Commonly served diagnoses and symptoms with hyperlinked resources for the major diagnoses/symptoms

Academic underachievement

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social phobia, panic attacks, acute stress disorder, simple phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, separation anxiety disorder)

Autism spectrum disorder

Brain Injury


Cerebral palsy

Communication/speech/language disorders

Conduct disorder

Depressive disorders (major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, dysthymia, adjustment disorder, bereavement)

Developmental disorders

Down syndrome




Epilepsy (seizure disorder)

Feeding disorders

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and related disorders

Genetic disorders

Intellectual disability

Learning disorders

Neurological disorders

Oppositional defiant disorder


Post-traumatic stress disorder

Psychiatric disorders

Reactive attachment disorders

Self-Injurious Behaviors

Sleep disorders

Speech/language disorders (expressive, receptive, mixed expressive-receptive)

Stereotypic movement disorder

Suicidal thoughts or gestures


Tic disorders (Tourette’s disorder, chronic motor or vocal tics, transient tic disorder)

Evidence-based practices
Community resources
  • Wrightslaw
    • Parents, educators, advocates and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.
  • How to Apply for Disability Benefits
    • The Federal Social Security Administration (SSA) offers income-based support to families of children with disabilities.
  • Best Colleges Guide for Students with Disabilities
    • A college guide for disabled students
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – North Florida Chapter
    • Grassroots work that focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide
  • Heal Foundation
    • A local nonprofit organization in northeast Florida that does outreach by providing educational programs and camps tailored to the needs of the local autism community and awards funds to support grants, provide classroom enhancements, conduct educational seminars and host fun recreational and social events for families.
  • March of Dimes
    • Promotes healthy pregnancies and babies and works to prevent premature birth and birth defects; educates moms and supports families in need
  • Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville
    • A nonprofit organization committed to helping people with Down syndrome achieve their full potential and to helping create a community that is educated, supportive and inclusive of individuals with Down syndrome
  • Kate Amato Foundation
    • A local foundation dedicated to finding safer, smarter and more effective treatments for children with cancer.  Their mission is to fund innovative pediatric cancer research that accelerates the pace of progress and saves young lives.
Emergency resources
  • Mental Health Resource Center
    • MHRC provides 24-hour emergency services; inpatient psychiatric services for children, adolescents and adults; and numerous outpatient services.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    • 1-800-273-8255 (available 24 hours every day)
  • Wolfson Children’s Hospital at Baptist Downtown
    • Wolfson Children’s hospital provides a range of inpatient services for adults, children and adolescents requiring hospital-based care. Their multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, recreational therapists, social workers and mental health technicians.