Special Needs Resources in St. Augustine

 St John’s, Putnam, Duval, and Flagler counties

St. Augustine Support

At Tender Care, our goal is to enhance the development of each and every one of our children in every aspect possible. With our collaborative relationships between families, physicians, nurses, and therapists, we know that we can make a difference in your child’s life.

Contact us today to schedule a tour of our facility! 

Pediatrics of St. Augustine

Aliya M. Yasin, a doctor at Pediatrics of St. Augustine, provides care for all children. She is also a member of the Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics. Their building is on US Highway 1 in St. Augustine. 

Lighthouse Pediatrics

Doctor Vincent Luz, owner of Lighthouse Pediatrics, is a Board Certified Pediatrician originally from the Philippines; where he attended and finished medical school at the University of Santo Tomas.  

St. Johns Pediatrics

St. Johns Pediatrics believe in the saying that family is the basic foundation of society. Children are the future of this nation, hence, the mission of St. John’s Pediatrics is to partner with parents in keeping their children healthy, responsible, and productive towards adulthood.

Hope Haven

Hope Haven’s mission is to ensure children and families realize their full potential by providing specialized services and individualized education opportunities.

Prestige Workforce, Inc

Prestige Workforce is a leading employment agency ensuring that individuals with difficulties have limitless opportunities to pursue their dreams.

Betty Griffin Center

Betty Griffin Center helps survivors of domestic and sexual violence navigate through their life- changing traumas to live fulfilling lives on their terms. 

Their focus it to offer protection and quality services to survivors and their children through the operations of a safe and secure shelter, counseling, and transitional support.  

24 Hr Crisis Helpline  (904) 824 1555  

ABA Connection

ABA Connection provides evidence-based and compassionate Behavior Therapy to children and adults in homes, schools, our clinic, and the community. Services include Adult Day Training, Social Skills Groups, Anger Management, Parent Training, and more. Accepting insurance, private pay, and UA Scholarships.

Therapeutic Learning Center

The Therapeutic Learning Center for Children was founded in 1986 to provide the opportunity for hope, growth, and change to children with special needs under the age of 5. Their students have a variety of special needs from Autism, Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay and Cerebal Palsy to severe medical needs. Each and everyday of school, their students learn and grow so that they are better prepared for their futures!

Ability Tree First Coast
Ability Tree is a faith-based, non-profit organization devoted to supporting individuals with disabilities and their families through recreation, education, support, & training. They also equip local churches and local communities to welcome, include, and support these families.
North Florida Behavior Consultants

North Florida Behavior Consultants is a private practice specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and educational services to enhance child’s behavioral, social-emotional and academic development.

UF Health

UF Heath Jacksonville touches the lives of thousands of area residents from dozens of state-of-the art facilities. As they have grown with the region, what has remained unchanged is their promise to offer the best possible medical care to their patients.

Time to Talk IEPs

Meagan Avitable is an expert in the field of special education with over a decade of experience working with parents, students, teachers, administrators, and district personnel. She is passionate about education and using her voice to ensure all students have a positive educational experience.

Northeast Florida Bright Feats

Bright Feats resource directory and platform connects families of individuals with various exceptionalities, aged birth through adult, to community resources and services. Their mission is to empower individuals and families and encourage collaboration, access, and advocacy.

Esteem Womens Center

Esteem Women’s Center is a pregnancy clinic located in downtown St Augustine. All of their services are provided free of charge and are entirely confidential.

Bubbles ABA

Bubbles ABA provides in-home ABA therapy for children in the Ponte Vedra Beach area.


The FDLRS network provides diagnostic and instructional support services to district exceptional student education programs statewide. FDLRS/NEFEC is an integral part of district efforts to provide quality services to the educational community through implementation of state educational goals and priorities.

Allay Behavioral Therapy

Allay Behavioral Therapy is Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) owned and operated. Thier goal is to put their client first by adhering to the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and ensuring treatment is catered to their client’s individual needs.

Horseplay Therapy

HorsePlay Therapy Center is a not-for-profit therapy organization, located in the heart of St. Augustine, FL, that specializes in serving children with special needs and veterans with PTSD and other life-altering injuries.

Ancient City Children's Therapy

Ancient City Children’s Therapy has been providing high quality Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy services to infants and children in the St. Augustine area for over 10 years.  All of their therapists work closely with each family to develop an individualized plan of care according to each child’s unique needs.  They will also provide activities and ideas to implement at home to maximize the potential progress as their philosophy is that every child will acquire new skills given the opportunity to learn.

