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Family Resource Guide

Services & Programs for Developmentally Disabled Individuals

ADULT DAY TRAINING (ADT)

Community Resource Network (CRN)
Transportation, Adult Day Training, Speech, Physical & Occupational Therapy

LARC, Inc.
Adult Day Training
Fort Myers & Bonita Springs, Florida

Loveland Center
Adult Day Training
Venice, Florida

UCP Sunrise
Adult Day Training


EDUCATION

ABLE Academy
Full-time school program for preschool through high school age children
Classes and early intervention clinic where preschool age children receive intensive course altering therapy

Center for Independent Living Gulf Coast (CIL)
Education
Self Advocacy

Easter Seals Academy
Provides service to Autistic, Developmentally Disabled, and Learning Challenged Individuals
Academics, Programs, and Job Readiness Programs
Summer camp for ages 5 – 22

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
Pathways

Sharing the Commitment (Collier County Public Schools)
School age programming, IEPC


EMPLOYMENT/SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT

Center for Independent Living Gulf Coast (CIL)
Employment

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
Supported Employment
Work Floor
Serves: Collier, Desoto, Hendry, Glades & Lee Counties

LARC, Inc.
Supported Employment
Fort Myers, Florida

Loveland Center
Supported Employment
Venice, Florida

MVP Autism Foundation
Supported Employment


GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Agency for Person with Disabilities (APD)
Supported Employment, Med Waiver Application, Emergency Placement
Serves: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Hillsborough, Lee, & Manatee counties
State Office Phone: 866.273.2273
Local Ft. Myers Office Phone: 239.338.1371

Collier County Government

Lee County Government

Social Security
Naples Office: 2659 Professional Cir, Ste. 1114, Naples, FL 34119
Fort Myers Office: 3650 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33966

Vocational Rehabilitation
Federal Agency – Job Placement
Phone: 239.593.2543
Address: 10681 Airport Pulling Rd. North, #19, Naples, FL


HOUSING

CASL, dba Renaissance Manor
Assisted living and supportive housing for individuals with mental health and or developmental disabilities
Serves: Charlotte, Collier, Lee, & Sarasota Counties

Center for Independent Living Gulf Coast (CIL)
Independent Living

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
Housing, Supported Living, & Group Homes
Serves: Collier, Desoto, Hendry, Glades & Lee Counties

Home Services of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Residential Rehabilitation (Group Home), Life Skills, Personal Support, Respite Care
Contact: Libet & Yoelvy Romero
Phone: 239.595.5271

LARC, Inc.
Supported Living and Residential Homes
Serves: Lee County

Loveland Center
Loveland Village – 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments in a campus setting
Supported Living
Venice, Florida

Noah’s Ark Central Florida
Village at Noah’s Landing
Supported Living
Lakeland, Florida

Protected Harbor
Group Home for Women
Fort Myers, Florida

Sandy Park Development Center
Intermediate Care Facility (ICF)
Florida Cares ADT Onsite
North Fort Myers, FL

Residential Options of Florida (ROOF)
Housing resources & connections for Floridians with disabilities


RECREATION

Camp Thunderbird
Resident Camp for Developmentally Disabled Individuals
Ages: 6-70
Apopka, Florida

Collier County Park & Rec
Alice Miller, CTRS, Special Populations Coordinator

Collier County Special Olympics

Freedom Waters Foundation
Adaptive Sailing for Children and Adults

House of Gaia
Yoga

Lee County Parks and Recreation
Variety Club (meets M-F)
Social Club (meets Friday evenings)

Lee County Special Olympics

Naples Therapeutic Riding Center
Adaptive horseback riding for the disabled

Trailways Camp
For ages: 18 and over
Any form of disability accepted
Onsite Nurse
Activities include: fishing, canoeing, swimming, water skiing, etc…


TRANSPORTATION

CAT Bus System
Door to Door Transportation Service
Reduced Rate
Contact: Rene for Intake/Application. Phone: 239.252.4985

LeeTran Passport (ADA services)
Door to Door Transportation Service


OTHER

Center for Independent Living Gulf Coast (CIL)
Peer Support

Family Care Council Florida
Through Family Care Council Florida, representatives from each local council meet bimonthly to educate and discuss common concerns while working together to represent individuals with developmental disabilities and their families as a united voice.

Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
Advocacy

Florida Family Network on Disabilities
Mobile applications for people with disabilities.
Apps are for: Self-Advocacy, Parents, Professionals, and Community Members

Miracles Among Us
Offers positive support and guidance after traumatic brain injury

MJ’s Thoughtful Care
Respite Care
Contact: MJ
Phone: 239.370.6727

NAMI Collier County
Programs and services for the mentally ill

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