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

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