A.F.I.R.E. of Pasco County, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization overseeing a day training program for developmentally disabled adults. We serve individuals in the West Pasco County area who are over the age of 22 and who are no longer eligible for the public school system.

We offer a well-rounded program of some basic academics, one-on-one computer instruction, training in daily living skills and recreation and social opportunities with a focus on promoting independence in order to function in the community. We meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. year round. Our van service enables us to provide door-to-door transportation as well as monthly trips to such places as Ruth Eckerd Hall, Show Palace, Hollywood 18 Theater, MOSI Museum, Lowry Park Zoo, the beach, library, grocery stores, the mall and local restaurants. On Thursday afternoons, those who wish to participate, are taken to a local bowling alley where they bowl with many of their friends.

Throughout the month, trips are planned with a small group for community based instruction. Some of these trips are to the grocery store, the mall, library, restaurants and nursing homes for hands-on learning and volunteering opportunities. Many of our individuals have benefited by this more one-on-one instruction, whereby they have gained a sense of confidence and self-esteem. Please click here for a history of A.F.I.R.E. of Pasco County, Inc.