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.
Adelante Development Center
Adelante offers a wide variety of services to meet the needs and goals of people with disabilties.We offer vocational and life skills training, community living services, vocational training, supported employment, and we also provide a large variety of day services.
3900 Osuna RD NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
Arc of Meriden- Wallingford, Inc.
Welcome to the Arc of Meriden-Wallingford where we provide advocacy, residential, recreational, community and employment services to adults with intellectual, developmental and cognitive disabilities. Our site includes a complete overview of our services as well as many of the programs that generate funds for our organization.
200 Research Parkway Meriden, Connecticut 06450
Arizona Industries for the Blind
Arizona Industries for the Blind was established in 1952 to provide employment and training opportunities for Arizonans who are legally blind. Most individuals of working age who are legally blind can compete successfully for good jobs if they’re given the opportunity to develop skills and increase their self-confidence.
Avenues to Independence
Avenues to Independence is a non-profit, charitable organization, providing residential, vocational and daily living support in a wide variety of programs for adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome and other developmental disabilities.
515 Busse Highway Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
People with intellectual disabilities are often excluded from society because of their differences. Best Buddies is determined to end social isolation for people with intellectual disabilities by establishing meaningful, lasting one-to-one friendships with their non-disabled peers. These friendships help increase self-esteem, confidence and the abilities of people with and without intellectual disabilities.
1875 NW Connecticut Avenue, 10th floor Washington D.C, 20009
Bi-County Services provides a variety of activities and programs designed to assist persons with disabilities to increase skills needed to communicate more effectively and to use their environment to its fullest potential. Services provided to each person are based on individual need and are designed to increase skills toward independence.
425 East Harrison Street Bluffton, Indiana 46714
Blind Rehabilitation Industries
Our primary purpose shall be to assist individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment in achieving their highest potential by providing a variety of rehabilitation and employment services to enhance their quality of life, independence and vocational growth.
2205 North Hollywood Way Burbank, CA 91505
Brain Injury Association of Utah, Inc.
The mission of the Brain Injury Association of Utah is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.
5280 So.Commerce Dr. Suite E-190, Murray, UT 84107
Preparing adults with disabilities for employment is the hallmark of services at Elwyn Inc.’s West Coast satellite, Elwyn California. Clients can choose from a menu of employment services that extend from identifying their employment interests to providing on-the-job supervision.
111 Elwyn Road, Media, PA 19063
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
Cerebral Palsy of Colorado
Our Mission is to create, support, and encourage inclusive opportunities for Coloradoans of all abilities and their families, through early intervention, education, employment, statewide training, information and referral, advocacy, public education services and collaborative strategies with emphasis on diversity, dignity, quality of life and the advancement of human potential.
801 Yosemite Street Denver, CO 80230
Cerebral Palsy: North County Center
The mission of UCP of San Diego County is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people affected by cerebral palsy and other disabilities. By making solid steps, UCP can build a better community for all in the process.
380 County Route 51 Malone, NY 12953
We create opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to gain competency, develop relationships and join the community with increasing command over their own lives. We are a non-profit corporation serving more than 180 adults from the San Francisco Bay Area.
88 Vernon Street, Oakland California 94610
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
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
Conklin Center for the Blind
The mission of the Florida Lions Conklin Center is to train, assist, and support individuals that are blind and have one or more other disabilities to obtain gainful employment, live independently, participate in community life and have the freedom to make their own choices with dignity. Our students may have been born blind or suffered an injury or illness that caused the loss of sight. they are also challenged by another physical or cognitive or developmental disability such as deafness, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities or borderline mental retardation, to name a few.
405 White St. Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Corner Stone Services Inc.
From 24-hour supervision to Intermittent Community Integrated Living Arrangements, Cornerstone encourages choice and independence in its residential alternative services.Cornerstone’s employment services program works with individuals to find and retain jobs in their own communities. Field trips combined with classroom training help individuals develop the skills necessary to lead an active life in the community. Cornerstone’s nationally-recognized behavioral health services provide many options for individuals with mental health issues, including outpatient counseling, psychosocial rehabilitation, and community housing.
777 Joyce Road Joliet IL 60436
Desert Area Resources & Training
Our mission is to provide services and opportunities to people who have developmental disabilities or other special needs, so they and their families can pursue the dreams and lifestyles they choose.
201 E. Ridgecrest Blvd. Ridgecrest, California 93555
Easter Seals of Tennessee
The mission of Easter Seals Tennessee is to provide exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their community.
750 Old Hickory Blvd, #2-260, Brentwood, TN 37027
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
For over 50 years, Envision Unlimited has served people with disabilities across all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Today, our wide array of home and community-based programs benefit over 1,500 individuals across the state of Illinois. Envision provides day programs, community living services, employment services, a foster care program, and mental health services.
