Assists families in caring for the special needs of their loved ones through a variety of programs suited to individualized goals.
(Building Abilities Special Children and Adults)
Helps individuals with IDDs achieve a higher quality of life and sense of belonging
Works to end the social, physical and economic isolation of people with IDDs through a variety of inclusion programs
Camp I Am Special
Camp I Am Special offers both a six-day residential and five-day day camp summer camp experience for children, teenagers and adults who have intellectual and developmental differences. Camp’s strength lies in its diversity and creativity by making inclusion important through fostered friendships between Campers and Buddies.
Challenge Enterprises of North Florida, Inc.
Our motto is Promoting the Power of People and Possibilities. Challenge Enterprises provides person-centered programs, services and work opportunities for individuals of all abilities.
Empowers people with disabilities by developing and monitoring individualized resources
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens, and education.
DLC Nurse & Learn, INC.
DLC Nurse & Learn (DLC) is a quality, child care facility for children with severe disabilities and medically complex conditions. DLC currently offers full and part-time special education preschool, extended day for children of all abilities (birth to 3 years) and for older students attending public school (3-22 years of age).
DSAJ (Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville)
Helps people with Down syndrome achieve their full potential and helps create a more educated, inclusive community
Aids individuals who face barriers to employment by providing innovative employment, training and placement services
Education, middle and high school grades 6-12, multi sensory teaching, standard diploma.
Hope Haven offers programs and services focused on helping children and young adults with a range of educational, developmental and mental health needs overcome obstacles to a normal life. From evaluation to individualized treatment and support plans, Hope Haven’s focus is on supporting the whole family in the journey to help their family member establish a productive, engaging life.
Jacksonville School for Autism
JSA is dedicated to helping individuals with autism and their families by tapping into all available resources to provide “outside of the desk” thinking. With a focus on whole-child development and individualized programs that encourage both family and community involvement, JSA is able to nurture each student to reach his/her full potential. Not just a place for learning, JSA creates an environment where relationships grow and lives are changed.
L’Arche Harbor House
Creates a community where people with IDDs can share their gifts and nurture relationships
Mainspring Academy’s mission is to serve as the premier, comprehensive learning and support center for students with exceptional and special needs in the Jacksonville area.
Morning Star School
Morning Star School serves children in Kindergarten through 12th grade with ADD, Processing Deficits, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Specific Learning Disabilities such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Executive Functioning Deficits, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities and Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit. We are a non-profit organization serving students from 5 counties since 1956. Our school is dedicated to helping children with learning differences become productive, responsible, functioning members of society. With the cooperative efforts of parents, teachers, and our supportive community, students are afforded the opportunity to learn, to thrive and to succeed.
North Florida School of Special Education
North Florida School of Special Education serves students with intellectual and developmental differences between the ages of 6-22. NFSSE also offers a Postgraduate program for young adults between the ages of 22-40, which includes many opportunities for vocational training through business partners and onsite micro-enterprises including Berry Good Farms and Art With Soul.
Pine Castle is a leader on the First Coast, serving adults with intellectual and developmental differences, and providing support to their families. Whether it is teaching a new social or self-care skill, providing vocational training, or helping with a job search—everything we do supports a single goal: empowering adults with intellectual and developmental differences through opportunities to learn, work and connect.
PossABILITIES Plus, Inc
PossAbilities Plus provides on the job experiences in an inclusive setting through real world work opportunities in our Unique Boutique, Cup of Dreams Tearoom, and Sociabilities activity nights. In addition, we provide tutoring, advocacy, job search and resume assistance.
PossAbilities Plus, Inc
PossAbilities Plus seeks to enhance the lives and opportunities of individuals with special needs through training, employment, and social opportunities.
Our mission is to provide professional career enhancement to individuals with differences by providing out of the box job placements.
Special Olympics Florida
(Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau/St. Johns) Provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with IDDs
The Arc Jacksonville
Promotes and protects the human rights of people with IDDs