Family Resource Page
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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 3/31/2021*
“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.
The Independent Living Category provides information and resources for school professionals, students and families regarding independent living options and strategies for students with disabilities.
The Red Book serves as a general reference source about 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.
The Wallet Card
The Wallet Card Video is a free tool that explains when and how to use the wallet card.
It includes depictions of three different scenarios where the Wallet Card brings clarity to interactions between people with ASD and law enforcement.
Created by the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities UCEDD at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Inclusion Florida aims to provide effective resources for people with developmental disabilities in Florida. A great website for healthcare, employment, and community living opportunities.
The Administration for Community Living was created to that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.
Autism Shifts is an organization that provides specialized training, resources, and connection opportunities to people on the spectrum.
Bookshare is a website with customizable reading services for those affected by dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, or other reading barriers.
Wrightslaw is a resource site for reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.
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.
An informative legal guide on everything you may need to know about special needs trusts.
The modifications you can make to your home for those who struggle with sensory integration.
Here is a site with activities for children who may have been through traumatic experiences to help with emotional regulation and reflection.
The Service Club of Manatee County serves children who reside in the county by raising and distributing funding for the benefit of those who are in need of food, shelter, clothing, health services, or educational services.