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10.5. Additional Programs or Resources

Access Life
(214) 336-1188
Access Life is a Christian organization that organizes disability expos as well as operates the Fishing with Friends program for people living with disabilities. Their mission is to connect people impacted by disabilities to Christ honoring churches, organizations, resources and people within their community

Anne M. Fassett Scholarships
Phone : (239) 274-5900
Purpose: To fund post-high school educational opportunities at the college, community college, or technical school level for males and females with a physical disability and who use a wheelchair. Applicants must have graduated from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee County; must be currently enrolled or planning to attend a Florida state college, community college or technical school; must have a physical disability and use a wheelchair; and must demonstrate financial need.

Assistive Technology Loan Fund Programs from SunTrust
Phone: 888-788-9216, ext. 107
Contact: Melanie Quinton, Program Manager
SunTrust has entered into a unique partnership with the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) to supply credit to Floridians with disabilities. Loans are designed for assistive technology equipment that helps individuals become more independent and productive members of the community, and improve their quality of life.

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center
3491 Gandy Blvd., Suite 209
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Phone: (866) 313-2940
Provides brain and spinal cord injury survivors, family members, caregivers, friends and professionals with educational information and resources needed to support them in the community. They serve Florida residents. 

Bright Steps Forward, Inc
Phone: (954) 376-3911
Bright Steps Forward, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with the mission to ensure that all children in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with neurological or developmental disorders have access to top quality special needs education and therapeutic interventions so they can achieve their maximum potential.

CORE-Center of Recovery & Exercise
Phone: (321) 418-3050}
The Center of Recovery & Exercise is committed to providing a comprehensive activity based neurorecovery program developed specifically for individuals with spinal cord injuries and other related disorders to achieve optimal functional recovery, health and independence. The CORE program utilizes exercise science fundamentals in combination with state-of-the-art rehabilitative equipment and highly skilled trainers in a safe, supportive, goal oriented environment.

Disability Rights Florida
Toll Free: (800) 342-0823
On Line Intake Form (deemed mose efficient)
Disability Rights Florida is the designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida. Any Floridian with a disability-related issue is eligible to receive Disability Rights Florida services.

Dream Waves America
Dream Waves America, Inc. is a non-profit that was originally organized to provide free boat rides to honor all service men and women for their selfless dedication to their country. We have expanded our scope of free services to provide a few hours of boating relaxation to others with serious disabilities and their care-giving families. We provide these nautical recreational services on the calm, scenic waters of the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Florida.

Florida Disabled Outdoors Association
Phone: (850) 201-2944
Since it's inception in 1990, the FDOA has promoted accessible recreation to persons with disabilities as well as the general public through special events, newsletters and community education. FDOA has also assisted in compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act and worked closely with many state, local and private organizations to develop, enhance and/or support recreation opportunities for the disabled across Florida and other states.

Florida Hospital Wellness Program
Phone: (407) 303-7600 Ext. 4031
Phone: (407) 303-8041
Florida Hospital Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Wellness Program offers safe and effective personalized fitness programs with one-on-one personal training by our highly trained professional staff. We offer general lifestyle and weight management programs, as well as specialized wellness programs for cardiac patients, adolescents, seniors, spinal cord injury patients, and those with Parkinson's disease. Our staff will keep you up-to-date with the latest nutritional and educational information that will benefit your workout routine and lifestyle.

Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center
3491 Gandy Blvd., Suite 209
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Phone: (866) 313-2940
Provides brain and spinal cord injury survivors, family members, caregivers, friends and professionals with educational information and resources needed to support them in the community. They serve Florida residents. 

Jack Keller Inc. REALTORS
Phone: (727) 586-1497
Specializes in the sale of wheelchair accessible homes in West-Central Florida

John and Ruth Childe Scholarships
Phone : (239) 274-5900
Purpose: To fund education of students with physical disability intending to pursue higher education in a college, university or technical school. Applicants must be graduates from a public or private high school in Lee county; must have a disability; and must have good academic standing.

New Horizon Loan (NHL) Program
(850) 487-3278
The New Horizon Loan (NHL) Program is an alternative assistive technology finance program under the Assistive Technology Act of 2004, Section 4 (e)(2)(A) designed to assist individuals with disabilities to borrow money at reasonable interest rates for the purchase of assistive technologies. Our New Horizon Business Loan Program is a similar program that can assist qualified persons with disabilities who are seeking employment through self-employment opportunities. These are low interest rate loan programs that may offer below market interest rates that can help keep your loan payment low along with no prepayment penalty features.

Quantum Leap Farm
(813) 920-9250
Quantum Leap Farm is a Nonprofit Therapeutic Equestrian Program Serving Active and Veteran Military and Civilian Adults with Mental & Physical Disabilities. Quantum Leap Farm is located in Odessa, Florida and serves the Tampa Bay area.

Rolling Rage wheelchair basketball team
Phone: (386) 385-4420
Contact: Victor Adams
We are based in Lake City Fl. We are looking for people who are interested in participating as players, boosters, sponsors, or people who just wanna have fun as spectators/fans and especially volunteers! Team Rolling Rage is currently practicing at the "Skate Palace" in Lake City, on hall of fame drive, every monday and Friday from 4:00-6:00pm.

Shake-A-Leg Miami
Phone: (800) 257-0975
Shake-A-Leg Miami (SALM) is a registered non-profit organization that has partnered with the City of Miami for more than two decades. During those 20 years, SALM has come to be known as South Florida's premier,​community boating center, offering programs and activities year-round, seven days a week.

Tampa Bay Crossfire
The Tampa Bay Crossfire are a Power Wheelchair Soccer Club based out of Tampa Bay, Florida. The Crossfire club develops players and teams to compete at the highest levels of Power Soccer, the fastest growing disability sport in the world, through participation in leagues and tournaments, such as those sponsored by the United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA). The Xable Sports Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the primary sponsor of the Crossfire Power Soccer club and is continuously seeking community support for the growth of power soccer and all adaptive sports.

Tampa Thunder
The Tampa Thunder Power Wheelchair Soccer team is a Tampa wheelchair soccer club.  Founded in 2004, the Tampa Thunder has played in over 150 games and competed in over 25 regional and national tournaments since it's inception.  The Tampa Thunder is currently ranked third in the nation.

VSA arts of Florida
Phone: (888) 844-2787
The mission of VSA arts of Florida is to create a world where people with disabilities have the opportunity to learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.

The Woody Foundation
The Woody Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization formed in 2011 to raise funds for the recovery of people with spinal cord injuries. The namesake of The Foundation – James "Woody" Beckham suffered his spinal cord injury making a rugby tackle in January 2011. His family and friends have bonded together to support Woody by making donations to local charities which help others with similar spinal cord injuries. Provide "Woody Packs" filled with assistive devices for those with SCI

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