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.

  • Academic Associates Reading Center

    http://wowicanread.com/
    I am a reading specialist and I use the Academic Associates Phonics program to teach children how to read. The program will teach your child how to decode words by mastering all the sounds (44 sounds) and rules, blend sounds to pronounce words and read standardized material proficiently and fluently while mastering comprehension. The program does not use sight words, objects or pictures. You will see your child blossom into an excellent reader because they will master all the sounds and rules and become more confident in their reading skills. You will see an improvement. I’ve worked with other children that have improved two grade levels by completing the program. I provide free reading assessments and will walk you through the program. There are no contracts to sign and you can pay as you go.

  • Academic Associates Reading Clinic

    http://everychildcanread.com/
    One-on-one reading instruction for students at any stage of reading ability. Our course is the most effective for teaching all students to read, especially those with learning disabilities. We offer a free reading assessment and consultation.

  • Academic Language Therapy Association

    http://www.altaread.org/
    I am a certified academic language therapist. Academic Language Therapy is an educational, structured, comprehensive, phonetic, multisensory approach for the remediation of dyslexia and/or written-language disorders.

  • ACES/ACCESS Inclusion Program

    http://www.aces.org/
    Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) exists to improve public education through high quality, cost effective programs and services. We are the Regional Educational Service Center (RESC) for the twenty-five school districts in south central Connecticut. Over 40 states operate Educational Service Agencies because of the financial benefits that are obtained through regional collaboration.

  • ACT Assessment Test Preparation Reference Maunal

    http://www.act.org/
    This reference manual was developed as a resource for high school teachers and counsers in assisting students with test preperation.

  • Ada S McKinley Vocational Services

    http://www.adasmckinley.org/
    In fulfilling its mission, the Agency continues expansion of service to thousands annually through child care, education/college preparation and placement, mental health, foster care and adoption, vocational training/job development and placement, residential living arrangements, and other services by serving the community through an increasingly effective network of social services.

  • Advocacy Project

    http://www.uslawyerslocal.com/spedlawcentercom-firm.html
    No attorney’s fees charged to parents for Due Process hearings or consultation.

  • Advocates for Kids

    http://www.special-education-answers.com/
    Our advocates serve children all over the United States. We attend IEPs in person, via phone, or via Skype video. We also represent clients in Due Process Hearings. Learn more on our website.

  • Alabama Civitan International Research Center

    http://www.uab.edu/medicine/circ/
    The Civitan International Research Center (CIRC) is an interdisciplinary center focusing on the development of the mind-brain through our unique mission of service, education and research. The CIRC was founded in 1989 on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with the support of Civitan International – a volunteer service organization.

  • Alabama’s Special Education Services

    http://www.alsde.edu/sec/ses/Pages/home.aspx
    Special Education Services provides technical assistance to all education agencies serving Alabama’s gifted children as well as children with disabilities. SES is also responsible for ensuring that education agencies providing services are in compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations and for processing all complaints and requests for due process hearings and mediation regarding special education issues.

  • Alaska’s/DHSS Office of Children’s Services

    http://dhss.alaska.gov/ocs/Pages/InfantLearning/default.aspx
    We are one of Alaskas leading resources on the first three years of life. Our aim is to strengthen and support families to promote the healthy development of infants and toddlers with special needs.

  • Alexander Leigh Center for Autism

    http://www.alcacenter.com/
    The Alexander Leigh Center for Autism is a developmental learning center and therapeutic day school for children with autistic spectrum disorders. It is our mission to provide an environment where children on the autistic spectrum can develop their potential academically, emotionally, socially, communicatively, physically and gain functional Independence, using current best practice, research based, peer reviewed interventions that are selected for each child based on their individual needs.

  • Alexsander Academy

    http://www.alexsanderacademy.org/
    Alexsander Academy provides academic tutoring as well as consultative services to families, professionals and schools wishing to support their students or clients that have specialized learning needs. Alexsander Academy is a small, fully accredited, non-profit school for students with learning differences. Alexsander Academy provides an academically rigorous program that focuses on the student as an individual learner. The goal with ALL students is to give them the skills and self confidence they need to move on to larger and more traditional academic settings.

  • Alexsander Academy

    http://www.alexsanderacademy.org/
    Alexsander Academy provides academic tutoring as well as consultative services to families, professionals and schools wishing to support their students or clients that have specialized learning needs. Alexsander Academy is a small, fully accredited, non-profit school for students with learning differences. Alexsander Academy provides an academically rigorous program that focuses on the student as an individual learner. The goal with ALL students is to give them the skills and self confidence they need to move on to larger and more traditional academic settings.

  • Allergy Words Consulting, LLC

    http://www.allergywords.com/
    Certified Food Allergy Safety Educator Consultant.

  • Andrea Alvarez, LLC

    http://www.andrea-alvarez.com/
    Andrea Alvarez works with students k-12 in a one to one setting to help improve study skills, academic skills, organizations skills etc.

  • Applied Learning Processes

    http://www.appliedlearningprocesses.com/
    Applied Learning Processes is a learning center providing research-based diagnosis and treatment for learning difficulties experienced by children, adolescents and adults. Our methods are effective for those whose problems have not responded to other methods because they stimulate the basic sensory-processing deficits that underlie language disorders. Our methods are systematic, explicit, and multi-sensory and fall under the umbrella of Orton-Gillingham techniques as defined by the International Dyslexia Association. We have been successfully implementing Lindamood-Bell® concepts and techniques in the Kansas City area since 1989.

  • Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES)

    http://www.aces.org/
    Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) is the Regional Educational Service Center for the twenty-five school districts in south central Connecticut. We exist to improve public education through high quality, cost effective programs and services. Over 40 states operate Educational Service Agencies because of the financial benefits that are obtained through regional collaboration.

  • 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.

  • Arizona Department of Education

    http://www.azed.gov/early-childhood/preschool/
    To provide leadership and support to schools, organizations, educators, families and communities in implementing programs that assist all children from birth through age 8 to become successful lifelong learners.

  • Arizona Early Intervention Program

    https://www.azdes.gov/
    The Department of Economic Security (DES) was established by the State Legislature in July 1972 by combining the Employment Security Commission, the State Department of Public Welfare, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the State Office of Economic Opportunity, the Apprenticeship Council and the State Office of Manpower Planning. The State Department of Mental Retardation joined the Department in 1974. The purpose in creating the Department was to provide an integration of direct services to people in such a way as to reduce duplication of administrative efforts, services and expenditures.

  • Arizona Institue for Human Development

    http://nau.edu/sbs/ihd/
    The Institute values and supports the independence, productivity and inclusion of Arizona’s citizens with disabilities. Based on the values and beliefs, the Institute conducts training, research and services that further these goals. For additional information about our programs, projects, staff, and other information please check out more of our home page.

  • Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration

    https://www.azdes.gov/
    The Department of Economic Security (DES) was established by the State Legislature in July 1972 by combining the Employment Security Commission, the State Department of Public Welfare, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the State Office of Economic Opportunity, the Apprenticeship Council and the State Office of Manpower Planning. The State Department of Mental Retardation joined the Department in 1974. The purpose in creating the Department was to provide an integration of direct services to people in such a way as to reduce duplication of administrative efforts, services and expenditures.

  • Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services

    http://humanservices.arkansas.gov/ddds/Pages/default.aspx
    The program helps locate, coordinate, and fund an array of 16 services to assist the child in developing to his or her fullest potential. The program also provides supportive services to families to assist them in understanding their child’s developmental abilities and helping to assist their child in developing.

  • Arkansas Partners for Inclusive Communities, University Center

    http://uofapartners.uark.edu/
    Formerly known as the University Affiliated Program, we are Arkansas’ University Center on Disabilities. Partners is a program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and receives federal funding from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities and other agencies to conduct research and provide education, training, technical assistance, information, and services to people with disabilities, their families, students and professionals involved with disability related programs. Partners’ activities are constantly evolving to reflect the priorities of individuals with disabilities.

  • Arkansas Special Education-State Department of Education

    https://arksped.k12.ar.us/index.html
    Welcome to the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education website. Our website has been designed to offer straightforward access to useful special education information for parents, teachers, school administrators, and members of the public.

  • ASSETS School

    http://assets-school.net/
    Assets Scholl is an independent school for gifted and/or dyslexic children which provides an individualized, intergrated learning environment. Assetd environment empowers these children to maximise their potiential and to find their plces as lifelong learners in school and society.

  • Associated Advocacy Center-Visions for the Future, Inc.

    http://www.aacvisions.org/
    We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides education and court advocacy for children with special needs and or learning challenges; programs for students who have been isolated, ostracized and bullied by their peers or the education system; trainings for parents/guardians, students, school personnel & student body’s, court personnel, and organizations; community organizing specific to the disparaging treatment of children with special needs and/or children of color for both students and the community. Our services are culturally and linguistically sensitive at a sliding scale fee for students who are eligible for a free or reduced lunch under the federal lunch program. We also offer virtual advocacy and advocate training. Offices in Cape Cod and Boston.

  • Atlanta Child Therapy, Inc.

    http://atlantachildtherapy.org/
    Atlanta Child Therapy, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3), charity based organization formed for the relief of children with disabilities and disorders. The “ACT House” provides therapeutic and educational services to children and adolescents. Our clients include individuals diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Learning and Behavior Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorder, PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, Trichotillomania, Speech Disorders, and Sensory Regulation Disorder.

  • Attorneys for Children

    http://www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/ad2/AttorneyforChildHome.shtml
    Attorneys for Children represents children with special needs and advocates on their behalf for special education services. Attorneys for Children provides legal representation of children in connection with special education needs, pediatric personal injury and malpractice, guardianship, and custody issues.

  • Autism Behavior Intervention

    http://www.teamabi.com/
    Autism Behavior Intervention, Inc. (ABI) provides superior quality, individualized, ABA based consultation and direct one to one therapy to children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and PDD, ages 12 months to 8 years living locally in the Los Angeles area. Autism Behavior Intervention’s mission is to provide a highly personalized, superior quality, scientifically proven treatment based on the principles of applied behavior analysis that meets the unique needs of each child. We believe that by working collaboratively with families, school districts, regional centers, & other professionals, and by committing ourselves to comprehensive, ongoing, staff training and development, they can maximize each child’s potential.

  • Autism Links

    http://autismlinksforlife.com/
    1:1 or small group sessions focusing on language, academics, social skills and managing behaviors. All sessions are based on individual goals for each child.

  • AVKO Educational Research Foundation

    http://avko.org/
    AVKO provides free daily tutoring and free training of parents to be tutors. AVKO’s website provides free materials and information. Membership in AVKO provides over $500.00 worth of free educational materials as e-book downloads from the website.

  • B.E.S.T. Services, Inc.

    http://bestautismservices.com/
    In-home as well as school based intensive applied behavior analysis (ABA) services. Additional services include classroom consultation, program supervision, and parent training. ABA is the primary modality throughout the program.

  • 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.

  • Beyond Limits

    http://www.beyondlimitscollege.com/
    Beyond Limits, a collaborative partnership venture based at Bethany Global University, offers a two-year, residential post-secondary Christian campus experience and Beyond Limits life skills certificate for qualified young adults with developmental disabilities. The program includes a customized selection of audited Bethany classes, independent living skills courses, and on-campus job placement and coaching to gain work skills in Bethany’s student work/study program.

  • Beyond Play

    http://www.beyondplay.com/
    Beyond Play specializes in products for young children with special needs. We carry a thoughtful selection of fun and educational products in all areas of child development, and in particular products for early intervention. Our catalog and website are intended for professionals of all disciplines as well as for parents and caregivers.

  • Bi-County Services

    http://www.bi-countyservices.com/
    Bi-County Services provides a variety of activities and programs designed to assist persons with disabilities to increase skills needed to communicate more effectively and to use their environment to its fullest potential. Services provided to each person are based on individual need and are designed to increase skills toward independence.

  • Birth to Three Developmental Center

    http://www.birthtothree.org/
    The mission of the Birth to Three Developmental Center is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive early intervention services for infants, toddlers and their families, promoting development of skills to last a lifetime.

  • Blind Babies Foundation

    http://www.blindbabies.typepad.com/
    When an infant or preschooler is identified as blind or visually impaired, Blind Babies Foundation provides family-centered services to support the child’s optimal development and access to the world.

  • Brain Balance Achievement Center

    http://www.brainbalancecenters.com/
    We work with children that have emotional, social, academic, and sensory issues like ADD/ADHD, Learning Disorders, Dyslexia, Autism, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS, Tourette’s, and other related disorders. When a child first comes to see us, we assess them on over 1,200 different point from a sensory, motor, academic, and nutritional perspective. This test can take from 4-8 hours. We then use this as our baseline to customize a multi-modal approach to working with that child. We are non-medical but work with children on or off medicine. We have almost 40 centers around the country.

  • Brain Trainers (The)

    http://www.thebraintrainers.net/
    The Brain Trainers is owned and operated by Tara Jenner, mother of a child with a prior history of auditory processing problems, sensory issues, and “diagnoses” of ADD and dyslexia. The Brain Trainers believe that dyslexia, ADD and ADHD (to name a few) are not diagnoses, but rather symptoms of other underlying learning problems. Identification of the underlying learning challenge allows those skills to be worked on to improve the brain’s ability to process the data. The programs used by The Brain Trainers promote the ‘rewiring ’of the brain using the science of neural plasticity helping individuals to improve or eliminate these symptoms. The skills addressed include: processing speed, visual processing, short term and long term memory (visual and auditory), auditory analysis, focus and attention, rapid naming/rapid recognition and organization and planning to name a few. Fine motor, gross motor, verbal output, socialization and sensory processing issues are also addressed. Imagine trying to upload a Windows 7 program into a Windows 95 system. It doesn’t work. Children with learning challenges are facing a similar predicament. You have two choices: down grade the data the child is presented using modifications and accommodations OR upgrade their brain. Once a brain is wired correctly, the data is easy to upload! The Brain Trainers have online programs, in house training, distance training via internet video conferencing, screening tests for identification of skill deficits, and consultation services.

