Special Needs Resources in St. Augustine

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

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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. 

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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.
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