Nature Coast C.A.R.E. KIT


ABOUT CITRUS COUNTY

“Citrus County is located on the “Nature Coast” of Florida 70 miles North of Tampa.  Originally named for its citrus groves, Citrus County has come to be known as a place to swim with the manatees, fish, boat or paddle on spring-fed rivers, and enjoy many other areas of natural beauty. “

Citrus County History: http://www.citrusbocc.com/aboutus/history.htm

County Visitor’s Bureau:  http://www.citrusbocc.com/visit/visit-bureau.htm

Living in Citrus County:  http://www.citrusbocc.com/residents.htm


ABOUT NATURE COAST C.A.R.E 

Nature Coast C.A.R.E was founded as part of the Collaboration for Autism Research and Engagement project at the University of Florida. Read more about the project  HERE. The group meets monthly at the Suncoast YMCA.  If you would like more information about this group and their current effort connect with us HERE.


CITRUS COUNTY RESOURCES


DOCTORS | THERAPIES | DENTISTRY | OTHER | OUT-OF-AREA


DOCTORS

PedIM Healthcare
Dr. St. Martin/ Dr. Shamas
(Main) Lecanto Office
1990 N Prospect Ave. Lecanto, FL 34461
Phone: 352-527-6888
(Secondary) Homosassa Office
8468 W Periwinkle Ln. Homosassa, FL 34446
Phone: 352-628-7270


COMMENTS: GP: Internal Medicine; Pediatrics

Dr. Hiremath
Citrus County Pediatrics
Dr. Howard
547 W Fort Island Trail Crystal River, FL  34429

(352) 794-7391


 COMMENTS:

THERAPIES

Achievement Rehabilitation
130 Heights Avenue Inverness, FL 34452
(352) 419-6570COMMENTS: Pediatric Physical; Occupational; Speech; Behavioral
Brenda Brennan – PRT Clinician

(352) 212-2628


COMMENTS: PRT (Pivotal Response Training); In-Home Therapy;  works with children and families with autism

Central Florida Clinic for Rehabilitation
255 SE 7th Avenue Crystal River, Florida 34429
(352) 795-4114


COMMENTS: Occupational; Physical; Aquatic

Citrus Memorial Health System
6043 W Nordling Loop, Crystal River, FL 34429
(352) 563-0030


COMMENTS: aquatic facility; other locations available

 OT 4 Kids
Address:
335 NE 10th Ave, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone: (352) 795-5552


COMMENTS: Occupational Therapy

Superior Therapy Services
Address: 315 NE 10th Ave, Crystal River, FL 34429
Phone: (352) 795-7006


COMMENTS: Speech; Language


DENTISTRY

Ledger Dentistry
3640 S Suncoast Blvd Homosassa, FL 34448
(352) 628-3443


COMMENTS: general dentistry; experienced with special needs

Reed Orthodontics
6175 W Corporate Oaks Crystal River, FL 34429
(352) 795-6262


COMMENTS:


OTHER

 Isaiah Foundation

PO Box 640772

Beverly Hills, Fl 34464-0772

352-270-1840


COMMENTS:  Focuses on respite care, Pivotal Response Therapy, and Education

OUT OF AREA

You can find other non-local resources at:

  1.  UF-CARD website
  2. Autism Speaks Florida Resource Guide