About Us


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Give and Go
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  • Jax Kids - Jacksonville Children's Commission
  • City of Jacksonville
  • United Way of Northeast Florida

Our Mission

"The mission of New Heights of Northeast Florida is to enrich the lives of persons with disabilities and their families and empower their independence and lifelong growth through quality services”.

Our Services

New Heights strives to educate, advocate on behalf of, and assist all individuals with developmental disabilities.

New Heights of Northeast Florida has been providing services to children, infants and adults with all disabilities for nearly 60 years in the five county area of Duval, St. John’s, Clay, Nassau, and Baker.

In addition to cerebral palsy we serve individuals with all types of disabilities including mental retardation, autism, developmental delays, down syndrome, spina bifida, conditions due to low birth weight or prematurity, seizures, brain injury or other developmental disabilities. In fact, approximately 80% of our clients have a disability other than cerebral palsy.

The programs at New Heights of Northeast Florida are designed to meet the special needs of each individual and family served, with a common goal: to enable people with disabilities to reach their greatest potential and achieve productive lives as fully participating members of their family and the community. We hope to enhance integration into society and into the workforce whether or not the individuals is able to live independently.

Our History: Nearly 60 years

After nearly 60 years only the name has changed. In June 2008 we changed our name to New Heights of Northeast Florida from Cerebral Palsy of Northeast Florida, Inc. to better reflect the persons we serve and the programs we provide.

New Heights of Northeast Florida was incorporated in June 1953 by a group of local businessmen, interested physicians, and a group of parents of children and adults with cerebral palsy. The initial program involved an occupational therapist, a teacher, and seven clients with multiple handicaps. Today New Heights of Northeast Florida occupies a 12,000 sq. foot building near downtown, is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and employs over thirty plus professionals, para- professionals and support staff who provide services to hundreds of infants, children and adults throughout the Northeast Florida area.

Before 1982, programs were provided at locations scattered throughout a large area. That year, the Board decided to purchase a building to house all the staff and provide space where they could provide services and conduct all the programs.

Since 1982 we have been the only agency within the community that provides comprehensive services to those with multiple disabilities. Our mission is to assist in meeting the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, to support their families and provide opportunity for life-long growth and development. We provide to children and adults, the appropriate therapy and academic training along with advocacy to help prepare them for future independence.