Special Needs

This page lists kids special needs programs and classes in the Gainesville, Florida area.
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Above and Beyond Play

Above and Beyond Play, Inc is a pediatric therapy center currently offering occupational therapy services to children with a variety of diagnoses and developmental and behavioral concerns. Our center specializes in children from birth to age 10. As a community outreach and wellness program we also offer parent-child play opportunities. Therapy, Coaching, and Play sessions are offered: M, W, F 9am-5pm T, Th 5-7pm   Learn more!

Address35 NW 1st Avenue, High Springs, Florida, 32643



ACG Therapy Center

Serving our community since 1999, A.C.G. Therapy Center, Inc. specializes in Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy for children from birth to 18 years of age. A.C.G. was voted Best of Gainesville in Outpatient Therapy for 2010, 2011 & 2012. Specialty treatment programs include Sensory Integration, Reading Therapy and Feeding Therapy. We offer: -Family-centered services that improve your child's ability to communicate, play, and carry out the skills of daily living at home and in the community. ...   Learn more!

Address4907 NW 43rd Street, Suite C, Gainesville, Fl, 32606

Telephone(352) 372-0047


Behavior Analysis Support Services

We are a provider of Applied Behavior Analysis and related support services to individuals of all ages with a wide range of behavioral needs. Services can be provided in many settings including family homes, group homes, schools and most other settings where behavioral deficits are present. Behavior Analysis Support Services, Inc is a provider of ABA therapy to children with Autism and related diagnoses. Services can be provided in a number of settings and are tailored to fit the needs and objectives of ...   Learn more!



Behavioral Learning Systems

Our mission is to significantly improve the quality of life of the individuals and families with whom we work by empowering them with the skills to solve behavior problems and by helping them acquire new and positive behaviors.  We offer a systematic, step-by-step approach to finding solutions to a variety of human performance problems.  Blending scientific behavioral principles with best practices in the fields of Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, and Person Centered Care, we bring practical, ...   Learn more!

Address1409 NW 6th St. Suite 120, Gainesville, Fl, 32601

Telephone(352) 373-4411


Brain Works

Brain Works offers brain & auditory training for children and adults.   Brain training, clients work in a small computer lab on cognitive skills needed for learning - visual, auditory, attention, processing speed & memory.   Brain pathways grow and achievement increases without tutoring.   Auditory training clients listen to modified classical music, which stimulates the brain, body and ears for increases in auditory processing, sensory integration, attention, mood, memory, coordination, language and more ...   Learn more!

Address2445 SW 76th Street, Gainesville, Fl, 32607

Telephone(352) 332-2420



Early Steps

The Early Steps Program is Florida's response to federal legislation ensuring that early intervention services and supports to families of infants and toddlers who are at risk or have delays in development are provided in a coordinated, family-centered system of services and supports that are available statewide. Early Steps supports families in their relationships with their child as the vehicle for intervention. The goal is for the family to receive strong support through a primary coach approach to tea ...   Learn more!


Florida Autism Center

The Florida Autism Center provides treatment based on the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, and has a specific focus on early intensive behavioral intervention, verbal behavior (language) training, and social skills training. Additionally, the Florida Autism Center can help your child learn to display basic “following directions” skills, self-care and daily living skills, and can give your child a strong foundation in skills that will be needed as he or she advances academically.   Learn more!

Address6224 NW 43rd St, Gainesville, Florida, 32653

Telephone(352) 835-5520


Independance Studio iDance4All Classes

iDance4All is a dance class offering children with special needs in our community an opportunity for self expression and physical activity through dance.   The class is offered at IndepenDance Studios by Dance instructors and volunteers.   Therapeutic input is provided by volunteer community therapists (Occupational/Physical) in order to facilitate learning.   Every child should have the opportunity for creative outlet regardless of their individual challenges.   IndepenDANCE Studio fosters this opportuni ...   Learn more!

