Community Resources

Monroe

  • Agency for Persons with Disabilities – Provides supports for persons with developmental disabilities in Living, Learning, and Working in their Communities. The 6 qualifying disability categories are: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disabiliy, Prader Willi, Spina Bifida, and an At Risk category.
  • Florida Alliance for Assistive Service and Technology – Dedicated to improve the quality of life for all Floridians with disabilities through advocacy and awareness activities that increase access to and acquisition of assistive services and technology. The South Florida Demonstration Center serves the following counties: Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward, Palm Beach, Collier, Hendry, Lee, and Charlotte. Learn More
  • Florida Keys Council for People with Disabilities – Established by the Board of County Commissioners to support the needs of People with Disabilities. The Florida Keys Council for People with Disabilities serves Monroe County citizens and visitors through implementation of special projects to advocate for people with disabilities and their families. They provide the following services: ADA Assistance, Information, Education, Serving the needs of the community.
  • The Florida Justice Insitute, through their Volunteer Lawyers Project, offers pro bono legal services through its Volunteer Lawyers Project. They provides free representation relating to employment, housing and disability related discrimination, denial of public benefits, and denial of civil rights.
  • Monroe County Government – Monroe County is the southernmost county in Florida and the United States. It is made up of the Florida Keys and portions of the Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. These parks are mostly uninhabited mainland areas. Most known are the Florida Keys with its string of islands connected by U.S. Highway 1, which ends in Key West, 150 miles southwest of Miami.
  • Monroe County Transit – Providing paratransit services to the Florida Keys – MCT is an easy to use form of transportation with all buses wheelchair accessible. Additionally, MCT is a Medicaid provider. MCT drivers are well trained professionals, with special expertise in defensive driving, wheelchair restraints, passenger handling, vehicle use, safety, special needs and sensitivity awareness. Our hours of operation are from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday excluding the holidays observed by Monroe County Government. One-way Trip Fare is $2.00.
    To register with MCT for service, call (305)292-4424 (preferably 24 hours in advance). If you receive a message when calling, leave your name and telephone number. The next available reservationist will call you back as soon as possible.
  • Legal Services of the Florida Keys is a branch of Legal Services of Greater Miami. They provide free civil legal services to the neediest individuals in our community. They provide high quality representation to clients with problems relating to housing, health care, education, disability benefits, family issues, and employment.
  • Parent to Parent of Miami – Parent to Parent of Miami is a Community Parent Resource Center serving parents of children with disabilities in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.