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.
Alexander Leigh Center for Autism
The Alexander Leigh Center for Autism is a developmental learning center and therapeutic day school for children with autistic spectrum disorders. It is our mission to provide an environment where children on the autistic spectrum can develop their potential academically, emotionally, socially, communicatively, physically and gain functional Independence, using current best practice, research based, peer reviewed interventions that are selected for each child based on their individual needs.
620 IL Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Alexsander Academy provides academic tutoring as well as consultative services to families, professionals and schools wishing to support their students or clients that have specialized learning needs. Alexsander Academy is a small, fully accredited, non-profit school for students with learning differences. Alexsander Academy provides an academically rigorous program that focuses on the student as an individual learner. The goal with ALL students is to give them the skills and self confidence they need to move on to larger and more traditional academic settings.
1090 Powers Place Alpharetta, GA 30009
Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills (ACCEL)
Our mission is to provide exceptional educational, therapeutic, and vocational programs to individuals with special needs, to give them the necessary skills to learn, to work, and to live successfully with dignity and independence.
10251 N. 35th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85051
Assets Scholl is an independent school for gifted and/or dyslexic children which provides an individualized, intergrated learning environment. Assetd environment empowers these children to maximise their potiential and to find their plces as lifelong learners in school and society.
AVKO Educational Research Foundation
AVKO provides free daily tutoring and free training of parents to be tutors. AVKO’s website provides free materials and information. Membership in AVKO provides over $500.00 worth of free educational materials as e-book downloads from the website.
3084 Willard Road Birch Run, MI 48415
Barber National Institute
Providing hope and opportunity to individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities or behavioral health challenges is the mission of the Barber National Institute. We offer a range of education, job training, residential and behavioral health services to more than 7,300 children and adults and their families from our main campus in Erie, PA, and in the Northwestern Pennsylvania, Central Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia regions, as well as training and development to professionals around the world.
100 Barber Place (136 East Ave) Erie, PA 16507
California Learning Connection
The California Learning Connection is a Multidisciplinary private practice founded in 2005 in Fresno in the heart of Central California. We offer a friendly and relaxed, family environment and are located in a beautiful and fully equipped facility. Services include specialized teaching and tutoring for dyslexia and other learning disabilities using research based interventions that have proven results. The California Learning Connection also houses speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and counselors to serve our clients. Our clients are primarily school age or younger; however there are also opportunities to work with adults in a variety of settings. We are early intervention providers for the Regional Center, serve local charter schools and provide assessments for the Department of Social Services.
2505 W Shaw Avenue, Building A Fresno, California 93711
Competent Learner Model
Developed over 30 years and written by Board Certified Behavior Analysts, the Competent Learner Model© provides developmentally appropriate assessment, curriculum, staff training, consultation, and direct services for educators and parents of birth to 3, pre-school and school-age children with a diagnosis of autism, pervasive developmental disorders, other developmental disabilities and challenging behavioral difficulties. The primary focus of the Competent Learner Model (CLM) is on developing the seven repertoires that all learners need in order to perform well in educational settings and to function successfully in daily life. These repertoires are based upon a behavioral analysis of functional language that provides a framework for developing participation, communication, problem solving, observation, listening, and the pre-academic skills of reading and writing. The CLM is designed to build a bridge of cooperation and understanding across the school and home learning environments while supporting the goals and recommendations of the 2001 National Research Council publication, Educating Children with Autism. The CLM promotes consistency in programming across all settings.
Connecticut- St. Vincents Special Needs Services
95 Merritt Blvd Trumbull, CT 06611
Dee Walden Learning Solutions, LLC.
