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 Florida Scholarship Program for students

The Gardiner Scholarship Florida Scholarship Program for students

ABA Information Behavior Analyst Certification Board Basic information about Applied Behavior Analysis

Additional Resources Special Needs Resource Directory for Florida Services Great resources for parents (Buddy Break, Make M’ Smile) Special Needs Magazine – great information for parents Autism Society of Greater Orlando Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida First Baptist Church of Orlando – Special Friends Ministry

Members Of Learning Disabilities Association of America McKay Coalition


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


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