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.
Ability First L.L. Frank Work Center
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.
1300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91106
Arc of Meriden- Wallingford, Inc.
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.
200 Research Parkway Meriden, Connecticut 06450
Arizona Industries for the Blind
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
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.
515 Busse Highway Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
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.
88 Vernon Street, Oakland California 94610
Programs offered are:Residential, Vocational, In Home Services, Employment and Job Placement for people with developmental disabilities.
1835 West Central Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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.
21154 West Shirley Palatine, IL 60074
Creative Work Systems
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.
619 Brighton Ave. Portland, Maine 04102
Just One Break (JOBS)
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.
201 I.U. Willets Road Albertson, NY 11507
Little City Foundation
Helping children and adults with mental retardation and other developmental, emotional and/or behavioral challenges live meaningful and happy lives with dignity and respect.
1760 West Algonquin Road Palatine, IL 60067
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.
3210 Labore Road Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
New York- The Center for Discovery
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.
641 Old Route 17 Monticello, New York 12701
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.
1905 North Range Rd. Bloomington, IN 47408-9801
Northpointe Resources Inc.
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.
3441 Sheridan Rd, Zion, IL 60099
Orange Grove Center
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.
615 Derby Street • Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404
Path Point, Work Trainig Programs
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.
315 W. Haley Street, Suite 202 Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Respite Services, Shepherds Ministries Inc.
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.
1805 15th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182-1597
Rimland Services NFP
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.
1265 Hartrey Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202
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.
14588 West Highway 22 Lincolnshire, IL 60069
School of Piano Technology for the Blind
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.
2510 East Evergreen Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661
Seguin Services Inc.
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.
3100 S Central Ave, Cicero, IL 60804
SHORE Community Services Inc.
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.
8350 Laramie Ave, Skokie, IL 60077
Social Vocatioanal Services
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
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.
3601 South Sixth Avenue Tucson, AZ 85723
Sycamore Services Inc.
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.
Danville, IN 46122-1474
The Arc Fresno Heartland Opportunity Center
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.
4490 E. Ashlan Ave. Fresno, CA 93726
The Arc of Mercer County
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.
180 Ewingville Road Ewing, NJ 08638
The Arc of Monmouth
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.
1158 Wayside Road Tinton Falls, NJ 07712
The Center for Discovery
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.
593 Old Route 17 Monticello, NY 12701
The Douglas Center
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.
3445 Howard Street, Skokie, IL 60076
Tulare County Training Center, Able Industries
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.
8929 W. Goshen Avenue Visalia, CA 93291
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.
4801 78th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
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.
Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047