Special Needs and Child Advocacy Resources

Websites

There are a number of AAP handouts for children with special needs on our website.
Toilet training tips for children with special medical needs.
The mission of BAWAC is to develop and maximize the vocational potential and quality of life of adult persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment, through the flexible integration of counseling, vocational evaluation, life and work skills training, job placement, support services and employment in a therapeutic or community based remunerative work environment.
The Perkins Center serves individuals with many types of disabilities that include, but are not limited to, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, traumatic brain injury, intellectual  disability, deaf/hard of hearing, and physical disabilities.  The Center currently operates several programs and services that enable consumers to achieve their vocational goals.  
The Centers for Disease Control website which has helpful information for caregivers of special needs patients.
A non-profit legal service center protecting the rights of children.
A repository of information and resources at the local, regional, and national level.
Free or discounted legal aid on a variety of issues affecting families in Southwest Ohio.

New Perceptions is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives of those with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  New Perceptions provides children and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and other barriers with services to reach their maximum potential.

Assistance with finding resources such as respite care and waiver services.
Children from infancy to adolescence learn and grow through Redwood's enriching developmental and educational programs, an array of therapeutic services, skilled nursing in Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care, and an inclusive childcare environment that is suitable for children with and without special needs. Redwood's programs for adults are uniquely designed to achieve productive life skills and independence through an array of services.  Adult services specialize in providing personal care, nursing support, and dietary services to meet health and wellness needs while providing other opportunities for development so that individuals can achieve their full potential.
Attorneys dedicated to advocating for individuals with special needs.
A non-profit to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities reach their full potential.
This website has resources for families, researches, and practitioners caring for patients with special needs.