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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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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

Adventures in Movement for the Handicapped, Inc.

Resource Category - support organization, camp

Specialty or Condition - multiple disabilities, add/adhd

Description

Adventures in Movement for the handicapped helps individuals who are mentally challenged, visually impaired, hearing impaired, physically handicapped or have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, severe behavior disorder (SBD), severe behavior handicap (SBH) or autism achieve their highest potential through a specialized program. AIM also hosts a summer camp. To learn more or register for services, visit their website.

contact information

address

945 Danbury Road, Dayton, OH, 45420
Map & Directions

email

aimforthehandicapped@aimforthehandicapped.org

937-294-4611 view website

Amputee Coalition of America - Paddy Rossbach Youth Camp

Resource Category - support organization, camp

Specialty or Condition - limited mobility

Description

Amputee Coalition of America empowers people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy. They also promote limb loss prevention. They offer a robust list of resources including camps, resources by state and support groups. To learn more visit their website.

contact information

address

9303 Center Street, Suite 100, Manassas, VA, 20110
Map & Directions

888-267-5669 view website

Bridge Riding for the Disabled

Resource Category - support organization, camp

Specialty or Condition - developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism

Description

Bridge Riding for the Disabled is a program that serves many individuals with a variety of diagnosis ranging from those with cerebral palsy, autism,developmental disabilities, strokes and multiple sclerosis. The horses and volunteers work through issues with balance, tight muscles, communication skills and improving overall independence.

contact information

address

743 West Pekin Road, Lebanon, OH, 45036
Map & Directions

email

howe.pm@earthlink.net

937-654-4693 view website

Camp Bold Eagle Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan

Resource Category - camp

Specialty or Condition - blood disorders

Description

The Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan camping programs educates children about their bleeding disorder and its management and to safely challenge them to explore and master new skills in a supportive camp environment.  To register or learn more, visit their website.

contact information

email

campdocs@hfmich.org

734-544-0015 view website

Camp Campbell Gard YMCA

Resource Category - camp

Specialty or Condition - developmental disabilities

Description

At YMCA Camp Campbell Gard counselors provide guidance and adhere to a ratio of 1 to 2. Campers enjoy swimming, horseback riding, archery, sports, creative arts, zip lining and much more! Campers will enjoy a full catered lunch in the dining hall. Thursday is an optional overnight which is spent in a cabin. Visit their website for session dates, cost and more information.