Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D)
1-800-233-4050 Provides education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. In addition to our informative Web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD. Please visit us at www.chadd.org.
Feingold Association of the United States 800-321-3287, 554 E. Main St., Ste. 301, Riverhead, NY. 800-321-3287 Provides informational materials, online/telephone support, and resources. Helps families introduce low-additive dietary programs for children with learning/behavior problems and chemically sensitive adults. Www.feingold.org.
Learning Disabilities Association of America
1-412-341-1515 Offers support programs for parents, an information and referral network, legislation and school program development. Www.ldaamerica.org.
Alabama Autism & Asperger’s Statewide Info & Support Network
Website offers videos, articles, forums, groups, chats, bulletin board, links and resources. Visit www.alabamaautism.org.
1-334-242-8114, is an initiative of Special Education Services, Alabama Department of Education, to provide on-line training resources for parents and educational professionals on autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). www.alex.state.al.us/autismAL
Autism Society of America
1-800-328-8476 Provides services in the areas of advocacy, education, awareness and research. 7910 Woodmont Ave., Ste. 310, Bethesda, MD. www.autism-society.org.
Autism Society of Alabama
1-877-4Autism Provide a resource list of services that have been recommended by families and professionals, support groups, lending library, newsletter and Education & Awareness. Please visit our website at www.autism-alabama.org.
Easter Seals of Central Alabama
(334) 288-0240; 2125 East South Blvd., Montgomery. Our goal is to provide quality life enhancing programs and services to meet the individual needs of our consumers. ESCA offers the following programs; Janice Capilouto Center for the Deaf, Speech Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Clinic, Vocational Evaluation, PACE Program, Job Placement, CAN Certification, Learning Disabilities Evaluation, and CARE. Please call or visit us at www.eastersealsca.org.
TACA (Talk About Curing Autism)
1-949-640-4401, TACA is a not-for-profit foundation of families helping families affected by autism. TACA Alabama Chapter meets in Birmingham/Huntsville/Tuscaloosa area. TACA aims to speed up the cycle from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA holds monthly meetings throughout the United States that feature educational speakers on important topics and allow family members to connect with one another and stay on top of the latest news in the autism world. Members can check out books on Autism and DVDs/CDs. Please visit us at www.talkaboutcuringautism.org and www.tacanow.org (Alabama Chapter)
4 My Child
1-800-692-4453. Provides provide all families of children of special needs with Help and Hope For Life. Please visit us at http://www.cerebralpalsy.org.
United Cerebral Palsy
2520 Fairlane Dr Suite 360, 334-271-2280 Leading service provider and advocate for adults and children with disabilities, including cerebral palsy. Please visit us at www.ucp.org
Alabama Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities
International Dyslexia Association
800-222-3123 Offers information on products, an online store, conferences, support groups and more for children, teens, college students, parents and educators. www.interdys.org.
Learning Disabilities Association of Alabama (Montgomery)
334-277-9151 Non-profit grassroots organization whose members are individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Down Syndrome Alabama
Birmingham (PADS) Parent Advocates Down Syndrome 205-988-0810 Promote awareness and acceptance, and advocacy for individuals. Offers education and support for individuals. www.downsyndromealabama.org
(Families Reaching, Influencing, Educating, and Networking for Down Syndrome), local organization for families, friends and advocates who love an individual with Down Syndrome. Please visit us at http://www.downsyndromefriends.org/aboutus.html
Montgomery Area Down Syndrome Outreach Group
334-356-9048 (Prattville) Provides family support, education, links and social opportunities.
Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama
(251) 341-0170 Mission is to educate and support individuals with epilepsy and their families. Provide services and programs; educating and increasing awareness about epilepsy; providing leadership in advocacy for epilepsy issues. http://www.epilepsyfoundationalabama.org
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Provides informational materials, networking, referrals to local resources, summer camps and an equipment loan program. 700 Century Park South #129, Birmingham, Alabama. 205-823-8191
Spina Bifida Association of Alabama
Strives to provide families affected by Spina Bifida with the most up-to-date medical and social information related to this birth defect. Visit their website at www.sbaofal.org for contact information. The 2012 Walk-N-Roll for SBA of AL at the Montgomery Zoo will be held September 29, 2012 - Registration begins at 9am and the Walk-N-Roll begins at 10am!
