day Care Child Development Center

489 E. Hialeah Drive 5220 College Road

Hialeah, FL 33010 Key West, FL 33040

Phone: 305 547-4721 Phone: 305 294-1089

Web Site: www.miami.easter-seals.org Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org Easter Seals Miami-Dade Easter Seals Broward County, Florida

1475 NW 14th Avenue 6951 West Sunrise Boulevard

Miami, FL 33125-1692 Plantation, FL 33313

Phone: 305 325-0470 Phone: 954 792-8772

Web Site: www.miami.easter-seals.org Web Site: www.esbc-fl.easter-seals.org Easter Seals Florida - East Coast Region Easter Seals Florida - East Coast Region

Adult Day Training Adult Day Services

6050 Babcock St. SE 505 Grant Ave

Palm Bay, FL 32909 Satellite Beach, FL 32937

Phone: 321 723-4474 Phone: 321 779-6833

Web: www.fl.easter-seals.org Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org

Braden Avenue Campus Easter Seals Florida

350 Braden Avenue 1300 Executive Center Drive, Suite 201 Sarasota, FL 34243-2096 Tallahassee, FL 32301

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Web Site: www.swfl.easter-seals.org Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org Easter Seals Florida - Central Florida Easter Seals Florida - Central Florida Camp Challenge Day Break & Lifeline at Miller Center 31600 Camp Challenge Road 2010 Mizell Avenue

Sorrento, FL 32776-9729 Winter Park, FL 32792

Phone: 321 383-4711 Phone: 407 629-4565

Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org Easter Seals - Palm Beach/Martin Region Easter Seals Florida - West Coast Martin County Regional Office Choice School

3620 Dixie Highway 419 Polk Street

Stuart, FL 34997 Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 772 287-0382 Phone: 813 221-5108

Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org

Easter Seals North Florida Easter Seals Florida State Headquarters

910 Myers Park Drive 2010 Mizell Avenue

Tallahassee, FL 32301-4586 Winter Park, FL 32792

Phone: 850 222-4465 Phone: 407 629-7881

Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org Easter Seals Florida - West Coast Region Easter Seals Florida - West Coast

Child Development Center HCC

2401 E. Henry Ave Dale Mabry Campus

Tampa, FL 33610 Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813 236-5589 Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org

Easter Seals Florida - West Coast Region Easter Seals Florida - West Coast Davis Island Easter Seals Child Development Center Homebase EI

c/o Tampa General, 25 Columbia Drive Tampa, FL 33603

Tampa, FL 33606 Phone: 813 988-5630

Phone: 813 254-5755 Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org

Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org

Easter Seals Florida - West Coast

Tampa Bay Regional Office and Safety Net Program 7402 North 56th Street #906

Tampa, FL 33617 813-988-7633

Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org

Teen Parent West - Infant Program Teen Parent East

D.W. Waters School Plant City High School

2704 N. Highlands Avenue 1 Raider Place

Tampa, FL Plant City, FL 33566

Phone: 813-233-2655 X231 Phone: 813-757-9370 x 303 or 304 Easter Seals FL - Palm Beach/Martin Region Easter Seals Florida - East Coast Region

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Child Development Center Adult Day Services 213 South Congress Avenue 3822 South Washington West Palm Beach, FL 33409 Titusville, FL 32780

Phone: 561 471-8688 Phone: 321 264-7656

Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org Web Site: www.fl.easter-seals.org

Government Offices http://myflorida.com/

Florida State Website http://www.abletrust.org

Florida Governor'sAlliance for the Employment of Citizens with Disabilities http://fchr.state.fl.us

Florida Commission on Human Relations http://www.rehabworks.org/

Vocational Rehabilitation Office Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 2002 Old Saint Augustine Road, Building A Tallahassee, FL 32301-4862

(850) 245-3399 (Voice/TDD) (800) 451-4327 (Voice/TDD) http://medicare.fcso.com/

Florida Medicare (First Coast Service Options is the provider) http://ahca.myflorida.com/Medicaid/index.shtml

Florida Medicaid Office

Agency for Health Care Administration of Florida P.O. Box 13000

Tallahassee, FL 32317-3000 Toll-Free: 1-888-419-3456 Fax: 1-850-922-7703 www.floridakidcare.org Florida CHIP Program