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Advocating for children is the most important part of the Wolfson Children’s mission. They are committed to reducing ER visits and keeping kids out of the hospital through a range of community programs.

Elpis MFR Therapy
Elpis MFR Therapy uses Myofascial Release (MFR) which is a highly interactive stretching technique that works with the patient’s body to determine the direction, force, and duration of the stretch to facilitate maximum relaxation of the tight or restricted tissues.  The MFR therapist acts as a facilitator, working with the patient, not on the patient and uses no lotions or cremes.  Rather than planning a step-by-step treatment session, the therapist using MFR waits for guidance from the patient’s body.
Soundwave Music Therapy
Karen, the owner of Soundwave Music Therapy, has extensive experience working with Autism and developmental disorders, psychiatric disorders, neurological disorders, and working with skilled nursing facilities with older adults. She additionally has worked within in-patient and outpatient rehabilitation centers with substance use disorders. Karen offers a psychoanalytic and person-centered approach within each individualized session, strongly promoting self-expression within the therapeutic process.
The Pearl Project

The Pearl Project’s dream is to create a trauma-informed community, where every child is surrounded by loving adults.

Home in Mind LLC

Home in Mind’s provides home consulting and occupational therapy services in St. Augustine. Providing recommendations for simple home modifications, consulting on home projects, and objective information and solutions to age well at home.

Healthy Families

Being a parent can be tough, scary and overwhelming, but it is also exciting and rewarding. Healthy Families provides encouragement and coaching to families who are pregnant or have recently given birth. It is a voluntary, free home-visiting program. They empower parents to be their child’s first teacher and to build healthy, nurturing relationships that lay the foundation necessary for a positive future.

Limitless Ability

Limitless Ability Educational Services provides comprehensive support, consultation and education to families, schools and organizations who care for individuals with unique abilities. Their mission is to be a light and bridge the gap between home, school, and the community!


Dogwood Disability Consulting is founded by Wendy Vance after working in the disability service industry for 16 years. She is passionate about people with disabilities obtaining quality employment of their choice in an inclusive, community setting that provides a living wage. 


Greater Promise Special Needs Planning uses financial planning tools designed to make understanding your future easy! They look for tax advantages, help you guarantee transfer of assets through estate planning, and maximize government benefits as needed.

Jax Kids

Jax Kids Aquatics is owned by Ashley Plummer who is a licensed physical therapist. She founded Jax Kids Aquatics after recognizing a lack of aquatic therapy services for children. Ashley enjoys coaching families on how to help their children succeed and reach their fullest potential.

Medical Foster Care

Medical Foster Care is facilitated through the Florida Department of Health, providing foster children with medical conditions an opportunity to receive care within a family setting.

UF Health St. Johns

UF Health St. Johns, formally knows as Flagler Health+, delivers high-quality, patient-centered care. With enhanced access to the latest medical breakthroughs, expanded treatment options, clinical trials, and world-renowned comprehensive care.


PossAbilities Plus seeks to enhance the lives and opportunities of individuals with special needs through job training, employment, and social opportunities.

Disability Rights

Disability Rights Florida is a nonprofit that provides legal advocacy and rights protection for adults and children with a wide range of disabilities. Their services are free and confidential.

Progressive Abilities Support Services

Progressive Abilities Support Services’ mission is to provide holistic employment services while practicing and promoting full inclusion and diversity within the workforce and the community.

Reaching Milestones

Reaching Milestones provides treatment to children with autism and special needs to prepare them for lifelong success utilizing the principles of ABA.


Advocate for Success advocates for Children, Persons with Special Needs and Families. Serving Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns Counties in Northeast Florida.

Traveling Sign Language Camp Inc

Traveling Sign Language Camp is an after school education program for individuals who want to learn or utilize sign language. 

The Arc of Jacksonville

The Arc of Jacksonville serves and advocates for individuals with intellectual and developmental differences to achieve their full potential and to participate in community life.

Eagle Strategies LLC

Eagle Strategies/New York Life is dedicated to providing investment advisory solutions to help achieve your future goals. 

Adaptive Superstars

Adaptive Superstars celebrates people with disabilities by offering a dance class just for them! Ages 4 and up.

All Therapies Support, Inc.

All Therapies Support, Inc offers ABA, health counseling, and targeted case management. 

Miracle Windows

Miracle Windows and Showers provides glass installments that are safe for your child.

Great Strides

Great Strides Rehabilitation provides a complete array of therapy services. They specialize in helping children with developmental and physical disabilities.


AUDHD Style Inc. wants to make a difference in how AuDHD is seen, understood, and treated by the world.

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