Accessibility in Miami-Dade

We have prepared a list of resources to help you do the things you want, or need, to do. Click on any of the categories below to access contact information to local resources that will accommodate to your needs.

 

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of MDC

1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33132
786.468.2000
www.arshtcenter.org
Ramps, Braille signage, TDD phone system, wheelchair seating.

Dancing with Disabilities
15939 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach 33160
305.935.3232
www.artsballettheatre.org
Movement workshops for the disabled.

Karen Petterson & Dancers
8700B SW 129th Terr., Miami 33176
305.298.5879
www.karenpetersondancers.org
Dance classes for special needs children.

The Shimmy Club, Inc.
5794 S.W. 40th Street #131
Miami, Florida 33155
phone - fax : 305-740-5763
info@theshimmyclub.org
www.theshimmyclub.org
Provides arts and culture education to people of varied abilities.
The “You Move Me Tango” program teaches Argentine tango to blind and visually impaired youth. Call for class locations and times.

Tigertail Productions
842 NW 9th Ct., Miami 33136
305.324.4337
www.tigertail.org
Innovative arts organization that develops bold and provocative work in the performing, literacy and visual arts. Provides grants to artists. In conjunction with Florida Dance Association, Tigertail also sponsors danceAble, a yearly dance project for the able-bodied and physically challenged. DanceAble seeks to change how we view what is possible in dance, questions what is a “normal” body and who has access.

Very Special Arts of Florida
4201 USF Willow Drive
FAO Building, Room 179
Tampa, FL 33620
1.813.975.6962 Voice & TTY 813.974.0721
www.vsafl.org
An international organization that creates educational opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities.
Crandon Park
6747 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, FL 33149
305-361-5421
786.336.6982 (Ocean Rescue)
www.miamidade.gov/parks
Free beach wheelchairs from 9 am to 5 pm – call 1-2 hours ahead – first-come, first served – busiest day, Sunday; will deliver chair to you – must leave license or something of value to ensure chair will be returned – call to have chair picked up. Best beach access is at north end of parking lot where there are shelters, showers & parking. Accessible cabanas are available to rent.
 
Haulover Beach
10800 Collins Ave., North Miami Beach
305.947.3525
www.miamidade.gov/parks
Free beach wheelchairs from 9 am to 5 pm; call Ocean Rescue: 786.336.6990

Hollywood Beach
330 N Federal Hwy., Hollywood 33020
1.877.672.2468
954.924.2980
954.921.3478
www.visithollywoodfl.org
“Boardwalk” extends from Madison to Sherman Sts. (2 ½ miles). Beach accessible via Mobi-Mat at New York, Johnson & Arthur Sts.; ADA ramp at Jefferson St.
 
Miami Beach
1001 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach 33139
305.861.3616 ADA Coordinator
http://web.miamibeachfl.gov/publicworks/ada/scroll.aspx?id=30186
Free beach wheelchairs from 9 am to 6 pm; first-come, firstserved; call ahead to Ocean Rescue: 305.673.7000 x7714. Chair locations: 1001 Ocean Dr. & 7251 Collins Ave. Wheelchair access to beach at South Pointe Park, 5th, 46th, 64th & 73rd -75th Sts. (Ocean Terr.).
 
Miami Beach Boardwalk
http://web.miamibeachfl.gov/publicworks/ada/default.aspx?id=30218
Loomis Park Promenade (concrete path) from 5th to 14th St.; Beach Walk One (paved path) from 14th to 23rd St.; wooden boardwalk from 23rd to 46th St.; streets accessible to boardwalk (no steps): 23rd, 24th, 25th, 29th, 34th, 36th, 38th and 46th Sts. Concrete beach walk from 64th St. (enter on Collins – parking available) to 79th St.; then Mobi-Mat connects to pavers to North Shore Open Space Park; then serpentine path to 87th Terrace.
Barry University
Division of Student Services-Disability Services Landon Hall 102
11300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores 33161
305.899.3488 Voice & TTY
disabilityservices@mail.barry.edu
Provides information, advocacy and academic accommodations to those students with documented physical, psychological, visual, speech, hearing and/or learning disabilities.
 
Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
• FDLRS South
5555 SW 93rd Ave., Miami 33165 – main campus
305.274.3501
1.800.995.8771 TTY / VCO
www.fdlrs-south.dadeschools.net
• FDLRS North
Horace Mann Middle 9-PAC – 8950 NW 2 Ave., Miami 33150
305.754.4081
• FDLRS – Monroe
1400 United St. #104, Key West 33040
305.293.1646
FDLRS, operating through the MDCPS, Div. of Exceptional Student Ed, is a special education support system for educators, parents and professionals who work with exceptional children.
 
