Gulf Coast Autism Association

Support for Families Affected by Autism in Florida
The information and resources contained on this website are for educational and informational purposes only. It does not reflect an endorsement of any particular treatment or resource.

Other Resources


Achieve Tampa Bay / UCP of Tampa Bay
Jo Fort -  Director of Respite Care
13830 58th Street N #400
Clearwater, FL 33760
Phone: 727-535-3887
Fax: 727-539-6940
Offers respite and personal care services to help give families the relief they need.
The Agency for Persons with Disabilities Suncoast Region
1201 102nd Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Phone: 727-217-7033
Fax: 727-217-7046
They provide information on how to apply for benefits and services under the Developmental Disabilities Home and Community Based Waiver.
Brave Kids
Debbie Brown
Toll Free: 1-800-568-1008
Helps children and families by providing thousands of resources & medical information on childhood conditions, plus message boards to connect children and parents to others sharing similar challenges.
House of Mercy & Encouragement
Dolores & Allen Mortimer
3137 Las Olas Drive
Dunedin, FL 34698
Phone: 727-785-7951
Alt. Phone: 727-785-8163
They’re dedicated to helping children and their families emotionally, educationally, mentally through play therapy. Provides family counseling, and behavior management.
FAAST Central Regional Center
Nancy Mashberg, Regional Coordinator
PO Box 1289, Rm R214
Tampa, FL 33601
Phone: 813-844-7591
Fax: 813-844-4128
They maintain of Regional Demonstration Center of assertive technology devices, adapted computer hardware & software.
Kids Clips (Hair Salon)
1130 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33770
Phone: 727-585-1400
Florida Kid Care
Healthcare for low income uninsured children
Toll Free: 1-888-540-5437