Dee Walden Learning Solutions, LLC offers children and adults, ages 3-103, a device that improves handwriting. The FunnelGripper was created for those having difficulty learning to control a pencil, pen or crayon and for those with slightly limited or weak hand-finger mobility. The FunnelGripper gives support to fingers, retains a proper grip and helps adults suffering from arthritis or any condition that slightly limits their ability to grasp and apply pressure while writing. Dee Walden Learning Solutions, LLC also, offers Deez EZway To Learn reading and handwriting workbooks. These workbooks contain special lettering that helps to develop better handwriting skills. Also included are phonetic blending lessons to teach reading, page-to-page instructions and numerous pictures for coloring and learning new vocabulary. The workbooks place equal and simultaneous importance on learning to read phonetically and to write legibly. Early learners, gifted students, special education students and anyone having difficulty learning to read and write will find these workbooks a great source to teach, remediate or speed the learning process. Workbooks 1-5 are available for pre-k through grade 2.
Temple Terrace, FL 33687
El Valor is a non-profit community-based organization founded in 1973. El Valor is the first bilingual, bicultural rehabilitation center in Illinois. Their strategic goals are: to be the best in the nation in early childhood care in the Hispanic community; to become the premier organization developing leadership for the Hispanic community; and to be an international model for inclusion of people with disabilities in the Hispanic community.
1951 W, 19th Street Chicago, IL 60608
Glenwood Country Day School
14785 Bushy Park Road, Woodbine, Md. 21797
Hayden’s Way is a school that caters to children’s with special needs. We have designed a multi-sensory classroom for children who learn at a different pace and in a different way. Our staff has been trained using Lindamood-Bell and Orton Gillingham techniques. Multisensory learning incorporates each of the senses in the learning experience – audio, visual, tactile. This approach to learning worked exceptionally well for students with learning disabilities, including dyslexia. Hayden’s Way incorporates Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing techniques along with Orton-Gillingham tactile learning techniques to help our students reach academic goals such as decoding, phonemic awareness, and reading comprehension.
HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy
HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy is a day and residential school for students up to age 21 who have severe, multiple disabilities usually resulting from cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or other neurological impairment. Our programs include special education, physical, occupational, speech/language, music, dance and recreational therapy, along with adaptive art. Emphasis on assistive technology. Support services include 24-hour nursing, social work, nutrition therapy and medical supervision. PA Approved Private School.
4400 Baltimore Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19104
InSyncLearning–Individually Designed Education for Your Unique Child
Wholistic, multiple-sensory, bi-hemispheric, self-paced, individualized compensatory learning approaches for bright but struggling learners (K-12–Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia with mildADD/ADHD). I have been trained by Dr. Mel Levine, M.D. “Schools Attuned” to humanize education based on the learner’s interests. Orton-Gillingham reading/language arts facilitation is integrated in the Home School program. I work not only with the student; but, also teach the parent how to work with their love-one.
Ablenet IntelliTools provides technology to help struggling students learn to their fullest potential: serving students in PreK-8 who use assistive technology, have IEPs, have limited English proficiency, or need additional instructional support for any reason.
2625 Patton Road Roseville, MN 55113-1308
Journey Preschool is a non-profit early learning center that specializes in providing the best possible learning environment for children with special needs.
17738 Flint Ave., Farmington, MN
A residential school for children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Heartspring provides greater independence for children with disabilities through the Heartspring School, Heartspring Pediatric Services, the Heartspring Hearing Center, consultation services and Heartspring World Reach.
8700 EAST 29TH ST. NORTH WICHITA, KANSAS 67226
Founded in 1982, Keshet provides educational, recreational and vocational programs for children and young adults with special needs.
600 Academy Dr., Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062
Kids World Academy
Kids World Academy in Taylorsville/Salt Lake City, Utah is a private school working with children preschool through 3rd grade. Kids World Academy opened its doors on June 15th, 2005. Kids World Academy educates children with and without disabilities in a inclusive environment. This unique private school takes the traditional classroom and customizes learning for every child. Kids World Academy staff works with children of all abilities such as: Autism, PDD, Speech Delays, Down Syndrome, Aspergers, Behavior challenges, Cerebral Palsy, and Developmental Delays. This specialized private school also has many families enrolling their typical children in the classrooms as peer models. Early childhood experts say that educating children with disabilities and without disabilities in the same classroom is highly beneficial. Early childhood educators also agree early intervention is a key to a child’s success in education. This private school highly specializes in Communication strategies and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kids World Academy also provides one on one therapy and Drum therapy services for children who have or are at increased risk for physical, emotional, developmental, and behavioral disorders.