  • C-CAD Center of United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Dallas

    http://www.abilityconnectiontexas.org/
    What do we do? United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is one of the nation’s leading organizations serving and advocating for more than 54 million Americans with disabilities. Many UCP consumers are people with disabilities other than cerebral palsy. Here in north Texas UCP offers services to individuals, families and communities, such as early childhood development and education, community living assistance and support services (CLASS), home and community support (HCS), consumer direct services (CDS), group homes, adult Impact program, and removing limits through technology with our assistive technology programs. Additionally, UCP of North Texas provides OT, PT, and speech therapy along with a vast array of adaptive equipment available through our equipment loan program.

  • California Childrens Hospital, Los Angeles

    http://www.chla.org/
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care to more than 107,000 children each year in a setting designed just for their needs. Our history began in 1901 in a small house on the corner of Alpine and Castelar Streets (now Hill St. in Chinatown) and continues today with an urban campus that is home to medical experts who have developed more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services to meet the needs of our patients.

  • 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.

  • California- Early Start Children and Family Services Branch

    http://www.dds.ca.gov/earlystart/
    Families whose infants or toddlers have or are at risk for developmental delay or disability can receive an “Early Start” in the State of California. Teams of service coordinators, healthcare providers, early intervention specialists, therapists, and parent resource specialists can evaluate and assess an infant or toddler and provide appropriate early intervention services to children eligible for California’s Early Intervention system of services.

  • Career Skills Institute Program/Harper College

    http://harpercollege.edu/
    Career Skills Institute is for students with mild cognitvie disabilities. Students will gain an educational experience which seeks to assess and strengthen basic academic and employability skills. It is a cohort program which stays together for two years.

  • Carey Services

    http://www.careyservices.com/
    Carey Services is a community-based organization which receives strong support from a broad cross-section of consumers, families, businesses and charitable interests. Supports and services are determined through person-centered planning, whereby consumers and their families direct the planning and allocation of resources to meet their own individual life goals.

  • Cari Levin, LCSW

    http://www.carilevinlcsw.com/
    I have over 20 years of experience working with families of children with special needs. I provide my expertise as a special education advocate and licensed clinical social worker to obtain appropriate, individualized educational services for children with disabilities. I also provide counseling to parents and siblings of children with special needs.

  • Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of Connecticut Health Center

    http://www.uconnucedd.org/
    The Center provides model programs in innovative disability related research, training and technical assistance. Strong collaborations with the University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center and Disability Network contribute to the Center’s success in advancing policies and practices to support individuals with disabilities.

  • Center for Learning

    http://www.manta.com/c/mmfg3rd/center-for-learning
    I am a Board Certified Educational Therapist and a Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist in private practice. I work with children who may have Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Aspergers’ Syndrome or other related difficulties that respond well to multisensory strategies.

  • Center for Persons with Disabilities

    http://www.cpdusu.org/
    The Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) is Utah’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Services (UCEDD). Our mission statement expresses both our values and the ways in which we choose to work: “We collaborate with partners to strengthen families and individuals across the lifespan through education, policy, research and services.”

  • Center on Dis. & Human Dev., University Hospital School, The University of Iowa UCE

    http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/
    Improve the health and independence of people with disabilities and advance the community systems on which they rely. Be Iowa’s most trusted resource for healthcare, training, research, and information for people with disabilities.

  • Center on Disabilities and Human Development, University of Idaho UCEDD

    http://idahocdhd.org/
    The University of Idaho Center on Disabilities and Human Development is improving lives for people with disabilities and their families through exemplary and innovative education, outreach, research, and service.

  • Center on Disability Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa

    http://www.cds.hawaii.edu/
    The Center on Disability Studies (CDS) is a University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents recognized Center focused upon development and conduct of interdisciplinary education/training, research/demonstration and evaluation, and university and community service. CDS consists of several focused Centers and Programs that reflect the mission and vision of the Center on Disability Studies.

  • Cerebral Palsy of Colorado

    http://www.abilityconnectioncolorado.org/
    Our Mission is to create, support, and encourage inclusive opportunities for Coloradoans of all abilities and their families, through early intervention, education, employment, statewide training, information and referral, advocacy, public education services and collaborative strategies with emphasis on diversity, dignity, quality of life and the advancement of human potential.

  • Child & Family Connections

    http://www.peoriacounty.org/
    Serving children ages birth to 3 in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Henry and Stark counties. Assisting families with screening, resources, and finding services for children with delays or disabilities.

  • Christopher Donovan Center, Inc.

    http://www.christopherdonovancenter.com/
    The Christopher Donovan Center (CDC) provides educational, therapeutic, and respite services for children with special needs. Services include tutoring, counseling, speech/occupational/ABA therapy, social skills groups, Saturday respite, parent/sibling support groups, summer and before/after school programs.

  • Clausen House

    http://www.clausenhouse.org/
    We create opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to gain competency, develop relationships and join the community with increasing command over their own lives. We are a non-profit corporation serving more than 180 adults from the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • CLE- College Living Experience

    http://experiencecle.com/
    CLE, College Living Experience, is a program designed to help students with learning disabilities transition into a life full of opportunity, independence and success. It’s the only program of its kind!

  • Club Z! – In-Home Tutoring Services

    https://www.clubztutoring.com/peachtreecity
    We provide one-on-one tutoring in your home and have LD specialists as well as certified general ed teachers who are patient and encouraging. Serving Fayette County since 2004, our director is especially passionate about helping families provide the best education options for their children and she attends IEP meetings at no charge to parents. Call today for more information! 770-460-4208.

  • College Internship Program- The Bloomington Center

    http://cipworldwide.org/
    The College Internship Program provides individualized, post-secondary, academic, internship and independent living experiences for young adults with Learning Differences, Asperger’s and High-Functioning Autism.

  • College of Lake County- Office for Students with Disabilities

    http://www.clcillinois.edu/aboutclc/depts/osd
    The Office for Students with Disabilities serves as the entry point for many students and visitors with disabilities to the college. The goal of the Office for Students with Disabilities is to provide an educationally accessible college environment that insures an individual receives an equal opportunity to obtain college services, programs, and courses regardless of their disability.

  • College-Finder.org

    http://www.collegefinder.org/
    I provide students with learning differences post-secondary options.

  • Colorado-Division for Developmental Disabilities

    https://www.colorado.gov/hcpf
    Early Childhood Connections is Colorado’s Infant and Toddler Initiative under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Early Childhood Connections is an interagency initiative. The Lead Agency for implementation is the Colorado Department of Human Services.

  • Competent Learner Model

    http://www.tuccionline.com/landing.php
    Developed over 30 years and written by Board Certified Behavior Analysts, the Competent Learner Model© provides developmentally appropriate assessment, curriculum, staff training, consultation, and direct services for educators and parents of birth to 3, pre-school and school-age children with a diagnosis of autism, pervasive developmental disorders, other developmental disabilities and challenging behavioral difficulties. The primary focus of the Competent Learner Model (CLM) is on developing the seven repertoires that all learners need in order to perform well in educational settings and to function successfully in daily life. These repertoires are based upon a behavioral analysis of functional language that provides a framework for developing participation, communication, problem solving, observation, listening, and the pre-academic skills of reading and writing. The CLM is designed to build a bridge of cooperation and understanding across the school and home learning environments while supporting the goals and recommendations of the 2001 National Research Council publication, Educating Children with Autism. The CLM promotes consistency in programming across all settings.

  • Conductive Learning Center

    http://conductivelearningcenter.org/
    Serving children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and nonprogressive motor delays, from birth to age 26. The Conductive Learning Center uses a 60 year old methodology developed in Hungary, called Conductive Education, to help children achieve maximal independence. Conductive Education is an educational approach to rehabilitation, intensive in nature, done within a group of children of like age and abilities. The focus of the program is on the whole child and all areas of development including the personality, encouraging the development of confidence and a “can do” attitude within the child and the family. Through this training children are able to achieve much more than previously thought to be possible.

  • Conklin Center for the Blind

    http://www.conklincenter.org/
    The mission of the Florida Lions Conklin Center is to train, assist, and support individuals that are blind and have one or more other disabilities to obtain gainful employment, live independently, participate in community life and have the freedom to make their own choices with dignity. Our students may have been born blind or suffered an injury or illness that caused the loss of sight. they are also challenged by another physical or cognitive or developmental disability such as deafness, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities or borderline mental retardation, to name a few.

  • Connecticut- Birth to Three System Department of Mental Retardation

    http://www.birth23.org/
    The mission of the Birth to Three System is to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities. This is a State of Connecticut program.

  • Connecticut- St. Vincents Special Needs Services

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

  • COPAA The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

    http://www.copaa.org/
    The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, §501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization of attorneys, special education advocates and parents. COPAA’s mission is to be a national voice for special education rights and to promote excellence in advocacy. Our primary goal is to secure high quality educational services for children with disabilities.

  • Davis Dyslexia Correction Facilitator

    http://www.readingquestga.com/
    Reading Quest offers specialized programs for children and adults with dyslexia and ADD.

  • Debra A. Boyle, M.Ed.

    https://www.facebook.com/DebraTutor
    Cognitive Developer working in-(your) home via individualized and professional academic and cognitive training. Experienced with 20 years of special needs students.

  • Dee Walden Learning Solutions, LLC.

    http://deewalden.com/
    Dee Walden Learning Solutions, LLC offers children and adults, ages 3-103, a device that improves handwriting. The FunnelGripper was created for those having difficulty learning to control a pencil, pen or crayon and for those with slightly limited or weak hand-finger mobility. The FunnelGripper gives support to fingers, retains a proper grip and helps adults suffering from arthritis or any condition that slightly limits their ability to grasp and apply pressure while writing. Dee Walden Learning Solutions, LLC also, offers Deez EZway To Learn reading and handwriting workbooks. These workbooks contain special lettering that helps to develop better handwriting skills. Also included are phonetic blending lessons to teach reading, page-to-page instructions and numerous pictures for coloring and learning new vocabulary. The workbooks place equal and simultaneous importance on learning to read phonetically and to write legibly. Early learners, gifted students, special education students and anyone having difficulty learning to read and write will find these workbooks a great source to teach, remediate or speed the learning process. Workbooks 1-5 are available for pre-k through grade 2.

  • Delano Regional Medical Center

    http://www.drmc.com/
    Delano Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is proud to be known throughout California and beyond as an innovative regional hospital, deeply rooted in the local communities and committed to providing an exceptional patient experience.

  • Delaware- Division of Management Services Department of Health and Social Services

    http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dms/epqc/birth3/directry.html
    Birth to Three is a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system that provides early intervention services and supports for infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays and their families.

  • Desert Area Resources & Training

    http://dartontarget.org/
    Our mission is to provide services and opportunities to people who have developmental disabilities or other special needs, so they and their families can pursue the dreams and lifestyles they choose.

  • Desert Regional Medical Center

    https://www.desertregional.com/
    As the regional medical center in the Coachella Valley, Desert Regional Medical Center’s vision is the continuous improvement of the health and well-being of the communities we serve. A commitment to clinical excellence shall be demonstrated through measurable quality outcomes, while ongoing financial stability will enable Desert Regional Medical Center to fulfill its mission and attain its vision.

  • Devereux Santa Barbara

    http://www.devereux.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sb_index
    Devereux is a non-profit organization providing services around the nation for persons with emotional, developmental & educational disabilities.

  • District of Columbia Georgetown University UCEDD, Center for Child and Human Development

    http://gucchdgeorgetown.net/UCEDD/about.html
    The University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Service (UCEDDs) are funded through the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) to provide leadership, advise federal, state and community policy makers about, and promote opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

  • Division of Blind Services-Florida

    http://dbs.myflorida.com/
    The Blind Babies Program promotes early development with a special emphasis on vision skills to minimize developmental delays for children 0-5 years old. The Children’s Program supplements services already offered by the school system to foster the child’s learning and ability to function independently. The Transition Program assists students who are blind or severely visually impaired in moving from from high school to post secondary education and careers.

  • Doctors Baptist Hospital

    https://baptisthealth.net/en/facilities/doctors-hospital/pages/default.aspx
    Baptist Health South Florida is the largest not-for-profit health care organization in the region. Affiliates of the Baptist Health include Baptist Hospital of Miami, Baptist Children’s Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, Doctors Hospital and Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute. Baptist Health also offers a variety of health care services, such as outpatient diagnostic and treatment facilities and home health care.

  • 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

  • Dyslexia Solutions of Northern California

    http://www.mydyslexiasolutions.com/
    We help children, young people and adults who have dyslexia, correct their difficulties with reading, writing, and speaking and thinking clearly. Some of the effects of dyslexia such as ADD and dysgraphia (handwriting issues)are also addressed. Assessments & Programs in Marin, Sonoma, Lake and Sacramento Counties.

