Resources

 

Fort Myers Based:

GiGi's Playhouse

Gigisplayhouse.org

(239) 703-7960
fortmyers@GiGisplayhouse.org

Special Equestrians

Special Equestrians.net

Jan Fifer, Executive Director

Spequestrian@gmail.com

 

Across Florida: 

Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida

407-538-3537

dsfflorida.org

 

Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization

954-825-0400

bgcdownsyndrome.org

 

Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida

407-478-5621

dsacf.org

 

Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville (DSAJ)

904.353.6300

Debbie Revels, Executive Director

dsaj.org

 

The Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group

772-266-3211

Port Salerno, FL 

tcdownsyndromeag.org

Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee

850-276-9859

Dana Rainey, Executive Director

dsatallahassee.com

The Family Cafe

Offers an annual conference with information, training, and networking for differently abled Floridians. 

Tallahassee, FL

850-224-4670

familycafe.net

 

Children's Medical Services

A collection of programs for eligible children with special needs.

cms-kids.com

 

Florida Office on Disability & Health

Website contains a wide range of disability inclusive articles.

fodh.phhp.ufl.edu

 

F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Hillsborough County

813-245-2782

 

Educational Resources

 

The Gardiner Scholarship Program

fldoe.org

 

McKay Scholarships

fldoe.org

 

Florida Department of Education-

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Helps eligible individuals with physical or mental disabilities find, get, or keep a better suited job.

rehabworks.org

 

ABLE United

Offers information on ways to save for your love ones with disabilities.

888-524-2253

ableunited.com

 

Disability Rights Florida

Nonprofit organization that provides legal advocacy and rights protection for adults and children with disabilities.  

800-342-0823

disabilityrightsflorida.org

 

Nationwide:

National Down Syndrome Society

800-221-4602

www.ndss.org

 

National Down Syndrome Congress 

1.800.232.NDSC (6372)

The Down Syndrome Information Alliance

916-658-1686

info@downsyndromeinfo.org

downsyndromeinfo.org

Center on Technology and Disability

Great online resources including a large library and webinars on all aspects of assistive technology.

ctdinstitute.org

Dental Care Guidance for Caregivers of Patients with Down Syndrome

888-420-6826

emergencydentistsusa.com

 

Deliver the Dream

Provides therapeutic programs to families facing a serious illness, crisis or disability.

888-OUR-DREAM

deliverthedream.org

Down syndrome Diagnosis Network (DSDN)

dsdiagnosisnetwork.org

Down syndrome Pregnancy

Provides therapeutic programs to families facing a serious illness, crisis or disability.

downsyndromepregnancy.org

 

National Down Syndrome Adoption Network

513-709-1751

ndsan.org

Parenting Special Needs Magazine

parentingspecialneeds.org

Ruby's Rainbow 

Offers college scholarships for students with Down syndrome. 

(512) 879-7801 

rubysrainbow.org

 

TSA Cares

Helpline that provides additional assistance during the screening process for those traveling with disabilities.

855-787-2227

tsa.gov

 

Publications:

New Beginnings

A magazine for parents of individuals with Down syndrome. From the Down syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City.  

Click here.

Your Baby has Down Syndrome.

A guide for parents.

A Down's syndrome association publication.

Click here.

 

Know someone who's expecting a child with trisomy 21? Reach out to these organizations!

Love That Surpasses

Provides bags of hope to expecting parents.

lovethatsurpasses@gmail.com

Jack's Basket

Provides a celebratory basket supplying new or expecting parents with resources and support.

www.jacksbasket.org

Brittany's Basket of Hope

Provide celebratory baskets offering resources, connection, and joy.

www.brittanysbasketsofhope.org