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Organizations in alphabetical order

National Organizations

State of Ohio Organizations

Organizations in the Diocese of Cleveland

 

 

Organizations in alphabetical order

 

American Association on Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities

(Formerly; The American Association on Mental Retardation)

AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

The ARC of Cuyahoga County - Formerly, CMR "...the world’s largest grassroots organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities."

 

The Arc of Ohio

The Arc is an advocacy organizations for persons with disabilities

 

The Arc of the United States

 

Autism Society of America 

"The Autism Society of America, the voice of the autism community."

 

Autism Society of Greater Cleveland

 

Autism Society of Ohio

 

Brain Injury Association (US)

 

Cleveland Catholic Charities Disability Services and Ministries  

Services and ministries for persons with disabilities offered by

the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio

 

Council for Exceptional Children  

"The voice of education for children  with disabilities"

 

County Boards of MRDD in the Diocese of Cleveland. 

In Ohio, the 88 county boards of mrdd provide many supports for persons with cognitive and other developmental disabilities

Ashland County Board  (No Website)
1256 South Center Street  Ashland, Ohio 44805

Phone: (419) 289-0470 Fax: (419) 281-2820
Superintendent: Ron Pagano Email: 
r.pagano@daleroy.org

Cuyahoga County Board of MR/DD

Geauga County Board of MR/DD

 

Lake County Board of MR/DD  

 

Lorain County Board of MR/DD  

 

Medina County Board of MR/DD  

 

Summit County Board of MR/DD

 

Wayne County Board of MR/DD  

 

Cuyahoga County Mental Health Board

 

Down Syndrome Resource Page

 

Environmental Sensitivities

Website for the Invisible Disabilities Association of Canada. 

This can be a big issue for priests and pastoral ministers especially for people sensitive to wheat (celiac disease) or wine products.  This challenge includes people who are sensitive to odors, bright lights, textures, loud noise etc. and people with celiac disease among others.  

 

Epilepsy Foundation

 

Faith and Light

Faith and Light is an ecumenical community movement that is open to the entire family. Faith and Light was born of a desire to help people with an intellectual disability and their families find their place within the Church and society.

 

Family Village  

information, resources, and communication opportunities

 

Friendship Ministries  

inter-denominational ministry that encourages as many churches/parishes welcome people with cognitive disabilities.

 

Fragile X Alliance of Ohio

 

Key Ministry 

Key Ministry's mission is to equip churches to welcome and include children and families affected by hidden disabilities in all aspects of the life of the church.

 

LD Online  Resource for Learning Disabilities and ADHD

 

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

This library is part of the Cleveland Public Library.  Provides free recorded and Brailled books to eligible adults and children

 

Mental Health Advocacy Coalition

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

 

NAMI of Greater Cleveland

 

NAMI Ohio

 

National Apostolate for Inclusion Ministry  

 

National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities

 

National Organization on Disabilities (NOD)

 

          NOD Religion and Disability Program

 

National Catholic Office for the Deaf

 

National Council of Churches Committee on Disabilities

 

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)  

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

Network of Inclusive Catholic Educators

 

North Coast Community Homes

Develops and maintains homes for individuals with mental retardation, mental illness and other disabilities in Cuyahoga, Lake, Stark and Summit Counties.

 

Ohio Association of County Boards of MR/DD  

 

Ohio Association of the Deaf

 

Ohio American Association on Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities (Formerly, The Ohio American Association on Mental Retardation)

 

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities

OCECD is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the educational interests of children with disabilities.  The website provides many recourses and links.

 

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services

 

Ohio Department of MR/DD

 

Office of Catechetical Services, Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio

provides leadership, direction, and resources for parishes, Catholic schools and Newman Catholic Campus Ministry in the shaping of a unified vision of Catholic identity consistent with the catechetical documents of the Roman Catholic Church.

 

Ohio Parent Mentor Program

Parent Mentors are the parents of children with special needs who work within the school district to provide families with the information and support they need to effectively work with the school district.

 

Plan Lifetime Assistance Network of Northeast Ohio  

Provides home based social work services by LISWs to persons with mental illness & to their families. Offers a wide range of social & recreational activities for its members.

 

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Ohio

 

Services for Independent Living

This will link you to the SIL of Ohio

 

Spina Bifida Association of America

 

State Support Team Region 3 (Formerly the Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center)  A statewide system of support services to districts in need of improvement around the basic four stages in the reform process, as identified by the US department of Education.

 

The Up Side of Downs

 

Tourette Syndrome Plus

 

Wheelie Catholic

A blog about inclusion issues concerning Catholics with disabilities providing information, raising concerns, sharing experiences and encouraging prayerful efforts toward social justice. All are welcome- able boded or disabled!

 

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National Organizations

 

American Association on Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities

(Formerly; The American Association on Mental Retardation)

AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

 

Autism Society of America 

"The Autism Society of America, the voice of the autism community."

