Childcare & Family Resources works with the College of Public and Health and Human Sciences Movement Studies in Disability Program to compile a comprehensive resource guide (here) to raising a child with a disability.
There are many programs in the community providing services for and/or supporting children with special needs and their families.
Old Mill Center for Children and Families
This is a non-profit organization that provides services to address the educational, social, emotional, and family needs of a diverse population of children. They have a unique range of services to provide multi-leveled, individualized and group support to children (ages birth to 18) and their families.
Advocates for and provides serivices that enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities and their families.
Mighty Oaks Children's Therapy Center
1100 SE Jackson Ave. Albany, OR
Mighty Oaks serves children (0-22 years) with disabilities. Programs include occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language therapy. Mighty Oaks also has a summer program.
IMPACT (Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today)
IMPACT is a physical activity program for children, youth, and young adults with special needs. More than 80 children aged 6 months to 21 years, divided by age group, are engaged in physical activities--swimming, dancing, throwing balls, playing games, testing their skills on the climbing wall, balancing on a beam and many more.
Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
The LBL ESD Early Intervention / Early Childhood Special Education Program (EI/ECSE) provides special education services in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties to children from birth to kindergarten age that are demonstrating a significant developmental delay.
Referrals can come directly from the child's family or from others involved with the child. There is no cost for EI/ECSE services to families. Please contact Early Intervention to start your referral.
Pediatric Therapy Professionals
Pediatric Therapy Professionals was created with the vision to provide a comprehensive medical model of therapy services for children and their families. By creating community partnerships with local organizations we are able to better serve our clients and provide them with the most current therapy and additional community resources.
We provide pediatric occupational, physical and speech therapy services in a medical/clinic model of services. In addition, our clinic offers mental health counseling services for children, families and adults in a 1:1 or group setting.
Family Connections can also help you identify respite care providers. Please contact them for more information.
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An additional resource that is available if you have a child with special needs is the Oregon Department of Human Services Developmental Disabilities website.