JAFCO Children’s Ability Center

Providing family support, child enrichment and respite to children with developmental disabilities …giving every child a place to belong.

Who Do We Serve?

The JAFCO Children’s Ability Center is committed to serving children from birth to age 22 who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability (including Autism, Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Prader Willi and others) or developmental delay.

We are located in the heart of South Florida in Broward County with easy access to both Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties via the Florida Turnpike, I-75 and the Sawgrass Expressway. We are happy to serve families who reside anywhere in the state of Florida and even throughout the country. Families may pay privately on a sliding scale fee based on verified income or may qualify for one of several public funding sources that are available to the Ability Center family, so everyone is welcome.

Supporting Your Entire Family

The Children’s Ability Center is a beautifully designed, safe, gated, warm and inviting place for your child as well as your entire family. The Center includes an art studio, fun and fitness gym, general store, life skills and social skills rooms, music and drama studios and an outdoor playground and splashpad. You can drop your child off for the afternoon or the day, or if you prefer, you may stay on campus, enjoy a cup of coffee in our parent cafe where parents can have time alone, connect with other parents, use the work-out equipment, watch tv or bring their laptop and do some work while their children are learning new skills and having fun with their new friends. Our respite home provides children with their own bedroom and bath, where children may stay overnight from 1 night up to 2 weeks per year.

Your child will begin an individualized program that focuses on their many strengths and abilities. Working together to develop their cognitive, verbal, fine and gross motor and social skills, we hope to also enhance their performance and independence at home, in school and in the community. 

How to get started:

Reaching out is the first step! It is also the hardest step.

Simply call 954-315-7033 or email Director of Community Engagement at [email protected] to schedule. After you’ve completed your tour of our beautiful center, you may request a private individual meeting with our clinical team to discuss your child’s needs and how we can work together.

If you are in crisis, please call our Emergency Line at 954-319-6715.

As a faith-based agency within the Jewish community JAFCO is proud to offer all of our services without discrimination against race, color, national origin and disability.