Florida Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs

 Providing a Helping Hand for Special Needs Children and Families.

When your child gets diagnosed with an injury, disability, or illness, it can feel as if your world is falling apart. We want you to know that you are not alone. There are a plethora of Florida support organizations and resources to help you, your family, and your child.

Florida support

Parent to Parent of Miami

Parent to Parent of Miami is a community resource providing families of children and adults with special needs with information, education, and emotional support. They help parents become better prepared to meet the needs of their children. This non-for-profit is located in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

    Family Network on Disabilities of Florida

    Family Network on Disabilities of Florida

    Family Network on Disabilities of Florida, Inc. is a statewide network of families and individuals who may be at risk, have disabilities, or have special needs. FND works in communities around Florida organizing events, delivering free workshops, and providing assistance to families.

      Nathaniels Hope

      Nathaniel’s Hope

      Nathaniel’s Hope celebrates kids with special needs while educating and equipping communities to provide respite care and programs to their families. Nathaniel’s Hope is located in Orlando, Florida.

      The Family Café

      The Family Café

      Since 1998, The Family Café has connected Floridians with disabilities and their families with information, training, resources, and networking opportunities. They believe that by coming together during their Annual Family Café event, families can support, connect, and build disability-friendly communities. They are located in Tallahassee, Florida.

      OASN

      Outreach Autism Services Network (OASN)

      OASN is a non-profit organization that provides low-cost social and academic programs to individuals on the spectrum for autism and related neuro immune disorders residing in the state of Florida. They are located in Ocala, Florida.

      Tender Care

      Tender Care Medical Services

      Tender Care is a daycare-like center that supports special needs children by providing nursing care, skilled therapies, and developmental stimulation. Our skilled professionals also provide information and training to the child’s caregiver and/or family member. We have 6 locations throughout Florida, one being our newest Lake Park center.

      5 Feeding Tube Myths for New Parents with a Special Needs Child

      Are you a new parent with a special needs child with a feeding tube and can’t distinguish the myths from the facts? We explain five of the most common myths about feeding tubes to put your mind at ease.

      7 Reasons Slime is Good for Sensory Play

      Curious about the benefits of using slime for sensory play? We explain the 7 benefits it has for your child with special medical needs.

      Tender Care PPEC Voted Best of Florida Winner for Children’s Therapy Practices 2023

      Tender Care PPEC is thrilled to be a Best of Florida Regional Winner for Children’s Therapy Practices!

      Tender Care was a Guest on the DocTok Podcast!

      Tender Care’s Director of Marketing, Thomas LoBianco, had the pleasure of being a guest on the DocTok podcast! They discussed Tender Care, a heartwarming adoption story, and how to pursue your dreams.

      Tender Care Becomes a Sponsor at The Miracle League of Palm Beach County Baseball Games!

      Tender Care is sponsoring two of The Miracle League of Palm Beach County baseball seasons! This non-profit organization is open to all children regardless of mental or physical disabilities.

      Tender Care is Attending the Annual Vendor Fair on December 6th at 11am!

      We are so excited to attend the Annual Vendor Fair on December 6th at 11am! This event is hosted by Marion County Children’s Alliance, located in Ocala, FL. Stop by our table to learn more about Tender Care PPEC and how we are involved in the community! 

      Tender Care is Attending OASN’s Community Resource Fair on November 4th at 10am!

      We are so excited to attend OASN’s Community Resource Fair on November 4th at 10am! This event is hosted by OASN, located in Ocala, FL. Stop by our table to learn more about Tender Care PPEC and how we are involved in the community! 

      5 Myths of Sensory Rooms for New Parents with a Special Needs Child

      Are you a new parent of a special needs child with a sensory processing disorder or a sensory sensitivity and are interested in sensory rooms? We explain five of the most common myths about sensory rooms to put your mind at ease.

      5 Myths about Music Therapy for New Parents with a Special Needs Child

      Are you a new parent of a special needs child interested in music therapy and can’t distinguish the myths from the facts? We explain five of the most common myths about this therapy to put your mind at ease.

      Tender Care PPEC’s Palatka Tour

      Tender Care PPEC’s Palatka tour shows the perfect place for your medically complex and fragile child. Our nurses, CNAs, and therapists are specially trained to take care of children with medical complexities. Tender Care provides a daycare-like environment so that your child can feel comfortable and at home.

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