Persons with Disabilities (APD) The Agency for Persons
with Disabilities assists people who have developmental disabilities
and their families. APD also provides assistance to identify
the needs of people with developmental disabilities and funding to
purchase supports and services.
Care Council Advocates, educates, and empowers individuals
with developmental disabilities and their families, partnering with
the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, to bring quality
services to individuals for dignity and choice.
Alliance for Human Services
a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of a Health
and Social Services Master Plan (SSMP) for Miami-Dade County.
University (FIU) Disability Resource Center(DRC)
DRC is the department within the University responsible for
providing students with disabilities, with the necessary support to
successfully complete their education and participate in activities
available to all students.
Business Leadership Network (BLN) The Miami-Dade Business
Leadership Network (BLN) is an employer-to-employer network with a
common vision to increase workforce diversity through the
recruitment and hiring of qualified workers with disabilities.
Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Inc. (JCS)
An agency that provides
exemplary social services in South Florida on behalf of the Jewish
community which promotes the quality of life and the maximum
achievement of potential within that community and the community as
Independent Living of South Florida Assists anyone with a disability to achieve and maintain an
independent and self-determined lifestyle to the maximum extent
possible and to vigorously advocate for systems change that results
in equality, dignity, and freedom of choice, and eliminates barriers
that prevent people with disabilities from achieving their full
Miami Dade College (MDC) Miami
Dade College provides accessible, affordable, high quality education
by keeping the learner's needs at the center of decision-making and
working in partnership with its dynamic, multi-cultural community.
MDC offers a full complement of programs,
services, and activities to meet the educational, cultural, and
training needs of our community.
Commission on Disability
The primary role of
is to advise the
on County government
issues that affect people with disabilities.
County Public Schools (MDCPS)Provides and supports the highest
quality education for our diverse community of children and adult
for Developmental Handicaps (CCDH) Provides services to people with
physical, developmental, and sensory disabilities. A
coalition of consumers; families; advocates; community service
providers; and other public, private and governmental organizations.
Dade Transit (MDT) The largest
transit agency in the state of Florida! We strive daily to keep our
Metrobus, Metrorail, Metromover, and Paratransit services safe,
reliable, and courteous. We are especially proud to be an accessible
system offering mobility to people with disabilities. After all,
every customer is our number-one priority. Whether you're a resident
or visitor, we hope this website offers all the information you need
to travel safely and comfortably around our community.
Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
A statewide employment resource for businesses and
people with disabilities. Their mission is to enable individuals
with disabilities to obtain and keep employment.
for students with Severe Emotional Disturbance
(SEDNET) A regional, interagency
networking project, which has been established to improve the range
of quality of programs for students with emotional handicaps and
severe emotional disturbance in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Miami-Dade Provides services to children and adults with or
without disabilities and other special needs and their families.
Parent To Parent
of Miami, Inc. A community wide, tax exempt, non-profit
organization that provides information, educational training,
support, and emergency assistance, to families who have children and
adults with disabilities and/or special needs.
Epilepsy Foundation of South Florida Advocates
for the rights and needs of people with epilepsy
and seizure disorders, including ensuring that the community creates
and provides necessary support services.
Administration (SSI)The Social Security and Supplemental
Security Income disability programs are the largest of several
Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.
Family Care Council
of Florida (FCCF) The missions of the FCCF is to advocate,
educate, and empower individuals with developmental disabilities and
their families, partnering with the Agency for Persons with
Disabilities (APD) to bring quality services to individuals for
dignity and choice.
Florida Workforce Provides high quality,
customized employment and training solutions to workers and
employers in support of Economic Development in Miami-Dade and
Family Network on
Disabilities of Florida (FND) Provides parent training,
information and support to families of children and adults with
Living-Assistance Development, Inc. (SCLAD)
living, economic self-sufficiency and full community integration for
people with disabilities by providing and coordinating support
services; and, by generating employment and vocational opportunities
and affordable barrier free housing.
Florida Department of Health-
Children's Medical Services (CMS)/Youth Transitions
websites that are listed here contain information that the
Children's Medical Services Network believes are useful for teens
and young adults with special health care needs, as well as everyone
who is working with them, as they transition to all aspects of adult
life, including health, education, employment, insurance, and
independence. Sites were chosen that provide Florida and/or national
information. The CMS Network hopes you will find them to be useful.
Transition Center The
Transition Center is located in Norman Hall at the University of
Florida. Their goal is to be a resource for all those working in the
area of transition across the state of Florida. They strive toward
achieving this goal through workshops, research, dissemination of
products, involvement in the state's Transition Task Force, and
Diagnostic & Learning Resources System-South (FDLRS-S) A special
education support system for educators and other professionals who
work with exceptional children. Provides diagnostic and
instructional support services to district exceptional student
education programs and families of students with varying exceptionalities.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
of South Florida UCP programs and services are designed to
meet the special needs of each individual and family served, with a
common goal: to enable people with disabilities to reach their
greatest potential, and achieve rewarding and productive lives as
fully participating members of their communities.