1328 W 6170 S, Taylorsville, UT 84123
Massachusetts- Evergreen Center, Inc.
The Evergreen Center is a residential school serving children and adolescents with severe developmental disabilities.The Center believes it is essential to build skills in the areas of communication, self-care and social interaction to successfully place students in less restrictive environments and enhance their quality of life.
345 Fortune Boulevard Milford, MA USA 01757
Maximum Potential Kids
Maximum Potential has developed a video based autism training and curriculum platform that enables early intervention agencies or schools train their staff that works with children with autism. The program provides 5.5 hours of training that teachers staff best practices when working with students with ASD. The platform also contains 500+ fully customizable lesson plans that are compatible with the ABLLS-R.
5020 Mill Creek Ave Alpharetta, GA 30022
New Jersey- Bancroft Neurohealth
Bancroft offers a wide range of state-of-the-art services to children and adults with autism, developmental disabilities, brain injuries and other neurological impairments. Services include educational, vocational, residential, rehabilitation and therapeutic interventions based on the individual needs of each person the organization serves.
1255 Caldwell Road Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
New Jersey- Matheny Medical and Educational Center
Matheny Medical and Educational Center is a special hospital and educational facility for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities.
65 Highland Ave Peapack, NJ 07977
New Jersey- Orchard
405 Linden Ave., Riverton, NJ 08077
Dedicated to the unique learning needs of all children who can benefit from a small, restricted setting with individualized learning and behavior plans. Newfound welcomes students on the Autism Spectrum, those with emotional, social, behavioral challenges, students with learning disabilities, and ADD/ADHD. The staff to student ratio is 1:5. We are educators who follow an education model to promote academics and social learning. We are education and curriculum experts as well as skilled behavior specialists.
2155 Marsh Lane, Carrollton, TX 75006
Pacific Autism Center for Education
Our mission at PACE is to provide high quality programs for kids and adults with Autism/developmental disabilities, so they may experience the satisfaction and fulfillment that come from learning, self care, self expression, productive work, and interpersonal and community experiences. PACE programs include PACE School, Early Intervention, Adult Day, and Residential.
1880 Pruneridge Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Precision Songs, specialized music with corresponding picture books and workbooks, breaks down large amounts of practical information into small bite size pieces and set them to rhythm and song. Unlike typical recordings, Precision Songs includes a second version of each song with specific lyrics missing. The missing lyrics, usually the answer to a question, are an obvious omission compelling a child to respond. Finally, information taught in song is presented without music in spoken form.In this way, a bridge is slowly built from singing to speaking.
Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc. (PECS)
Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc. offers a wide range of consulting services and products for educators and parents of children and adults with autism and related disabilities. Pyramid is a consortium of highly trained professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality service. Pyramid also offers a variety of training opportunities and products that focus on the initiation of communication and the design of effective educational environments. We present a unique blend of broad spectrum applied behavior analysis, in conjunction with the development of functional communication skills. Our philosophy emphasizes the individual needs of each learner. We are the exclusive source of training and consultation for the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the Pyramid Approach to Education. Both PECS and the Pyramid are evidence-based strategies, with supportive research from countries around the world.
13 Garfield Way Newark, DE 19713
Royal Academy is a private Kindergarten-Grade 12 school that recognizes the importance of parents and their children working together. Each student’s needs, strengths, interests, and goals are incorporated into the program of study for the year. Students complete their program in their home, whether it is in the USA or another country. Regular interaction with the supervisory teacher assigned to the child is conducted throughout the year. Tutoring is also offered. Our school is recognized by the State of Maine Department of Education as providing equivalent instruction.
