Diversity Resources

Emerald Coast Exceptional Families provides information on disability-related services in Santa Rosa, Escambia, and Okaloosa Counties as we become aware of them. However, we realize that some resources are not available in our area, and have listed several in other states to help connect you to other organizations.  Information on this page should not be viewed as an endorsement, nor is it comprehensive.  If we are missing a resource, please let us know! 

American Association on Health & Disability

Resource list for Native Americans with disabilities


Autism in Black

Autism in Black aims to provide support to black parents who have a child on the spectrum, through educational and advocacy services. Autism in Black is dedicated to bringing awareness to Autism Spectrum Disorder and reducing the stigma associated with ASD in the black community.



P’TACH works to promote public understanding of the diverse learning needs of children and to create opportunities and programs to give every child an equal opportunity to a Jewish education. This is accomplished by providing intensive training for regular classroom teachers and empowering them to understand and manage differences in learning.


Elijah's Place Advocacy Group

Elijah's Place Advocacy Group is dedicated to realizing the full potential of students with special needs by providing needed support to families and quality advocacy services.


Friendship Circle

Friendship Circle of Michigan is a non-profit organization affiliated with Lubavitch of Michigan. Our goal is to provide every individual with special needs the support friendship and inclusion that they deserve.


Hatching Hope Foundation

Hatching Hope Foundation creates greater autism awareness in minority and under-represented communities, but also helps give autistic children and their families everywhere the chance to live more normal and fulfilling lives.


Jory's Journey

Jory's Journey was created to educate, empower, and inspire underserved communities impacted by autism, helping to ensure each child reaches their full potential.


National African American Autism Community Network

We empower and support African American families affected by autism. Through our network of community partners, we advocate for increased awareness, screening, and treatment of autism in underserved communities.


Respect Ability

Articles, books, and other resources on the intersection of Disability and LGBTQ+ issues.


Self Advocacy Info.org

A comprehensive list of web based resources, journals, health care providers, blogs and books for LGBTQ+ and disabilities.


The Color of Autism Foundation

We are a Non-Profit (501 c3) organization committed to educating and assisting African American families with Autistic children. Autism affects children of every race, ethnic group and socioeconomic status. African-American children are frequently confronted with late diagnosis or misdiagnosis.

PO Box 5188
Navarre, FL 32566
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