 

The Arc of the United States

 

Brain Injury Association (US)

 

Council for Exceptional Children  

"The voice of education for children  with disabilities"

 

Down Syndrome Resource Page

 

Environmental Sensitivities

Website for the Invisible Disabilities Association of Canada. 

This can be a big issue for priests and pastoral ministers especially for people sensitive to wheat (celiac disease) or wine products.  This challenge includes people who are sensitive to odors, bright lights, textures, loud noise etc. and people with celiac disease among others.  

 

Epilepsy Foundation

 

Faith and Light

Faith and Light is an ecumenical community movement that is open to the entire family. Faith and Light was born of a desire to help people with an intellectual disability and their families find their place within the Church and society.

 

Family Village  

information, resources, and communication opportunities

 

Friendship Ministries  

inter-denominational ministry that encourages as many churches/parishes welcome people with cognitive disabilities.

Interfaith Disabilities Connection  Sponsored by the Bobby Dodd Institute in Atlanta, this site is directed by Mark Crenshaw, a young man with cerebral palsy, who has the mission of understanding and sharing the approaches to ministering to / with persons with disabilities among and across all religious traditions.

 

LD Online  Resource for Learning Disabilities and ADHD

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

 

National Apostolate for Inclusion Ministry  

 

National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities

 

National Organization on Disabilities (NOD)

 

          NOD Religion and Disability Program

 

National Catholic Office for the Deaf

 

National Council of Churches Committee on Disabilities

 

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)  

 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

Network of Inclusive Catholic Educators

 

Spina Bifida Association of America

 

Tourette Syndrome Plus

 

Wheelie Catholic

A blog about inclusion issues concerning Catholics with disabilities providing information, raising concerns, sharing experiences and encouraging prayerful efforts toward social justice. All are welcome- able boded or disabled!

 

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State of Ohio Organizations

 

The Arc of Ohio

The Arc is an advocacy organizations for persons with disabilities

 

The ARCLink of Ohio

The ArcLink exists to supply the free flow of information that makes self-determination possible.

 

Fragile X Alliance of Ohio

 

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

This library is part of the Cleveland Public Library.  Provides free recorded and Brailled books to eligible adults and children.

 

NAMI Ohio

 

Ohio Association of County Boards of MR/DD  

 

Ohio Association of the Deaf

 

Ohio American Association on Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities (Formerly, The Ohio American Association on Mental Retardation)

 

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities

OCECD is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the educational interests of children with disabilities.  The website provides many recourses and links.

 

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services

 

Ohio Department of MR/DD

 

Plan Lifetime Assistance Network of Northeast Ohio  

Provides home based social work services by LISWs to persons with mental illness & to their families. Offers a wide range of social & recreational activities for its members.

 

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Ohio

 

Services for Independent Living

This will link you to the SIL of Ohio

 

State Support Team Region 3 (Formerly the Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center)  A statewide system of support services to districts in need of improvement around the basic four stages in the reform process, as identified by the US department of Education.

 

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Organizations in the Diocese of Cleveland

 

Autism Society of Greater Cleveland

 

Center for Mental Retardation - The ARC of Cuyahoga County

 

Cleveland Catholic Charities Disability Services and Ministries  

Cleveland Catholic Diocese services and ministries for persons with disabilities

 

County Boards of MRDD in the Diocese of Cleveland. 

In Ohio, the county boards of mrdd provide many supports for persons with cognitive disabilities and other developmental disabilities

Ashland County Board  (No Website)
1256 South Center Street  Ashland, Ohio 44805

Phone: (419) 289-0470 Fax: (419) 281-2820
Superintendent: Ron Pagano Email: 
r.pagano@daleroy.org

Cuyahoga County Board of MR/DD

Geauga County Board of MR/DD

 

Lake County Board of MR/DD  

 

Lorain County Board of MR/DD  

 

Medina County Board of MR/DD  

 

Summit County Board of MR/DD

 

Wayne County Board of MR/DD  

 

Cuyahoga County Mental Health Board

 

Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center  

assist educators and families develop and deliver specially designed instruction that promotes involvement and fosters progress in the general curriculum.

 

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

This library is part of the Cleveland Public Library.  Provides free recorded and Brailled books to eligible adults and children

 

Mental Health Advocacy Coalition

 

NAMI of Greater Cleveland

 

North Coast Community Homes

Develops and maintains homes for individuals with mental retardation, mental illness and other disabilities in Cuyahoga, Lake, Stark and Summit Counties.

 

National Autism Association - Northeast Ohio Chapter

Gives parents tools to acquire appropriate treatment.  Provides financial resources.

 

Office of Catechetical Services, Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio

provides leadership, direction, and resources for parishes, Catholic schools and Newman Catholic Campus Ministry in the shaping of a unified vision of Catholic identity consistent with the catechetical documents of the Roman Catholic Church.

 

Services for Independent Living

This will link you to the SIL of Ohio

 

State Support Team Region 3 (Formerly the Cuyahoga Special Education Service Center)  A statewide system of support services to districts in need of improvement around the basic four stages in the reform process, as identified by the US department of Education.

 

The Up Side of Downs

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