Florida International University
Disability Resource Center – Student Affairs
• University Park – 11200 SW 8th St., GC 190, Miami 33199
305.348.3532
305.348.3852 fax
drcupgl@fiu.edu
• Biscayne Bay – 3000 NE 151st St., WUC131, Miami 33181
305.919.5345
http://drc.fiu.edu/
Provides disability support services on both campuses.
 
Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center
750 NW 20th St., Miami 33127
305.324.6070
www.lindsey.dadeschools.net
Provides a dual enrollment program and vocational training for high school students enrolled in exceptional student education programs at 12 local high schools.
 
Mailman Center for Child Development (at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine)
1601 NW 12 Ave., Miami 33137
305.243.6621
http://pediatrics.med.miami.edu/mailman-center/contact
Addresses the concerns of individuals with developmental disabilities and children with special health care needs through:
• Research
• Clinical service
• Training for professionals
• Parental workshops
• Advocacy
 
Miami-Dade College
Access Program available on all campuses
305.237.1272 - Hialeah
305.237.5234 - Homestead
305.237.6360 – Inter-American
305.237.2767 - Kendall
305.237.4141 - Medical
305.237.1272 - North
305.237.3072 - Wolfson
www.mdc.edu
Support services, note-takers, interpreters.
 
MDC Public Library
Library Services for the Homebound – FREE service
305.474.7251
305.474.7258 TDD
www.mdpls.org
Provides books by mail to elderly, homebound and people with physical disabilities. Caption decoders, TTY, captioned videos and interpreters for events are offered for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
 
MDC Public School System
Division of Special Education
1500 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33132
305.995.7580
www.dadeschools.net
 
St. Thomas University
16401 NW 37th Ave., Miami Gardens 33054
305.628.6564
www.stu.edu
(click on admissions, then academic enhancement center, then disabled student services)
Provides services for students with disabilities.
 
University of Miami
Office of Disability Services
Whitten Center, Ste. N-201, 1306 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables
305.284.2374
305.284.3401 TTY
www.umarc.miami.edu/non_flash.html
Coordinates auxiliary aids and services for students with disabilities.
ADA Inc.
9841 SW 100th Ave., Miami 33176
305.271.0012
305.273.1221 TDD
ergobob@consultant.com
www.rehabserv.com
ADA compliance, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, training, employment, mobility & support.
 
Agency for Persons with Disabilities
401 NW 2nd Ave. S., Tower 811, Miami, FL 33128
305.377.1478
www.apdcares.org
The APD works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. APD also provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services.
 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Mailing Address: U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Ave.
Disability Rights Section-
NYAV, Washington D.C. 20530
1.800.514.0301
1.800.514.0383 TTY
www.ada.gov
Information and assistance in the workplace.
 
Career Training for the Disabled
MEED Program, Miami-Dade College
300 NE 2nd Ave., 1st Bldg., Miami 33130
305.237.3397
Three short-term college level micro-computer programs for eligible, unemployed people with disabilities.
 
Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
5959 Blue Lagoon Dr., Ste. 300, Miami
305.643.7600
www.rehabworks.org
Federal-state program that works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain or retain employment. Twelve units in Miami-Dade – call to be referred to the unit in your zip code.
 
Goodwill Industries
2121 NW 21st St., Miami
305.325.9114
www.goodwillsouthflorida.org
Provides job training and employment services.
 
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
1.800.526.7234
1.877.781.9403 TTY
www.askjan.org
A service provided by the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment to facilitate the employment of people with disabilities. Also provides information re: assistive technology for employees and employers.
 
South Florida Workforce
633 NE 167th St., North Miami Beach, FL 33162 (2nd floor of Regions Bank Building)
305.654.7175 305.650.2329 TTY
www.southfloridaworkforce.com
Provides job placement & employment applications, resume preparation & education.
 
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Disability Discrimination
www.eeoc.gov/types/ada.html
ADA prohibits private employers, state & local gov’ts., employment agencies & labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities in job applications, procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, compensation, job training, and other terms & privileges of employment.
 
VIP Associates & Co. Inc.
PO Box 141234, Coral Gables 33114
786.325.0447
info@vipassociatescoinc.com
www.vipassociatescoinc.com
Empowering and teaching participants to be independent in their endeavors to become employed. Their services include: employment skills training, job retention and full inclusion. They help in the work environment by negotiating with employers for appropriate accomodations and modifications.
Access to Medications
Rx Assist
www.rxassist.org
RxAssist, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, includes a listing of the pharmaceutical manufacturers that offer pharmaceutical patient assistance programs.
 
