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September 22, 2018   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 Community Wellness Expo
Stop by and meet local physicians and health providers!
• Enjoy free food
• Complete your event passport for special gifts
• Get free health screenings and giveaways
• Save a life - Join the bone marrow registry

Call, click or visit our local Pensacola Florida Blue Center for:
• Care consulting
• Insurance sales and service
• Fitness activities
• Nutrition advice
• Health education
• Wellness programs

No appointments necessary. See flyer for further information.


Event Organizer
Florida Blue

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola Bayfront Stadium
351 W. Cedar Street
Pensacola FL 32502
850-202-4150
floridabluecenters.com
Flyer
September 22, 2018   9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Mini Conferencia: Talleres De IDEA Y IEP
Infórmese, conozca sus derechos y participe activamente en la educación de su hijo. Aproveche su mañana y aprenda sobre el Acta para la Educación de los Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA) diseñado para proteger los derechos de estudiantes con discapacidades y sobre el Plan de Educación Individualizado (IEP) que apoya la educación y servicios necesarios para los estudiantes de educación especial.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

September 22, 2018   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Reimagine Montclair
All activities are FREE to our guests. Children's Activities (inflatables, face-painting, popcorn, coloring contest where three winners win a new bicycle, games, etc.)

The following giveaways are free: Food giveaway (15,000 pounds), Clothing, HIV and Hepatitis C Testing, Youth/Teen Activities, Hearing Tests, Baby Diapers, Lunch, Motorcycle Rides, Children's Toys and much more!!

For additional information regarding this event, please contact Linda English at 850-454-5280 or Greg English at 850-712-8387or find us at www.reimagineworldwide.org.


Event Contact Information:
Montclair Elementary School
820 Massachusetts Avenue
Pensacola FL 32505

www.reimagineworldwide.org
Flyer
September 22, 2018   10:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Live a Day, Live YOUR Life Outdoor Wellness Event
Mark your calendar for September 22, 2018, to join us at St George Island State Park to have fun while finding the equipment to best fit your needs. We will have food, drinks, music, planned activities and plenty of fun!

Please email Eric Reed to keep informed of the event and to ask any questions or learn how you can participate, sponsor or help. Ereed@faastinc.org, 1-844-FL-FAAST, ext 104.


Event Organizer
FAAST and FDOA

Event Contact Information:
St George Island State Park
1900 E Gulf Beach Dr
St George Island FL 32328
844-959-8878 Ext. 104
faastinc.salsalabs.org/liveadayliveyourlife
Ereed@faastinc.org

September 22, 2018   10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 The HUB Music Festival 2018
Its that time of year again and we are gearing up for yet our 9th annual music festival. The 9th Annual "THE HUB Music Festival" is a large platform for all types of entertainment from Performing Arts, Country, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Funk, etc. The Music Festival is a huge event that kicks off by bringing together performing artists from all GENRES OF MUSIC to perform live in Pensacola.

A large number of music enthusiasts come out to celebrate, eat, drink, & dance as well as local news media, radio stations, and magazines to show their support and enjoy the festive atmosphere of our campaign kick off week. So come on out and bring the entire family!


Event Organizer
MG Productions and 2 others

Event Contact Information:
William Bartram Memorial Park
211 Bayfront Parkway
Pensacola FL 32502


September 22, 2018   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Health and Wellness Expo
Humana will host a Health and Well Expo on Saturday, September 22nd at the Cordova Mall. For more information, call Cumulus Media at 850-478-6011.

Event Organizer
Humana

Event Contact Information:
Cordova Mall
5100 N. 9th Avenue
Pensacola FL 32504
850-478-6011
Flyer
September 22, 2018   11:30 AM - : Eastern Time
 The WOW Experience 2018
Every fall, The WOW Center’s biggest fundraiser event takes center stage and places our individuals in the spotlight as they become catwalk stars and models. Money is raised through sponsorship of our individuals, and from donations and contributions made by organizations, and families across South Florida. The WOW experience was created by passionate staff members, and that same passion exudes from each individual who participates in this event.

Event Organizer
The WOW Center

Event Contact Information:
Miami Airport Convention Center
711 NW 72nd Ave
Miami FL 33126
305-279-7999
wowcentermiami.org
info@wowcentermiami.org

September 22, 2018   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

September 23, 2018   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sensational Sundays at Family Fun Center
Sensational Sundays are a time designed for special needs children and their families to come and play in the Family Fun Center’s Funtasia Soft Play area. Upon arrival, the main lights will be turned off, games will be off and it will be a sensory friendly environment. Parents can relax knowing they are among friends and siblings can interact with other siblings who may have a special brother or sister of their own. While in Funtasia, your children will explore a 4 story maze of tunnels, tubes, slides and obstacles. It’s a healthy and fun attraction that will keep them engaged and entertained. For ages 12 and under and less than 60” tall, socks are required for play. Although Sensational Sunday concludes at 12pm when Family Fun Center opens to the public, all day play is included in your admission if you wish you stay or even come back later in the day.

Cost: $4.99 for children ages 1-4, $6.99 for children ages 5-12


Event Organizer
Noah's Ark of Central Florida

Event Contact Information:
Family Fun Center
4825 S Florida Ave. Lakeland
Lakeland FL 33813
863-644-1728
thefamilyfuncenter.com
Flyer
September 23, 2018   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Lineup
The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department and Blues Angel Music are excited to announce the lineup for the 2018 Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Concert Series. The free concert series has become a popular event for locals and visitors to spend the final hours of their weekend enjoying great music with family and friends in a great atmosphere.

September 23 The Modern Eldorados

Concerts are free thanks to these sponsors: City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation, Blues Angel Music, Audi Pensacola, Jet 100.7FM, and Soft Rock 94.1 FM. Blues Angel Music plans to give away prizes to attendees at each performance and there will be a Grand Raffle at the end of the series to raise funds for music education through the Blues Angel Music Foundation. The winner of the Grand Raffle will be announced at the final concert on October 21.


Event Organizer
City of Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park Hunter Amphitheater
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL
850-436-5670
www.PensacolaCommunityMaritimePark.com

September 24, 2018   12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

September 24, 2018   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Free Concerts in the Amos
StudioAmped Season 11 will be recorded live in the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio Sept. 24-27 and Oct. 1-5. Doors open at 6pm. Shows start at 7pm. Please mark your calendar and come be part of the studio audience!

WSRE is proud to present the following band:
Allman Goldflies Band (Panama City Beach, FL) | Mon, Sept 24
allmangoldfliesband.com

StudioAmped airs on WSRE Thursdays at 9pm Central followed at 10pm by the award-winning PBS staple, Austin City Limits—the longest-running music program on television. Encore presentations of StudioAmped also air Wednesdays at 10pm.


Event Contact Information:
WSRE Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio
1000 College Avenue, Building 23
Pensacola FL 32504


September 25, 2018   9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 10 Basic Financial Steps for Special Needs Caregivers
This workshop will discuss 10 basic steps to help you prepare for the financial future of your child with special needs. As a parent the single most important issue on your mind, is what will happen to my child after I’m gone. There are some needs that will always be present and they must be carefully considered and planned for appropriately.

This workshop addresses such critical issues as applying for government benefits for Social Security and Medicaid, creating a Special Needs Trust, the importance of a Will and considering a Letter of Intent. Taking these 10 basic steps now can help ensure the care and quality of life for a loved one’s well-being today and tomorrow. Presented by: Hiram Hernandez, Special Care Planner, LUTCF, MBA


Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

September 25, 2018   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Impacting IEP's: Making the Most of the IEP Process
The IEP process can be a daunting and overwhelming for both parents and educators alike. Whether it be writing appropriate goals and objectives, selecting an appropriate placement or understanding the services parents often leave IEP meetings with more questions than answers. This training will provide participants with an overview of the IEP process, an understanding of the critical features of an IEP, and tips on having a successful IEP meeting.

Event Organizer
Florida Atlantic University CARD

Event Contact Information:
Online Training

561-297-2055
eventbrite.com/e/impacting-ieps-making-the-most-of-the-iep-process-tickets-48596416189

Event Coordinator
Susanna Launder, Clinical Support Specialist
slaunder@fau.edu
Flyer
September 25, 2018   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Free Concerts in the Amos
StudioAmped Season 11 will be recorded live in the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio Sept. 24-27 and Oct. 1-5. Doors open at 6pm. Shows start at 7pm. Please mark your calendar and come be part of the studio audience!

WSRE is proud to present the following band:
Yeah, Probably (Mobile, AL) | Tues, Sept 25
yeahprobablyband.com

StudioAmped airs on WSRE Thursdays at 9pm Central followed at 10pm by the award-winning PBS staple, Austin City Limits—the longest-running music program on television. Encore presentations of StudioAmped also air Wednesdays at 10pm.


Event Contact Information:
WSRE Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio
1000 College Avenue, Building 23
Pensacola FL 32504


September 25, 2018   7:00 PM - : Central Time
 Bands on the Beach
Grab your lawn chair and enjoy tonight's band. Each Tuesday, a band will play at the Gulfside Pavilion at the Pensacola Beach. So come on out to listen to some good music!

Tonight's Band: Touch of Gray


Event Contact Information:
Gulfside Pavilion
Pensacola Beach FL


September 26, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Taller Especializado para el Plan Educacional Individualizado (IEP Workgroup)
Este taller le ayudará entender y seguir el proceso del IEP, prepararse para la reunión del IEP de su hijo/a, identificar las fortalezas y debilidades académicas de su hijo/a, usar la información recaudada para desarrollar metas anuales, y pedir servicios y acomodaciones.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

September 26, 2018   10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Central Time
 Budget and Banking Workshop at CILDRC
Please joining CIL Disability Resource Center and Central Credit Union of Florida for a no-cost training opportunity!

When: September 26, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Where: CIL Disability Resource Center Conference Room

Training Topics: Basic Budgeting
Checking and Savings Accounts
Credit Score
Protecting Your Identity

Limited to first 30 participants, so RSVP early! See attached flyer for more details.


Event Organizer
CIL Disabilty Resource Center and Central Credit Union of Florida

Event Contact Information:
CIL Disability Resource Center
3600 North Pace Blvd
Pensacola FL 32505
850-565-5566 Ext. 18

Event Coordinator
Karen Jackson
karen@cil-drc.org
Flyer
September 26, 2018   10:15 AM - 1:15 PM Eastern Time
 Little Owls Early Intervention Initiative
FAU CARD's Little Owls Early Intervention Initiative is a 3- day parent training for parents and family members of children ages 2-5 years old with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or that are in the process of seeking a diagnosis of ASD.

Event Organizer
Florida Atlantic University CARD

Event Contact Information:
Lantana Road Branch Library
4020 Lantana Road
Lake Worth FL 33467
561-245-1792
eventbrite.com/e/little-owls-3-day-parent-training-lantana-road-branch-library-tickets-44161360819

Event Coordinator
Wanda Baldwin, LCSW
baldwinw@fau.edu
Flyer
September 26, 2018   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Free Concerts in the Amos
StudioAmped Season 11 will be recorded live in the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio Sept. 24-27 and Oct. 1-5. Doors open at 6pm. Shows start at 7pm. Please mark your calendar and come be part of the studio audience!

WSRE is proud to present the following band:
Luke Langford Band (Destin, FL) | Wed, Sept 26
lukelangfordband.com

StudioAmped airs on WSRE Thursdays at 9pm Central followed at 10pm by the award-winning PBS staple, Austin City Limits—the longest-running music program on television. Encore presentations of StudioAmped also air Wednesdays at 10pm.


Event Contact Information:
WSRE Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio
1000 College Avenue, Building 23
Pensacola FL 32504


September 27, 2018   9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Central Time
 Coffee and Connection Parent Support Group
This group was created to help parents with young children enhance the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to be the best parents they can be. Group-based series are led by trained professionals and provide opportunities for parents to learn new skills, connect with other parents, and learn about resources. OPEN TO ALL PARENTS! Come join us!

Event Organizer
Beyond Expectations

Event Contact Information:
Beyond Expectations
103 Lewis Street
Fort Walton Beach FL
850-803-7377

September 27, 2018   10:15 AM - 1:15 PM Eastern Time
 Little Owls Early Intervention Initiative
FAU CARD's Little Owls Early Intervention Initiative is a 3- day parent training for parents and family members of children ages 2-5 years old with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or that are in the process of seeking a diagnosis of ASD.

