Northeast Florida has a strong community of nonprofits that support those with IDDs. These organizations offer many opportunities for volunteering and connecting.
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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 with disabilities.
Club Challenge Orange Park (a division of Challenge Enterprises of North Florida, Inc.)
Club Challenge's mission is to promote the Power of social engagement for individuals seeking friendships while working towards their own personal goals through volunteer service, part-time work and recreational activities in North Florida.
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).
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.
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 Post-Graduate 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.