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36.5. Additional Programs or Resources

Abilities First
Phone: (513) 423-9496
Abilities First continues to lead the way in providing services for children and adults with disabilities, developmental delays and other special needs in Southwest Ohio.

Assistive Technology Ohio
Phone: (800) 784-3425
AT Ohio's mission is to help Ohioans with disabilities acquire assistive technology.

Building Blocks for Kids
Phone: 513-770-2900
The Building Blocks for Kids' mission is to improve the quality of life for children with health-related needs that are not being met due to a lack of insurance, government funding, and/or family resources. We assist our families by finding alternative resources for them and/or by providing financial assistance for the need. However, even when funds are scarce, the fact that we continually try to find resources for our families gives them hope that there is still someone out there trying to help them after so many doors have been closed in their face.

Cleveland Metroparks Institute of the Great Outdoors
Phone: (216) 341-1704
Contact: Toni Moore - Secretary
The Cleveland Metroparks Institute of the Great Outdoors (IGO) offers a wide variety of adaptive outdoor adventures throughout the year.

Dancing Wheels Company & School
Phone: 216.432.0306
Considered one of the premier arts and disabilities organizations in the U.S., Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities.

Dayton ADAPT
Phone: 937-626-3247 or (866)461-8676
Contact: Darrell Price
ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.

Disability Rights Ohio
614-466-7264 or 800-282-9181
At Disability Rights Ohio, we provide legal advocacy and rights protection to a wide range of people with disabilities. This includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology, special education, housing, employment, community integration, voting and rights protection issues.

Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio
Phone: 740 773-1273
Easter Seals provides exceptional services for people with disabilities or special needs and their families to live, learn, work and play in their communities. 

Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties
Phone: 330 758-5503
Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties pledges to help persons with disabilities or special needs live with Equality, Dignity and Independence. 

Easter Seals TriState
Phone: (513) 281-2316
Easter Seals TriState empowers individuals with disabilities and disadvantages to more fully live, learn, work and play in our communities.

 Family Voices of Ohio
Phone: (419) 251-8190
Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through this national network, Family Voices provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocates for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
Phone: 937 461-4800
At Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, we empower people with disabilities and other needs to achieve independence and enhance their lives on a daily basis.

Keystone Warriors Division 2 Wheelchair Basketball Team
Phone: (412) 826-2703
Contact: Leah Gray
They are a Division 2, men's wheelchair basketball team that entails a recruting pool from Western PA, Northern WV, and Eastern OH. This division is very competitive so we are looking for men and women who want to be serious competitive players. Team practice sites will vary depending upon roster.

Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio
Phone: 216-231-7221
The mission of Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio (MAHO) is to provide and promote accessible housing solutions for people with physical mobility disabilities.

MetroHealth Benjamin S. Gerson Family Resource Center

Phone: Local 216-778-2388, or toll-free 866-339-9775
The Benjamin S. Gerson Family Resource Center serves individuals who have experienced a life-altering illness or trauma, and their families. They provide information related to educational resources, support services and community agencies that provide disability services in greater Cleveland. Their services are provided to people who have spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury and orthopedic disabilities.

Ohio AgrAbility
Phone: 614-292-0588
Ohio AgrAbility promotes success in agriculture for Ohio's farmers and farm families coping with a disability or long term health condition.

Ohio Handcycle Network
Contact via email
The Ohio Handcycle Network rides with all levels of experience. We always welcome new riders and new places to ride. There are no membership fees, no one who is considered in charge. It is just a group of friends who share the same passion for riding, and who enjoy allowing others to try this healthy experience. We also work with several places that rent Handcycles so that anyone can enjoy a ride.

Ohio Wheelchair Network
Contact via email
This site is dedicated to those who base their lives on wheels. Here you can communicate with your peers and learn from those who have succeeded.

Parker's Purpose Foundation
PHONE:  (419) 334-7275
Any family who has a minor (18 and under) with a life altering illness or disability that is in an immediate financial crisis due to unforeseen medical expenses. Families who live in Ohio will be first priority in providing assistance but will extend outside the state if deemed necessary.