Advanced Aeromedical, Inc.
1.800.346.3556
www.aeromedic.com
 
American Pain Foundation
www.painfoundation.org
 
Case Management Resource Guide
www.cmrg.com
Patient guide to healthcare resources. Includes home care, rehabilitation, long-term care, assisted living facilities, medical product manufacturers & air medical transport.
 
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
www.cdc.gov
 
Children’s Environmental Health Network
Combined Health Information Database
www.cehn.org/cehn/resourceguide/chid.html
Produced by several federal agencies, this combined health information database provides a host of educational materials not indexed elsewhere.
 
Disability Benefits & Information
Social Security Administration
www.ssa.gov/op_home/rulings/di-toc.html
If you have worked, you may qualify for long-term disability insurance offered through your employer or through an individual insurance plan.
 
Healthfinder
www.healthfinder.gov
 
Medicare / Medicaid
1.800.633.4227
1.877.486.2048 TTY
www.medicare.gov
www.medicaid.gov
 
Medline Plus
www.medlineplus.gov
Includes health news, topical features, drug information, medical encyclopedia, databases, etc.
 
Physician’s Desk Reference
www.pdr.net
The PDR has provided package insert information on drugs for years. This same information is now available online at a site that includes much more. Drug interactions, prices and even herbal medications are covered.
 
Sexuality
www.sexualhealth.com
Provides access to sexuality information, education, support and other resources.
 
U.S. National Library of Medicine
www.nlm.nih.gov/contacts/contact.html
This is the world’s largest medical library and the creator of Medline, an on-line medical library search service.
 
Web MD
www.webmd.com
Provides medical information and services.
Access-Ability Inc.
610 E. Sample Rd., Pompano Beach 33064
1.954.942.1882
www.access-ability.com
Home modifications and specialty equipment.
 
Access Builders
4748 SW 74 Ave., Miami 33155
305.666.6604
786.295.0859 Cell
ecancio@accessbuilders.net
State-licensed engineers, general contractors, plumbing & electrical contractors, specializing in residential and commercial renovations. Expertise in making bathrooms, ramps, lifts and other areas accessible to owners and patrons.
Contact Edward Cancio, P.E.
 
Coastal Doors Inc.
5872 SW 54th Crcl., Coral Springs 33067
1.954.572.5195
Constructs automatic swing doors, slide doors and operators for doors.
 
Conner Plumbing & Remodeling
160 SW 5th Ct., Pompano Beach 33060
1.954.782.7915
ginny@connercrew.com
Contact: Ginny Conner
*Note: strictly plumbing, no longer modify buildings for the disabled.
 
Handicapped Compliance Construction Co.
12990 SW 56 St., Ft. Lauderdale, 33330
1.954.434.0211
1.954.914.4842 Cell
thehcconstruct@aol.com
Contact Marcel Kimmelman for barrier-free handicapped accessibility.
 
Housing & Assistive Technology, Inc.
80 NE 40 St. (rear), Miami 33137
305.572.9005
1.866.956.8880
www.hatfl.com
Design solutions for independent living through assistive technology and accessible housing designs.
 
Med Ramps, Inc.
1.866.270.7548
info@medramps.com
Aluminum ramps for wheelchairs & scooters.
 
Solid Builders Construction Co.
911 NW 209 Avenue
Unit 109
Pembroke Pines, FL
33029
Phone: 954.433.7990
Fax: 954.433.9656
www.solidbuildersconstruction.com
Contact Christopher Keltz for accessibility construction.
Accessible Apartments
www.floridahousingsearch.org

Florida Housing Finance Corporation
www.floridahousing.org/specialneeds/
Housing for people with disabilities.

Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE)
11501 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33168
305.651.HOPE (4673)
www.hopefhc.com
A fully operational fair housing agency.

U.S. Dept. of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
1.800.669.9777
1.800.927.9275 TTY
www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/index.cfm
Administers & enforces federal laws re: equal access to housing.

U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
909 SE 1st Ave., Rm. 500, Miami 33130
305.536.5678
305.536.4743 TTY
www.hud.gov/groups/disabilities.cfm
Develops low-cost housing, provides loans, rental programs, vouchers, etc., & enforces fair housing laws.

Urban League of Greater Miami
Housing Development Division
305.696.4450
www.nul.org
Advocates for African-Americans to enter the economic & social mainstream; works to eradicate all barriers to equal access to housing.
ABLEDATA
8630 Fenton St., Ste. 930, Silver Springs MD 20910
1.800.227.0216
1.301.608.8912 TTY
www.abledata.com
Objective information on assistive technology products and rehabilitative equipment.

