"For Sibs Only" stories


Site updated 7/27/10

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It is our goal to make this site a place where you can locate the resources and information you need to help you with the daily challenges associated with parenting and advocating for children of all ages living with disabilities, and as our children grow, and their needs change, we will be making every attempt to upgrade our site to include more transition and independent living guides, supports and services.   We are not "reinventing the wheel".   There is a veritable maze of information available and it is plentiful, it's just not always easy to locate or simple to understand.  We are making every effort to seek out that information from the most reputable sources, and present it to you in a form that reflects our "parent-friendly" way of doing things.  We hope that you find each and every page non-technical and easy to use, but packed with valuable information. 

                      Please scroll down for an easy-link index table


PHPF is Proud to Announce Our New Affiliate in Hernando County

Click Here to Meet the Directors


The Fountain' e-newsletter available by clicking links below

April 2010        May 2010


RayRa Event Coordinators

announces the

Second Annual Turquoise Ball and Fundraiser

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hilton Hotel, Ocala, Florida




Last Year's Event Sponsors:


RayRa Event Coordinators

P.O. Box 5135, Ocala, FL 34478

(352) 872-8055



Courtyard Marriott Ocala

3712 S.W. 38TH Avenue, Ocala FL 34474

(352) 873- 7693


Cakes for All Occasions

Contact: Barbara Bristol -(352) 875-9920


Blooming Event 

Contact: Jill Stephens - (352) 629-4474 cell (352) 207-4622 

email: jillkbs@gmail.com


of Amy Michelle Photo Art 

(352) 624-9480 - email: amyseyes.ampa@gmail.com

 website : www.amyseyes.com



A pedigree puppy adoption program placing beautiful baby doggies in the arms of children living with autism and other disabilities.  "Oliver's Program", the brainchild of its new director, Elizabeth "Liz" Andersen, placed four toy poodles in new homes on New Year's Eve, 2008.  

Click for more information

PHPF Introduces

"Keeping It Simple"

A series of motivational trainings from one parent to another.

Click here for informational pamphlet


Browse and Click the At-a-glance Listing Below 


An alphabetical  list of educational & healthcare terms used, i.e. IEP, ESY, etc. 


Chart of agencies - type of service and contact information

All About Us

The history of Parents Helping Parents of Florida, Inc. and our achievements

Community Resources

A list of services with links to providing agencies compiled by the Marion Area Transition Team (MATT) 

Conferences & Training

Upcoming conferences and training on specific topics related to disabilities, i.e. autism, ESE, family issues

Contact Us

How to get in touch

Daycare and Respite

Personal care/respite providers and  daycare centers  


Link to information about specific disabilities

Education       Link to alternative programs and  information about the Education System i.e. ESY, IEP, FCAT, Inclusion, Transition,  McKay and more


Loans, Scholarships and Special Needs Trust  information

'For Sibs Only'

Support programs for siblings of children with special needs  

'The e-Fountain'

Add your name to our mailing list for monthly delivery of our e-newsletter.


Healthcare providers, behavior analysts, therapists, alternative medicines and types of medical tests

Housing Programs

A growing list of housing organizations or get answers to general housing related questions

How You Can Help

Why we need your help and how you can help. 

How Businesses Can Help 

Also find businesses who will donate a portion of their earnings to PHPF  



Learn about ADA , IDEA, Guardianship and find legal services in your area

Learning Tools and Toys

Locations in our area where learning tools and toys for special needs children can be found

Parent Involvement

Ways to get involved  and make a difference in your child's education

Parent Support Groups

Support group locations and schedules



Partners in Policymaking

Advocacy training program



PHPF Staff

Get to know our members


See what recreational activities are available

School to Work


Programs that prepare our children for the workforce and student success stories

Special Bulletin Board

Announcements of special fundraisers and requests.  Learn about  assistance programs and information on diverse research and studies in which your child can participate (i.e. Recreation Programs for Adults; Social Skills Programs; Studies; Training Dollars).  



All about assistive technology and how to obtain it


Useful Links


Link to help and information organizations on the web




Valuable Resources

Reference material


View Through Our Eyes

Parents share personal stories 




PLEASE NOTE that the inclusion or exclusion of any support, service, provider, product, resource or theory etc., does not imply endorsement or disapproval by PHPF.  Also note that the opinions expressed here may not necessarily be those of PHPF.  The sole purpose of this site is to disseminate as much information as possible and share experiences relevant to parents of special needs children. 


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