(health care for low-income uninsured children) Florida KidCare

Agency for Healthcare Administration 2727 Mahan Drive

Building 3, Mailstop 20 Tallahassee, FL 32308 (888) 540-5437

http://www.floridashine.org/

Florida SHIIP (State Health Insurance Information Program) SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders)

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Florida Department of Elder Affairs 4040 Esplanade Way Tallahassee, Fl 32399-7000 Phone: (850) 414-2000 Fax: (850) 414-2004 Email: information@elderaffairs.org http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidStWaivProgDemoPGI/ Community integration/waiver under Olmstead Act http://www.fldfs.com/

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

Consumer Helpline: 850-413-3132 or 800-342-2762 http://www.fldfs.com/wc/

Florida Division of Workers Compensation Florida Department of Financial Services 200 East Gaines Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0300 850-413-3100

800-342-2762

www.dot.state.fl.us/ctd

Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged 605 Suwannee St., MS-49

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450

Phone: 850-410-5700 or 800-983-2435

Assists the disabled with transportation issues. SunPass Prepaid Toll Program

7941 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33434 1-888-865-5352

A program that assists the disabled to pay the tolls on Florida highways which accept SunPass . Applications may be obtained from the Florida Commission for the Transportation

Disadvantaged.

http://www.dol.gov/odep/state/directry.htm

Governor’s Committees on Employment of People with Disabilities

http://www.christopherreeve.org/c.ddJFKRNoFiG/b.4518671/k.6ABA/Find_Your_Elected_Offi cial/siteapps/advocacy/search.aspx

Find your elected officials to contact them on legislation that is important to you. http://ombudsman.myflorida.com/index.php

State LTC Ombudsman Brian Lee

Department of Elder Affairs

Florida State LTC Ombudsman Council 4040 Esplanade Way

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Tallahassee, Florida 32399 Phone: (888)831-0404 Fax: (850)414-2377

The mission of the state long-term care ombudsman is to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of the elderly in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other facilities.

Housing http://www.ilru.org/html/publications/directory/florida.html Florida Independent Living Centers

www.fanniemae.com Fannie Mae

Central Florida Partnership Office Citrus Center Building

255 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 1590 Orlando, FL 32801

407-487-5904 407-487-4908 (fax)

North Florida Partnership Office South Florida Partnership Office 106 East College Ave., Suite 720 1000 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2775

Tallahassee, FL 32301 Miami, FL 33131

850-577-5944 305-603-2300

850-877-5949 (fax) 305-603-2310 (fax)

http://www.hud.gov/local/index.cfm?state=fl

Florida Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office

Miami Field Office Jacksonville Field Office

909 SE First Avenue 301 West Bay Street Suite 2200

Miami, FL 33131 Jacksonville, FL 32202-5121

(305) 536-4456 (904) 232-2627

Fax (305) 536-5765 Fax (904) 232-3759

Orlando Field Office Tampa Field Office

3751 Maguire Boulevard 500 Zack Street Suite 402

Room 270 Tampa, FL 33602

Orlando, FL 32803-3032 (813) 228-2026

(407) 648-6441 Fax: (813) 228-2431

Fax: (407) 648-6310

http://apps.ahca.myflorida.com/NHCGUIDE/ Florida Nursing Home Guide - Facility Search

Library Services http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/stlib/

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State Library of Florida 500 S. Bronough Street R.A. Gray Building

Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 Telephone: (850) 245-6600 * SUNCOM: 205-6600 TDD: (850) 922-4085

Protection and Advocacy

www.AdvocacyCenter.org

Protection and Advocacy Agency

Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities 2671 Executive Center Circle West, Suite 100 Tallahassee, FL 32301-5092

(850) 488-9071; (800) 346-4127 (TTY)

(800) 342-0823; (800) 350-4566 (Spanish and Creole Speaking Clients) E-mail: info@advocacycenter.org

Client Assistance Program

Contact Protection and Advocacy Agency listed above

Service Dogs

Classic Service Dog Network Canine Helpmates, Inc.

jcarter31@cfl.rr.com Diane D. Fyfe

Jerri Carter 37340 N. County Rd. 44A

131 Forest Lane Eustis, FL 32736

Orange City, FL 32763 (907) 357-5700

(904) 775-1559 (407) 474-2875

New Horizons Service Dogs WAGS/Vicon Kennels

NewHorizons@cfl.rr.com Connie Standley

Janet Severt 36436 Calhoun Rd.

