Directory List

Welcome to Your Special Needs Directory List

When you’re caring for a family member with special needs, having extra help is always appreciated. Here you’ll find an abundance of useful resources to help you in every aspect of the care and development of your loved one.

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  • Acacia Academy

    http://www.acaciaacademy.com/
    Acacia Academy LaGrange Highlands, IL, ISBE and North Central Association Colleges and Schools/AdvancED approved. Private therapeutic day school for those with learning disabilities, autism and intellectually challenged students who benefit from a personalized program designed to meet individual needs. Transition services and work study programs are available. Natural habitat and 3-acre school nature center located on campus.

  • Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills (ACCEL)

    http://www.accel.org/
    Our mission is to provide exceptional educational, therapeutic, and vocational programs to individuals with special needs, to give them the necessary skills to learn, to work, and to live successfully with dignity and independence.

  • Bayhill High School

    http://www.bayhillhs.org/
    Bayhill High School is a comprehensive high school located in Oakland, CA. We serve students 9 – 12 with average to above average intelligence and learning differences. With an average class size of 9 students, all Bayhill students benefit from individualized attention to their unique learning needs. All core teachers hold Special Education credentials and are able to present materials so that all students can access the content. Additionally, Bayhill offers on-site therapists available to support students in individual and group sessions. Some remediation is also available for students who are reading and/or writing below grade level as a result of their learning differences.

  • California Learning Connection

    http://clconnect.com/
    The California Learning Connection is a Multidisciplinary private practice founded in 2005 in Fresno in the heart of Central California. We offer a friendly and relaxed, family environment and are located in a beautiful and fully equipped facility. Services include specialized teaching and tutoring for dyslexia and other learning disabilities using research based interventions that have proven results. The California Learning Connection also houses speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and counselors to serve our clients. Our clients are primarily school age or younger; however there are also opportunities to work with adults in a variety of settings. We are early intervention providers for the Regional Center, serve local charter schools and provide assessments for the Department of Social Services.

  • Chicago ORT Technical Institute

    http://www.ortchicagotech.edu/
    Our mission is providing quality, affordable, hands-on technical, business and medical training and English as a Second Language – ESL training. Our supportive faculty is made up of proven professionals in their fields. Our career oriented training courses open doors to entry level positions and professional growth opportunities. The following are our current offerings: • Accounting • Computer Support & Networking Technology • Graphic Design & Web Design • Medical Assistant • Medical Office Assistant • Pharmacy Technician

  • Connecticut- St. Vincents Special Needs Services

    http://www.stvincentsspecialneeds.org/
    Providing education, therapeutic and residential services for children 0-21 with medical/developmental needs.

  • Dubuque Community Schools

    http://www.dbqschools.org/
    Transitional assistance for families to prepare youth for adult life success. Services can include: research, referral and application processes for adult services, accessing colleges, career assessments, and general transition information

  • El Valor

    https://www.elvalor.org//
    El Valor is a non-profit community-based organization founded in 1973. El Valor is the first bilingual, bicultural rehabilitation center in Illinois. Their strategic goals are: to be the best in the nation in early childhood care in the Hispanic community; to become the premier organization developing leadership for the Hispanic community; and to be an international model for inclusion of people with disabilities in the Hispanic community.

  • Glenwood Country Day School

    http://www.glenwoodcountrydayschool.com/
    Small private school for children ages 2 to 13 who have a learning difference.

  • HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy

    http://hmsschool.org/
    HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy is a day and residential school for students up to age 21 who have severe, multiple disabilities usually resulting from cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or other neurological impairment. Our programs include special education, physical, occupational, speech/language, music, dance and recreational therapy, along with adaptive art. Emphasis on assistive technology. Support services include 24-hour nursing, social work, nutrition therapy and medical supervision. PA Approved Private School.

  • Keshet

    https://keshet.org/
    Founded in 1982, Keshet provides educational, recreational and vocational programs for children and young adults with special needs.

  • Lake County High Schools Technology Campus

    http://www.techcampus.org/
    The Lake County High Schools Technology Campus is regarded as one of the best vocational training facilities in the Midwest with a highly qualified staff dedicated to excellence in career technical education. With twenty participating high schools throughout Lake and McHenry Counties representing over 1800 high school students, we have the largest vocational secondary educational system in the State of Illinois.

