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  • outdoor playground equipment
    swings, climbing frames, slides, roundabouts

  • AboutFace USA
    AboutFace is a non-profit international organization dedicated to providing information, emotional support, and educational programs to individuals who have a facial disfigurement, and to their families.

  • Afasic
    Afasic is the UK charity representing children and young adults with communication impairments, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers.

  • Afasic Speech, Language and Communication
    The organisation for children and young people with communication impairments and their families.

  • Alcohol Syndrome Family Resource Institute
    A non-profit organization, is to identify, understand and care for individuals disabled by prenatal alcohol exposure and their families, and to prevent future generations from having to live with this disability.

  • Alexander Childrens Center
    Children ages five to 13 are referred to us from mental health centers, hospitals, physicians, parents, schools, departments of social services and juvenile justice systems. We serve children from communities in both North and South Carolina.

  • Alliance for Parents Center
    The Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Projects (the Alliance), focuses on providing technical assistance for establishing, developing, and coordinating parent training and information projects under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The Alliance is prepared to offer a variety of resources that will launch parent training and information centers into the 21st Century.

  • Alternative Summer Camps
    Alternative summer camps that emphasize experiential therapy can profoundly affect teens who are struggling with behavior. Parents who have teens that seem to be heading down the "wrong path" will often see dramatic changes in their adolescent's attitude, behavior, and motivation after a therapeutic wilderness experience.

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    The AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders.

  • American Hyperlexia Association
    The American Hyperlexia Association is a non-profit organization comprised of parents and relatives of children with hyperlexia, speech and language professionals, education professionals, and other concerned individuals with the common goal of identifying hyperlexia, promoting and facilitating effective teaching techniques both at home and at school, and educating the general public as to the existence of the syndrome called hyperlexia.

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    ASHA is the professional and scientific association for more than 96,000 speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.

  • Asthma Camps
    There are summer camps around the country dedicated to children with special health concerns like asthma. Listed below are those in Prairie Public's broadcast area. For a list of asthma camps in your area, contact your local chapter of the American Lung Association.

  • Autism FAQ - Organizations and Services
    Organizations and other services to link to for children with autism and related disorders.

  • Awesome RAD Mom
    Reactive Attachment Disorder Parenting Strategies

  • Burn Camps
    Special needs, burn camps for kids by region.

  • Camp Kirk
    Camp Kirk offers a safe and structured social environment in which children with learning disabilities can begin to experience themselves in a positive way.

  • Camp Kodiak
    Kodiak campers range in age from 6-18 and include children & teens with and without learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder.

  • Camp Oasis Canada
    Canada's first national summer camp just for children, either infected or affected by the HIV/AIDS virus.

  • Camps for Children with Diabetes
    Diabetes camp is one of the best experiences that a child with diabetes can have. Camp is a place to learn self-confidence, independence from mom and dad, to be with other kids with diabetes, and simply to have a great time.

  • Cancer/Oncology Camps
    Special needs, Cancer/Oncology Camps for kids by region.

  • Centennial Infant and Child Centre
    The Centre's mandate is to provide programs for infants and children with any condition which causes developmental delay. We have a home-visiting infant stimulation program for children up to two years of age and a half-day preschool program for two- and three-year olds. Located in Canada.

  • Children Nationwide
    Children Nationwide is a national charity founded in 1977 to fund research into the treatment, prevention and cure of childhood diseases.

  • Children's Mental Health Collaborative
    The Children's Mental Health Collaborative can help you locate and coordinate services for children with mental health needs. On this web site you will find a multitude of resources to help families who are experiencing difficulties.

  • Community Services for Adults and Children with Autism
    CSAAC is a private, nonprofit agency dedicated to serving persons with autism. CSAAC's mission is to help individuals with autism remain in their communities to live, learn, work, and play. CSAAC believes that all persons with autism can benefit from and be a benefit to their communities.

  • Contact a Family UK
    Contact a Family is a UK charity helping families who care for children with any disability or special need. We offer information on rare syndromes and orphan diseases.

  • CReSTeD
    Register of schools that help dyslexic children Our aim is to help parents, and those who advise them, to choose schools for dyslexic children.

  • Davidson Institute for Talent Development
    Founded in 1999, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development seeks to recognize, nurture and support profoundly gifted young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents in positive ways to create value for themselves and others. All of our services are provided free of charge.

  • Developmental Delay Resources
    A nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas. (special needs)

  • Developmental Disability Camps
    Special needs, Developmental Disability Camps for kids by region.

  • Diabetes Camps
    Special needs, diabetes camps for kids by region.

