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Early Intervention Resources

Autism Navigator

Phone: 1-844-427-3457
Website: https://autismnavigator.com 
A unique collection of web-based tools and courses using extensive video footage to bring science to communities. Provide resources and tools for families to celebrate and support their baby’s early learning and nurture the development of language and success in school and in life.


Autism Speaks

Phone: (888) 288-4762
Email: help@autismspeaks.org  
Website: https://www.autismspeaks.org   
Dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families. Their vision is a world in which all people on the spectrum can reach their full potential.  They provide advocacy, services and support to help people with autism and those who support them thrive; ensuring access to reliable information & services throughout the life span.


CDC’s Developmental Milestones

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html 
Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing. From birth to age 5, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun! Download the CDC’s free milestones tracker app. 


Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARDS)

Phone: 305.284.6563
Email: card@miami.edu  
Website: https://www.card.miami.edu 
By becoming part of UM-NSU CARD, you will have access to:

  • Individualized Consultation, guidance and support within the South Florida Autism Community
  • Support for school age children; school observation and recommendations with the IEP process
  • Support Groups for parents, grandparents, adults with ASD, teens and siblings.
  • Access to recreational activities 
  • An assigned case manager who will assist with school and therapeutic options 

Children’s Trust/Parent Club 

Phone: 305-571-5700 
Email: parentclub@thechildrenstrust.org  
Website: https://www.thechildrenstrust.org
Offer countywide workshops on relevant topics about raising children that are successful, healthy, and happy.


Early Discovery 

Phone: 305-243-4617
Website: https://umiamihealth.org/en/treatments-and-services/pediatrics/developmental-and-behavioral-health-(pediatrics)/mailman-center-services/early-discovery        
An early intervention initiative funded by The Children’s Trust. They offer between 8 to 20 sessions
of intervention services (speech, behavior, occupational and developmental intervention/therapy) to families throughout Miami-Dade County. 


Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe County 

Phone: Dade: 305-646-7220 Monroe: 305-296-5557
Website: https://www.elcmdm.org/ 
Ensures a comprehensive and integrated early learning system for all families and their children, birth to 5 years, ensuring high-quality programs throughout Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, so children enter school ready to learn and succeed in life. The Early Learning Coalition provides Early Headstart, School Readiness and the VPK program. To apply to any of these programs, click the website above.


Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe
Warm Line

Phone: 786-433-3095 
Website: https://www.elcmdm.org/parents/warm-line  
Helps families in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties with concerns about child’s growth, development, and behavior. Provide classroom accommodations and intervention strategies. Provide referrals to other agencies. An Inclusion Specialist will discuss concerns and determine next steps.


Early Steps

Phone: 800-218-0001
Email:  Umailmancenter@med.miami.edu 
Website: https://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/childrens-health/early-steps/index.html    
Florida’s early intervention system offers services to eligible infants and toddlers, age birth to 36 months, who have or are at-risk for developmental disabilities or delays. Early intervention supports families and caregivers to increase their child’s participation in daily activities and routines that are important to the family.


Family Network on Disabilities 

Phone: 727- 523-1130, 800- 825-5736 and 855-923-1097
Website: https://fndusa.org 
Family-driven grassroots organization for persons with disabilities and their families.  Up-to-date Parent Training and Information Center (PTI training on a variety of topics concerning the disability community that will benefit parents, self-advocates, educators, and professionals). Was founded in 1985 by a group of parents of persons with disabilities who came together for mutual support and information-sharing.  


Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resource System (FDLRS)

 Phone: 305-274-3501
Website: https://www.fdlrssouth.org 
Provides diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services to district exceptional education programs and families of students with disabilities. Service centers include Associate Centers that directly serve school districts in the areas of Child Find, Parent Services, Human Resource Development (HRD), and Technology. In addition, the FDLRS Network also includes Multi-disciplinary Centers that focus on in-depth evaluations and several statewide projects offering specialized services


Parent to Parent 

Phone: 305-271-9797
Website: www.ptopmiami.org    
Serves children with all disabilities: learning, physical, emotional, intellectual, developmental and other health related disabilities. Helping parents of children and adults with disabilities in Miami-Dade County through life’s journey. 


The Advocacy Network on Disabilities 

Phone: 305-596-1160
Email:  info@advocacynetwork.org 
Website: https://www.advocacynetwork.org 
Champions the rights of individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities by promoting inclusion, providing services, and advancing systems change. Provide quality supports and services based on personal preferences and needs.