Register by calling 1-334-221-1707 or visiting the link: www.2012WalkNRoll4SBAofAL.kintera.org.
395 Ray Thorington Rd., 334-270-4225; Churchill Academy was founded in 1996 to educate the many children in Montgomery and surrounding areas with unique learning differences that range from Attention Deficit Disorder to Learning Disabled to Gifted. We believe strongly that early intervention is essential to maximize the success of every child with special learning needs. Our youngest classroom, classroom A, identifies areas of strength and weakness in our 6 & 7 year olds and provides appropriate remedial instruction. Visit www.Churchillacademymontgomery.com.
Huntington Learning Center
2800 Zelda Rd., 277-9200. Several teachers on staff with Special Education needs. Tutoring in reading, study skills, writing, phonics, spelling, math and ACT/SAT prep, GED and exit exam. Students ages 5 - adult.
2328 Fairlane Campus, 213-0803. Success Unlimited Academy is dedicated to teaching all children. In our Special Education Achievement Class, we have provided a special place of learning for those who need more one-on-one instruction and individualized lesson plans. Visit them at www.suacademy.com.
Sylvan Learning Center
2640 Zelda Rd., 262-0043; Study skills, (courses for credit) writing/grammar, reading, math and SAT/ACT college preparation. Also individualized tutoring. Diagnostic evaluation. Students improve skills, becoming more motivated and gaining in self-confidence. Certified teachers
Parks and Recreation
Vaughn Road Park, 3620 Vaughn Road –
Ida Belle Young Park, 5400 Vaughn Road – Sight Impaired Playground
Montgomery Zoo, 2301 Coliseum Parkway, Montgomery, Alabama 36110, (334) 240-4900 Montgomery Zoo is open year round with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day. The zoo opens at 9:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm. The Montgomery Zoo is handicap accessible. Wheelchairs are available for rental at the Zoofari Gift Shop. The play area does have handicap accessible swings.
Thompson Park, 1655 Ray Thorington Road –
“No Limits” Miracle Field Playground and Miracle League Ball Field.
Therapeutic Recreation Center, 604 August St., 240-4595 (Frederick Thomas) one of Montgomery’s proudest accomplishments, makes recreation accessible to our city’s special population. The center offers a 26,000 square foot facility that is barrier free, and features a large gymnasium, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, weight room, game rooms, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a kitchen. Spring Prom and Special Olympic competitions are held here.
Please visit Parks and Recreation at www.montgomeryal.gov for more information.
Prattville Area, 334-361-3609 Overlook Memorial , 299 Jay Street, handicap accessible, swings
Pratt Park Child Place, 460 Doster Road, handicap accessible, swings
Spinner’s Park, 390 West 6th Street, Metal slides for cochlear implants
Access To Recreation
Provides exercise and recreational equipment for people with disabilities. 8 Sandra Ct., Newbury Park, CA. 800-634-4351. www.accesstr.com.
Armory Gymnastics Center
241-2789, 1018 Madison Avenue. Classes offered and combined. Case to case basis upon the need of extra coaches. Please call for more information.
Boy Scouts of America
3067 Carter Hill Rd., 262-2697 Provides an educational and social program for boys and young adults.
Family Karate Center
Carole Coker, 277-4911; 8159 Vaughn Road. Next door to Jalapenos, Peppertree Shopping Center. Only karate center that specializes in teaching special needs students- autistic, Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Hearing and Visually impaired, all wheel chairs welcome. Call today for registration and information. We are the only Montgomery school with a Master degree Instructor who specializes in special need children. There is no extra cost for the special needs child. A FREE gift for all new enrollments.
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
334.272.9164 , 145 Coliseum Boulevard, Montgomery; Helps girls self value, social and volunteering skills through troop service.
3699 Wallahatchie Rd., Pike Rd., 334-213-0909 The Montgomery Area Non-traditional Equestrians is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with a wide range of disabilities through safe and effective therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, and equine-assisted learning activities. Please visit our website at http://maneweb.org.
Montgomery Miracle League
The Miracle League provides an opportunity for children and adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities a chance to play baseball. Visit their website at www.mtgml.com.
Special Olympics Alabama
880 South Court St., Montgomery, (334) 242-3383. Offers year-round sports training and athletic competitions in 18 individual and team Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities Visit us at http://specialolympicsalabama.com/.