Address7050 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, Fl, 32608

Telephone(352) 337-0017



Josie Davenport

An educational method derived from the Feldenkrais® method, the Anat Baniel Method for Childrenism expands on the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.  Children who have disabilities learn to explore many variations of movement.  Even small changes in movement learning enhance global changes in children's functional abilities.  I provide learning experiences for each child which activate and enhance their own natural curiosity giving them opportunities for development beyond their previous limitations. For ...   Learn more!

Telephone(352) 514-5076



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Lamp Post Therapy Center

Lamp Post Therapy Center provides occupational therapy with specialization in sensory integration.   Therapists are certified and extensively trained.   Intensive programs offered to improve areas such as attention, behavior, coordination, and fine motor skills for infants to adults.   We love helping kids learn and develop skills.   Kids love coming to play with us!   Learn more!

Address7520 West University Ave, Suite D, Gainesville, Fl, 32607

Telephone(352) 505 - 6339


Let's Go Playgroup

Special Needs Socialization & Playgroup for Kids in Gainesville. *Monthly support group *Build new friendships *Enjoy "sensory friendly" group activities coordinated within the community *Have a blast along the way!   Learn more!


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Milestones in the Making

A school psychology and intervention practice dedicated to children, adolescents and their families. We conduct evaluation, consultation, counseling, coaching and intervention services with individuals from birth through early adulthood. We strive to provide our clients and their families with the best available services. Therapeutic Kid’s Yoga & Mindfulness PLAYshops (for children with chronic conditions like ADHD, anxiety & diabetes) are now offered BIWEEKLY on SATURDAYS, 11am – 12:30pm at StillPoin ...   Learn more!

AddressThe Courtyard 4131 NW 28th Lane, Suite 3-A, Gainesville, Florida, 32606



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Morris Center, The

Our centers provides a comprehensive evaluation and treatment program for children and young adults with language based learning disabilities, including dyslexia, as well as sensorimotor and attention deficit disorders.   We offer a scientifically proven, intensive, but short-term, treatment approach that brings immediate and long-term results for the prevention and the treatment of learning difficulties.   All therapies are developed and implemented on an individual basis to help each client learn to str ...   Learn more!

Address5930 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, Fl, 32608

Telephone(352) 332-2629



SBS Kids Therapy

SBS Kids Therapy offers pediatric and adult occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy.   Children from birth up are treated for a wide range of conditions. Other Locations: Chiefland: 220 N. Main Street, Suite 2, Chiefland, FL 32644, (352) 372-4981 Jonesville: 105 SW 140th Terrace, Newberry FL 32669, (352) 333-3995   Learn more!

Address22 SW 258th Street, Newberry, Fl, 32669

Telephone(352) 474-6111


Shands Rehab for Kids at Magnolia Parke

Pediatric rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach through which physical, occupational and speech-language pathologists treat children with special needs.  Our therapists work together to ensure maximum progress toward the child's developmental goals.   Check the website for specific information about the types of disorders treated and the specific services offered.   Learn more!

Address4740 NW 39th PL, Suite D, Gainesville, Fl, 32606

Telephone(352) 265-5204


University City Lions Club Kidvisability program offer sensory kits for children with Low vision and Blind ages birth to three. For details, call Catheryn Johnson   Learn more!


Whole Child, The

The Whole Child is a diagnostic and treatment center for language based learning disabilities.   We evaluate and treat learning disabilities including reading disorders (dyslexia) and writing disorders (dysgraphia).   Preschool children can benefit from therapy for reading readiness, fine motor coordination, speech, and language.   We provide enrichment skills for preschoolers who need a boost in skills before kindergarten.   The Whole Child works with parents and teachers to provide therapy for children ...   Learn more!

Address7328 W.University Avenue, Suite G, Gainesville, Fl, 32607

Telephone(352) 672-6200



Diagnosing, treating and researching dyslexia and other reading disabilities. Becky Wiseheart, MA CCC-SLP   Learn more!

Telephone(352) 514-8809