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Community Resources

Here is where you can find a compilation of services in the Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, and Pinellas County areas!

Caregiver Video Library

An initiative created by our Executive Director, our Caregiver Video Library aims to provide families with easily accessible information for their caregiving journeys. We are honored and excited to grow this resource. Be sure to check for new uploads!

APD Med Waiver Essentials

Family Empowerment for Students with Unique Abilities Scholarship Info

Other Helpful Links

🐝BTS Community Resource Guide🐝

Here is our resource guide we created with various services and nonprofits for families and individuals affected by autism and related diagnoses. These are primarily offered in the Sarasota, Manatee, and Tampa Bay Area.

*Last Updated 7/12/2023*

The Red Book

The Red Book serves as a general reference source for the employment-related provisions of the Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities.

Navigating Your IEP - The Family Cafe

“Navigating Your IEP” will explain why your IEP matters, describe the steps involved in the IEP process, tell you about your legal rights and help you to be ready to take charge of your IEP meeting.


Bookshare is a website with customizable reading services for those affected by dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, or other reading barriers.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - FLDOE

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a service for seeking employment opportunities for those with special needs in order to promote and support their independence.

What is a Special Needs Trust?

An informative legal guide on everything you may need to know about special needs trusts.

Dr. Valerie Roth, PsyD at Children's Psychological Services, LLC

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with Dr. Val for mental health services at our school through the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation! She will be working closely with our students throughout the year to better assist them with positive reframing and overall mental wellness.

Empowering Children with ASD for Better Sleep

Here is a helpful article outlining some background information, causes, techniques, and tips for children with ASD affected by sleep issues.

Life Insurance Guide for Parents of Children with Disabilities

This is a useful guide pertaining to life insurance policies and financial planning for children with disabilities.

Starting a College Fund

Here is an article for parents or guardians discussing when and how to start saving for college, and the different plans that are available for families.

Apraxia Kids

Nationwide resource supporting students with apraxia diagnoses through scholarships, IEP navigation, and parent/community education.

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