  • Maximum Potential Kids

    http://www.maximumpotentialkids.com/
    Maximum Potential has developed a video based autism training and curriculum platform that enables early intervention agencies or schools train their staff that works with children with autism. The program provides 5.5 hours of training that teachers staff best practices when working with students with ASD. The platform also contains 500+ fully customizable lesson plans that are compatible with the ABLLS-R.

  • New Jersey- Bancroft Neurohealth

    http://www.bancroft.org/
    Bancroft offers a wide range of state-of-the-art services to children and adults with autism, developmental disabilities, brain injuries and other neurological impairments. Services include educational, vocational, residential, rehabilitation and therapeutic interventions based on the individual needs of each person the organization serves.

  • New Jersey- Matheny Medical and Educational Center

    http://www.matheny.org/
    Matheny Medical and Educational Center is a special hospital and educational facility for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities.

  • New Jersey- Orchard

    http://www.orchardfriends.org/
    A school dedicated to the education of children with language based learning disabilities.

  • Orchard Academy

    http://www.orchardacademy.org/
    High school students in special education confront significant barriers as they seek to make the transition from school to work, post-secondary training, and living with a desired level of independence. Orchard Academy provides a scaffolding to overcome those challenges.

  • Pacific Autism Center for Education

    http://pacificautism.org/
    Our mission at PACE is to provide high quality programs for kids and adults with Autism/developmental disabilities, so they may experience the satisfaction and fulfillment that come from learning, self care, self expression, productive work, and interpersonal and community experiences. PACE programs include PACE School, Early Intervention, Adult Day, and Residential.

  • Paul VI Catholic High School Options Program

    http://www.paulvi.net/
    Options provides a quality modified inclusive education in a Catholic Christian environment for high school age students with intellectual disabilities. PVI Options nurtures the maturation of inquisitive, creative, confident and motivated students. The goal is to maximize students’ potential while enabling their independence.

  • Pennsylvania-Dr. Gertrude Barber National Institute

    http://www.barberinstitute.org/
    This program is for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families, we provide more than just a wide range of quality programming and services. We provide oppertunity.

  • Special Education District of McHenry County

    http://www.sedom.org/education/district/district.php?sectionid=1
    Vision: Effecting a positive difference in the lives of people with special needs to help them become healthy, fulfilled, and productive members of their community. Mission: We are dedicated to helping our children and young adults (ages 3-21) develop their individual potential by providing specialized educational services, programs and facilities in partnership with school districts.

  • SPED Child and Teen Disability Workshops, Conferences and More

    http://www.spedchildmass.com/
    Parent and educator workshops, conferences, seminars, assistive technology fairs, accessible recreation, special-needs camps and camp fairs. For physical, cognitive and neurological disabilities, including Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Hearing and Visual Impairments, Physical Challenges.

  • Summit Academy Schools. Community Schools for Alternative Learners

    https://summitacademies.org/
    28 schools (including a Therapeutic Martial Arts Program and much more) specifically designed for students with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, PDD-NOS and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities.

  • The Learning Resource Room

    http://www.thelearningresourceroom.com/
    Reading and Literacy: assessment, instruction, and intervention, are my areas of specialty. My teaching employs multi-sensory, Orton Gillingham based methods proven to be effective in the instruction of students diagnosed as dyslexic. All ages are served. Web based instruction is available.

  • The Vanguard School

    http://www.vfes.net/vanguard
    The Vanguard School provides comprehensive special education services with a unique focus on the individual child and his or her readiness for life. The Vanguard School has been an innovator in offering an integrated academic, social and life skills approach within a supportive environment where the ultimate goal is to have each student become an independent, functional, and happy member of society. Vanguard’s innovative K-12 and post-secondary education is a hallmark of the school’s “Learning-for-Life” philosophy, and has resulted in measurable success for graduates. The Vanguard School is a nonprofit, state-licensed, academic day school that is one of 34 Pennsylvania Approved Private Schools for Special Education, selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.