A girlfriend of mine introduced me to an organization called Quest. It is not Quest Diagnostics, but rather a non-profit organization headquartered in Orlando.
Many organizations help children with special needs but it seems not quite as many help adults with special needs. One question we have is what will happen to Finn after we are gone if he cannot live on his own? It used to be that adults with special needs would be placed in institutions. Quest offers homes as in real homes for just about any degree of disability.
Quest inspires and empowers Central Floridians with disabilities by offering choices and opportunities to learn, live, work and play. Through Quest’s comprehensive family of services, children and adults imagine and achieve their full capabilities.
In addition, Quest assists in job training and placement.
Quest also has two schools - one in Tampa (Hillsborough County) and one in Orlando.
FACE - the Florida Autism Center of Excellence is a Charter school and it is free. You must provide the transportation. For more information on FACE please check out its website at http://www.faceprogram.org/
To learn more about Quest or to donate please go to http://www.questinc.org/