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Welcome to IMPACT Tallahassee

When we first opened Progressive Pediatric, we focused on essential therapies (occupational, physical, and speech) for children and young adults. As the needs for our basic services have increased, so has the need for additional services. Today, we offer a comprehensive set of services including academic, social, job, and life-skills training tools for children and young adults from 6 weeks to 22 years of age, all individually tailored to best prepare each person for life on their own and their level of
independence.

Almost 15 years later, we’re gearing up to make an even bigger IMPACT on our community. We are changing our name to better describe who we are becoming and what we do – while still providing the best services available from our dedicated staff.
IMPACT Tallahassee means more than simply making a difference on our campus; we will be preparing our students and clients to become the best and most independent versions of themselves in our community. As this ultimately shapes the future of the Tallahassee community, we strive to be the most inclusive and adaptable community possible.

Our mission and vision of ensuring every child has the knowledge, training, and resources to succeed in a diverse, enriching, and connected environment remains at the forefront of all we do. Our therapy clinic, academy, and preschool continue to be the cornerstones of the IMPACT mission and the Community Center will become the focal point of “why” we do everything. This interactive setting will be a “real world” environment allowing our students and the community to practice the all-encompassing skills learned here at IMPACT with the goal of change and improved education for future generations.

We are now IMPACT Tallahassee – or more simply, IMPACT!

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Preschool

IMPACT Preschool was founded to meet your child’s every need. Providing an inclusive atmosphere and catching any developmental concerns early is of paramount importance. We utilize a team-based approach to programming and care. Children are immersed in daily adventures of hands-on learning experiences and opportunities that foster each child’s optimum participation and social, emotional, and developmental growth.

Academy

Impact Academy is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization incorporated in November 2009. Our school was founded on the premise that children with disabilities and their families need one main location that encompasses quality therapies and interventions, progressive and life-skills education, and behavioral services. The goal of IMPACT is to provide all services needed by children with disabilities and their families.

Community

Within the IMPACT Community, our goal is to create an environment where ALL individuals can learn within their individual life journey. In the IMPACT Community, individuals will obtain life skills training to be demonstrated and utilized throughout all walks of life. This training will increase the community’s knowledge, understanding, and empathy, and create a desire for change and education for future generations.

Therapy

IMPACT Therapy provides a child-centered therapy approach with children birth to 21 years of age. Our interdisciplinary approach allows children the opportunity to develop and enhance developmental skills through a play-based approach while working with their therapist in an inclusive and nurturing setting. As a team, the therapists collaborate with families, teachers, and fellow therapists to ensure that developing skills are carried over into their natural environments into a variety of settings.

The positive energy the staff brings to the center every day, helps you know your little one is being well taken care of. Everyone at the center have truly become a part of our family now and we will be forever grateful for each and every one of them. Everything is so great that now we are also looking forward to their after school program!
Caitlin Huard
I can’t say enough great things about The Summer Escape program! Trusting people when you have a child with special needs is often a scary thing. You want to make sure the people surrounding your little one are kind, caring, and able keep them safe. We are so lucky to have found this program and love all of the people who help run things.
Caitlin Huard
The most comforting aspect as a parent, is knowing that my son is in an environment where he can learn and is understood. I am very thankful for the school's mission to educate kids with learning differences and the teachers and administrators that make this happen every day.
Shacarra Sigler
We struggled with the school placement decision, because we wanted to find the right school that would be a good fit for our son. I am so glad that we chose IMPACT. [...] His teachers have been amazing, and we have seen progress in his ability to focus, independently complete classroom assignments, appropriately interact socially, and speech improvement. They have put the time and effort towards his individual needs, and we are reaping the rewards.
Shacarra Sigler
We struggled with the school placement decision, because we wanted to find the right school that would be a good fit for our son. I am so glad that we chose IMPACT; they are so helpful, caring, and understand my son’s specific needs. They have accommodated his needs on so many levels, which I believe would have been unmet at other schools.
Shacarra Sigler
The environment is inclusive, safe and our son looks forward to his sessions. We are very thankful for the summer camp programs. The VPK program was amazing for him as well.
Teresa Corbet
Our son has a rare genetic syndrome, delayed development and learning disabilities. We have been bringing him to IMPACT Tallahassee since he was 1-year-old and he will soon be 10. The staff in the office, the teachers, the aides are all amazing with the children; I'm very impressed with their professionalism and compassion. I personally recommend IMPACT to people on a regular basis.
Teresa Corbet
IMPACT Tallahassee and their staff have become such an important part of our lives over the last 9 years. We couldn't imagine not being there on a weekly basis.
Teresa Corbet