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  • Autism Society of America

    The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.

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  • Bright Futures USA

    Bright Futures USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing communities together to focus on the success of children.

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  • Canine Companions for Independence

    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.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Foundation

    People with cerebral palsy rarely get the interventions and supports they need at the moments they need them.

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  • Circle of Friends ~ The Path to Inclusion

    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.

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  • Easterseals

    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.

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  • Guide Dogs for the Blind

    Since 1942, Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) has been creating partnerships between people, dogs, and communities. With exceptional client services and a robust network of instructors, puppy raisers, donors, and volunteers, we prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision from throughout the United States and Canada.

    All of the services for our clients are provided free of charge, including personalized training and extensive post-graduation support, plus financial assistance for veterinary care, if needed. Our work is made possible by the generous support of our donors and volunteers; we receive no government funding.

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  • Invisible Disability Project

    We are a grassroots movement of social projects.

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  • Lucky Fin Project

    The Lucky Fin Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to raise awareness and celebrate children and individuals born with symbrachydactyly or other limb differences. Our mission is to celebrate, educate, support, and unite children and families facing a limb difference diagnosis.

    A child being born with a limb difference is not tragic. It’s extremely important to show our children how capable and wonderfully made they are. If we treat them as flawed or limited that is who they will believe themselves to be – and that would be the real tragedy.

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  • National Autism Association

    The National Autism Association (NAA) is a leading autism nonprofit organization addressing urgent issues facing the autism community, including autism elopement, suicidality, restraint and seclusion, and bullying prevention.

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  • National Down Syndrome Congress

    The National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) is a membership-sustained not-for-profit organization dedicated to an improved world for individuals with Down syndrome.

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  • National Down Syndrome Society

    The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

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  • Reece's Rainbow Down Syndrome Adoption Grant Foundation

    The mission of Reece’s Rainbow is to advocate and find families for orphans with Down syndrome and other special needs by raising funds for adoption grants and promoting awareness through an online community, media communications, and other events.

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  • RespectAbility USA

    RespectAbility is on the front lines in the battle to reduce stigmas, failed government policies, and other obstacles that deny people with disabilities the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.

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  • Saving Lives One Flight At A Time

    Miracle Flights is a nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading health and welfare flight organization. We provide flight assistance through commercial airlines to children and families who need to reach distant, specialized medical care from experts and specialists throughout the United States. Through the support of our Miracle Makers, families are given hope that their loved ones may live longer, healthier lives.

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  • Sesame Street

    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.

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  • The Art of Autism

    The Art of Autism is a 501c3 nonprofit.

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  • The Caregiver Space

    Not everyone has friends who understand or will even listen; that’s why we’re here. We provide a safe and open space—at no cost to you— where you can be real about what it’s like to care for someone dealing with a serious disability or illness.

    You can use our community forums to ask questions, share experiences, get real answers, or just get things off your chest. Please do not use this space as a substitute for professional advice from your lawyer or doctor.

    No matter what stage you are in your caregiver journey—whether you currently care for someone, are about to, or did it in the past—you’re welcome here. This website is always accessible, so you can look forward to finding comfort and relief at any hour of the day or night.

    This is your safe space, The Caregiver Space.

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  • The College Experience

    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.

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  • Understood.org

    Parents want the best for their children. We do, too. For the first time ever, 15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey.

    With the right support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. With state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, Understood aims to be that support.

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  • We Are Special Inc

    We are S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Inc. (Supporting Parents Experiencing Challenges In Assisting Loved-ones) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support to parents of special needs children through non-traditional services that will approve the quality of life and work life balance for parents.

    We Are Special Inc, was founded by Lesley Sedgwick, the mom of an amazing little guy named Kevin who was born with a rare neuromuscular ​condition called Moebius Syndrome which causes developmental delays and poor muscle tone. Like most parents who are surprised by a congenital condition diagnosis, I felt lost and didn’t quite know where to begin to help my son thrive in life. Also like most parents I vowed to ensure that my son would have and receive the best care possible. Through the more appointments that I attended and the more parents that I met like myself I saw that there was a need for “special” parents like us that just wasn’t being met. That’s when I decided to found We Are Special Inc. to provide non-traditional services to special needs parents to assist in lightening the load of parenting special needs children one service at a time!

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