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The mission of the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) is to support and enhance exceptional student education programs by providing evidence-based, high-quality professional learning opportunities; integrating assistive and instructional technology; promoting family engagement; and ensuring access to early intervention services.

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Our Mission: To empower students with autism and related disabilities to learn academic, social, vocational and independent-living skills using evidence-based strategies and a family-centered approach.

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The Florida Statewide Independent Living Council (FILC) was established in 1999 by amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is a statutory requirement under Federal laws. The FILC is designed to maintain independence and not exist within any state agency, to ensure autonomy of the Independent Living (IL) Program in Florida.

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ILRU, founded in 1977, has a long history of providing research, education and consultation in the areas of independent living, home and community-based services, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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The global mission of Els for Autism is to transform the lives of people with autism and those who care for them through lifetime services and collaborative partnerships.
The Foundation offers programs and services to the entire community, and services are NOT limited to individuals enrolled at The Learning Academy or The Learning Center. Additionally, some individuals may qualify for financial assistance.

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The mission of Specialized Housing is to offer independence with support for adults with disabilities through home ownership, work, an active social life, and community connections.
They have 12 houses in the Boston Metro area (Arlington, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton), and 2 houses in South Portland, Maine.

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Small Miracles in Life Exist (SMILE Mass) is a 501 C3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping families raising children or adults with disabilities enjoy happy, healthy memories through education, vacation, and recreation experiences.
SMILE Mass strives to become the leading resource for handicap accessibility in vacation and recreation experiences.
Service Area: New Hampshire · Connecticut · Boston, MA · Vermont · New Jersey · Maine · Rhode Island

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The mission of UHCCF is to provide medical grants to enhance the quality of life of children across the United States. Purpose: The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) offers timely financial support to families so they can focus on what is most important – enhancing the quality of life of their child. UHCCF grants help with medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a family’s commercial health insurance.

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The Songs of Love Foundation is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that creates free, personalized, original songs to uplift children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical, or emotional challenges, while also fostering a supportive and empowering platform for singer/songwriters to share their unique talents and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

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The mission of Adam’s Camp is to realize the potentials and develop the strengths of children and young adults by bringing together families with professionals and volunteers to collaboratively provide customized, intensive therapy, family support, and recreation in a camp environment.

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Heart of Surfing is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 2014 by Cindy & Bob Fertsch, inspired by their own son Jamie, who loved riding the waves.
Heart of Surfing is a grassroots, local organization – made up of incredible volunteers that believe that everyone has the ability to participate and have fun.
Our mission is to create positive experiences for individuals with autism and/or other developmental disabilities through recreational activities. We offer surfing, skateboarding/scootering, roller skating, ice skating and more!

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Sunshine Foundation is a unique children’s charity, as it is the only national wish-granting organization that answers the dreams or wishes of children with life-long chronic illnesses or conditions, including level 3 severe autism and Down syndrome. Unlike other charities that typically turn away children because their diagnosis is not considered life-threatening or critical, Sunshine Foundation is proud to serve these deserving children and their income-limited families.

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The mission of the McLindon Family Foundation (MFF) is to provide adaptive bikes to children with additional needs so that they can build critical core strength, boost confidence and nurture friendships, all of which help these children maximize their potential and participation in society.

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The Ted Lindsay Foundation is focused on elevating public awareness in the community regarding the need for increased funding and support for children with autism. We work to raise and dispense funds to new and existing research projects that focus on the cause and treatment of autism. We also provide funding for training programs, educational programs and social services for children with autism.

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The LENN Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity that provides grant opportunities for children with cerebral palsy to receive the pediatric intensive therapies they need to thrive.

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The Jiselle Lauren Foundation was born from a desire to help a little girl live a life to her full potential. Jiselle's family realizes that they are fortunate to have a great support system for sweet Jiselle; They also know that many families facing disability are not so lucky. This foundation was launched to help families in Middle Tennessee and beyond meet the needs of their children with disabilities and help them live life to their full potential through financial and community support.

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The purpose of the Alyssa V Phillips Foundation is to support individuals with Cerebral Palsy (“CP”) with a focus on assisting children with CP, the families of children with CP, or any individual impacted by CP in maximizing independence.

The Foundation may provide financial support to those impacted by CP so that they can receive ongoing and necessary therapy treatments or medical equipment to increase independence where such benefits are not covered by medical insurance.

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We offer dance classes designed specifically for people with additional needs in mind so that they have the same opportunities as their peers to reach their goals. Through technical training and performance opportunities, our dancers get the depth and breadth of a standard dance education tailored just for them.

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PAN Foundation helps underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases get the medications and treatments they need by assisting with their out-of-pocket costs and advocating for improved access and affordability.

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