Special Needs, Disabilities and CompanionshipWe learn from the example of others how to appreciate and maximize our potential. This is especially true, when we are inspired by the efforts of those with special needs and special abilities! These charities provide for those with autism, Down syndrome, dyslexia, blindness, ADHD, developmental delays or cystic fibrosis.
The organizations below conduct research and provide special services.
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ATOU changes the way students relate to one another in schools through a character-building, disability awareness workshop, minimizing discrimination and bullying.
The mission of the AAROC is to provide Hope, Direction & Support to families of individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
The missions of Abby's Helping Hand is to improve the quality of life of those afflicted with mitochondrial and other chronic diseases through support, education and research.
Ability International charitable trust based in USA is a non profit organization working towards empowering people with visual challenges in India to become self reliant.
At Adaptive Sports Ohio, we remove barriers to ensure that individuals with physical disabilities have a chance to play, and utilize sport to elevate ability and empower futures.
Advocates champions people who face developmental, mental health, or other life challenges. We partner with individuals and families to shape creative solutions to even the greatest obstacles.
Nationally unique non-profit serving the blind and low vision.
All Wheels Up is the only organization in the world funding the research needed for a wheelchair spot on planes
Alternatives in Motion provides quality used wheelchairs, and routine wheelchair repair services, to individuals and families demonstrating financial need.
Provide residential and day services to people on the autism spectrum with high levels of care needs.
We provide support for families and individuals dealing with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome and raise awareness for 22q112 Deletion Sydrome
The Arc Jacksonville serves and advocates for individuals with intellectual and developmental differences to achieve their full potential and to participate in community life.
The Arc of Atlantic County improves the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.
The Arc of Burlington County serves adults and children with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in Burlington County, NJ, through a variety of community programs and events.
The Arc of Central Michigan exists to assure that citizens with disabilities are valued, and that they and their families can participate fully in, and contribute to the life of our community.
The Arc of Tri-Cities promotes the rights of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by supporting full inclusion in all aspects of the community.
The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) helps people with Asperger's or similar autism spectrum and neurodiverse profiles build meaningful, connected lives.
AVI provides comprehensive vision rehabilitation, mobility instruction, employment placement, and social work services to visually impaired children and adults.
The Autism Alliance of Michigan is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals and families affected by Autism through education, comprehensive services, and coordinated advocacy.
Autism Empowerment is devoted to promoting a culture of acceptance, enrichment, inspiration and empowerment for youth, adults and families within Autism, Autistic & Asperger communities nationwide.
For more than 50 years Autism Society's mission is to improve the lives of all affected by autism through advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and nationwide network of affiliates.
Autism Speaks - Dedicated to provide funding for accelerating biomedical research focusing on autism spectrum disorders, raise public awareness and bring hope.
Providing innovative outreach centers of excellence for those with autism. We support individuals with autism, their families, and those involved with their care for life.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a org run by and for Autistic people using the principles of the disability rights movement.
We work in partnership with the community to support and encourage people with disabilities to lead the lives they choose responsibly and with independence and dignity. We have a life long commitment
Balance is dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities. Founded in 1991 Balance provides programs across the lifespan for children and adults.
Pairing High School students with children that have special needs for social, educational and recreational programs.
CRC provides case management services to persons with developmental disabilities. The majority of our clients are recipients of the Louisiana Medicaid Waiver services or the Early Steps program.
Building a better future for poeple with special needs in Israel. Development of innovative service models; advocacy, influencing attitudes, policy change; developing and disseminating knowledge through research and training.
Best Buddies International - dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for friendships and integrated employment.
BINA Farm Center is a non-profit organization offering Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies to children and adults with a wide range of special needs, as well as to military veterans.
Blooming with Autism is a National Charity that purchases therapy or therapy related items for people with autism. Every Child Can Bloom!
The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut is Connecticut's partner in brain injury prevention and recovery.
The Brain Injury Association of Michigan works to improve the lives of brain injury survivors and reduce the incidence and impact of brain injury statewide.
Bridges unites the Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities through education, services, and support, empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.
Inspired by the values of caring and respect, together we guide individuals with disabilities and other challenges to achieve and enjoy their highest quality of life and personal growth.
This is a hockey team for adults and children with special needs.
We provide grants to families affected by autism. IT grants for tablet devices, medical and therapy are all available. 100s of families are helped every year and we are a full volunteer board.
