Students with Special Needs
Current research shows the population of students with special needs is growing significantly. Autism Spectrum studies alone indicated that an estimated 1 in 68 children, and 1 in 42 boys are on the Autism spectrum in the United States.
Palm Beach County offers a number of education opportunities for children with special needs from birth to age 22. The School District of Palm Beach County has an innovative Exceptional Student Education program through their public schools, and there are a number of charter and private schools which offer an array of specialized education programs.
As part of the Business Development Board’s initiative to provide a comprehensive overview of K-20 education in Palm Beach County, this section has been dedicated to identifying programs available for children with special needs.
211 Special Needs HelpLine
“We could not ignore the tremendous need to expand our service in support of this population’s unique challenges and needs. Our Special Needs HelpLine is a “one stop” approach, helping to connect overwhelmed families to services. Just as important-we are also here to listen to their struggles- to offer a comforting voice that can perhaps brighten their day!” - 211 HelpLine’s Executive Director Susan Buza.
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|Atlantis Academy Palm Beaches||PreK-8||West Palm Beach||Central||Link|
|Batt Schools||K-12||Juno Beach||North||Link|
|Believers Academy||Ages 14-21||West Palm Beach||Central||Link|
|Connections Education Center of the Palm Beaches||K-8||West Palm Beach||Central||Link|
|Ed Venture||Ages 16-22||Hypoluxo||South||Link|
|Els Center for Excellence||Ages 3-21||Jupiter||North||Link|
|Gulfstream Goodwill Transition to Life Academy||Ages 14-22||West Palm Beach||Central||Link|
|H.I.S. Academy/Institute||Ages 6-18||Lake Park||North||Link|
|Indian Ridge School||Ages 6-21||West Palm Beach||Central||Link|
|Learning Path Academy||PreK-5||West Palm Beach||Central||Link|
|Mavericks Charter High School||9-12||Palm Springs||Central||Link|
|Mountaineer's School of Autism||K-12||West Palm Beach||Central||Link|
|New Horizon Academy||7 - 12||Boca Raton||South||-|
|Oakstone Academy Palm Beach||Ages 5-15||West Palm Beach||Central||Link|
|Palm Beach School for Autism||PreK-12th Grade||Lake Worth||Central||Link|
|Seagull Academy for Independent Living||Ages 12 - 22||Riviera Beach||Central||Link|
|The Open Doorway School||PreK-12th||West Palm Beach||Central||Link|
|The Renaissance Learning Center||Ages 3-14||West Palm Beach||Central||Link|
|Unicorn Village Academy||Ages 12-22||Boca Raton||South||Link|
|Unity for Kids School||Pre K-12th||Lake Worth||Central||Link|
|Wellington Institute of Learning & Development||Ages 12-18||Wellington||West||Link|