Athletes Helping Athletes
The mission of Athletes Helping Athletes, Inc. is to connect local special needs athletes with mainstream student-athletes in a spirit of friendship for their mutual benefit and inspiration. AHA, Inc. believes that a world of greater acceptance for all can begin with our children, sharing athletic experiences and a love for sport while developing compassion and mutual respect.
Hopes and Dreams Foundation
The Hopes and Dreams Foundation website,a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the awareness and appreciation of children and young adults with disabilities, including Down syndrome, and other specific challenges. The main goals of the Hopes and Dreams Foundation are: To promote education and community involvement for children with disabilities through social activities and experiences in creative arts (music, art, and theater), to establish summer programs for children and more support for families, and to provide special opportunities for local children with disabilites.
SPECIAL NEEDS CLOTHING
Downs Design Jeans goal was to design a clothing line for people with disabilities. Check out brochure attached or visit the website at www.downsdesigndreams.org
I Can Shine
I Can Shine is a nonprofit tax-exempt charitable organization that is much more than just a bike-riding program. For many people with disabilities, it’s a seemingly impossible task that they can typically master in less than a week’s time through our program. Within days of learning to ride, many children begin exhibiting independent behaviors at home. This achievement, in turn, creates a gateway of opportunity, helping them gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives. www.icanshine.org
“Our son was 21 years old and we had given up on him ever riding a two wheel bike. This program was amazing. After 3 days of training with this program he was riding a two wheeler with no problem. It brought tears to my eyes.”
Cerebral Palsy Group
Cerebral Palsy Group is an online resource for anyone who has been affected by, cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries. We are here to provide special education options and support resources for children and families nationwide. The mission of Cerebral Palsy Group is to help anyone suffering from cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries to improve their overall quality of life.
Please visit the special education link below
Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Cerebral Palsy Guidance is an educational support website dedicated to providing parents with detailed information on a complex condition of cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy Guide
Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national support organization for anyone affected by cerebral palsy. Our website provides information regarding cerebral palsy symptoms, treatments, continued care and more. It is our mission to advocate on behalf of individuals affected by this movement disorder, and provide hope for the future. For more information visit
Foundations Behavioral Health
Foundation’s Acute Care Autism Spectrum Disorders Center provides innovative behavioral health treatment and academic excellence to children, adolescents and young adults. Established in 1964, Foundations provides treatment in a homelike environment located on a 12 acre campus in Bucks County, PA. Foundations provides full a continuum of care for children, adolescents and young adults spanning hospitalization to outpatient and academic services.
Child Enrichment Services
Their mission is to assist children in achieving their maximum potential in physical, communication, educational and emotional development. ECS is dedicated to supporting children’s advancement in order to brighten their future. ECS offers help in areas such as: Speech-Language Pathology, Social Skills Classes, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Applied Behavioral Analysis.
Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, the Parent to Parent model is a one-to-one match between an experienced, mentor parent, called a peer support parent and a parent seeking individualized support from another parent who has been there. Here at P2P of PA, the Peer Support parent is the lifeline of our program. They are the volunteer families who have experienced the joys and challenges of sharing their lives with individuals with disabilities or special needs and are willing to listen, provide emotional support and information through shared, common experiences to the referred parent. Research has shown that what a Parent to Parent program offers is unique and can probably not come from any other source.
Bucks County Down Syndrome Interest Group
Bucks County Down Syndrome Interest Group is a community organization dedicated to providing resources and support to families, therapists, physicians, educators, and others affected by Down syndrome in Bucks County, PA.
Special Kids Network
The Special Kids Network (SKN), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program, helps children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities get the services and support they require in order to thrive in their community and develop to their full potential.
The Sunshine Foundation answers the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children.
WHO WE HELP
Sunshine Foundation may fulfill the dreams of
children severely affected by a chronic illness or physical disability. These diagnoses include, but are not limited to, the following:
Sickle Cell Disease
Trauma from Abuse
*And Many Others…
CRITERIA TO RECEIVE A DREAM
- Child must be between the ages of 3-18
- Child must be chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged or abused
- The household annual income may not
- The child or any other family member may NOT have had a previous dream granted through Sunshine Foundation or any other
- ONE DREAM PER FAMILY
- Child must be a United States citizen
HOW TO REQUEST A DREAM
Mail or fax information below to:
101 Lakeside Park
Southampton, PA 18966
•Full Name •Full Name
•Date of Birth •Address
•Diagnosis •Phone Number
Child’s parent must be informed of the request
Please include ALL information above in correspondence
Disability Scoop is the nation’s largest news organization devoted to covering developmental disabilities. With daily coverage of autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and more, no other news source offers a more timely and comprehensive take on the issues that matter to the developmental disability community.