  • Early ACCESS (IDEA/Part C) Iowa Department of Education

    https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/early-childhood/early-access
    The family and providers work together to identify and address specific family concerns and priorities as they relate to the child’s overall growth and development. In addition, broader family needs and concerns can be addressed by locating other supportive/resources services in the local community for the family and/or child. All services to the child are provided in the child’s natural environment including the home and other community settings where children of the same age without disabilities participate.

  • Early Childhood Development Association of Washington

    http://www.ecdaw.org/
    The purpose of the organization is to provide communication, education and dissemination of information concerning early childhood development and to provide support for existing early childhood programs and foster development of new programs. The emphasis is on promoting quality programs and services for children who have developmental disabilities.

  • Early Childhood Education Delware Department of Education

    http://www.doe.k12.de.us/domain/146
    MISSION of the Early Childhood Workgroup- To support the social-emotional, academic, and physical development of children by working with families, early care and education programs, and the community through a statewide, comprehensive early childhood system.

  • Early on Michigan, Office of Early Childhood Education and Family Services

    https://1800earlyon.org/
    Early On® Michigan is the system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or delays, and their families. Early On is supported by funding from Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood Education and Family Services.

  • Early Steps, Childrens Medical Services

    http://www.floridahealth.gov/AlternateSites/CMS-Kids/
    Early Stepsoffers early intervention services to infants and toddlers with significant delays or a condition that places them at risk of developmental delay. These services are provided by contracted local early steps offices across the state of Florida.

  • Education and Developmental Intervention Services

    http://www.militaryonesource.mil/
    Over 100,000 military families have members with special needs. These include spouses, children, or dependent parents who require special medical or educational services. These family members have a diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional condition. We invite you to explore the Special Needs module to learn about and find the resources that will support your family.

  • Education Therapy

    http://www.educationtherapy.org/
    Provides assessments, tutoring, consultation to parents and schools for kids with special needs. We utilize…many methodologies…(including) multi-sensory reading/comprehension techniques.

  • Educational and Behavioral Consultation

    http://positiveperspectives.org/
    Educational and Behavioral Consultation Aneea Toomajian MA, PPS, LMFT is a certified school psychologist and licensed child and family therapist specializing in Educational Advocacy for parents and children with Special Needs. Advocacy and support offered in behavior planning, Student Study Team meetings, 504’s, IEP meetings, and other educational issues. Consultation provided on school sites regarding a student’s needs and accommodations and compassionate educational counseling available to children and their parents.

  • 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.

  • EleMental Learning – In Home Tutoring Service

    http://www.elemental-learning.com/
    Founded in 2005 by a former classroom teacher with more than a decade of practical experience, we have helped hundreds of students from all age groups and with a wide variety of special needs. Regardless of your child’s unique situation, an EleMental Learning private tutor is the choice for you. Serving clients in: California, Illinois, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.!

  • Elmhurst College- Lifeskills Academy (ELSA)

    http://www.elmhurst.edu/elsa
    ELSA, the Elmhurst Life Skills Academy, offers an outstanding educational opportunity for young adults with developmental disabilities. This full-time, post secoundary program enables ELSA students to work productively and live as independently as possible.

  • Elwyn Delaware

    elwyn.org
    Elwyn is a unique organization. Founded in 1852, Elwyn has been providing services to people with special needs for over 150 years. Today, Elwyn is nationally recognized as a pioneer in developing groundbreaking programs for children and adults with disabilities and disadvantages. Our innovative culture and dedicated staff enable us to help more than 12,000 people build more independent, productive lives.

  • ENMU-Roswell Special Services Occupational Program

    http://www.roswell.enmu.edu/
    ENMU-Roswell provides enrty level competivitve employment readiness and independent living training in a one year program. Student’s live in the residents halls and participate as students of ENMU-Roswell

  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center University of Massachusetts

    http://shriver.umassmed.edu/
    The purpose of research at the Shriver Center is to understand human development at every stage — from the fundamental level of the cellular nervous system to the environmental and social forces that shape behavior and experience.

  • Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center

    http://www.fmptic.org/
    We are a Parent Training and Information Center. We assist parents of children with disabilities to be informed participants in the special education process. We assist students with disabilities to understand their rights and responsibilities. We supply information to teachers and other professionals who provide special education and related services to children with disabilities. Centers in IL. Family Matters covers 94 counties in Illinois, all except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will (there is another PTIC that covers these counties). Family Matters provides support, advocacy, information, education, and trainings related to special education.

  • Florida Autism Center

    http://www.floridaautismcenter.info/
    Florida Autism Center was founded in 2005, and serves Central Florida, Florida’s Central East Coast, and the Florida Panhandle. The organization employs a diverse and talented team of behavior analysts at each of its locations. The Florida Autism Center is owned and operated by Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and is a practicum and supervision site for Florida State University, Nova Southeastern University, and Florida Institute of Technology. Additionally, FAC’s Executive Director is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Kaplan University. The Florida Autism Center provides treatment based on the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, and has a specific focus on early intensive behavioral intervention, verbal behavior (language) training, and social skills training. Additionally, the Florida Autism Center can help your child learn to display basic “following directions” skills, self-care and daily living skills, and can give your child a strong foundation in skills that will be needed as he or she advances academically.

  • Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, University of South Florida

    http://flfcic.fmhi.usf.edu/
    Through leadership in research and evaluation, theory, policy, capacity building, and practice the FCIC is committed to developing a range of supports and services in the areas of Community Supports, Early Childhood, Transition, Education, Employment, Health, Interdisciplinary Training, Public Policy, and Cultural Competence.

  • Florida Inclusion Network

    http://www.floridainclusionnetwork.com/
    Our mission at the Florida Inclusion Network is to provide learning oppertunities, consultations, information and support to educators, families, and community members resulting in the inclusion of all students.

  • Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.

    http://www.finr.net/
    The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc. (FINR) is dedicated to excellence in the provision of rehabilitation, education and vocational services to both children and adult survivors of brain injury. Through the provision of individualized assessment, restorative service and foundational retraining in behavior, psych-social, cognitive, physical functioning, communication, daily living, education and vocational area, FINR seeks to assist its clients in attaining their maximum level of functioning and quality of life in the most normalized and least restrictive environment.

  • Florida Institute of Rehabilitation Education (FIRE)

    http://www.firesight.org/
    FIRE is a nonprofit agency dedicated to assisting people who are visually impaired or blind to achieve a maximum level of independence in their lives. Free services are provided on an outreach (one on one) or group basis and are provided without charge, without regard to individual or family income level, race, creed, age, disability or national origin.

  • Florida’s Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services

    http://www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/index.stml
    The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services administers programs for students with disabilities and for gifted students. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.

  • Focused Learning Solutions

    http://www.focusedlearningsolutions.com/
    Focused Learning Solutions, is dedicated learning for children with significant disabilities. Its primary focus is children on the Autism Spectrum, girls with Rett Syndrome and children who are nonverbal with motor issues. Every child with special needs presents as a puzzle and as such, deserves a focused solution.

  • Franklin Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

    http://www.franklinhealthrehab.com/center/services
    Our nursing center provides a full range of medical services to treat the residents who live with us and the patients who come to us for short-term, episodic medical or rehabilitative care. The care we deliver includes daily nursing, pharmacy, dietary and social services for all residents and patients, as well as a range of specific services. We invite you to visit and see for yourself the face of quality care.

  • From Advocacy to Action- Law Office of Charles P. Fox

    http://www.fromadvocacy2action.com/
    Special Education Advocate and parent of two children with a disability. Providing advocacy services to families of children with disabilities, during all stages of the educational/transition process. Presenting educational programs to parents and community groups.

  • Generation Connection

    http://www.generationconnection.net/
    Generation Connection helps people create a record of their lives for themselves and their families through classes and private consultations. When you capture the unique details of a life it can help subsequent generations know the person and pass that memory on to other family members.

  • Georgia Division of Exceptional Students State Department of Education

    http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/default.aspx
    The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) oversees public education throughout the state. It ensures that laws and regulations pertaining to education are followed and that state and federal money appropriated for education is properly allocated to local school systems. We also provide education-related information to students, parents, teachers, educational staff, government officials, and the media. We hope this information will help answer people’s questions, empower them with resources, and allow them to navigate the state’s educational infrastructure with a minimum of difficulty.

  • Georgia The Marcus Institute

    http://www.marcus.org/
    The Marcus Institute works with children who have developmental disabilities. Highly trained professionals skilled in child development diagnosis and treat children with a wide range of neurological problems, finding ways to help the children cope with those disabilities.

  • Glenwood Country Day School

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

  • Global Enrichment Solutions

    http://www.myglobalenrichment.com/
    I. Advocacy in Education & Navigating the Systems, II. Evaluations and Assessments with a Strength-Based Focus, III. Plans, IV. Direct Therapeutic Services, V. Training (Professional Development) for Parents, Professionals.

  • Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

    http://www.cottagehealth.org/
    This 122-bed acute care hospital was founded in 1966 to serve the growing community of Goleta Valley. Today, we admit more than 2,000 patients a year, and see more than 17,000 emergency visits. We are also recognized for our comprehensive Breast Care Center and our level IV trauma designation. We take great pride in fulfilling our goal of providing each patient with comfortable, personalized care.

  • Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana

    http://www.goodwill-indy.org/
    Goodwill is a community resource that offers employment and educational services to adults and young people throughout central Indiana. Through a variety of services, Goodwill helps people find jobs and helps young people prepare for life and work.

  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center

    http://www.gbmc.org/
    GBMC includes Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC), Central Maryland’s leading community hospital; Gilchrist Hospice Care, which provides comfort and care to patients with life-limiting illnesses; and the GBMC Foundation, which supports the GBMC mission by managing fundraising efforts. The 292-bed Medical Center, located on a beautiful suburban campus, serves nearly 22,000 inpatients annually as well as providing some 50,000 emergency room visits.

  • Handwriting Without Tears

    http://www.hwtears.com/hwt
    At Handwriting Without Tears, our mission is to make learning and teaching easy and fun by providing superior educational products, training, and promotional materials to educators and parents. We are the leaders in providing easy-to-learn, easy-to-teach, developmentally appropriate, and inclusive materials to preschool and elementary students throughout the U.S. Last year, more than two million students learned to write successfully using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. The Get Set for School™ preschool program is used by thousands of public and private preschools to develop handwriting and other school readiness skills.

  • Harper College’s Career Foundations Project

    http://goforward.harpercollege.edu/
    Career Foundations provides a college experience and job preparation for students with mild developmental disabilities. It is designed to assist students in developing general entry level skills to obtain rewarding employment.

  • Hawaii Advocacy Project

    http://www.uslawyerslocal.com/spedlawcentercom-firm.html
    We help our clients ‘take control of their child’s education’, by developing evidence designed to obtain the special education and related services our clients seek. Beyond simply arguing with the school, we will file a Due Process Hearing, when needed, to make the IDEA work for children.

  • Hawaii Early Intervention Section State Department of Health

    http://health.hawaii.gov/
    The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawai`i . Health, that optimal state of physical, mental, social and environmental well-being, is a right and responsibility of all of Hawaii’s people.

  • Hawaii- Student Support Section State

    http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/Pages/Home.aspx
    The Department of Education is responsible for services for three to five year-old children with disabilities. Currently, there are approximately 1100 three to five year-old children with disabilities being served by the Department of Education in elementary school sites throughout the seven districts of the state of Hawaii.

  • Hayden’s Way

    http://haydensway.com/
    Hayden’s Way is a school that caters to children’s with special needs. We have designed a multi-sensory classroom for children who learn at a different pace and in a different way. Our staff has been trained using Lindamood-Bell and Orton Gillingham techniques. Multisensory learning incorporates each of the senses in the learning experience – audio, visual, tactile. This approach to learning worked exceptionally well for students with learning disabilities, including dyslexia. Hayden’s Way incorporates Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing techniques along with Orton-Gillingham tactile learning techniques to help our students reach academic goals such as decoding, phonemic awareness, and reading comprehension.

  • HeART of the Spectrum

    http://www.heartofthespectrum.com/
    We are an art mentoring program, art center, and community center specializing in serving persons who are on the autism spectrum.

  • High Hopes Development Center

    http://www.highhopesforkids.org/
    High Hopes Development Center offers a specialized and focused approach to serving children utilizing two programs. The Preschool at High Hopes provides early childhood education and childcare in an inclusive environment that equips children with the confidence to explore and try new things. The Therapy Clinic at High Hopes provides exceptional Physical, Occupational, Speech and Feeding Therapy for children ages birth to 21 years. The mission of High Hopes is to equip children and youth with the skills necessary to achieve success through education, rehabilitation, and loving support.

  • 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.

  • Homestead Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center

    http://homesteadrehab.com/
    Our nursing center provides a full range of medical services to treat the residents who live with us and the patients who come to us for short-term, episodic medical or rehabilitative care. The care we deliver includes daily nursing, pharmacy, dietary and social services for all residents and patients, as well as a range of specific services. We invite you to visit and see for yourself the face of quality care.

  • Hope Haven

    http://www.hope-haven.org/
    Hope Haven Children’s Clinic and Family Center, a nonprofit organization, serves children, young adults and families with a variety of educational, developmental and mental health needs.

  • Idaho Bureau of Special Populations, Special Education Section

    http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/special_edu/
    Welcome to the Division of Special Education. To enable all students to achieve high academic standards and quality of life, the Special Education Team works collaboratively with districts, agencies, and parents to ensure students receive quality, meaningful, and needed services.