1590 Laurel Park Ct. Eustis, FL 32736

Orange City, FL 32763 (352) 482-3988

(386) 456-0408 Dogs trained: Service

Dogs trained: Service, Mobility Assistance

Canine Companions for Independence Sedona Service Dog Programs

Southeast Regional Center SedonaK9@aol.com

PO Box 547511 Southeast Placement Centre

Orlando, FL 32854-7511 P.O. Box 1073

(407) 522-3300 Voice Captiva Island, FL 33924

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Florida Dog Guides for the Deaf, Inc. Florida Canines Assisting People

adogs@gte.net Denise Evans

Arlene Dickinson PO Box 4877

PO Box 20662 Ocala, FL 34478

Bradenton, FL 34203 (352) 821-2798

(800) 520-4589 (941) 748-8245 TDD (941) 747-0969 FAX

Types of dogs trained: Hearing Okada okada@okadadogs.com Pat Putnam 7509 E. Saviors Path Floral City, FL 34436 (352) 344-2212 (352) 344-0210 FAX

Sports and Recreation http://www.leeparks.org/

Lee County Parks and Recreation, click on Programs, then ADA Accessibility or Special Needs Camps

http://sailingalternatives.org/ Sailing Alternatives, Inc. 7262 South Leewynn Drive Sarasota, FL 34240

(941) 377-4986

Email: info@sailingalternatives.org www.shakealegmiami.org

BlazeSports Miami Shake A Leg Miami 2620 South Bayshore Drive Miami, FL 33133 Phone: (305) 858-5550 ext. 109 fax: 605-858-6262 http://ucanski2.tripod.com/1.html U CanSki 2 www.broward.org/parks

Broward County Parks and Recreation Division Special Populations Section

954-357-8180 or 954-537-2844 (TTY)

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USA Water Ski ADAPTED 1251 Holy Cow Road

Polk City, FL 33686 Phone: (863) 324-4341 www.codb.us

BlazeSports Daytona Beach

City of Daytona Beach Department of Leisure Services Phone: (386) 671-3560

www.ci.pensacola.fl.us BlazeSportsPensacola

City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Dept. Phone: (850) 436-5511

BlazeSports Tampa Bay

Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation Department Phone: (813) 744-5307

UNITED WAY OFFICES http://national.unitedway.org

Enter postal code for a United Way Office in your area VETERANS BENEFITS

http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/fac_list_by_state.cfm?State=FL&divisionid=ALL&map=1 &flash=0

US Department of Veterans Affairs VA Hospital Locator http://www.pva.org/site/PageServer?pagename=memb_chapters_fl Paralyzed Veterans of America offices – Florida

Florida Chapter Central Florida Chapter

3799 N. Andrews Avenue 2711 South Design Court

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Sanford, FL 32773

(954) 565-8885 (407) 328-7041

(800) 683-2001 (Florida only) (800) 940-2378

Fax (954) 565-8843 Fax (407) 328-7139

E-Mail pvaf@aol.com E-mail cfpva19@aol.com

Web Site http://www.pvaf.org Web Site www.centralfloridapva.org Newsletter: The Sunshine Spokesman Newsletter Wheels in Motion

Florida Gulf Coast PVA 15435 N. Florida Ave. Tampa, FL 33613 (800) 397-6540 Fax (813) 264-6285

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E-mail fgcpva@tampabay.rr.com

Orange Blossom Sub-Chapter Pinellas Suncoast Sub-Chapter

121 West 122nd Ave. 121 West 122nd Ave.

Tampa, FL 33612 Tampa, FL 33612

(813) 935-6540 (813) 935-6540

ALS

www.als-florida.org

ALS Association Florida Chapter 3242 Parkside Center Circle

Tampa, FL 33619-0907 813-637-9000

888-257-1717 813-637-9010 (fax) office@als-florida.org

Contact for Support Groups in your area

Roger M. Daubach Foundation Inc. P.O. Box 1682

Sanford, FL 32772-1682 Phone: 321-948-6752

A non-profit organization which assists patients who have ALS and gives support to families who are unable to afford care and treatment for family members. Looking to build a hospital facility to house quadriplegic patients.

