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Educating Families

Feeling overwhelmed? As a parent of a child with behavioral challenges, the endless amount of resources can be overwhelming. Educating our parents and supplying access to the right tools such as behavioral therapy here in Tampa and resources exponentially enhance your child’s ability to maximize his or her potential. Here are our favorite resources and recommendations to help your family gain the must-know information, connect with the best partners and receive the support you need.

Recommended* Medical Professionals – Autism Spectrum Disorder

*All resources found on this page are meant for referral purposes only. These organizations are not affiliated with Engage Behavioral Health and behavioral therapy services rendered are done so independent of our organization focusing on autism.

TAMPA BAY

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

University of South Florida
Website

Dentistry

Dr. Silver & Ruso (Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics)
(727) 577-4911

Nutrition & Feeding

The Engage & Preservion Program: Healthy Nutrition for the Family
Cindy A. Krueger, MPH President of Preservion, Inc.
Website

Occupational Therapy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy & Floor Time
Dana Johnson-Pediatric Therapy Services
Website

Pediatric Care

Dr. David Berger
(813) 960-3415 (Tampa)

Dr. Jay Harvey
(727) 645-69411 (Trinity Area)

Dr. Jordan Samter
(813) 978-1522 (Tampa)

Dr. Jeth Solomon
(727) 381-5437 (St. Petersburg)

TALLAHASSEE

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Florida State University College of Medicine
Website

Speech/Language Therapy

Meghan Wilkey
Email

First Words Project
Florida State University College of Medicine
Website

“Autism Friendly” Businesses in Tampa Bay

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at the University of South Florida maintains a list of “autism friendly” businesses to create a more inclusive community for people of all abilities. See the list »

Other Resources

Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Website

Scholarships

Jacob’s Touch
Website

Lawyers for Autism
Website

United Healthcare Foundation Grant
Website

Family Support

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Website

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
Website