Event Organizer
Florida Atlantic University CARD

Event Contact Information:
Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens
5221 Hood Road
Palm Beach Gardens FL 33418
561-245-1792
eventbrite.com/e/little-owls-3-day-parent-training-mandel-jcc-palm-beach-gardens-tickets-48835834295

Event Coordinator
Wanda Baldwin, LCSW
baldwinw@fau.edu
Flyer
September 27, 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Achieva CASH Class - Using Credit Cards Wisely, Charge It Right!
Achieva Credit Union and Pinellas Technical College are partnering to offer a series of FREE financial literacy workshops to help you meet your financial goals and change your life for GOOD!

refreshments I raffle for book giveaways | information on financial counseling I scholarship opportunities


Event Organizer
Achieva Credit Union in partnership with Pinellas Technical College

Event Contact Information:
Pinellas Technical College
901 34th Street South
Saint Petersburg FL 33711

www.eventbrite.com/e/achieva-cash-class-help-i-want-to-become-self-employed-tickets-42496731869

September 27, 2018   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Free Concerts in the Amos
StudioAmped Season 11 will be recorded live in the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio Sept. 24-27 and Oct. 1-5. Doors open at 6pm. Shows start at 7pm. Please mark your calendar and come be part of the studio audience!

WSRE is proud to present the following band:
The BeachBilly’s (Pensacola, FL) | Thurs, Sept 27
facebook.com/thebeachbillys

StudioAmped airs on WSRE Thursdays at 9pm Central followed at 10pm by the award-winning PBS staple, Austin City Limits—the longest-running music program on television. Encore presentations of StudioAmped also air Wednesdays at 10pm.


Event Contact Information:
WSRE Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio
1000 College Avenue, Building 23
Pensacola FL 32504


September 27, 2018   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Special Creative Experience
UDC is a place where everyone (ages 9 – adult) can enjoy the artistry of music through the use of dance and instruments. Developmental Dance exemplifies the essence of this mission by allowing students who are developmentally delayed to build self-esteem and use self-expression through dance and music.

Event Organizer
Ultimate Dance Center

Event Contact Information:
Ultimate Dance Center
3234 S. FL. Ave
Lakeland FL 33803
863-644-5275
www.udclakeland.com/special-creative-experience.html

September 27, 2018   7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Eastern Time
 Advocate Training & Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance 101
Many of us have members, clients, or family who have a disability; and they're at risk for not having appropriate civic representation. Learn how to help people apply for SSDI benefits and to complete the application process.

If you have a disability and may need accommodation to fully participate in these events, please contact Santra Denis at SantraD@catalystmiami.org.

This workshop is a part of the Enable Project which is a coalition that provides training to non-profits and social justice organizations and their staff to create channels for inclusion of people with disabilities in their organizations and movements.


Event Organizer
Catalyst Miami

Event Contact Information:
Venture Cafe Miami
1951 Northwest 7th Avenue, Deering Room
Miami FL 33136
305-576-5001
catalystmiami.org
info@catalystmiami.org

September 28, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Workgroup
This workgroup will help you prepare for your child's IEP meeting, identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use the information to outline educational goals, and request supports for your child. By the end of this workgroup you will have a better understanding of your child's IEP.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

September 28, 2018   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central Time
 AJ's & Destin Fishing Rodeo Wagon Parade
Kick-off the Destin Fishing Rodeo by Decorating your wagon with a nautical theme. There is no fee to join in this parade, this is a Free, Family event and starts at 6pm. You may bring candy or prizes for throws. Kids of all ages are welcome. Please RSVP by using Eventbrite so we know how many wagons to prepare.

Prizes and awards for all participants following the parade. So bring the family out to celebrate the 70th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo!


Event Organizer
AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar

Event Contact Information:
AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
116 Harbor Blvd
Destin FL 32541


September 29, 2018   8:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 2018 Autism Speaks Walk
Autism Speaks Walk is comprised of a community that includes the commitment of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives and support providers for people with autism. With every step you take and every dollar you raise, you help enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Start a team, join a team or come on your own. Walk and fundraise together to enhance the lives of people living with autism. You must register to participate. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Autism Speaks, Inc., and Alpha XI Delta

Event Contact Information:
BB&T Center
2555 NW 136th Avenue
Sunrise FL 33323
786-235-1165

Event Coordinator
Angelica F. Ramcharran
browardwalk@autismspeaks.org

September 29, 2018   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Seastars Aquatics 2nd Annual Awareness Day
Join SEASTARS Aquatics as we welcome both recreational and community organizations that provide services to our special needs community!

Come support our event! Breakfast plates will be sold for a suggested $5 donation. Raffle tickets are $10 each for a chance to win more than $500 in gift cards. $20 and you receive an Awareness Day T-Shirt, a Raffle Ticket, and Breakfast Plate! THANK YOU to our Participating Vendors! See attached flyer.


Event Organizer
Seastars Aquatics

Event Contact Information:
Pearl Nelson Child Development Center
3916 North 10th Avenue
Pensacola FL


September 29, 2018   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 5210 Northwest Florida Day of Play
Ready. Set. Go! Lace up those sneakers it’s time to get out, get active, and play at the 5-2-1-0 Day of Play, Saturday September 29th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Community Maritime Park.

Join us for a day of exciting activities, games, sports contests and physical challenges for the whole family. Come explore the many ways your family can get moving! Admission is free. For more information visit PlayPensacola.com and Get Out & Play!


Event Organizer
5-2-1-0 NWFL and FL Department of Health

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL


September 29, 2018   11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 1st Annual Miracle By The Bay
Join us for the first Miracle By The Bay, an event that is focused on building and maintaining relationship between the special needs community and general populations within the Tampa Bay area and surrounding areas. Providers & vendors will be on hand to showcase their service for the special needs community. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Kiwanis Club of Gulf Beaches

Event Contact Information:
North Straub Park
400 Bayshore Drive, Northeast
St. Petersburg FL 33701
727-412-4292

Event Coordinator
Matthew Walker
walkermatt@outlook.com

September 29, 2018   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

September 29, 2018   5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 The Pyramid Players present "A Tribute to My Fair Lady" (Musical Theatre)
On Saturday, September 29, The Pyramid Players, a performance troupe comprised of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will be taking the stage at the Fort Walton Beach Municipal Auditorium to present their 14th annual main stage production, "A Tribute to My Fair Lady"!

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with an art show featuring the works of Pyramid artists state-wide and a silent auction. Curtain is at 7! Guest emcee Sue Straughn of WEAR-TV will be joining us again this year and live music will be provided by the North Okaloosa Community Band! Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served.


Event Organizer
Pyramid, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
107 Miracle Strip SW
Fort Walton Beach FL 32547
850-862-7139
www.facebook.com/events/203949787108728/

Event Coordinator
Melanie James
mjames@pyramidinc.org

September 30, 2018   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sunday
Sunshine Sunday is a special morning on the last Sunday of every other month. This program is a limited-engagement event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Children can explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at their fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey.

Cost: Free for Members, $5 general admission.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children’s Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children’s Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza,
Tampa FL 33602
813-443-3861
https://glazermuseum.org/event/sunshinesunday/all

October 1, 2018   12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

October 1, 2018   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Free Concerts in the Amos
StudioAmped Season 11 will be recorded live in the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio Sept. 24-27 and Oct. 1-5. Doors open at 6pm. Shows start at 7pm. Please mark your calendar and come be part of the studio audience!

WSRE is proud to present the following artists:
The Krickets (Port St. Joe, FL) | Mon, Oct 1
thekrickets.com

StudioAmped airs on WSRE Thursdays at 9pm Central followed at 10pm by the award-winning PBS staple, Austin City Limits—the longest-running music program on television. Encore presentations of StudioAmped also air Wednesdays at 10pm.


Event Contact Information:
WSRE Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio
1000 College Avenue, Building 23
Pensacola FL 32504


October 2, 2018   9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 Tips for High School and College Success
A discussion of the variety of high school course levels, career training and college opportunities for students after high school. Learn about Adult education centers, community colleges and private and public universities, Researching a potential school, Examining cost, Living at home versus on campus, Supports offered by College Disability Centers.

Presented by: Mr. Patrick Hughes, M.S., Ed.

Only for families of children and adults with disabilities.

This workshop addresses such critical issues as applying for government benefits for Social Security and Medicaid, creating a Special Needs Trust, the importance of a Will and considering a Letter of Intent. Taking these 10 basic steps now can help ensure the care and quality of life for a loved one’s well-being today and tomorrow. Presented by: Hiram Hernandez, Special Care Planner, LUTCF, MBA


Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

October 2, 2018   2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Tuesday at Glazer Children's Museum
First Tuesday of each month has free admission for both adults and children sponsored by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 West Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33602

glazermu?seum.org

October 2, 2018   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Free Concerts in the Amos
StudioAmped Season 11 will be recorded live in the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio Sept. 24-27 and Oct. 1-5. Doors open at 6pm. Shows start at 7pm. Please mark your calendar and come be part of the studio audience!

WSRE is proud to present the following artists:
The Red Clay Strays (Mobile, AL) | Tues, Oct 2
redclaystrays.com

StudioAmped airs on WSRE Thursdays at 9pm Central followed at 10pm by the award-winning PBS staple, Austin City Limits—the longest-running music program on television. Encore presentations of StudioAmped also air Wednesdays at 10pm.


Event Contact Information:
WSRE Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio
1000 College Avenue, Building 23
Pensacola FL 32504


October 2, 2018   7:00 PM - : Central Time
 Bands on the Beach
Grab your lawn chair and enjoy tonight's band. Each Tuesday, a band will play at the Gulfside Pavilion at the Pensacola Beach. So come on out to listen to some good music!

Tonight's Band: Bring On The Benjamins


Event Contact Information:
Gulfside Pavilion
Pensacola Beach FL


October 3, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Taller Especializado para el Plan Educacional Individualizado (IEP Workgroup)
Este taller le ayudará entender y seguir el proceso del IEP, prepararse para la reunión del IEP de su hijo/a, identificar las fortalezas y debilidades académicas de su hijo/a, usar la información recaudada para desarrollar metas anuales, y pedir servicios y acomodaciones.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

October 3, 2018   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Free Concerts in the Amos
StudioAmped Season 11 will be recorded live in the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio Sept. 24-27 and Oct. 1-5. Doors open at 6pm. Shows start at 7pm. Please mark your calendar and come be part of the studio audience!

WSRE is proud to present the following artists:
Panzacola (Pensacola, FL) | Wed, Oct 3
facebook.com/panzacolamusic


StudioAmped airs on WSRE Thursdays at 9pm Central followed at 10pm by the award-winning PBS staple, Austin City Limits—the longest-running music program on television. Encore presentations of StudioAmped also air Wednesdays at 10pm.


Event Contact Information:
WSRE Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio
1000 College Avenue, Building 23
Pensacola FL 32504


October 4, 2018   10:15 AM - 1:15 PM Eastern Time
 Little Owls Early Intervention Initiative
FAU CARD's Little Owls Early Intervention Initiative is a 3- day parent training for parents and family members of children ages 2-5 years old with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or that are in the process of seeking a diagnosis of ASD.

Event Organizer
Florida Atlantic University CARD

Event Contact Information:
Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens
5221 Hood Road
Palm Beach Gardens FL 33418
561-245-1792
eventbrite.com/e/little-owls-3-day-parent-training-mandel-jcc-palm-beach-gardens-tickets-48835834295

Event Coordinator
Wanda Baldwin, LCSW
baldwinw@fau.edu
Flyer
October 4, 2018   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Central Time
 Council on Aging of West Florida's Open House
Council on Aging of West Florida invites you to The Retreat Open House to celebrate our recent renovations at our adult day health center for an evening of FOOD and DRINK!

Event Contact Information:
Council on Aging of West Florida
875 Royce Street
Pensacola FL

Flyer
October 4, 2018   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Free Concerts in the Amos
StudioAmped Season 11 will be recorded live in the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio Sept. 24-27 and Oct. 1-5. Doors open at 6pm. Shows start at 7pm. Please mark your calendar and come be part of the studio audience!

WSRE is proud to present the following artists:
Roadside Glorious (New Orleans, LA) | Thurs, Oct 4
roadsideglorious.com



StudioAmped airs on WSRE Thursdays at 9pm Central followed at 10pm by the award-winning PBS staple, Austin City Limits—the longest-running music program on television. Encore presentations of StudioAmped also air Wednesdays at 10pm.


Event Contact Information:
WSRE Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio
1000 College Avenue, Building 23
Pensacola FL 32504


October 4, 2018   6:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Ladies' Night Out for Women on the Spectrum
A dinner get together for women on the spectrum age 18 and over, who have a documented diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please bring money for dinner and if support is needed please bring your support person. Location?/Meeting Times: Applebee's 1005 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32601. 1st Thursday of the month at 6pm.

