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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  • Ability First L.L. Frank Work Center

    http://www.abilityfirst.org/
    AbilityFirst provides programs and services to help children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities reach their full potential throughout their lives. We offer a broad range of employment, recreational and socialization programs and operate 12 accessible residential housing complexes.

  • Arc of Meriden- Wallingford, Inc.

    http://www.mwsinc.org/
    Welcome to the Arc of Meriden-Wallingford where we provide advocacy, residential, recreational, community and employment services to adults with intellectual, developmental and cognitive disabilities. Our site includes a complete overview of our services as well as many of the programs that generate funds for our organization.

  • Arizona Industries for the Blind

    https://www.azdes.gov/aib/
    Arizona Industries for the Blind was established in 1952 to provide employment and training opportunities for Arizonans who are legally blind. Most individuals of working age who are legally blind can compete successfully for good jobs if they’re given the opportunity to develop skills and increase their self-confidence.

  • Avenues to Independence

    http://www.avenuestoindependence.org/
    Avenues to Independence is a non-profit, charitable organization, providing residential, vocational and daily living support in a wide variety of programs for adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome and other developmental disabilities.

  • 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.

  • Clearbrook

    http://clearbrook.org
    Programs offered are:Residential, Vocational, In Home Services, Employment and Job Placement for people with developmental disabilities.

  • Countryside Association

    http://www.countrysideassn.org/
    The mission of Countryside Association for People with Disabilities is to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities and their families and to support them in their efforts to live and work successfully in their chosen community. Countryside Association is a nonprofit organization located both in Palatine and Waukegan Illinois. The organization provides the spectrum of vocational services to individuals with developmental disabilities including job placement, sheltered employment, senior services and volunteer opportunities.

  • Creative Work Systems

    http://www.creativeworksystems.com/
    Creative Work Systems seeks to enable persons with cognitive, physical and psychiatric handicaps to increase or regain self-sufficiency through employment, independent living support, and personal skills development and social/interpersonal opportunities.

  • Just One Break (JOBS)

    http://www.justonebreak.com/
    Just One Break, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting and increasing the employment of people with disabilities. Through job development and placement, the organization fulfills its primary goals of preparing people with disabilities for employment and helping them to obtain and maintain competitive employment throughout New York City.

  • Little City Foundation

    http://www.littlecity.org/
    Helping children and adults with mental retardation and other developmental, emotional and/or behavioral challenges live meaningful and happy lives with dignity and respect.

  • Merrick Inc.

    http://www.merrickinc.org
    Merrick is a nonprofit agency working to meet the employment, personal development and transportation needs of adults with developmental disabilities. Merrick, Inc., is licensed as a Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H), Supported Employment Services (SES), and Ticket to Work (TTW) provider by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Our primary goal is to provide meaningful vocational and social opportunities to the more than 350 clients in our program through positive partnerships within the business community. Clients work and volunteer with over 75 businesses throughout the entire Twin Cities, with rides provided by our transportation division. We assert that everyone, including adults with developmental disabilities, should have an opportunity to have a balanced life that includes meaningful employment.

  • New York- The Center for Discovery

    http://www.thecenterfordiscovery.org/
    The Adult Services Program at the Center for Discovery provides quality caring and support designed to help each individual maximize his or her full potential. Our Pediatric Program is based on the simple but essential notion that children should be valued, motivated and challenged to learn.

  • Noble Centers

    http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/
    We are a vocational training center for people with disabilities and 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.

  • Northpointe Resources Inc.

    http://www.northpointeresources.org/
    Northpointe Resources, Inc. is a not-for-profit, publicly-funded provider of developmental disability and behavioral health services. Founded in 1953 by a group of concerned parents with a desire for quality programming, Northpointe has continued to grow this vision through our belief in the power of people and community.

  • 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.

  • Path Point, Work Trainig Programs

    http://www.pathpoint.org/
    Welcome to PathPoint, formerly known as Work Training Programs, Inc. Our mission is to provide comprehensive training and support services that empower people with disabilities or disadvantages to live and work as valued members of our communities.

