• Special Needs Resource Directory

    When you have a child with special health needs, you face the constant challenge of finding information and resources. The Special Needs Resource Directory, created by the Complex Care Center at Cincinnati Children’s and supported by the Family Resource Center, can assist parents, caregivers and healthcare providers identify, evaluate and access necessary services and supports. Focused on children and youth with special health needs who have physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions, the directory connects to local, regional and national websites to help you:

    • Find information about your child’s diagnosis or condition
    • Identify strategies to help you advocate for your child
    • Develop community connections for resources and support
    • Locate information and resources to assist you with special education, healthcare, financial, transition, recreation, networking and future planning needs
    • Overcome barriers to access healthcare resources

    Finding Information and Resources

    Click on the topics to the left to browse topics and find more specific sections and pages. Or type keyword(s) into the Resource Directory search box at the top of the page.

    Quick Links to a few of our most searched pages:


    Empowering Families Symposium: Advocating for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs will once again be held at Xavier University Cintas Center, Schiff Family Conference Center, on Friday March 4, 8;00 am to 3:00 pm. Attend workshops and resource fair highlighting special education, medical and behavioral supports, disability services, transition to adulthood, financial resources, camps and recreation.  Register now at www.regonline.com/empoweringfamilies2. Your $25 registration includes breakfast and lunch.

    Ohio Passes Budget Covering Disability Services

    On June 30, 2015, Governor Kasich signed House Bill 64, the state budget bill, into law. Disability Rights Ohio has created a document to summarize some of the major issues from the budget that impact people with disabilities. The budget bill, in addition to setting out how many dollars the state will bring in and spend, also contains important policy developments.

    Read about the ABLE Act

    Learn about the law that will allow eligible individuals with disabilities have more individual choice and control over spending. The account will not affect important federal benefits. Read more.

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  • Get Connected Newsletter

    The Get Connected newsletter can provide you with resources and advice for your special needs child.

    Subscribe to Get Connected, our e-newsletter for families and professionals who care for and support children with special healthcare needs.

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  • Special Connections

    Special Connections is an online support group for parents.
    Join Special Connections, our online parent support community. Ask questions and share suggestions with others caring for a child with special needs.> Special Connections