Muscular Dystrophy Association’s ALS Research Center: Kessenich Family MDA/ALS Center At the University of Miami (800) 690-ALS1

(305) 243-7519

E-mail: wbradley@med.miami.edu

Brain Injury

http://www.biaf.org

Brain Injury Association of Florida North Broward Medical Center 201 East Sample Road

Pompano Beach, FL 33064 Phone: (954) 786-2400 In State: (800) 992-3442 Fax: (954) 786-2437 E-Mail: info@biaf.org

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www.mjhha.org

Miami Jewish Home and Hospital 5200 NE 2nd Ave.

Miami, FL 33137 305-751-8626 ext. 3843 info@mjhha.org

MJHH has been designated by the state of Florida as its first brain and spinal cord injury ventilator dependent rehabilitation program.

Cerebral Palsy

http://www.ucp.org/ United Cerebral Palsy UCP chapters in Florida

CP of Northeast Florida UCP of Florida

3311 Beach Boulevard 1830 Buford Court

Jacksonville, FL 32207 Tallahassee, FL 32308

Phone: (904) 396-1462 Phone: 850-878-2141

Fax: (904) 396-1199 Fax: 850-922-1258

E-mail: cpnefagency@hotmail.com E-mail: gatorswamp1@comcast.net

UCP of Northwest Florida UCP of Sarasota-Manatee

2912 North E Street 1090 S. Tamiami Trail

Pensacola, FL 32501-1324 Sarasota, FL 34236

Phone: 850-432-1596 Phone: 941-957-3599

Fax: 850-432-1930 Fax: 941-957-3499

E-mail: information@ucpnwfl.org E-mail: ucpwendy@aol.com

Web site: http://www.ucpnwfl.org Web site: http://www.ucpsarasota.org

UCP of South Florida UCP of Tallahassee

10899 SW 4th Street 1830 Buford Court

Miami, FL 33174 Tallahassee, FL 32308

Phone: 305-325-1080 Phone: 850-922-5630

Fax: 305-325-1313 Fax: 850-922-1258

E-mail: info@ucpsouthflorida.org E-mail: gatorswamp1@comcast.net Web site: http://www.ucpsouthflorida.org

UCP of Tampa Bay UCP of Central Florida

2215 E. Henry Avenue 3305 S. Orange Avenue

Tampa, FL 33610 Orlando, FL 32806

Phone: 813-239-1179 Phone: (407) 852-3300

Fax: 813-237-3091 Fax: 407-852-3301

E-mail: kryals@advanceability.org E-mail: mbetts@ucpcdc.org Web site: http://www.ucptampa.org Web site: http://www.ucpcdc.org

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UCP of North Florida/Tender Love and Care 1241 N. East Avenue Panama City, FL 32401 Phone: 850-769-7960 Fax: 850-769-1060 E-mail: ucpstlc@aol.com Friedreich’s Ataxia http://www.ataxia.org/

National Ataxia Foundation NAF Ambassador Christina Sugars 302 Beach Dr Destin, FL 30541 Phone: (850) 654-2817 E-mail: csugars@cox.net

Northeast Florida Support Group June McGrane

54 Troon Terrace

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082-3321 Phone: (904) 273-4644

Orlando Ataxia Support Group Jim Ellison

Orlando, FL 32820 jellison@juno.com

http://www.ataxia.org/chapters/Orlando/default.aspx Tampa Bay Ataxia Support Group

Crystal Frohna 9753 Elm Way Tampa, FL 33635 Phone: (813) 453-1084 chrisfrohna@yahoo.com http://www.ataxia.org/chapters/TampaBay/default.aspx

Guillain-Barré Syndrome / CIDP http://gbs-cidp.org/

Guillain-Barré Syndrome / CIDP Foundation International Call for information on local chapters

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Multiple Sclerosis

National Multiple Sclerosis Society chapters: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/flc

