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Emerald Coast Exceptional Families provides information on disability-related services in Santa Rosa, Escambia, and Okaloosa Counties as we become aware of them. 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! 

Young Philosophers Society

Young Philosophers Society is a non-profit organization that provides enrichment opportunities for people of all ages and learning abilities through classes and creative activities in the areas of art, music, academia, vocation and entertainment. 


The Miracle League of Santa Rosa County

The Miracle League is a National 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing children and adults with disabilities, regardless of their ability, the opportunity to play baseball.  Each player dresses in an official uniform, makes plays in the field, and rounds the bases just like their peers. 


The Arc Aquatic & Education Center

The Aquatic & Education Center is focused on providing an inclusive aquatic facility that our entire community can enjoy, including  persons with and without disabilities or limitations. The facility is open for lap swimming, rentals, and swim lessons through the British Swim School.


Special Olympics Northwest Region

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults 8 years of age and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Challenger Division Baseball

The Little League Challenger Division® was founded in 1989, and is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges. Any individual with a physical or intellectual challenge may participate. The Little League Challenger Division accommodates players ages 4 to 18; or up to age 22 if still enrolled in school. The Senior League Challenger Division accommodates players ages 15 and above (no maximum age).


Autism Surfs

Autism Surfs is a community of friends and families that have come together with the purpose of teaching children with disabilities to surf.

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