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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  • A Stranger Among Us: Hiring In-Home Support for a Child or Young Adult with Disabilities

    http://www.disabilityinthefamily.com
    Making the decision to bring a “stranger” into your home to care for your child is a difficult one. However, after reading this book, the process of hiring in-home care providers will seem much less intimidating. Based on the author’s many years of experience both as a parent and a professional, this one-of-a-kind book starts out discussing the pros and cons of hiring in-home care providers for children with disabilities. The author breaks down the process and takes the reader step-by-step through the various stages, starting with assessing the needs of the child and the family, including their core values, to advertising for, interviewing, hiring and training a care provider. Even parents who are only looking for occasional respite care will find this a valuable resource.

  • Abilitations

    http://www.abilitations.com
    Abilitations’ primary focus is serving the needs of individuals with special needs and learning differences. Our occupational therapy, special education, physical therapy, and speech therapy product mix focuses on movement, positioning, sensorimotor, exercise, aquatics and play.

  • Ability Magazine

    http://www.abilitymagazine.com/
    Ability Magazine is an award winning publication distributed bt Time Warner with a combined online and print readership of more than one million. For nearly 20 years, our mission has been to provide new insights into our individual levels of ability.

  • Active Living Magazine

    http://www.activelivingmagazine.com
    Featuring adapted activities, products and places for healthy living, Active Living magazine has steadily redefined what physical activity means for people with disabilities for 18 years.

  • AFB Press

    http://www.afb.org/store
    A wide range of books and magazines for families with special needs. Everything from Educational, Family, and Medical Perspectives.

  • AMITY Publications

    http://www.amitypublications.com
    Provide resources for those who are caring for/working with children with special needs. Respresent Future Horizons, the world leading publishers of resources for autism.

  • Area Autism Search – Northeast Florida

    http://areaautism.blogspot.com
    News and information useful for families with Autism in the Northeast Florida region.

  • Autism Is A Blessing

    http://www.amazon.com/Autism-Blessing-Patty-Corrigan-Myers/dp/1606962647
    Book about hope and information about autism. Great book for therapists, teachers and parents of newly diagnosed children. Great testimonials from others with autism or family members, teachers about how autism has blessed their lives.

  • Button Sound Book Store

    http://www.buttonsoundbook.com
    Button Sound Bookstore is a unique and independent online bookseller. With access to more than one thousand titles, we offer one of the largest inventories for interactive sound books for children. Our interactive sound books are great toys for the kids with special needs. Toys that teach and promote learning while playing. What is a Button Sound Book? It is a book to read, a toy to play with, and a teaching tool — all in one book. It ‘s a great gift idea for your special child.

  • Charles C Thomas, Publications

    http://www.ccthomas.com/
    Charles C Thomas · Publisher, LTD. has been producing a strong list of specialty titles and textbooks in the biomedical sciences since 1927. In addition, we are also very active in producing books for the behavioral sciences, education and special education, speech-language and hearing, as well as rehabilitation and long-term care. Thomas also is one of the largest producers of books in all areas of criminal justice and law enforcement. We are very active in producing books for the behavioral sciences, education and special education, speech-language and hearing, as well as rehabilitation and long-term care. Thomas also is one of the largest producers of books in all areas of criminal justice and law enforcement.

  • Erhardt Developmental Products

    http://www.erhardtproducts.com
    This company produces and distributes a variety of materials for working with children who have developmental and multiple disabilities. It was founded in 1989 by Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, an occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics for more than 35 years. She has provided evaluation and consultation services to families, health agencies, educational systems, and national corporations, and published and lectured extensively throughout the United States and overseas on topics such as prehension (hand skills), vision, eye-hand coordination, and feeding problems in children with cerebral palsy, as well as handwriting and perceptual problems in children with learning disabilities. The 21 videotapes, also in DVD format, describe normal and atypical development, assessment procedures, and intervention programs. They each include inservice suggestions and discussion guides to be duplicated for viewers. Other products (books, assessments, posters, activity charts, etc.) are correlated with many of the videos. A special symbol indicates products designed especially for parents.

  • Family Resource Library

    http://www.cpd.usu.edu/
    A Collection of over 1,200 videos and print materials containing practical information for families of persons with disabilities — mailed at no cost to patrons.

  • Finding Glory Group Discussion Guide

    http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Glory-Group-Discussion-Guide/dp/0983033315/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436321408&sr=8-1&keywords=finding+glory+discussion+guide
    The Finding Glory Group Discussion Guide by Larry and Lisa Jamieson provides an inspiring personal or small group study experience in an easy-to-use, seven-week format. Discover God’s purposes and be encouraged, especially when life is challenging. Understand God’s answers to tough questions about faith, hope and joy; know your story has value in the Divine Plan; resonate and grow with others along the way. This is a practical, Bible-based companion resource for use with the book Finding Glory in the Thorns — a flexible guide for church small groups, book clubs, special needs support, caregiver groups, parent groups and more.