Event Organizer
UF CARD

Event Contact Information:
Applebee’s Grill & Bar
1005 NW 13th St
Gainesville FL 32601
352-846-3700

Event Coordinator
Robin Byrd
robinl@ufl.edu

October 4, 2018   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Volusia Support Group for Parents of Adults & Soon to be Adults with ASD
This support group caters to the needs of parents dealing with all aspects of having a child who is an adult or soon to be adult on the Autism spectrum. The group will give parents an opportunity to share their personal experiences, thoughts, and ideas related to issues that may be of present concern to them. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide childcare at this event.

Event Organizer
UCF Center For Autism and Related Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
Daytona State College
1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Building 140, Room 306
Daytona Beach FL 32114
407-823-6011
cfl.ucf-card.org
ucfcard@ucf.edu

October 4, 2018   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Special Creative Experience
UDC is a place where everyone (ages 9 – adult) can enjoy the artistry of music through the use of dance and instruments. Developmental Dance exemplifies the essence of this mission by allowing students who are developmentally delayed to build self-esteem and use self-expression through dance and music.

Event Organizer
Ultimate Dance Center

Event Contact Information:
Ultimate Dance Center
3234 S. FL. Ave
Lakeland FL 33803
863-644-5275
www.udclakeland.com/special-creative-experience.html

October 5, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Workgroup
This workgroup will help you prepare for your child's IEP meeting, identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use the information to outline educational goals, and request supports for your child. By the end of this workgroup you will have a better understanding of your child's IEP.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

October 5, 2018   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Pensacola Art Time - Tissue Paper Art
First and third Fridays for ages?2-5 years old with caregiver. Using tissue paper and glue, artists explore the overlapping of colors on paper in an abstract art piece.$6/members and $8/non-members, per class.

Event Organizer
Pensacola Museum of Art

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola Museum of Art
407 S. Jefferson Street
Pensacola FL 32502
850-432-6247

October 5, 2018   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Central Time
 Community Health Fair
NWF Area Agency on Aging & Disability Resource Center will host a health fair on Friday, October 5th. There will be vendors, games, give-a-ways, health information and light refreshments. Hope to see you there!

Event Contact Information:
Community Center
112 Hwy 20 West
Freeport FL

Flyer
October 5, 2018   4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Central Time
 Hungry for Justice Kids Cooking Classes
Kids learn to make healthy meals and snacks then take the ingredients home to make a meal for their family! Sponsored by the AWKO Justice Foundation and community partners. First Friday of each month. Cost: Free!

Event Organizer
Pensacola Parks and Recreation/E.S. Cobb Resource Center/AWKO Justice Foundation

Event Contact Information:
E.S. Cobb Resource Center
601 East Mallory Street
Pensacola FL 32503
850-436-5192

Event Coordinator
Myra Williams

October 5, 2018   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Free Concerts in the Amos
StudioAmped Season 11 will be recorded live in the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio Sept. 24-27 and Oct. 1-5. Doors open at 6pm. Shows start at 7pm. Please mark your calendar and come be part of the studio audience!

WSRE is proud to present the following artists:
Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Special (Artists TBA) | Fri, Oct 5
pensacolabeachsongwritersfestival.com/Special-Events




StudioAmped airs on WSRE Thursdays at 9pm Central followed at 10pm by the award-winning PBS staple, Austin City Limits—the longest-running music program on television. Encore presentations of StudioAmped also air Wednesdays at 10pm.


Event Contact Information:
WSRE Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio
1000 College Avenue, Building 23
Pensacola FL 32504


October 6, 2018   9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 2018 College Connecting Conference
What are evidence-based practices and supports for college students with Autism? Are you familiar with the top colleges for students with Autism? Learn about Florida’s Inclusive Postsecondary Education Programs.

Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/college-connecting-conference-tickets-48339881888?aff=eac2about Florida’s Inclusive Postsecondary Education Programs




** All participants will be required to purchase online a visitor parking pass prior to attending the event. Please purchase your Temporary Parking pass in advance at: www.fau.edu/parking/permits.php


Event Organizer
Florida Atlantic University CARD

Event Contact Information:
FAU Jupiter Campus: Osher Lifelong Learning Center Auditorium
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter FL 33458
561-212-8058
www.fau.edu/education/centersandprograms/card/

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
paganom@fau.edu
Flyer
October 6, 2018   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Time
 Altitude Trampoline Park Sensory Friendly Saturdays
At Altitude we want all to gain the enjoyment and freedom of flight on a trampoline so each 1st and 3rd Saturday morning of the month we offer Sensory-friendly Saturdays!

SFS runs the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00am-10:00am and all individuals and/or groups who struggle with sensory stimulation are encouraged to come and jump with us.

The experience is great for our awesome guests WHO HAVE SENSORY ISSUES SUCH AS AUTISM, ETC. as Altitude offers the following during this time:
• 1 accompanying parent jumps free
• Less crowded at this time of day
• We turned the music volume down
• No parties are scheduled at this time

Additionally, you get to enjoy Altitude at a reduced rate of $11.95/per person 9:00am-10:00am!


Event Organizer
Altitude Trampoline Park

Event Contact Information:
Altitude Trampoline Park
4340 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa FL 33614
813-399-1529
www.altitudetampa.com/Sensory-Friendly-Saturdays
Isaac@altitudetampa.com

October 6, 2018   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

October 7, 2018   9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sky Zone Sensory Friendly: Pensacola
Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First and Third Sunday of Every Month


Event Organizer
Sky Zone

Event Contact Information:
5007 N Davis Hwy, #8A
Pensacola FL 32503
850-500-9663
www.skyzone.com/pensacola/programs/sensory-hours

October 8, 2018   12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

October 8, 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 "Fall Festival"
Cake walks, hay rides, games, food and more!

Event Organizer
Vision of Hope

Event Contact Information:
Transition Center
5555 Woodbine Road
Pace FL


October 9, 2018   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Residential Options for People with Disabilities
Linda Angress, social work coordinator with Sunrise Communities, will explore the various residential choices available for people with disabilities, including independent living skills training, group homes, supported living, assisted living and intermediate care facilities.

The seminar is free and open to the community. Presented by Joshua's Path at Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward. For more information, please call 954-909-0822 or visit www.jfsbroward.org.


Event Organizer
Sharlene Glassman

Event Contact Information:
12050 West Sunrise Boulevard
Plantation FL 33323
954-370-2140 Ext. 250
www.jfsbroward.org

Event Coordinator
Sharlene Glassman
sglassman@jfsbroward.org

October 9, 2018   3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Central Time
 Youth Basketball Camp
Children ages 5 to 12 years old who are interested in basketball may be interested in our basketball youth camp. Registration starts September 3rd, and costs $20. Kids will enjoy learning the fundamentals of basketball.

Event Organizer
Pensacola Parks and Recreation/E.S. Cobb Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
E.S. Cobb Resource Center
601 East Mallory Street
Pensacola FL 32503


October 9, 2018   7:00 PM - : Central Time
 Bands on the Beach
Grab your lawn chair and enjoy tonight's band. Each Tuesday, a band will play at the Gulfside Pavilion at the Pensacola Beach. So come on out to listen to some good music!

Tonight's Band: Rain Date


Event Contact Information:
Gulfside Pavilion
Pensacola Beach FL


October 10, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Taller Especializado para el Plan Educacional Individualizado (IEP Workgroup)
Este taller le ayudará entender y seguir el proceso del IEP, prepararse para la reunión del IEP de su hijo/a, identificar las fortalezas y debilidades académicas de su hijo/a, usar la información recaudada para desarrollar metas anuales, y pedir servicios y acomodaciones.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

October 10, 2018   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern Time
 Supported Decision Making, Guardianship & Alternative Options
In collaboration with the Family Network on Disabilities (FND), FAU CARD invites you to join us as for an informative discussion on supported decision-making, guardianship and alternatives to guardianship for adults with autism and related disabilities.

Event Organizer
Florida Atlantic University CARD

Event Contact Information:
Lantana Road Branch Library
4020 Lantana Road
Lake Worth FL 33462
561-297-2055
www.supporteddecisionmaking2018.eventbrite.com

Event Coordinator
Jacqueline Wood
CARD@fau.edu
Flyer
October 11, 2018   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Science Hour
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) will host a new educational series the 2nd Thursday of every month. The series will explore local topics such as solar energy, artificial reefs, backyard pollinators, and more. Each session is free to the public.

For full details, click here.

For more information, contact Carrie at ctsteven@ufl.edu, or call 850.475.5230.


Event Organizer
Univesity of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Event Contact Information:
Escambia County Central Office Complex
3363 West Park Place
Pensacola FL
850-475-5230

Event Coordinator
Carrie Steven
ctsteven@ufl.edu

October 11, 2018   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Special Creative Experience
UDC is a place where everyone (ages 9 – adult) can enjoy the artistry of music through the use of dance and instruments. Developmental Dance exemplifies the essence of this mission by allowing students who are developmentally delayed to build self-esteem and use self-expression through dance and music.

Event Organizer
Ultimate Dance Center

Event Contact Information:
Ultimate Dance Center
3234 S. FL. Ave
Lakeland FL 33803
863-644-5275
www.udclakeland.com/special-creative-experience.html

October 12, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Workgroup
This workgroup will help you prepare for your child's IEP meeting, identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use the information to outline educational goals, and request supports for your child. By the end of this workgroup you will have a better understanding of your child's IEP.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

October 13, 2018   8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Central Time
 Special Needs Kids' Day Out
All special needs children and their siblings are welcome to come join our open gymnastics hour, free of charge. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will assist them. Waivers can be signed online through usgoldgymnastics.com. No reservations necessary.

Event Contact Information:
US Gold Gymnastics & Cheerleading
1242 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin FL
850-654-3124
Flyer
October 13, 2018   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Bay Bluffs & Chimney Park Cleanup
Come join the Pensacola Scenic Highway Foundation and Ocean Hour for a two location clean up on Scenic Highway the second Saturday of every month. Location one is Bay Bluffs Park on Scenic Highway at Summit Blvd. Second location is 2 miles north at Chimney Park on Scenic Highway at Langley Ave. Buckets, grabbers, gloves and trash bags supplied. All we need is you to join us. Sign-in at 8:45, clean up from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Please dress for the weather and bring water, bug spray and sunscreen as needed.

Event Organizer
Pensacola Scenic Hwy Foundation & Ocean Hour

Event Contact Information:
Bays Bluff Preserve
3400 Scenic Hwy
Pensacola FL 32504


October 13, 2018   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sky Zone Sensory Friendly: Fort Myers
Second Saturday of the month! A time for individuals with special needs and disabilities to jump and to learn new skills in a safe, controlled environment. 60 Minute Jump passes $11.99/jumper (plus one free helper allowed).

9am-10am

$11.99 and includes one helper


Event Organizer
Sky Zone

Event Contact Information:
14181 S Tamiami Trail #140
Fort Myers FL 33912
239-313-5448
www.skyzone.com/fortmyers/programs/defying-gravity

October 13, 2018   9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Mini Conferencia: Talleres De IDEA Y IEP
Infórmese, conozca sus derechos y participe activamente en la educación de su hijo. Aproveche su mañana y aprenda sobre el Acta para la Educación de los Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA) diseñado para proteger los derechos de estudiantes con discapacidades y sobre el Plan de Educación Individualizado (IEP) que apoya la educación y servicios necesarios para los estudiantes de educación especial.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

October 13, 2018   10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Eastern Time
 Sensory Storytime
Sensory Storytime at the Lakeland Library includes stories and activities that are created for children ages 3-10 on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. As additional support, fidget toys and a Cozy Corner will be provided. Parental or caregiver attendance is mandatory.

Event Organizer
Lakeland Public Library

Event Contact Information:
Lakeland Public Library
100 Lake Morton Dr
Lakeland 33801
863-834-4275

Event Coordinator
Melissa Estrada

October 13, 2018   11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Escambia Cares Community Resource Expo
Join us to connect with Housing Services, Employment Opportunities, Assistance Programs, Community Organizations.

Walk our expo floor to learn more about services the county and community organizations have to offer. Enjoy free music, activities, food and refreshments.


Event Organizer
Escambia County Neighborhood & Human Services

Event Contact Information:
Brownsville Community Center
3200 W. DeSoto Street
Pensacola FL
850-595-3130
Flyer
October 13, 2018   12:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central Time
 WILDfest 2018 Open House
The Wildlife Sanctuary is celebrating 36 years as a non-profit wildlife hospital-nursery-sanctuary. This is a fun day you don't want to miss! The fundraiser and educational event will feature our birds of prey, live music by Southern Revival Band, food, beverages, wildlife gift shop, kids area, bake sale and much more.

Stroll though the exhibits, feed the pelicans, take photos and learn more about what you can do the help area wildlife. The facility takes in over 3,000 injured and orphaned animals each year to give them a second chance to be wild again.


Event Organizer
Wildlife Sanctuary of NW Florida, Inc.

