Family Tree Private School

Special Education
 
OPPORTUNITIES AND HELP
DID YOU KNOW?
Your public school is obligated to give free screening tests to your child to determine the need for further formal testing to determine if your child may have a disability. Click here for Free, confidential screenings for suspected disabilities
John M. McKay Scholarships for Students with Disabilities provides an opportunity for students with disabilities who were enrolled in public school to transfer to an eligible private school if they are dissatisfied with the services they are receiving in public school. Certain Qualifications apply.
You can call: 1-800-447-1636, or click on this link for more information on this opportunity: Florida School Choice Information. You may also call the National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children at 202-408-3338 for a good quality school in your area to service specific disabilities.

PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY at no charge for up to six months is being offered by the Florida Elks Children's Therapy Service, Inc. (FECTS). Call them at 1-800-523-1673. No web site is available at this time.

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SUPPORT GROUPS AND SPECIAL CONTACTS
THE FOLLOWING CONTACT NUMBERS are to organizations and institutions considered to be some of the best in the country in their field.

FDLRS (Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System)

ESE (Exceptional Student Education)
Council for Exceptional Children
703-620-3660
CEC (Council for Exceptional Children) Resources

SPEECH & LANGUAGE
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
800-638-8255

ADD
Attention Deficit Information Network
617-455-9895

CHADD
Children with Attention Deficit Disorders
305-587-3700

CANCER
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
301-657-8401

MENTAL HEALTH
Center for Mental Health Services
301-443-2792
Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
703-684-7710
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
800-950-NAMI

HEALTH
American Council on Education-Health Resource Center
800-544-3284

DYSLEXIA
Orton Dyslexia Sociaty
800-222-3123
International Dyslexia Assoc.(formerly Orton Dyslexia Society)

LEARNING DISABILITIES
Learning Disabilities Association of America
412-341-8077
National Center for Learning Disabilities
212-545-7510
LD Online
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association of America

ALL DISABILITIES
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
800-695-0285

BLIND
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
202-707-5100

PRIVATE SCHOOLS
National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children
202-408-3338

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