Inclusion Directory

In this section, we list different inclusion programs, and inform you of services that assist parents and teachers of children with special needs. You will also get information about support services, community and family events for you and your children. For more about inclusion programs and services for children with special needs, please call the Warm-Line 786-433-3095.

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Children’s Speech Center, Inc. Therapies Evaluation_Assessment_Referral
Contact: Victoria Guzman, M.S. CCC-SLP, Director
Provide Speech and Language services, Music therapy, Reading Program , and Intensive Language Programs for children ages 2-4


Dimensions Achievements In TherapyTherapies Behavioral_Intervention Evaluation_Assessment_Referral Case_Management
Contact: Robin Bersson, Ph.D., C.C.C.
Offers speech, occupational and physical therapy, educational services, adaptive sports, fitness, rock climbing and social pragmatic groups and network spinal analysis services at the 5000 square foot Aventura location; and speech, occupational and physical therapy services utilizing equestrian based experiences in the 2 ½ acre ranch in Southwest Ranches. Dimensions Kids Camp is a summer day camp intensive for children with special needs that is certified by the American Camping Association as well as a developmental afterschool program where children receive educational support that is developmentally appropriate, tutoring, gross motor experiences, language experiences and individual therapy that is designed to promote the child’s development utilizing a program that is designed for the specific child. Services can be provided for children in private schools, day care centers and in their homes.


Early Steps Southernmost Coast (a program of CMS)TherapiesBehavioral_InterventionEvaluation_Assessment_ReferralCase_Management
Contact: Jessidra Coleman,Upper Keys
Andrea Marion, Key West Area
This program is a component of the Federal law, I.D.E.A.  (34 CRF 303.167 (1) This is a family-focused, multi-disciplinary, community-based, program that provides a comprehensive system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with a developmental delay or an established condition that has a high probability in resulting in a developmental delay, and their families.  To the maximum extent appropriate to meet the needs of the child, early intervention services must be provided in the natural environment and within the context of every day daily routines, activities, and places. Children are determined eligible via a documented established condition or comparison with same age peers on a standardized test protocol. Comparisons are made in the domains of communication, cognition, gross or fine motor, adaptive behavior, and social/emotional behavior. Eligibility is outlined in the Early Steps Policy Handbook and Operations Guide.  All families, regardless of income, are potentially eligible.


Florida Keys Area Health Education CenterEvaluation_Assessment_Referral
Contact: Michael Cunningham, CEO
The Florida Keys Area Health Education Center, Inc (Keys AHEC) serves as a 501 c 3 non-profit corporation in Monroe County and is an affiliate of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  The agency conducts community health programs for underserved populations for children, adult and senior citizens.  Programs also address critically needed education and training for health and social service professionals.  Related to the interagency agreement, Keys AHEC will provide direct medical assessments for children ages 1-5 in Daycare settings through its CHAMP (Children’s Health Assessment and Medical Program).  Comprehensive health evaluations will be provided at no cost for those who qualify.  Services consist of physical and oral health exams with access to specialty and secondary care.  Those eligible for services are determined by the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe and Wesley House Family Services.  Families must be between 150%-200% of the FPL and receiving subsidized daycare.  Keys AHEC will also offer services to families outside of this group for a $10 fee non-inclusive of no cost specialty/secondary care. 

Healthy Start Coalition Case_Management
Contact: Manuel Fermin, CEO
The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade is responsible for the establishment and oversight of the Miami-Dade Healthy Start system, which includes directing funds for continuous care coordination to pregnant women and children birth to age three, evaluating services, and quality improvement and assurance responsibilities. Primary goals are to reduce infant mortality, reduce the number of low birth weight and pre-term birth, improve maternal and child health developmental outcomes. The following programs are currently operated and managed by the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade, or are collaborative endeavors with partnering organizations in the community: · Healthy Start · MomCare · HealthConnect In The Early Years · Fetal Infant Mortality Review Project (FIMR) · Black Infant Health Practice Initiative (BIHPI) · United Way Momcare Education Program · Outreach Initiative (Liberty City Outreach) · Closing The Gap Interconceptional Education Outreach Project · MOMmobile · Creating Caring Children Parenting Project

Lima Therapy Group TherapiesEvaluation_Assessment_Referral
Contact: Geny Lima
We provide speech therapy, occupational therapy, and Infant-Toddler Developmental Specialists at the child’s home or daycare. Most therapists speak English, Spanish and/or Creole


Neytz haChochmaTherapies Mental_Health_Counseling Behavioral_Intervention Family_Support_Services Case_Management
Contact: Dr Dolly Aizenman
Neytz haChochma is a recognized ESE organization that offers students high quality education combined with innovative individual, group and family therapy. Neytz haChochma invites parents to participate in monthly parent progress meetings which include family therapy and parenting skills workshops. For the past five years, the school has provided informal promotion and prevention activities to parents of potential students for its school and out-of-school program. Its services have been geared toward children with emotional disabilities, developmental disabilities, and at-risk children and their families.


Please note that these are suggestions and not recommendations by the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe. We do not make judgments on the quality of the providers on the list. Each family’s situation and child are unique, therefore only you can best determine which provider or service is best for you and your family.





















































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