Resource Centers for Special Needs Families

Worrying about your child can be daunting and exhausting.

What is going on?

Is something wrong?

Is his behavior ok?

What are we going to do?

Who do you talk to?

What are the next steps?

 

There are so many questions.

I realized that many parents don’t know where to start or who to ask questions.

I’m working on compiling a list of resource centers for special needs families. I have included all 50 states. I also plan on including any resource centers from around the world.

Below is a list of 50 United States states in alphabetical order. For each one, I have included websites where you can find your local resource center or the name of the center and their website.

Resource Page PDF

Subscribe to get a PDF version of this list plus updates and news

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

 

How can the resource center help?

There are two different types of resource centers that I have included for each state.

A Family Resource Center is an organization that helps families and individuals. They can provide information on family topics. They also organize events and classes for special needs families.

Many states also have Regional Centers. Regional centers have caseworkers that are responsible for your child. They can help with diagnoses and therapies (getting and paying for therapies). Most if not all handle early intervention (getting your child help early, before age 3). They can also help you get information on different services and events for your child.

 

autism products

 

Resource Centers by State

1. Alabama

Alabama Network of Family Resource Centers – ANFRC.com  –  A good website for Family Resource Centers

Olmstead Rights – olmsteadrights.com A list of government-funded organizations that may help.

Department of education – alsde.edu – Help with special needs services

 

2. Alaska

Alaska Department of Health and Human Services – dhss.alaska.gov

Autism resources 

 

3. Arizona

http://www.familyresourceaz.org. – This website allows you to put in where you live and it gives you the local resource center.

Family Behavioral Integrated Health Services – http://www.myfamilybihs.org

http://www.raisingspecialkids.org – Great resources available on this page.

 

4. Arkansas

Arkansas Support Network – http://www.supports.org

https://www.frcnms.org –  A resource center that offers different classes and services.

Arkansas Department of Human Services – humanservices.arkansas.gov

 

5. California

Northern California –

Warmline Family Resources  – warmlinefrc.com 

Alta Regional Center –  altaregional.org – a great resource for early intervention. Very helpful with therapies and other opportunities for special needs.

Central California –

Central Valley Regional Center – cvrc.org

Southern California –

South Central Regional Center – sclarc.org

 

6. Colorado

Family Resource Center Association – http://www.cofamilycenters.org

Colorado Family Resources – colorado.gov – Government website with links to resources.

 

7. Connecticut

portal.ct.gov – Official government website with some links to resources in the state.

Department of Public Health – Government website link.

 

8. Delaware

dhss.delaware.gov – List of local organizations and resources for families.

 

9. Florida

Children’s Board Family Resource Centers – http://www.familysupporthc.org

Southeast Florida 

FAU Card – Center for Autism and Related Disabilities – fau.edu

South Florida 

South Florida Resource Center – http://www.sfptic.org

Family Resource Center of South Florida – http://frcflorida.org/.

 

10. Georgia

Parent to Parent – p2pga.org

Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities – gcdd.org

11. Hawai 

ParentingCenter.com – A list and links to many resources online as well as physical locations.

Child and Family Services – https://www.childandfamilyservice.org/

Special Needs Resource Project – snrproject.com

 

12. Idaho

Child and Family Resource – childandfamilyresource.com – Offer counseling and other resources for families.

Special Needs Resource Project – snrproject.com

Idaho Parent’s Unlimited Inc. – ipulidaho.com – Great list of resources.

 

 

13. Illinois

Family Resource Center on Disabilities – frcd.org – workshops, resources, IEP support.

dscc.uic.edu – A great website for lots of resources

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse – eiclearinghouse.org

 

List of resources for special needs families

 

14. Indiana

Early Childhood Alliance – https://www.ecalliance.org

Insource Special Education Parent Support – http://insource.org

Indiana Resource Center for Autism –   https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/pages/irca – lots of support and resources for autism parents.