2037 E 70th St, Chicago, IL 60649
Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
An employment resource for businesses and people with disabilities. Our mission is to enable individuals with disabilities to obtain and keep employment.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7016
Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.
The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc. (FINR) is dedicated to excellence in the provision of rehabilitation, education and vocational services to both children and adult survivors of brain injury. Through the provision of individualized assessment, restorative service and foundational retraining in behavior, psych-social, cognitive, physical functioning, communication, daily living, education and vocational area, FINR seeks to assist its clients in attaining their maximum level of functioning and quality of life in the most normalized and least restrictive environment.
1962 Vandolah Road Wauchula, FL 33873
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
Foothill Vocational Opportunities
Foothill Vocational Opportunities maximizes the personal and economic potential of disabled individuals by creating meaningful employment opportunities. Foothill provides our clients and their families with the tools they need to live fuller, richer lives, bringing a sense of inclusion and dignity to a chronically marginalized and underserved group of people.
789 North Fair Oaks Avenue Pasadena, CA 91103
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
Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana
Goodwill is a community resource that offers employment and educational services to adults and young people throughout central Indiana. Through a variety of services, Goodwill helps people find jobs and helps young people prepare for life and work.
1635 West Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46222
Goodwill Industries of New Mexico
Goodwill Industries of New Mexico has many programs to help people get jobs, get training, and get back on the road to self-sufficiency. Each program is customized to emphasize your strengths while providing assistance to overcome barriers. You may participate in one or more based on your individual needs, abilities and choice. Services we provide include: Job Placement & Job Retention, Workforce Skills Training, Situational Assessment, Work Adjustment, Case Management, Senior Community Service Employment Program, and Pathways to Home.
5000 San Mateo Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Adult Day Training
Goodwills adult day training programs enable people with developemental disabilities to set and achieve personal goals within a work-like setting. Participants work at various jobs throughout Goodwill and engage in a variety of activities that will allow them to become more self-sufficient.
2421 4th Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
VR is a state-federal program whose goal is to assist people with disabilities to prepare, secure, retain or regain employment. Our Vision: “Your Success at work means our work is a success.” Our Mission: “Preparing individuals with disabilities for employment and community enrichment.”
650 W. State St. Room 150 Boise, ID 83720
Lanakila Rehabilitation Center
Lanakila is a major non-profit organization that has been serving the communities of Hawaii for more than 60 years. Our present day mission is to offer programs and services to adults with cognitive, physical, social, or age-related challenges that build and support higher levels of independence and an improved quality of life. We achieve this through the following programs: Adult Day Services, Workforce Development, and Meals on Wheels.
1809 Bachelot St, Honolulu, HI 96817
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
Linden Resources provides rehabilitative services to people with disabilities that help them get and keep community jobs with a wide variety of small, medium and large businesses, government agencies and within Linden Resources’ own commercial printing and warehousing businesses.
750 South 23rd Street, Arlington, Virginia 22202
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
Merrick is a nonprofit agency working to meet the employment, personal development and transportation needs of adults with developmental disabilities. Merrick, Inc., is licensed as a Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H), Supported Employment Services (SES), and Ticket to Work (TTW) provider by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Our primary goal is to provide meaningful vocational and social opportunities to the more than 350 clients in our program through positive partnerships within the business community. Clients work and volunteer with over 75 businesses throughout the entire Twin Cities, with rides provided by our transportation division. We assert that everyone, including adults with developmental disabilities, should have an opportunity to have a balanced life that includes meaningful employment.
3210 Labore Road Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
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
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
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 Ventures, Inc. has a long and successful history of assisting individuals with barriers to employment. New Ventures is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1972 by a group of citizens concerned about individuals with employment barriers in the LaGrange-Troup County/West Georgia area. Since that time, we have helped more than four-thousand individuals become better prepared to enter employment, and our service delivery area has grown to include not only citizens in the LaGrange-Troup County area, but also the surrounding counties of Meriwether, Heard, Coweta, and Carroll.
306 Fort Dr, LaGrange, GA 30240
New York- The Center for Discovery
The Adult Services Program at the Center for Discovery provides quality caring and support designed to help each individual maximize his or her full potential. Our Pediatric Program is based on the simple but essential notion that children should be valued, motivated and challenged to learn.
641 Old Route 17 Monticello, New York 12701
Orange Grove Center
Orange Grove Center was established in 1953 by parents of children with intellectual disabilities, to provide educational opportunities, and needed supports across the lifespan. The center offers a full array of services to approximately 700 children and adults, including education, vocational opportunities, residential options, therapy and health care services, recreation, counseling and a robust research portfolio with university affiliations.