  • Respite Services, Shepherds Ministries Inc.

    http://www.shepherdsministries.org/
    Shepherds exists to glorify Jesus Christ by supporting people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential. It is our desire to be a pre-eminent provider of Christ-centered services for people with developmental disabilities in order to encourage them in a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and support them in reaching Appropriate Independence. Shepherds Ministries, a nationally recognized organization founded on Jeremiah 23:4, provides compassionate Christian care, vocational education and job opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities, helping them attain Appropriate Independence with fulfilling jobs and lives, while also providing for their spiritual development.

  • 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.

  • Riverside Foundation

    http://www.riversidefoundation.net
    Riverside foundation is a non profit, tax exempt agency caring for adults with disabilities. The foundation consists of two integral parts: a residential facility located in Lincolnshire, and a day training program located in Vernon Hills.

  • School of Piano Technology for the Blind

    http://www.pianotuningschool.org/
    Teaches piano tuning and repair to blind and visually inpaired men and weman, leading to employment and/or self-employment in the piano service industry.

  • Seguin Services Inc.

    http://www.seguin.org
    Seguin Services is a charitable not-for-profit agency serving metropolitan Chicago, always striving to integrate, enrich, and empower people with disabilities. Seguin lives its mission of “supporting adults and children with disabilities and other special needs, enabling them to be productive, valued members of society.” Seguin creates job opportunities and housing options that lead to greater independence, so that men and women with developmental disabilities can live, work, and socialize as their neighbors do. In addition, Seguin provides safe and loving homes for children who have disabilities and serious medical or emotional conditions.

  • SHORE Community Services Inc.

    http://www.shoreservices.org/
    SHORE’s mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities through educational, residential, vocational and related programs provided with community integrated supports and services.

  • Social Vocatioanal Services

    http://www.socialvocationalservices.org/
    Social Vocational Services (SVS) is a leading provider of services for people with developmental disabilities in the State of California.SVS provides people with development disabilities the training and support necessary to live and work in the community of their choice.

  • 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.

  • Sycamore Services Inc.

    http://www.sycamoreservices.com/
    Sycamore Services, Inc. makes a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities and others experiencing daily challenges by providing individualized training and services to increase independence and enhance their quality of life.

  • The Arc Fresno Heartland Opportunity Center

    http://www.arcfresno.org
    It is Arc Fresno/Heartland Opportunity Center’s have merged to provide employment, job placement, vocational and life skills training to adults with mental, physical and/or emotional disabilities in order to help them reach their personal and vocational goals.

  • The Arc of Mercer County

    http://www.arcmercer.org/
    The Arc Mercer is an association for people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. We are committed to empowering the lives of all people with mental retardation or developmental disability (known collectively as cognitive disability) through opportunities to set and realize their goals.

  • 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 Douglas Center

    http://thedouglascenter.com
    We are a not-for-profit day program serving adults w/developmental disabilities in our seniors, developmental rehabilitation, vocational skills training I & II & work center programs. Individuals in these programs must have a primary diagnosis of mental retardation and/or other developmental disability and must be at least 18 years of age or older as well as day program funding. We offer dance, art & OT/PT therapies for individuals along with vocational training & community integration opportunities in these programs. All vocational work is paid by the piece. We also serve individuals w/any other documented disability (i.e. mental illness, physical disability, heart conditions, etc. that may keep an individual from working in mainstream employment. We term this “external clients.” External clients, however, are only offered working opportunities in the sewing program. External clients are also paid by the piece. Send us an e-mail if you would be interested in a tour of our program and more details.

  • Tulare County Training Center, Able Industries

    http://www.ableindustries.org/
    Our mission at ABLE Industries is committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities by creating opportunities to maximize their independence. Our vision is to be the leader in quality job training, employment, life skills education and community supportive services to people with disabilities.

  • United Cerebral Palsy Associations of New Jersey

    http://www.cpofnj.org/
    Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey is dedicated to changing lives and bringing independence to people with all types of disabilities. We believe in the innate potential in each person to achieve success. While you may see a person with a disability, Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey sees a citizen, a friend, a taxpayer, a voter, a lawyer, a parent, a child – a person with unlimited potential.

  • Vincent House

    http://www.vincent-house.org/
    Vincent House is a social and vocational recovery program for adults living with mental health illnesses. We are called a Clubhouse because we follow the International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD) Clubhouse Model. We are one of nearly 400 ICCD Clubhouses worldwide. Vincent House is the first three-year certified Clubhouse in the state of Florida and serves members living throughout Pinellas County. Currently, Florida has six ICCD Clubhouses.

  • 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.