  • Haworth Press

    http://www.haworthpress.com/
    The Haworth Press, Inc., was officially incorporated in 1978 by Mr. Bill Cohen and Mr. Patrick McLoughlin. At that time, Bill was Director of Marketing at Human Sciences Press, Inc. (now owned by Plenum Press), and Patrick was President of Human Sciences Press, Inc.

  • IQ of 63, so what-Going Beyond Everybody Else’s Expectations

    http://www.bendanderson.com/IQof63.htm
    Good book for parents, families and educators. It is a good read about growing up with cerebral palsy in the 1950s to present. It is great for inspiring one to go beyond and be a self advocate. This book is presently being used as a textbook at two universities. Read the reviews via the website.

  • Jessica Kingsley Publishers

    http://www.jkp.com/
    Jessica Kingsley Publishers is a wholly independent company, committed to publishing books that make a difference. We specialize in books for professional and general readers on autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, AD/HD, Dyspraxia, Tourette’s Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disability, and a variety of other conditions.

  • JIST Publishing Co

    http://jist.emcp.com/
    JIST Publishing, a division of EMC Corporation, is the leading publisher of award-winning materials on job search, career exploration, occupational information, life skills, and character education. For more than 25 years, JIST has developed outstanding, self-directed products that help people help themselves.

  • LRP Publications

    http://www.lrp.com/
    Founded in 1977 by Kenneth Kahn, a practicing employment law attorney, LRP (then known as Labor Relations Press) first published case reporters for the legal profession. As the company grew, it became known as LRP Publications. For 25 years, LRP’s fast-paced, results-oriented environment has helped it to expand – both internally and externally. LRP publishes both Human Resource Executive® magazine and Risk and Insurance® magazine and more than 120 newsletters in the fields of human resources, workers compensation, education administration, law and higher education.

  • New Mobility Magazine

    http://www.newmobility.com/
    New Mobility encourages the integration of active-lifestyle wheelchair users into mainstream society, while simultaneously reflecting the vibrant world of disability-related arts, media, advocacy and philosophy. Our stories foster a sense of community and empower readers to: participate in all areas of life, including education, work, love, sex, home ownership, parenting, sports, recreation, travel and entertainment. As well as, be informed of and take charge of health concerns obtain appropriate technology and assert legal rights.

  • Paced Patience

    http://bit.do/pacedpatience
    We make social story books about special abilites. Also sell weighted stuffed animals and lap pads for pressure.

  • Palaestra

    http://www.palaestra.com
    PALAESTRA’s mission is threefold: first, to enlighten parents in all aspects of physical activity, thus making them the best possible advocates for their children during IEP (Individual Education Plan) discussions with the school or community recreation staff; second, to increase the knowledge base of those professionals working with children or adults with disabilities, making them aware of the can do possibilities of their clients; third, we would like our adult readers to learn the value physical activity holds for their increased wellness.

  • Parenting Special Needs Magazine

    http://www.parentingspecialneeds.org
    Parenting Special Needs Magazine is a FREE, bimonthly, online publication serving the special needs community. Covering all ages and stages of guiding children/individuals with special needs. Empowering parents, caregivers, teachers & friends of special needs children by providing resources, information and inspiration.

  • Patient-Centered Guides for choosing a wheelchair

    http://www.amazon.com/Choosing-Wheelchair-Optimal-Independence-Centered/dp/1565924118
    With the right wheelchair, quality of life increases dramatically and even people with severe disabilities can have a considerable degree of independence and activity. Choosing the wrong wheelchair can indeed be the tantamount of confinement. This book describes technology, options and the selection process to help you identify the chair than can provide you with optimal independence. MANY OTHER BOOKS AVAILABLE.

  • Pearson

    http://www.pearsonschool.com/
    We are proud to be a part of Pearson, a leading educational publisher around the globe. Browse our new website for the innovative, research-based classroom materials you need to help struggling secondary students master core skills.

  • Play 2 Podium Magazine

    http://www.play2podium.com
    Quarterly publication for Special Needs Families. Parent-to-Parent support. Adaptive sports and recreational activities for youth with disabilities.

  • Pro-Ed International Publishers

    http://www.proedinc.com/customer/default.aspx
    PRO-ED Inc. is a leading publisher of standardized tests, books, curricular and therapy materials, and professional journals covering: Speech, Language, and Hearing, Psychology and Counseling, Special Education (including Developmental Disabilities, Rehabilitation, and Gifted Education), Early Childhood Intervention and Occupational and Physical Therapy. PRO-ED Inc.’s products are used by professionals, parents, and students around the world.

