Non-Profit Resources

Worldwide Organizations

MedicAlert Foundation -  (worldwide) Provides accessible but private repository of medical records for those with health conditions.

Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation -  (local chapters within the US) Offers planned activities for disabled children and their families.

Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers - (Regional) A list of Parent Centers – Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers –  who provide training and assistance to the families of the nation’s seven million children with disabilities. They are funded through the U.S. Department of Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Every state has at least one Parent Center, and those with large populations may have more.  Parent Centers serve families of all ages (birth to 26) and all disabilities (physical, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional). Parent Centers provide a variety of services including one-on-one support and assistance, workshops, publications, and Web sites. The majority of Parent Center staff and boards are parents of children with disabilities, so they are able to bring personal experience and empathy when working with families.

 

Washington Organizations

Gabriel’s Foundation of Hope - (Woodinville, WA)  Offers some financial assistance in ways of grants and scholarships for those dealing with a disability.  Also offers education and awareness regarding the needs of the disabled.

Summitt Assistance Dogs - (Anacortes, WA) Provides service dogs (mobility, hearing, and therapy dogs) for people with disabilities.

District 8 Washinton Little League Baseball and Softball - (King County, WA) Technically not a non-profit but they do have a Challenger League for children with disabilities.  Registration fee of $25 and scholarships available to those who can’t afford the fee.  This league is specifically geared towards children who are physically or mentally impaired or on an IEP.

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center - (Woodinville, WA) Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center provides therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with disabilities who live in the Puget Sound area. Classes take place in an environment that emphasizes abilities rather than disabilities.

Camp Korey at Carnation Farm - (Carnation, WA) Camp Korey is a medically supervised camp staffed with physicians and nurses, and trained camp counselors for children suffering from serious and life threatening illnesses. The camp provides a week-long experience of camp programs and activities for children ages 7-16 at no cost to them.  Camp Korey is an associate camp with Paul Newman’s Hole In The Wall Camps.

Kindering Center - (Bellevue, WA) Kindering offers a variety of services to children birth to three years old who are disabled, medically fragile, or vulnerable because of abuse or neglect.  Their services are done at their facility and in the home setting.