Agency for Persons with Disabilities

An agency separate from the Department of Children and Families, specifically tasked with serving the needs of Floridians with developmental disabilities. APD works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. APD also provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services.

The Family Cafe

The Family Café exists to provide individuals with disabilities and their families with an opportunity for collaboration, advocacy, friendship and empowerment by serving as a facilitator of communication, a space for dialogue and a source of information

Suncoast Epilepsy Association

Lambert’s Therapy Groups

Offer Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy to people with developmental disabilities

The Arc of Tampa Bay


The AFIRE organization supports and networks with other organizations whose priority is also to support people with disabilities. Some examples are: Provider Fairs, Family Cafe, Family Care Council, ARC of Florida, Florida Unites, AdvocareTrust and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities.

Florida Homeless Education
Florida Department of Education
State Coordinator: Lorraine Husum Allen

Miracle 4 Michael Inc
Resource for single parents within the Tampa bay community who have special needs children in the home. Services include providing utility assistance, school supplies, toiletries.

Florida Division of Blind Services

Offers a variety of supports for Floridians who have visual impairments including Blind Babies Program, Children’s Program, School-to-work Program, Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Independent Living Services, Rehabilitation Center, Business Enterprises Program.

Family Network on Disabilities (FND)


Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)