PLAN (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network) of Southwest Ohio
Phone: (513) 821-6111
PLAN's objective is to step in where families do in terms of coordinating care and assisting individuals over their lifetimes. PLAN's aim is to become a sort of surrogate family member for people with disabilities - a surrogate who has detailed planning and background information and an established trusting relationship with the person.

Modcon Living Ohio
Phone: (614) 258-6392
Their Safe at Home program offers quality emergency repairs and home modifications, helping low- income homeowners, with priority to seniors and physically disabled individuals live in safe and healthy homes. Services are provided by dedicated volunteers, professional contractors, and staff at no cost to qualified homeowners.

Rebuilding Together Dayton
tel: 937.223.4893
We provide home repairs at no cost for low-income, elderly homeowners living in Montgomery County, with a preference to those in their homes for a minimum of 10 years. We also provide urgently needed safety updates, such as wheelchair ramps, grab bars, and hand-rails, by skilled tradespeople. We work with volunteer groups throughout the year to complete small projects for low-income elderly homeowners or in low-income neighborhoods.

Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio
Phone: 330.773.4100
Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit year-round program that helps repair and rehabilitate the homes of low-income, elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners. We do not construct new homes, but work with existing housing bringing volunteers from all walks of life and all faiths together to help eligible recipients remain warm, safe, and dry in their homes.

Recreation Unlimited
Phone: (740) 548-7006
Recreation Unlimited Farm and Fun is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing year-round programs in sports, recreation and education for individuals with disabilities while building self-confidence, self-esteem and promoting positive human relations, attitudes, and behaviors.

Recycled Equipment Donated for Independence (REDI)
Phone: (937) 341-5202
purpose is to provide donated durable medical equipment to increase the independence of residents in Montgomery County who have short or long term disabilities.

The Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation
The mission of The Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation is to give those with spinal cord injuries and their caregivers the support, resources and funding they need to live independent and meaningful lives. The Golden Window Program is a stipend-based support system for individuals with spinal cord injuries who reside in Western PA, Eastern Ohio (including Columbus), and Northern WV.

Special Kids Therapy
(419) 422-5607
(Scholarship applications are for an individual child living in the State of Ohio) Special Kids Therapy is proud to offer scholarships to financially support children with special health needs and their families with the cost of non-traditional therapies or activities that are not covered by insurance. We encourage all families, regardless of financial status, to apply for our special needs scholarship. Scholarships are not intended for everyday medical expenses, medical needs, insurance premiums, prescription costs, or schooling. They are intended for outside experiences and activities that enrich the life of the child.

The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC)
Phone: (614) 293-4963
The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC) is a non-profit organization located in Columbus, Ohio that was established to offer individuals with disabilities opportunities to participate in adventure activities.

Three Trackers
Phone: (216) 556-0787
The Three Trackers of Ohio is an adaptive sports network for NE Ohio. Our group hosts many activities year round. Winter months are downhill skiing adventures. We are based at Brandywine Ski Resort. We welcome anyone who would like to try this sport and see how enjoyable adaptive skiing can be. Summer months are filled with kayaking, handcycling, and picnic fun.

Toledo ADAPT
Phone: 419-392-7834
Contact: Jennifer Kirby
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.

Art Possible Ohio (formerly VSA arts of Ohio
Phone: (614) 241-5325
Art Possible Ohio promotes arts, education and creative expression involving children and adults with disabilities, thereby strengthening the human spirit and improving the quality of life for all.

Zane's Foundation
Through fundraising efforts and outside community grants, Zane's Foundation will provide funding assistance to families in Northeast Ohio with children who have disabilities so that they may receive necessities not covered by insurance, government agencies or other organizations.  Through various community outreach programs we aim to educate and increase awareness of disabilities and special needs.  Zane's Foundation does not discriminate.  We cover a vast range of disabilities while other organizations are more target-specific.


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