How the school system is treating our children just isn't right!

Because children with disabilities grow up to become adults with disabilities. The disabilities just don't go away.

We do it because 17% of all students enrolled in school in NE Florida have some type of learning disability that has been diagnosed.

1 in 8 youth have a disability that is either hidden or not diagnosed and therefore not properly accommodated in school.

In Duval county alone, 76% of single family households are headed by women. 47% of those are living below poverty level and struggling to meet monthly bills. 1 in 4 are raising a child with some type of disability.

WHY IT MATTERS

OUR GOALS

Research and studies show that students with learning disabilities:

  • can be misidentified as a "problem child" and overlooked for required psychological evaluations, research based interventions, or mental health assistance

  • have misunderstood behavior issues that lead to improper punishments, excessive suspensions, or placement in alternative schools

  • are three times more likely to drop out of school without any means of support or plans for the future

  • have fewer personal relationships with peers

  • are less likely to attend college

  • are less likely to be employed, According to the Florida Chamber Foundation 62.9 percent of persons with disabilities are not in the labor force.

  • are more likely to be involved in crime​, ​In U.S. jails 49% of females and 39% of males reported having a disability. The disability types included the following hearing, vision, cognitive, ambulatory, self-care, and independent living which refers to the ability to navigate daily life schedules, activities, and events without assistance.”

Through collaborative efforts with parents, schools and the community we work to:

  • Decrease behavior issues among students with disabilities in Northeast Florida 

  • Increase the academic achievement of students with disabilities in Northeast Florida

  • Increase the graduation rate for students with disabilities in Northeast Florida

  • Increase employment opportunities for students with disabilities in Northeast Florida

ADVOCATE   EDUCATE   ACHIEVE

SINCE 2015 WE HAVE:

We service the following

counties in Northeast Florida

Duval

 Clay

St.Johns

 Nassau

 Baker

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Jacksonville FL 32216

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