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Resources

As a parent of a child with special needs, we understand you face challenges most others can’t understand. To help you along the way, we’ve compiled these resources for your everyday use.

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Cost Saving Strategies

It’s no surprise to anyone that children with special needs require a good number of services, therapies, support systems, equipment, medications and other items that are not consistently covered by certain health insurance plans or government programs they are participating in. Here are a few tried and true strategies for covering these costs. Not every one will work for a specific family, but even if you can find a few on this list that work, it could save countless dollars, hours of labor, and headaches that come with dealing with these issues on a daily basis.

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Diagnoses Over the Lifespan

The Pediatric Lifespan Project is designed to capture and articulate what parents and caretakers may experience throughout the life of their child as he or she faces a particular disorder.

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All Kids Can Therapy Services

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Annapolis Children’s Therapy Center

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Starfish Therapies

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TD Therapy Services

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Community STARS

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Waypoint Pediatric Therapies

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Indiana Resource Center for Autism

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Do2Learn

Do2Learn provides free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Society of Indiana

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Speech & Language Disorder

The Fontbonne University Speech and Language Clinic

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Speech & Language Disorder

Center for Hearing and Speech

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Giant Steps

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Down Syndrome

National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS)

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Adaptive Resources

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Family Resources

Wheelchair Gardening Tips

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Family Resources

Benefits of Soccer for Kids

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Programs

VerySpecialCamps

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Adaptive

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association

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Adaptive

Special Recreation of Joliet and Channahon Parents’ Club

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Adaptive

University of Illinois Adapted Sports Campus

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Hospitals

Fishing Has No Boundaries

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Programs

SSSRA

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Support Services

South Chicago Parents and Friends

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Other Helpful Pediatric Resources

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Family Resources

Guide to Accessible Flying

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Support Services

Children’s Home and AID

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Family Resources

St. Clair County Health Department

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Support Services

Healthy Start

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Support Services

Health Resource Center St. Louis School of Medicine – Pro Bono Clinic

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Hospitals

Camp Independence (STL Children’s Hospital)

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Family Resources

Backyard Camping for Kids with Disabilities

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Family Resources

Wheelchair Gardening Tips

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Family Resources

Benefits of Soccer for Kids

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