Important Resources for Children with Special Needs

Health and Safety Resources

For information on Emergency Services:
Helpine 856-764-6940
Immunization Hotline 800-232-4636
Poison Control 800-222-1222
Car seat installation & safety 305-471-1716
Health Department 305-324-2400
Children’s Medical Services (North Office) 305-349-1330
Children's Medical Services (South Office) 786-624-5700
American Heart Association 954-364-5000
Dade County Safe Kids Coalition 305-663-6800
Switchboard of Miami 305-358-4357
Water Safety 305-644-1200

Financial Support

For Information about Economic/Financial Support for Families in Need:
Economic Self-sufficient Services
(Temporary assistance for needy families)
Florida Kid Care (Free health insurance) 888-540-5437
Social Security Administration 800-772-1213
Medicaid 800-300-4323
Women & Infant Care Program (WIC) 786-336-1300
Special Transportation Services (STS) 305-630-5301
For Information about Breastfeeding:
La Leche League 1-800-525-3243

Child Care

For Help in Finding and using Childcare:
Headstart and Early Headstart 786-409-4622
Childcare Resource and Referral Hotline 866-357-3239
Early Learning Coalition 305-646-7220 Miami-Dade
305-296-5557 Monroe
Parenting & Child Guidance/Nicklaus
Children's Hospital Preventive Medicine
305-666-6511, ext. 4268

Child Development

For Information on Children's Evaluations or Services Related to a Developmental Delay or Disability (Birth-three years):
University of Miami Early Steps North Dade 305-243-5600
Dade County Public Schools 305-995-1000
Child Find FDLRS 305-274-3501
Department of Children & Families Office of
Developmental services
Information on Child Development- Family Health Line 800-451-BABY
For Support and Information about Parenting Challenges:
Helpline 1-855-427-2736
Advocacy Network for Disabilities 305-596-1160
Family Counseling Services 305-271-9800
Family Network on Disabilities of Florida 800-825-5736
Parents as Teachers 813-974-7875
Parent to Parent of Miami 305-271-9797
For Assistance Translating into Another Language:
Nicklaus Children's Hospital Switchboard Operator Will assist you 305-666-6511
AT & T Language Line 800-643-2255
For Economic & Family Support:
Legal Aid (provides free legal assistance to people
with disabilities, low income or elderly citizens)
Miami Dade Transit Information 305-770-3131

Other Important Resources

Access Florida Southern Region: Department of Children and Families
Achievement Products for Special Needs
Agency for Persons with Disabilities APD
Apps for Children with Special Needs
Children's Bereavement Center
Children's Medical Services
Dade Legal Aid & Put Something Back Project
Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe
Early Steps
Easter Seals South Florida, Inc.
Epilepsy Florida
Equine Assisted Therapies of South Florida
Family Resource Center of South Florida
Farm Share - Florida City State Farmers’ Market
FDLRS/South - Miami-Dade, Monroe
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST): Miami
Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Inc. - Miami-Dade
Florida Association of Special Education Attorneys
Florida Kid Care
Florida Legal Services
Food For Life Network
Kendall Campus Pre School Elementary School
Medicaid Fact Sheets: Basics for Consumers
Medicaid Waiver Providers
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Miami-Dade Office of ADA Coordination
Parent to Parent USA
Parenting Special Needs Magazine
Selective Mutism Foundation, Inc
Stand Among Friends
The Arc of South Florida
The Children's Movement of Florida
UM Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
United Community Options of South Florida
Vocational Rehabilitation Miami Unit 23O
We Rock the Spectrum Kid's Gym North Miami