15 Shaker Rd., Gray, ME 04039-1056
Special Education District of McHenry County
Vision: Effecting a positive difference in the lives of people with special needs to help them become healthy, fulfilled, and productive members of their community. Mission: We are dedicated to helping our children and young adults (ages 3-21) develop their individual potential by providing specialized educational services, programs and facilities in partnership with school districts.
1200 Claussen Drive, Woodstock, IL 60098
SPED Child and Teen Disability Workshops, Conferences and More
Parent and educator workshops, conferences, seminars, assistive technology fairs, accessible recreation, special-needs camps and camp fairs. For physical, cognitive and neurological disabilities, including Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Hearing and Visual Impairments, Physical Challenges.
Summer Matters offers a continuum of innovative programming for learners with special needs, ages 5 – 21, in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1777 North Valley Forge, Malvern, PA 19355
Summit Academy Schools. Community Schools for Alternative Learners
28 schools (including a Therapeutic Martial Arts Program and much more) specifically designed for students with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, PDD-NOS and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities.
464 South Hawkins Avenue, Suite 100 Akron, OH 44320
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 Classroom Connection Day School
The Classroom Connection Day School is a nonpublic special education facility, certified by the Illinois State Board of Education, for children with special learning needs. This program is intended for students with a primary diagnosis of developmental disability, autism, cognitive disability or multiple disabilities. By using a wide variety of methodologies and programs to maximize each student’s learning, we are able to create and offer an environment where children are motivated to explore and learn. This coordination is achieved through team collaboration, problemsolving and individualized, student- centered planning. The Classroom Connection philosophy stresses the importance of multi-modal learning and relationship-based education. We strive to create a nurturing and supportive environment for students to gain trust in the educational process and put faith in themselves as learners.
2225-2227 Lakeside Dr., Bannockburn, IL 60015
The First Academy
Christian Special Needs ABA School. Educating students with unique needs in an environment that is based on the principles of Behavior Analysis. It is part of The First Academy and First Baptist Church Orlando.
2667 Bruton Blvd., Orlando, FL 32805
The Learning Resource Room
Reading and Literacy: assessment, instruction, and intervention, are my areas of specialty. My teaching employs multi-sensory, Orton Gillingham based methods proven to be effective in the instruction of students diagnosed as dyslexic. All ages are served. Web based instruction is available.
Ventura, CA 93002
The Quaker School at Horsha
A Friends Elementary and Middle School serving bright students who struggle with learning challenges like dyslexia, ADHD, non-verbal learning disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Auditory Processing Disorder.
250 Meetinghouse Road Horsham, PA 19044
The Vanguard School
The Vanguard School provides comprehensive special education services with a unique focus on the individual child and his or her readiness for life. The Vanguard School has been an innovator in offering an integrated academic, social and life skills approach within a supportive environment where the ultimate goal is to have each student become an independent, functional, and happy member of society. Vanguard’s innovative K-12 and post-secondary education is a hallmark of the school’s “Learning-for-Life” philosophy, and has resulted in measurable success for graduates. The Vanguard School is a nonprofit, state-licensed, academic day school that is one of 34 Pennsylvania Approved Private Schools for Special Education, selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
1777 North Valley Road Malvern, PA 19355
Timothy Memorial School
Timothy Memorial School is a non-profit, independent private school serving up to ten children in K-8th grade with developmental or learning disabilities.
27 Creeping Hemlock Drive, Norwalk, CT 06851
Valley Forge Educational Services
Valley Forge Educational Services is distinguished for its expertise in providing families, schools, and professionals support or guidance for young people, ages 2-21, with learning challenges. Guiding children to independence has been our focus for more than fifty years. Each of our programs supports the needs of specific learners. Our services include school-year and summer educational programs, child development and clinical services, consulting and professional development and outreach.
1777 North Valley Road Malvern, PA 19355
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