  • Diabetes Camps Association
    The Diabetes Camping Association provides leadership and education to better enable diabetes camps help youth affected by diabetes lead happier, healthier and more productive lives through diabetes management.

  • Epilepsy Camps
    Special needs, epilepsy camps for kids by region.

  • Exceptional Kids
    Service catering to children with special needs and learning difficulties.

  • Going Camp Crazy
    Diabetes camp is so much fun you might want to go forever. (Really)

  • Henry Spink Foundation
    The Henry Spink Foundation is an independent charity created to help families of children with severe disabilities of all kinds. We provide information on conventional and complementary/alternative medicine, therapies and research relating to a very wide range of physical and mental disorders.

  • Invest in Kids Foundation
    A national organization dedicated to, and the leading promoter of, the most effective early childhood development skills, practices and policies.

  • John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development
    The Kennedy Center is about discovery--finding out why child development goes awry, finding ways to prevent developmental detours, and finding ways for children and adults with disabilities to lead better lives. (special needs)

  • K-12 Schools with Learning Disabilities Programs
    The schools on our list are schools for Learning Disabilities, they may not be an appropriate placement for all the children with autism.

  • Landon Pediatric Foundation Kids Camp
    CMYF helps coordinate the Landon Pediatric Foundation Kids Camp. Kids Camp is an interactive program of exercise and education that teaches the child the difference between being sick and being out of shape. Too many children today are told not to be active because of some chronic illness.

  • LDA of South Simcoe
    The Learning Disabilities Association of South Simcoe sprouted from a parent group and became an official chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario on 1991.

  • Learning Disabilities Association of America
    LDA (formerly ACLD, the Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities) was formed in 1964 by a group of concerned parents on behalf of children with learning disabilities. LDA is the only national organization devoted to defining and finding solutions for the broad spectrum of learning disabilities.

  • Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
    Learning Disabilities Association of Canada - is dedicated to advance the education, employment, social development, legal rights and general well-being of people with learning disabilities.

  • Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia
    The Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia (LDANS) is a non-profit association offering advocacy, support, and referral services to children, parents, professionals and others dealing with learning disabilities. LDANS mission is to advance the education, employment, social development, legal rights and general well-being of people with learning disabilities.

  • Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
    The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities.

  • Learning Disabilities Association of Sault Ste. Marie
    The SSM LDA needs volunteers (like yourself) to help out with its; Library, Tutoring, Public Relations, Childrens Programs, and Newsletters. If you can help us out, please contact us.

  • Learning Disabilities Association York Region
    The Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) York Region promotes increased awareness and respect for persons with learning disabilities among the community at large, professional groups and relevant educational, social, recreational, medical, legal and vocational organizations.

  • Midwest Trauma Society
    The Midwest Trauma Society is formed for the purpose of promoting high standards of care for trauma victims; to create public and professional awareness of trauma; to sponsor and carry out educational programs for trauma professionals and others.

  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
    is the nation's leading grassroots, self-help and family advocacy organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder.

  • National Aphasia Association
    The National Aphasia Association is a nonprofit organization that promotespublic education, rehabilitation and support services to assist people withacquired aphasia and their families. It also does not, at this time, addressthe needs of those with developmental (childhood) aphasia.

  • National Center for Learning Disabilities
    The mission of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is to increase opportunities for all individuals with learning disabilities to achieve their potential. NCLD accomplishes its mission by increasing public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities, conducting educational programs and services that promote research-based knowledge, and providing national leadership in shaping public policy.

  • National Mental Health Association
    The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

  • National Urea Cycle Disorders
    The Foundation dedicated to saving children's lives. Linking families, friends and professionals who are dedicated to the identification, treatment and cure of urea cycle disorders.

  • New Visions
    New Visions provides continuing education and therapy services to professionals and parents working with infants and children with feeding, swallowing, oral-motor, and pre-speech problems.

  • Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders
    The Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders (OBAD) is a registered charitable, nonprofit, consumer-driven organization. We actively encourage the empowerment of individuals with mood disorders through education and nonjudgmental peer support.

  • Ottawa's Ronald McDonald House
    Ottawa's Ronald McDonald House is a "Home-Away-From-Home" for families with children suffering from cancer or other serious illness being treated at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

  • Patoss Dyslexia.org
    Professional Association of Teachers and Students with Specific Learning Difficulties.

  • Pediatric Services
    An Intervention Team Serving Children With Development Delays.

  • Physical Disability Camps
    Special needs, Physical Disability Camps for kids by region.

  • Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
    Detailed information on how the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children provides world-renowned educational programs for kids with sensory disabilities.

  • Sibling Support Project-State Program Listings
    Sibshops and Other Sibling Programs Across the United States and Elsewhere! For siblings of children with special needs. Click on a state and find a program near you.

