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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  • Center on Deafness

    http://www.centerondeafness.org/
    The Center On Deafness is dedicated to providing quality services for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, through educational, vocational, and residential services in a therapeutic, community- based environment.

  • Clearbrook

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

  • Glenkirk

    http://www.glenkirk.org/
    Glenkirk’s mission is to provide quality, lifetime supports and services which empower individuals with developmental disabilities to participate fully in all areas of community life. Glenkirk will advocate for and provide support and service based on the principles of informed choice, personal dignity, responsibility and individualization thereby enhancing the quality of life for all those whom Glenkirk serves.

  • Inspiration Ministries

    http://www.inspirationministries.org
    Inspiration Ministries is a resident community for physically challenged adults. It is located on 155 acres near Lake Geneva outside the community of Walworth, Wisconsin. With a resident building, four resident apartment buildings, a resale and coffee shop, retreat center, camping sites and trails, swimming pool, workshop and about 50 caring staff members, residents enjoy a warm, home-like community where people with disabilities are encouraged and enabled to enjoy maximum fulfillment of their lives.

  • 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.

  • Lakeside Packaging Plus Inc.

    http://lakesidepackagingplus.com
    Providing several vocational services including center based prevocational services, day services, community based prevocational services and senior retirement services.

  • Lambs Farm Inc.

    http://www.lambsfarm.org/
    Located in Libertyville, Illinois, Lambs Farm is a place that, most importantly, empowers an extraordinary group of more than 250 people with developmental disabilities to lead personally fulfilling lives.

  • 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 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.

  • MacDonald Training Center

    http://www.macdonaldcenter.org/
    Independence is something that is important to us all. Our GateWay Services are designed to assist you in preparing to achieve greater independence so you may lead the life you choose. If you want to make decisions for yourself, be independent, and lead the life you choose…a home of your own and a meaningful job are important to you.

  • Misericordia Home

    http://www.misericordia.com/
    The Mission of Misericordia/Heart of Mercy is to support individuals with developmental disabilities in maximizing their level of independence and self-determination within an environment that fosters spirituality, dignity, respect and enhancement of quality of life. We promote development of natural family and community support, community awareness, education and advocacy.

  • 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.

  • Sertoma Centre

    http://www.sertomacentre.org/
    Sertoma Centre, Inc., is a nationally accredited, not-for-profit agency that provides services to more than 650 individuals with developmental, physical and emotional disabilities, and/or mental illness. These services include vocational evaluation, developmental training, community-based assessments, senior programming, work adjustment training, residential services, janitorial skill training, foster care, job placement services, supported employment, specialized services, school transition services, psychosocial rehabilitation,autism services, and a sheltered workshop program.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Varca Inc.

    http://varcainc.com
    Varca is a workshop for people with special needs. We also offer respite 5 days a week from 8 AM to 3 PM. Our workshop is open 5 days a week and is funded by the Department of Developmental Services DDS.