Parents’ guide to social services and special needs in Northeast Ohio 2011
staff has extensive experience and training in providing professional mental health services in chemical dependency, mood disorders and family counseling for children, adolescents and adults.
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center 440-708-0013 www.fieldstonefarmtrc.com
Fieldstone Farm provides equine opportunities to students of all ages with diverse backgrounds and ability levels. Whether they have
physical, cognitive, sensory or emotional disabilities, they benefit from riding, driving or working with our horses. Year-round lessons, as well as summer camp opportunities, are available from our nationally certified instructors with the help of specially trained volunteers. For more on riding or how to become a volunteer or make a donation, contact Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center at 440-708-0013 or www.fieldstonefarmtrc.com
The Galvin Therapy Center 216-514-1600
The Galvin Therapy Center offers multidisciplinary therapy services for infants to young adults with special needs and is a site for the Creative Learning Academy Preschool for
children with high-functioning ASD or language delays. The center specialists provide home-based and in-clinic occupational and speech-language therapy, ABA and floortime DIR methods, social skills training and mealtime management interventions, merging methods and services in one setting. Experienced therapists provide thorough evaluations and interventions for children on the autism spectrum, children with communication, attention, social skills and listening disruptions, and for children struggling with developing gross motor and function skills. Therapists collaborate with parents and all involved specialists and also provide parent coaching to insure integration of home-based, school and in-clinic goals.
Help Me Grow of Cuyahoga County Central Coordinating Site 216-698-7500 www.helpmegrow.org
Help Me Grow is a statewide program that supports expectant parents and families with newborns, infants and toddlers (to age
3) by providing child development and health information, positive parenting education and connections to community resources. The program offers parenting education through home visits, developmental evaluation for early identification of developmental concerns and coordinating services.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 216-654-9320
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) offers support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
JDRF’s goal is to provide information and resources about type 1 diabetes, diabetes research and how best to manage and cope with this disease. JDRF can connect you with another family who has been through a type 1 diagnosis. JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
K.E.N. Heart Foundation 440-466-0417
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of fatalities on school property, primarily affecting student athletes. Estimates report
hundreds, if not thousands, of children, teens and young adults become victims each year. It is vital to implement preparedness plans for cardiac emergencies. CPR/defibrillation training and proper
defibrillation placement will increase chances of survival. Since 2000, the K.E.N. (Kids Endangered Now) Heart Foundation has provided education, awareness and prevention against SCA in youth.
Lake County Department of Job & Family Services 440-350-4000
The Lake County Department of Job & Family Services assists families with a variety of needs via its income maintenance programs, child and adult protective services, public employment and training services, and child support enforcement programs.
Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities 330-725-7751, ext. 227 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mcbdd.org
Medina County board of developmental disabilities
The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities provides programs, services and support to individuals of all ages
with developmental disabilities. We help them to live, learn, work and socialize in their communities. We work closely with families and other service providers to help arrange for early intervention, education, therapies, behavior support, support groups, transportation, residential support and medical assistance. Learn more at www.mcbdd.org
The MetroHealth Comprehensive Care Team 216-778-5198 www.metrohealth.org
For more than 50 years, the Comprehensive Care Program at MetroHealth has provided care for all people with special health care
needs. The team uses a Patient Centered Medical Home Model to coordinate multi-disciplinary care with professionals and nurse practitioners in neuro-developmental disabilities, internal medicine pediatrics, nutrition, social work and nurse coordinators to provide primary care to people of all ages. The program offers a liaison from Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Transition Social Work.
National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) Central Reception Intake 877-NYAP-CAN or 877-692-7226 email@example.com www.nyap.org
Strong communities are built one person and one action at a time. It starts with you. At NYAP, we are looking for foster parents who are able to
provide a safe harbor to youth in need. There are more than 400,000 young people in foster care. We understand that it’s a big decision and not something you can or should do alone, so we offer paid training, 24-hour support and competitive per diems to make sure your experience is a successful one. Change a young person’s life in your community by becoming a foster parent.
Peak Potential Therapy 330-405-8776
Peak Potential Therapy offers a range of therapeutic services and resources for children with disabilities serving the greater Cleveland/Akron Ohio area. We recognize kids with disabilities need individualized treatment in the realms of social skills, communication, emotional regulation and behavior. Services are tailored to address varying skills and each family’s needs. Speech-language therapy emphasizes social communication, emotional regulation, independence, skill development and happiness of the child. Every client is helped to reach his or her “peak” potential.
Summit County Children Services 24-Hour Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline: 330-434-KIDS (5437) Foster Care & Adoption Information: 330-379-1990
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The mission of Summit County Children Services is to excel in the investigation of reports of child abuse and neglect in the delivery of culturally sensitive, collaborative protective services that provide children with a safe, nurturing and permanent home. There are nearly 100 children in the permanent custody of Summit County Children Services who wait to be adopted, with 90 percent age 12 and older. There are boys, girls and siblings who want and need to be part of a permanent family. Why not your family?
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland 216-791-8363, ext. 260 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ucpcleveland.org
UCP of Greater Cleveland provides a continuum of services for children and adults with a range of disabilities. Cutting-edge physical, occupational and speech/language therapies, case management, early intervention services and parent education address ongoing needs and promote full potential of children and families. All programs seek to empower children and adults with disabilities to advance their independence, productivity and community inclusion.
United Disability Services with locations in Akron, Kent and Twinsburg 330-762-9755 www.udsakron.org
United Disability Services has been providing lifespan resources for individuals and families for more
than 60 years. Services include a toy lending library, resources for families with children with special needs, a low-vision clinic, transitioning from high school to work services, social, recreational and vocational programs, community employment services, respite and residential services, and transportation.
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