Agency for Persons with Disabilities
401 NW 2nd Ave. S., Tower 811, Miami, FL 33128
305.377.1478
www.apdcares.org
The APD works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. APD also provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services.

Canine Companions for Independence
PO Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA 95402
1.866.224.3647
1.800.572.2275
www.cci.org
Exceptional dogs for exceptional people – providing trained services, skilled companions.

Center for Independent Living of South Florida
6660 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33138
305.751.8025
www.soflacil.org
Provides programs and services such as job placement, prevocational skills, minor home repairs/ramp project, computer literacy, peer support, loan closet of adaptive equipment, free furniture, home furnishings when available, benefits counseling, housing & transportation assistance, ADA compliance and much more.

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technology (FAAST)
The South Florida Regional Office for FAAST - University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development, Room 2018
1601 NW 12th Ave. 305.243.5706
www.faast.org/programs/regional-demo/south
Improves 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 (AT). The South Florida Regional Office for FAAST offers information and referrals, AT demonstrations and technical assistance, a free online course: Interdisciplinary Fundamentals in Adaptive and Assistive Technology, and an assistive technology demonstration lab with a free short-term device loan program.
FAAST Main Office - Tallahassee, FL
1.850.487.3278
1.888.788.9216
www.faast.org

Housing & Assistive Technology, Inc.
80 NE 40 St. (rear), Miami 33137
305.572.9005
1.866.956.8880
www.hatfl.com
hatfl@bellsouth.net
Solutions for independent living through assistive technology and accessible housing designs.

International Association of Assistance Dog Partners
www.iaadp.org
Provides resources and information re: the assistance dog field.

MDC Disability Services & Independent Living (DSAIL)
1335 NW 14th St., Miami 33125
305.547.5445
305.324.5281 TTY
www.miamidade.gov/dhs/elderly_disability_services.asp
Direct services: adaptive aids, counseling, crisis intervention, personal assistance, skills training, group therapy, interpreters; assistance with employment placement, accessible housing, accessible transportation, benefits, & equipment. Community services: training for Braille, basic American Sign Language classes, parenting classes, transferring documents to accessible formats, disabled parking enforcement program, ADA technical assistance, accessibility surveys and information, sensitivity/awareness training & other services.

Self-Help Devices
Sources for assistive technology information:
www.abilityhub.com
www.abilitiesexpo.com

Spinal Cord Living-Assistance Development Inc. (SCLAD)
221 E 2nd Ave., Hialeah, FL 33010
305.887.8838
www.sclad.org
Facilitates independent living, economic self-sufficiency, full community integration for people with disabilities by providing and coordinating support services, employment, vocational opportunities and the development of barrier-free housing.
Caring Home Care
15455 W. Dixie Hwy., Ste. A, North Miami Beach, 33162
305.947.7292
1.800.478.3183
www.caringhomecare.com
info@caringhomecare.com
Provides nursing assistants, aides, RNs.

Diversified Home Health Agency
20401 NW 2nd Ave., Ste. 301A, Miami 33169
305.249.0371
Provides home health aides, RNs, LPNs, CNAs & companions.

Griswold Special Care
8603 S. Dixie Hwy., Ste. 310, Miami 33143
305.662.4488
www.griswoldspecialcare.com
Provides in-home care by home health aides and CNAs.

Principle Health Services
8405 NW 53rd St., Ste. B106, Miami 33166
305.591.7774
www.primecarehha.com
Home healthcare services in the comfort of the patient’s home. Also home health aides, registered nurses and CNAs.

United Home Care Services
8400 NW 33 St., Ste. 400, Miami, FL 33122
305.477.0440
www.unitedhomecare.com
Information and referral regarding homemakers, personal care, respite, chores, meals.
Biscayne National Underwater Park
9700 SW 328 St., Homestead 33033
305.230.1100 x4
www.biscayneunderwater.com
Boat trips to fish be-jeweled coral reefs & emerald islands.
Concession-operated boat trips offer limited accessibility with assistance, but arrangements must be made in advance.

Deering Estate
16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami 33157
305.235.1668 x233
www.deeringestate.org
Motorized scooters & wheelchairs available on first-come, first-served basis.

Dry Tortugas National Park
www.nps.gov/drto
Dry Tortugas Park, 70 miles west of Key West, provides for wheelchairs on the ferry boat. First floor of Fort Jefferson is accessible.

