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Applied Behavior Center (ABC). 113 West Chapman Rd., Oviedo 32765. An Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program which addresses issues such as table readiness, imitation and compliance, as well as more complex skills such as language, play, social interaction and academics. Call 407/324-7772 or email info@appliedbehaviorcenter.com or visit www.appliedbehaviorcenter.com for more information.

Autism & Related Disabilities Gym Program. Jim Beech Recreation Center, 1820 A.D. Mims Road, Ocoee, Fl 34761. Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15pm. On-going opportunity for children with Autism and related disabilities to experience recreational activities in a safe, supervised environment, and a time for parents to connect. No charge. Questions? 407-234-7456 or www.autismgym.org.

Central Florida Miracle Baseball. Youth baseball league for children, ages 5-16, with physical or mental limitations. (Special provision exists for 17-20 year olds.) Games last 1 hour and all children bat, field and score runs. Orlando Chapter games played at Demetree Miracle Field, Trotter’s Park (Lee Road). Information & registration, 407/619-0280 or info@cflmiracleleague.com or www.cflmiracleleague.com 

Freedom Ride, Inc. Provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with many type of physical, mental and emotional disabilities, as well as learning disabilities and ADD. 1905 Lee road, Orlando, FL 32810. Questions, Fees, Program Information? 407/293-0411 or www.freedomride.com.

Gliding Stars Ice Skating of Central Florida. Provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to develop ice skating skills in a regular program of instruction, practice & performance. 8268 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, 32822. Questions? Robin Baker, Chapter Coordinator, 407/381-3954, cenfla@glidingstars.org, or www.glidingstars.org 

Joyful Music and Dance Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs of individuals of all ages. Music therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses. 290 Waymont Court, Suite 100 Lake Mary, FL 32746. 407/833 2729 http://www.joyfulmusicanddance.com 

Loch Haven Community Center Summer Program. Arts & crafts, games, field trips & sports, for children and teens with disabilities, ages 8-21. (Must be non-aggressive and able to toilet and feed themselves.) Located in Orlando near the Science Center. $50. per week. Questions? Joanne Solomon, 407/852-3333 or jsolomon@ucpcfl.org.

National Forestry & Wildlife Division. Free lifetime access pass to all National Parks, for any person with a disability or for caregivers of a person with a disability. Requirements: letter from physician stating the disability, taken to local National Forestry & Wildlife Division Office. Each pass admits up to 4 adults, children under 16 are free. Questions?https://www.fs.fed.us/

Neon Club Recreation Program. Provides planned activities in a social environment for developmentally delayed adults over age 16. Loch Haven Park Neighborhood Center (near the Science Center), Orlando. Twice a month, $1. admission. Questions? Paul Sershen, UCP, 407/896-9372 or www.ucpcfl.org 

Oviedo Pop Warner, Football & Cheerleading for kids with disabilities. Begins with practices first week in August. Wheelchairs welcome. Ages 6 & up. $25. Registration fee. Information/registration? Call Jill Woodard, 407/687-8464.

Oviedo Recreation & Parks Special Needs Activity Program (SNAP), is specifically designed for ages 15 & up with mental or physical challenges. Must be accompanied by a companion. Includes physical activities, games, craft-time & movies. $5/class or $12/month, Wednesdays, 2-4pm. Memorial Building, 3 South Central Avenue. Preregistration & payments required. Questions? Jenette McKinney 407/971-5591 or jdmckinney@cityofoviedo.net.

Physical Activity Really Kounts (PARKs). Sponsored by Specialized Rehabilitation & the Florida Department of Health, to provide individuals with mental or physical disabilities, ages 10-35, the opportunity to participate in a variety of physical activities, including horseback riding, sailing, fishing, bike riding & boating. March 26th – June 15th (exact day, time, location TBA). All programs at Lake Fairview Marina & Trotters Park, Orlando. No charge but registration REQUIRED. Contact Kari Romano, 407/718-7601 or specializedrehab@cfl.rr.com. Preference given to those of Hispanic origin.

Special Olympics of Florida. Sports and recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities. 352/243-9536 or www.sofl.org

Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Triple Diamond Ranch, 32100 Root Rd., Eustis, Florida 32736. Information/Cost? 352/589-6661, 321/303-2274, or 407/855-0235.

TOPSoccer. Training and team placement in soccer for young athletes with mental or physical disabilities, ages 8-19. Questions? Central Florida United 407/695-4957 or www.cfusc.com.