  • Illinios Valley Center For Independent Living

    http://www.ivcil.com/
    An organization made up of persons with disabilities who enlighten other persons with disabilities and their families about their rights; to empower persons with disabilities to assume maximum responsibility to realize their potentials; and to enrich the lives of all person in Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam and Stark counties in Illinois, by working toward full inclusion of each individual in society. Services provided: Systems and Individual Advocacy, Peer Counseling, Independent Living Skills Training and Information and Referral. Programs offered: Deaf Services, Community Reintegration, Personal Assistant and Youth Services.

  • Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Community Health and Prevention

    http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=31183
    Illinois’ Early Intervention program’s mission is to assure that families who have infants and toddlers, birth to three, with diagnosed disabilities, developmental delays or substantial risk of significant delays receive resources and supports that assist them in maximizing their child’s development, while respecting the diversity of families and communities

  • Illinois Division of Early Childhood Education

    http://www.isbe.net/earlychi/Default.htm
    The Early Childhood Education Division develops and provides materials and support for the Illinois Early Learning Standards and their use in early childhood programs, and for programs that focus on children from birth to eight years old, early intervention for at-risk students, pre-Kindergarten programs, early literacy, and partnerships among schools, communities and service providers.

  • Indiana First Steps Bureau of Child Development Division of Disability Rehabilitation

    http://www.in.gov/fssa/4655.htm
    Mission To assure that all Indiana families with infants and toddlers experiencing developmental delays or disabilities have access to early intervention services close to home when they need them. This is accomplished through the implementation of a comprehensive, coordinated statewide system of local interagency councils called first steps.

  • Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University

    http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/
    The mission of the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is to work with communities to welcome, value, and support the meaningful participation of people of all ages and abilities through research, education, and service.

  • Innovative Piano, Inc.

    http://www.innovativepiano.com/
    IPI helps students with autism discover the piano! ABA based, individualized lessons and materials offered nationwide. Contact us to set-up your free introductory lesson.

  • Institute for Community Inclusion UCEDD University of Massachusetts Boston

    http://www.communityinclusion.org/
    ICI offers training, clinical, and employment services, conducts research, and provides assistance to organizations to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in school, work, and community activities.

  • Institute for Disability Studies University of Southern Mississippi

    http://www.usm.edu/disability-studies
    The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) is Mississippi’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Research, Education, and Service. The mission of IDS is to positively affect the lives of Mississippi citizens with developmental and other disabilities and their families across the life span and to work toward increasing their independence, productivity, and integration into their communities.

  • Institute on Human Development and Disability, The University of Georgia

    http://www.ihdd.uga.edu/
    The Institue on Human Development and Disability (IHDD) works with others to create oppertunities that will improve the quality of life for people with Disabilities and their families. IDHH advances the understanding of the ability of all people through education, research and public service.

  • InSyncLearning–Individually Designed Education for Your Unique Child

    http://www.insynclearning.com/
    Wholistic, multiple-sensory, bi-hemispheric, self-paced, individualized compensatory learning approaches for bright but struggling learners (K-12–Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia with mildADD/ADHD). I have been trained by Dr. Mel Levine, M.D. “Schools Attuned” to humanize education based on the learner’s interests. Orton-Gillingham reading/language arts facilitation is integrated in the Home School program. I work not only with the student; but, also teach the parent how to work with their love-one.

  • IntelliKeys

    https://www.ablenetinc.com/intellikeys-access-bundle-2
    Ablenet IntelliTools provides technology to help struggling students learn to their fullest potential: serving students in PreK-8 who use assistive technology, have IEPs, have limited English proficiency, or need additional instructional support for any reason.

  • Iowa State University Extension Bureau of Children, Family and Community

    https://www.educateiowa.gov/
    Professionals with training and expertise in special education services implement the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B. support the educational needs of young children and families, birth to five years of age. Early childhood special education professionals provide training and serve as a resource to early childhood providers in community settings such as preschool, child care and Head Start programs to meet the developmental learning needs of young children. Also, families and early childhood providers may request information about appropriate expectations for children’s development.

  • Iowa Valley Community College

    https://www.iavalley.edu/
    Welcome to Iowa Valley Community College District. IVCCD operates Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Marshalltown Community College, Iowa Valley Continuing Education, and a satellite campus in Grinnell.

  • Jane Iannacconi, Special Education Teacher

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/njspecialed
    Jane Iannacconi is an experienced special education Teacher offering an in-depth understanding of the different ways in which children learn. It is Jane’s life mission to adapt her approach to teaching to best fit the learning style of each student. Special education tutoring services are adapted for each student to suit different learning styles. The focus is to provide students with a motivating, positive and safe learning environment that encourages them to develop intellectually and personally. Areas of Expertise: – Receptive and Expressive Communication Disorders – Autism Spectrum Disorders – Children with Brain Injuries

  • JFK Partners, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

    http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/programs/JFKPartners/Pages/JFK%20Partners.aspx
    The mission of JFK Partners is to promote the independence, inclusion, contribution, health, and well-being of people with developmental disabilities and special health care needs and their families through consumer, community, and university partnerships. At the core of our mission is a commitment to family and person-centered, community-based, culturally competent programs and services. This mission is accomplished through the pursuit of excellence in education and training, consultation, technical assistance, direct service, research, program development, policy analysis, and advocacy.

  • John Muir Medical Center

    http://www.johnmuirhealth.com/
    John Muir Health is proud to offer a wide array of inpatient clinical treatment services, advanced technologies, hospital and other medical facilities and equipment. We provide a broad spectrum of outpatient medical treatment services, medical research and community education and outreach programs and are dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve.

  • Journey Learning Center

    http://www.journeylearning.org/
    We are a day treatment center for children on the autism spectrum. We utilize a wide range of intervention techniques including speech therapy, occupational therapy, relationship development intervention (RDI), applied behavioral analysis (ABA), computerized programs, and therapeutic listening all in a classroom environment.

  • Journey Preschool

    http://thejourneypreschool.net/
    Journey Preschool is a non-profit early learning center that specializes in providing the best possible learning environment for children with special needs.

  • Kansas Childrens Developmental Services State Department of Health and Environment

    http://www.kdheks.gov/its/
    Infant-Toddler Services is a comprehensive, statewide system of community-based, family-centered early intervention services for young children (birth through age 2) with disabilities and their families. The services are provided through the implementation of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

  • Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities

    http://www.lsi.ku.edu/
    Today it is one of the largest and most highly regarded human development and disabilities research centers in the country. The LSI brings together scientists of diverse disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, speech pathology, sociology, education, biology, pharmacology, physiology and medicine to study human development from its genetic origins through the final stages of life.

  • Kansas- Heartspring

    https://www.heartspring.org/
    A residential school for children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Heartspring provides greater independence for children with disabilities through the Heartspring School, Heartspring Pediatric Services, the Heartspring Hearing Center, consultation services and Heartspring World Reach.

  • Keeping Pace Learning Center

    http://www.keepingpacelearningcenter.com/
    We specialize in cognitive interventions to solve learning problems. We improve the underlying cause of the learning problems. These include memory, attention, visual processing, auditory processing, reasoning skills and executive function. When these skills are efficient, learning is easier.

  • Kenneth Davis, MA Ed Educational Consultant

    http://www.educational-planning-and-counseling.org/
    Educational Planning and Counseling Services is a private for profit educational business. We provide help for parents looking for placement in private independent schools and programs.

  • Kentucky Early Childhood Development Branch

    http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/firststeps.htm
    First Steps is a statewide early intervention system which provides services to children with developmental disabilities from birth to age 3 and their families. First Steps offers comprehensive services through coordination with a variety of community agencies and service disciplines.

  • Kentucky- Stewart Home School

    http://stewarthome.com/
    We are a beautiful loving environment for intellectually disabled people of all ages. We offer education, vocational training and placement, an incredible variety of recreational activities and a wide choice of friends from all across the country and the world.

  • Keshet

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

  • Kids World Academy

    http://www.kidsworldacademy.org/
    Kids World Academy in Taylorsville/Salt Lake City, Utah is a private school working with children preschool through 3rd grade. Kids World Academy opened its doors on June 15th, 2005. Kids World Academy educates children with and without disabilities in a inclusive environment. This unique private school takes the traditional classroom and customizes learning for every child. Kids World Academy staff works with children of all abilities such as: Autism, PDD, Speech Delays, Down Syndrome, Aspergers, Behavior challenges, Cerebral Palsy, and Developmental Delays. This specialized private school also has many families enrolling their typical children in the classrooms as peer models. Early childhood experts say that educating children with disabilities and without disabilities in the same classroom is highly beneficial. Early childhood educators also agree early intervention is a key to a child’s success in education. This private school highly specializes in Communication strategies and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kids World Academy also provides one on one therapy and Drum therapy services for children who have or are at increased risk for physical, emotional, developmental, and behavioral disorders.

  • Ladera Reading Solutions for Dyslexia

    http://www.readingsolutions4dyslexia.com/
    Ladera Reading Solutions for Dyslexia offers solutions for difficulties with reading, comprehension or staying focused. Many individuals struggle with these symptoms and more every day. Whether you are 8 or 80, Ladera Reading Solutions for Dyslexia offers you a unique drug free approach to find and resolve the sources of your confusions. Using the Davis® Correction methods our clients have a 97% success rate with this remarkable drug free approach.

  • 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.

  • Laradon Hall Society for Exceptional Children and Adults

    http://www.laradon.org/
    Laradon specializes in services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. We operate 11 programs which are designed to help each individual develop to his or her fullest potential. Laradon is more than an organization, we are a support network made up of people who care – and are committed to helping people with developmental disabilities maximize their independence in a dynamic world.

  • Laureate Learning Systems

    http://www.laureatelearning.com/
    Laureate was founded over 25 years ago by two speech-language pathologists who shared a common vision of utilizing technology to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs. Laureate offers over 45 software programs that train critical language, cognitive, and reading skills. Our research-based programs offer encouraging speech, colorful graphics, and amusing animation to engage the learner and guarantee success.

  • Learning Difference Intervention Workshops

    http://www.gettingsorted.com/
    I am a mom of learning differences, an educator and a former corporate warrior. I help you understand what to do to help your children with learning differences prepare for today so that they can be ready for life. I share with you all that I have learned. We always use a team to have fun and learn together.

  • Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii

    http://www.ldahawaii.org/
    The Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii (LDAH) is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 by parents of children with learning disabilities.

  • Learning Resource Centers

    http://www.state.nj.us/education/lrc/
    Training/Consultation Services The LRC staff provides regional in-service workshops, training institutes, statewide conferences, consultations, LRC orientations, and technical assistance to educators and parents of students with disabilities. A $2.00 annual membership fee provides access to the following LRC services: Information Services, Materials Circulation Services, Production Services, Van Outreach Services

  • LearningRx of Cary

    http://www.learningrx.com/
    We offer Cognitive Skills Assesments and Training to identify and then strengthen weak cognitive skills associated with many learning disabilities and brain injuries. Clients include those dealing with Autism-Aspergers, Dyslexia-Dyscalculia, Traumatic Brain Injury, ADHD, PDD, and many other reading and learning difficulties.

  • Lee Pesky Learning Center

    http://www.lplearningcenter.org/
    At Lee Pesky Learning Center, our mission is to help children at-risk for educational failure succeed in school. With programs and services designed to build achievement, we focus on giving children with learning disabilities the tools they need to be academically successful. We provide evaluations to assess the individual’s strengths and needs and we provide one-on-one academic intervention to help individuals learn how to apply their own unique styles of learning to present and future academic challenges.

  • Lekotek-Western DuPage Special Recreation Association

    http://www.wdsra.com/Programs/lekotek.html

    Lekotek is a birth-8 program for children with special needs of those who experience a delay in development to 1 or more areas of development. It’s a family based program that includes siblings, parents etc in the process of helping a child reach developmental milestones.
    Contact Name: Dayell Houzenga

  • LifeStyles Academy

    http://www.lifestylesacademy.org
    LifeStyles Academy is a continuing education center where young adults with disabilities can explore various interests including gardening, basic food preparation, art appreciation and computer skills. Job coaches hold one-on-one instruction for resume writing, interview preparation and job searches. Members use our professional kitchen to prepare nutritious meals that they help plan including researching recipes and creating a shopping list. Our staff includes a certified personal trainer to help members build strong and healthy bodies. The fitness room has a wide range of equipment to facilitate group exercise and one-on-one training. Our gym includes a regulation size basketball court and adaptive tennis equipment. Members and their families meet with staff to set personalized enrichment goals for new skills and to learn ways to put those skills into practice.Empowerment and independence are at the foundation of our mission and we encourage our members to become self-advocates to further their own interests.Lesson plans, workshops and guest speakers are geared toward achieving those goals.The Academy provides a nurturing environment where members gain the confidence and skills to become engaged citizens in their community and to meet new people facing the same challenges. We believe that building a strong network of support for members and their families will lead to more positive opportunities in the community.

  • Lincoln College

    http://lincolncollege.edu/
    Lincoln College, a small two-year private college, in Lincoln, Illinois offers comprehensive support to all students with disabilities, and specializes in promoting success for students with attention disabilities through the ACCESS Program.

  • Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

    http://lindamoodbell.com/
    Founded in 1986 by Nanci Bell and Patricia Lindamood, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is dedicated to enhancing human learning. Our critically acclaimed instructional programs teach children and adults to read, spell, comprehend, and express language. Instruction is attained directly through our Lindamood-Bell® Learning Centers or our Professional Development services. We offer workshops for teachers, on-site school partnerships, and other options. Our instructional models are effective for all ages and have also been found successful for those with a previous diagnosis of dyslexia, hyperlexia, ADD/ADHD, CAPD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  • Lions World Services for the Blind

    http://lwsb.org/
    Our Mission: “To enable people who are blind or visually impaired to function independently and to live full, productive lives with dignity and self-respect, and to promote a positive public awareness of blindness.”