Event Contact Information:
Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida, Inc.
105 North S. Street
Pensacola FL 32505


October 13, 2018   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

October 13, 2018   6:30 PM - : Central Time
 Interactive Haunted Hayride
The City of Lynn Haven is excited to present an Interactive Haunted Hayride experience during the month of October. Face your nightmares with water guns as they come to life! Zombies, clowns, mad scientists, and more! $5 per entry.

Hayrides will start at 6:30 on Saturdays starting on October 13th and ending on October 27th. It will also be open on Wednesday, October 31st for Halloween! Anyone under the age of 13 MUST be accompanied by an adult. We do not recommend anyone under the age of 5 participating. This event is to be held at the Lynn Haven Sports Complex.


Event Contact Information:
Lynn Haven Sports Complex
2201 Recreation Drive
Lynn Haven FL 32444


October 15, 2018   12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

October 16, 2018   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Mom's morning out with Red Eye Coffee
Because every mom needs a coffee break...Join us the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Red Eye Coffee where your kids can play in our bounce house while you enjoy a much needed coffee break. Get the break you deserve while your kids play!

Event Contact Information:
Red Eye Coffee - Bannerman Crossings
3431 Bannerman Road, Suite 101
Tallahassee FL 32312


October 16, 2018   7:00 PM - : Central Time
 Bands on the Beach
Grab your lawn chair and enjoy tonight's band. Each Tuesday, a band will play at the Gulfside Pavilion at the Pensacola Beach. So come on out to listen to some good music!

Tonight's Band: Holly Shelton


Event Contact Information:
Gulfside Pavilion
Pensacola Beach FL


October 17, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Taller Especializado para el Plan Educacional Individualizado (IEP Workgroup)
Este taller le ayudará entender y seguir el proceso del IEP, prepararse para la reunión del IEP de su hijo/a, identificar las fortalezas y debilidades académicas de su hijo/a, usar la información recaudada para desarrollar metas anuales, y pedir servicios y acomodaciones.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

October 17, 2018   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Transition Overview with Project 10
Transition with Project 10!

Come hear Lisa Friedman-Chavez, from the Project 10 Transition Education Network, speak about Transition! She will cover topics that include graduation deferment, person-centered planning for the transition process, and post-secondary transition programs!

Lisa Friedman-Chavez is the Southern Regional Transition Representative (Region 5 RTR) for Project 10: Transition Education Network, which is housed at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.


Event Organizer
Florida Atlantic University CARD

Event Contact Information:
Florida Atlantic University, College of Education, Room 411
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton FL 33431
561-297-2055
www.fau.edu/education/centersandprograms/card/

Event Coordinator
Jennifer Percival
CARD@fau.edu
Flyer
October 18, 2018   8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 "The Root Connection" Speed Dating for Service Providers
Be our guest for a fast-paced fun format of networking that allows you to make vital resource connections to help our most vulnerable at risk and homeless population in just 2 hours!

In this exciting Speed Networking event you are given 3 mins to get to know the other provider. The bell rings then you move to the next position and meet another service provider. Limited Seating Available. See attached flyer for more details.


Event Organizer
Serene Keiek, Opening Doors Northwest Florida

Event Contact Information:
Christ Episcopal Church
18 W. Wright Street
Pensacola FL 32501

Flyer
October 18, 2018   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Breakfast for Champions
Celebrating the accomplishments of family members, friends, co-workers, and neighbors who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Event Organizer
The Advocacy Network on Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
997 North Greenway Drive
Coral Gables FL 33134
305-596-1160
www.advocacynetwork.org

Event Coordinator
Josie Hagel
jhagel@advocacynetwork.org
Flyer
October 18, 2018   10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
 2018 Fearless Caregiver Conference: Fort Lauderdale
The Fearless Caregiver Conference provides practical information, advice and support for those caring for loved ones. The conference is designed to help attendees receive hands-on advice for his or her caregiving challenges. Attendees Will Learn How To
• Become a fearless member of your loved ones care team
• Balance family, work & caregiving
• Motivate family members to help
• Convince Dad to stop driving
• Persuade Mom to listen to you
• Legally protect your aging parents


Event Organizer
Today's Caregiver

Event Contact Information:
Henry's Hideaway at St. Henry Catholic Church
1500 S Andrews Avenue
Pompano Beach FL 33069
800-829-2734
caregiver.com/conference/fort-lauderdale
conference@caregiver.com
Flyer
October 18, 2018   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Special Creative Experience
UDC is a place where everyone (ages 9 – adult) can enjoy the artistry of music through the use of dance and instruments. Developmental Dance exemplifies the essence of this mission by allowing students who are developmentally delayed to build self-esteem and use self-expression through dance and music.

Event Organizer
Ultimate Dance Center

Event Contact Information:
Ultimate Dance Center
3234 S. FL. Ave
Lakeland FL 33803
863-644-5275
www.udclakeland.com/special-creative-experience.html

October 19, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Workgroup
This workgroup will help you prepare for your child's IEP meeting, identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use the information to outline educational goals, and request supports for your child. By the end of this workgroup you will have a better understanding of your child's IEP.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

October 19, 2018   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central Time
 Pensacola Art Time - Tissue Paper Art
First and third Fridays for ages?2-5 years old with caregiver. Using tissue paper and glue, artists explore the overlapping of colors on paper in an abstract art piece.$6/members and $8/non-members, per class.

Event Organizer
Pensacola Museum of Art

Event Contact Information:
Pensacola Museum of Art
407 S. Jefferson Street
Pensacola FL 32502
850-432-6247

October 19, 2018   11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central Time
 Festa Italiana - October 19th and 20th
Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835 presents Festa Italiana! Pasta, Vino & More. Free admission and parking. Call 850-221-8510 or soibuonafortuna.org for more information.

Event Organizer
Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835

Event Contact Information:
St. Joseph's Church
140 W. Government St
Pensacola FL 32502

Flyer
October 19, 2018   6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Masks & Martinis
A fundraising night of fun to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities. Event hosted by Inspire Central Florida.

Visit website for ticket info.


Event Organizer
Inspire Central Florida

Event Contact Information:
Heathrow Country Club
1200 Bridgewater Dr
Heathrow FL
407-699-4419
www.inspireofcentralflorida.org/mm18
info@inspirecfl.org
Flyer
October 19, 2018   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 2018 Downtown GetDown on Adams Street
Tallahassee Downtown is excited to announce the 2018 Downtown GetDown series! There will be a total of 67 events this year on Friday nights before all FSU home football games. All events are FREE and open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to attend. Free music, food trucks, local arts, craft beer, local charities, kids fun, family-friendly!

October 19: Heather Gillis Band with special guests.


Event Organizer
Tallahassee Downtown

Event Contact Information:
Downtown Tallahassee
300 S. Adams Street
Tallahassee FL 32301


October 20, 2018   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Time
 Altitude Trampoline Park Sensory Friendly Saturdays
At Altitude we want all to gain the enjoyment and freedom of flight on a trampoline so each 1st and 3rd Saturday morning of the month we offer Sensory-friendly Saturdays!

SFS runs the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00am-10:00am and all individuals and/or groups who struggle with sensory stimulation are encouraged to come and jump with us.

The experience is great for our awesome guests WHO HAVE SENSORY ISSUES SUCH AS AUTISM, ETC. as Altitude offers the following during this time:
• 1 accompanying parent jumps free
• Less crowded at this time of day
• We turned the music volume down
• No parties are scheduled at this time

Additionally, you get to enjoy Altitude at a reduced rate of $11.95/per person 9:00am-10:00am!


Event Organizer
Altitude Trampoline Park

Event Contact Information:
Altitude Trampoline Park
4340 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa FL 33614
813-399-1529
www.altitudetampa.com/Sensory-Friendly-Saturdays
Isaac@altitudetampa.com

October 20, 2018   9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Mini Conferencia: Talleres De IDEA Y IEP
Infórmese, conozca sus derechos y participe activamente en la educación de su hijo. Aproveche su mañana y aprenda sobre el Acta para la Educación de los Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA) diseñado para proteger los derechos de estudiantes con discapacidades y sobre el Plan de Educación Individualizado (IEP) que apoya la educación y servicios necesarios para los estudiantes de educación especial.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

October 20, 2018   9:30 AM - : Eastern Time
 Walk to Defeat ALS 2018
The ALS Association’s premier Signature Event, our Walk to Defeat ALS® is an outlet for communities across the nation to demonstrate their concern for and the urgent need to find the cure for ALS while providing the best care for those who are currently battling the disease. What began more than 15 years ago as a grassroots effort to increase awareness has now expanded to ALS community rallies, growing the number of teams and participants each year. Supporters nationwide participated in local Walks across the country that broke fundraising and attendance records, and the enthusiasm was off the charts!

Walk is one mile, check-in 8:00 a.m. Call or E-mail for more information, and help us keep the momentum going in 2018!


Event Organizer
Sponsored by the ALS Association Florida Chapter

Event Contact Information:
Centennial Field at Cascades Park
1001 S. Gadsden Street
Tallahassee FL 32301
813-637-9000 Ext. 132

Event Coordinator
Darcy Klempner
dklempner@alsafl.org

October 20, 2018   11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central Time
 Festa Italiana - October 19th and 20th
Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835 presents Festa Italiana! Pasta, Vino & More. Free admission and parking. Call 850-221-8510 or soibuonafortuna.org for more information.

Event Organizer
Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835

Event Contact Information:
St. Joseph's Church
140 W. Government St
Pensacola FL 32502

Flyer
October 20, 2018   11:15 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 2018 Buddy Walk
Join us for the 2018 Manasota BUDS Buddy Walk® to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month and help us promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Check-In and On-Site Registration for the Buddy Walk opens at 9:00 a.m., which is when the program starts with DJ Stancilitis providing music, announcements and the crowning of the King and Queen. 11:15 a.m. is the official start time for the one mile walk. $15.00 Registration fee. Individuals with Down syndrome and children 2 & under are FREE. $5.00 Festival Parking. Cutoff registration is October 19, at 8:00. Must register to participate. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Manasota Buds

Event Contact Information:
Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival
5500 CR675
Bradenton FL 34211
941-907-0499
manasotabuds.org

Event Coordinator
Kylee Barry
buddywalk@manasotabuds.org

October 20, 2018   12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central Time
 Jacksonian Guard
12 to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, May 19 (and every third Saturday through Nov. 17), Plaza Ferdinand, Palafox Street (between Government and Zaragoza streets). A Pensacola re-enactment group of Jacksonian era and Spanish soldiers, fifers and drummers who perform a Colors Ceremony commemorating Pensacola's 195th birthday and Florida as a U.S. Territory. Free and open to the public. More info: 850-466-5220.

Event Contact Information:
Plaza Ferdinand
Government and Zaragoza Streets
Pensacola FL
850-466-5220

October 20, 2018   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

October 20, 2018   6:30 PM - : Central Time
 Interactive Haunted Hayride
The City of Lynn Haven is excited to present an Interactive Haunted Hayride experience during the month of October. Face your nightmares with water guns as they come to life! Zombies, clowns, mad scientists, and more! $5 per entry.

Hayrides will start at 6:30 on Saturdays starting on October 13th and ending on October 27th. It will also be open on Wednesday, October 31st for Halloween! Anyone under the age of 13 MUST be accompanied by an adult. We do not recommend anyone under the age of 5 participating. This event is to be held at the Lynn Haven Sports Complex.


Event Contact Information:
Lynn Haven Sports Complex
2201 Recreation Drive
Lynn Haven FL 32444


October 21, 2018   9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sky Zone Sensory Friendly: Pensacola
Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First and Third Sunday of Every Month


Event Organizer
Sky Zone

Event Contact Information:
5007 N Davis Hwy, #8A
Pensacola FL 32503
850-500-9663
www.skyzone.com/pensacola/programs/sensory-hours

October 21, 2018   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Lineup
The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department and Blues Angel Music are excited to announce the lineup for the 2018 Blues Angel Music Blues on the Bay Concert Series. The free concert series has become a popular event for locals and visitors to spend the final hours of their weekend enjoying great music with family and friends in a great atmosphere.

October 21 Love Gun (KISS Tribute Band)

Concerts are free thanks to these sponsors: City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation, Blues Angel Music, Audi Pensacola, Jet 100.7FM, and Soft Rock 94.1 FM. Blues Angel Music plans to give away prizes to attendees at each performance and there will be a Grand Raffle at the end of the series to raise funds for music education through the Blues Angel Music Foundation. The winner of the Grand Raffle will be announced at the final concert on October 21.


