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.

Recreational Resources


AMF Clearwater Lanes
1850 North Hercules
Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: 727-461-2511
A Bowling Alley that provides great customer service to special needs bowlers, and are very kind and helpful.
Bakas Equestrian Center
11510 Whisper Lane Trail
Tampa, FL 33626
Phone: 813-264-3890
Offers FREE horseback riding to physically and mentally challenged children and adults.
Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Pinellas
Phone: 727-518-8860
Fax: 727-584-8953
Organization that is expanding horizons of young children and teens through the power of one-to-one friendships.
Calvary Baptist Church
Sunday School
Circle of Friends
Laurie Serra
110 N McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759
Phone: 727-424-6906
Calvary Baptist Church offers Sunday School class for children with Special Needs.
City of Clearwater Recreation
Dawn Lewellyn
1501 N Belcher Road – The Long Center
Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: 727-793-2339 Ext. 238
Fax: 727-793-2328
City of Largo Therapeutic Rec. Programs
Ashley Friend
400 Highland Ave.
Largo, FL 33770
Phone: 727-518-3016
Fax: 727-518-3489
City of St. Pete Therapeutic Rec. Program
Cory Kapes & Barbara VanCamp
1400 19th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Phone: 727-892-5196
Fax: 727-892-5868
Clearwater Little League, Challenger Div.
Jim Scheuerman. Director
1440 Orange Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Cell: 727-463-1352
Phone: 727-441-9047
A baseball program designed for the needs of children that live with physical or mental disabilities.
Countryside TOPS Soccer
Melissa Tremblay / Patti Hannon
McMullen Booth Road Soccer Complex
Clearwater, FL
Phone: 727-784-8493
Season runs from November – February each year.Playing with modified soccer rules with typical peers. Ages 5 to 18 are welcome.
Dream Oaks Camp/Foundation for Dreams
Andrew Romines
7359 Merchant Court
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: 941-907-1111
Fax: 941-907-1112
Located in Bradenton, provides a fun, educational, & recreational experience in an outdoor camp environment for ages 7 to 17 year olds with physical, developmental disabilities & serious illness
Highest Praise Family Church  
Sunday School
1350 East Lake Rd. N.
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Phone: 727-934-0058
Licensed ESE Teachers and trained helpers. Providing a loving and safe environment filled with bible lessons and fun!
Loretta Gallo-Lopez, LMHC
ACT Project
Registered Play Therapist
105 E Giddens Ave #7
Tampa, FL 33603
Phone: 813-231-2520
Fax: 813-200-3293
Engaging children through play, and drama therapy.
Mainstreamed Adults Sharing Hope
United Methodist Church
2801 East Lake Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34685
(This address is for meeting purpose only)
This is a group of challenged adults, 21 years old and older, who wish to make new friends and have a good time. Meets every 3rd Thursday @ 7pm
Make a Difference Fishing Tournament
PO Box 16535
Clearwater, FL 33766
Phone: 727-449-9820
Their mission is to help handicapped children experience simple joy and camaraderie of fishing.
On Our Own
Kate Sawa
2109 W North B Street
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 727-481-0669
They plan and hold social activities to help prepare young adults with developmental disabilities to transition into a more independent living.
Pump it Up
Danielle Bernstein
Assistant Manager
12878 Commodity Place
Phone: 727-785-1020
Alt. Phone: 813-854-2222
Fax: 813-854-3054
Pump It Up offers a variety of inflatable obstacle courses, bouncy houses at their two arenas for all ages. For specific party packages offered and details, please check with Pump It Up.
Special Kids Dance
Lisa Fultz
8537 Rose Terrace N
Largo, FL 33777
Phone: 727-394-2636
Special Kids Dance & Performing Arts offers classes in dance & martial arts to kids and young adults with special needs.
Special Olympics of Pinellas County
David Haines or John Neel
1960 E Druid Road
Clearwater, FL 33764
Phone: 727-462-1557
Special Olympics provide year round training & competition in Olympic-style sports for athletes with intellectual disabilities ages 8+. Special Olympics Pinellas County has one of the most active programs in the state of FL and is celebrating its 39th year of providing this program.
St Pete Raiders TOPS Soccer
Jack Puryear Fields
Abby Rudderham
Karen Thompson
Phone: 727-527-5069
TOPS Soccer is a program designed for children and teens with disabilities. They have volunteer that assist and join in with the players. The program is offered in the springtime for 6-8 weeks each year. Please call for more details.