Local Disability Organizations

The DSAGC does not endorse, recommend or support any particular regime, therapy, activity, camp or treatment.  If you are interested in a community opportunity, please contact the presenting organization directly for additional details.


Thomas Center for Down Syndrome
The Jane and Richard Thomas Center for Down Syndrome is part of the Division of Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The Center conducts ongoing research and offers interdisciplinary evaluations and interventions for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome. They offer assessments by experts in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, speech/language pathology, social work, feeding, occupational and physical therapy, psychology and special education.

Timothy Freeman, MD, Center for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The opening of the Timothy Freeman, MD, Center for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at UC Health is a wonderful new addition in our community. It will provide quality, coordinated, patient-centered care for adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other intellectual and developmental disabilities in addition to training medical students and residents. 


First Steps

First Steps is Kentucky's statewide early intervention system that provides services to children with developmental disabilities from birth to age 3 and their families. First Steps is Kentucky's response to the federal Infant-Toddler Program. First Steps offers comprehensive services through a variety of community agencies and service disciplines and is administered by the Department for Public Health in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow is a program for Ohio's expectant parents, newborns, infants and toddlers that provide health and developmental services, so children start school healthy and ready to learn. 

Brown County - Help Me Grow

Hamilton County - Help Me Grow

Butler County - Help Me Grow

Warren County- Help Me Grow

Highland County- Help Me Grow

Adams County-Help Me Grow

Clinton County – Help Me Grow



ABC Pediatric Therapy 

ABC Pediatric Therapy Network. At ABC Pediatric Therapy Network, we know communication is the key to successful ... ABC Pediatric Therapy Network. 9902 Windisch Rd. West Chester, OH 45069

Able Kids Pediatric Therapy

Our mission is to provide exceptional quality therapy services in a child's natural environment to maximize their functional mobility and independence.

Abilities First Foundation 

Abilities First provides services for children and adults with disabilities, developmental delays and other special needs in Southwest Ohio. Over 1,000 clients are served annually by 115 employees in an eight county region.

Alzheimer's Association

The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is one of over 200 chapters across the United States based within local communities to provide services to families and those afflicted with the disease.

Arc of Ohio 

The Arc of Ohio advocates for A Future with Human Rights, Personal Dignity, and Community Participation for people who have developmental disabilities and their families.

Arc of Kentucky
706 East Main Street, Ste. A Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 875-5225
The Arc of Kentucky believes that individuals with intellectual and dd are contributing members of schools, work places, churches, synagogues, neighborhoods, and their communities.  The Arc values services and supports that enhance the quality of life through interdependence, friendship, choice, and respect for individuals with intellectual and DD.

Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati
Autism Society Greater Cincinnati (ASGC) has been a part of the autism community for 50 years, providing resources, support, and activities for families all along the spectrum. Today, we support families through social and recreational programs, support groups, and our resource helpline.

7970 Kentucky Drive, Florence, KY 41042
The mission of BAWAC is to develop and maximize the vocational potential and quality of life of adult persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment, through the flexible integration of counseling, vocational evaluation, life and work skills training, job placement, support services and employment in a therapeutic or community based remunerative work environment.

Big Blue Canopy

11230 Cornell Park Drive Blue Ash, OH 45242
Big Blue Canopy?is a multidisciplinary pediatric therapy practice offering individualized Occupational, Speech, and Physical Therapy with play-based, family centered approach. Our dedicated team of highly qualified and experienced therapists provides children and young adults with comprehensive, compassionate, and dynamic evidence-based therapy.

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps 

The mission of the Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps is to assure, through the development and support of high quality coordinated systems, that children with special health care needs and their families obtain comprehensive care and services which are family-centered, community-based, and culturally sensitive.

Buddy Up Tennis

Buddy Up Tennis is a weekly, high-energy 90-minute program focused on adaptive tenniBuddy Up Tennis is a weekly, high-energy 90-minute program focused on adaptive tennis, fitness, and fun for children and adults with Down Syndrome.s, fitness, and fun for children and adults with Down Syndrome.

Center for Independent Living Options
CILO empowers people with disabilities to lead independent and inclusive lives in the community.

Cincinnati Center for Autism
Cincinnati Center for Autism supports individuals with autism and their families through programming in the areas of academics, adaptive behavior, communication, and social participation.

