Our Partners



The Children's Trust

A dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County. The Children's Trust funds services and supports for children with disabilities from birth to 22 years of age.

OSEP is a program of OSERS. This office provides leadership and financial assistance to state education agencies and local school districts. The Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004 (IDEA) authorizes OSEP to provide formula grants to states and discretionary grants to institutions of higher education and other non-profit organizations for research, demonstration, technical assistance and dissemination, technology and personnel development of parent-training and information centers.


PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth through 21 years old. Located in Minneapolis, it serves families across the nation, as well as those in Minnesota. Parents can find publications, workshops, and other resources to help make decisions about education, vocational training, employment, and other services for their children with disabilities.

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A network of National and Regional Technical assistance services for the National Parent Centers funded by the Individuals with DIsability Education Act (IDEA) to provide information, training, support and resources.

Families of children with disabilites moving to another area of the United States can access The Parent Center Exchange to locate a Parent Center in your community or state.


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UM-NSU CARD is a comprehensive outreach and support program serving people with autism and related disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them. UM-NSU CARD operates in three Florida counties under the supervision of a constituency board comprised of family members who help guide program policy priorities and activities. Services Include:

Individual & Family Support Services; Program Consultation & Technical Assistance; Parent & Professional Training; Public Awareness & Community Outreach

To ensure that all children in Miami-Dade County have the community's attention, commitment and resources and, hence, the chance to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically so that they are ready and eager to learn by the time they reach first grade.

The Children's Movement is a 300,000-strong coalition of Floridians who believe that every child deserves a full chance at the American dream. With a powerful legislative agenda, they propose to build systems of supports for families in the following areas: Parent Skill Building; Screening for Special Needs; Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, Health Care and Mentoring.


The Mailman Center for Child Development is an academic center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine that addresses concerns of individuals with developmental disabilities & children with special health care needs through: research, clinical services, training for professionals, parental workshops and advocacy.

The Mailman Center is home to Early Steps North, the early intervention program funded by Part C of IDEA.



A network of comprehensive care centers with talented people dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our children and families, by giving them control and providing world-class service in a highly automated environment.



Works closely with Parent to Parent of Miami to Infuse the parent perspective in grant funded projects and has the first postsecondary transition program for students with intellectual disabilties in Miami-Dade County.