Understanding the Able Act

Here is an organization that helps with understanding the Able Act in any state.   

ABLE National Resource Center 

The ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) is a collaborative that brings together the investment, support and resources of some of the country’s largest and most influential national disability organizations in an effort to accelerate the design and availability of ABLE accounts to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families. Founded and managed by National Disability Institute (NDI), the ANRC’s goal is to provide consistent, reliable information concerning the benefits of an ABLE account. In addition, the ANRC aims to educate individuals with disabilities and their families, state government and legislatures, financial service companies and financial planners and attorneys – who focus on trust and estate planning – about ABLE’s potential positive impact on the lives of millions of Americans with disabilities. This  above statement is from Able National Resource Center website.

Summer camps in Naples, FL for children with special needs/additional needs

The Able Academy call 239-352-7600

Camp Able call 239-394-7242 or visit campable.org

The City of Naples call 239-213-3037

Collier County Parks & Recreation visit collierparks.com

Easterseals call 239-403-0366 or e-mail mturchetta@fl.easterseals.com

Lighthouse of Collier for kids who are blind & visually impaired call 239-430-3934

Naples Performing Arts Center call 239-597-6722 or visit naplesperformingartscenter.com

Naples Therapeutic Riding Center visit naplestherapeuticridingcenter.org

World Down Syndrome Day

Happy Down Syndrome Day.



Think Differently About Special Needs Planning

On July 26th, 2016 at 6:30pm BE IMPACTFUL

Phillip C. Clark Investment Advisor Representative will be speaking.

Hosted in Conjunction with Gigi’s Playhouse

Phillip’s younger sister, Sarah, is 27 years old and has Down syndrome. Based on his own personal experiences, Phil has developed a passion for helping families with children with special needs to develop strategies so that their children can live impactful and fulfilling lives.

At this event, Phillip will be sharing ways that his family has been positively impacted by special needs planning and how these strategies have created many opportunities for his sister.

Phillip’s practice is focused on creating significant relationships that are based on a mutual alignment of values, philosophies, and expectations. While individuals with special needs may need some extra guidance and careful planning, the opportunities they have to live a life of meaning, purpose and significant impact are abundant.

Location: Courtyard Marriott 4455 Metro Pkwy Fort Myers, FL 33916

Seating is limited so please RSVP at PCLARK@LCGINDY.COM

Registered Representative/Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Signator Investors, Inc. Member FINRA, SIPC, a Registered Investment Advisor 6500 Busch Blvd., Ste 105, Columbus, OH 43229, (614)-846-6000 Legacy Consultants Group is independent of Signator Investors, Inc. Your attendance at this event does not obligate you to purchase any products. At the conclusion of the seminar, representatives of the firm will be available to make appointments to review individually the products and services they offer. #134-20160714-305846


Free event once a month for children with disabilities “Whiz Kids Play Group”

Golisano Children’s Hospital in collaboration with the Naples Children & Education Foundation is hosting a monthly play group for families with preschool age children with disabilities. This play group provides the opportunity for children to play with their peers in a safe environment. It also allows families to connect and establish supportive relationships with other families that have a child or children with special needs and abilities.

This is a free group, parents must register to attend. Call Tara for more information and to register at (239) 254-4279

July 16th 3pm-5pm location is 1050 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples, FL 34108

Socks only facility, don’t forget your socks!

Miracle, Dave Clark host 11th annual Special Needs Camp

Players and staff will work with special needs children on Saturday, May 7 for more information go to Special needs camp

Changing you, changing your realty

Integrity Biofeeback and Cynchronisty invite all parents of special needs children and adults to come learn about the importance of stress reduction and how it can impact your life and that of your family.

Event held on May 13th, 2016 10am-12pm.

Location: Integrity Biofeedback, Inc. 3541 Bonita Bay Blvd. Suite 100 Bonita Springs, FL. 34134

Please RSVP to Cynthia Sharpe by May 7th, 2016 at CynChronisty@gmail.com or (239) 298-6969.

March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day

Happy Down Syndrome Day.

Star Wars Regal Cinemas showing for kids and adults with sensory issues

From Lee Dixon:

Great news!!!

Knowing that other theaters have done this I reached out to Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 movie theater here in Naples and they have agreed to do a special sensory showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens for those kids, and adults, with special needs who might not otherwise be able to see it. A sensory showing involves controlling the volume and lighting for those who can’t tolerate loud noises and dark rooms as well as being able to talk and move about the theater without worry for those who can’t sit through a 2.5 hour movie. The showing will be on January 16th at 10:30am and if we make this a success Hollywood 20 has agreed to do monthly showings of movies.

Please spread the word so that those who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to see this movie at the theater will be able to enjoy it. Thank you for your help.

Art Fest for special needs January 23th and 25th

To be a volunteer to help children with disabilities (Art Fest Naples) on Jan. 23 and/or 24 here is the form. Volunteer Form

We would like to let you all know about Art Fest Naples which will be held on January 23th and 24th 2016 at Fleischmann Park. (1600 Fleischmann Boulevard Naples, FL 34102, Across from Coastland Mall)Art Fest Naples 2016

For 18 years, the Art Fest has ranked in the top 100 art shows by Sunshine Artist!  What is unique about the Art Fest is that benefits from the show go to a charity organization.  In 2015, the benefits from the show will help Special Needs Children’s Fund a 501 (c)(3) of Collier County.  Many families have benefited from the help they received from organizations affiliated with the Art Fest for more than 18 years.