  • Little Star Center

    http://www.littlestarcenter.org
    Little Star Center – Early Learner Program (ELP) The Early Learner Program focuses on intensive intervention for very young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The ELP applies the principles of behavior analysis in a warm, nurturing environment. The focus of the ELP is to develop a foundation of skills for the best possible outcome. Individualized programming is geared toward developing language, social, and pre-academic skills for learners as they prepare for the classroom. 100% not-for-profit. Serving children 5 and younger. Little Star CenterLittle Star provides intensive applied behavior analytic services to maximize each child’s potential and empower their family. Children in the 5 to 10 age range present with a unique set of needs. These learners often come from other settings in which they were not successful. After careful assessment, individualized programs are developed to ensure progress and growth. 100% not-for-profit, 10 years of service. Serving children 5 – 10 years old. Middle StarCenter – Indiana’s original applied behavior analytic center based program that focuses on the distinctive needs of tweens, teens and young adults affected by autism spectrum disorder. Started in 2008, Middle Star is an age appropriate environment that allows each learner to practice and learn the skills essential to be as successful and independent as possible at home, in the community, at school and at work. 100% not-for-profit. Serving learners 10 and up. Little Star Center is a private, non-profit school for children with developmental delays.Little Star Center places a strong emphasis on academics, behavior, and communication. These skills are taught using Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior. We utilize individual instruction, group instruction, and social skills training. Our ultimate goal is to prepare children with Autism and other developmental delays for a typical educational setting through intense training and small group sessions.

  • Louisiana Department of Education

    http://www.louisianabelieves.com/
    Louisiana’s education reform is built on the concept of rigorous and challenging content standards. In the early 1990s, Louisiana began a process of raising these academic standards. Content standards were adopted for English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign languages, and the arts.

  • Louisiana Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

    http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/11/n/329
    EarlySteps is Louisiana’s Early Intervention System under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C. EarlySteps provides services to families with infants and toddlers from birth to three years (36 months) who have a medical condition likely to result in a developmental delay, or who have developmental delays.

  • LSU Health Sciences Center Human Development Center School of Allied Health P

    http://www.hdc.lsuhsc.edu/
    HDC is in the business of promoting improved quality of life for all our fellow citizens. We do this by learning about effective services and the systems that deliver them, and sharing what we know with a wide range of individuals. We provide training and assistance to community and agency leaders, professionals, consumers, advocates, students, policy makers, and others to promote the adoption and appropriate use of practices we understand to be effective.

  • Maine Early Childhood Special Education

    http://www.maine.gov/doe/cds/
    The Child Development Services (CDS) system consists of sixteen regional sites, a State Office and a State Level Advisory Committee, comprised of one member from each regional site. Each CDS site is an Intermediate Educational Unit (IEU), separate from the local education agency and providing both Early Intervention and Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) under the supervision of the Maine Department of Education.

  • MAINE UNIVERSITY CENTER ON DD Research & Service Center for Community Inclusion

    http://www.ccids.umaine.edu/
    The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies has the following four core functions, consistent with the University of Maine’s mission as a Land Grant University:
    1. Interdisciplinary Education 2.Research and Evaluation 3. Community Services: Outreach Education and Technical Assistance 4. Dissemination of Resources

  • Make The Grade Tutoring Center

    http://makethegrade.net/
    Make The Grade Tutoring Center provides tutoring programs for children with special needs. These programs include the Orton-Gillingham Approach for teaching reading and spelling. This approach was developed to teach children with language processing difficulties associated with dyslexia. We also use two Lindmood-Bell processes: On Cloud Nine Math, and Visualizing & Verbalizing for Reading Comprehension. In addition, we provide subject support for students of all ages.

  • Marie Pense Center – Special Education Agency

    http://www.mpcny.org/
    Marie Pense Center provides a variety of educational and therapeutic services to children who have special needs that impede on their learning, social and/or emotional development. MPC provides services in both a child’s home and community centers such as schools, day care centers and hospitals in the five boroughs of New York City. The Marie Pense Center provides an array of educational support services which include: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT), Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS), Counseling/Play Therapy, Bilingual SEIT, Social Skills Group, Tutoring, Consulting and Evaluations.

  • Marklund Center for Children

    http://www.marklund.org/
    Marklund offers a variety of programs and services designed to provide infants, children and adults a full life experience that encompasses all realms of their needs: Loving medical and dental care provided by outstanding professionals, Home-like residential facilities in both Bloomingdale and Geneva, State-of-the-art rehabilitative therapies, Quality education and day services, Exceptional community-based programs, including Respite and Early Intervention.

  • Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital

    http://www.marylanning.org/
    Care is delivered by active, ER, consulting and courtesy physicians, as well as a highly-skilled staff of medical professionals and support staff. Emergency care is provided around the clock, and all services are conveniently located on our hospital campus.

  • Maryland The Kennedy Krieger Institute The Johns Hopkins University

    http://www.kennedykrieger.org/
    Our Mission: We at the Kennedy Krieger Institute dedicate ourselves to helping children and adolescents with disorders of the brain and spinal cord achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, school, and community life.

  • Maryland- The Benedictine School

    http://www.benschool.org/
    For more than 40 years, Benedictine Programs and Services have been recognized as a national leader in educating people with developmental disabilities and providing them with residential and vocational services.A wide variety of services are available, including screen-printing, embroidery, floral shop and greenhouse, duplicating and color copying, and fulfillment and light packaging services.

  • Mason Associates

    http://www.masonconsult.com/
    We have become the largest specialty consultancy in the Northeast and one of the largest in the US by holding strictly to our narrow market focus and by employing staff who have the personal and professional qualifications to meet the mission. All our consultants are qualified at least at the Master’s level. As you read the individual staff biographies you will see we also look for relevant professional experience far beyond academic training.

  • Massachusetts Preschool Special Education

    http://www.mass.gov/edu/birth-grade-12/early-education-and-care/provider-and-program-administration/services-for-children-with-disabilities-and-special-needs/
    EEC will lead the way in helping Massachusetts children and families reach their full potential. By providing and coordinating a range of services and assistance, EEC will continuously improve the quality, affordability, and accessibility of early education and care in the Commonwealth.

  • Massachusetts State Department of Education

    http://www.mass.gov/edu/government/departments-and-boards/department-of-early-education-and-care/
    EEC will lead the way in helping Massachusetts children and families reach their full potential. By providing and coordinating a range of services and assistance, EEC will continuously improve the quality, affordability and accessibility of early education and care in the Commonwealth.

  • Massachusetts- Evergreen Center, Inc.

    http://www.evergreenctr.org/
    The Evergreen Center is a residential school serving children and adolescents with severe developmental disabilities.The Center believes it is essential to build skills in the areas of communication, self-care and social interaction to successfully place students in less restrictive environments and enhance their quality of life.

  • 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.

  • McHenry County College

    http://www.mchenry.edu/access/
    Mission: To promote equal access to post-secondary education for students with disabilities and other special needs and to promote understanding and acceptance within the college community.

  • Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

    http://www.miamilighthouse.com/
    Miami Lighthouse has an experienced management team. Its CEO and other senior management have demonstrated outstanding professional acumen in their respective fields. This team is dedicated to offering the most effective state-of-the-art techniques and care to persons who are blind or severely visually impaired, as well as its new initiative in eye wellness.

  • MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY CENTER Developmental Disabilities Institute Wayne State University

    https://ici.umn.edu/index.php?projects/list/default.html
    The Institute is home to over one hundred projects and six affiliated centers. Projects & centers at the Institute fall under one or more of the following program areas, each of which addresses a different part of the life span– Early Childhood Services Program Area, School-Age Services Program Area, Transition Services Program Area, and Adult Services and Community Living Program Area.

  • Midcoast Advocacy

    http://www.midcoastadvocacy.com/
    Providing special education advocacy for parents and caregivers throughout Maine.

  • Milaura Spelman, Speech Pathology & Reading Remediation

    http://www.spelmanreading.com/
    Mrs. Spelman’s office provides individualized reading remediation and reading evaluations, and speech and language therapy. Mrs. Spelman is a certified WILSON Reading instructor. The WILSON program is a systematic and explicit method of reading instruction using multi-sensory strategies, often used for children with dyslexia. Mrs. Spelman has over 15 years of experience as a speech/language pathologist and as a teacher of students with learning disabilities. Individual 1:1 sessions are provided for each student. Comprehensive evaluations are offered in the areas of speech & language skills, which may include articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, listening/auditory processing, and pragmatic/social skill development. Comprehensive academic evaluations are also offered in the areas of reading and writing skills. An assessment of reading skills includes evaluation in all five areas of reading: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

  • Minding Miracles Learning Center

    http://www.mindingmiracles.net/
    Minding Miracles is an inclusive preschool/kindergarten program that supports children with autism spectrum disorders in learning along side their neuro-typical peers. Support services include low student-staff ratio, shadowing, ABA, behavior management, parent coaching, and related services as appropriate. Contact at Mindingmiracles@aol.com or 732-316-4884.

  • Minnesota Life College

    https://minnesotalifecollege.org/
    Minnesota Life College (MLC) is a vocational and life skills training program for young adults with learning differences and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Since 1996, MLC has remained dedicated to helping our students make successful transitions towards independent living and financial self-sufficiency. Our students are involved in a challenging work-readiness, social, and independent living curriculum with an emphasis on Real Skills for Real Life™. With the opportunity to explore traditional post-secondary academic classes if they wish, students learn by doing beyond the classroom and develop lifelong habits and skills they need to know to live meaningful whole lives. MLC offers a three-year undergraduate program, a three-week summer internship program, and for program graduates, a lifelong Graduate Living Community (GLC) option.

  • Minnesota State Department of Education

    http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/SchSup/ComplAssist/QA/PartC/
    The Minnesota Department of Education strives to be an innovative education agency serving a wide range of customers: approximately 850,000 K-12 students and their families; 118,000 young children participating in a variety of early learning programs including Head Start and ECFE; 82,000 adult learners participating in adult education programs including GED and citizenship programs; Minnesota’s 339 school districts and over 52,000 licensed teachers.

  • Mississippi Department Education

    http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/OSE
    The purpose of the Office of Special Education (OSE) is to support local schools and districts in their efforts to provide effective educational programs to students with disabilities, ages 3-21, who are in need of special education and other services necessary to enable them to benefit from instruction as provided for in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and state law.

  • Mississippi- The Baddour Center

    http://www.baddour.org/
    The Baddour Center provides a full, well-rounded life experience for adults with intellectual disabilities – a way to learn, a way to succeed and a way to inspire. Individual success is achieved by offering residents the opportunity and environment to reach their maximum potential and grow in all areas of life – education, daily living skills, expressive arts, spiritual development, social and vocational skills.

  • Missouri Early Intervention Services

    http://dese.mo.gov/special-education/first-steps
    First Steps offers coordinated services and assistance to young children with special needs and their families. First Steps is designed for children, birth to age 3, who have delayed development or diagnosed conditions that are associated with development disabilities.

  • MISSOURI UNIVERSITY CENTER ON DD UMKC Institute for Human Development (UCE)

    http://www.ihd.umkc.edu/
    The Institute, located within the University of Missouri – Kansas City, is an applied research and training center for human services. It exemplifies the University’s goals of academic excellence and a campus without borders by helping people, agencies, and the community reach their fullest potential.

  • Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

    http://dese.mo.gov/adult-learning-rehabilitation-services/vocational-rehabilitation
    Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (MDVR) operates under the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE). The Division is made up of three core programs: Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Disability Determination Services (DDS), and Independent Living (IL). All three programs are dedicated to providing quality services to our consumers and to increasing their independence.

  • Montana Developmental Disabilities Program

    http://dphhs.mt.gov/dsd
    The mission of the Disability Services Division (DSD) of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is to provide services that help Montanans with disabilities to live, work and fully participate in their communities.

  • Montana Division of Special Education

    http://opi.mt.gov/Programs/SpecialEd/

    The Superintendent’s Talent Pool consists of K-12 Montana educators who are recommended to the Office of Public Instruction as outstanding teachers, demonstrate exceptional instructional ability, are an inspiring presence, and exhibit professional leadership

  • Nakata Consulting

    http://nakataconsulting.org/
    For some families, like my own, often disability presents a different set of challenges. As a parent of a child with special needs, I have learned first hand how to build a “team” with schools, educators, and other service providers. To that end, my office offers special education advocacy services, guiding parents through the IEP and special education process, working to help children develop their skills and capacity in order to maximize their potential through proper supports and services both academically and socially. My belief is that as parents, practitioners, researchers, and educators, we should form partnerships within communities in order to facilitate personal choice, self-determination, and the social, educational, and economic welfare of all children, especially those with special needs as they transition into adulthood.

  • National Association for Child Development

    http://www.nacd.org/
    NACD provides neurodevelopmental evaluations and individualized programs for children and adults, updated on a quarterly basis. As a family-centered organization, NACD stresses parent training and parent implementation of the program. NACD utilizes the newest strategies that yield success and incorporates them into programs custom-designed for each client. Support is provided to families through video reviews, e-mail and telephone sessions. Through frequent contact with staff and other families, parents are well-informed and well-educated in relationship to their child’s progress. NACD chapters can be found across the United States. International services are provided through videotaping and phone conferences.

