ESE Community Resources

  • AbleData

    AbleData provides impartial information on products, solutions and resources to improve productivity and ease with life’s tasks.

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  • Academy of Ballet Arts

    Develops the potential of each student to express his or her individual ideas and emotions through the beauty of movement.

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  • AFB: American Foundation for the Blind

    The American Foundation for the Blind removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential.

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  • American Association of People with Disabilities

    The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

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  • American Printing House for the Blind (APH)

    The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is a nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are visually impaired.

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  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    Provides information and Technical Assistance regarding requlations and protections for persons with disabilities.

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  • APD Cares

    Agency that supports persons with developmental disabilities in Living, Learning, and working in their community.

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  • Arts4 All Florida

    A private not-for-profit organization, Arts4All (formerly VSA Florida) conducts art education programs in schools, Department of Juvenile Justice facilities, and community centers

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  • Aunt Bertha Social Care Network

    A referral network for social services in the United States.

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  • Autism Society

    Works to improve the lives of all affected by autism.

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  • Blue Butterfly Production

    Supports local artists to bolster cultural enrichment in the community, while it simultaneously serves as a crossover to utilize said talents for powerful philanthropic work

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  • Bookshare

    An Accessble Online Library for People with print disabilities.

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  • CADRE

    Supporting the prevention and resolution of disputes through partnership and collaboration

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  • CARD USF

    Center for Autism and Related Disabilities: Florida Department of Education funded program providing support, guidance, and resources for families,professionals, community agencies, and persons on the spectrum of autism and related disabilities.

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  • CEC Suncoast

    The Council for Exceptional Children is a professional association of educators dedicated to advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. We accomplish our mission through advocacy, standards, and professional development.

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  • Center for Parent Information and Resources

    Information and products created for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities.

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  • Creative Clay

    Professional artists provide outreach art experiences to people with disabilities, as well as children, veterans and those in shelters

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  • Disabilities Rights Florida

    Disability Rights Florida offers free and confidential services to Floridians with disabilities.

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  • Disability Achievement Center

    Non profit agency to assist persons with disabilities gain independent living skills.

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  • Disabled World

    Independent Health and Disabilities News and Information resource.

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  • Early Steps

    Early intervention for children identified with signficant cognitive or developmental delays, Birth to 3 years old.

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  • Epilepsy Foundation

    The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures.

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  • F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Down Syndrome West Florida

    Families Raising, Inspiring, Educating and Networking for down syndrome west Florida proudly serving Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties.

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  • FAAST

    Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology works to improve the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and awareness activities that increase access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology.

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  • Family Cafe

    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.

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  • Family Center on Deafness

    Provides a multi faceted support system for families with Deaf or Hard of Hearing members.

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  • Family Network on Disabilities

    Assists families around Florida by helping organize events, delivering free workshops, and providing one on one assistance to families who have children with special needs.

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  • FDOE - Exceptional Student Education

    The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services administers programs for students with disabilities.

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  • Florida Diagnostics and Resources Service

    Provides resource information, training opportunities, and guidance for families with children with disabilities. Helping parents build effective partnerships with school based teams.

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  • Florida Kid Care

    Through Florida KidCare, the state of Florida offers health insurance for children from birth through age 18, even if one or both parents are working.

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  • Florida Self-Advocates Network'D

    Florida Self-Advocates Network'D (FL SAND) is a statewide network of grassroots self-advoacy groups.

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  • Florida Youth Council

    The Florida Youth Council is a group of youth (age 15-17) and emerging leaders (age 18-30) with disabilities or special health care needs that live in Florida.

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  • IDEA

    US Department of Education: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation.

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  • Institute of Education Sciences

    A source for research, evaluation and statistics assisting educators, policy makers, and other stakeholders to improve outcomes for students.

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  • International Dyslexia Association Florida

    IDA is a non-profit education and advocacy organization devoted to issues surrounding dyslexia.

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  • Learning Academy

    Customized transition program that assists in preparing young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for employment.

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  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    Information, resources and supports for persons with Multiple Sclerosis.

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  • One Kin Roof

    A non-exclusive, totally inclusive, community environment ~ developing desirable housing options and social networking for people both with and without disabilities.

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  • Pacer Center

    PACER Center's mission is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and provide family programs.

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  • Pinellas Autism Project

    The Pinellas Autism Project serves children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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  • Pinellas Interagency Networking Council for Students

    PINCS was created to support and enhance coordination of services and supports for students with disabilities, and to assist students and their parents in accessing these services.

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  • Project 10

    Project 10 assist Florida school districts and relevant stakeholders in building capacity to provide secondary transition services to students with disabilities in order to improve their academic success and post-school outcomes.

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  • R'Club - HIPPY Program

    Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a home-based, parent involvement, school readiness program that helps parents prepare their three, four and five year old children for success in school and in life.

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  • Ready for Life

    Serves youth in Pinellas Counties 15 – 25 years old that are in foster care or have already transitioned out and are on their own.

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  • SAMHSA

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

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  • SEDNET Florida

    Devoted to facilitating the creation of a comprehensive "system of care" for high-risk students and students with emotional/behavioral disabilities and their families.

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  • Sensory Friends

    Provide information and resources to individuals and families of children with disabilities that assist them with participating in recreational and community activities.

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  • Special Olympics Pinellas

    Year-round sports training and competition for people with intellectual disabilities.

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  • TACA

    The Autism Community in Action (TACA) provides education, support and hope to families living with autism.

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  • TASH

    Supports people with significant disabilities and support needs who are most at risk for being excluded from society.

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  • The ABLE Trust: Employment Support Services

    A private-public partnership foundation in place for Vocational Rehabilitation providing persons with disabilities opportunities for successful employment.

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  • The Arc

    Providing individual advocacy, programs, services, and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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  • Vocational Rehabilitation

    Helps people with disabilities find and maintain employment and enhance their independence.

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  • Pinellas County Schools is providing this information as a service to both families and service providers of children with special needs. Pinellas County Schools is neither sponsoring or endorsing these programs nor endorsing the views of the organizations.


    Please note: In the event you are requiring additional assistance in accessessing the information contained on this informational/resource site, please contact the Pinellas County Schools ESE Parent Services contact person, Tracy McMannus. Email at mcmannust@pcsb.org or by phone at (727)588-6062.