KIND stands for Kids In Need Developmentally. It is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit educational organization assisting parents, teachers and professionals to help developmentally delayed and learning disabled children.

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Mission Statement

KIND's Mission is to assist developmentally delayed, learning disabled children and their families by focusing on intervention of learning disabilities through education. Therefore enabling these children to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient adults.


The KIND Foundation's goal is to give learning disabled children the opportunity to become successful adults and reach their full potential.

Can We Help You?

We offer educational services to children who have an average to above average IQ with learning disabilities.


Supporting Kids and their Families since 1987


KIND is offering a limited time only special of $50 per session for new students down from our usual rate of $70 during the Summer. If your child needs extra help with their Summer books, reading, homework or just wants to get a jump start on the upcoming school year, KIND will help. Call Executive Director Tim Sheridan at (561) 625-6545 or e-mail him at to schedule a session. This limited offer is valid for new students only. Current students attending KIND are not eligible. Good through 8/31/13.


KIND's History

In 1987, the challenges of dealing with a young student with learning disabilities many times went unaddressed in schools and even at home. Teachers and parents did not know how to deal with their son or daughter who learns differently. Barbara and Paul Sheridan realized these challenges. They founded the KIND Foundation that year in San Diego to address these challenges facing educators, students and parents by informing them about how to deal with these children who learn differently. KIND did this by focusing on pediatric neurological research.

In 1992, the Foundation moved to Palm Beach County, Florida. Unfortunately at that time, there was a lack of support and resources for parents of children with learning disabilities in the county. KIND decided to establish a resource center for parents to help them with finding educational programs for their developmentally delayed and learning disabled children.

The Foundation continued on this course until 2004 when CAL’s Place was started. CAL stands for Children Are Learning. It is a non-profit learning center apart of KIND that focuses on providing children especially dyslexics with the specialized reading instruction they need in order to learn to read. Once they learn to read, they have a much better chance to succeed in school and in life. To learn more about CAL's Place, click here. The learning center is a major focal point of KIND to this day.

KIND continues to provide a resource center filled with books and videos to better help parents and siblings understand why they struggle and how to help. The Foundation also has parent support groups, seminars and information sessions to help caretakers address the needs of learning disabled children.

Here are the different learning disabilities KIND helps with:

  • Dyslexia
  • High-Functioning Autism 
  • Attention deficit disorder