 

15. Iowa

ASK Resource Center – http://askresource.org – training, events and resources

– autism specific. – 

Regional Autism Assistance Program – https://chsciowa.org/regional-autism-assistance-program.asp

The Iowa City Autism Community – http://autismiowacity.org/regional-resources

 

16. Kansas

Kansas Children’s Service League – https://www.kcsl.org/FamilyResourceCenter.aspx

childcarecenter.us – Some amazing resources and services based in Pittsburg.

 https://childcarecenter.us/provider_detail/family_resource_center_inc_pittsburg_ks

Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training

http://kcart.ku.edu/families/family_support.shtml

 

Get Cozi - it's free!

17. Kentucky

The University of Louisville – a page dedicated to autism resources in the state and the country https://louisville.edu/education/kyautismtraining/families/advocacy

 

18. Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Health – http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/1564

The Families Helping Families Network – a list of the centers in the state

Autism Society – http://www.asgno.org

 

19. Maine

Access Main – http://www.accessmaine.org/living_parentres_ME.htm   A list of links to many autism resources

 

20. Maryland

Maryland Family Resource, Inc http://www.mfrinconline.com/services.html

 

21. Massachusetts

Family Resource Centers https://www.frcma.org/content/services

Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition – 

https://www.massrespitecoalition.org/resources/by-resource/autism-support-centers/ – autism centers 

https://www.massfamilyties.org

Vista Center for Behavior Analysis  http://vistacba.com/regional-centers/

 

22. Michigan

Michigan State University – a list of resources for parents and caregivers

http://splife.studentlife.msu.edu/information-and-services/services-for-community-groups/community-groups/family-resource-center-frc

http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org Resources to help with topics such as ABA and IEP’s

https://www.morcinc.org/   Great list of resources for Physical and intellectual disabilities

 

Faithbox - Embrace Your Faith Today!

23. Minnesota

Minnesota Centers of Excellence for Young Children with Disabilities https://mncoe.org/

 

24. Mississippi

Family Resource Centers – https://www.frcnms.org/services – all kinds of resources, support groups and classes for families

South Mississippi Regional Center – http://www.smrc.state.ms.us/

 

25. Missouri

Family Forward – amilyforwardmo.org

Missouri Family to Family – mofamilytofamily.org

Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training – 

http://kcart.ku.edu/families/moregionalcenters.shtml – they have a great list of regional centers throughout the state.

 

26. Montana

montana.gov – a list of agencies that can help

-specifically for autism – dphhs.mt.gov

Montana Disability and Health Program – http://mtdh.ruralinstitute.umt.edu

 

27. Nebraska

-Family Resource Center of Greater Nebraska – 

www.family-resources.net – looks like a really great list of different resources and agencies that are helpful to a family.

 

28. Nevada

Department of Health and Human Services – 

http://dhhs.nv.gov

Autism related – http://adsd.nv.gov

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra – uwayreno.communityos.org

 

29. New Hampshire

New Hampshire Children’s Trust 

www.nhchildrenstrust.org/ – It’s a general resource center to help with many different family issues but it has many links to all different resources.

Lakes Region Community Services  – www.lrcs.org

Regional Services and Education Center – https://rsec.org

CHAD – Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock – www.chadkids.org

ParentingNH – www.parentingnh.com

Manodnock Developmental Services – www.mds-nh.org

Path Ways – www.pathwaysnh.org – very long list of resources in the state

 

30. New Jersey

Family Resource Network – www.familyresourcenetwork.org

www.tcnj.edu – grants for young adults

www.state.nj.us

 

31. New Mexico

New Mexico Kids – https://www.newmexicokids.org

UNM Center for Development and Disability – http://www.cdd.unm.edu

New Mexico Autism Society –http://nmautismsociety.org

 

32. New York

Zero To Three – https://www.zerotothree.org

Family Resource Center Network – PDF brochure – 

https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/publications/Pub5070.pdf

NYMetro Parents – https://www.nymetroparents.com

Vibrant – https://www.vibrant.org

University at Albany – 

https://www.albany.edu/autism/nysrcasd.php – list of regional centers in New York

Parent to Parent of NYS – http://parenttoparentnys.org

 

33. North Carolina

Jackson Country Family Resource Center – 

http://jacksoncountyfrc.org/resources/ – great list and links to other resources and organizations

North Carolina DCDEE – 

https://www.ncchildcare.nc.gov  a page that has many great links to resources for special needs failies.

