The Arc of South Florida is a non-profit organization with a two-folded purpose: To ensure the rights of all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities through effective advocacy, and to provide specialized programs and services to help them lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.
PROJECT THRIVE is Arc's early intervention program for infants and toddlers, aged 6 weeks through 5 years, who have developmental and/or physical challenges.
Project Thrive's three centers provide children with a stimulating environment coupled with physical, occupational and speech therapies. Children currently attending the program have a wide variety of special needs including Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and developmental delays.
The Arc Adult Program
The Arc's Adult Programs are located in Hialeah and Homestead, Florida.
Their mission is to provide day training programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Bilingual instructors and other trained professionals provide support services and training in various areas including nutrition, computer literacy, daily and community living, communication, socialization, and mobility.
All of the services are geared towards self-sufficiency for the consumers.
The program also offer employability skill training that can be helpful to consumers in obtaining future employment.
Transportation is provided for those in need of that service.
Arc Group Homes
The Arc of South Florida currently operates two group home in the Miami-Dade County area.
They offer the residents an alternative to institutional living and an opportunity to integrate and interact with the community.
The cheery, supportive atmosphere contributes to a secure, supervised family-like setting that accommodates the residents of each home.
A Non-Profit Private School For Students with
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Pre K to 12th Grade.
At ACE Academy, you will find qualified, caring and experienced staff providing a comprehensive curriculum for the whole individual, addressing the social, educational and therapeutic needs of each student in a friendly, nurturing leaning environment.
Building social emotional skills that strengthen feelings about ourselves and interactions with others, Including community social academic activities that encourage successful participation in the community.
Guardianship and Trust Services
Guardianship & Case Management Services (GCMS) is a subsidiary of The Arc of South Florida and was created to assist individuals who due to physical, mental or developmental conditions may be unable to act with total independence.
Arc South Florida Trust Services is a subsidiary of The Arc of South Florida. Special Needs Trust is a 'Pooled Trust' fund created to manage funds for supplemental needs during a beneficiary's entire life. A beneficiary can receive funds from such a trust without compromising public support such as Medicaid, Medicaid Waivers, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and certain other benefits available through the state of Florida. Thus, individuals with disabilities who receive an inheritance that would jeopardize benefits can deposit the money in a pooled trust and not lose the benefits.
Mr. Paul Sweeney
Mr. Ben Reed
Mrs. Hilde Zamora de Aguero
Mrs. Helen Salazar Realini
Mrs. Ghislaine Camacho Weverberg
Mr. Andrew Gotschall
Mr. Michael Neer
Mr. Paul Feltman
Mr. Michael Messer
Mr. Gabriel Parra
Director of Adult Services/Special Projects Coordinator
Mrs. Laura Secord
Director of Children & Youth Programs
Mrs. Liliana Martorella
Director of Finance
Mr. Henry Neyra
Mrs. Mirian Carrillo
Mrs. Tonja Parra
Trust Department Manager
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.