2008:

OCA begins as a group of volunteers dedicated to training and coaching special needs athletes in the Orange County, Florida area for participation in Special Olympics.

Our Special Olympics Coaches partner with Orange County Special Olympics to present Camp Shriver, a sports-themed summer day camp for Central Florida children with intellectual disabilities.

 

2009:
OCA grows as a robust and driven group of parents, future staff, administrators, all volunteers united around a common mission and vision.

The OCA Board of Directors forms, creates a strong business plan and applies for non-profit status.

OCA officially becomes a 501c3 tax exempt non-profit organization.

We again partner with Orange County Special Olympics to offer a Day Camp. OCA successfully inaugurates a separate day camp. Two week-long sessions are held.

OCA holds their first-ever fundraiser, a Community Yard Sale, raising more than $3,000!


Our first Saturday Events begin, offering opportunities to engage special needs children with their typical peers: A Back-to-School Social/Dance, a Sports/Recreational Day, a Holiday Dance, and a Parent’s Day Out Event.

 

2010:

Our Special Olympics program continues to grow.

 

Saturday Events include a Lunch/Bowling outing, a Sports/Recreation Day, and a Spring Fling Dance.

 

During the summer, OCA offers 5 weeks of Summer Day Camp.

 

2011: 
OCA's Board of Directors hires Silvia Haas to be Executive Director

Our After-School Program, AVT (Adult Vocational Training) Program, Therapy Program and School Break Camps begin.

 

Summer Day Camp, Saturday Events and Special Olympics Training continue.

 

2012:

Summer Pee Wee Camp launches, After-School Program & Summer Camp offered in two locations.

 

Summer Day Camp, Saturday Events and Special Olympics Training continue.


2013:

OCA changes our name from OCA: Orange County Athletics to OCA: Opportunity, Community, Ability

Summer Day Camp offered in 3 locations

Our administrative team expands to including a Program Director and Marketing Coordinator


2014:

Saturday Events continue to grow and name changes to Social Skills Events

Our Special Olympics Unified Soccer Team places 2nd in the USA National Games and OCA's Special Olympics Training program is declared the nation's leader in Unified Sports.

OCA hosts our largest fundraisers ever- The 1st Annual OCA Bowl-a-thon raises over $50,000!!


2015:

OCA's ABA Therapy department continues to grow and we added an Early Intervention program servicing kids as young as 18 months.

Our AVT (Adult Vocational Training) program continues to grow and OCA opens another AVT program in Windermere known as AVT- West

OCA offers 10 weeks of Summer Day Camp in 3 greater Orlando locations.  Performs Theater Week play at Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

 

What’s Next?

We continue to work towards our vision- The OCA Village

 
OCA Main Campus: (pass St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, take gravel drive to portables)
4917 Eli Street Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 808-7837


The Annex ( Therapy): 5125 Adanson Street Ste 750 Orlando, FL 32804
(407)-408-7402

The Exchange (Store): 5125 Adanson Street Ste 750 Orlando,FL 32804
 ( 407)-960-7782

Info@GoOCA.org  •  Fax (407) 630-8805

Our Belief:
It is OCA's goal that every participant will have an
Opportunity, in or out of the Community, to maximize their Ability.

 

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4917 Eli St.
Orlando, FL 32804
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:30pm


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