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.
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
Center for Change in Transition Services
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
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
Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey
Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey is dedicated to changing lives and bringing independence to people with all types of disabilities. We believe in the innate potential in each person to achieve success. While you may see a person with a disability, Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey sees a citizen, a friend, a taxpayer, a voter, a lawyer, a parent, a child – a person with unlimited potential.
1005 Whitehead Road Extension, Suite 1, Ewing, New Jersey 08638
College Internship Program
Our Mission is to inspire independence and expand the foundation on which young adults with Asperger’s, ADHD and other Learning Differences can build happy and productive lives. CIP is one of the most comprehensive programs in the world for assisting young adults aged 18-26 with learning differences to succeed in college, employment, and independent living.
4020 Hammock Drive Melbourne, FL 32935
Community Access Unlimited
Activities are provided to help an individual or small group obtain and maintain a job in competitive or customized employment, or minimum wage and received benefits paid by the employer.
80 West Grand Street Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Provides supported education services in a community college setting, supported employment including job training, placement and folow up, transitional services from group homes and other settings to supported living within the community.
441 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA 01060
We offer a wide range of services that improve independence and quality of life for people of all ages and abilities. Services include rehabilitation therapies, inpatient transitional rehabilitation, pain management, accessible fitness centers and pools, vocational and community-based services, behavioral/mental health therapies, family support, camping, and sports and recreation programs.
1021 Bandana Blvd E St. Paul, MN 55108
Dawn Center for Independent Living
Dawn Center for Independent Living: Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are private, not-for-profit organizations that work with people with all disabilities to advance their independence. Each CIL promotes the Independent Living movement, which seeks to change community attitudes and beliefs which perpetuate dependence. Independent Living is a philosophy which states that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights, choices, and control as do people without disabilities. DAWN Center for Independent Living has served Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties since 1996.
66 Ford Road, Suite 121 Denville, NJ 07834
Devereux Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93160
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
Elwyn is a unique organization. Founded in 1852, Elwyn has been providing services to people with special needs for over 150 years. Today, Elwyn is nationally recognized as a pioneer in developing groundbreaking programs for children and adults with disabilities and disadvantages. Our innovative culture and dedicated staff enable us to help more than 12,000 people build more independent, productive lives.
111 Elwyn Road, Media, PA 19063
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.
Florida Institute of Rehabilitation Education (FIRE)
FIRE is a nonprofit agency dedicated to assisting people who are visually impaired or blind to achieve a maximum level of independence in their lives. Free services are provided on an outreach (one on one) or group basis and are provided without charge, without regard to individual or family income level, race, creed, age, disability or national origin.
3071 Highland Oaks Terrace, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Foundation for Autism Support and Training (FAST)
801 Norwood Road Silver Spring, Maryland 20905
Gaylord Hospital is a long-term acute care hospital that specializes in the care and treatment of medically complex patients, rehabilitation and sleep medicine. Long-term acute care (LTAC) is a recognized designation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for acute care hospitals whose average length of stay is at least 25 days. LTAC hospitals provide specialized care services to manage medical conditions, so that patients with catastrophic or acute illnesses and injuries can work toward recovery.
50 Gaylord Farm Road Wallingford, CT 06492
James H and Cecile C Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital
Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) is a locally owned and managed healthcare system based in Johnson City, Tennessee. Formed after Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, Inc. acquired six Columbia/HCA hospitals in Northeast Tennessee on September 1, 1998, it received its official name in January 1999.
312 Hospital Drive Clintwood, VA 24228
Kindred Hospital-La Mirada
Vision Statement is : To become “a model of excellence” in Long-Term Acute Care. Mission Statement is : We are committed to the delivery of high quality care in a cost-effective manner to enable us to become “a model of excellence” in Long-Term Acute Care.
14900 E. Imperial Highway La Mirada, CA 90638
Laradon Hall Society for Exceptional Children and Adults
Laradon specializes in services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. We operate 11 programs which are designed to help each individual develop to his or her fullest potential. Laradon is more than an organization, we are a support network made up of people who care – and are committed to helping people with developmental disabilities maximize their independence in a dynamic world.
5100 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80216
As you know, many parents struggle to find ways to help their adult child become more independent. Special Needs Coaching can help. Coaching works because, it focuses on the client’s strengths and agenda. Coaching assists young adults with special needs and their parents by providing support, clarity, and movement. By engaging in coaching, clients gain fresh perspectives, generate new opportunities, take steps towards their goals, and enhance personal satisfaction. As someone who works with a life coach, and a parent of a special needs child I can say that there is nothing like coaching. Once you experience it for yourself you’ll understand the value immediately!
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.”
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
Miami Lighthouse has an experienced management team. Its CEO and other senior management have demonstrated outstanding professional acumen in their respective fields. This team is dedicated to offering the most effective state-of-the-art techniques and care to persons who are blind or severely visually impaired, as well as its new initiative in eye wellness.
601 SW 8th Avenue Miami, FL 33130
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
Paradise Valley Hospital
We offer a complete range of treatment for patients with physical disabilities. Our specialized inpatient and outpatient programs are designed to meet each person’s individual needs or injuries, with the goal of restoring as much independence as possible and significantly improving their lives.
2400 East Fourth Street National City, CA 91950
Planning for Adult Life
Developed in partnership with Community Access Unlimited with funding from the NJ Division of Development Disabilities. Workshops are conducted to those transitioning to adult services and their families on Self-Advocacy and Self Directed Services.
985 Livingston Ave North Brunswick, NJ 08902
For more than 42 years, PRIDE Industries has been providing business and service solutions differently. HOW? By fulfilling our clients’ business needs with unsurpassed purpose and passion while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities.
10030 Foothills Blvd. Roseville, CA 95747
Ray Graham Association
Since 1950, Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities has been supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities. Today, Ray Graham Association serves…children and adults…providing developmental, recreational, residential, respite and vocational services.
901 Warrenville Road, Suite 500, Lisle, IL 60532
Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara
For more than 50 years, the not-for-profit CRH (formerly known as Rehabilitation Institute of Santa Barbara) has provided comprehensive medical rehabilitation services, for both outpatient and inpatient care. Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital (CRH) is dedicated to providing excellent care for survivors of stroke, brain and spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury and other disabling conditions.
400 W. Pueblo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93105
We are a residential vocational and recreational support network. An active and productive club house where people with mental illness can gain skills, strength and self esteem.
40 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360
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
Solutions at Santa Barbara
Solutions at Santa Barbara is dedicated to help each client to achieve the highest level of functional independence possible. Our goals always involve returning to home, school, work and meaningful, productive activity. We encourage each client to develop original “solutions” to the problems they now face. Designed for individuals who are capable of benefitting from an active, “hands on” rehabilitative approach, Solutions at Santa Barbara offers highly personalized, comprehensive programs to meet the needs of individuals with traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumors, aneurysm, post concussive syndrome, Spinal Cord Injury, or other neurological disorders.
1135 North Patterson Avenue Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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
Vocational Evaluation and Placement
Vocamotive provides vocational evaluation, planning and placement services customized to individual needs. Evaluation is useful in IEP development, long term planning, and entry to the world of work.
Services can include vocational assessment; employability evaluation; job target identification; developing internship, training, and customized employment; job seeking skills instruction; job coaching; referral and advocacy services.