300 Cusseta Road - Opelika, AL 36801 -
(334) 444-5966. www.story-book-farm.org ; The year-round equine assisted activities are tailored to serve children ages 2 years to young adults who are challenged with life-threatening illnesses, disabilities, mental and/or emotional trauma, and grief. The gentle nature of our horses provides hope and healing. In addition to our “hope on horseback” riding programs, Storybook Farm also provides weekly Enrichment Classes for local school system’s inclusive special education classes, “Forever Families” quarterly events for families created by adoption or fostering, as well as annual events such as Easter Eggstravaganza, SBF Horse Show, Fall Festival, and the Christmas Celebration.
Therapeutic Recreation Center
604 August St., 240-4575 One of Montgomery’s proudest accomplishments, makes recreation accessible to our city’s special population. The center offers a 26,000 square foot facility that is barrier free, and features a large gymnasium, indoor/outdoor swimming pools, weight room, game rooms, meeting rooms, locker rooms and a kitchen. Spring Prom and Special Olympic competitions are held here.
Camp Newhope & Camp Newsong
(205) 877-2224; A free program open to all grieving children in Alabama. Camp sessions are held at the YMCA Hargis Retreat in Chelsea, Alabama for children ages 6-18.
1-888-500-7920; www.campsam.org; Children’s Harbor on Lake Martin, Al. Year round challenging, recreational and educational experiences for young cancer patients, their families as well as young adult survivors from Alabama at no cost. Our purpose is to provide these patients, families and survivors with avenues for fellowship, to help them cope with their disease, and to prepare them for life after cancer.
Camp Sugar Falls & Camp Seale Harris
(205) 402-0415; www.southeasterndiabetes.org. provides our kids with the chance to learn about effective diabetes management, while at the same time allowing them to interact with other children living with this same illness.
Easter Seals Camp ASSCA
(256) 825-9226; www.campascca.org. Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults. ASCCA is a nationally recognized leader in therapeutic recreation for children and adults with both physical and mental disabilities. Providing weekend and week long sessions- open year-round. Located in Alabama on Lake Martin, offers campers a wide variety of recreational and educational activities. Activities include horseback riding, fishing, tubing, swimming, environmental education, arts and crafts, canoeing, a “splash pad”, outdoor adventure elements like the zip-line, and much more.
(205) 313-7400; www.lakeshore.org; Offers a wide range of fitness, recreation, athletic and education programs to children and adults who experience diagnostic conditions including spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, amputation, and visual impairment.
Support and Education Services
Auditory Visual Enhancement of Alabama
Call Lorrie P. Piazza at 334-277-7046. Dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults so that life goals may be more realized. Provides AIT (Auditory Integration Training).
Dianne Craft – Child Diagnostics
303-697-7511 Wonderful website filled with information, articles, resources for learning disabilities, dyslexia, auditory processing, right/left brain learning. Nutritional therapy and supplement recommendations. You can purchase Dianne’s DVDs, CDs, Books, vitamins, and other various products through her online store. Visit http://www.diannecraft.org.
Easter Seals Alabama
2125 East South Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36116; (334) 288-0240; Consists of eight community rehabilitation program sites and the world’s largest barrier free recreational camp Camp ASCCA. Easter Seals Alabama services include: Medical Rehabilitation, Early Intervention, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Hearing Therapy, Job Training and Employment, Child Care & Camping and Recreation.
Joni and Friends International Disabilities Center
PO Box 3333, Agoura Hills, CA 91376
General Information: 818-707-5664
For Joni and Friends Knoxville:
1540 Robinson Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923
The Listening Program
1-888-228-1798 The Listening Program (TLP) is a music listening therapy that provides engaging brain stimulation to improve performance in school, work and life. It gently trains the auditory system to accurately process sound. Auditory processing problems can lead to academic, emotional, cognitive and social challenges, including problems with ADD, Listening, Speech & language, memory, communication, Social skills, reading, Sensory Integration, Balance and coordination and self regulation. Auditory processing problems are often found in children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD, dyslexia and learning disabilities. Please visit us at www.thelisteningprogram.com for more information.
