Overcome Intellectual and Physical Disparities   

Where Disability becomes Ability

The Teddy Bears from Teddy Bear Care are excited to attend the 4th Annual Manatee County Agency Fair and Parent Workshops!

Teddy Bear Care

Finding out you are pregnant is an exciting time but when there's news of a disability often parents don't know who to turn to for advice.  The Teddy Bear Care program provides each family with a Teddy Bear who holds a complete list of services available to parents and their disabled child.  If you wish to receive a Teddy Bear Care package please contact us and we will deliver them to you.

Dr. Manatee's Toy Chest

Throughout the year we collect toys, books, art and other supplies for children who are hospitalized.  We deliver the toys to local hospitals and Easter Seals of Southwest Florida so they may distribute the toys to children in need of comfort during the year. We also provide books for the children and parents to read to their child while they're in the hospital.  Donations are always accepted.

A Little Love

A Little Love is inspired by Dr. Manatee's Toy Chest and  the work done by those in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, NICU.  The uncertainty a preemie faces can be stressful and may make an older sibling feel left out.  A Little Love strives to bridge the gap between the children by providing a gift from the baby in NICU to their older sibling.

We also provide books for parents to read to the babies as they fight to grow stronger.