Event Organizer
City of Pensacola

Event Contact Information:
Community Maritime Park Hunter Amphitheater
301 W. Main Street
Pensacola FL
850-436-5670
www.PensacolaCommunityMaritimePark.com

October 22, 2018   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Central Time
 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FL Adolescent & Young Adult Conference: Emerging Issues in Substance Abuse
WHEN: February 27, 2019, 8:30am-5pm.
COST: $85, Early Bird Discounted Registration (ends Oct.26)
$95, Standard Registration (Oct 27-Feb 15)
$125, Late Registration (Feb 16-27)
Continental breakfast and boxed lunch included.

Contact Hours provided. For more information: Angela Camp 256-503-8715 or acamp@bradfordhealth.net. Space is limited. Register today at https://bit.ly/2tEdzLd.


Event Organizer
Bradford Health Services

Event Contact Information:
Emerald Coast Convention Center
1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE
Fort Walton FL
256-503-8715

Event Coordinator
Angela Camp
Flyer
October 22, 2018   12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

October 23, 2018   9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 2018 Fearless Caregiver Conference: Tampa
The Fearless Caregiver Conference provides practical information, advice and support for those caring for loved ones. The conference is designed to help attendees receive hands-on advice for his or her caregiving challenges. Attendees Will Learn How To
• Become a fearless member of your loved ones care team
• Balance family, work & caregiving
• Motivate family members to help
• Convince Dad to stop driving
• Persuade Mom to listen to you
• Legally protect your aging parents


Event Organizer
Today's Caregiver

Event Contact Information:
University Area Community Center
14013 North 22nd Street
Tampa FL 33613
800-829-2734
caregiver.com/conference/tampa
conference@caregiver.com
Flyer
October 23, 2018   9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time
 10 Pasos Financieros para Planificar el Futuro de su Hijo con Necesidades Especiales
Este taller discutirá 10 pasos básicos para ayudarle a prepararse para el futuro financiero de su niño con necesidades especiales. Hay algunas necesidades que siempre estarán presentes y que deben ser cuidadosamente consideradas
y planificadas de manera apropiada. Este taller aborda temas tan críticos como la aplicación de beneficios de Seguro Social y Medicaid, la creación de un Fondo de Necesidades Especiales, la importancia de un Testamento y la consideración de una Carta de Intención. Tomar estos 10 pasos básicos ahora puede ayudar a asegurar el cuidado y la calidad de vida para el bienestar de un ser querido hoy y mañana.

Presentado por: Hiram Hernandez, Special Care Planner, LUTCF, MBA

**Servicio de valet gratuito disponible.


Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

October 23, 2018   7:00 PM - : Central Time
 Bands on the Beach
Grab your lawn chair and enjoy tonight's band. Each Tuesday, a band will play at the Gulfside Pavilion at the Pensacola Beach. So come on out to listen to some good music!

Tonight's Band: Southern Breeze Band


Event Contact Information:
Gulfside Pavilion
Pensacola Beach FL


October 24, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Taller Especializado para el Plan Educacional Individualizado (IEP Workgroup)
Este taller le ayudará entender y seguir el proceso del IEP, prepararse para la reunión del IEP de su hijo/a, identificar las fortalezas y debilidades académicas de su hijo/a, usar la información recaudada para desarrollar metas anuales, y pedir servicios y acomodaciones.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

October 24, 2018   10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
 2018 Fearless Caregiver Conference: Brooksville
The Fearless Caregiver Conference provides practical information, advice and support for those caring for loved ones. The conference is designed to help attendees receive hands-on advice for his or her caregiving challenges. Attendees Will Learn How To
• Become a fearless member of your loved ones care team
• Balance family, work & caregiving
• Motivate family members to help
• Convince Dad to stop driving
• Persuade Mom to listen to you
• Legally protect your aging parents


Event Organizer
Today's Caregiver

Event Contact Information:
Jerome Brown Community Center
99 Jerome Brown Place
Brooksville FL 34601
800-829-2734
caregiver.com/conference/brooksville
conference@caregiver.com
Flyer
October 25, 2018   10:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 2018 Waiver Support Coordinator Conference
The Agency for Persons with Disabilities is hosting the 4th annual Waiver Support Coordinator statewide meeting on October 25-26, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. This event is a great opportunity for networking and learning. The conference will feature keynote speaker Jonathan Martinis. It is imperative that you register if you plan on attending, as space is limited. Onsite registration may not be available if space fills up. We are extremely excited about the great learning and networking opportunities this year’s event has in store and can’t wait to see everyone there!

Please register no later than August 31.


Event Organizer
Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
Wyndham Orlando Resort
8001 International Dr.
Orlando FL 32819
866-273-2273
apdcares.org/news/2018wsc.htm
APD.info@apdcares.org
Flyer
October 25, 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Achieva CASH Class - Saving For College
Achieva Credit Union and Pinellas Technical College are partnering to offer a series of FREE financial literacy workshops to help you meet your financial goals and change your life for GOOD!

refreshments I raffle for book giveaways | information on financial counseling I scholarship opportunities


Event Organizer
Achieva Credit Union in partnership with Pinellas Technical College

Event Contact Information:
Pinellas Technical College
901 34th Street South
Saint Petersburg FL 33711

www.eventbrite.com/e/achieva-cash-class-help-i-want-to-become-self-employed-tickets-42496731869

October 25, 2018   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Special Creative Experience
UDC is a place where everyone (ages 9 – adult) can enjoy the artistry of music through the use of dance and instruments. Developmental Dance exemplifies the essence of this mission by allowing students who are developmentally delayed to build self-esteem and use self-expression through dance and music.

Event Organizer
Ultimate Dance Center

Event Contact Information:
Ultimate Dance Center
3234 S. FL. Ave
Lakeland FL 33803
863-644-5275
www.udclakeland.com/special-creative-experience.html

October 26, 2018   8:30 AM - : Eastern Time
 2018 Waiver Support Coordinator Conference
The Agency for Persons with Disabilities is hosting the 4th annual Waiver Support Coordinator statewide meeting on October 25-26, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. This event is a great opportunity for networking and learning. The conference will feature keynote speaker Jonathan Martinis. It is imperative that you register if you plan on attending, as space is limited. Onsite registration may not be available if space fills up. We are extremely excited about the great learning and networking opportunities this year’s event has in store and can’t wait to see everyone there!

Please register no later than August 31.


Event Organizer
Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
Wyndham Orlando Resort
8001 International Dr.
Orlando FL 32819
866-273-2273
apdcares.org/news/2018wsc.htm
APD.info@apdcares.org
Flyer
October 26, 2018   8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Free Developmental Screening
Free Developmental Screening for children ages 6 months to 5 years. The screening includes: Vision/Hearing, Health/Nutrition, Motor Skills, Cognitive, Behavior, Speech, and Dental.

Appointments open September 6th. Register online at: bit.ly/freescreening18 or call 850-561-6545.


Event Organizer
Children's Medical Services

Event Contact Information:
Children's Medical Services
2390 Phillips Road
Tallahassee FL
850-561-6545
bit.ly/freescreening18
Flyer
October 26, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Workgroup
This workgroup will help you prepare for your child's IEP meeting, identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use the information to outline educational goals, and request supports for your child. By the end of this workgroup you will have a better understanding of your child's IEP.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

October 26, 2018   5:30 PM - : Central Time
 The Pyramid Players present Hello, Dolly!
On Friday, October 26, The Pyramid Players will present "Hello, Dolly!"

"Hello, Dolly!" is a family-friendly musical that follows the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi (a strong-willed matchmaker), as she travels to Yonkers to find a match for the miserly “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder. Will the meddlesome widow succeed in her match-making plans? Join the Pyramid Players to find out!

Doors open at the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio at 5:30 pm CST with an art show featuring the works of Pyramid Artists statewide & a silent auction. Curtain is at 7. General Admission tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children 12 & under. Tickets will be available at the door or get them early by contacting Pyramid Pensacola at 850-453-3341.


Event Organizer
Pyramid Inc.

Event Contact Information:
WSRE Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio
1000 College Avenue, Building 23
Pensacola FL 32504


October 26, 2018   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 2018 Downtown GetDown on Adams Street
Tallahassee Downtown is excited to announce the 2018 Downtown GetDown series! There will be a total of 67 events this year on Friday nights before all FSU home football games. All events are FREE and open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to attend. Free music, food trucks, local arts, craft beer, local charities, kids fun, family-friendly!

October 26: Empire Strikes Brass


Event Organizer
Tallahassee Downtown

Event Contact Information:
Downtown Tallahassee
300 S. Adams Street
Tallahassee FL 32301


October 27, 2018   9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central Time
 Monster Dash Fun Run 2018
It's that time of year again! Time for Force Fitness's 4th Annual 2018 Monster Dash & Fun Run! Registration starts at 8am and the race will begin at 9am. Entry is $20 for adults and $5 donation for kids and the first 100 people to register will receive a t-shirt too!

This year's race will benefit Sandcastle Kids which is a local non-profit organization which provides children battling cancer reunion and relaxation time with their families on the beaches of South Walton and Destin.


Event Organizer
Force Fitness

Event Contact Information:
Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort
9011 US Hwy 98
Miramar Beach FL 32550
850-259-3902

Event Coordinator
Kyle Higginbotham

October 27, 2018   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Super Saturdays
Camp I Am Special is pleased to offer Super Saturdays - a respite program for caregivers. For just $30, Campers will enjoy five hours of crafts, games, snacks, medication administration - if necessary – and a whole lot of fun. A registered nurse, two behavioral specialists and many volunteer Buddies will ensure that everyone has a great time. Weather permitting, Campers will also be able to enjoy the Rotary Club of Deerwood Abigail’s Joy Camp I Am Special Aquatic Center.

Event Organizer
Camp I Am Special

Event Contact Information:
Camp I Am Special
235 Marywood Drive
St. Johns FL 32259
904-230-7447
campiamspecial.com
campiamspecial@ccbjax.org

October 27, 2018   10:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Walk to Defeat ALS 2018
The ALS Association’s premier Signature Event, our Walk to Defeat ALS® is an outlet for communities across the nation to demonstrate their concern for and the urgent need to find the cure for ALS while providing the best care for those who are currently battling the disease. What began more than 15 years ago as a grassroots effort to increase awareness has now expanded to ALS community rallies behind, growing the number of teams and participants each year. Supporters nationwide participated in local Walks across the country that broke fundraising and attendance records, and the enthusiasm was off the charts!

Check-in at 8:30 a.m. Call or E-mail for more information, and help us keep the momentum going in 2018!


Event Organizer
The ALS Association Florida Chapter

Event Contact Information:
Morningside Park
750 NE 55th Terrace
Miami FL 33137
813-637-9000 Ext. 114

Event Coordinator
Karin Rodriguez
krodriguez@alsafl.org

October 27, 2018   10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 The Expo
This free family-friendly event provides an amazing opportunity to have fun and learn about services, resources, products and information for persons of all ages and with any disability! This Expo is FREE and open to the public!

Event Organizer
Nova Southeastern University

Event Contact Information:
Nova Southeastern University
3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd
Davie FL
954-537-0211
www.theexpofl.com

October 27, 2018   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

October 27, 2018   1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
 3rd FDSWF (Friends Down Syndrome West Florida)
Join the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Down Syndrome West Florida as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 2018 FDSWF Buddy Walk®. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today! Help us spread the word; all are welcome for our day of celebration!

Registration Fees:
Adult Registration: $10, includes Buddy Walk t-shirt & Down syndrome awareness bracelet; price increases to $15,00 and to $20.00 on the day of walk.

Child Registration: Free, includes Buddy Walk t-shirt & Down syndrome awareness bracelet.

Individual with Down syndrome: Free, includes Buddy Walk t-shirt & Down syndrome awareness bracelet.

Volunteers: Free, includes Buddy Walk t-shirt & Down syndrome awareness bracelet.

Must register to participate. Call or E-mail for more information.


Event Organizer
Friends Down Syndrome West Florida

Event Contact Information:
Rymond James Stadium
4201 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa FL
813-245-2782
https://www.ds-stride.org/fdswfbuddywalk;jsessionid=9CB8740360EFBEBFA043B34B2B8F0463
info@friendssupport.org

October 27, 2018   4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central Time
 Special Needs Trunk-or-Treat
Join us for some fall fun at our second annual Special Needs Trunk-or-Treat! All ages of special needs children and their families are invited. Admission is free with one non-perishable food item to be donated to Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County. Costumes are optional but encouraged!

If you are interested in providing a trunk for this event, please visit https://www.emeraldcoastexceptionalfamilies.org/trunk-registration.


Event Organizer
Emerald Coast Exceptional Families and 2 others

Event Contact Information:
Emerald Coast Exceptional Families
7552 Navarre Pkwy
Navarre FL 32566


October 27, 2018   5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Science Spooktacular
From creeps of the deep, an endangered species cemetery to science that glows in the dark....amazing sea creatures await you! Explore sea themed stations and experience science by some of your favorite teachers. From gooey slime and dissections by Dr. Spookfish, to our haunted beach walk, this kid-friendly event is truly one of a kind!

