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Changing Communities: MIAMI Realtors Helping Families with Special Needs Relocate

by | Jun 27, 2019

MIAMI Realtors Helping Families with Special Needs Relocate

MIAMI --- The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) hosted a meeting to provide information to people in the community about helping South Florida families with special needs relocate on April 3, 2019.


Autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children. Families with special needs often want to relocate to be closer to specialized services for their children. Our meeting helped people in the community become the resource for families with special needs.

The meeting included:
Which public, charter and private schools provide and which specialize in services for ADHD, autism, down syndrome, spinal bifida, etc.?

What is the difference between an IEP & a 504 Plan?

What are the key differences in McKay & Gardiner Scholarships (Florida special needs funding for private education)?

Briefly discuss the therapy services - ABA, Speech, OT, etc. - and learn more about the service facilities in your area.


Miami Realtors Changing Communities Initiative
In 2018, MIAMI Realtors invested more than $175,000 in grant funds from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to improve our South Florida communities.


Through member engagement and feedback, MIAMI developed a list of local community projects that could have the most impact. MIAMI invited its 46,000-plus membership for a brainstorming session and more than 200 members contributed ideas and volunteered to help.


In 2018, MIAMI led more than 18 local community initiatives, including a dinner for the homeless at Chapman Partnership in Miami, partnering to install a Jupiter dog park, creating a shaded Doral trolley stop and more. Each project was led by the Realtor who proposed it and supported by a team of fellow Realtor volunteers and a Realtor partner (usually an elected official).


More MIAMI Realtors Changing Communities initiatives are planned for 2019.


MIAMI members can register to volunteer at our upcoming community events at:

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