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Family Support: Special Needs Education Resource Directory

 Special Needs Educational Resources


Akron Public Schools
Office of Special Education
Ott Staff Development Center, Room 207
65 Steiner Ave.
Akron, OH 44301
Phone: 330-761-3145

Culliver Reading Center
Assists schools and parents by advocating, teaching and fostering the love of reading in children.
276 Harker St.
Mansfield, OH 44903
Phone: 419-522-7323

Family Child Learning Center
143 Northwest Ave., Building A
Tallmadge, OH 44278
Phone: 330-633-2055
Medina County Schools
Educational Service Center

124 W. Washington St.
Medina, OH 44256
Phone: 330-723-6393
Summer Reinforcement Program
Summer program for children ages 5-12 that provides tutoring support in math and reading.
5175 Rustic Hills Drive
Medina, OH 44256
Phone: 330-725-5311
Summit County Educational Service Center
Provides services and learning opportunities for local and affiliated school districts.
420 Washington Ave., Suite 200
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Phone: 330-945-5600
United Disability Services Toy Resource Center
Parents, teachers, daycare providers and professionals can borrow toys for children. Toys adapted for special needs children are also available.
Toy Resource Center
701 South Main St.
Akron, OH 44311-1019
Phone: 330-762-9755
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
Ensures that Ohio children with special needs receive a free public education in the least restrictive environment.
Executive Office
165 West Center St., Suite 302
Marion, OH 43302-3741
Ohio Help Me Grow
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Early Intervention Services
246 North High St.
P.O. Box 118
Columbus, OH 43216-0118
Phone: 614-644-8389
Parent Mentors of Ohio
Ohio Department of Education
Office for Exceptional Children 3rd Floor
25 South Front St., Mail Stop 204
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
Phone: 614-466-0224
Bright Futures
Bright Futures Project
Georgetown University
Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272
Phone: 202-784-9556
Council for Exceptional Children
IDEA Information

1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-5704
Phone: 888-232-7733
TTY: 866-915-5000
Devereux Pocono
Learning opportunities for individuals with special challenges
444 Devereux Drive
P.O. Box 638
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 800-345-1292
The Disability Rights, Education and Defense Fund
Main Office
2212 Sixth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
Phone and TTY: 510-644-2555
Learning Disabilities Association of America
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349
Phone: 412-341-1515
The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education
FAPE Coordinating Office
PACER Center
8161 Normandale Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55437-1044
Phone: 952-838-9000
TTY: 952-838-0190
Exceptional Parent Magazine
Phone: 877-372-7368
IDEA Revisited
Download "A Guide to the IEP"

Center for Parent Information and Resources
c/o Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
35 Halsey St., 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 642-8100
6500 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-6500
Phone: 888-800-1487

Zero to Three
National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
2000 M St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-638-1144

United Way of Summit and Medina
90 North Prospect St.
P.O. Box 1260
Akron, OH 44309-1260
Phone: 330-762-7601

 Special Needs Literacy Resources

Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High St.
Akron, OH 44326
Phone: 330-643-9050 (children's library); 330-643-9000 (main library)
This City Reads!
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High St.
Akron, OH 44326
Phone: 330-643-9099
Project LEARN of Summit County
60 South High St.
Akron, OH 44326
Phone: 330-434-9461
Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE)
25 South Front St., 6th Floor, Mail Stop 614
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
Phone: 614-466-5015
ProLiteracy Worldwide
1320 Jamesville Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 888-528-2224
National Center for Family Literacy
325 West Main St., Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202-4237
Phone: 877-326-5481
Ohio Literacy Resource Center
Research 1 - 1100 Summit St.
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Phone: 800-765-2897
Literary Information and Communication System (LINCS)

Special Needs Scholarship Resources

HEATH Resource Center
National clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.
George Washington University/HEATH Resource Center
2121 K St. NW, Suite 220
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 800-544-3284
Patient Advocate Foundation
Scholarships for survivors, providing support to patients seeking to initiate or complete a course interrupted or delayed by a diagnosis of cancer or life-threatening disease.
700 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 200
Newport News, VA 23606
Phone: 800-532-5274
Childhood Cancer Patients
American Cancer Society
Phone: 800-227-2345
Ohio office: 888-227-6446
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
PMB #505 4725 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite A
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone: 888-393-3863
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Scholarship Program
302 Ridgefield Court
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 800-253-6530
Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation for Brain Tumor Survivors
8000 Sears Tower
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 888-485-5457
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Education and Scholarships
CF Scholarship Foundation
2814 Grant St.
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-328-0127

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