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Amy Scott Lorton - My IEP Advocate

Providing effective advocacy services including: IEP Review and Analysis, Consultations, IEP meeting attendance and participation, Trainings and Workshops. Helping families navigate the special education process in the Escambia, Santa Rosa, Mobile and Baldwin County school districts for over 17 years.

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Phone: 850-684-IDEA (4332)



Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)

160 West Government Street, (Suite 412), Pensacola , FL, 32502

Partnering with local communities and private providers to assist those with developmental disabilities and their families. Assistance in finding support and services for specific needs.

850-595-8351 or 866-273-2273,

Autism Pensacola - Project Lifesaver

A Safety program which is available to individuals with a developmental disability who are at risk of wandering.


Canine Companions for Independence

8150 Clarcona Ocoee Road, Orlando, FL, 32818

A non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.

(407) 522-3300 or (800) 572-2275 ,

Center for Parent Information and Resources

35 Halsey Street (4th Floor), Newark, NJ, 7102

Your central "Hub" of information and products created for the network of Parent Centers serving families of children with disabilities.


Children's Medical Services

5192 Bayou Boulevard, Pensacola, FL, 32503

Family-centered programs designed to help children with a variety of special needs and disorders. Eligible to children with medicaid and chronic illnesses.

850-245-4200 or 850-595-5801,

Disability Resource Center (CIL)

3600 North Pace Boulevard, Pensacola, FL, 32505

Our mission is to assist individuals with disabilities achieve their goals of independence.

850-595-5566 or 877-245-2457 ,

Disability Rights Florida

2473 Care Drive, Suite 200, Tallahassee, FL, 32308

A statewide, non-profit, protection and advocacy system for Florida residents with disabilities. Services are free and confidential.


Early Steps at Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart

2441 North 9th Avenue, Pensacola, FL, 32503

The Early Steps program provides early intervention services for children from birth - 3 years who may have developmental delays. Serving families in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.


Emerald Coast Exceptional Families

PO Box 5188, Navarre, FL, 32566

Our mission is to connect and support special needs families and enhance their lives through events and education.


Emerald Coast Pediatric Sleep Consultants

400 Gulf Breeze Parkway (#204), Gulf Breeze, FL, 32561

Providing comprehensive sleep diagnostic and treatment services to children from birth to age 21 years. A philosophy of health and wellness is the foundation for treatment.


Emergency Preparedness ESC Special Needs Shelters

6575 North W Street, Pensacola, FL, 32505

A shelter providing more supervision than general population shelters due to special medical needs. Pre-registration required through the Public Safety Department. Registration available online or can be mailed to you.


Empowerment Parent Resource Center (EPRC)

6205 North "W" Street, Pensacola, FL, 32505

Providing connections to community resources and training in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties for parents, caregivers and those with disabilities from newborn - 26. Links to resources and agencies locally, statewide and nationally. The EPRC is a program of Project Empower of NW Florida and funded by the Federal Department of Education. Facebook: @eprcnwf


Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT)

1515 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, FL, 32501

Safe, convenient, and affordable transportation. Service through fixed-route bus, seasonal Pensacola Beach trolley, UWF on-campus trolley, and ADA paratransit transportation. Fixed route system operates six days a week.


Family Care Council Area 1

P. O. Box 17391, Pensacola, FL, 32522

Family Care Council Area 1 includes Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa & Walton counties. Educating our local community, promoting community involvement & serving as a resource for those with disabilities.


FDLRS/Child Find

30 East Texar Drive, Pensacola, FL, 32503

Developmental, speech, language, hearing, and vision screenings provided to ages 3-21, NOT currently enrolled in public school. Diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services for Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa Counties.


Florida Alliance of Assistive Services and Technology

820 East Park Avenue (Suite F100), Tallahassee, FL, 32301

A resource to provide Floridians free access to information, referral services, educational programs, publications in accessible format on topics related to disability rights, laws/policies, and funding opportunities for assistive technology.

888-309-2233 or 850-224-4670,

Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Tallahassee, FL, 32302

An association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students.


Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast

2440 Gordon Smith Drive, Mobile, AL, 36617

Education & Employment for disabilities or low income. Parenting classes, support groups, child development, early intervention, preschool readiness and teen activities. Education (GED), Job training, employment and medical assistance.

(251) 471-1581,

Guide Dog Foundation

To improve the quality of life for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other special needs.

800-548-4337 or 631-930-9000,

March of Dimes

2910 Kerry Forest Parkway (Suite D4-318), Tallahassee, FL, 32309

Fighting for the health of moms and babies. Empowering families with knowledge and tools for healthier pregnancies by uniting communities and building a brighter future for us all.


My Pink Lawyer

111 South DeVilliers Street, Suite B, Pensacola, FL, 32502

We help parents make planning decisions to care and provide for their special needs loved ones and other family members. We also offer many free planning guides and books, on our website.


Nemours Children's Specialty Care

8331 North Davis Highway, Pensacola, FL, 32514

One of the nation's largest integrated pediatric health systems aimed at improving the lives of children and their families.


Phase III Mobility

130 Industrial Boulevard, Pensacola, FL, 32505

Offering New and Pre-Owned wheelchair accessible vehicles as well as mobility products and adaptive equipment. Lowered floor Ramp vans available in Chrysler, Honda, Dodge and Toyota. Our trained staff has over 22 years of experience!


Santa America

Volunteer Santas visiting children and families in crisis can be in home, hospital, or hospice. Santa visits for free 12 months a year. Serving Coastal Alabama, the Mississippi coast and the Western Florida Panhandle.


Service Dog University

P. O. Box 37157, Pensacola, FL, 32526

Our purpose is to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing service dogs to help improve their independence, dignity and quality of life.


Sight Savers America

337 Business Circle, Pelham, AL, 35124

We assist children with obtaining eye exams, glasses, and other needed eye care from local eye care providers and clinics at no cost to the family.

(877) 942-2627,

Southeast ADA Center (Americans with Disability Act)

Education, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability access tailored to the needs of business, government, and individuals. Serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and more.

(800) 949-4232 or (404) 541-9001,

The Arc Gateway-Escambia

3932 North 10th Avenue, Pensacola, FL, 32503

Early intervention, speech, physical and occupational therapy, vision rehabilitation, vocational training, recreation, employment, transportation, education, and residential support. Life-enhancing opportunities for independence and community inclusion.


The Arc of the Emerald Coast Santa Rosa

6225 Dixie Road, Milton, Fl, 32570

Provides services and opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties in Northwest Florida.


The Listening Program

Music listening therapy that trains the auditory system to accurately process sound. Auditory processing problems are often found in children and adults with Autism, Spectrum Disorders, ADD, dyslexia and more.


Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive Clothing

Tommy Hilfiger proudly partnered with Runway of Dreams to create a very special collection addressing the challenges the differently-abled community faces each day when getting dressed.


Tubes to Tables

1290 East Nine Mile Road, Suite B, Pensacola, FL, 32514

Using evidence-based techniques, positive approaches, and 20 years of experience, we will help you and your child learn vital skills for safe feeding and swallowing.


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