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  • 2-1-1 Oklahoma offers information and referrals across the spectrum of human need, including but not limited to rental assistance, food pantries, affordable housing, health resources, child care, after-school programs, caregiver support, financial programs, literacy and job programs. http://www.211oklahoma.org/

  • Provides Assistance Dogs to help people live more independently; and Therapy Dogs to improve their confidence or abilities in a therapeutic setting. www.newleashinc.org

  • Provides communication, social, academic and behavior skill building through parent training, social groups, home-based programs and more for children, youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities within the Norman and Oklahoma City area. www.abaconnections.net

  • Provides equipment loans & grants, computers with adaptive input devices, scholarships, activities for children with disabilities and their families, assistance in funding for specific expenses related to disability and a supportive forum for parents and grandparents of children with disabilities.…

  • Provides treatment services and support to families to help their children with autism. www.act-today.org

  • Provides a sensory friendly movie theater experience with the lights turned and the sound down to create an environment that may appeal to people with autism spectrum disorder or other sensory sensitives. https://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films

  • Works to provide people with vision loss equal access and opportunities to excel at school, at work and in their community. www.afb.org

  • At Aspiring Attitudes, they believe that ANYONE can dance. Dance is simply movement to music that is enjoyed by the dancer and the audience. The smallest of movements are just as exciting to us as the biggest of leaps. Aspiring…

  • Provides programs and partnerships in order to increase awareness and understanding, community involvement, and independence for individuals and families affected by autism. www.autismtulsa.org

  • Serves persons with traumatic/acquired brain injuries (TBI/ABI), their families, professionals and the community. www.braininjuryoklahoma.org

  • Provides skilled healthcare to patients including companionship, hygenie assistance and more as well as highly skilled pediatric nursing and child care. www.brightstarcare.com

  • Established in 2008, CAN DO KIDS THERAPY started offering occupational therapy and then added speech therapy to allow families to get more services in one location. Their primary focus is to give your child the best treatment possible. CAN DO…

  • Provides assistance, support and education to members of the faith community that are addressing medical needs for themselves or their loved ones. www.catholiccharitiesok.org, www.catholiccharitiestulsa.org

  • Provides a social network of local families experiencing ADHD and connections with professionals and specialist who treat ADHD. www.chadd.org

  • Provides evaluations, consultations and treatment from a highly-skilled team of pediatric specialists for children with developmental, educational, behavioral or medical needs including Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder and Neurodevelopmental disorders. www.ouhsc.edu

  • Connects individuals with special health care needs and their families to services and support groups in their communities. http://oklahomafamilynetwork.org/okfn/childrens-behavioral-health-network/

  • Offers reading therapy for students with dyslexia and those who struggle with language, as well as tutoring in all academic areas and ACT Prep classes. Classes/tutoring provided by Certified Academic Language Therapists (CALT). A 2022 MetroFamily Family Favorites finalist.

  • Provides vocational rehabilitation services, employment and independent living for people who are blind and visually impaired, disability determination, a school for the deal and a school for the blind as well as a directory designed to help Oklahomans solve disability-related…

  • Provides adaptive equipment for Oklahomans with developmental disabilities. https://www.ok.gov/abletech/Publications/OK_Funding_for_AT/Section_IV_Private_Sources_of_Funding/Donna_Nigh_Foundation.html

  • Provides parent and educator workshops, new parent visitation and support, frequent parent to parent meetings, support groups and an intern program for college students interested in working with children with disabilities. www.dsaco.org www.dsat.org

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