Resources for Parents & Educators

Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) provides this information as a convenience and for informational purposes only.  The purpose is to help families discover services, programs, resources, and activities available for their child with special needs. Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) and FDLRS do not endorse or guarantee any products or services identified on these external sites and bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Families should research any program they are considering before making an informed decision.

updated 9/11/2020

4-H CLUBS
Local Website   State Website   National Website

AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Local Contact   State Website   Resource Directory

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Local Website   National Website

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
Local Website   National Website

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE DEAF/BLIND
National Website

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION
State Website   National Website

ARC
Local Website   State Website   National Website

ARTS4ALL FLORIDA
State Website

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION
State Website   National Website

AUTISM SPEAKS
National Website

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS
Local Website   State Website   National Website

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Local Website   National Website

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS
Local Website   National Website 

BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD INJURY PROGRAM (BSCIP) Florida Department of Health
State Website

BRIGHT EXPECTATIONS
State Website

BRIGHT FEATS
Local Website   State Website

BUDDY BASEBALL
Local Website

CAMP ENDEAVOR
State Website

CATHOLIC CHARITIES BUREAU, INC.
National Website

CENTER FOR AUTISM & RELATED DISABILITIES (CARD)
Local Website   State Website   Safety Programs by County

CEREBRAL PALSY GROUP
National Website  Cerebral Palsy Guide

CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN
Local Website   Resource List

CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL Early Learning Coalition
Local Website   State Website

CHILD WELFARE – Florida Department of Children and Families
State Website

CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (CHADD)
National Website

CHILDREN’S BOARD - HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
Local Website   2020 Family Guide (English)   2020 Family Guide (Spanish) Family Resource Centers

CHILDREN’S HOME NETWORK..
State Website   Programs

CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY
Local Website   State Website

CHILDREN'S MEDICAL SERVICES (CMS) - State of Florida
Local Website   State Website

COLLEGE GUIDE FOR STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS
National Website

COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
Local Website   State Website   National Website

CRISIS CENTER OF TAMPA BAY
Local Website

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
Local Website   National Website

DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES - CHILDREN AND FAMILIES PROGRAM
State Website

DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Local Website   State Website

DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA
State Website  

EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCIL OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
Local Website   Programs

EARLY STEPS - Children's Medical Services
Local Contact   State Website

EASTER SEALS
State Website   National Website

EASTER SEALS FLORIDA CAMP CHALLENGE
Camp Website

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION
State Website   National Website

FAMILY CARE COUNCIL FLORIDA
Local Contact   State Website

FAMILY NETWORK ON DISABILITIES
State Website

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERS
Local Website   Resources

FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR ASSISTIVE SERVICES IN TECHNOLOGY (FAAST)
Local Contact   State Website

FLORIDA AND VIRGIN ISLANDS DEAF-BLIND COLLABORATIVE
State Website

FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF CENTERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
State Website

FLORIDA DeafBlind ASSOCIATION
State Website

FLORIDA CENTER FOR INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES
Local Website

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
State Website

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
State Website

FLORIDA HEALTH AND TRANSITION SERVICES (HATS)
Local Website   State Website

FLORIDA HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Local Website   State Website

FLORIDA KIDCARE
State Website

FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE 
State Website

FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
State Website

FLORIDA TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY, INC. 
State Website

FLORIDA YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY
State Website

GIGI’S PLAYHOUSE DOWN SYNDROME ACHIEVEMENT CENTERS
Local Website   National Website

GIRL SCOUTS
Local Website   National Website

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
National Website

GRACEPOINT
Local Website

HEAD START
Local HCPS Website   Local Migrant Contact   Local BOCC Contact   State Website   National Website

HEALTHY START
Local Website   State Website   National Website 

HELEN KELLER SERVICES AND NATIONAL CENTER
State Website   National Website

HILLSBOROUGH AREA REGIONAL TRANSIT (HART)
Local Website   Travel Training Website

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY RECREATION FOR KIDS
Local Website

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SPORTS AND ATHLETICS
Local Website

I CAN CONNECT
State Website   National Website

IDEA DISPUTE RESOLUTION PARENT GUIDES
State Website

INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCE CENTER (AND TEMPORARY LOAN CLOSET)
Local Website   State Website   National Website

KINSHIP SERVICES
State Website

LEGAL AID
Local Website   State Website   National Website

MARCH OF DIMES
State Website   National Website

MEDICAID PROGRAM - Agency for Health Care Administration
State Website   National Website

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION
Local Contact   State Website   National Website

NAMI FLORIDA INC. National Alliance on Mental Illness
Local Website   State Website   National Website

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR DOWN SYNDROME
National Website

NATIONAL CENTER ON ACCESSIBLE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
National Website

NATIONAL DEAF BLIND EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM
(I CAN Connect, Helen Keller National Center, and Florida Telecommunications Relay)
State Website   National Website

NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME CONGRESS
National Website

NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
National Website

NATIONAL PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)
Local Website   State Website   National Website

OFFICE OF EARLY LEARNING
Local Website   State Website

PARENTS AS TEACHERS
Local Website   National Website

PROJECT 10 TRANSITION EDUCATION NETWORK
Local Contact   State Website

PROJECT 10 SECONDARY TRANSITION ROADMAP
State Website

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
Local Website   Florida Contact   National Website

SCOTTISH RITE - CHILDHOOD LANGUAGE PROGRAM
State Website   About

SEDNET The Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
Local Contact   State Website

SELF RELIANCE, INC. CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
Local Website

SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
Local Website      National Website

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Contact Information   State Website   National Website

SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Local Website   State Website   National Website

SPINA BIFIDA ASSOCIATION
State Website   National Website

SUCCESS 4 KIDS & FAMILIES (S4KF)
Local Website

SUPPORTING & EMPOWERING EDUCATIONAL & DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES (SEEDS)
Local Website

TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA – Quit Smoking
State Website

TOURETTE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
State Website   National Website

UNITED CELEBRAL PALSY (UCP) OF TAMPA BAY
Local Website

UNITED WAY
Local Website   State Website   National Website

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA|IFAS (Solutions for your Life)
Local Website

VOLUNTARY PRE-KINDERGARTEN
Local Website   State Website 

YMCA
Local Website   State Website   National Website