  • National-Louis University Pace Program

    http://www.nl.edu/paceatnlu/
    The PACE Program is a leader in the provision of integrated postsecondary services to young adults with multiple learning disabilities. Our goal is to empower students with the skills necessary to become productive and independent adults living and working in the larger community. Through instruction and support in all aspects of the students’ lives, the PACE Program strives to create an environment in which, work is accomplished, play is learned, love is felt and life is enjoyed.

  • Nebraska UCEDD Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation

    http://www.unmc.edu/mmi/about/index.html
    The Munroe-Meyer Institute throughout its long history has been and remains committed to helping individuals with developmental disabilities reach their full potential and be prepared to participate fully in and contribute to their communities.

  • netIEP: Special Education Management Solution

    http://www.netiep.com/
    netIEP is a revolutionary, online special education management solution. This customizable, web-based individualized education plan is designed to save special educators from excessive time, worry and frustration associated with entering and reporting individualized education plans. By organizing and streamlining the special education processes, netIEP also helps your district remain compliant with federal and state regulations (including those relating to IDEA) as well as state laws and school district policies. netIEP makes it easy for educators to offer K-12 students and their parents a powerful and successful education plan. For more information, please visit www.netIEP.com or contact us at 1.800.490.9686. For more information on our other products, please visit www.netchemia.com.

  • Nevada Department of Human Resources

    http://hr.nv.gov/
    The mission of Nevada’s Bureau of Early Intervention Services is to identify infants and toddlers who are at-risk for, or who have developmental delays; provide services and supports to families to meet the individualized developmental needs of their child; and facilitate the child’s learning and participation in family and community life through the partnerships of families, caregivers and service providers.

  • Nevada UCEDD University of Nevada, Reno

    http://nced.info/
    Our mission is to cooperatively work with consumers, agencies, and programs to assist Nevadans with developmental disabilities of all ages to be independent and productive citizens who are included in their communities.

  • New England Dyslexia Solutions

    http://www.ne-dyslexia.com/
    New England Dyslexia Solutions is a proud provider of the Davis Dyslexia Correction Program for children and adults struggling with Dyslexia and related learning differences. Located in Amesbury, MA.

  • New Hampshire Bureau of Special Education

    http://education.nh.gov/instruction/special_ed/
    The department is currently organized into three major divisions: the Division of Instruction, the Division of Program Support, and the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning. Each of these areas are further divided into bureaus or offices providing specific programs and services.

  • New Hampshire Department of Education

    http://education.nh.gov/
    Our Mission… “To provide educational leadership and services which promote equal educational opportunities and quality practices and programs that enable New Hampshire residents to become fully productive members of society.”

  • New Hampshire Family Centered Early Supports and Services

    http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bds/earlysupport/
    The Bureau of Developmental Services works with NH’s developmental services system to ensure public resources are used effectively to support individuals and families in their community through Leadership and vision, Allocation of resources,Communication, Technical assistance, and Monitoring of quality assurance and consumer safeguards.

  • New Jersey Early Intervention Program

    http://nj.gov/health/fhs/eis/index.shtml
    The Early Intervention System (EIS), under the Division of Family Health Services, implements New Jersey’s statewide system of services for infants and toddlers, birth to age three, with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families. The Department of Health and Senior Services is appointed by the Governor as the state lead agency for the Early Intervention System.

  • New Jersey Office of Special Education Programs

    http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/
    The New Jersey Department of Education prohibits discrimination based on the following protected categories: race, creed, religion, color, national origin/nationality, ancestry, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status/civil union partnership, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic partnership status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, disability, (including perceived disability, physical, mental, and/or intellectual disabilities), or liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States.

  • 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.

  • New Mexico Long Term Services Division

    http://www.health.state.nm.us/ddsd/fit/index.html
    All children grow and develop at their own pace. Sometimes children have special developmental needs or health concerns that may put them at risk for, or cause a developmental delay. Through the Department of Health’s Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program early intervention services are available to help families who have concerns about the development of their young child (birth to three).

  • New Mexico Special Education Bureau

    http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/SEB_index.html
    Interactive features of the SEB website include: • A statewide calendar listing events, training and news • A New Mexico disability resource database • Consolidated access to powerful search engines from nationally recognized centers on disability information.

  • New York Early Intervention Program

    http://www.health.ny.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/
    The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. First created by Congress in 1986 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the EIP is administered by the New York State Department of Health through the Bureau of Early Intervention. In New York State, the Early Intervention Program is established in Article 25 of the Public Health Law and has been in effect since July 1, 1993.

  • New York State Education Department

    http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/
    Mission: The VESID Special Education Policy Unit ensures that preschool children with disabilities are getting timely and appropriate services in the least restrictive environment and that those services are coordinated with State and local agencies. The Policy Unit provides technical assistance, policy development (legislation/regulations), training, approvals for special education preschool programs, and monitoring of certain early intervention programs.

  • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Rose F. Kennedy Center UCEDD Albert Einstein College

    http://www.einstein.yu.edu/
    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation.

  • Newfound Academy

    http://www.newfoundschool.com/
    Dedicated to the unique learning needs of all children who can benefit from a small, restricted setting with individualized learning and behavior plans. Newfound welcomes students on the Autism Spectrum, those with emotional, social, behavioral challenges, students with learning disabilities, and ADD/ADHD. The staff to student ratio is 1:5. We are educators who follow an education model to promote academics and social learning. We are education and curriculum experts as well as skilled behavior specialists.

  • NJU The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on DD UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    http://rwjms.umdnj.edu/boggscenter/
    The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center, as a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, values uniqueness and individuality and promotes the self-determination and full participation of people with disabilities and their families in all aspects of community life.

  • North Carolina Early Intervention Branch

    http://www.beearly.nc.gov/
    Early intervention is a term that often is used to describe specific agencies, programs, services, and resources. In North Carolina, early intervention refers to the system of services provided by many different agencies and programs for children birth to five and their families. This comprehensive, interagency system is called Together We Grow.

  • North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities Minot State University

    http://www.ndcpd.org/
    NDCPD is a University of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Services. It is part of a network of similar programs at universities throughout the United States.

  • North Dakota Department of Human Services

    http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/disabilities/earlyintervention/
    Early intervention means early assistance. This program is designed to identify children at risk in the earliest stages, when the right help can make all the difference. If you know a child who may benefit from this program, please contact the Department of Human Services.

  • North Dakota Office of Special Education

    https://www.nd.gov/dpi
    The mission of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is to ensure a uniform, statewide system for effective learning as illustrated through its goals.

  • Northwest Special Education Services LLC

    http://www.childrensdisabilities.info/shops/nwses.html
    There are some things you can do on your own, and then there are times when you need the support and guidance of a trained professional to get the job done correctly. Negotiating your child’s IEP is one of those times. Northwest Special Education Services was created to be an effective resource for parents to successfully navigate the maze of special education laws, both state and federal and public schools’ agendas and limitations with a focus on achieving the student’s right to appropriate services. NWSES was founded by Karen Chase. Ms. Chase holds a masters degree in special education earned at the University of Oregon. She is a licensed teacher who has taught within the public school system for more than 20 years. She is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, Council of Parents, Attorneys and Advocates, National Tutoring Association and is a nationally recognized author and speaker.

  • Office of Early Learning

    http://www.floridaearlylearning.com/
    The Office of Early Learning is dedicated to ensuring the accessibility, affordability and quality of early learning services for Florida’s children and families. With so many of our children in care, quality early learning options are a high priority because children are counting on us to make sure they have every advantage and opportunity available for success in school and in life.

  • Ohio Bureau of El Services

    http://ww38.ohiohelpmegrow.org/
    Help nurture your child’s health and development for success in life. Help Me Grow is a program for Ohio’s expectant parents, newborns, infants and toddlers that provide health and developmental services so children start school healthy and ready to learn.

  • Ohio Office of Early Learning and School Readiness

    http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Early-Learning
    ODE’s organizational chart, business structure and leaders, and information on employment opportunities

  • OHIO UNIVERSITY Cincinnati Children’s Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/patients/child/services/
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center serves the medical needs of infants, children and adolescents with family-centered care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs.

  • Optiminds

    http://www.optimindsct.com/
    Optiminds is a Cognitive, Professional Brain Training Skills Center, owned and operated by Jane Stewart, Ph.D. With her teaching certificate plus her Masters and Doctoral work in Education, she’s been helping people of all ages overcome and experience the exciting promise of achievement with great success.

  • Options for College Success

    http://www.optionsforcollegesuccess.org/
    Options for College Success offers individualized support to students with learning diabilities as they transition to college and independent living.

  • Orange Grove Center

    http://www.orangegrovecenter.org/
    Orange Grove Center was established in 1953 by parents of children with intellectual disabilities, to provide educational opportunities, and needed supports across the lifespan. The center offers a full array of services to approximately 700 children and adults, including education, vocational opportunities, residential options, therapy and health care services, recreation, counseling and a robust research portfolio with university affiliations.

  • 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.

  • Oregon Early Childhood Programs

    http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=252
    The Oregon Department of Education is the lead agency for the statewide system of early intervention and early childhood special education services for families with children ages birth to five that have developmental delays.

  • Oregon Institute on Disability & Development Oregon Health & Science University

    http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/institute-on-development-and-disability/index.cfm
    The Oregon Institute on Disability & Development at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center is one of 67 University Centers for Excellence in developmental disabilities education, research and service, located in major universities throughout the U.S.

  • 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.

  • Paradise Valley Hospital

    http://www.paradisevalleyhospital.net/
    We offer a complete range of treatment for patients with physical disabilities. Our specialized inpatient and outpatient programs are designed to meet each person’s individual needs or injuries, with the goal of restoring as much independence as possible and significantly improving their lives.

  • Parent Mentor Project

    http://www.pepartnership.org/
    The Parent Mentor Project is funded in part through a grant from the Illinois State Board of Education. The main objective of the project is to provide support, training and ongoing technical assistance to parents and school district personnel related to the referral, identification and educational services for children with special needs.

  • Pathways of Southwestern PA

    www.pathwaysswpa.org/services/early-intervention/
    The Early Intervention (EI) Program offers support and services designed to assist families with infants and toddlers (birth through age three), with special needs, to promote the development of their child. Pathways of Southwestern PA provides EI services to 500 children residing in Washington County, Greene County and Fayette County. All services are available year round and are provided at no cost to families. Early Interventionists provide services within the child’s natural environment. This typically includes the child’s home, child care center, or other community setting. This approach is intended to help the child’s caregivers learn ways to support their children within their daily routines and activities. Related services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, vision support, hearing support, nutritional services, and social work services are provided as appropriate.

  • Paul Eisenberg Educational Advocate

    http://advocate4mykids.com/
    Providing assistance with the educational needs of children from early intervention to adult. Assitance with Individual Education Plans, 504 plans, Behaviorial Intervention, and Insurance Consultation. Areas of expertise in Autism, Learning Disabilities, Attentional and Behavioral Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Residential Treatment Centers.

  • 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 UNIVERSITY Institute on Disabilities/UCEDD Temple University

    http://disabilities.temple.edu/
    The Institute on Disabilities offers programs and products about policy and best practices on Inclusive Education, including the groundbreaking Gaskin Agreement.

  • Pennsylvania- Melmark

    http://www.melmark.org/
    Melmark is a comprehensive multi- service provider of residential, educational, therapeutic, and recreational services for children and adults with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, acquired brain injury, other neurological and genetic disorders, and related challenging behaviors.

  • 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.

  • People Services

    http://www.peopleservices.org/
    The mission of People Services, Inc., is to serve as the local community agency, providing the delivery of quality services for people with disabilities. Our purpose it to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing services that promote life exploration and informed choices. To offer an array of service options that are designed to meet the needs, wants and desires of the person served.

  • Positive Supports for Children

    http://shapingyoungchildren.com/
    Positive Supports for Children is an individualized program for children who need academics along with behavior management and social skills. With a typical ratio of 7 children to 2 staff, a consistent, structured Program is provided to address target behaviors. This low teacher to child ratio encourages developmental, educational and cognitive stimulation. This also allows staff to emphasize realtionship and self-esteem building.

  • Potential Inc. and Springtime School

    http://potentialinc.org/
    Potential, Inc. seeks to assist individuals with developmental disabilities in reaching their educational, social, and emotional potential by focusing on applying and conducting scientific research. Potential, Inc. is dedicated to providing high quality direct services, consultation, community outreach and education for families and professionals.

  • Precision Songs

    http://www.precisionsongs.com/
    Precision Songs, specialized music with corresponding picture books and workbooks, breaks down large amounts of practical information into small bite size pieces and set them to rhythm and song. Unlike typical recordings, Precision Songs includes a second version of each song with specific lyrics missing. The missing lyrics, usually the answer to a question, are an obvious omission compelling a child to respond. Finally, information taught in song is presented without music in spoken form.In this way, a bridge is slowly built from singing to speaking.

  • Pride Learning Center

    http://pridelearningcenter.com/
    Pride Learning Centers, providing one-to-one reading help for students with learning differences, including dyslexia, auditory/visual processing disorder, reading disabilities and ADHD. We are Orton-Gillingham reading specialists and have locations in Los Angeles and Orange County, California.

  • Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc. (PECS)

    http://www.pecsusa.com
    Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc. offers a wide range of consulting services and products for educators and parents of children and adults with autism and related disabilities. Pyramid is a consortium of highly trained professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality service. Pyramid also offers a variety of training opportunities and products that focus on the initiation of communication and the design of effective educational environments. We present a unique blend of broad spectrum applied behavior analysis, in conjunction with the development of functional communication skills. Our philosophy emphasizes the individual needs of each learner. We are the exclusive source of training and consultation for the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the Pyramid Approach to Education. Both PECS and the Pyramid are evidence-based strategies, with supportive research from countries around the world.