Mid-Florida National Multiple Sclerosis Society 3659 Maguire Blvd., Suite 110

Orlando, FL 32803 Phone: (407) 896-3873 Email: info@flc.nmss.org

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/FLN North Florida National MS Society 4237 Salisbury Rd. Suite 406 Jacksonville, FL 32216 Phone: 904-332-6810 Phone: 1-800-FIGHTMS Email: msnorfla@fln.nmss.org http://www.nmssfls.org

South Florida National MS Society

3201 West Commercial Boulevard, Suite 127 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

Phone: 954 731-4224; 305 599-0299 Phone: (800) FIGHT- MS

Email: fls@nmss.org http://www.msaa.com/

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America MSAA Southeast Regional Office

PO Box 66565 St. Petersburg FL 33736 (800) 532-7667, ext. 154 (727) 367-113 (727) 367-1195 Fax E-mail: lchaney@msaa.com Support Groups

Meets Third Sat. 1 pm Meets First Thurs. 10:30 am

Religion Ed. Center Our Lady of the Lakes Grapevine Comm. Church

1310 Maxamilian St. 4311 SW Darwin Ave.

Deltona, FL Port St. Lucie, FL

Contact: Nayda Cuevas Contact: Bonnie Cottrell

386-789-0332

772-344-6110 Meets Every Thurs. 7:30-9 pm

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12700 W. Forest Blvd. Wellington/West Palm, FL

Contact Jim and Vickie Stanfield 561-793-7189 or

Helen LoVetre 561-753-0949

Muscular Dystrophy

http://www.mdausa.org/

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Put your zip code in the “Find your local MDA” section to find the clinics that treat MD in your area.

Post-Polio Syndrome http://www.post-polio.org/net/pdirhm.asp

Post-Polio Health International

Visit website for Clinics, Health Professionals, and Support Groups in your area

Spina Bifida

www.sbaa.org

Spina Bifida Association of America Florida SBAA Clinics

University of Florida Nemours Hospital

Spina Bifida Clinic Spina Bifida Clinic

1600 SW Archer Rd. 807 Nira Street

Gainesville, FL 32610 Jacksonville, FL 32207

Phone: 352-334-0228 Phone: 904-390-3562

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women CMS - St. Petersburg

Spina Bifida Center Spina Bifida Clinic

92 W. Miller Street 3251 3rd Avenue, S. Suite 130

Orlando, FL 32806 St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Phone: 321-841-5683 Phone: 727-893-2775

Children's Medical Service Shriner's Hospital for Children - Tampa

Spina Bifida Clinic Spina Bifida Clinic

6800 N. Dale Mabry #130 12502 N. Pine Drive

Tampa, FL 33614 Tampa, FL 33612-9499

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Children's Medical Service Myelo Clinic

5101 Greenwood Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33407 Phone: 561-881-5040 Ext.3027 Florida SBAA Chapters:

SBA of Florida & Jacksonville SBA of Florida Space Coast

807 Children's Way 3685 Starlight Ave.

Jacksonville, FL 32207 Merritt Island, FL 32953

Toll-free: (800) 722-6355 Phone: (321) 454-9737

FAX: (904) 390-3466 Fax: (321) 454-9737

Email: sbaf@sbaj.org Email: sbafsc@earthlink.net

SBA of Southeast Florida SBA of Tampa Bay, Inc.

8431 SW 33 Terrace P.O. Box 151038

Miami, FL 33155 Tampa, FL 33684

Phone: (305) 220-2559 Phone: (813) 933-4827

Phone: (954) 472-4089 Email: sbatampabay@aol.com

Fax: (954) 472-7252 cougargrl8@aol.com

Email: Tianini06@aol.com

Spinal Cord Injury http://www.fscirc.com/

Florida Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center Tampa General Rehabilitation Center

c/o Florida Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center 6 Tampa General Circle - Room R212

Tampa, FL 33606 Phone: 813.844.4711 Toll-Free: 1-866-313-2940

Justin Stark: justin_stark@doh.state.fl.us

Anthony Radano: anthony_radano@doh.state.fl.us

http://www.sci.med.miami.edu/

South Florida Spinal Cord Injury Model System University of Miami School of Medicine

South Florida SCI Model Systems PO Box 016960 Mailing Locator D-48 Miami, FL 33101 Phone: 305-585-1320 800-5452292 Fax: 305-585-1340 http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Workforce/BrainSC/

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Florida Department of Health

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C-25

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1744 Phone: 850-245-4045

866-875-5660 Fax: 850-921-0499 www.mjhha.org

Miami Jewish Home and Hospital 5200 NE 2nd Ave.

