AbilityPath.org is an online hub and special needs community for parents and professionals to learn, connect and live a more balanced life – through all phases of a child’s growth and development.
Content is available in English and Spanish and features advice, tool kits and other practical day-to-day living tips.more >
The Acceptance retreat center is the core of Acceptance. Here, individuals and families will come for a weekend, week, or month-long stay to learn, grow, & gain confidence and hope. Each day will feature a wide variety of workshops, lectures, classes and experiences on all aspects of life.more >
ACT Today! is dedicated to helping families provide care and treatment for their children with autism. Since 2005, ACT Today! has provided financial assistance grants to over 1,400 individuals with autism across the country to help with out-of-pocket costs associated with autism care and treatment. ACT Today! has provided grants for the following requests including: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, speech and occupational therapy, bio-medical testing and supplements, assistive technologies (i.e. iPad, communication apps), safety equipment (i.e. fencing, GPS tracking devices), autism service dogs, social skills groups, special needs summer camps, and much more. To learn more or to apply for a grant, visit us at www.act-today.org.more >
Asperger Experts is based out of AE HQ in Seattle, Washington, where they enliven, empower and educate people with Asperger’s, their parents, and other members of the Autism community.more >
The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.more >
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.more >
Imagine for a moment that you deal with the never ending problem that people with autism and their families face – where’s a good place to go which is safe and won’t over stimulate me or my autistic loved one. Places where people feel comfortable and can have FUN, and which are staffed by understanding and helpful people. Just have a look at the Autism Village app (iPhone, Android) and you’ll quickly find nearby places rated and reviewed by others like yourself.more >
A place for people on the autism spectrum and their families and friends to meet and discuss autism, Asperger’s syndrome and ASDmore >
Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with IDD. For individuals within this community, Best Buddies helps them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communications skills, and feel valued by society.
The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.more >
We empower parents raising children with developmental disabilities to be their absolute best.more >
Imagine being able to get your Ph.D. but not being able to get your pencil from the floor; Being able to raise three children, but unable to hear them call your name; Serving your country in combat, and not being unable to turn off the lights. Canine Companions for Independence assistance dogs can do all this and so much more for children, adults and veterans with disabilities. These expertly trained assistance dogs know over 40 commands to enhance independence and are provided entirely free of charge to recipients.more >
Child’s World America is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to improving the overall well-being of America’s children. We are a catalyst for supporting organizations, professionals and individuals working towards better child well-being. Pragmatically, we operate a focused journalism platform (Child’s World NEWS) and a special event production and management effort (Child’s World PRESENTS).more >
Circle of Friends (CoF) creates a supported network of friendships between students with special needs and their non-disabled peers, bringing inclusion to school campuses and into the community.more >
For over 25 years, Dup15q Alliance has provided family support and promoted awareness, research and targeted treatments for dup15q syndrome (11.2-13.1 duplication).more >
Easterseals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easterseals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.more >
Geek Club Books nonprofit ignites hearts and opens minds through autism storytelling so all individuals with autism have every opportunity in this world to shine.more >
The Global Autism Project is an international nonprofit organization that promotes the acceptance and integration of individuals with autism worldwide by training communities in culturally relevant, sustainable practices.
Autism Knows No Borders, Fortunately Neither Do We.®more >
Our vision is to advocate for families worldwide affected by Phelan-McDermid Syndrome and accelerate the search for a cure. Our mission is to offer family support, facilitate research, advocate, and raise awareness of PMS.more >
Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network.more >
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street and so much more. Sesame Workshop’s mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Our recipe for success is combining a curriculum that addresses children’s critical developmental needs with the sophisticated use of media and a large dose of fun. Our work promotes learning with real, measurable results, a fact borne out by numerous studies and sustained through our research-intensive process.more >
The College Experience is a two-year residential, non-credit certificate program hosted by The College of Saint Rose in partnership with Living Resources. Through The College Experience, students with intellectual disabilities can practice living independently, make friends, intern at area businesses and become part of a diverse campus community.more >
The Color of Autism Foundation is committed serving individuals and their families who are affected by autism spectrum disorders. We’re devoted to empowering African American Families and Underserved Communities by creating programs that lessening their isolation and help them thrive. We are committed to ensuring that all people with autism receive appropriate, effective services and training to maximize their growth potential.more >
The My Gym Challenged America Foundation (MGCA) is committed to providing support to children facing physical and/or cognitive challenges by awarding gifts of assistive equipment and services. Wheelchairs, walkers, hearing aids, specialized swing sets, adaptive chairs, therapeutic program software, and many other essential items are awarded to deserving families in an effort to provide the simple joys of childhood to youngsters of all abilities and economic levels.more >
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