Northeast Florida has a strong community network of nonprofits that serve as a unique, positive system of care for those with IDDs. If you are interested in helping out, there are many great nonprofit organizations where you can connect with people with IDDs.

For more information about local nonprofits that work with persons with IDD, contact a nonprofit from the list below.

Angelwood, Inc.
Assists families in caring for the special needs of their loved ones through a variety of programs suited to individualized goals

The Arc Jacksonville
Promotes and protects the human rights of people with IDDs

(Building Abilities Special Children and Adults)
Helps individuals with IDDs achieve a higher quality of life and sense of belonging

Ben’s Place
Provides social experiences and supports the independence of individuals with disabilities

Best Buddies
Works to end the social, physical and economic isolation of people with IDDs through a variety of inclusion programs

Camp I Am Special
Offers a traditional overnight camp experience for children and young adults challenged by physical, emotional and mental disabilities

(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

(Independent Living Resource Center)

Empowers people with disabilities by developing and monitoring individualized Independent

L’Arche Harbor House
Creates a community where people with IDDs can share their gifts and nurture relationships

Making Strides for Autism
Provides support and resources for individuals and families affected by autism

Pine Castle
Serves adults with IDDs and provides support to their families across Northeast Florida

Special Olympics Florida (Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau/St. Johns)
Provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with IDDs


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