Special Needs / Supportive Services
Employment training and job placement for people with significant barriers to employment. Specializing in disability and refugee services.
American Heart Association www.heart.org/HEARTORG/
Voluntary organization dedicated to reducing disability and death from heart disease and stroke.
The following resources were provided by Public Health Corps:
Routines and Children with Disabilities
Beneficial Activities for Kids with Special Needs
The Ultimate Guide to Flying with Autistic Children
Teaching Students with Special Needs
Homeschooling and Special Needs Children
A Safety Guide for Disabled Pedestrians
A New Savings Plan for the Disabled
A Guide for Disabled Homebuyers
Home Accessibility Costs
A Home Safety Checklist for Wheelchair Users
ARC Greater Twin Cities
Offers parent and sibling support groups, information and referral, advocacy, community outreach, education and support to individuals with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families.
Provides information and referral, arthritis management programs, support groups and educational programs.
Brain Injury Association of Minnesota
Provides information, referral resources, educational workshops, referrals to regional support groups.
Community Involvement Programs
Serves persons with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Provides living skills support, residential living, affordable housing, home health services and supports employment in the metro area.
National rehabilitation and resource center for people with physical disabilities, offers comprehensive, lifelong services to people of all ages.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Mission is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services—Metro
Provides information and referral services for the deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing persons and their families.
Services include evaluation and treatment of children with autism, pervasive developmental disorders and serious emotional disorders, neuropsychological evaluations, parent guidance and school consultation.
Fraser Anoka—Autism & Pediatric therapy for children.
Health & Wellness Program Serving Deaf & Hard of Hearing People Regions Hospital
Behavioral Health Dept. 651-254-4786
Provides support groups, educational programs and mental health services for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Hennepin County Aging and Disability Services
Services for the elderly and persons with disabilities—cognitive, physical, and emotional.
Metropolitan Center for Independent Living (MCIL)
Provides services for people with disabilities.
National Ataxia Foundation
Provides education and service programs and promotes ataxia research for all persons affected by hereditary and sporadic ataxias.
National Multiple Sclerosis, MN Chapter
Provides community education, financial assistance information, resources, counseling, and advocacy programs.
PACER Center Inc.
Provides individual assistance to parents of children and youth with all disabilities through 28 programs.
Array of vocational programs includes evaluation, training, placement, and follow-up.
Courage Kenny Foundation
General Information: 612-863-4200 or toll free 1-866-880-3550
Serving people with disabilities and others in need of rehabilitation care.
651-201-2640 or 1-888-234-1267
Statewide assistive technology program that provides advocacy, legal advocacy, education and training activities.
State Services for the Blind
Provides services and resources to blind and visually impaired.
Robbinsdale a Villa Center
Provides services to individuals that require skilled medical services and rehabilitation on a short or long-term basis. (Formerly Trevilla of Robbinsdale.)
United Cerebral Palsy of Minnesota
Provides information and education, and loans communication equipment to individuals with speech disorders.
VECTOR / Intermediate District 287
Links special education, vocational education and community agencies to provide transitional services.
Provides chemical health, employment, community integration for persons with brain injury.
Vision Loss Resources
Education, rehabilitation, support and leisure programs for blind and visually impaired individuals in the nine county metro area.
Washburn Child Guidance Center
General Info 612-871-1454
Has NW site. Provides services for children who have social, emotional and behavioral problems and their families.
Provides day training and supported employment services to adults with developmental disabilities.