Faithfully Serving Special Need Families


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Envision Counseling Services
Ginger Talerico, MA, LHMC
Kylee s. Tuls, PhD, LMHC
941-567- 6207

Life Through Loss – Grief and Trauma Recovery
Kandy Magnotti, MA MFT
941-306- 1232

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

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) (Reservations are required)
Saturdays (10:00 am – 1:00 PM) – check website for dates
Venice Presbyterian Church 825 The Rialto, Venice, FL 34285
941-488- 2258

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

The Miracle League of Manasota – an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for everyone to play baseball, regardless of their ability.
941-225- 2966

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

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 dietary snacks/drinks from home is encouraged!
5125 26th Street East
Bradenton, FL
941-752- 3796

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

Family Network on Disabilities (FND) – provides education, advocacy and caregiver support to families in Manatee and Sarasota
Mary Smith, Executive Director
941-928- 0682

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

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