Everglades National Park
305.242.7700
305.242.7740 TDD
www.nps.gov/ever
Everglades trails that are wheelchair accessible with paved or wooden boardwalks: Anhinga, Gumbo-Limbo, Pinelands (becomes off-road), Pahayokee Overlook, Mahogany Hammock, West Lake & Bobcat Hammock. Shark Valley offers a 2 hr. tram tour that is wheelchair accessible. Also the 15-mile looped road is paved & accessible.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables 33156
305.667.1651 x3328
www.fairchildgarden.org
Wheelchairs available on first-come, first-served basis. Each tram can accommodate two visitors using wheelchairs.

Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead 33031
305.247.5727
www.fruitandspicepark.org
Paved trails; trams accessible.

Golden Access Pass
www.recreation.gov
Free pass available to all permanent U.S. residents who have been medically determined to have a permanent disability.
Entitles bearer and immediate family or accompanying passengers to free admission to all U.S. national parks, monuments, forests and historic sites as well as half-price camping. Time period: lifetime. Apply at entrance to the park.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Overseas Hwy Mile Marker 102.5, Key Largo 33037
305.451.6300
Nation’s first underwater park with tropical fish & coral; snorkeling trips & glass-bottom boat tours. Boat tours accessible.

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132
Off of I-395 bet Downtown Miami & South Beach
Guest Relations- 305.400.7275
www.jungleisland.com
Tropical bird shows, plants, flowers; wheelchair rental, $8.50/day; electric convenience vehicle (ECV) rental, $30/ day; interpreters, listening devices available; service animals welcomed.

Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 St., Miami 33177
305.251.0400
www.zoomiami.org
Wheelchairs available - $8/day; monorail & trams accessible.

MDC Parks with Nature Trails
• A.D. Barnes Park
3401 SW 72 Ave., Miami
305.666.5883
www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/ad_barnes.asp
Amenities & facilities accessible.

• Greynolds Park
17530 W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami Beach, 33160
305.945.3425 Fax: 305.945.3428
www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/greynolds.asp
Mangrove boardwalk; paved path around lagoon.

• Matheson Hammock Park
9610 Old Cutler Rd., Miami 33156
305.665.5475
www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/matheson_beach.asp
Nature trails – not paved.

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne 33149
305.361.5705
www.miamiseaquarium.com
Marine-life entertainment park with dolphins, sea lions & killer whales; free admission for wheelchair user & companion; wheelchairs available at Guest Services; first floor accessible.

Monkey Jungle
14805 SW 216 St., Miami 33170
305.235.1611
www.monkeyjungle.com
Humans are caged and the monkeys run wild. Pathways are mulched & covered with rubber mats.
Access Now, Inc.
305.705.0059
www.adaaccessnow.org
Works for effectiveness & fairness for the disabled in the business community with regard to compliance with the ADA.

Disability Rights Florida
1930 Harrison St., Suite 104, Hollywood, FL 33023
850.488.9071
800.342.0823
800.346.4127TTD
www.disabilityrightsflorida.org
Official protection and advocacy system for the state of Florida.

American Association of People with Disabilities
www.AAPD-dc.org
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
U.S. Dept of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Civil Rights Div., Disability Rights Section – NYAV, Washington D.C. 20530
1.800.514.0301
1.800.514.0383 TTY
www.ada.gov
Information on the ADA statute, title II and III regulations, technical assistance materials and enforcement.

Florida Commission on Human Relations
www.fchr.state.fl.us/fchr

Catalyst Miami
1900 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 200, Miami 33132
Disability Specialist, ACCESS line – 305.576.5001 ext. 11
www.hscdade.org
Referral service for adults & children.

MDC Office of ADA Coordination
111 NW 1st St., 12th fl., Ste. 348, Miami 33128
305.375.3566
305.375.4805 TTY
www.miamidade.gov/ada/
Provides technical assistance, training and compliance on ADA issues. Does not provide direct services.

MDC Commission on Disability Issues (CODI)
305.375.2012 305.375.3566
www.miamidade.gov/codi
Citizens & government working together to make Miami a better place for people with disabilities.

MDC Commission on Human Rights (Equal Opportunity Board)
111 NW 1st St., 22nd floor, Miami 33128
305.375.5272
www.miamidade.gov/eob
Takes complaints against employers with five or more employees and investigates allegations of discrimination under federal, state and local laws.

Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
1095 NW 14th Terr., Miami 33136
305.243.6001
1.800.STAND UP
www.miamiproject.miami.edu
Miami Project is a center of excellence at the U. of Miami School of Medicine and is dedicated to finding more effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for paralysis that results from spinal cord injury. There are clinical research programs where individuals with spinal cord injuries can serve as volunteer research subjects. However, the Project is not a patient care facility.