Miami, FL 33137 305-751-8626 ext. 3843 info@mjhha.org

MJHH has been designated by the state of Florida as its first brain and spinal cord injury ventilator dependent rehabilitation program.

www.spinalcord.org

http://www.spinalcord.org/chapters/listing.php?stateid=10 National Spinal Cord Injury Association’s Florida resources Regional Support Groups from NSCIA list:

Florida Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 5165 Adanson Street

Orlando, FL 32804 Phone: 407-823-2967

407-623-1070 Healthsouth

Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital 101 East Florida Avenue

Melbourne, FL 32901 Phone: 321-984-4600 Healthsouth

Capital Rehabilitation Hospital 1675 Riggins Road

Tallahassee, FL 32308-5315 Phone: 850-656-4800

Tampa Bay Area Support Group c/o Florida SCI Resource Center Healthsouth

90 Clearwater Largo Road Largo, FL 33770

Phone: 813-844-4286 800-995-8544 Fax: 813-844-4322

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Other Regional Support Groups:

Citrus County Spinal Cord Injury Support Group Phone: 352-631-0191

Contact: Rufus Walters http://www.goscin.com/

Greater Orlando Spinal Cord Injury Network Phone: (407) 900-6724

Meetings are held at different locations. GOSCIN is a group for persons with SCI in the Orlando area. Their mission is to serve the needs of people with SCIs in employment, adaptive sports, recreation, social functions, networking, outreach, SCI prevention, and guest speakers for the group.

The Spinal Cord Injury Support Group of South Florida c/o Healthsouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital

4399 Nob Hill Road Sunrise, FL 33351 Contact: Sue Krinsky

Phone: 954-746-1341 leave message Fax: 954-746-1365

Spinal Cord Group of Collier County, Inc Phone 239-825-9999

E-mail: purposeNmission@aol.com United on Wheels

An outpatient, educational social-support group for Spanish speaking persons with a spinal cord injury, their families and friends.

This group meets on a monthly basis in the community. Coordinator: Dr. Mayra M. Miro

Telephone: 305.585.1339 Email: mmiro@med.miami.edu West Florida Hospital

8383 North Davis Highway Pensacola, FL 32514

Tel: (850) 494-3212

Spinal Cord Injury Reunion Group, call for details http://www.wellflorida.org/

WellFlorida Council

Click on Resources to see report on spinal cord injury in Florida Women on Wheels

A support group for females with SCI

Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month English session: Noon to 2:00 PM

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Location: Lois Pope LIFE Center – 7th Floor The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

1095 N.W. 14th Terrace Miami, FL 33136

Coordinator: Dr. Mayra M. Miro Telephone: 305.585.1339

Email: mmiro@med.miami.edu

Stroke

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Family/heart/index.html Florida Dept of Health’s info on stroke

http://www.strokeassociation.org

American Stroke Association Telephone: 1-888-478-7653

Call for the stroke support group in your area

Stroke Support Group of Flagler County: Providing support for stroke survivors and their family members. Phone: 386-586-3866 or 386-447-0011.

Transverse Myelitis

http://www.myelitis.org

Transverse Myelitis Association

http://www.myelitis.org/local/florida/index.htm Florida TM Support Group

http://transmyelitis.meetup.com/ TM MeetUp

Enter your postal code for a MeetUp in your area. Usually meets at a local restaurant.