Come dressed to impress as your favorite animal from the sea. $5 per person -all funds support the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Children 2 and under are free.Pay at the gate!


Event Organizer
Navarre Beach Marine Science Station

Event Contact Information:
Navarre Beach Marine Science Station
8638 Blue Heron Court
Navarre FL 32566


October 27, 2018   6:30 PM - : Central Time
 Interactive Haunted Hayride
The City of Lynn Haven is excited to present an Interactive Haunted Hayride experience during the month of October. Face your nightmares with water guns as they come to life! Zombies, clowns, mad scientists, and more! $5 per entry.

Hayrides will start at 6:30 on Saturdays starting on October 13th and ending on October 27th. It will also be open on Wednesday, October 31st for Halloween! Anyone under the age of 13 MUST be accompanied by an adult. We do not recommend anyone under the age of 5 participating. This event is to be held at the Lynn Haven Sports Complex.


Event Contact Information:
Lynn Haven Sports Complex
2201 Recreation Drive
Lynn Haven FL 32444


October 28, 2018   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sensational Sundays at Family Fun Center
Sensational Sundays are a time designed for special needs children and their families to come and play in the Family Fun Center’s Funtasia Soft Play area. Upon arrival, the main lights will be turned off, games will be off and it will be a sensory friendly environment. Parents can relax knowing they are among friends and siblings can interact with other siblings who may have a special brother or sister of their own. While in Funtasia, your children will explore a 4 story maze of tunnels, tubes, slides and obstacles. It’s a healthy and fun attraction that will keep them engaged and entertained. For ages 12 and under and less than 60” tall, socks are required for play. Although Sensational Sunday concludes at 12pm when Family Fun Center opens to the public, all day play is included in your admission if you wish you stay or even come back later in the day.

Cost: $4.99 for children ages 1-4, $6.99 for children ages 5-12


Event Organizer
Noah's Ark of Central Florida

Event Contact Information:
Family Fun Center
4825 S Florida Ave. Lakeland
Lakeland FL 33813
863-644-1728
thefamilyfuncenter.com
Flyer
October 28, 2018   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Tallahassee Chopped Junion Competition & Silent Auction
Get your seat and sponsorships TODAY! 40 youth will compete for a chance to be flown to NYC to audition with the executive producer and casting director of the Food Network's popular Chopped Junior TV show. See the attached flyer to register.

Event Organizer
Whole Child Leon

Event Contact Information:
The Moon
1105 E Lafayette St
Tallahassee FL 32301

wholechildleon.org/chopped-event-information-2018
Flyer
October 29, 2018   12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

October 30, 2018   7:00 PM - : Central Time
 Bands on the Beach
Grab your lawn chair and enjoy tonight's band. Each Tuesday, a band will play at the Gulfside Pavilion at the Pensacola Beach. So come on out to listen to some good music!

Tonight's Band: Emerald Coast Blue Brothers


Event Contact Information:
Gulfside Pavilion
Pensacola Beach FL


October 31, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Taller Especializado para el Plan Educacional Individualizado (IEP Workgroup)
Este taller le ayudará entender y seguir el proceso del IEP, prepararse para la reunión del IEP de su hijo/a, identificar las fortalezas y debilidades académicas de su hijo/a, usar la información recaudada para desarrollar metas anuales, y pedir servicios y acomodaciones.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

October 31, 2018   6:30 PM - : Central Time
 Interactive Haunted Hayride
The City of Lynn Haven is excited to present an Interactive Haunted Hayride experience during the month of October. Face your nightmares with water guns as they come to life! Zombies, clowns, mad scientists, and more! $5 per entry.

Hayrides will start at 6:30 on Saturdays starting on October 13th and ending on October 27th. It will also be open on Wednesday, October 31st for Halloween! Anyone under the age of 13 MUST be accompanied by an adult. We do not recommend anyone under the age of 5 participating. This event is to be held at the Lynn Haven Sports Complex.


Event Contact Information:
Lynn Haven Sports Complex
2201 Recreation Drive
Lynn Haven FL 32444


October 31, 2018   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 Fricker's Halloween Trunk or Treat
Join our FREE Halloween extravaganza filled with candy, games and FUN for ages 3-12! Costumes are encouraged but NOT required. Candy and prizes available on a first come, first serve basis.

Event Organizer
Fricker Resource Center

Event Contact Information:
Fricker Resource Center
900 North F Street
Pensacola FL
850-436-5195

November 1, 2018   6:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Ladies' Night Out for Women on the Spectrum
A dinner get together for women on the spectrum age 18 and over, who have a documented diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please bring money for dinner and if support is needed please bring your support person. Location?/Meeting Times: Applebee's 1005 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32601. 1st Thursday of the month at 6pm.

Event Organizer
UF CARD

Event Contact Information:
Applebee’s Grill & Bar
1005 NW 13th St
Gainesville FL 32601
352-846-3700

Event Coordinator
Robin Byrd
robinl@ufl.edu

November 1, 2018   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Volusia Support Group for Parents of Adults & Soon to be Adults with ASD
This support group caters to the needs of parents dealing with all aspects of having a child who is an adult or soon to be adult on the Autism spectrum. The group will give parents an opportunity to share their personal experiences, thoughts, and ideas related to issues that may be of present concern to them. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide childcare at this event.

Event Organizer
UCF Center For Autism and Related Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
Daytona State College
1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Building 140, Room 306
Daytona Beach FL 32114
407-823-6011
cfl.ucf-card.org
ucfcard@ucf.edu

November 1, 2018   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Special Creative Experience
UDC is a place where everyone (ages 9 – adult) can enjoy the artistry of music through the use of dance and instruments. Developmental Dance exemplifies the essence of this mission by allowing students who are developmentally delayed to build self-esteem and use self-expression through dance and music.

Event Organizer
Ultimate Dance Center

Event Contact Information:
Ultimate Dance Center
3234 S. FL. Ave
Lakeland FL 33803
863-644-5275
www.udclakeland.com/special-creative-experience.html

November 2, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Workgroup
This workgroup will help you prepare for your child's IEP meeting, identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use the information to outline educational goals, and request supports for your child. By the end of this workgroup you will have a better understanding of your child's IEP.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

November 2, 2018   4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Central Time
 Hungry for Justice Kids Cooking Classes
Kids learn to make healthy meals and snacks then take the ingredients home to make a meal for their family! Sponsored by the AWKO Justice Foundation and community partners. First Friday of each month. Cost: Free!

Event Organizer
Pensacola Parks and Recreation/E.S. Cobb Resource Center/AWKO Justice Foundation

Event Contact Information:
E.S. Cobb Resource Center
601 East Mallory Street
Pensacola FL 32503
850-436-5192

Event Coordinator
Myra Williams

November 3, 2018   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Time
 Altitude Trampoline Park Sensory Friendly Saturdays
At Altitude we want all to gain the enjoyment and freedom of flight on a trampoline so each 1st and 3rd Saturday morning of the month we offer Sensory-friendly Saturdays!

SFS runs the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00am-10:00am and all individuals and/or groups who struggle with sensory stimulation are encouraged to come and jump with us.

The experience is great for our awesome guests WHO HAVE SENSORY ISSUES SUCH AS AUTISM, ETC. as Altitude offers the following during this time:
• 1 accompanying parent jumps free
• Less crowded at this time of day
• We turned the music volume down
• No parties are scheduled at this time

Additionally, you get to enjoy Altitude at a reduced rate of $11.95/per person 9:00am-10:00am!


Event Organizer
Altitude Trampoline Park

Event Contact Information:
Altitude Trampoline Park
4340 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa FL 33614
813-399-1529
www.altitudetampa.com/Sensory-Friendly-Saturdays
Isaac@altitudetampa.com

November 3, 2018   9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Mini Conferencia: Talleres De IDEA Y IEP
Infórmese, conozca sus derechos y participe activamente en la educación de su hijo. Aproveche su mañana y aprenda sobre el Acta para la Educación de los Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA) diseñado para proteger los derechos de estudiantes con discapacidades y sobre el Plan de Educación Individualizado (IEP) que apoya la educación y servicios necesarios para los estudiantes de educación especial.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

November 3, 2018   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Time
 Reimagine Brownsville
All activities are FREE to our guests. Children's Activities (inflatables, face-painting, popcorn, coloring contest where three winners win a new bicycle, games, etc.)

The following giveaways are free: Food giveaway (15,000 pounds), Clothing, HIV and Hepatitis C Testing, Youth/Teen Activities, Hearing Tests, Baby Diapers, Lunch, Motorcycle Rides, Children's Toys and much more!!

For additional information regarding this event, please contact Linda English at 850-454-5280 or Greg English at 850-712-8387or find us at www.reimagineworldwide.org.


Event Contact Information:
Oakcrest Elementary School
1820 Hollywood Avenue
Pensacola FL 32505

www.reimagineworldwide.org

November 3, 2018   7:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 2018 South Florida Walk to End Lupus Now Event and Health Fair
Join us for the Walk to End Lupus Now™ to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for those who suffer from its brutal impact. Each year, thousands of people walk with one unified purpose--to end lupus. The Walk is 1.2 miles with the option to shorten the route to suit your needs and abilities. Check-in opens at 5:30 p.m., and registration is required. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Lupus Foundation of America Florida Chapter

Event Contact Information:
Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami FL 33125
561-279-8606

Event Coordinator
Devin Brown
dbrown@lupusfl.org

November 4, 2018   9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sky Zone Sensory Friendly: Pensacola
Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First and Third Sunday of Every Month


Event Organizer
Sky Zone

Event Contact Information:
5007 N Davis Hwy, #8A
Pensacola FL 32503
850-500-9663
www.skyzone.com/pensacola/programs/sensory-hours

November 5, 2018   12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

November 5, 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 "It's Harvest Time"
Bring a covered dish and canned good! Speaker & entertainment!

Event Organizer
Vision of Hope

Event Contact Information:
Wallace Baptist Church
6601 Chumuckla Hwy
Pace FL


November 6, 2018   2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Tuesday at Glazer Children's Museum
First Tuesday of each month has free admission for both adults and children sponsored by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 West Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33602

glazermu?seum.org

November 7, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Taller Especializado para el Plan Educacional Individualizado (IEP Workgroup)
Este taller le ayudará entender y seguir el proceso del IEP, prepararse para la reunión del IEP de su hijo/a, identificar las fortalezas y debilidades académicas de su hijo/a, usar la información recaudada para desarrollar metas anuales, y pedir servicios y acomodaciones.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

November 7, 2018   10:00 AM - : Central Time
 Miracle League Veterans Game
From the Battlefield to the Ballfield...Join us as we honor our American Heroes from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam with our 14th & 15th Miracle League Veterans Games...a simple baseball game in paradise!

Join our Flag Line, Be a "Buddy" or just a cheering fan! For many, it is the first they have felt "Welcomed Home" For some, it is their Last Hoorah. For us, it's an experience we'll never forget!


Event Organizer
Rotary Club of the Emerald Coast

Event Contact Information:
Frank Brown Park
Panama City Beach FL
850-866-9854

Event Coordinator
Dave Johnson
johnson.dave@aol.com
Flyer
November 8, 2018   6:00 PM - : Central Time
 Science Hour
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) will host a new educational series the 2nd Thursday of every month. The series will explore local topics such as solar energy, artificial reefs, backyard pollinators, and more. Each session is free to the public.

For full details, click here.

For more information, contact Carrie at ctsteven@ufl.edu, or call 850.475.5230.


Event Organizer
Univesity of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Event Contact Information:
Escambia County Central Office Complex
3363 West Park Place
Pensacola FL
850-475-5230

Event Coordinator
Carrie Steven
ctsteven@ufl.edu

November 8, 2018   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 Night of Dreams: Art from the Heart
Join the Conductive Education Center of Orlando (CECO) as they host their annual fundraising gala, Night of Dreams, at Full Sail Live on November 8, 2018. This will be the first year presenting Art from the Heart, featuring local Winter Park artists. All proceeds from the event benefit student scholarships to help reach the goal of $150,000.



The evening will include hors-d'oeuvres, a silent auction, an art auction and so much more. Some of the art pieces featured will be created by local artists from the Winter Park area, as well as some pieces created by the students of CECO. The money raised will go towards providing students with scholarships, as 34% of CECO's students and their families relocate to Orlando for this one of a kind program.


To learn more about the event or find out how to sponsor go to CECOdreams.org.