March of Dimes Alabama Chapter
Birmingham, Al. (205) 824-0103;
www.marchofdimes.com; Central Division in
Montgomery, Al. (334) 277-6910
277-9925, 5147 Atlanta Highway Provides nutritional supplements for children and adults with ciliac disease, autism, ADD/ADHD and other learning disabilities. We offer a wide variety organic, egg free, gluten free food products for individuals with celiac disease and autism. Please visit us at www.healthwisefoods.com.
The Herb Shop
271-2882; 8151 Vaughn Rd. We have a whole section dedicated to special needs and learning disabilities. Please visit our store for individual supplement recommendations. www.mynsp.com/herbshopalabama
Lee Silsby, Compound Pharmacy
800-918-8831, Compounding Pharmacy focusing on children with Autism. Please visit www.leesilsby.com
877-533-7457, 3216 Silsby Rd. Cleveland Hts., OH 44118 Our Kids was founded as the result of the joy Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy experiences in working with Autistic children. Our Kids focuses 100% of their product line exclusively on supplements for Autistic children and designing innovative, high quality products. Please visit us at www.ourkidsasd.com.
AUM Speech and Hearing Clinic
7041 Senators Drive, 244-3408 Provides hearing evaluation and Auditory Processing Evaluation.
Easter Seals of Central Alabama
(334) 288-0240; 2125 East South Blvd., Montgomery
Our goal is to provide quality life enhancing programs and services to meet the individual needs of our consumers. ESCA offers the following programs; Janice Capilouto Center for the Deaf, Speech Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Clinic, Vocational Evaluation, PACE Program, Job Placement, CAN Certification, Learning Disabilities Evaluation, and CARE. Please call or visit us at www.eastersealsca.org.
Prattville Baptist Speech and Hearing Clinic
358-6501. 635 McQueen Smith Road, Suite D.
Center for Advanced Therapy. Provide speech,
hearing, OT and physical therapy department.
Speech and Hearing, Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama
The Therapy Center at Baptist Medical Center East
334-244-8345, 400 Taylor Rd., Only facility offering families and the communities of central Alabama comprehensive rehabilitation services. Individualized treatment is provided by experienced and licensed occupational, physical and speech therapists.
The Alabama Public school systems offer speech-language evaluations and therapy (if eligible) for children 3 and up. This is available to children, by law, regardless of if they go to private, public or are homeschooled.
Alabama Institute for the Deaf & Blind
(256) 761-3200, 205 South Street Talladega, AL. AIDB is the most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service system serving children and adults who are deaf, blind and multi-disabled. Children ages 3 to 21 are served through the Alabama School for the Deaf, the Alabama School for the Blind and the Helen Keller School of Alabama. Please call or visit our website at www.aidb.org.
The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind
Alabama School for the Blind- 705 South Street East, Talladega, Al.(256) 761-3259
Alabama School for the Deaf- 205 South Street East, Talladega, Al. (256) 761-3212
Helen Keller School of Alabama- 1101 Fort Lashley Avenue, Talladega, Al. (256) 761-3377 or please visit us at www.aidb.org/helen-keller-school-of-alabama
1-800-543-3098 Child Find is the process used in Alabama for identifying all children who may be eligible for services and referring them to Alabama’s Early Intervention System.
Easter Seals of Central Alabama
(334) 288-0240; 2125 East South Blvd, Montgomery Our goal is to provide quality life enhancing programs and services to meet the individual needs of our consumers. ESCA offers the following programs: Janice Capilouto Center for the Deaf, Speech Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Clinic, Vocational Evaluation, PACE Program, Job Placement, CAN Certification, Learning Disabilities Evaluation, and CARE. Please call or visit us at www.easterseals.com.
The Marianna Greene Henry Special Equestrian Program
Talladega, Alabama has a covered indoor arena and a 3/4 mile Sensory Trail for students from preschool age to middle age for both therapeutic and recreational riding year round. Please visit us at www.mgharena.com/generalinfo.html
The PLAY Project Wiggles & Giggles
(334) 264-8887 or (334) 264-8988, 1031 Oak Street, Montgomery. Play and Language for Autistic Youngster. Our program emphasizes the importance of helping parents become their child’s best P.L.A.Y. partner. Please visit us at www.playproject.org
PPEI Early Intervention
832-1080, 310 North Madison Terrace, Montgomery. Early Intervention
United Cerebral of Central Alabama
Horizon EI Program, (334) 271-2280, 2520 Fairlane Dr Suite 360, Montgomery, AL, Early Intervention
Special Needs Publications
888-762-8475 Bi-monthly lifestyle magazine for individuals with ADD/ADHD. 888-762-8475. www.additudemag.com.
