The Hope Conference

Where help is found for parents and educators.

Save the date, on Saturday, February 24, 2018, The First Hope is hosting the annual Hope Conference at First Baptist Orlando. The Hope Conference is a time for parents, educators, and community members to gain information and resources for special needs children. We’ve booked Keynote Speaker Chris Ulmer with Special Books by Special Kids.

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The First Hope Resources

Access The First Academy Map showing The First Hope, download the First Hope Back to School Packet, (PDF) or scroll through it below.

McKay Scholarship Information

floridaschoolchoice.org Florida Scholarship Program for students

The Gardiner Scholarship

stepupforstudents.org Florida Scholarship Program for students

ABA Information

bacb.com Behavior Analyst Certification Board
behaviorbabe.com Basic information about Applied Behavior Analysis

Additional Resources

brightfeats.com Special Needs Resource Directory for Florida Services
nathanielshope.org Great resources for parents (Buddy Break, Make M’ Smile)
floridacrossroadsonline.com Special Needs Magazine – great information for parents
asgo.org Autism Society of Greater Orlando
dsacf.org Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida
firstorlando.com First Baptist Church of Orlando – Special Friends Ministry

Members Of

ldanatl.org Learning Disabilities Association of America
mckaycoalition.com McKay Coalition

 

Download the First Hope Code of Ethics and Principles.
Download the Policy For Classroom & Therapy Observations.

 

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  • Facts at a Glance

    • 21,102

      Volunteer hours given by the Upper School Students last year.
    • 1,460

      Alumni since 1986.
  • The First Academy is Accredited by:

    • Florida Council of Independent Schools
    • Florida Kindergarten Council
    • Southern Association of Independent Schools
    • AdvancEd Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
    • Council on Educational Standards & Accountability
    • Association of Christian Schools International