ISLAND DOLPHIN CARE THERAPY

Our Programs are so enjoyable that you will forget it’s therapy… Guaranteed.

By combining traditional therapy with in-water, animal-assisted therapy, we design programs just for you and your family’s needs. Our programs take place in the water with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and in our therapy rooms.


Read more about the therapy programs we offer, and reach out to learn more about how our program might work for you.

Every day will be life changing.

We will plan activities that address and coincide with your specific needs in an environment where therapy feels playful and full of fun.

The amount of time spent at IDC will be determined by the program created for you. Most families will be at the facility for two hours per day, and your time with us can be single or multiple days.

What we can help you with

Socialization

Communication

Assisted technology

Sensory integration  

Attention

Sibling relationships

Self esteem

Fine motor, gross motor, and organization skills 

Peer support

Guidance and resources

Suggestions for navigating everyday life 

Cost

IDC will always work to accommodate your financial situation

We will never ask what type of insurance you have.

In order to provide programs to as many individuals and families that want to attend as possible, we depend on our generous supporters and donors. We provide a sliding scale so that everyone contributes what they are able. Please inquire about the options available to you.

Our trained & licensed therapists help participants and their families living with developmental disabilities and a variety of health conditions. Our clients include veterans, children, adults, and families.

Our approach is positive and accepting – and the results occur simply because IT IS fun, in an environment satiated with kindness, joy, and stimulating or motivating activities with our dolphins, bringing purpose to their lives each day. 

IDC’s PROGRAM FOR AUTISM

Seeing the need for alternative approaches and a form of therapy that stimulates joyous enthusiasm while providing the potential for growth and development, we have built a program that addresses and supports the challenges faced by those with autism and their families.

We replace challenges with heartfelt hopefulness by helping with:

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Assisted technology solutions

Communication & sensory challenge

Helping to develop organizational skills

Support for the whole family 

Contact us, and let’s get your visit to IDC started. 

It begins here.

IDC’s PROGRAM FOR 

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Just like you, our founders found themselves navigating the world of having a child with special needs. The therapy program they created at IDC for everyone brings hope and a new outlook for the journey ahead.


The experience is refreshing and full of new ideas, tools for everyday use, and inspiration for the entire family. While feeling challenged, you will feel the warmth and loving support of the staff and other families like you on similar journeys.

We will work together and show you step by step how you can continue and experience even more success once back at home.

Contact us, and let’s get your visit to IDC started. It begins here.

IDC’s ASSISTED TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Assisted technologies are used to assist many individuals with disabilities. Technology solutions can range from very low-tech solutions to very high-tech solutions.

Because there are so many choices, navigating through the finding the right one for you or your child or family member can be a challenge. Our staff will introduce you to what’s available and what might work well for you. We will work hard helping you practice with the many devices we have on premises to find the one that is right for you!

Learn about solutions that can help with communication, movement, and motivation, including:

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Computer and memory games

Speech-, touch-, or eye-gaze-activated devices

Speech- and touch-activated computers

Eye-gaze technology 

Contact us, and let’s get your visit to IDC started. 

It begins here.

IDC’s 

VETERANS PROGRAM

22 veterans commit suicide each day.

That is why IDC is doing what we can to help. 

Our veteran program acknowledges the needs of veterans and their families. We provide the safety needed to assist you in your journey the heal from PTSD, injuries, wounded dreams, relationships, depression, anxiety, and stress.


Our program is designed especially with these considerations in mind, and, at IDC, we are dedicated to helping veterans, military personnel, their families, gold star parents, and children. It can begin with us…

We acknowledge, allow, and provide opportunities for you to:

  • Redefine disability to ability
  • Help get you back on the path and journey you deserve and desire 

A beginning to:

  • Reintegrate within the community
  • Solidify relationships with family
  • Have an enjoyable day
  • Come back home one step at a time
  • Find a reason to be
  • Experience that a good life is possible
  • Experience our dolphins 

Contact us, and let’s get your visit to IDC started. It begins here.

CUSTOMIZED PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES & INDIVIDUALS

We understand that there isn’t anyone way to approach therapy for those with special needs. We are happy to talk through and design the perfect experience for you and your family. We want anyone who needs help to learn from staff who have years of experience, compassion, and the skills you have needed and wanted to have a life-changing experience.

CUSTOMIZED GROUP PROGRAMS

Our Group Therapy programs are designed for groups of families or organizations that include children or adults who have special needs or illnesses.

Available activities:

Dolphin swim and therapeutic activity

Therapeutic play from the dock

Therapeutic activity session

Visit the touch tank

Enjoy a picnic lunch 

Benefits

Educational

Increase self-esteem

Fun community outing

Peer support

Family bonding 

Past groups and organizations:

  • Pediatric patient camps from the hemophilia, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and The American Cancer & Heart Associations
  • Patients from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and The Miami Cancer Institute
  • Special School groups, ESE classes, and clubs 

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Support our dolphin family and our programs by making a donation. 

You can make a real positive impact just by leaving us a review.


Hours of Operation

Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM

Sat-Sun 10AM-4PM