Bi-monthly magazine with information and support for people affected by ADHD, 800-233-4050. www.chadd.org.
Exceptional Parent Magazine
1-877-372-7368 Monthly publication that provides information, support, ideas, encouragement and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them. Please visit us at www.exceptionalparent.com.
ADA Center- Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
334-293-7500 or (800) 441-7607 (Montgomery office); (800) 205-9986 (Alabama’s Toll Free Hotline for ADA Information); www.rehab.state.al.us/ada
DBTAC - Southeast ADA Center; 1419 Mayson Street, Atlanta, GA 30324; (800) 949-4232;
Alabama Alliance for the Mentally Ill,
396-4797, 1401 I-85 Parkway Suite A, Montgomery. www.namialabama.org
Alabama’s Early Intervention System and Department of Rehabilitation Services, Birth-3 years. 334-293-7500. Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities, 602 South Lawrence Street, Montgomery. Please visit us at www.rehab.state.al.us
470 S. Union St. Montgomery 334-834-2501 or visit us at www.alabamapta.org.
American Foundation for the Blind,
100 Peachtree Street, Suite 620, Atlanta, Ga.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1-800-638-8255. Committed to ensuring that all people with speech, language, and hearing disorders receive services to help them communicate effectively. http://www.asha.org/public/
Arc of Alabama,
557 South Lawrence Street, Montgomery 262-7688. Advocates for people with disabilities. Visit us at www.thearcofalabama.com.
Blind or Visually Impaired, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind,
www.AIDB.org Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind- Mobile , AL;
Career & Technical Education,
Alabama State Department of Education- Montgomery, AL; (334) 242-9111; www.alsde.edu/
Client Assistance Program, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Montgomery
Developmental Disabilities, Alabama Department of Mental Health-Montgomery, Al. (334) 242-3454; www.mh.alabama.gov/
Developmental Disabilities Council,
Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities -Montgomery, AL (800) 232-2158; http://acdd.org
Governor’s Office on Disabilities- Montgomery, AL. (888) 879-3582
These waivers help those families who make too much money for Medicaid but “fall through the cracks” of their insurance.
June Perry- Alabama Department of Public Health; 800-243-5463
Ask for Area Agency on Aging – Elderly and Disabled Waiver, www.adss.state.al.us
State of Alabama of Independent living waiver –
Mentally Retarded Waiver – 800-367-0955
Mental Health Rep. for Children/Youth, Office of Children’s Services/ Alabama Department of Mental Health-Montgomery, AL. (334) 353-7110; www.mh.alabama.gov
Montgomery Scottish Rite Learning Center, 277-8109, 565 Eastern Blvd., Montgomery. Testing for children up to 14 years of age with dyslexia
Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3-5, P.O. Box 302101, Montgomery,
334-242-8114 or 1-800-392-8020
Protection and Advocacy, Alabama
Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP)-
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
(800) 826-1675 ; www.adap.net
Temporary short-term relief for caregivers of individuals with special needs such as: developmental and physical disabilities or other chronic illnesses that are related to health concerns, medical fragility, or for those at risk of abuse and neglect.
Special Education Services
Alabama Department of Education- Montgomery, Al.
(800) 392-8020; www.alsde.edu/
Special Format Library,
Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. 6030 Monticello Drive , Montgomery, AL;
(800) 392-5671; http://statelibrary.alabama.gov/
Special Health Care Needs,
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services/ Children’s Rehabilitation Service- Montgomery , AL; (800) 441-7607; www.rehab.alabama.gov/crs
State Department of Education:
P.O. Box 302101, Montgomery,
334-242-8114 or 1-800-392-8020.
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, 334-281-8780. 2129 East South Blvd, Montgomery. Please visit us at www.rehab.state.al.us
Access and Response for Alabamians with Disabilities)-Montgomery, AL; (800) 782-7656; www.rehab.alabama.gov/star
University Centers for Excellence in
Civitan International Research Center-University of Alabama at Birmingham; Birmingham, AL 35294-0021; (800) 822-2472; www.circ.uab.edu