Event Organizer
Mariana Loboguerrero

Event Contact Information:
141 University Park Dr.
Winter Park FL 32792
407-620-1311
www.CECOdreams.org

Event Coordinator
Mariana Loboguerrero
mariana@ceco.org

November 8, 2018   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Special Creative Experience
UDC is a place where everyone (ages 9 – adult) can enjoy the artistry of music through the use of dance and instruments. Developmental Dance exemplifies the essence of this mission by allowing students who are developmentally delayed to build self-esteem and use self-expression through dance and music.

Event Organizer
Ultimate Dance Center

Event Contact Information:
Ultimate Dance Center
3234 S. FL. Ave
Lakeland FL 33803
863-644-5275
www.udclakeland.com/special-creative-experience.html

November 9, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Workgroup
This workgroup will help you prepare for your child's IEP meeting, identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use the information to outline educational goals, and request supports for your child. By the end of this workgroup you will have a better understanding of your child's IEP.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

November 9, 2018   6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time
 Friday Night Dance & Respite for Families
Area churches have come together to provide adults with disabilities an evening to gather for the community while caregivers enjoy a night out. Each event is comprised of entertainment, dancing, and refreshments.

ATTIRE IS CASUAL! For Questions: Fridaydanceclc@gmail.com. To register, please visit: https://fridaydanceclc.weebly.com/register.html.


Event Organizer
Area Churches

Event Contact Information:
Community Life United Methodist Church
4115 Soundside Drive
Gulf Breeze FL 32563


November 10, 2018   8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Central Time
 Special Needs Kids' Day Out
All special needs children and their siblings are welcome to come join our open gymnastics hour, free of charge. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will assist them. Waivers can be signed online through usgoldgymnastics.com. No reservations necessary.

Event Contact Information:
US Gold Gymnastics & Cheerleading
1242 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin FL
850-654-3124
Flyer
November 10, 2018   8:30 AM - : Eastern Time
 2018 Autism Speaks Walk
Autism Speaks Walk is comprised of a community that includes the commitment of parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, relatives and support providers for people with autism. With every step you take and every dollar you raise, you help enhance lives today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Start a team, join a team or come on your own. Walk and fundraise together to enhance the lives of people living with autism. You must register to participate. Call or E-mail for more information.

Event Organizer
Autism Speaks, Inc., and Alpha XI Delta

Event Contact Information:
Cranes Roost Park
274 Cranes Roost Boulevard
Altamonte Springs FL 32701
407-473-0309

Event Coordinator
Katy Moreno
Centralfloridawalk@autismspeaks.org

November 10, 2018   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Bay Bluffs & Chimney Park Cleanup
Come join the Pensacola Scenic Highway Foundation and Ocean Hour for a two location clean up on Scenic Highway the second Saturday of every month. Location one is Bay Bluffs Park on Scenic Highway at Summit Blvd. Second location is 2 miles north at Chimney Park on Scenic Highway at Langley Ave. Buckets, grabbers, gloves and trash bags supplied. All we need is you to join us. Sign-in at 8:45, clean up from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Please dress for the weather and bring water, bug spray and sunscreen as needed.

Event Organizer
Pensacola Scenic Hwy Foundation & Ocean Hour

Event Contact Information:
Bays Bluff Preserve
3400 Scenic Hwy
Pensacola FL 32504


November 10, 2018   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sky Zone Sensory Friendly: Fort Myers
Second Saturday of the month! A time for individuals with special needs and disabilities to jump and to learn new skills in a safe, controlled environment. 60 Minute Jump passes $11.99/jumper (plus one free helper allowed).

9am-10am

$11.99 and includes one helper


Event Organizer
Sky Zone

Event Contact Information:
14181 S Tamiami Trail #140
Fort Myers FL 33912
239-313-5448
www.skyzone.com/fortmyers/programs/defying-gravity

November 10, 2018   10:00 AM - : Eastern Time
 Live a Day, Live YOUR Life Outdoor Wellness Event
Mark your calendar for November 10, to join us at St George Island State Park to have fun while finding the equipment to best fit your needs. We will have food, drinks, music, planned activities and plenty of fun!

Please email Eric Reed to keep informed of the event and to ask any questions or learn how you can participate, sponsor or help. Ereed@faastinc.org, 1-844-FL-FAAST, ext 104.


Event Organizer
FAAST and FDOA

Event Contact Information:
Manatee Springs State Park
11650 NW 115th St
Chiefland FL 32626
844-959-8878 Ext. 104
faastinc.salsalabs.org/liveadayliveyourlifecopy1
Ereed@faastinc.org

November 10, 2018   10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Eastern Time
 Sensory Storytime
Sensory Storytime at the Lakeland Library includes stories and activities that are created for children ages 3-10 on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. As additional support, fidget toys and a Cozy Corner will be provided. Parental or caregiver attendance is mandatory.

Event Organizer
Lakeland Public Library

Event Contact Information:
Lakeland Public Library
100 Lake Morton Dr
Lakeland 33801
863-834-4275

Event Coordinator
Melissa Estrada

November 10, 2018   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

November 12, 2018   12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

November 14, 2018   10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
 2018 Fearless Caregiver Conference: Melbourne
The Fearless Caregiver Conference provides practical information, advice and support for those caring for loved ones. The conference is designed to help attendees receive hands-on advice for his or her caregiving challenges. Attendees Will Learn How To
• Become a fearless member of your loved ones care team
• Balance family, work & caregiving
• Motivate family members to help
• Convince Dad to stop driving
• Persuade Mom to listen to you
• Legally protect your aging parents


Event Organizer
Today's Caregiver

Event Contact Information:
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community
3050 N Highway A1A
Indialantic FL 32903
800-829-2734
caregiver.com/conference/melbourne-fl
conference@caregiver.com
Flyer
November 15, 2018   9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
 Respite Conference: Family Caregiver Lifespan Respite Summit
Family Caregiver Lifespan Respite Summit is an opportunity to:
• Bring family caregivers of all ages and disabilities, service professionals and other stakeholders together to share creative strategies,
• Better understand the availability of respite resources within the State of Florida,
• Develop concrete plans for improving access to and understanding of respite care.

All are cordially invited to join us for this free interactive day of connection and collaboration. Resource fair from 11-1. Lunch will be provided.

Please note parking passes are required on the FAU campus. Parking Passes will be provided through sponsorship by United Way of Palm Beach County.


Event Organizer
FAU CARD, FLRA, United Way of Palm Beach County, SNAC, Children's Service Council Palm Beach County

Event Contact Information:
FAU Jupiter Campus
5353 Parkside Dr,
Jupiter FL 33458
561-212-8058
www.fau.edu/education/centersandprograms/card/

Event Coordinator
Mercedes Pagano
paganom@fau.edu

November 15, 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Achieva CASH Class - HELP! I Want To Become Self Employed
Achieva Credit Union and Pinellas Technical College are partnering to offer a series of FREE financial literacy workshops to help you meet your financial goals and change your life for GOOD!

refreshments I raffle for book giveaways | information on financial counseling I scholarship opportunities


Event Organizer
Achieva Credit Union in partnership with Pinellas Technical College

Event Contact Information:
Pinellas Technical College
901 34th Street South
Saint Petersburg FL 33711

www.eventbrite.com/e/achieva-cash-class-help-i-want-to-become-self-employed-tickets-42496731869

November 15, 2018   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Special Creative Experience
UDC is a place where everyone (ages 9 – adult) can enjoy the artistry of music through the use of dance and instruments. Developmental Dance exemplifies the essence of this mission by allowing students who are developmentally delayed to build self-esteem and use self-expression through dance and music.

Event Organizer
Ultimate Dance Center

Event Contact Information:
Ultimate Dance Center
3234 S. FL. Ave
Lakeland FL 33803
863-644-5275
www.udclakeland.com/special-creative-experience.html

November 16, 2018   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 2018 Downtown GetDown on Adams Street
Tallahassee Downtown is excited to announce the 2018 Downtown GetDown series! There will be a total of 67 events this year on Friday nights before all FSU home football games. All events are FREE and open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to attend. Free music, food trucks, local arts, craft beer, local charities, kids fun, family-friendly!

November 16: Rocky's Dueling Piano Show


Event Organizer
Tallahassee Downtown

Event Contact Information:
Downtown Tallahassee
300 S. Adams Street
Tallahassee FL 32301


November 17, 2018   8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
 Family Care Council Florida Public Meeting
The Family Care Councils are a group of Governor-appointed volunteers who advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The council’s primary functions are to:
• assist in providing information and outreach to self-advocates and families;
• review the effectiveness of the APD and make recommendations with respect to implementation;
• advise the APD administrators on the community and family support systems in their area; and
• meet and share information with other area FCCs.

The FCCs work closely together representing individuals with developmental disabilities and their families as a united voice. Through the Family Care Council Florida (FCCF), chairpersons or a representative of each council meets quarterly to educate and discuss common issues and concerns. Speakers are often invited to provide the FCCF with information on topics that affect individuals with developmental disabilities in Florida.


Event Organizer
Famiy Care Council Florida

Event Contact Information:
Embassy Suites Orlando Airport
5835 T.G. Lee Boulevard
Orlando FL 32822
800-470-8101
www.fccflorida.org

Event Coordinator
Patty Houghland
fccf@fccflorida.org
Flyer
November 17, 2018   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Time
 Altitude Trampoline Park Sensory Friendly Saturdays
At Altitude we want all to gain the enjoyment and freedom of flight on a trampoline so each 1st and 3rd Saturday morning of the month we offer Sensory-friendly Saturdays!

SFS runs the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00am-10:00am and all individuals and/or groups who struggle with sensory stimulation are encouraged to come and jump with us.

The experience is great for our awesome guests WHO HAVE SENSORY ISSUES SUCH AS AUTISM, ETC. as Altitude offers the following during this time:
• 1 accompanying parent jumps free
• Less crowded at this time of day
• We turned the music volume down
• No parties are scheduled at this time

Additionally, you get to enjoy Altitude at a reduced rate of $11.95/per person 9:00am-10:00am!


Event Organizer
Altitude Trampoline Park

Event Contact Information:
Altitude Trampoline Park
4340 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa FL 33614
813-399-1529
www.altitudetampa.com/Sensory-Friendly-Saturdays
Isaac@altitudetampa.com

November 17, 2018   12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central Time
 Jacksonian Guard
12 to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, May 19 (and every third Saturday through Nov. 17), Plaza Ferdinand, Palafox Street (between Government and Zaragoza streets). A Pensacola re-enactment group of Jacksonian era and Spanish soldiers, fifers and drummers who perform a Colors Ceremony commemorating Pensacola's 195th birthday and Florida as a U.S. Territory. Free and open to the public. More info: 850-466-5220.

Event Contact Information:
Plaza Ferdinand
Government and Zaragoza Streets
Pensacola FL
850-466-5220

November 17, 2018   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

November 18, 2018   9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sky Zone Sensory Friendly: Pensacola
Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First and Third Sunday of Every Month


Event Organizer
Sky Zone

Event Contact Information:
5007 N Davis Hwy, #8A
Pensacola FL 32503
850-500-9663
www.skyzone.com/pensacola/programs/sensory-hours

November 19, 2018   12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

November 20, 2018   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Mom's morning out with Red Eye Coffee
Because every mom needs a coffee break...Join us the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Red Eye Coffee where your kids can play in our bounce house while you enjoy a much needed coffee break. Get the break you deserve while your kids play!

Event Contact Information:
Red Eye Coffee - Bannerman Crossings
3431 Bannerman Road, Suite 101
Tallahassee FL 32312


November 22, 2018   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Special Creative Experience
UDC is a place where everyone (ages 9 – adult) can enjoy the artistry of music through the use of dance and instruments. Developmental Dance exemplifies the essence of this mission by allowing students who are developmentally delayed to build self-esteem and use self-expression through dance and music.

Event Organizer
Ultimate Dance Center

Event Contact Information:
Ultimate Dance Center
3234 S. FL. Ave
Lakeland FL 33803
863-644-5275
www.udclakeland.com/special-creative-experience.html

November 23, 2018   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
 2018 Downtown GetDown on Adams Street
Tallahassee Downtown is excited to announce the 2018 Downtown GetDown series! There will be a total of 67 events this year on Friday nights before all FSU home football games. All events are FREE and open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to attend. Free music, food trucks, local arts, craft beer, local charities, kids fun, family-friendly!

November 23: Futurebirds


Event Organizer
Tallahassee Downtown

Event Contact Information:
Downtown Tallahassee
300 S. Adams Street
Tallahassee FL 32301


November 24, 2018   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

November 25, 2018   10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sunshine Sunday
Sunshine Sunday is a special morning on the last Sunday of every other month. This program is a limited-engagement event for children with special needs and their caregivers. Children can explore the Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at their fingertips. It’s during this time that children and their families can experience the Museum and unite with others on a similar journey.