Cincinnati Occupational Therapy Institute (COTI) 

COTI specializes in sensory integration and works with individuals, children and adults, with sensory processing disorder or other related problems including gross motor and fine motor problems, handwriting problems, difficulties with activities of daily living, sensory modulation disorders, behavior issues, self-regulation problems, and difficulties with attachment.  Camp OdakOTa is for children who are 6-12 years old and who have sensory processing disorder or related problems.

Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship 

The mission of Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH) is to serve children and adults with disabilities by helping them lead happier, healthier lives through participation in our equine-assisted activities and therapies including adaptive recreational horseback riding, hippotherapy, and equine facilitated learning.  CTRH is committed to the principle that individuals with disabilities are entitled to the same opportunities and rights as their non-disabled peers.

Cincinnati TOP Soccer 

Cincinnati TOP Soccer allows every child with special needs in Cincinnati the opportunity to participate, contribute, and excel in the game of soccer. 

Council on Aging
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio (COA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life for older adults, people with disabilities, their families and caregivers. We promote choice, independence, dignity and well-being through a range of services that help people remain in their homes for as long as possible.

Easter Seals Tristate 
Easter Seals provides services to help children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs as well as support to their families.  They provide top-quality, innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the people they serve.  Some types of services provided are employment and training, adult services, autism services, children’s services, medical rehabilitation, etc.

Envision provides a variety of services to support individuals with disabilities who have histories of mental health issues, trauma, or behavior concerns.  They currently serve more than 450 children and adults each year and have been a trusted resource for families for over 50 years. 

Empower House
7536 US HWY 42, SUITE 2 FLORENCE, KY  41042
At Empower House we understand the challenges of being someone with special needs and of loving someone with special needs.  It is our passion that drives us to persevere and do the work to achieve our goals.  Empower House helps you on your journey by giving you support when you need it and by witnessing and celebrating your accomplishments!

GiGi's Playhouse
To change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all.

Kentucky Access

Kentucky Access is a state authorized health plan that offers medical coverage to Kentuckians who find it difficult to obtain health insurance in the individual insurance market.

Ken Anderson Alliance

Ken Anderson Alliance is a safe, collaborative community built on kindness and acceptance where individuals are given a diversity of choice that fosters independence and growth. Ken Anderson Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation on a mission to build hope by creating groundbreaking LIVE, WORK, ENGAGE opportunities for adults with disabilities. With your help, the Ken Anderson Alliance can support meaningful connections for our most vulnerable community members.

The Kidz Club
527 Watson Road, Erlanger, KY 41018
The Kidz Club is a prescribed pediatric extended care facility that provides skilled nursing care for children who are medically fragile in a daycare setting. The Kidz Club provides educational enrichment, therapy follow-through, field trips and activities in a fun social setting. Medicaid and private insurance accepted.

KTL Therapy
654 Highland Avenue, Suite 17 Fort Thomas, KY 41075 
(859) 441 - 0139
Speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy in Fort Thomas, Kentucky to help your child grow. In-person and teletherapy sessions available.

Ladd, Inc.
3603 Victory Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45229
LADD provides the dignity of adulthood through housing, health and wellness, day programs, employment, and advocacy. We envision a world where ALL can pursue one’s best life.

May We Help
May We Help’s partners aren’t just supporting the work we do. They’re investing in the community because they understand the unique and critical role our services provide.

Mayerson JCC 

The JCC recognizes the importance of serving people of all abilities, and currently provides programs that accommodate children, teens, young adults, and seniors with disabilities.

New Perceptions
1 Sperti Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017
Non-profit organization serves children up to age 3 are offered physical, occupational, and speech therapy to assist them in preparation for school. Three programs are offered for adults including The Work Center which offers participants assembly and packaging work, Supported Employment which offers support and skill development needed to succeed in community workplaces, and The Learning Center which offers classroom-style learning, art programming, and adult day services.

NKY Capernaum
Life to the full. Introducing adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.

NorthKey Community Care
502 Farrell Drive, P.O. Box 2680, Covington, KY 41011
Serving Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Own, Pendleton counties. Publicly-funded community services are provided for Kentuckians who have problems with mental health, developmental and intellectual disabilities, or substance abuse.

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

The mission of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities is to ensure the availability of services and supports that assist individuals in living the life they choose; to promote their health and safety; and to assist and support the families of these individuals in achieving these goals.

Ohio Legal Rights Service 

The Ohio Legal Rights Service provides information and referral, professional advice, and representation on the broad spectrum of cases involving discrimination, abuse, neglect, or rights violations.

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission

The mission of the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission is to work in partnership with people with disabilities to assist them in achieving greater community participation through opportunities for employment and independence.

