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Birmingham is home to many organizations who’s mission is to help those with disabilities and special needs. Whether you’re seeking a place that will help someone you know or want to lend support to a local company, check out these 10 organizations from our database.
1. Easterseals of the Birmingham Area
Easterseals of the Birmingham Area is one of 12 rehabilitation facilities owned and operated under The Alabama Easterseal Society.
Primary services include:
- Medical rehabilitation
- Job Training & Employment
- Adult Day Services
- Camping & Recreation
2. Epilepsy Foundation Alabama
The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama is leading the fight to end epilepsy in Alabama in a number of ways, including:
- Connecting people to treatment, support and resources
- Leading advocacy efforts
- Funding innovative research and the training of specialists
- Educating the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid
3. Glenwood, Inc.
Glenwood, Inc. provides an array of services devoted to supporting and treating children & adults impacted by autism spectrum disorder and children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders.
They provide a number of services, such as:
- Outpatient and community services
- Occupational & Speech Therapies
- Adult, Child & Adolescent Services
- Family and Community Services
- And more!
4. Mitchell’s Place
Mitchell’s Place specializes in improving the lives of children affected by autism and other developmental disabilities through quality diagnostic, education and therapeutic services.
- Early Learning Preschool
- Applied Behavioral Analysis
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Psychiatry & Psychology
- Group Programs
5. The Arc of Central Alabama
For those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Arc of Central Alabama aims to help them reach their fullest potential for the most independent life possible.
They do this through:
- Comprehensive & Quality Programming
- Advocacy Efforts
6. The HANDS Program
The HANDS Program helps children, teens, and adults with neurodevelopment disorders through one-on-one and small group behavioral therapy for individuals with:
- Speech and Language Delays
- Developmental Delays
- Behavior Disorders
- Down Syndrome
- Fragile X
- Rett Syndrome
7. The Exceptional Foundation
“A special place for those with special needs.”
Established in 1993, The Exceptional Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves individuals with special needs in the Greater Birmingham area.
The organization currently serves over 700 individuals with special needs each year through social and recreational services for adults and youth.
Youth programs include:
- After-school sports leagues
- Art & music camps
- Cooking Lessons
- And more!
Adult programs include:
- Gym activities and daily exercise
- Cooking classes
- Social skill development
- Art, music & dance classes
- And more!
8. Triumph Services, Inc.
Through a holistic approach, Triumph Services, Inc. works with adults who have developmental disabilities and strive to live independently.
Here’s a look at their programs:
- Live: provides competitive skills.
- Work: provides competitive employment and purposes in life.
- Play: provides community integration and healthy relationships.
- Counseling: Address depression and anxiety and builds self-esteem.
9. United Ability
United Ability provides innovative services that connects people with disabilities to their communities and empowers them to live full and meaningful lives.
Services offered include:
- Pain Management
- Spasticity Management
- Orthotics and Prosthetics
- Occupation, Physical, Speech & Assistive Therapies
- Care Coordination
10. Assistance Animal Consulting
Did you know that animals can help those with disabilities and special needs? Assistance Animals Consulting specializes in providing veterinary guidance to individuals or organizations prescribing or interacting with service dogs, emotional support animals or pet therapy animals.
Made up of licensed veterinarians with a passion for the human-animal bond, they evaluate animals being considered as an assistance animal for therapeutic purposes. They also guide institutions, professionals and animal owners through the process of establishing the human-animal bond.