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About Special Kids (ASK)

www.aboutspecialkids.org

317-257-8683

Parent to Parent organization that works throughout the state to give support, answer questions and provide information and resources to families of children with special needs. ASK has a parent liaison in each region of the state with our central office location in Indianapolis.

Family Voices Indiana

fvindiana.org

317.944.8982

Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through this national network, Family Voices provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocates for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.

IN*SOURCE

insource.org

(574) 234-7101/ (800) 332-4433

The mission of IN*SOURCE is to provide parents, families and service providers in Indiana the information and training necessary to assure effective educational programs and appropriate services for children and young adults with disabilities.

ASK (Access for Special Kids) Resource Center

askresource.org

515-243-1713

ASK (Access for Special Kids) Resource Center is a parent training, information, and advocacy center for families of children with special needs across the state of Iowa.

ChildServe

www.childserve.org

515.727.8750/515.232.7220

ChildServe partners with families to help children with special health care needs live a great life. They provide specialized pediatric health care services to more than 2,500 children in Iowa. Through the support of private insurance, public funds, and the generosity of donors, ChildServe offers accessible, family-centered care unique to each child’s needs, hopes, and dreams.

Families Together, Inc.

familiestogetherinc.org

(888) 815-6364/(316) 945-7747

Serving families of children and youth with disabilities and/or special health care needs from birth through 21 years old. Families Together assists parents and their sons and daughters with disabilities. Their mission is to encourage, educate, and empower families to be effective advocates for their own children.

TARC

www.tarcinc.org

(785) 232-0597

Provides comprehensive supports for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and to their families at no cost. Services are provided based on the children and families' needs.

Heartspring, Inc.

www.heartspring.org

316.634.8700/1.800.835.1043

Provides a wide range of services and therapies through several programs, including the Heartspring School and Heartspring Pediatric Services. The Heartspring School is a therapeutic residential and day school program for children with severe developmental disabilities. Additionally, the Heartspring School offers training and consultation services to parents and professionals.

KY-SPIN (Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network),

www.kyspin.com

(800) 525-7746/(502) 937-6894

Works statewide to empower and support individuals with disabilities and their families to effectively advocate for and access needed information, resources and support networks in order to enhance the quality of their lives.

Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs

chfs.ky.gov

800-372-2973/TTY:800-627-4702

Offers access to medical care and services for children and youth up to age 21 with disabilities or complex medical conditions. Services include hospitalization, surgery, dental care, care coordination, physical therapy, lab services, medication and non-emergency medical transportation.

Bayou Land Families Helping Families

www.blfhf.org

(985) 447-4461/800-331-5570

A non-profit family resource center. They are a group of families who, through our own experiences, promote peer support and advocacy and are committed to alleviating hardships of other families who have members with disabilities or special needs.

Families Helping Families of Baton Rouge

fhfgbr.org

225-216-7474/866-216-7474

A non-profit, family directed resource center for individuals with disabilities and their families. It is a place where families can go that is directed and staffed by parents or family members of children with disabilities or adults with disabilities. It is this common experience that gives Families Helping Families a very unique approach to serving families. FHF of Greater Baton Rouge offers these benefits: information and referral education; training parent to parent support

The Maine Parent Federation, Inc. (MPF)

mpf.org

800-870-7746/207-588-1933

A statewide organization that provides information, advocacy, education, and training to benefit all children. Provides information, referral, one on one telephone support, and training to parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs and the professionals who work with these families statewide at no cost to parents.

Southern Maine Parent Awareness (SMPA)

somepa.org

(207) 324-2337 or 2338/TollFree: (800) 564-9696

Southern Maine Parent Awareness (SMPA) is dedicated to providing information, referral support and education to families who have children and youth with special needs throughout Maine. SMPA helps families expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life for their children and young adults with disabilities.

Parents’ Place of Maryland

ppmd.org

800.394.5694/410.768.9100

Parents' Place of Maryland provides education, information, technical assistance, and supportive activities for the parents of children with disabilities throughout Maryland. conducts a variety programs for parents and families of children and youth with all disabilities, and the professionals working with them. The services provided through these programs are provided free to families of children and youth with all disabilities and/or special health care needs.

Family TIES of Massachusetts

www.massfamilyties.org

(800)-905-TIES (8437)

Parents' Place of Maryland provides education, information, technical assistance, and supportive activities for the parents of children with disabilities throughout Maryland. conducts a variety programs for parents and families of children and youth with all disabilities, and the professionals working with them. The services provided through these programs are provided free to families of children and youth with all disabilities and/or special health care needs.

Federation for Children With Special Needs/ Massachusetts Family Voices

fcsn.org

(617) 236-7210/(800) 331-0688

Aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through our network, we provide families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care. We support families with children and youth with special health care needs by providing a forum for families to connect and share information and resources; advocating for improved systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs and developing opportunities to partner with health care professionals.

Seven Hills Foundation

www.sevenhills.org

508.755.2340/TTY: 508.890.5584

Delivers integrated support for children with life challenges, enabling them and their families to learn and grow together. Seven Hills's professional staff utilizes the latest in evidence-based practices that are individualized and person-centered to help children achieve optimal health and wellness, developmental milestones, self-determination and community integration.

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