We are regularly out on the Web. When we find a great site that we think would be of interest, we’ll post it here. We’d love to add your favorites (Contact Us). If you really like one of these, go to Submission Procedures and contribute a review.
- (dis)Abilities and the Gospel: How to Bring People with Special Needs Closer to Christ
BY Danyelle Ferguson and Lynn Parsons: The definitive guide for LDS leaders & teachers who wish to lovingly & most effectively fulfill their stewardship.
- Blueberry Productions
Will Schermerhorn, talented filmmaker & father of a son with Down Syndrome, offers an array of inspiring & educational DVDs (watch “Respect” on our Media page).
- Special Needs Project
A terrific resource, this unique disability bookstore carries books, videos, DVDs and related items about a wide range of mental and physical disabilities.
- The Autism Shop
Books, videos, and much more. This looks like a tremendous resource for parents of children on the spectrum.
- The Bipolar Child
BY Demitri Papolos, M.D., and Janice Papolos
Books and Videos
- Autism NOW
- Autism Society
- Autism Speaks
- Caring 4 Our Kids
- Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Comprehensive website providing vital guidance and assistance to parents of children with cerebral palsy
- Epilepsy Foundation
- Foundation for Children with Microcephaly
- National Down Syndrome Society
- National Fragile X Foundation
- Spina Bifida Association
- The Arc
- Trisomy Advocacy Group
Disability Information and Advocacy Sites
A wide-ranging resource for information about, as they call it, “life on wheels.”
- A Guide to Securing Life-long Accommodations for Children with Special Needs
- Canines for Disabled Kids
Types of Service Dogs
- Disability Accommodation Cost Guides
Information on how to make home alterations to accommodate a wheelchair
- Helping Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping
- Home Modifications for Special Needs Kids
- Learning Resources / Toys for Special Needs Kids
- Moving with Special Needs Kids
- Nurse Groups
Austensibly a reference site for nurses and aspiring nurses, this particular page (suggested by one of our readers) has information on athletic opportunities for those in wheelchairs, as well as safety tips. Includes many additional links on the subject.
- Personal Finance Guide for People with Disabilities
- Sesame Street Autism Resources
Celebrating the uniqueness of every child
- Travel Tips for People with Disabilities
Information on Improving Daily Life with Various Disabilities
- Disability Resources, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Real Families, Real Answers
- Teaching Children With Disabilities
A comprehensive discussion on the subject of teaching children with disabilities in a Church setting … a must-read for Primary workers thruout the Church.
LDS Sites, both official and non-official
- Camp Kostopulos, Salt Lake City, UT
Since 1967, Camp K has offered an ever-expanding array of activities, camps & social events … something for every age & special need … in a glorious canyon setting.
- CycleAbility – Utah
Website for local UTAH program , based on the I Can Shine national program (see below). It sponsors an annual camp to teach special needs kids to ride a 2-wheel bike.
- Downs on the Farm, OHIO
This family farm creatively combines neglected animal rescue with free animal therapy for those with special needs.
- Friday's Kids, Utah County, UT
Extraordinary respite service for those with even the most medically fragile children. This should be replicated everywhere.
- I Can Shine
A national organization who claimed an 80% success rate in teaching those with special needs to learn to ride a 2-wheel bike.
- Kids on the Move, Utah County, UT
An amazing organization supporting parents in Utah County. Sounds like it could be an example for communities everywhere.
- Morgan's Wonderland, San Antonio, TX
One father’s dream of a fully accessible theme park has become so much more.
- My Possibilities, Plano (greater Dallas), TX
Started by parents, this absolutely marvelous post-high-school day program could be the model for such programs everywhere.
Regional/Local Programs & Camps
- Apps for Children with Special Needs
- Moms with Apps
- The Pocket Physician (from Lion Heart Innovations)
A new phone app that allows parents/caregivers to maintain and have with them all pertinent (and changing) medical info on their child.