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.
Center on Deafness
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.
3444 Dundee Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062
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
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.
3504 Commercial Avenue Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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.
N2270 State RD 67 Walworth, WI 53184
Kentucky- Stewart Home School
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.
4200 Lawrenceburg Road Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Lakeside Packaging Plus Inc.
Providing several vocational services including center based prevocational services, day services, community based prevocational services and senior retirement services.
1040 Breezewood Lane Neenah, WI 54956
Lambs Farm Inc.
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.
14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville IL 60048
Lions World Services for the Blind
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
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
MacDonald Training Center
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.
5420 W. Cypress Street Tampa, Florida 33607-1706
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.
6300 North Ridge Chicago, IL 60660
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
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.
4343 West 123rd Street Alsip, Illinois 60803
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
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
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.
5 Coon Hollow Road, Derby, CT 06418