Ability Plus Located in Melbourne, this is where Curren receives speech, physical, and occupational therapy. Families travel from all over the world to receive services here. They serve children and young adults with various diagnoses, including but not limited to cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, developmental delay, down syndrome and other genetic disorders, seizure disorder, arthrogryposis, muscular dystrophy, mitochondrial disorder, autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, and ADHD, We love Ability Plus!
The Scott Center for Autism Treatment Located In Melbourne on the Florida Institute of Technology campus, The Scott Center for Autism Treatment specializes in working with children with autism and other related disorders by implementing procedures based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. They specialize in the areas of the assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors, early intervention, intensive toilet training, pediatric feeding, and parent and teacher training. Curren attends ABA therapy at the Scott Center and has made great gains through their program.
The Connectivity Center for Movement and Dynamic Change Located in Melbourne, we see Jenna Steward for Anat Baniel Method (ABM) movement therapy. Anat Baniel Method (ABM) helps people of all ages overcome pain and limitation and achieve lifetime fitness and vitality – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The method accesses the remarkable capacity of the human brain to differentiate and form new connections and patterns to reach levels of performance never achieved before.
Walk on Water Equine Assisted Therapy Located in Merritt Island, Walk on Water is a non-profit ministry for horseback riding and therapeutic riding. They offer riding lessons to children and adults with disabilities, are PATH certified, and specialize in Equine Assisted Therapy. While riding a horse a person’s sense of coordination and stability improves. By experiencing the constant repetition of the horses stride, and by absorbing the horses’ rhythm in the body, a person’s back and trunk muscles can be strengthened and become activated in ways they could not in any other exercise. Nerve patterns, that would have otherwise, perhaps laid dormant for an entire lifetime, can come alive! It also allows for tight ligaments to become more relaxed and at ease. Morgan's Place Located in Melbourne, Morgan’s Place is a fun place for children with special needs to come and stimulate their senses in an environment that is uniquely created just for them. This very special place can be reserved on an individual basis or for small groups including school field trips. The Sensorium is designed to offer individuals with special needs and challenging conditions the opportunity to exercise choice through action.
Early Intervention and Educational Programs:
Florida's Early Steps System Early Steps is Florida's early intervention system that offers services to eligible infants and toddlers (birth to thirty-six months) with significant delays or a condition likely to result in a developmental delay. Early Intervention is provided to support families and caregivers in developing the competence and confidence to help their child learn and develop. The division that handles Brevard County is called Space Coast Early Steps.
Space Coast Early Intervention Center Located in Melbourne, Space Coast Early Intervention Center (SCEIC) is a preschool for children with and without disabilities. Their unique inclusion program provides equal learning opportunities for all children, regardless of ability, to ensure they receive the academic and social skills needed to succeed in life.
Family Liason Project Serving Brevard County, the mission of the Family Liaison Project (FLP) is to build an active network of support to nurture and sustain families of children with disabilities through life’s transitions. The liaison's help parents negotiate the Individual Education Plan process with 1 on 1 prepartation and helping parents understand and take a procactive role as part of the educational planning team.
Florida Child Find FDLRS Child Find, in coordination with the school districts, locates children who are potentially eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and links them with needed services in the state of Florida. Child Find services help to promote general public awareness of programs and services available for young children who have or are at risk of developing disabilities. Service coordination for diagnostic screening, placement, training, and support is also provided.
CMS Network Children's Medical Services Network provides a broad range of medical, therapeutic and supportive services for eligible children with special health care needs and their families in Florida. The services focus on helping your child grow up healthier and include prevention and early intervention services, primary care, medical and therapeutic specialty care, and long term care.
Agency for Persons with Disabilities - Florida Medicaid Waiver The APD works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. APD also provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services.
Nemours Children’s Specialty & After-Hours Urgent Care - Melbourne Nemours Children’s Specialty & After-Hours Urgent Care, Melbourne is conveniently located on Wickham Road in the Melbourne Village Plaza, so your child can get pediatric specialty care appointments and after-hours urgent care from Nemours experts — closer to home. Board-certified pediatric specialists offer care specifically designed for children and teens. After hours, the Melbourne location also offers urgent care services, which provide immediate, advanced pediatric care to kids and young adults — from newborns to 21 years of age — that’s available evenings and weekends.