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.

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Education and Therapy

Blanchard Valley Center

The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Findlay City Schools

City of Findlay school district

Hancock ESC

Hancock Educational Service Center

Specialized Education Services, Inc.

Serving students, districts and families in Ohio.

Ms. Donna's Adaptive Learning Center

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

Parent Mentor Program (County) (Findlay City)

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

Help Me Grow

Assisting families before birth up till the age of 3.

Julia A. Cole Rehab & Sports Medicine

Offering speech, occupational, and physical therapies.

Grace Speaks

Offering affordable private speech therapy

Bee Heard

Speech & Language Services

Wood County Hospital

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

Playful Progress Therapy LLC

Pediatric Occupational Therapy services, including find motor, sensory, and feeding. 

Collaboration Therapy, LLC

Speech and Feeding Therapy Services for all ages, with 10+ years of experience.

Ohio Early Intervention

"Helping children and families wherever they choose to live, play, and spend their day."

Art & Music

Awakening Minds Arts & Athletics

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

KanDu Studio

Art Studio for artists with different abilities.

Heartstring Melodies

Music therapy for children with special needs.


Gliding Stars of Findlay

An adaptive ice skating program.

Miracle League of Findlay

An adaptive baseball program.

Challenged Champions

Equine therapy for people with special needs.

Project H.O.P.E

A nonprofit Equine Assisted Therapies program.

Rally Cap Sports

Sports for people with special needs.

Hancock County Special Olympics

"This organization offers a variety of competitive sports for all skill levels.  The sports offered include basketball, bowling, golf, softball, swimming, track and field, and volleyball.  The program is open to anyone age 8 and older with a qualifying diagnosis."

Support Groups & Parent Groups

Special Needs Parent Support

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

Findlay Autism

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

ADDAPTCO Parent Group

A place for parents with children of all abilities.

Autism Momma’s and Papa’s Sharing

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

Parents with  Special Needs Children - 419

This is a place for us locals to communicate about events, places that are special needs friendly, and anything that will help you with your journey as a parent of a child with special needs. This group is only for parents with special needs children. 

Ohio Special Needs Families

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.

Special Needs Advocacy Group - 419

A group for advocating events needed for the special needs community with no age limit.

Transition into Adulthood

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

"Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the State of Ohio agency whose mission is to empower Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determination, and independence."


"Capabilities, LLC connects the dots between the person and their future." Core Services include: Community Employment, Community Inclusion, Driving Services, Professional Training, Technology Services, Transition Services

Ohio Means Jobs

"Find a job, learn career skills, meet the requirements of your government benefits, and more on"

Kan Du Group

"The Kan Du Group, certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, focuses on promoting choice, independence, community integration and employability. We offer programming in life skills, creative development, vocational training, job placement and even retirement lifestyle."  

Blanchard Valley Center

"Blanchard Valley Center provides resources and support that empowers people with developmental disabilities to live lives with meaning and purpose."

Millstream Career Center

"Millstream provides preparation for two- or four-year college and/or careers. A typical day at Millstream Career Center consists of two class periods of hands-on experience in the lab plus one class period of related classwork."


Children's Museum of Findlay

Sensory friendly and offers All Abilities Day events.

Disability Rights Ohio

Advocating for the rights of people with disabilities in Ohio.

NAMI of Hancock County

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo

Programs, services, and events specific to down syndrome.

Museums for All

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

Social Security Disability Guide 

A guide about navigating social security disability benefits.

Cerebral Palsy Guide

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

The Uniquely Abled Project 

The Uniquely Abled Project enables those with a diagnosis to have the possibility of a career that is meaningful and provides income, dignity and purpose while filling a major need for employers.

Hancock Helps

An online guide to various resources in Hancock County. The extensive resource list covers all kinds of needs from food security and financial assistance to youth development and more. 


"As a part of Ohio Medicaid’s effort to launch the next generation of Medicaid, ODM has launched OhioRISE (Resilience through Integrated Systems and Excellence), a specialized managed care program for youth with complex behavioral health and multisystem needs."

Autism Specific

Ohio's Interagency Work Group on Autism

"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

Serving people with autism

Pierce's Crew Foundation

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

Autism Society of Northwest Ohio

They provide support, education, and advocacy.

Autism Society of Ohio

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

Autism resources and training


Provides assistive technology devices to individuals with autism.

Autistic, Not Weird

"Insight from a former teacher with Asperger Syndrome"

The Horse Boy

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

Wood County Hospital

Autism services through Wood County Hospital.

The PLAY Project

"The P.L.A.Y. (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters)  Project® is a parent implemented, intensive early intervention program for young children with autism that is evidence-based."