More Tools & Resources
The "Individual and Family Resources" section of our resource center is currently undergoing revisions. You may locate legacy tools in the Website Archive (Pre-January 2010). Please sign-up for our e-mail bulletins to receive notices when these tools are released and posted.
A True Jewel
There are an estimated 63,000 residents in Palm Beach County, FL who have some form of disability. Caregivers of disabled family members can be at risk for serious health threats, including depression and heart disease.Recent research showed that mothers of individuals with disabilities can experience chronic stress comparable to combat soldiers. There are very few organizations solely dedicated to serve female caregivers of those with disabilities. A True Jewel provides these special women with the training, support, and services they need to alleviate their physical and emotional distress.
Autism Speaks website has a variety of information and resources for individuals receiving services, families, and providers. Information includes resources for individuals who may wander, as well as some water safety classes.
C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics
The C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics are now providing preventive dental services to adults and children at four sites throughout Palm Beach County from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Patients can call 561-642-1000 to make an appointment for dental care, including checkups, cleaning, fillings and extractions.
C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics
Comcast Internet Essentials brings low-cost Internet services to seniors
Comcast Internet Essentials now offers eligible seniors to affordable Internet at home as well as free computer and Internet training classes. Click here or call 1.855.850.4550 for more information and to apply.
Founded in 2008, Disability Scoop is the nation's largest news organization devoted to covering developmental disabilities. With daily coverage of autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and more.
Els for Autism Foundation
Els for Autism Foundation has a Teach and Read through Music, a music therapy group for adults with autism ages 22 and older.
FAU Academy for Community Inclusion Program
The FAU Academy for Community Inclusion is a college program for individuals who have graduated from high school and who have been diagnosed with developmental disabilities. The program will allow these students to earn certificates in supported employment, supported community access, and supported community living. These certificates will be offered in an inclusive college environment on the FAU Jupiter campus. The program will allow students to participate in college activities and programs as any college student would when they attend FAU.
First-time homebuyer education workshops
Learn the steps to becoming a homeowner in a free two-day course at the Urban League of Palm Beach County, 1700 Australian Ave., West Palm Beach. Topics include the basics of homeownership, credit and budget, obtaining a mortgage, searching for a home, home inspection, home insurance and more. Refreshments will be served. To register, call 561.833.1461 ext. 3000. The next one is scheduled on September 16 – 17, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., but check the website for additional dates. These are held the third Wednesday and Thursday of each month.
The Fun Coast Down Syndrome Association
The organization encourages and supports families by offering services and advocating for people with Down syndrome in Flagler and Volusia counties. Their main focus is education. They educate students and the community, as well as provide the tools necessary for the schools to better serve children with Down syndrome
Health Mothers, Healthy Babies of Palm Beach County
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies understands that transportation often plays a key role in our clients' ability to visit our offices and get access to the care they need. Rather than come to us, we can come to you! Our Maternity Care-a-Van is in the community throughout the week, at grocery stores, health fairs, schools, and other community locations. Our staff can perform client mini-intakes, distribute educational information, refer you to pregnancy testing centers, childbirth classes, schedule an appointment for an assessment, help you identify a doctor, and more.
See also "On-site Training Information"