April Organization of the Month


Who They Are

ACEing Autism is a non-profit organization, founded in 2008 by Richard Spurling and Dr. Shafali Jeste in Boston, MA. The program initially began with 15 children and over the years has grown to serve over 1,000 children across the country.


What They Do

Improve the lives of children and families living with autism through teaching the fundamentals of tennis.


Contact Information

9064 Nemo StreetLos AngelesCA90069

Phone: 310.401.0544

Email: info@aceingautism.org

March- Organization of the Month

The Greater Richmond ARC        arc-richmond

Who are they?

The Greater Richmond ARC is a non-profit organization founded in 1954 by Richmond area families. The organization provides programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities across the lifespan with the mission of helping each person achieve their potential.

How they do it:

The Greater Richmond ARC provides the following developmental services:

  • Support Services
  • Day support and afterschool services
  • Employment development services
  • Prevocational services


3600 Sanders Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227

February- Organization of the Month

easter seals org


Who Are They?

Founded in 1939, Easter Seals of North Texas is a non-profit organization that provides services and programs for adults and children with an array of disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, intellectual and developmental delays.

How They Do It?

Easter Seals of North Texas provides services in the following areas:

  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Employment and Training
  • Children’s Services
  • Adult and Senior Services
  • Camping and Recreation

1424 Hemphill Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104

For further information contact: www.easterseals.com/northtexas








Non-Profit of the Month- American Foundation for the Blind

American Foundation for the Blind

afb_org of month

Who They Are

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a non-profit organization that provides services for people with vision loss, information and tools for professionals who serve people with vision loss and promotes independent and healthy living.

How They Do It

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) offers a variety of programs and services that are geared toward improving the lives of people with vision loss  and their families. AFB also supports businesses, employers and professionals who provide services to blind and visually impaired people. Programs and services include:

  • Professional Development Material
  • Technology Evaluation
  • Demonstration Center
  • Public Policy Center

Upcoming Events

American Foundation for Blind Leadership Conference

March 3-5, 2016
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Arlington, VA
For more information, please click this link

Contact Information:

AFB Headquarters
2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121

Happy Holidays!



Special Needs Resource Blog will take a break during the holidays and will return Monday, January 4, 2016 with new information, tools and resources to post including more downloadable free tools and templates Monday thru Thursday. I am excited and look forward to sharing more resources with you in the new year.
Thanks to all of you for following my blog this year. Wishing you and your families joy and peace all through the holidays and throughout the new year. May the spirit of the holidays be with you throughout the new year.  🙂   🙂