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.
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.
6425 Willow Springs Road, LaGrange, IL 60525
Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills (ACCEL)
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.
10251 N. 35th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85051
Bayhill High School
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.
1940 Virginia Street Berkeley, CA 94709
California Learning Connection
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.
2505 W Shaw Avenue, Building A Fresno, California 93711
Chicago ORT Technical Institute
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
5440 W. Fargo Ave, Skokie, IL 60077
Connecticut- St. Vincents Special Needs Services
95 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611
Dubuque Community Schools
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
2300 Chaney Road, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
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.
1951 W, 19th Street Chicago, IL 60608
Glenwood Country Day School
14785 Bushy Park Road, Woodbine, Md. 21797
HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy
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.
4400 Baltimore Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19104
Founded in 1982, Keshet provides educational, recreational and vocational programs for children and young adults with special needs.
600 Academy Dr., Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062
Lake County High Schools Technology Campus
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.
19525 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, Illinois 60030
Maximum Potential Kids
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.
5020 Mill Creek Ave Alpharetta, GA 30022
New Jersey- Bancroft Neurohealth
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.
1255 Caldwell Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
New Jersey- Matheny Medical and Educational Center
Matheny Medical and Educational Center is a special hospital and educational facility for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities.
65 Highland Ave Peapack, NJ 07977
New Jersey- Orchard
405 Linden Ave., Riverton, NJ 08077
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
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.
1880 Pruneridge Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Paul VI Catholic High School Options Program
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.
10675 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22030
Pennsylvania-Dr. Gertrude Barber National Institute
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.
100 Barber Place (136 East Ave) Erie, PA 16507
Special Education District of McHenry County
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.
1200 Claussen Drive, Woodstock, IL 60098
SPED Child and Teen Disability Workshops, Conferences and More
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
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.
464 South Hawkins Avenue, Suite 100 Akron, OH 44320
The Learning Resource Room
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.
Ventura, CA 93002
The Vanguard School
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.
1777 North Valley Road Malvern, PA 19355