The camp serves individuals of all ages who have disabilities year round. It includes respite weekends, a travel program, week long camps, and special events.
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is a summer camp for children and adults with physical and development disabilities located in Center Moriches, NY.
Canine Partners for Life is a nonprofit organization that raises and trains service and companion dogs to assist people with disabilities or who are in other situations of need.
A division of Little League Baseball to enable boys and girls and a Senior League (16 and older) with physical and mental disabilities to enjoy the game of baseball.
Celebrate EDU programs teach business and entrepreneurial skills to self-advocates with developmental disabilities.
We are a not-for-profit located on the east end of Long Island in New York. Our mission is to provide therapeutic riding lessons and equine assisted services to children, young
We are the leading nonprofit that strengthens the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia of speech by educating professionals and families; facilitating community engagement an
Children's Village is an innovative collaborative of 34 healthcare, education, mental health and parent support partners that provide specialized care to children with disabilities and their families.
The Foundation offers grants to organizations that improve the quality of life of those paralyzed, and funding for paralysis research.
Enhancing the lives of young adults and adults with developmental disabilities through life skills, respite, educational, social and recreational programs.
Daniel’s Place makes available quality care for people with disabilities; providing respite for their care givers, and enhancing the quality of life for the entire family.
Deafinitely Dogs enriches the lives of those with disabilities by placing highly trained dogs to help them live more independently. We believe strongly in the dog/human bond.
Deliver the Dream helps families experiencing a serious illness or crisis in their lives by organizing free monthly three-day, two-night retreats.
DIAL, Inc. is a Center for Independent Living, which is part of a statewide network of non-residential centers designed and operated to provide services to individuals with significant disabilities.
The mission of Disability Rights Ohio is to advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio.
DSRC serves Bay County individuals who are temporarily or permanently disabled with awareness, support and recreational activities.
We advocate, support & empower to improve the lives of people with disabilities in developing countries, so they can live life to the fullest.
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra changes lives through adaptive sports, education and inspiring challenges. We work with civilians and wounded warriors of all ages with all disabilities.
Down Syndrome Advocacy Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It exists to serve individuals with special needs, their families, and the community through resources, education, and support.
The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas is to provide education, support, and resources to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community.
Dreamscape provides a vision for those who have lost theirs. We aim to see everyone suffering from a disability succeed regardless of their impairment.
Easter Seals- assists disabled adults and children by providing a range of services from medical rehabilitation to job training.
Easter Seals Iowa mission is to ensure that all individuals living with a disability and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
Easter Seals Massachusetts is a statewide, community-based organization that has been helping people with disabilities to live full and independent lives for nearly 70 years.
Providing Employment, Housing & Social Interactions for individuals with developmental & intellectual disabilities.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
Equi-librium provides individuals with physical, developmental and social/emotional disabilities with accessible and affordable care through equine-assisted therapy.
Organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with gross and fine motor difficulties by giving them access to Neurological Reengineering
Our mission is to provide grants to individuals/families toward the purchase of a wheelchair accessible vehicle or other related equipment.
Our Mission: Equipping riders for life, through adaptive equine activities, focusing on building strength, independence and freedom.
Gateway to Learning is a special education and training center in Chicago, IL. We serve more than 70 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, helping them to reach their full potential.
The Foundation supports and operates programs, projects, and collaborative efforts in Texas that serve to encourage the abilities of children with special needs.
Therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children with disabilities.
Building a "life-long" intentional residential community for young adults with special needs.
Helps adults with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life.
Goodwill NNE creates jobs, delivers services for people with diverse challenges, and helps the environment - all while providing workforce services in three states - ME, NH, & VT.
A caring and secure environment for mental and physical exercise - no matter what your age! Promoting Health with Dignity since 1983
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind - provides guide dogs to the blind free of charge.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired men and women by providing them with the freedom to travel safely, thereby assuring greater independence.
Harbor House is committed to empowering individuals with disabilities and their families to live fulfilled and productive lives.
HCA has been providing programs and services to the developmentally disabled population since 1947. These include an integrated preschool, 15 group homes, diagnostic and treatment, counseling.
Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center employs equine assisted activities and therapies to inspire, strengthen, and motivate people of all ages and capabilities.
HAAPE is committed to employment opportunities for people with AUTISM-- 80-90% are unemployed/underemployed.
