Emerald Coast

Special Needs

This page lists programs and classes specifically designed for kids with special needs in the Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County, Florida area.
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Alaqua Animal Refuge: Equine Interactions for Special Needs

Alaqua Animal Refuge believes that the future in creating a better world for animals lies in the hands of our youth. We encourage schools and youth or ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
914 Whitfield Rd, Freeport, FL, 32439
AMC Destin Commons 14 and IMAX: Sensory-Friendly Films

This theater offers sensory-friendly films at different times (they turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout ...

Area: Destin/Niceville
4000 Legendary Drive, Destin, FL, 32541
Arc of the Emerald Coast, The

The Arc of the Emerald Coast provides services within Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties in Northwest Florida. Our services include: Birth ...

Free: Yes
Grades: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Area: Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island
123 Truxton Ave, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32547
Arc of Walton County, The

Assists with in home supports for children and adults and provide safe and creative day programs for seniors with Disabilities. The Arc of Walton Coun ...

Area: North Walton County
Autism Navigator via FSU CARD

FSU CARD is excited to offer our CARD families of children ages 2- 5 (not yet enrolled in Kindergarten) FREE access to the Autism Navigator How-To Gui ...

2312 Killearn Center Blvd., Building A, Tallahassee, FL
Autism Society of the Emerald Coast

We are the area’s leader in raising community awareness while providing support for individuals with autism and their families through outreach opport ...

Grades: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Area: Destin/Niceville
Beyond Expectations Counseling Services: Coping and Social Skills Group

This fun, play-based group is designed for elementary aged children to help them in developing necessary social skills. Children also learn appropriat ...

Area: Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island
103 Lewis Street, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Captains for Kids

Captains for Kids offers a FREE fun day on the water for kids with special needs and illnesses by providing fishing charters, sailing excursions, para ...

Free: Yes
Grades: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Area: Mobile
Multiple Locations
Children's Forum

Child care for students with disabilities, provide assistance in finding subsidized child care and referral to centers that serve school age students ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
2807 Remington Green Circle, Tallahassee, FL, 32308
Crafts Happen: Sensory Experiences for Students with Special Needs

Crafts Happen uses the arts to provide sensory therapy experiences for students with special needs. Lessons include practice with fine motor, gross mo ...

Grades: Elementary, Middle School, High School
Area: Destin/Niceville
305 Mountain Drive Ste F, Destin, FL, 32541
Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida

Apply for free VPK for children age 4 on/before September 1 of school year and also for subsidized child care assistance. The organization also provid ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
703 W. 15th Street, Panama City, FL, 32401
Early Steps Program: Early Intervention

Early Steps is Florida's early intervention system that offers services to eligible infants and toddlers (birth to thirty-six months) with significant ...

Grades: Preschool
Area: Mobile
Multiple Locations
FDLRS PAEC Community Resource Guide

FDLRS has an EXCELLENT parent resource guide that provides contact information for local agencies that can help with a variety of needs. The attached ...

Area: Mobile
753 West Boulevard, Chipley, FL, 32428
FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) Programs

CARD has extensive experience serving individuals with ASD and provides direct services for communication, social, and behavior problems, as well as p ...

Grades: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
2611-A West 23rd St, Panama City, FL, 32405
Global Arts Society

Global Arts Society is a conduit to creativity for the community. Global Arts Society uses art and expression as a means of having an affirming effect ...

Fall 2018
Age: 1.5 - seniors
811 E. 11th Street Bldg. #10, Panama City, Florida, 32401
GRACE Rides Niceville

GRACE Rides provides riding experiences to special needs youth. GRACE Rides is honored with the privilege of putting horses together with people with ...

Area: Destin/Niceville
1560 Hickory St., Niceville, FL, 32578
Gulf World Marine Park: Animal Therapy

Gulf World Marine Park hosts researcher Dr. Janet Flowers, CCC-Speech Language Pathologist, and her program to provide communication therapy for speci ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
15412 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation: Special Needs Programs

AKA has been serving populations of children with special needs at local schools, including Emerald Coast Autism Center. AKA is strengthening its focu ...

Area: Destin/Niceville, Panama City/Panama City Beach
4323 Commons Dr W, Destin, FL, 32541
Panhandle Area Educational Consortium: FDLRS and Child Find

FDLRS Child Find assists in the location, identification, evaluation and initiation of appropriate education or other needed services for children and ...

Area: Mobile
753 West Boulevard, Chipley, FL, 32428
St. Andrew Baptist Church Special Needs Programs

Quarterly "Kids Break" Friday night fun for special needs children and their siblings. Must register in advance. Also offered: Sunday Worship Servic ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
3010 W. 15th Street, Panama City, FL, 32401
Tonie's Dance Workshop: Special Needs Dance Classes

This class provides a much needed access program to the mainstream arts community by focusing on individual abilites rather than disabilities. In add ...

Free: Yes
Grades: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
Multiple Locations, Panama City, FL
Water Planet "Dolphin Therapy" for Special Needs

The emotional impact of a dolphin encounter in his own environment combined with expressive art, massage, cranio-sacral therapy and music can be a ben ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
5709 N Lagoon Drive, Panama City, FL, 32408
Westonwood Ranch

**In Development** A farm-based learning program for individuals with autism. The overall mission of Westonwood Ranch is to fill the gap in transitio ...

Grades: High School
Age: young adults
Area: North Walton County, South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)