National Organization on Disability
www.nod.org

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Miami Vet Center – 8280 NW 27th St., Ste. 511, Miami 33122
305.718.3712
www.miamivetcenter.org
Works with vets who have seen combat or conflict. Assists with counseling, referrals, benefits.

Wheelchair Donation Program
4850 SW 52nd Street Davie, FL 33314
www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Wheelchair Donation Program has been providing customized wheelchairs to children and young adults in need across the country since 2002. The program was started to fulfill the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for those afflicted with paralysis from injury or illness.
American Airlines Arena
601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 33132
786.777.1000; 786.777.1400 (HEAT)
www.aaarena.com
Accessible seating based on availability, guaranteed one adjacent companion seat; assistive listening devices at Guest Services (mezzanine level) free-of-charge; TDD telephones located in Section 103; signage should be requested through Guest Services two weeks in advance.

City of North Miami Beach Disability Sports Program
16501 NE 16th Ave., NMB 33162 (behind the NMB library)
For registration information call 305.948.2957
www.citynmb.com
Free gym activities include exer-swim, tandem biking, wheelchair tennis, Vitaglide workouts. Call for schedule.

Disabled Sports USA
451 Hungerford Dr. # 100, Rockville MD 20850
1.301.217.9841 1.301.217.0960
www.dsusa.org
Provides year-round sports to children & adults with disabilities.

Diveheart
1.630.964.1983
info@diveheart.org
www.diveheart.org
Scuba diving & snorkeling experience programs for people with disabilities.

Fasttrack Charters
401 Biscayne Blvd., Pier 5, Bayside, Miami 33132
305.223.3488
www.miamicharters.com
Custom-built power catamaran is designed to provide unrestricted access for disabled individuals. Its unique airlift protrudes four feet out over the water from the rear; the industrial strength dive platform is able to lower disabled passengers not only to the water, but actually into the water. Passengers can be immersed in shallow depths for everything from lounging in the water to snorkeling, ocean kayaking and even jet-skiing.

Gentle Yoga
Unitarian Universalist Church, 7701 SW 76th St., Miami
305.274.8029
staceyberkley@bellsouth.net
Mondays, 10-11 am, $10

Good Hope Equestrian Training Center, Inc.
22155 SW 147th Ave., Miami 33170
305.258.2838
www.goodhopeequestriancenter.com
Good Hope Equestrian Training Center has served the recreational, social, vocational and rehabilitative needs of Miami-Dade County’s individuals with disabilities since 1999, augmenting their independence, employability potential, and quality of life. Using the equine as its medium, Good Hope offers an array of innovative programs serving more than 300 underserved Miami-Dade County residents annually. The organization’s goal is to foster personal growth in each of its consumers, providing them the opportunity to participate in equine-related training regardless of their physical, mental, social or financial limitations.

Sun Life Stadium
2269 Dan Marino Blvd., Miami Gardens 33056
305.623.6100
1.888.FINS.TIX (346.7849) or 1.877.MARLINS
www.miamidolphins.com
Disabled parking available; elevators at gates C & G; can request a wheelchair in the lobbies of these gates.

Miami Hang-Gliding
2550 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove 33133
305.285.8978
www.miamihanggliding.com
Takes disabled individuals up in the air from 1,000 to 5,000 ft with instructor. Cost: $129

MDC Parks & Recreation, Leisure Access Services
13841 SW 120th St., Miami 33186
305.365.6706 305.755.7848
305.365.6705 TDD
www.miamidade.gov/parks/fun-leisure-access.asp
www.miamidade.gov/parks/disability_sports_programs.asp
Programs offered to people with physical disabilities: wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, boccia, power soccer, swimming, hand-cycling, golf and fencing; programs offered to people with visual impairments: goal-ball, judo, tandem cycling and swimming; programs for children: specialized summer camp and after-school programs at six different sites in MDC. Call for more information re: location, days, times and cost.
305.226.1622 Coral Estates
305.752.4966 Camp Matecumbe
305.234.1673 Goulds Park
305.945.3425 Greynolds camp
305.222.2128 Tamiami Park
305.380.9106 Westwind Lakes

National Center on Physical Activity & Disability
www.ncpad.org

National Sports Center for the Disabled
www.nscd.org

Shake-A-Leg
2620 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove 33133
305.858.5550
www.shakealegmiami.org
Provides programs and services in an integrated environment to improve the quality of life, independence and employability of people with disabilities. Water sports center and marine academy hosts outstanding year-round community sailing programs. Activities include sailing, kayaking, coastal cleanings, campouts, summer outings, moonlight sails, regattas and more for kids and adults with disabilities and their families.