615 Derby Street • Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404
Parents & Friends
Parents & Friends, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has served people with developmental disabilities for over fifty years. Governed by a local Board of Directors, we are dedicated to our mission to provide opportunities for persons with developmental challenges and similar needs to participate fully in our community.
306 E. Redwood Ave., Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Parents Alliance Employment Project
Parents Alliance Employment Project provides one-on-one supported employment services to adults with disabilities in DuPage County, Illinois. The agency provides career counseling, job preparation, development, coaching and support services to eligible individuals.
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 302 Lisle, IL 60532
The mission of People Services, Inc., is to serve as the local community agency, providing the delivery of quality services for people with disabilities. Our purpose it to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing services that promote life exploration and informed choices. To offer an array of service options that are designed to meet the needs, wants and desires of the person served.
4195 Lakeshore Blvd. Lakeport CA. 95453
Placement Partners MN, Inc.
Placement Partners MN, Inc. is contracted by Hennepin, Anoka and Dakota County, licensed by the State of Minnesota, to provide community-based services to women and men, 18 years of age or older, who have a physical and/or mental disability. We are committed to high ethical standards and shall deliver these services with honesty, integrity, dignity and respect for individuals served and to all others for the greater good of society.
8200 Humboldt Avenue South Suite 200 Bloomington, MN 55431
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
Pueblo Diversified Industries
Every day at Pueblo Diversified Industries (PDI) more than 300 people come to work in a wide variety of jobs. Most are challenged by some form of physical or mental limitation that must be overcome each day. At PDI we help our people leave limitations at the door by providing challenges, opportunities, income, enrichment and even excitement through work and life-enhancing opportunities both in-house and within the community.
2828 Granada Blvd. Pueblo, CO 81005
Putnam County Comprehensive Services
Putnam County Comprehensive Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization serving individuals with disabilities and similar characteristics in Indiana. Our mission is to provide opportunities that lead to a more enjoyable and fulfilling life to those who may have difficulty achieving their goals on their own. To this end, we have created a support system that provides skills training in all aspects of life including: Employment, Adult Daily Living, Relationship Acquisition/Maintenance, And many more …
630 Tennessee Street Greencastle, Indiana 46135
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
Respite Services, Shepherds Ministries Inc.
Shepherds exists to glorify Jesus Christ by supporting people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential. It is our desire to be a pre-eminent provider of Christ-centered services for people with developmental disabilities in order to encourage them in a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and support them in reaching Appropriate Independence. Shepherds Ministries, a nationally recognized organization founded on Jeremiah 23:4, provides compassionate Christian care, vocational education and job opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities, helping them attain Appropriate Independence with fulfilling jobs and lives, while also providing for their spiritual development.
1805 15th Avenue Union Grove, WI 53182-1597
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
Rubicon Programs is a nationally recognized nonprofit serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is to create and deliver integrated solutions to profound social problems. Our purpose is to make a positive and lasting impact on people living in poverty and on people living with disabilities, especially psychiatric disabilities. We empower people to move out of poverty and improve their quality of life.
101 Broadway Richmond, CA 94804
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
Services for People with Disabilities – Utah
The Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) promotes opportunities and provides supports for people with disabilities to lead self-determined lives by overseeing home and community-based services for more than 5,000 people who have disabilities. Support includes community living, day services, and supported employment services. DSPD employs over 100 highly trained and qualified staff whose sole mission is to improve the lives of people with disabilities throughout the State of Utah. These dedicated employees work in many different capacities to provide supports and promote opportunities for people with disabilities to lead more self-determined lives.
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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 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 Arts of Life
We are people with and without disabilities creating an artistic culture to realize our full potential. The Arts of Life, Inc. is committed to providing high quality, innovative services for developmentally disabled adults. The studio focuses on its artists’ needs and strives to exceed expectations. We started as twelve individuals with a passion for artistic expression and a need for an alternative system. Three of us partnered up: a 70-year-old woman with an intellectual disability and a mental illness, a self-taught, unconventional artist, and a professional in the field of developmental disabilities. We brought nine other people together who were living in a residential setting and had a developmental disability. Our shared vision was to create a working, person-centric, artistic community that provided a work environment of equality. We’re proud to keep this vision a reality everyday.
2010 W Carroll Ave Chicago, IL 60612
United Cerebral Palsy Associations 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
Utah Governor’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped
We promote opportunities and provide support for persons with disabilities to lead self-determined lives. We oversee home and community-based services for more than 4,000 people who have disabilities. Support includes community living, day services, supported employment services, and support for people with disabilities and their families.
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116