  • Ray Graham Association

    https://ray-graham.org/
    Since 1950, Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities has been supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities. Today, Ray Graham Association serves…children and adults…providing developmental, recreational, residential, respite and vocational services.

  • Reiss (Virginia) & Miltner Associates

    http://www.reissmiltner.com/
    We work with students from ages 3 to 23. For over 25 years, we have worked with families and schools to support the student in receiving appropriate services. We have worked to collaborate with schools and families in finding the appropriate resources for students through the IEP process. We assist families through advocacy, boarding and day school selection, crisis intervention, learning disabilities identification, and over 18 transitional programs. As a licensed educational psychologist, Virginia Reiss, LEP 652, can access a child for learning differences through a psycho-educational evaluation. We assist young adults to find an appropriate transitional program, in order to achieve success in school, vocation, and independent living.

  • Rhode Island College Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities

    http://www.ric.edu/sherlockcenter/index.html
    Since 1963, University Centers on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs) have worked towards a shared vision that individuals with disabilities participate fully in their communities. Independence, productivity, and community inclusion are key components of this vision.

  • Rhode Island Department of Education

    http://www.ride.ri.gov/StudentsFamilies/RIPublicSchools/EarlyChildhoodEducation.aspx
    The Department of Education’s strategic plan supports the establishment of Early Childhood partnerships that focus community resources and educators in order to prepare children to be successful when they enter school.

  • Rhode Island Early Intervention Program

    http://www.eohhs.ri.gov/Consumer/ConsumerInformation/Healthcare/PeoplewithSpecialNeedsandDisabilities/Children/EarlyIntervention.aspx
    RI’s Early Intervention Program promotes the growth and development of infants and toddlers who have a developmental disability or delay in one or more areas. Developmental disabilities or delays can affect a child’s speech, physical ability, or social skills. Children referred to the Early Intervention Program receive a comprehensive developmental evaluation to determine if they are eligible.

  • Rimland Services NFP

    http://www.rimland.org/
    Since 1971 Rimland Services NFP has pioneered successful, community-based programs that support individuals with autism as they achieve their full human potential, living in the community of their choice to the maximum extent possible. Rimland has been at the forefront in lowering walls that separate individuals with autism. Over the years, Rimland has successfully established community living options for adults with autism in Des Plaines, Evanston, Highland Park, Maywood, and Mount Prospect.

  • Rogue Valley Learning

    http://www.roguevalleylearning.com/
    Dyslexia Specialist Tutor, teacher trainer, workshop presenter, 25 years of experience teaching students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences. Fellow of Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

  • Royal Academy

    http://www.royalacademyeducation.com/
    Royal Academy is a private Kindergarten-Grade 12 school that recognizes the importance of parents and their children working together. Each student’s needs, strengths, interests, and goals are incorporated into the program of study for the year. Students complete their program in their home, whether it is in the USA or another country. Regular interaction with the supervisory teacher assigned to the child is conducted throughout the year. Tutoring is also offered. Our school is recognized by the State of Maine Department of Education as providing equivalent instruction.

  • Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities

    http://www.usd.edu/cd/
    The Center for Disabilities is South Dakota’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Services (UCEDD).

  • Santa Clara Valley Blind Center, Inc.

    http://www.visionbeyondsight.org/
    For more than 50 years, SCVBC has provided support to individuals facing the uncertainties, fears, and challenges related to uncorrectable vision loss. We are a community-based organization dedicated to increasing the confidence, independence, and quality of life of the blind and visually impaired. SCVBC tackles complex vision loss issues comprehensively through rehabilitative, educational, and recreational services that ensure the long-term independence and empowerment of our clients.

  • Seagull Industries for the Disabled

    http://seagull.org/
    Seagull gives hope through advocacy and a variety of educational, social, vocational and residential programs. These programs are designed to encourage self-reliance, achievement and economic independence.

  • Search Inc.

    http://www.search-inc.org/
    Interesting topics, group-based learning and real-world experiences are the foundation of Search’s Adult Learning program. Consumers in the program “learn by doing,” with choices of hundreds of meaningful and fun group courses specially tailored to meet their needs. Search’s mission is to empower persons with developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential, accept a valued role in their community, and lead rich, rewarding lives.

  • Shepherds College

    http://www.shepherdscollege.org/
    We are a three year post-secondary school for students with cognitive disabilities. We offer two majors (horticulture and culinary arts).

  • Signs of Learning – Sign Language for Babies and Young Children

    http://www.signsoflearning.com/
    Signs of Learning creates an educational and fun atmosphere where babies and young children, as well as their parents, educators, early intervention specialists, and caregivers, learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). A basic ASL vocabulary can empower children to express their needs and feelings before they can speak. Signs of Learning provides workshops, classes, and playgroups designed to teach babies and their caregivers the basics of ASL in a playful, language-rich, educational environment. These opportunities equip babies and their caregivers with the tools they need to nurture their potential. Signs of Learning believes that this system of communication can open a channel for a deeper connection between children and their parents, educators, and caregivers. By integrating ASL into daily routines relationships between adult and child can be strengthened and frustration can be significantly reduced. Signs of Learning stands behind the research that shows ASL enriches children’s speech and language, boosts vocabulary, increases self-confidence, and stimulates intelligence. Signs of Learning is committed to providing quality services that will support the well being of the families it serves.

  • South Carolina Division of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

    http://www.scdhec.gov/Agency/
    BabyNet is South Carolina’s interagency system of early intervention services for families who have infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delays or conditions associated with developmental delays. Children may be eligible for BabyNet if they are learning or developing slowly. Eligible children are served regardless of family income or nationality.

  • Southern Colorado Developmental Disabilities Services, Inc.

    http://www.scdds.com/
    Our mission is to provide a community-based support system to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families and to facilitate increased levels of independence and community interdependence. This mission is guided by the premise that all individuals have the right to: Active participation in Colorado community life, Make increasingly responsible choices, Exert greater control over life circumstances, Establish and maintain relationships and a sense of belonging, Develop and exercise competencies and talents, and Experience personal security and self-respect.

  • Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center

    http://www.rehab.va.gov/blindrehab/
    The mission of Blind Rehabilitation Service is to coordinate a healthcare service delivery system that provides a continuum of care for blinded veterans extending from their home environment to the local VA facility and to the appropriate rehabilitation setting. These services include adjustment to blindness counseling, patient and family education, benefits analysis, comprehensive residential inpatient training, outpatient rehabilitation services, the provision of assistive technology, and research.

  • Special Education District of McHenry County

    http://www.sedom.org
    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.

  • Special Education Lay Advocacy Services

    http://kps4parents.org/main/
    Lay advocacy representation gives you greater piece of mind knowing that you have our experience and expertise to fall back on but at a lower cost than what an attorney would charge for a similar level of service. We do not practice law; we practice diplomacy with the procedural requirements of the special education process in mind. Our lay advocacy services include requesting and reviewing student records, making recommendations to IEP and 504 teams to help facilitate the most cost-effective delivery of an appropriate program possible, corresponding on behalf of parents with public education agencies, attending IEP and 504 meetings with parents in a representative capacity, and negotiating resolutions of disputes with public education agency representatives on parents’ behalves. We view litigation as the very last resort and will only recommend that parents pursue compliance complaints and/or due process when no other options for timely diplomatic resolution remain. If it becomes necessary to file for due process or engage in any other type of litigation, we assist parents in locating an ethical, qualified public-interest-law attorney familiar with special education. Attorneys’ fees and costs can be recoverable upon prevailing in litigation or as a condition of settlement. While we are headquartered in Southern California, thanks to teleconferencing technologies, we are able to remotely represent students throughout the United States and its territories. We remain available to travel to different locations should parents wish to cover our travel expenses.

  • Special Education Links

    http://www.speechville.com/teachers-corner/iep-resources.html
    This site contains contemporary products for students across the disability continuum, k-12. Features teacher created materials for staff development.

  • Special Education Parent’s Advocacy Link LLC

    http://www.specialeducationrights.com/
    Advocates who help parents prepare for IEP meetings, 504 meetings and mediation with the public schools. Telephone/skype consults available. Founded by certified teacher and due process hearing panel member. USA only.

  • Special Kids & Families

    http://childcarecenter.us/provider_detail/special_kids_and_families_memphis_tn
    Special Kids & Families is a family-centered Early Intervention Program dedicated to helping children and families reach their full potential. Founded in 1986 by parents of children with developmental delays, Special Kids & Families has expanded to the unique abilities and challenges that all young children present.

  • Specialized Tutoring

    http://www.betterschoolresults.com
    Specialized Tutoring empowers children and teens to read and write despite their disability. ADHD, Dyslexia, Autistic Spectrum Differences and average but struggling kids achieve success through a learning to read through the arts approach, one to one. Discover hidden talents, holistic Published articles.

  • 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.

  • Starr Educational Advocacy

    http://www.starreducationaladvocacy.com/
    Collaboration With a Vision For a Brighter Future One Child at a Time

  • Stephen Migden, Ph.D., ABPP and Associates

    http://www.drstephenmigdenandassociates.com/
    We help the families of children, adolescents and young adults with learning or behavior/emotional problems find appropriate special education and treatment programs.

  • Summer Matters

    http://www.vfes.net/summer
    Summer Matters offers a continuum of innovative programming for learners with special needs, ages 5 – 21, in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • 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.

  • Summit View Schools for Learning Disabilities

    http://www.summitview.org/
    Summit View Schools, under The Help Group, offer comprehensive elementary, middle and secondary school programs for students with learning differences. An innovative and integrated curriculum, coupled with small class sizes and a high teacher-to-student ratio, helps students achieve academic success.

  • Tarjan Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of California

    http://www.semel.ucla.edu/tarjan
    The mission of the Tarjan Center is to provide leadership in education, research and innovative practices that supports the quality of life and community inclusion of all people with disabilities. The Tarjan Center serves as a bridge between the university and persons with disabilities from state, regional and local communities, state and local government agencies and community providers.

  • Tennessee Early Childhood Services/Division of Special Education

    http://www.tn.gov/
    The primary goal of EI is to support families in promoting their child’s optimal development and to facilitate the child’s participation in family and community activities

  • Texas A&M University Center on Disability and Development

    http://cdd.tamu.edu/
    At the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University, we support the self-determination, community integration, and quality of life of people with disabilities and their families. We are a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and part of a national network of similar centers across the country.

  • Texas Early Childhood Intervention Program

    http://www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/index.shtml
    ECI is a statewide program for families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays. ECI supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services. Services are provided by a variety of local agencies and organizations across Texas.

  • The Achievement Centers, Inc.

    http://www.AchievementCenters.com
    The Achievement Centers, Inc. is a diagnostic and tutorial clinic that services students of all ages in all subject areas during afterschool hours, evenings, and Saturdays. Established in 1970, the clinic of The Achievement Centers offers the following diagnostic services and personalized evaluations: *Psychoeducational Evaluations *Speech and Language *Occupational Therapy Evaluations *Social Assessments *Reading, Writing, Math, and all Content Subjects *Study Skills, Thinking Skills, Learning Disabilities *Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Regular Ed, Gifted *ACT/SAT Test Prep.

  • The Arc of Monmouth

    http://www.arcofmonmouth.org/
    The Arc of Monmouth is a non-profit organization in Monmouth County, New Jersey providing services and supports for individuals who have cognitive and developmental disabilities and for their families. The Arc of Monmouth is guided by a volunteer board of directors, and is affiliated with The Arc of New Jersey and The Arc of the United States.

  • The Center for Discovery

    http://www.thecenterfordiscovery.org/
    The Center is a private, not for profit Pediatric and Adult center located in the Catskill Mountians. Our unique, totally accessible campus, small homelike residences and innovative educational programs provide a supportive environment where individuals thrive by developing relationships, learning and growing, as well as fostering new skills.

  • The Classroom Connection Day School

    http://www.theclinicalconnections.com/classroom-connection-day-school.html
    The Classroom Connection Day School is a nonpublic special education facility, certified by the Illinois State Board of Education, for children with special learning needs. This program is intended for students with a primary diagnosis of developmental disability, autism, cognitive disability or multiple disabilities. By using a wide variety of methodologies and programs to maximize each student’s learning, we are able to create and offer an environment where children are motivated to explore and learn. This coordination is achieved through team collaboration, problemsolving and individualized, student- centered planning. The Classroom Connection philosophy stresses the importance of multi-modal learning and relationship-based education. We strive to create a nurturing and supportive environment for students to gain trust in the educational process and put faith in themselves as learners.

  • The Early Learning Institute | teli

    http://www.telipa.org/
    Occupational therapy, Speech therapy, Early Intervention.

  • The English Code Language Training System

    http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en-us/
    The English Code Language Training System is an educational services company that provides language remediation and other services to dyslexics and other students with language acquisition difficulties.

  • The First Academy

    http://www.thefirstacademy.org/
    Christian Special Needs ABA School. Educating students with unique needs in an environment that is based on the principles of Behavior Analysis. It is part of The First Academy and First Baptist Church Orlando.