Sports ‘N Spokes
1.888.888.2201
1.602.224.0500
www.pvamag.com
Magazine for accessible national sporting destinations and adventures.

Swimming Pools – with pool lifts
• A.D. Barnes – 3401 SW 72 Ave., Miami, 305.665.1626
• Flamingo Park – 999 11th St., Miami Beach, 305.673.7750
• Normandy Isle Pool – 7030 Trouville Esplanade, Miami Beach, 305.993.2021
• Scott Rakow Youth Center – 2700 Sheridan Ave., Miami Beach, 305.673.7767
• South Dade – 16350 SW 280th St., Miami, 305.248.1386
• Tamiami – 11201 SW 24th St., Miami, 305.223.7077
Call for schedules.

Taoist Tai Chi Society
• 10300 Sunset Drive, Suite 235 (ground floor), Miami Beach 33173
305.598.3959
• 17011 NE 19th Ave., North Miami Beach 33162 1.954.454.2235
www.usa.taoist.org
Provides health recovery classes for people with all types of disabilities. Call for schedule.

Veterans’ Ocean Adventures
20810 SW 86th Ave., Miami 33189
305.389.6328
info@vetssailing.org
Opportunity for disabled veterans to experience open ocean sailing, cruising and diving through a partnership with Shake- A-Leg Miami and the Miami Vet Center.

Wheelers
Web resource to help active wheelers learn about sports opportunities.
www.free-wheelers.com
American Coach Lines of Miami
3595 NW 110 St., Miami 33167
305.688.7700
Two accessible buses.

Amtrak
1.800.USA.RAIL (872.7245)
1.800.523.6590 TDD
www.amtrak.com
For special service requests, must make reservations in advance. 15% discount for people with disabilities.

Avis
1.800.331.1212
1.800.331.2323 TTY
Scooter rentals at selected locations through partnership with Scootaround.

Florida Commission for the Transportation
Disadvantaged
1.850.410.5700
1.800.983.2435 TDD
www.dot.state.fl.us/ctd/
Ensures the availability of efficient, cost-effective, quality transportation services for the disabled.

Florida Disabled Parking Permits
1.850.617.2000
www.hsmv.state.fl.us/dmv/disabled_pkg.html
Disabled people must have current driver’s license and application must be certified by a physician. No charge for a four-year permit. Parking is free at meters for up to four hours at municipal lots. Fees are waived at airport for vehicles with specialized equipment.
• Frequently Asked Questions about Disabled Parking
www.hsmv.state.fl.us/dmv/faqdpp.html
• Disabled Parking Application Form
Use above website – scroll down to “How do I get a disabled parking permit?” Click on “Application form HSMV 83039.”

Florida’s Disabled Toll Permit Program
1.850.410.5700 711 TDD
www.dot.state.fl.us/ctd/tollpermit/TollPermitProgram.htm
To qualify, an individual must have severe and permanent upper limb mobility or dexterity impairments that prevents him/her from tossing coins into the baskets. Must have valid driver’s license and drive a specially equipped vehicle.

Greyhound
1.800.231.2222
1.800.752.4841 TDD
www.greyhound.com
Must make reservations in advance & explain needs.

Handi-Van
55 NW 119th St., Miami 33168
305.751.1236
Private service. Vans & Sedans available. Call 24 hours in advance.

Hertz
1.800.654.3131
1.800.654.2280 TDD
Full range of special services. Call for information.

Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
1.850.617.2000
www.hsmv.state.fl.us/

Medical Care Transportation (MCT)
305.633.0553
Private service. Reserve 24 hours in advance.

MDC Transit Authority
701 NW 1st Court, Suite 1700, Miami, FL 33136
305.770.3131
305.499.8971 TTY
www.miamidade.gov
• Bus routes- all MDC buses are wheelchairaccessible.
If problem call 305.654.6586. Metrobus & Metrorail riders using wheelchairs or motorized mobility aids who are not STS certified need to register with MDC Transit to obtain an EASY card for a discount fare. Gates open only when activated with an EASY card. Apply at the Transit Service Center on the second level of the Gov’t Center Metrorail station. Medicare recipients also qualify for reduced fare. For more information call 3-1-1.
• Metrorail- Metrorail stations that comply with ADA:
Dadeland South, Dadeland North, South Miami, Douglas, Brickell, Government Center, Civic Center, Dr. Martin Luther King Plaza, Tri-Rail, Okeechobee & Palmetto.
• Metromover- free

Mobility Air Transport
1.303.648.2000
www.iflymat.org
Provides air travel for people who use wheelchairs but cannot fly on commercial airlines. Prices comparable to standard coach fares.

