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family support resource directory

Many times a child’s ongoing medical conditions often require additional resources to assist parents and caregivers. With our Family Support Resource Directory, you can search resources that span over the 20-county area that Dayton Children’s serves. You can quickly connect to local, regional and national resources to help you locate information about education, healthcare, financial, transition, recreation, networking, future planning and more.

This guide is organized to help you find the information that you need:

  • To the right are pages specific to parents, professionals and teens. This may be a good starting point for those new to our directory.
  • To the left is a list of categories that our resources cover.
  • Finally, below is a search bar specifically for our Special Needs Resource Center that you can tailor to your county or specific needs.

In addition to the resource center, we also offer the complete KidsHealth Library to help parents learn more about a specific condition. Information is given in easy-to-understand terms and in many cases available in Spanish as well as English.

We encourage you to explore and feel free to add resources that are currently not included by emailing FRC@childrensdayton.org. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact our MeadWestvaco Family Resource Center at (937) 641-3700.

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"I Can Do It, Too!" - Special Needs Adaptive Gymnastics

Resource Category - support organization

Specialty or Condition - autism, add/adhd

Description

The Ohio Sports Academy offers this class designed for children of all ages with minimal to moderate challenges with developmental delay, attention deficit, Autism, Sensory issues, coordination problems, fear of movement and more. The program combines sensory, gross motor and gymnastics activities which will improve strength, flexibility, balance, direction following, and confidence in the student. The program is designed to provide an opportunity for children with special needs to participate in a movement program as a recreation activity in addition to other therapies.

contact information

address

270 Hiawatha Tr., Springboro, OH, 45066
Map & Directions

937-743-1466 view website

13thirty Cancer Connect

Resource Category - support organization

Specialty or Condition - cancer

Description

13thirty helps adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer enhance their coping skills and self-esteem by building satisfying peer connections, learning to self-advocate, and developing effective self-management tools for long-term health.

contact information

address

1000 Elmwood Ave.,, Rochester, NY, 14620
Map & Directions

email

staff@13thirty.org

(585) 563-6221 view website

4 Paws for Ability

Resource Category - support organization

Specialty or Condition - autism, diabetes, epilepsy

Description

4 Paws for Ability enriches the lives of children with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs. This provides increased independence for the children, and assistance to their families. The organization has a variety of service dogs for conditions including Autism, FASD, Diabetes, Hearing Loss, Mobility, and Seizures.

contact information

address

253 Dayton Ave, Xenia, OH, 45385
Map & Directions

email

karen4paws@aol.com

937-374-0385 view website

A Kid Again

Resource Category - support organization

Specialty or Condition - other

Description

A Kid Again exists to foster hope, happiness and healing for families raising kids with life threatening illnesses. Families thrust into the situation of having to care for a child with a life threatening illness are unprepared and usually unequipped to deal with what follows, often feeling they have lost their hold on the situation and their own lives. A Kid Again offers fun adventures to help kids with life threatening illness feel like "A Kid Again."

contact information

address

9600 Montgomery Road, Lower Level - Suite 4, Cincinnati, OH, 45242
Map & Directions

email

lkoszuta@akidagain.org

513-232-5104 view website

Abilities First

Resource Category - support organization, camp

Specialty or Condition - autism

Description

Abilities First is a non-profit organization, located in Middletown, Ohio that serves children and adults with a wide range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, language and cognitive impairments. With a continuum of programming from birth through all phases of life, Abilities First provides a diverse range of services including an Autism Learning Center, summer therapy program and an inclusive child care center.

contact information

address

4710 Timber Trail Dr., Middletown, OH, 45044
Map & Directions

800-378-8612 view website

Abilities First

Resource Category - support organization

Specialty or Condition - multiple disabilities, developmental disabilities, autism

Description

Abilities First is a program that offers various services to children and adults with disabilities. Their services include Autism learning services, therapy screenings, an Early Childhood Learning Center, adult learning activities, household training, employment services, and much more.

contact information

address

4710 Timber Trail Dr., Middletown, OH, 45044
Map & Directions

1-800-378-8612 view website