We provided ABA therapy to help individuals live more fully functioning lives.
A non-profit Christian organization offering treatment of brain and spinal cord injuries, mental illness and developmental disabilities. They also offer housing, transportation and job training.
Provide therapeutic healing of the mind, body and soul using horses as a dynamic, interactive tool for all individuals with or without disabilities.
The Hoyt Foundation aspires to build the individual character, self-confidence and self-esteem of America’s disabled young people through inclusion in all facets of daily life.
Humanim’s mission is to support and empower individuals who face social or economic challenges — by building pathways to economic equity, opportunity, and independence.
Institute for Patient-Centered Design is anonprofit organization facilitating a positive patient experience by educating healthcare providers and designers on the environmental needs of patients.
The IDSC Advocates for people with Down syndrome from birth to natural death. We do this mostly by finding ways to allow people with Down syndrome, along with their family and friends, to connect.
International Hearing Dog's mission is to train dogs to assist persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, at no cost to the recipient. All dogs are selected from local animal shelters.
iTOT takes teams of therapists to help the disabled in the developing world where there are limited or no access to therapeutic or medical services.
Journey Forward is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury through an intense exercise program.
We are a nonprofit, special education preschool providing education and related therapy services to children who are experiencing significant delays in early childhood development.
To increase autism awareness in underrepresented communities by educating, encouraging, and advocating for families that are affected directly or indirectly by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Kinetic Kids is a non-profit organization that provides sports & recreation programs for children with special needs.
Life Navigators supports individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Life'sWork of Western PA assists persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment to achieve independence and dignity through productive employment opportunities.
Linden Resources aims to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Located in Arlington, VA Linden serves over 250 members of our community living with disabilities.
LAHH is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to create and maintain job opportunities for individuals with disabilities in order they can express and apply their talents through their work.
Lovelane is a non-profit therapeutic horseback riding program providing physical, occupational and other therapies to children with a wide array of special needs and disabilities.
Funding for an adapted van for two special needs siblings.
We grant donated vans to needy families for their disabled adult or child. A nationwide program of Special Kids Fund.
Founded with the mission of providing multimodal arts programming to people with disabilities, we aim to put art & abilities to work throughout Baltimore to create more inclusive communities for all.
Utilizing wheelchair athletes to demonstrate and encourage abilities to students and educators throughout Maryland
Melwood is a Maryland-based non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for individuals with differing disabilities so they can have a good quality of life.
Merlin’s KIDS transforms the lives of dogs by rescuing them from shelters and training them as service and disease detection dogs for those in need.
Hockey for disabled youth in the Southeast Michigan area
Striving to give autistic children and their families the resources they need to enhance their lives.
Milestones is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve cognitive, physical and psychological function of members of our community through therapeutic horseback riding activities.
Providing student athletes in MO who suffer permanent disabling injuries the special equipment, resources and support they need to overcome their limitations to work toward a successful adulthood.
Our mission is to provide mobility equipment (handicap accesible vans and wheelchairs) to disabled children and adults thereby allowing these individuals to lead self-sufficient and independent lives.
Combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of research, medical and community services, and professional and public health education
Our mission is to bring awareness towards different social issues and charitable causes such as Parkinson's disease, Autism through films and videos.
A local nonprofit providing athletic ride along programs for anyone with disabilities that would otherwise not be able to experience road racing or triathlons.
We are a non-profit whose mission is to acquire, raise, train and place service dogs with individuals with mobility disabilities.
The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.
Provides support, education, research and advocacy for those with MS.
NSUJL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting families of fallen or injured IBEW linemen, apprentices, groundmen and operators.
We provide the highest quality of intensive rehabilitation by qualified and licensed staff to our clients and their families promoting the human-animal bond.
Train Service dogs for deaf and disabled Americans and combat veterans
NEHSA provides year round activities to people of all ages and disabilities. Activities include Snow sports, kayaking and water skiing. We also support our Wounded Veterans.
Noah Homes provides residential care, advocacy and collaborative services in a community environment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Northeast Arc helps people with disabilities become full participants in the community; choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play.
The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) funds applied autism research and provides research-based information to families, professionals, and individuals with autism about interventions that work.
Providing information, education and support for those with Tourette Syndrome in PA since 1985. Promoting understanding and acceptance of TS through trainings in schools and communities.
Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with autism and the people who care for them. This is done through our robust resource center, FREE Family Fun events and professional trainings
As a community leader, Putnam ARC of Putnam County, NY, creates and provides lifelong opportunities for people with disabilities to achieve success.
Nonprofit organization that utilizes volunteer teams to provide free health and safety repairs to low-income homeowners who are seniors, disabled, Veterans, and families with children.
Riding Unlimited provides safe and affordable therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving programs to children and adults with disabilities. Improving lives, one ride at a time.
Sandhills Children’s Center is a non-profit inclusive early learning center for children.
Increasing the confidence, independence, and quality of life of the blind and visually impaired, through educational, recreational, and rehabilitative programs for adults in Santa Clara Valley.
Battles Scleroderma and its effects through research, education and support.
The Seeing Eye, Inc. is the oldest existing dog guide school in the world. Students reside on campus for one month to discover the exhilarating experience of traveling with a Seeing Eye® dog.
Train and donate service dogs for balance and mobility. Preference given to veterans and their families.
SDWR, Inc.is a 501c3 non-profit organization that places high-quality and well-trained dogs with individuals coping with invisible disabilities such as diabetes, seizure disorder, PTSD, and autism.
Service Dogs of Virginia raises and trains exceptional dogs to assist people with disabilities to create greater independence. We train physical assistance, autism and diabetic alert dogs.
Our Mission is to support individuals in the pursuit of their chosen goals and the achievement of personal satisfaction in their lives. We provide Job Development and Support Services for the disabled
Shangri-La helps individuals with disabilities or disadvantages realize and achieve their full potential. We aim to create communities where all people are accepted for their abilities.
Sight Loss helps those losing sight to remain independent, coping emotional stress through support groups, assistive devices, outreach and education, information and referral, and local resources.
The MISSION of SIRE is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through therapeutic horseback riding and related activities.
The mission of SMILE Mass is to help families raising children and adults with disabilities create happy, healthy memories through vacation and recreation experiences.
To provide the highest quality care, training, and daily support to children and adults with special needs, giving them opportunities to succeed in life, family and the community.
Providing families and their children with Down Syndrome the necessary support and access to educational resources and therapeutic services, so their child can reach their fullest life potential.
A unique umbrella funding alliance of schools, hospitals, and social service organizations serving children with disabilities and at-risk youth.
Empowers those with intellectual disability to becoming physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports competition.
Special Olympics Maryland provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Equine assisted activities and therapies are uniquely designed for individuals with physical, cognitive, social or emotional needs. Sprout seeks to provide a safe, rewarding and comprehensive approach
Sugar Plum, established in 1985 to offer those with disabilities employment and training opportunities in the bakery as well as out in the community. Our goal is to create an integrated work site.
Sunshine is fully committed to offer the specialized care and support needed to engage and enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilies and their families.
Our mission is to provide custom-trained dogs for those individuals committed to bettering their lives through the use of an Assistance Dog.
Texas Burn Survivor Society provides essential services to the critically burned and their families and promulgates fire safety and burn prevention education.
Equity and access for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be fully included in the community where they live.
We provide advocacy, education and quality services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities based on individual choice.
We provide programs and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
The Arc's mission is to provide a lifetime of support, understanding, and opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.
To serve and bring sustainability to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in developing countries.
Support Deaf & Hard of Hearing to find Jobs and Entrepreneurship.
We provide support and information for people in Tennessee with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS).
(UCP) United Cerebral Palsy Associations -Works to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities.
It is the mission of UCP of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of individuals with developmental disabilities.
United Services creates an inclusive educational environment that values children of all abilities, in partnership with our community.
Organization for moderately cognitively disabled young adults trying to raise enough money to start a business in Chicago to train and employ members.Goal is $100,000.
VersAbility Resources supports people with disabilities in leading productive and fulfilling lives through employment, day support, community living, and early childhood programs.
Walla Walla Valley Disability Network's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families through community inclusion and support.
fetal stroke causing brain malformation. Schizencephaly causes seizures, cerebral palsy bone deformation and vision impairment Our foundation assists families nationwide
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with special needs by providing information and support through education and social settings.
Wings exists to enhance the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities though social and life skill programs.
The Woodbourne Center is a nonprofit organization that provides residential treatment care to children ages 12-18 with serious mental health problems.
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