General Disability Resources

http://www.disabilityresources.org/FLORIDA.html Disability Resources.org for Florida

www.nichcy.org

NICHCY: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities Florida State Resources

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http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/comm/Florida.html Family Village Florida Disability Resources

http://www.yellowpagesforkids.com/help/fl.htm Florida Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities www.floridaarf.org

Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Inc. 2475 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 205

Tallahassee, FL 32301-4946 (850) 877-4816

E-mail: tfarmer@floridaarf.org

http://www.fpta.org/

Florida Physical Therapy Association 1705 South Gadsden Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301

http://www.flota.org/mc/page.do

Florida Occupational Therapy Association 2910 Kerry Forest Parkway, D4-393

Tallahassee, FL 32309 Phone: 850-894-4255 Fax: 850-894-4255 Email: Fota@innss.com www.apse.org http://www.apse.org/chapters/details.cfm?id=6

Florida Association for Persons in Supported Employment Arc/ITEC 2101 Arc Dr. St. Augustine, FL 32084 904-824-7249 Fax 904-824-8063 http://www.abletrust.org/links/agency_listings.shtml Able Trust: Disability Services in Florida

www.FLAIRS.org

Florida Alliance for Information and Referral Services http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/Inside_AHCA/index.shtml Florida Agency for Health Care Administration 2727 Mahan Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32308 Phone: 888-419-3456

Wheelchair Accessible Taxicabs Available In Miami-Dade County: American Taxi

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2221 NE 164 Street

North Miami Beach, Fl 33160 Phone: 305-947-333

Two (2) wheelchair accessible cabs Central Taxi Service

740 Alton Road

Miami Beach, Fl 33139 Phone: 305-532-5555

Two (2) wheelchair accessible cabs

Coral Cab

22284 NW 36 Street Miami Fl 33142 Phone: 305-633-2227

One (1) Wheelchair accessible cab Crown Taxi

4141 N. Miami Avenue #201 Miami, FL 33127

Phone: 305-445-5555

Seven (7) wheelchair accessible cabs Diamond Cab

140 NW 8 Avenue Miami, Fl 33128 Phone: 305-545-5555

One (1) wheelchair accessible cab Flamingo Taxi

198 NW 79 Street Miami, FL 33150 Phone: 305-599-9999

Two (2) wheelchair accessible cabs Miami Dade Taxi

2766 NW 62 Street Miami, FL 33142 Phone: 305-551-1111

Three (3) wheelchair accessible cabs Super Yellow Cab

3109 NW 27 Avenue Miami, FL 33142 Phone: 305-888-7777

Eleven (11) wheelchair accessible cabs Transportation Sunshine

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Miami, FL 33134 Phone: 305-445-3333

Two (2) wheelchair accessible cabs USA Taxi

3620 NW 22 Avenue Miami, FL 33142 Phone: 305-888-8888

Three (3) wheelchair accessible cabs Yellow Cab

3775 NW 36 Street Miami, FL 33142 Phone: 305-444-4444

Three (3) wheelchair accessible cabs

For additional information, to file a complaint or to record a compliment call 305-375-3677 www.ability1st.info Ability 1st 1823 Buford Court Tallahassee, FL 32308 Phone: 850-575-9621 TTD: 850-576-5245 Fax: 850-575-5740 Email: ability1st@ability1st.info Or 625 Highway 231, Suite 10-B Panama City, FL 32401 Phone: 850-769-6890 TTD: 850-769-1513 Fax: 850-769-6891 Email: drcbc@bellsouth.net

Provides independent living, information and referral, etc. http://www.wheelsofsuccess.org/need-help/index.html Wheels of Success

Phone: 813- 490-9443

Wheels of Success is Tampa Bay's only 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing a full range of transportation solutions, including vehicle replacement; car repair; and licensing, car payment and down payment assistance to low and moderate income working families.

Wheelchairs on the Go: Accessible Fun in Florida A book on wheelchair accessibility in Florida.

www.thinkfirst.org

ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation 29W120 Butterfield Rd., Suite 105

Warrenville IL 60555 Phone: 630-393-1400

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800-THINK56 Fax: 630-393-1402

Email: thinkfirst@thinkfirst.org

ThinkFirst offers evidence-based injury prevention programs for students of all ages through their network of healthcare-based chapters. Health educators and people who have experienced brain or spinal cord injuries help students understand the importance of making safe choices related to vehicles, sports, violence and falls. To find chapter information in your area, please go to their website and click on the “Chapter Site” tab.

The information contained in this message is presented for the purpose of educating and informing you about paralysis and its effects. Nothing contained in this message should be construed nor is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider. Should you have any health care related questions, please call or see your physician or other qualified health care provider promptly. Always consult with your physician or other qualified health care provider before embarking on a new treatment, diet or fitness program. You should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this message.

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