  • The IEP Advocate, Inc.

    http://theiepadvocate.com/
    Encouraging, Educating and Empowering Families of Children With Special Needs is what we do. Is your child in need of special services in school? Is he struggling? Have his grades been dropping? Is he having behavioral problems? Have you been trying to get the school system to evaluate your child and they ignore you? For the past 12 years Pam Lindemann has been a Special Education Advocate. We work independently and are not associated with any school system. We are not an attorney. If you are frustrated because you know the school should do more for your child with special needs, but no matter what you say or do nothing happens, then we may be able to help. If you have questions and think you may need help, please call our office at 407-342-9836 and schedule an Evaluation Intake call.

  • 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 Ohio State University Nisonger Center

    http://nisonger.osu.edu/
    The mission of The Ohio State University Nisonger Center is to work with communities to value and support the meaningful participation of people with disabilities of all ages through education, service and research. The Center provides assistance to organizations, families and service providers to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in education, health, employment and community settings.

  • The Peter Pan Center

    http://www.peterpancenter.com
    The Peter Pan Center offers social opportunity programs for children with ADHD, NLD, Aspergers and other social challenges. We also offer parenting and behavior consultations. In order to be a friend, you need to have a friend. At the Peter Pan Center, helping kids make and keep lasting friendships is our passion. The mission of the Peter Pan Center is to create a safe welcoming atmosphere to give children ages 4-15 the opportunity to learn and practice friendship skills. Whatever the barrier to friendship a child faces ~ be it behavioral issues, social anxiety and conversational skills, inability to read social cues, anger management, etc…we use our in-the-moment coaching model to effectively support children in overcoming these hurdles. Kids are not our only passion – parents are too! Here at the Peter Pan Center, we can help you learn to manage difficult behaviors, work with your school system and more.

  • The Quaker School at Horsha

    http://www.quakerschool.org/
    A Friends Elementary and Middle School serving bright students who struggle with learning challenges like dyslexia, ADHD, non-verbal learning disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Auditory Processing Disorder.

  • The Shafer Center

    http://theshafercenter.com/
    The Shafer Center for Early Intervention is committed to providing resources and treatment to children on the autism spectrum from the age 18 months to age 10 and support services to their families. The Shafer Center for Early Intervention uses a multi-disciplinary approach to address each child’s specific needs. These disciplines include speech-language pathology, Applied Behavioral Analysis and Verbal Behavior, occupational therapy, and Relationship Development Intervention™ (RDI). The teaching techniques from each discipline are integrated into the Center’s core curriculum. This multi-faceted approach helps children to learn in a variety of different ways and to become flexible learners in the classroom and in the community at large.

  • The University of Texas at Austin Center for Disability Studies

    http://tcds.edb.utexas.edu/
    Our mission is to serve Texas as a catalyst so that people with disabilities are living the lives they choose in supportive communities. We emphasize cultural and linguistic diversity as a foundation that guides our work.

  • 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.

  • Timothy Memorial School

    http://www.timothymemorialschool.org/
    Timothy Memorial School is a non-profit, independent private school serving up to ten children in K-8th grade with developmental or learning disabilities.

  • Travis Psycho-Educational Services, Inc.

    http://www.travisps.com
    Nationally Certified School Psychologist in Winter Park, FL. Evaluation for Gifted, Specific Learning Disability, Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit, Anxiety, Depression Executive Skills and emotional Intelligence. Intervention planning, consultation, collaboration and support included in all evaluation packages.

  • Triton College- Centers for Students with Disabilities

    http://www.triton.edu/triton-college-foundation/
    Our mission is to provide academic accessibility for students with disabilities and to empower them to become independent, successful students at Triton College.

  • Turning Pointe Autism Foundation

    http://turningpointeautismfoundation.org/academics/career-college/certificate-of-completion/
    The Turning Pointe Career College addresses the needs of individuals seeking guidance and instruction in Life Skills and Career Skills. Our 36 week, comprehensive curriculum includes meaningful and creative courses that teach Life Skills, Career Prep Skills, and specific Career Skills desired by our Corporate Partners.

  • UCP of Tampa Bay

    http://ucptampa.org/
    Early treatment is crucial to your child’s success. UCP has a well-earned reputation as one of the most skilled and dedicated therapeutic staffs in the area. UCP provides physical, occupational and speech therapies on campus during the school day, performed by trained and licensed pediatric therapists. Physical Therapy improves capabilities such as use of large muscle skills for crawling and jumping. It also helps enhance functional independence and mobility as well as increases muscle control for improved balance and coordination. Occupational therapy addresses skills for playing, learning, and self-care tasks. It also focuses on motor skills and sensory processing. Speech therapy helps children with speech and language skills such as safe oral motor skills for eating and drinking and the ability to form sounds for communication, and to communicate with or without words.

  • United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County

    http://www.ucp-oc.org/UCP/
    Founded in the early 1950s by parents and volunteers to serve the needs of children with cerebral palsy, UCP of Orange County now serves children with all types of developmental disabilities and provides vital support to families. Each year, we provide direct services to more than 3,800 people, with disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome muscular dystrophy and other developmental disabilities. Our staff of highly trained professionals includes leaders in inclusion, early intervention, advocacy and community resources, providing services and materials in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

  • University of WI-Madison Waisman Center on Mental Retardation and Human Development

    http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/
    The Waisman Center’s mission is to advance knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases. The Waisman Center focuses on many aspects of human development, from the molecular and genetic foundations of life, health, disease, and disability, to the physical and mental processes that make up intelligence, to social and family relationships throughout life.

  • University of Alaska Anchorage UCEDD, Center for Human Development

    https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/centerforhumandevelopment/
    The Center for Human Development (CHD) is one of 61 University Centers located in every state and territory, which attempts to bring together the resources of the university and the community in support of individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability / UCEDD

    http://www.iod.unh.edu/Home.aspx
    The Institute on Disability/UCED (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire was established in 1987 to provide a coherent university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families.

  • University of New Mexico Center for Development & Disability

    http://cdd.unm.edu/
    The mission of the UNM CDD is the full inclusion of people with disabilities and their families in their community by: engaging individuals in making life choices; partnering with communities to build resources; and improving systems of care.

  • University of Washington Center on Human Development & Disability

    http://depts.washington.edu/chdd/
    The Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) at the University of Washington makes important contributions to the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families, through a comprehensive array of research, clinical services, training, community outreach, and dissemination activities.

  • Utah Baby Watch Early Intervention

    http://www.utahbabywatch.org/
    The program provides early identification and developmental services for families of infants and toddlers, ages birth to three. Some of the services offered include: A full assessment of a child’s current health and development status.Service coordination among providers, programs and agencies.Strategies to build on family concerns, priorities, & resources (CPR). Developmental services: occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language therapy, etc.

  • Utah Congress of Parents and Teachers

    http://www.utahpta.org/
    Utah PTA believes that “As a parent, teacher, coach, or significant adult, you have the honor and privilege of being a guiding light, bringing purpose, direction, and example to the life of a child.” This year our goal is to encourage parents and leaders at every level to step up and be an example for children in Utah today, which is reflected in our membership poster, DVD, and yearly publications.

  • Utah Department of Education

    http://www.schools.utah.gov/sars/
    This site provides links to contacts for Preschool Special Education programs.

  • Utah Department of Health

    http://www.utahbabywatch.org/
    The mission of the Utah Department of Health is to protect the public’s health through preventing avoidable illness, injury, disability and premature death; assuring access to affordable, quality health care; and promoting healthy lifestyles.

  • Utah Speech, Language and Hearing Association

    http://www.ushaonline.net/
    The Utah Speech Language Hearing Association (USHA) is a professional organization that advocates for the interests of its members and provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas. USHA also promotes greater community awareness and understanding of the individuals with speech, language, and hearing problems.

  • Valley Forge Educational Services

    http://www.vfes.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
    Valley Forge Educational Services is distinguished for its expertise in providing families, schools, and professionals support or guidance for young people, ages 2-21, with learning challenges. Guiding children to independence has been our focus for more than fifty years. Each of our programs supports the needs of specific learners. Our services include school-year and summer educational programs, child development and clinical services, consulting and professional development and outreach.

  • VERMONT UNIVERSITY Center on Disability and Community Inclusion

    http://www.uvm.edu/~cdci/
    The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI), in collaboration and coordination with individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and communities, will promote opportunities for valued life outcomes for individuals with disabilities of all ages in all facets of community life.

  • Victor C. Neumann Association

    http://www.neumannfamilyservices.org/
    The mission of Neumann Association is to integrate persons with disabilities and other life issues into the community and enrich their quality of life with choice and independence.

  • Virginia Infant and Toddler Connection

    http://www.infantva.org/
    The Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia provides early intervention supports and services to infants and toddlers from birth through age two who are not developing as expected or who have a medical condition that can delay normal development. Early intervention supports and services focus on increasing the child’s participation in family and community activities that are important to the family. In addition, supports and services focus on helping parents and other caregivers know how to find ways to help the child learn during everyday activities. These supports and services are available for all eligible children and their families regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

  • Virginia Office of Special Education

    http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/
    Early Childhood Special Education (Part B of IDEA) and Early Intervention (Part C of IDEA), in Virginia, provide services for children from birth to Kindergarten age who qualify according to state and federal law. All localities in the state have services available for children in this age group who are eligible.

  • Virginia University Center of Excellence Partnership for People with Disabilities

    http://www.partnership.vcu.edu/
    Our mission is to partner with people with disabilities and others to build communities where all people can live, learn, work, and play together.

  • Wanzenberg & Associates Educational Consulting

    http://www.iepguardians.org/
    Our firm specializes in alternatives to advocacy which typically lose sight of the child behind the issue(s). A rich background from various school systems tempers our mission to negotiate with a strong understanding for a student’s IEP rights. We pride ourselves on professional, moderated, and data-driven dialog between schools and families. Whether empowering your family as more efficient advocates or enhancing case management services by bridging high school and college, our mission is clear: We advocate for all students’ optimal level of performance and independence in every phase of the special education service continuum.

  • Washington Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction

    http://www.k12.wa.us/specialed/
    The Professional Education and Certification Office has the following mission: To support the preparation and continuing education… To verify the preparation and continuing education……of educators who positively contribute to student learning.

  • Wayne Rock: Special Education Advocate

    http://www.waynerock.org/
    Attend CSE meetings to assist parents with developing the IEP and discuss placement, related services and Annual Goals.

  • Weinfeld Education Group, LLC

    http://www.weinfeldeducationgroup.com/
    Weinfeld Education Group is a group of 25 expert educational consultants, psychlogists, neuropsychologist, speech pathologists, behavior specialists and assistive technology experts. We provide advocacy for individuals with special needs, assessment, and extensive training and school consultation.

  • West Virginia Early Intervention Program

    http://www.wvdhhr.org/birth23/
    WVBTT is a system of resources and supports designed to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers from age birth to age three with special needs and their families.

  • West Virginia Office of Special Education Administration

    http://wvde.state.wv.us/osp/
    Mission: To positively affect the lives of children with exceptionalities by developing and enhancing the capacity of stakeholders through positive proactive leadership and collaborative partnerships.

  • West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities

    http://www.cedwvu.org/
    The Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) has supported people of all ages with developmental and other disabilities and their families in the movement from institutional to community settings; in the development of inclusive educational opportunities; in the preparation of professionals to meet the needs of those with the most severe disabilities and behavioral challenges; and in utilizing interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art services to support the health and related needs of people with developmental and other disabilities.

  • Westchester Institute for Human Dev. UCEDD in affiliation with New York Medical College

    http://www.wihd.org/
    A fifty year partnership with individuals with disabilities, their families, and the community supporting health and wellness, independence, productivity, and inclusion through medical and clinical services, educational programs, and research.

  • Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/birthto3/index.htm
    There are people in your community who help children from birth to age three get the start they deserve. They are the therapists and social workers and nurses and teachers who provide early intervention services. They are there to help you and your child. Early intervention simply means help – the extra help your child needs now that might make a difference later.

  • Woods Services

    http://www.woods.org/
    Woods Services provides residential, educational and vocational supports for children and adults with exceptional needs. We serve more than 1,200 people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities, challenging behaviors, emotional disorders, brain injury and neurological disorders.

  • Wyoming Department of Education

    http://health.wyo.gov/ddd/index.html
    Our mission is to provide funding and guidance responsive to the needs of people with disabilities to live, work, enjoy, and learn in Wyoming communities with their families, friends, and chosen support service and support providers.

  • Wyoming Division of Developmental Disabilities

    http://health.wyo.gov/ddd/index.html
    Our mission is to provide funding and guidance responsive to the needs of people with disabilities to live, work, enjoy, and learn in Wyoming communities with their families, friends, and chosen support service and support providers.

  • Y3K Tutor In Your Home

    http://www.Y3KTutorInYourHome.com
    At Y3K Tutor In Your Home, we take pride in educating all students. Since 2003, we have specialized in teaching the students that everyone else has left behind. We have also taught gifted students, who need specially tailored lessons to reach maximum potential. We do not write off any student under any circumstance, and believe everyone can learn to the best of their abilities. Our many years of experience in tutoring and educational consulting has developed the right way to motivate, the right way to teach, be understood, and be remembered.

  • Yellin Center for Student Success

    http://www.yellincenter.com
    The Yellin Center for Student Success is an assessment and student care practice dedicated to helping all learners experience genuine success in school and in life. The Yellin Center is affiliated with the New York University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and the All Kinds of Minds Institute. Services provided at The Yellin Center include comprehensive learning assessments, consultation, advocacy and transition support, educational therapy, organizational coaching, psycho-educational evaluation, referral services and more. We work with students from Pre-K through Post-Secondary and professional levels.