TEACCH Autism Program – https://teacch.com

 

34. North Dakota

South Dakota Parent Connection – http://www.sdparent.org

Parents Helping Parents – http://my.php.com/

North Dakota Autism Center – http://www.ndautismcenter.org

 

35. Ohio

Family Resource Center of Northern Ohio – http://frcohio.com/

http://www.childhoodleague.org

Help Network – http://www.helpnetworkneo.org/services/special-needstdd/

 

36. Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Department of Education – 

http://sde.ok.gov

37. Oregon

Family Resource Center of Central Oregon – http://frconline.org/ 

Prevention Lane – https://preventionlane.

Fact Oregon – http://factoregon.org/

Central Valley Regional Center – https://www.cvrc.org

 

38. Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Health – Special Kids Network – 

http://www.health.pa.gov

Olmstead Rights – https://www.olmsteadrights.org

Allegheny County – Autism related resources – http://www.alleghenycounty.us

Highlands Hospital Autism Center – http://www.highlandshospital.org

 

39. Rhode Island

The Providence Center – https://providencecenter.org – links to other centers that can help

Rhode Island Family Guide – https://www.rifamilyguide.com/

Rhode Island Department of Education – http://www.ride.ri.gov

 

40. South Carolina

Family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs – http://frcdsn.org

South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs – http://www.ddsn.sc.gov

 

41. South Dakota

South Dakota Parent Connection – http://www.sdparent.org

Youth and Family Services – http://www.youthandfamilyservices.org/

 

42. Tennessee

Kid Central TN – https://www.kidcentraltn.com

Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center – 

http://www.specialkidstn.com

 

43. Texas

Texas Health and Human Services – https://www.dshs.texas.gov

Texas Parent to Parent – https://www.txp2p.org

 

44. Utah

Utah Parent Center – http://www.utahparentcenter.org

Family Support and Treatment Center – http://www.utahvalleyfamilysupport.org

Utah Department of Human Services – https://dspd.utah.gov/

Utah After School Network – https://utahafterschool.org

45. Vermont

Vermont Agency of Human Services – http://humanservices.vermont.gov

Special Needs Support Center –http://snsc-uv.org

 

46. Virginia

Department of Education – http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/parents/index.shtml 

DisAbility Navigator – https://disabilitynavigator.org/

West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council – https://ddc.wv.gov/resources/pages/forchildrenwithdevelopmentaldisabilities.aspx

 

47. Washington

Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Foundation – https://cshcn.org

Family Works – https://www.familyworksseattle.org/family-center

Washington State Department of Health –https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/IllnessandDisease/Autism/ServiceProviders

DO-IT – https://www.washington.edu/

 

48. West Virginia

West Virginia Parent Training and Information – http://www.wvpti-inc.org/family2family/

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources – 

http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/children_adult/sfc/

Janie and Jack Sale on Now

49. Wisconsin

Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley – https://frcscv.org/resources/

Wisconsin Department of Health Services – https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

 

50. Wyoming

Parent Information Center – http://www.wpic.org/services-resources

Wyoming Instructional Network – http://wyominginstructionalnetwork.com/

Child Development Services of Wyoming – http://www.cdswy.org/index.php

 

 

I hope this list is helpful to you if you’re just starting out on this special needs journey or if you’re looking for some extra help.

If you haven’t already done so check out my post on Autism traits and signs. You can also see the non-typical signs and traits on this post.

 

You can also sign up with your email and get this list in PDF form. By signing up you will also receive emails when I publish new blog posts or have something new for you.

 

Resource Page PDF

Subscribe to get a PDF version of this list plus updates and news

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

 

Be blessed Mama!

 

 

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

Free Scripture Printables

Untitled design 4

Subscribe to get your free printables and our latest content by email.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: