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.
Alliance of Genetic Support Groups
Genetic Alliance is a coalition of more than 600 advocacy organizations serving 25 million people affected by 1000 conditions. The organization works to transform leadership in the genetics community to build capacity in advocacy organizations and to educate policymakers by leveraging the voices of individuals and families. Genetic Alliance increases the capacity of genetic advocacy organizations to achieve their missions and leverages the voices of millions of individuals and families living with genetic conditions.
4301 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 404, Washington DC 20008-2369
Arc of Chester County
The mission of The Arc of Chester County is to advocate, educate and provide services to empower individuals with disabilities and their families to enhance the quality of their lives. The Arc offers programs and services in the following areas: early intervention, employment, advocacy, life skills training, community habilitation, camps, housing, transportation, autism training and support and housing options.
900 Lawrence Drive West Chester, PA 19380
Brian R. King LCSW
Parent/Relationship Coaching for Parents of and Teachers who work with children on the autism spectrum. Resilience & mindfulness coach.
Center for Independent Futures
The Center for Independent Futures is a not-for-profit organization that forms innovative partnerships to create product and service models that give adults with disabilities and their families the skills and opportunities to realize full lives. We use our proprietary processes to establish sustainable solutions through community living options, personal networks, lifelong planning and education.
1015 Davis Street Evanston, IL 60201
Down Syndrome, National Association
NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
1460 Renaissance Drive, Suite #405 Park Ridge, IL 60068
Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD)
FRCD was organized in 1969 by parents, professionals, and volunteers who sought to improve services for all children with disabilities.
11 E. Adams St. Suite 1002 Chicago, IL 60603
FEGS Human and Health Services
Long Island, NY region ONLY. FEGS is a UJA Federation agency that provides health and human services across the board. With partial grant funding from the Butler Foundation through UJA Federation, the Family Advocacy Information and Referral (or FAIR) program allows for a list of services to families with children, of any age, who have intellectual (cognitive) and developmental delays and/or learning differences. Such services are: I/R (information and referral), guidance and advocacy for C(P)SE meetings, guidance and advocacy for navigating the government systems such as Medicaid and SS(D)I, transitional case management from Early Intervention through post high school planning, assistance in applying for OPWDD eligibility and other LIDDSO services. FAIR also provides workshops for parents and trainings for professionals related to any topic in the special needs arena.
Great Lakes Disability & Business Technical Assistance
Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, materials, technical assistance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).encourages incorporation of accessible information technology in K-12 and post secondary school settings.
1640 West Roosevelt Road, Room 405 Chicago, IL 60608
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
National Center on Accessibility
The National Center on Accessibility has developed a one-hour e-course as an introduction to the principles of Universal Design for park and recreation practitioners.
501 North Morton Street, Suite 109 Bloomington, IN 47404-3732
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The mission of NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease – a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.
Our Training Center
We are a community cooperative to help train young people struggling with learning differences to be workplace-ready. We are individuals with 1 hour a month to share, filling in whatever gaps exist, using best practices and full networking knowledge of what everyone else is offering. We are delighted to see each new resource to help those challenged with learning differences. If there are holes, we seek to help fill them. Together.
Pacer Center Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights
The mission of PACER Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
8161 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55437
Parents As Therapists
11-week in-depth training for parents with children 7 years or younger in the autism spectrum to teach parents about autism, as well as strategies and interventions to work with their child.
REST (Respite Education & Support Tools) is a train-the-trainer course that prepares individuals to conduct respite training, equipping REST Companions™ to provide respite, in order to support caregivers who are caring for people with disabilities and health care needs across the lifespan.
Roads To Freedom Center for Independent Living of N. Central PA
We are a non-profit organization and provide services to people with all disabilities and their families, via Peer Counseling, Life Skills Training, Attendant Care Services, Nursing Home Transitions, IM4Q (that reaches out to people with cognitive disabilities) Information and Referral and cover the following counties in North Central Pennsylvania: Lycoming, Clinton, Centre, Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Montour, Tioga, Sullivan, Clearfield, McKean, Bradford, Columbia, Jefferson, Elk, Cameron, Potter, and Susquehanna.
24 E. 3rd Street Williamsport, PA 17701
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
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 Arc of Racine
The Arc of Racine’s mission is to advocate for and provide information and services to improve lives. Our vision is that people with disabilities will exercise their civil rights by being fully integrated and included in the community with lives that are as independent, productive and self -determined as possible.
6214 Washington Ave, Suite C-9, Racine, WI 53406
The Neuroconnection is a neurofeedback practice located in Naperville, IL. Neurofeedback or EEG Biofeedback is a non-medication, non-invasive and painless intervention which has been proven to enhance neuroregulation and improve the brain’s ability to function optimally. Neurofeedback has been shown in many studies to be effective for both children and adults. The Neuroconnection has a special focus in addressing symptoms of those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by utilizing an innovative type of brain training called Connectivity-Guided Neurofeedback. This type of training is evidenced-based on the latest research in neurofeedback with patients diagnosed with ASD. The Neuroconnection achieves dramatic and lasting results that improve neuropsychological symptoms. In certain cases, our clients have continued to see additional improvement in symptoms once treatment was completed.
1847 West Jefferson Avenue, Ste. B Naperville, Illinois 60540