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!
Agency for Persons with Disabilities
APD offers a wide range of social, medical, residential, and behavioral services. The following is a list of services offered. Services provided are based on need and coverage criteria, so not all individuals receive all services. For a list, please visit
Autism Society of Florida
The Autism Society of Florida is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) comprised entirely of volunteers, mostly parents of people with autism and adults with autism. We are an affiliate of the Autism Society of America. For 28 years, we have been working to ensure full participation and self-determination in every aspect of life for people across the autism spectrum. We work every day to empower lives by opening avenues of self-advocacy and advocating on behalf of others in a way that values equity, respect, dignity and diversity in all communities.
Disability Rights Florida
Disability Rights Florida is a nonprofit organization that provides legal advocacy and rights protection for adults and children with a wide range of disabilities. Our staff attorneys, advocates and investigators address civil rights violations, abuse and neglect, and discrimination.
Family Network on Disabilities
Family Network on Disabilities (FND) was founded in 1985 by a group of parents of persons with disabilities who came together for mutual support and information-sharing. FND is a family-centered and family-driven grassroots organization for persons with disabilities and their families that is family-centered and family-driven. The mission of Family Network on Disabilities is striving for complete integration and equality of people with disabilities in a society without barriers.
Parents Offering Parents Information & Networking (POPIN)
PTI services help to ensure that parents of children with the full range of disabilities have the training and information they need to prepare their children for not only school but to be able to lead productive, independent lives to the fullest extent possible.
SEDNET - Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
The Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (SEDNET) creates and facilitates a network of key stakeholders committed to assisting in the provision of a quality system of care for students with or at-risk of emotional and/or behavioral challenges.