Variety of Florida has a history of giving funds to developmental centers like the Howard Phillips Center to help children with disabilities, developmental delays and mobile impairments. Variety of Florida recently awarded the Developmental Center at the HPC $50,000 to redesign and renovate the center to make it more sensory friendly and better meet the needs of families. This renovation includes making the center larger and more therapeutic, comfortable and durable, updating the flooring, lighting and furniture and using more soothing atmosphere colors. In recent years Variety of Florida has given the Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families more that $180,000.
The Developmental Center for Infants and Children at the HPC, work with children to identify positive solutions to help manage physical, emotional, intellectual, social and sensory challenges. The services include a developmental pediatrician, audiologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, service coordinators and psychologists.