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​​​Agencies and Organizations

The Fun Coast Down Syndrome Association:  The Fun Coast Down Syndrome Association was started in order to provide services and support to families in Flagler and Volusia counties. They encourage and support families by offering services and advocating for people with Down syndrome.  Their main focus is education. Educating students and the community, as well as providing the tools necessary for the schools to better serve children with Down syndrome.

Children's Medical Services: provides  children  with special health care needs with a family centered, managed system of care. Children with special health care needs are those children under age 21 whose serious or chronic physical or developmental conditions require extensive preventive and maintenance care beyond that required by typically healthy children.   The local office is located at 421 Keech Street, Daytona Beach.  You can reach CMS by calling (386) 238-4980 or toll free 1-866-827-5197.

The ARC (Association for Retarded Citizens Volusia): Provides services and programs for Volusia and Flagler county residents with developmental disabilities.  For more information you may call 386-274-4737.

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities:   The agency supports persons with developmental disabilities in living, learning and working in their community.

United Cerebral Palsy/WORC:   Provides services to local youth and adults with disabilities in Volusia, Flagler and surrounding counties.

Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia: Meeting the early learning needs of all children in the community.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation:  The United Healthcare Children's Foundation: has announced that new grants are available to help children who need critical health care treatment, services, or equipment not covered or not fully covered by their parents' health benefit plans. 

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities:
The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of Central Florida provides support to the Central Florida area, including Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia Counties. Please click on the tabs above to browse our site for information about Autism Spectrum Disorders and our services.

Council for Exceptional Children:
Through the vision and dedication of more than 27,000 members, CEC sets the standard for high quality education for children and youth with exceptionalities. And, CEC is known as THE source for information, resources and professional development for special educators.

Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida:
The Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida is a non-profit organization* started by a group of visionary parents who wanted to have a direct impact on children, families and the community as they journeyed through life with a loved one with Down syndrome. 

We are a grassroots organization made up of volunteers that believe that through creative programs and partnerships we can facilitate opportunities and experiences so that there is no mystery or myth about people with Down syndrome.  Our goal is to promote inclusion, understanding and acceptance by expanding opportunities for individuals, families and communities touched by Down syndrome.


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