Resources

Resource List

Here is a list of local organizations and other resources for children with developmental differences. This list is in no particular order and will be added to as we discover new resources.

If you know of an organization that you think should be listed here please let us know. Email us at team@addaptco.org

Education and Therapy

Blanchard Valley Center

www.blanchardvalley.org

The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Findlay City Schools

http://www.findlaycityschools.org

City of Findlay school district

Hancock ESC

http://www.hancockesc.org

Hancock Educational Service Center

The Center for Autism and Dyslexia

https://sesischools.com/locations/ohio/center-for-autism-dyslexia-findlay-oh/

A school for children with autism and/or dyslexia.

Ms. Donna's Adaptive Learning Center

https://www.facebook.com/pg/msdonnasadaptivelearningcenter

A center that provides services to children with IEP's from their local school district.

Parent Mentor Program

http://www.hancockesc.org/programs/parent-mentor-program/ (County)

https://fcs.org/teaching-learning/parent-mentor/ (Findlay City)

Provides support and resources to families of children with disabilities in Hancock County.

Help Me Grow

https://co.hancock.oh.us/government-services/board-of-health/nursing/help-me-grow

Assisting families before birth up till the age of 3.

Julia A. Cole Rehab & Sports Medicine

http://www.bvhealthsystem.org/services/rehabilitation/julie-a-cole-rehab

Offering speech, occupational, and physical therapies.

Grace Speaks

http://www.grace-speaks.org

Offering affordable private speech therapy

Wood County Hospital

https://www.woodcountyhospital.org/medical-services/rehabilitation-services/pediatric-rehabilitation/

Offering speech, occupational, and physical therapies and specialized services.


Art & Music

Awakening Minds Arts & Athletics

http://www.awakeningmindsart.org

Offering special art and athletic programs for children with special needs.

KanDu Studio

http://kandustudio.org

Art Studio for artists with different abilities.

Heartstring Melodies

www.heartstringmelodies.com

Music therapy for children with special needs.


Athletics

Gliding Stars of Findlay

http://glidingstars.org/findlay.html

An adaptive ice skating program.

Miracle League of Findlay

http://www.miracleleagueoffindlay.com

An adaptive baseball program.

Challenged Champions

http://www.challengedchampions.com

Equine therapy for people with special needs.

Project H.O.P.E

https://www.projecthope-equinetherapy.org

A nonprofit Equine Assisted Therapies program.

Rally Cap Sports

https://www.rallycapsports.org/bgsu

Sports for people with special needs.


Support Groups & Parent Groups

Special Needs Parent Support

https://www.snpsgroup.org/

An all inclusive support group for parents who have children with special needs.

Findlay Autism

https://www.facebook.com/groups/findlayautism/

A support group for families whos children have been diganosed with autism children in Findlay, Ohio. (Hancock County)

ADDAPTCO Parent Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/parentgroupaddaptco

A place for parents with children of all abilities.


Autism Momma’s and Papa’s Sharing

https://www.facebook.com/groups/265359927382423/

A place to share, vent, cry, laugh and grow together.


Parents with Special Needs Children - 419

https://www.facebook.com/groups/804874233506596

We create events, provide volunteers, and more. We are here for all special needs children and adults.

Ohio Special Needs Families

https://www.facebook.com/groups/369270319889339

Ohio Special Needs Families is for anyone who has a diagnosis. Where people can come together with like mind people to discuss daily life, their children, doctors, nurses in a safe and private area.

Miscellaneous

Children's Museum of Findlay

http://www.cmfindlay.com

Sensory friendly and offers All Abilities Day events.

Disability Rights Ohio

http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org

Advocating for the rights of people with disabilities in Ohio.

NAMI of Hancock County

https://www.namiofhancock.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo

http://www.dsagt.org

Programs, services, and events specific to down syndrome.

Museums for All

www.museums4all.org

Offering free or reduced admission to museums for families receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits).

Social Security Disability Guide

m-n-law.com/social-security-disability-insurance-benefits-guide/

A guide about navigating social security disability benefits.

Cerebral Palsy Guide

https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/

A great source of information, support, and resources to those affected by birth injuries, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy or other disabilities.



Autism Specific

Ohio's Interagency Work Group on Autism

https://iwg-autism.org/

"It's really a collaborative effort across multiple state agencies who have come together in order to have a conversation in first identifying the need, but also in figuring out a great way to meet the need." – Ohio Department of Education Office of Exceptional Children

Bittersweet Farms

http://www.bittersweetfarms.org

Serving people with autism

Pierce's Crew Foundation

http://piercescrew.org

Help fund therapy and programs for children with special needs in Hancock County.

Autism Society of Northwest Ohio

http://asno.org

They provide support, education, and advocacy.

Autism Society of Ohio

https://autismohio.org

ASO is a coalition of local Autism Society affiliates focusing on statewide advocacy and awareness and serving areas not covered by a local affiliate.

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence

http://www.ocali.org

Autism resources and training


itaalk

https://www.itaalk.org

Provides assistive technology devices to individuals with autism.

Autistic, Not Weird

http://autisticnotweird.com

"Insight from a former teacher with Asperger Syndrome"


The Horse Boy https://www.facebook.com/horseboyworld/

"Horses Helping Children with Autism, Brain Building & Kinetic Learning"


Wood County Hospital

https://www.woodcountyhospital.org/medical-services/autism-services/

Autism services through Wood County Hospital.