Advocacy

The Advocacy Program at Broward Children’s Center empowers and educates parents and caregivers of children
with special needs on important decisions involving their children.

One of our Special Needs Advocates will work one-on- one with parents and caregivers to provide them with the
support and information necessary to make the best decisions for their children, and to help give them the
greatest quality of life possible.

It is our goal to partner with families to ensure they are receiving the essential tools and support to effectively
advocate for their children.

Our Advocacy Program helps assist families through:

  • Succeeding in the Public Education system/Mandated Educational Services
  • Receiving Comprehensive and Preventative Health Care services
  • Individualized Family Support Plan (FSP) or Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) assistance and support
  • Exceptional Student Education Programs
  • John M. McKay Scholarship Education Program
  • SSI
  • Financial Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Various Community resources and supports
  • Long-term planning and guidance through the Parent Advocacy Toolkit

Additionally, we offer specialized services provided by one of our Special Needs Advocates in both Pompano Beach
and Dania Beach, in the client’s home, at the child’s school or service provider, or over the phone as needed.

Caregivers who reside in Broward Country and have a child with special needs (ages birth to 21), and meet the
income criteria, are eligible for services.

To inquire about eligibility for the BCC Advocacy Program, to speak to one of our Special Needs Advocates,
or for any additional information, please contact 954.295.1363, or advocacy@bcckids.org.

To get started, download and fill our the Advocacy Referral Form.