Cost: Free for Members, $5 general admission.


Event Organizer
Glazer Children’s Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children’s Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza,
Tampa FL 33602
813-443-3861
https://glazermuseum.org/event/sunshinesunday/all

November 26, 2018   12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

November 28, 2018   8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Central Time
 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FL Adolescent & Young Adult Conference: Emerging Issues in Substance Abuse
WHEN: February 27, 2019, 8:30am-5pm.
COST: $85, Early Bird Discounted Registration (ends Oct.26)
$95, Standard Registration (Oct 27-Feb 15)
$125, Late Registration (Feb 16-27)
Continental breakfast and boxed lunch included.

Contact Hours provided. For more information: Angela Camp 256-503-8715 or acamp@bradfordhealth.net. Space is limited. Register today at https://bit.ly/2tEdzLd.


Event Organizer
Bradford Health Services

Event Contact Information:
Emerald Coast Convention Center
1250 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE
Fort Walton FL
256-503-8715

Event Coordinator
Angela Camp
Flyer
November 28, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Taller Especializado para el Plan Educacional Individualizado (IEP Workgroup)
Este taller le ayudará entender y seguir el proceso del IEP, prepararse para la reunión del IEP de su hijo/a, identificar las fortalezas y debilidades académicas de su hijo/a, usar la información recaudada para desarrollar metas anuales, y pedir servicios y acomodaciones.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

November 29, 2018   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Special Creative Experience
UDC is a place where everyone (ages 9 – adult) can enjoy the artistry of music through the use of dance and instruments. Developmental Dance exemplifies the essence of this mission by allowing students who are developmentally delayed to build self-esteem and use self-expression through dance and music.

Event Organizer
Ultimate Dance Center

Event Contact Information:
Ultimate Dance Center
3234 S. FL. Ave
Lakeland FL 33803
863-644-5275
www.udclakeland.com/special-creative-experience.html

December 1, 2018   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Time
 Altitude Trampoline Park Sensory Friendly Saturdays
At Altitude we want all to gain the enjoyment and freedom of flight on a trampoline so each 1st and 3rd Saturday morning of the month we offer Sensory-friendly Saturdays!

SFS runs the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00am-10:00am and all individuals and/or groups who struggle with sensory stimulation are encouraged to come and jump with us.

The experience is great for our awesome guests WHO HAVE SENSORY ISSUES SUCH AS AUTISM, ETC. as Altitude offers the following during this time:
• 1 accompanying parent jumps free
• Less crowded at this time of day
• We turned the music volume down
• No parties are scheduled at this time

Additionally, you get to enjoy Altitude at a reduced rate of $11.95/per person 9:00am-10:00am!


Event Organizer
Altitude Trampoline Park

Event Contact Information:
Altitude Trampoline Park
4340 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa FL 33614
813-399-1529
www.altitudetampa.com/Sensory-Friendly-Saturdays
Isaac@altitudetampa.com

December 1, 2018   9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Mini Conferencia: Talleres De IDEA Y IEP
Infórmese, conozca sus derechos y participe activamente en la educación de su hijo. Aproveche su mañana y aprenda sobre el Acta para la Educación de los Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA) diseñado para proteger los derechos de estudiantes con discapacidades y sobre el Plan de Educación Individualizado (IEP) que apoya la educación y servicios necesarios para los estudiantes de educación especial.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

December 1, 2018   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

December 2, 2018   9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sky Zone Sensory Friendly: Pensacola
Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs.

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First and Third Sunday of Every Month


Event Organizer
Sky Zone

Event Contact Information:
5007 N Davis Hwy, #8A
Pensacola FL 32503
850-500-9663
www.skyzone.com/pensacola/programs/sensory-hours

December 2, 2018   10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
 Sensational Sundays at Family Fun Center
Sensational Sundays are a time designed for special needs children and their families to come and play in the Family Fun Center’s Funtasia Soft Play area. Upon arrival, the main lights will be turned off, games will be off and it will be a sensory friendly environment. Parents can relax knowing they are among friends and siblings can interact with other siblings who may have a special brother or sister of their own. While in Funtasia, your children will explore a 4 story maze of tunnels, tubes, slides and obstacles. It’s a healthy and fun attraction that will keep them engaged and entertained. For ages 12 and under and less than 60” tall, socks are required for play. Although Sensational Sunday concludes at 12pm when Family Fun Center opens to the public, all day play is included in your admission if you wish you stay or even come back later in the day.

Cost: $4.99 for children ages 1-4, $6.99 for children ages 5-12


Event Organizer
Noah's Ark of Central Florida

Event Contact Information:
Family Fun Center
4825 S Florida Ave. Lakeland
Lakeland FL 33813
863-644-1728
thefamilyfuncenter.com
Flyer
December 3, 2018   12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

December 4, 2018   2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern Time
 Free Tuesday at Glazer Children's Museum
First Tuesday of each month has free admission for both adults and children sponsored by the Children's Board of Hillsborough County.

Event Organizer
Glazer Children's Museum

Event Contact Information:
Glazer Children's Museum
110 West Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa FL 33602

glazermu?seum.org

December 5, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Taller Especializado para el Plan Educacional Individualizado (IEP Workgroup)
Este taller le ayudará entender y seguir el proceso del IEP, prepararse para la reunión del IEP de su hijo/a, identificar las fortalezas y debilidades académicas de su hijo/a, usar la información recaudada para desarrollar metas anuales, y pedir servicios y acomodaciones.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

December 6, 2018   6:00 PM - : Eastern Time
 Ladies' Night Out for Women on the Spectrum
A dinner get together for women on the spectrum age 18 and over, who have a documented diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please bring money for dinner and if support is needed please bring your support person. Location?/Meeting Times: Applebee's 1005 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32601. 1st Thursday of the month at 6pm.

Event Organizer
UF CARD

Event Contact Information:
Applebee’s Grill & Bar
1005 NW 13th St
Gainesville FL 32601
352-846-3700

Event Coordinator
Robin Byrd
robinl@ufl.edu

December 6, 2018   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Volusia Support Group for Parents of Adults & Soon to be Adults with ASD
This support group caters to the needs of parents dealing with all aspects of having a child who is an adult or soon to be adult on the Autism spectrum. The group will give parents an opportunity to share their personal experiences, thoughts, and ideas related to issues that may be of present concern to them. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide childcare at this event.

Event Organizer
UCF Center For Autism and Related Disabilities

Event Contact Information:
Daytona State College
1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Building 140, Room 306
Daytona Beach FL 32114
407-823-6011
cfl.ucf-card.org
ucfcard@ucf.edu

December 6, 2018   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
 Special Creative Experience
UDC is a place where everyone (ages 9 – adult) can enjoy the artistry of music through the use of dance and instruments. Developmental Dance exemplifies the essence of this mission by allowing students who are developmentally delayed to build self-esteem and use self-expression through dance and music.

Event Organizer
Ultimate Dance Center

Event Contact Information:
Ultimate Dance Center
3234 S. FL. Ave
Lakeland FL 33803
863-644-5275
www.udclakeland.com/special-creative-experience.html

December 7, 2018   4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Central Time
 Hungry for Justice Kids Cooking Classes
Kids learn to make healthy meals and snacks then take the ingredients home to make a meal for their family! Sponsored by the AWKO Justice Foundation and community partners. First Friday of each month. Cost: Free!

Event Organizer
Pensacola Parks and Recreation/E.S. Cobb Resource Center/AWKO Justice Foundation

Event Contact Information:
E.S. Cobb Resource Center
601 East Mallory Street
Pensacola FL 32503
850-436-5192

Event Coordinator
Myra Williams

December 7, 2018   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central Time
 "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" - Christmas Party
Ornament exchange, Christmas story, food and fun!

Event Organizer
Vision of Hope

Event Contact Information:
Wallace Baptist Church
6601 Chumuckla Hwy
Pace FL


December 8, 2018   8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Central Time
 Special Needs Kids' Day Out
All special needs children and their siblings are welcome to come join our open gymnastics hour, free of charge. All participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will assist them. Waivers can be signed online through usgoldgymnastics.com. No reservations necessary.

Event Contact Information:
US Gold Gymnastics & Cheerleading
1242 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin FL
850-654-3124
Flyer
December 8, 2018   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Central Time
 Bay Bluffs & Chimney Park Cleanup
Come join the Pensacola Scenic Highway Foundation and Ocean Hour for a two location clean up on Scenic Highway the second Saturday of every month. Location one is Bay Bluffs Park on Scenic Highway at Summit Blvd. Second location is 2 miles north at Chimney Park on Scenic Highway at Langley Ave. Buckets, grabbers, gloves and trash bags supplied. All we need is you to join us. Sign-in at 8:45, clean up from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Please dress for the weather and bring water, bug spray and sunscreen as needed.

Event Organizer
Pensacola Scenic Hwy Foundation & Ocean Hour

Event Contact Information:
Bays Bluff Preserve
3400 Scenic Hwy
Pensacola FL 32504


December 8, 2018   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
 Play In The Park
Bring the whole family to play on the playground at Spanish River Athletic Facilities at DeHoernle Park. Meet new people, socialize and interact with each other and FAU CARD staff.

Event Organizer
FAU CARD

Event Contact Information:
Spanish River Athletic Facilities at DeHoernle Park
1000 Spanish River Blvd
Boca Raton FL 33431


Event Coordinator
Kerry Wittel
kwittel@fau.edu
Flyer
December 8, 2018   9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eastern Time
 Sky Zone Sensory Friendly: Fort Myers
Second Saturday of the month! A time for individuals with special needs and disabilities to jump and to learn new skills in a safe, controlled environment. 60 Minute Jump passes $11.99/jumper (plus one free helper allowed).

9am-10am

$11.99 and includes one helper


Event Organizer
Sky Zone

Event Contact Information:
14181 S Tamiami Trail #140
Fort Myers FL 33912
239-313-5448
www.skyzone.com/fortmyers/programs/defying-gravity

December 8, 2018   9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Mini Conferencia: Talleres De IDEA Y IEP
Infórmese, conozca sus derechos y participe activamente en la educación de su hijo. Aproveche su mañana y aprenda sobre el Acta para la Educación de los Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA) diseñado para proteger los derechos de estudiantes con discapacidades y sobre el Plan de Educación Individualizado (IEP) que apoya la educación y servicios necesarios para los estudiantes de educación especial.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

December 8, 2018   10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Eastern Time
 Sensory Storytime
Sensory Storytime at the Lakeland Library includes stories and activities that are created for children ages 3-10 on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. As additional support, fidget toys and a Cozy Corner will be provided. Parental or caregiver attendance is mandatory.

Event Organizer
Lakeland Public Library

Event Contact Information:
Lakeland Public Library
100 Lake Morton Dr
Lakeland 33801
863-834-4275

Event Coordinator
Melissa Estrada

December 8, 2018   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

December 10, 2018   12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
 Spirit Gymnastics Youth Association HUGS
Spirit Gymnastics is offering HUGS – an adaptive gymnastics program designed especially for special needs individuals of all ages, developed by the United States Gymnastics Federation. This FREE program for ages 3 & up includes 1 ½ hours of training fun designed for Special Needs. Parents are welcome to stay and participate or observe the program. Instruction is provided by certified Spirit Gymnastics coaches and volunteers trained to work with special needs children. Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation staff is partnering with us, providing occupational therapist that will volunteer in the program.

Cost: FREE – registration required


Event Organizer
Spirit Gymnastics

Event Contact Information:
Spirit Gymnastics
21 Spirit Lake Road
Winter Haven FL 33880
863-875-4839
www.spirityouthhugs.com
info@spirityouthhugs.com

December 12, 2018   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time
 Taller Especializado para el Plan Educacional Individualizado (IEP Workgroup)
Este taller le ayudará entender y seguir el proceso del IEP, prepararse para la reunión del IEP de su hijo/a, identificar las fortalezas y debilidades académicas de su hijo/a, usar la información recaudada para desarrollar metas anuales, y pedir servicios y acomodaciones.

Event Organizer
Parent to Parent of Miami

Event Contact Information:
Parent to Parent of Miami
7990 SW 117th Avenue, Suite 200
Miami FL 33183
305-271-9797
www.ptopmiami.org
info@ptopmiami.org

December 13, 2018   10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
 2018 Fearless Caregiver Conference: Miami
The Fearless Caregiver Conference provides practical information, advice and support for those caring for loved ones. The conference is designed to help attendees receive hands-on advice for his or her caregiving challenges. Attendees Will Learn How To
• Become a fearless member of your loved ones care team
• Balance family, work & caregiving
• Motivate family members to help
• Convince Dad to stop driving
• Persuade Mom to listen to you
• Legally protect your aging parents


Event Organizer
Today's Caregiver

Event Contact Information: