South Florida MAPS

The South Florida Military Access Portals for Supports and Services (SF MAPS) program was established at the University of Miami’s Mailman Center for Child Development (MCCD) in collaboration with US Army SOUTHCOM. This project was federally funded through the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to improve the lives of military families who have children with developmental disabilities in South Florida. During the three years of the program’s implementation (2009-2012), SF MAPS has assisted more than 120 military families in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties in connecting with the services and support they needed.

TRICARE is the insurance entity through which eligible military families receive most of their health care. The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMSOM) is the largest TRICARE provider in South Florida. Once connected with UMSOM, military families have access to a provider network of more than 1,100 physicians and therapists that specialize in developmental disabilities and children’s chronic health conditions.

Now that the SF MAPS Project has ended, we wish to continue guiding other military families to obtain the support, services and resources they require, through the information and tools provided on this redesigned website. If you are one of those families now visiting this site, we welcome you, and sincerely hope that contact information and the resources provided here will lead you to the help you need.