  • PVA Publications

    http://www.pvamagazines.com/pnnews/
    PN, a news/information magazine for people with mobility impairment. MOnthly, PN features a variety of subjects on people profiles, pain managment, or employment. Issues are filled with information on travel, caregiving, healthy living, MS, spinal cord injury research, new products and other issues affecting wheelchair users. Another publication in SPORTS & SPOKES, and this magazine covers competative wheelchair sports and recreational opportunities.

  • Quest Magazine

    http://www.mda.org/publications/Quest/q_curr.html
    The national magazine of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Quest provides 1ts 130,000 plus subcribers with award winning editorial on funding, assistive devices, mobility, research advances, travel, technology, relationships, book reviews, and MDA’s programs and services. If it helps you live more independently, you’ll find it in quest!

  • RFB&D Learning Through Listening

    http://www.learningally.org/
    RFB&D is the nation’s largest audio textbook library with over 45,000 digital and downloadable titles for Kindergarten through post graduate school. We serve 185,000+ members with print disabilities such as visual impairment, learning disability or physical disability. Our human voice recorded books, from all major publishers, encompass the entire book including maps, charts, graphs and illustrations. Specialized playback equipment and software is available. We are an evidence-based program that meets the funding criteria set by NCLB funding. Membership information can be found on our website at www.rfbd.org.

  • Schizophrenia Digest

    http://www.szdigest.com/
    Launched in 1994, Schizophrenia Digest is the brainchild of Bill MacPhee, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 24. Bill has first-hand knowledge of the isolation felt by those with the disease, and he wanted to create a resource that wasn’t available to him when he was diagnosed. He envisioned a magazine that would provide relevant information about news and research from around the world, as well as reach out to people in a personal way through interviews with others affected by schizophrenia, either directly or indirectly.

  • Someone Special Uniquely Personalized Books

    http://www.someonespecialbooks.com
    We create personalized picture books for children with special needs. Through kid-friendly language, we spread the message of awareness, acceptance, and kindness. Our books are a great way to introduce your child to their classmates and teacher. Each book is personalized with the child’s photo, a dedication page, four hobbies or interests, and information about his or her special need.

  • South West Special Recreation Association (SWSRA)

    http://www.swsra.com
    South West Special Recreation Association (SWSRA) is a special recreation agency comprised of the Alsip PD, Blue Island PD, Village of Merrionette Park, Midlothian PD, Palos Heights Recreation, Posen PD, Summit PD and Worth PD. SWSRA was formed in 1981 to provide year-round recreation programs and services for individuals with disabilities or special needs. SWSRA programs are designed to increase independence and enhance the quality of life for each individual. Centrally located at 12521 S. Kostner in Alsip. 708-389-9423

  • Special Needs Project

    http://www.specialneeds.com/
    We carry books, videos, DVDs and related items about mental and physical disabilities. For parents, professionals, educators, family members and persons with a disability.

  • Super Duper Publications

    http://www.superduperinc.com
    We love making creative, colorful educational materials that you and your children will love. (Believe it or not, we have as much fun making them as your kids will have learning with them!)

  • The Special Needs Store

    https://thespecialneedsstore.com
    Offering a wide variety of products and resources for children with special needs. Store, Giveaways, and On-Line Special Needs Directory.

  • The Speech Bin

    http://www.speechbin.com/
    Speech Bin provides a wide range of innovative speech therapy products to help children with speech or hearing needs achieve their full potential.Your single best source for books, computer software and tests, and materials for persons of all ages who have special needs.

  • TheNemoNews.com

    http://www.TheNemoNews.com
    A news feed serving the special needs community of Lake and McHenry Counties. One posting daily (M-F) at this time. Subscribe to get it by email.

  • ThisAbled

    http://www.thisabled.com
    ThisAbled is a e-magazine built on the concept that in order for people with disabilities to be free they have to be politically and economically empowered. We feature original content and a forum for people to assist one another. In addition we offer an email newsletter and opportunities for advertisers.

  • Usborne Books at Home

    http://www.usbornebooksrfun.com/
    The future of our world depends on the education of our children. UBAH delivers educational excellence one book at a time. We provide economic opportunity while fostering strong family values. “We touch the lives of children for a lifetime.”

  • Watering Can Press

    http://www.wateringcanpress.com/
    Watering Can® is committed to creating and distributing books and other products that nurture and inspire children as they grow into their roles as healthy, kind, confident and giving world citizens. Our philosophy is that at the center of every book we create is … the child. We build books that create experiences, as children co-author their books and get to explore, create, discuss, draw, and ultimately, learn and grow to be their best.