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.
The Center for Autism and Dyslexia
A school for children with autism and/or dyslexia.
Ms. Donna's Adaptive Learning Center
A center that provides services to children with IEP's from their local school district.
Parent Mentor Program
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
Assisting families before birth up till the age of 3.
Julia A. Cole Rehab & Sports Medicine
Offering speech, occupational, and physical therapies.
Wood County Hospital
Offering speech, occupational, and physical therapies and specialized services.
Art & Music
Awakening Minds Arts & Athletics
Offering special art and athletic programs for children with special needs.
Equine therapy for people with special needs.
A nonprofit Equine Assisted Therapies program.
Rally Cap Sports
Sports for people with special needs.
Support Groups & Parent Groups
Special Needs Parent Support
An all inclusive support group for parents who have children with special needs.
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.
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.
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.
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
Pierce's Crew Foundation
Help fund therapy and programs for children with special needs in Hancock County.
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.
Autistic, Not Weird
"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
Autism services through Wood County Hospital.