When God pushes you to the edge, trust Him fully, because only two things can happen. Either He will catch you when you fall or He will teach you how to fly 

— Unknown

COUNSELING SERVICES                                                       

Envision Counseling Services

www.Envisioncouselingservices.com

Ginger Talerico, MA, LHMC

Kylee s. Tuls, PhD, LMHC

941-567- 6207

 

Life Through Loss - Grief and Trauma Recovery

www.lifethroughloss.com

Kandy Magnotti, MA MFT

941-306- 1232

Email: kmagnotti@lifethroughloss.com

 

RESTORATION (RESPITE) SERVICES

Easter Seals – Project Rainbow Children’s Respite Services

When: 2nd Saturday of every month (except November)

Time: 4:00 pm -8:00 PM

Where:

Easter Seals SWFL

350 Braden Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34243

 

Kids Night Out

In-home Respite care up to 12 hours in home a month

For more information please contact:

Krystal Cook, Director of project Rainbow

941-355- 7637 ext. 420

kcook@easterseals-swfl.org

 

Buddy Break at Venice Presbyterian Church

A free kids/respite program where kids with special needs (vip kids) make new friends, play fun games, enjoy crafts, therapy dogs, stories, music, activities and more.         Siblings have fun too! (VIP kids ages 2-16, siblings ages 4 - 5th grade) 

Saturdays (10:00 am – 1:00 PM) –check website for dates

Venice Presbyterian Church

825 The Rialto, Venice, FL 34285

941-488- 2258

www.venicepres.org/buddy-break (Reservations are required)

 

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Dream Oaks Camp – offering an exceptional camping experience for children with special needs and chronic illnesses ages 7-17.

Programs offerings:

  •  Weekend Camps
  •  Summer Day Camps
  •  Summer Residential Camps

Please contact:

Donna Pasko, Director of Camp Operations

16110 Dream Oaks Place

Bradenton, FL 34212

941-746- 5659

www.foundationsfordreams.org

 

The Miracle League of Manasota – an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for everyone to play baseball, regardless of their ability.

941-225- 2966

info@miracleleague.org

www.miracleleaguemanasota.org

 

Dynasty Dance Club, dynasty stars program – designed for children with special needs. Children must be able to walk unhindered, and follow some basic direction. For ages 13-30. Call with questions!

Sarah Haworh

2272 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34237

941-955- 8558

 

Prospect Riding Center – provides therapeutic equine riding therapy for individuals over 5 years of age

Pam Hennessey

941-713-1736

Pch1221@tampabay.rr.co m

 

Carmike Royal 20 Cinemas

Every Wednesday for the summer kids series at 10:00 AM there is a theatre just for those with sensory sensitivity. The volume is lower, the lights remain half on and             moving around is ok. Bringing special dietarysnacks/drinks from home is encouraged!

5125 26 th ST E

Bradenton, FL

941-752- 3796

 

GENERAL SERVICES

Face Autism, Inc – provides sensory friendly activities, referrals for therapeutic services, structured classes and other necessary resources for children diagnosed with autism

Colleen Buccieri, President

813-240- 3044

info@face-autism.org

 

Family Network on Disabilities (FND) – provides education, advocacy and caregiver support to families in Manatee and Sarasota

Mary Smith, Executive Director

941-928- 0682

bsmith22@tampabay.rr.com

 

Disclaimer: This information is intended to be a general resource. Any recommendations are based on personal, not professional opinion.