National
1.888.273.5262
Call in advance to reserve and discuss needs.

Special Transportation Service (STS)
701 NW 1st Ct., Ste. 1700, Miami 33136
305.264.9000
305.263.5459 TTY
305.263.5475 TTY
www.miamidade.gov/transit/library/sts.pdf
If you have a disability that prevents you from using regular transit services (as classified by the ADA), you may be eligible to use STS. You must register through the MDC Certification Office (786.469.5000). STS is shared-ride, door-to-door transportation, available 7 days/ week, 24 hrs/day. Cost: $3 / one-way trip.

Super Shuttle
305.871.2000
www.supershuttle.com
National service with wheelchair-accessible vans.

Taxicabs – Wheelchair-accessible
• Crown Taxi
414 N. Miami Ave. # 201, Miami 33127
305.445.5555
Sixteen wheelchair-accessible cabs.
• Miami Yellow Cab
2001 NW 7th St. # 104, Miami 33125
305.400.0000
Four wheelchair-accessible cabs.
• Super Yellow Cab
3109 NW 27th Ave., Miami 33142
305.888.7777
Twenty wheelchair-accessible cabs.
• Yellow Cab
3775 NW 36th St., Miami 33142
305.444.4444
Six wheelchair-accessible cabs.
For more information re: accessible taxis, contact Cathy Grimes Peel at MDC Passenger Regulatory Division – cpeel@miamidade.gov. To record a compliment or to file a complaint, call 305.375.3677

Tri Rail
1.800.TRI.RAIL (874.7245) or 1.888.GO.SFRTA (467.3782)
1.800.273.7545 TDD
www.tri-rail.com
Discounted fares – ID (to confirm disability) & photo ID required.

TSA Cares
1.855.787.2227
TSA-ContactCenter@dhs.gov
The Transportation Security Administration’s new helpline number designed to assist travelers with diabilities and Medical conditions, prior to getting to the airport. Travellers may call toll free with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.

Wheelchair Van / Scooter Rentals
• Scootaround-Mobility Solutions
1.888.441.7575
www.scootaround.com
Scooter, wheelchair, powerchair & electric mobility rentals with delivery & pickup. Available seven days a week for conventions, cruises & vacation rentals.

Wheelchair Getaways
1.800.642.2042
www.wheelchair-getaways.com
Wheelchair & scooter accessible vans – 24-hour emergency assistance, daily, weekly, monthly.

Wheelchair Vans of America
1.800.910.VANS (8267)

Wheelers
1.800.456.1371
Accessible van rentals.
Access Tours
1.800.929.4811
www.accesstours.org
Specializing in all-accessible tours.

Accessible Traveler’s Database
1.800.659.6428
1.202.347.7385 TTY
www.projectaction.easterseals.com
The Easter Seals Project Action database displays a list of accessible transportation providers and their service characteristics available in that city.

Cruise Planners
1.800.801.9002
www.love2cruise.com

Disability Travel & Recreation Resources
www.makoa.org/travel.htm
Site offers assistance re: travel planning, destinations, transportation, books to buy, etc.

Get-Around Guide
www.getaroundguide.blogspot.com/
A look at news relating to travel by people with disabilities.

Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCVB)
701 Brickell Ave., Ste. 2700, Miami 33131
305.539.3000 1.800.933.8448
www.miamiandbeaches.com

Miami International Airport (MIA)
305.876.7024 305.876.7000
www.miami-airport.com
www.miami-airport.com/html/ada.html
MIA offers visual paging for the hearing impaired that is operational at the U.S. Customs exit, Concourse B, and at the ticketing level of Concourse E. Any requests for auxiliary aids, services or alternate format, contact Rosie Leslie at rleslie@miami-airport.com or mbeltran@miamiairport.com

Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality
www.sath.org
Raises awareness of the needs of travelers with disabilities, removes physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expands travel opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.

Sojourn Travel Consultants
1.305.266.3333
sojourntvl@aol.com
www.sojourns.com
Contact: Luz
Personalized accessible travel arrangements for business and leisure.

U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT)
1.202.366.4070
202-366-4000
1.202.366.9696 TTY
www.dot.gov (go to Citizens Services – then Accessibility)
www.disabilityinfo.gov

Wilderness Inquiry
1.800.728.0719
www.wildernessinquiry.org