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

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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.  🙂   🙂


Non-Profit of the Month

Special Citizens Futures Unlimited

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What they do

Special Citizens Futures Unlimited is a non-profit organization that began as a vehicle to advocate for ongoing adult programs for children with autism who had aged out of special education services. The organization’s mission is the promotion and attainment of independence, inclusion, individuality and productivity for adults and children with autism.

How they do it.

Special Citizens Futures Unlimited services includes:

  • Day Habilitation
  • Medicaid Service Coordination
  • Supported Employment
  • Pre-vocational Support
  • Recreation
  • Residential

Learn More

Contact Special Citizens Futures Unlimited at: www.specialcitizens.org


Developmental Disability Organization of the Month

EPIC-Long Island



Epic Long Island is a non-profit organization originally established as the Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island, offers a broad range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities, emotional and mental health challenges and epilepsy. Services include, community and clinical services and day habilitation and residential information.

For more information, please visit Epic Long Island at: www.epicli.org

Developmental Disability Organization of the Month

United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern Connecticut is Developmental Disability Organization of the Month!

Each month, a new feature of the Special Needs Resource Blog is to highlight a nonprofit organization that provides services to people with various developmental disabilities.

United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern Connecticut


United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Eastern Connecticut was founded in 1947 by a dedicated group of local who were committed to develop supports and programs for their children with cerebral palsy. These parents brought awareness of the supports and services needed and hope for a better future with individuals with disabilities. Today we serve people with ALL disabilities through a wide range of supports.The services and programs continue to change and evolve to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.


To find ways to support UCP of Connecticut or additional information, please visit at: UCP of Eastern Connecticut