  • Special Camp for Special Kids
    Special Camp for Special Kids provides a revolutionary educational and recreational summer day camp for youth with disabilities in one-to-one peer relationships with volunteer counselors. By providing an encouraging, loving, and fun environment, the Special Camp Program seeks to enrich our participants' social development, educational objectives, emotional well-being, and community awareness.

  • Special Education Learning Centers
    State wide list of learning centers offering special tutoring and programs for the Learning Disabled child.

  • Special Love
    Programs offered year-round provide children with cancer the chance to enjoy normal activities.

  • Speech/Hearing Impairments Camps
    Special needs, Speech/Hearing Impairments Camps for kids by region.

  • Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey (SPAN)
    A parent-advocacy network providing training, assistance, and support to parents of disabled and special needs children. The program administered by parents, and is free of charge.

  • St. Louis Attachment Network
    Provide on-going education, information and support to families and professionals to promote and facilitate healthy bonding and attachment in adoptive and foster care infants, young children, and adolescents.

  • Summer Camps and Day Camps
    Categories for athletics and sports, kids with special interests, kids with special needs, local communities, and job opportunities.

  • Summer Camps for Barth Kids
    While these camps are not solely dedicated to Barth Syndrome they certainly are suitable for Barth Kids.

  • Temperament Project
    The Temperament Project seeks early intervention by providing support, education and information to those who live or work with children who have been temperamentally challenging to raise from an early age.

  • The Association for Behavior Analysis
    The Association for Behavior Analysis is dedicated to promoting the experimental, theoretical, and applied analysis of behavior.

  • The Attachment Center at Evergreen
    We are committed to transforming the lives of children with attachment disorder and their families, and promoting healthy parent/child attachments.

  • the Beach Center on Families and Disability -Revised Home Page
    The central mission of the RRTC at the Beach Center on Families and Disability is to enhance the quality of life of families who have children with disabilities.

  • The Brain Train Center
    The Brain Train is the first storybook for children on creating a healthy brain. Delightfully written and educational with a special section for parents and teachers. Appropriate for school health classes.

  • The Chromosome 9p- Network
    The Chromosome 9p- Network is a voluntary not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing information and support to parents of children with 9p- Syndrome and health care professionals who work with affected individuals. 9p- Syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder caused by a partial deletion of the short arm (p) of chromosome 9.

  • The Council For Exceptional Children
    The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

  • THE DEVEREUX FOUNDATION
    THE PURPOSE OF THE DEVEREUX FOUNDATION is to provide high-quality human services to children, adults, and families with special needs which derive from behavioral, psychological, intellectual or neurological impairments. Services will be provided in a caring and humane way to foster human potential and to contribute to the person's health, social, psychological, and educational well-being

  • The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation
    The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism has been established by pro football player Doug Flutie, Sr. and his wife, Laurie Flutie, as their life-long commitment to make a difference in the lives of autistic children and their families.

  • The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
    Campers with cancer or other serious blood diseases can spend a fun eight-week summer session at the Hole in the Wall Gang camp. The award-winning camp offers tons of activities and special care services for kids with special needs.

  • The International Dyslexia Association
    The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) (formerly The Orton Dyslexia Society) is an international, 501(c)(3) non-profit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia.

  • The League at Camp Greentop
    Camp Greentop is one of the oldest residential camps specifically designed for children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities.

  • The National Academy for Child Development
    The National Academy for Child Development, is an international organization of parents and professionals dedicated to helping children and adults reach their full potential

  • The National Fragile X Foundation
    The National Fragile X Foundation informs and educates about the Fragile X Syndrome. Fragile X syndrome is a hereditary condition which causes a wide range of mental impairment, from mild learning disabilities to severe mental retardation. It is the most common cause of genetically-inherited mental impairment. In addition to mental impairment, fragile X syndrome is associated with a number of physical and behavioral characteristics.

  • Therapy/Respite Camps for Kids
    Information about summer camps that focus on therapy for kids with special needs and/or respite for the kids and their families. I have broken it into national categories and regional categories in the USA:

  • TOMA Foundation for Burned Children
    This site attempts to be an interactive place where have a "ONE STOP" platform to articles, organizations, news about burns and burn victims, computer downloads, games and access to a staff of professionals and volunteers that can be reached by a single email message.

  • Toronto Ronald McDonald House
    Toronto's Ronald McDonald House is a 'home away from home' for out-of-town families whose children are receiving treatment for serious illness at Toronto.

  • Visually Impaired Camps
    Special needs, Visually Impaired Camps for kids by region.


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