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 – www.blanchardvalley.org
The Hancock County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
Findlay City Schools – http://www.findlaycityschools.org
City of Findlay school district
Hancock ESC – http://www.hancockesc.org
Hancock Educational Service Center
The Center for Autism and Dyslexia – https://www.centerforautismanddyslexia.com
A school for children with autism and/or dyslexia.
Ms. Donna’s Adaptive Learning Center – https://www.facebook.com/pg/msdonnasadaptivelearningcenter
A center that provides services to children with IEP’s from their local school district.
Parent Mentor Program – http://www.hancockesc.org/Programs/ParentMentor (County)
http://www.fcs.org/ss-mentor.html (Findlay City)
Provides support and resources to families of children with disabilities in Hancock County.
Help Me Grow – www.ffchelpmegrow.org
Assisting families before birth up till the age of 3.
Julia A. Cole Rehab & Sports Medicine – http://www.bvhealthsystem.org/services/rehabilitation/julie-a-cole-rehab
Offering speech, occupational, and physical therapies.
Grace Speaks – http://www.grace-speaks.org
Offering affordable private speech therapy.
Offering speech, occupational, and physical therapies and specialized services.
Art & Music
Awakening Minds Arts & Athletics– http://www.awakeningmindsart.org
Offering special art and athletic programs for children with special needs.
KanDu Studio – http://kandustudio.org
Art Studio for artists with different abilities.
Heartstring Melodies – www.heartstringmelodies.com
Music therapy for children with special needs.
Perrysburg Dance Academy – http://www.perrysburgacademy.com
Offers a special needs dance class.
Gliding Stars of Findlay – http://glidingstars.org/findlay.html
An adaptive ice skating program.
Miracle League of Findlay – http://www.miracleleagueoffindlay.com
An adaptive baseball program.
Challenged Champions – http://www.challengedchampions.com
Equine therapy for people with special needs.
Project H.O.P.E – https://www.projecthope-equinetherapy.org
A nonprofit Equine Assisted Therapies program
Rally Cap Sports – http://www.rcsbgsu.org
Sports for people with special needs.
Support Groups/Parent Groups
Special Needs Parent Support – https://www.facebook.com/groups/188766941161599/
An all inclusive support group for parents who have children with special needs.
Findlay Autism – https://www.facebook.com/groups/findlayautism/
A support group for families whos children have been diganosed with autism children in Findlay, Ohio. (Hancock County)
FOBVS Parent Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/fobvsparentgroup/
A place for parents with children of all abilities.
Autism Momma’s and Papa’s Sharing – https://www.facebook.com/groups/265359927382423/
A place to share, vent, cry, laugh and grow together.
Special Kids Therapy – http://specialkidstherapy.org
Provides financial assistance, programs, and activities for children with special needs.
Children’s Museum of Findlay – http://www.cmfindlay.com
Sensory friendly and offers All Abilities Day events.
Disability Rights Ohio – http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org
Advocating for the rights of people with disabilities in Ohio.
NAMI of Hancock County – https://www.namiofhancock.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo – http://www.dsagt.org
Programs, services, and events specific to down syndrome.
Ohio’s Interagency Work Group on Autism – https://iwg-autism.org/
“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 – http://www.bittersweetfarms.org
Serving people with autism
Autism Society of Northwest Ohio – http://asno.org
They provide support, education, and advocacy.
Autism Society of Ohio – https://autismohio.org
ASO is a coalition of local Autism Society affiliates focusing on statewide advocacy and awareness and serving areas not covered by a local affiliate.
Pierce’s Crew Foundation – http://piercescrew.org
Help fund therapy and programs for children with special needs in Hancock County.
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence – http://www.ocali.org
Autism resources and training
itaalk – https://www.itaalk.org
Provides assistive technology devices to individuals with autism.
Autistic, Not Weird – http://autisticnotweird.com
“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”