Pets for Patients

Pets for Patients assesses and matches rescue pets (either cats or dogs) with children receiving treatment referred to us by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC).

PLAN of Southwest Ohio 

PLAN of Southwest Ohio's objective is to step in where families do in terms of coordinating care and assisting individuals over their lifetimes. PLAN hopes to become a sort of surrogate family member for people with disabilities over their lifetime.

Portrait of A Soul

Bringing the power of art to complement the properties of medicine, Portrait of a Soul seeks to heal some of the emotional issues that children with different conditions may experience by providing a highly artistic, professional portrait. 

The Point Arc
104 West Pike Street Covington, KY 41011
(859) 491-919
The Point/Arc Provides opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially and vocationally.

Project SEARCH 

Located at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Project SEARCH provides employment and education opportunities for individuals with significant barriers to employment, such as people with disabilities, those on public assistance and the working poor. 

Recreation Unlimited 

Recreation Unlimited offers 1 week camps for campers ages 8 through adulthood. The camp is located in Ashley, Ohio.

71 Orphanage Road, Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
A non-profit organization funded by United Way, Redwood guides children and adults with multiple and sever disabilities to achieve independence and reach their highest potential throughout their lives, by providing enriching educational, therapeutic and vocational services.

Remarkable Movement
2434 High Street Crescent Springs, KY 41017
We believe that music and rhythm is inside ALL of us, and no matter the limitation, everyone should be given the freedom to explore movement in their own way. Together with a caregiver, therapist, or "buddy". kids and teens with physical limitations and learning challenges will explore movement through exciting weekly dance classes through REMARKABLE movement.

Reviv Family Support

Reviv provides personalized care and emotional support to families with a child who receives a life-altering or life-threatening diagnosis.

Specs for Us

Erin’s World Frames are designed with the facial features of an individual with Down syndrome in mind. The lower bridge and widened front help the frame fit properly allowing less slipping, more comfort and a better view of the world. The frames are available in a variety of styles and colors, fitting infants through adults.  

Special Olympics Kentucky
Special Olympics Ohio
Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Starfire Council
Starfire is a groundbreaking organization empowering leaders to build community and inclusion alongside people with developmental disabilities. We do this by increasing social connectivity through meaningful relationships and by working to remove barriers to opportunities in the community where people can be known for their gifts, not their disability. 

Stepping Stones - Ohio 
Since 1963, Stepping Stones has been helping people with disabilities find pathways to independence that will improve their lives and enable them to be fully participating members of their communities.

Stewart Home
4200 Lawrenceburg Rd. Frankfort, KY 40601
Since 1893, Stewart Home & School has been a community dedicated to the education of students with intellectual disabilities.  The school’s philosophy has always centered on providing enriched opportunities for the pursuit of happiness – a lifestyle of choice for its students and their families.

The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati 

A Cincinnati site that has a pictorial "Find A Physician" section allowing a search by specialty, name or zip code. In addition, they list facts regarding Living Wills, Definitions of Medical Specialties, and many links to other reliable web sites.


University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) exist in every state and territory to serve as a resource in the areas of education, research and service to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities.

Woodbine Books 

Woodbine House is a publisher specializing in books about children with special needs since 1985. They offer great resources for for parents, children, therapists, health care providers, and teachers.


Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action

Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action started as a conference bringing together outstanding leadership from Down syndrome organizations around the country. After consecutive years of explosive growth, the conference has extended its reach internationally and is now a 501c3 nonprofit trade association continuing its mission:  to support and advance the growth and service capabilities of the local and regional Down syndrome organizations we serve, to be the conduit of value-driven training, programs, best practices and support for our members.

Global Down Syndrome Foundation
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical care, Education and Advocacy. Formally established in 2009, the Foundation's primary focus is to support the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the first academic home in the United States committed solely to research and medical care for people with Down syndrome. Since Down syndrome is the least-funded genetic condition in the United States, fundraising and government advocacy to correct the alarming disparity of national funding for people with Down syndrome is a major goal.

National Down Syndrome Congress
It is the mission of the National Down Syndrome Congress to be the national advocacy organization for Down syndrome and to provide leadership in all areas of concern related to persons with Down syndrome. In that capacity, NDSC will function as a major source of support and empowerment to persons with Down syndrome and their families.

National Down Syndrome Society
The National Down Syndrome Society supports young researchers seeking the causes of, and answers to, many of the medical, genetic, behavioral and learning problems associated with Down syndrome; sponsors internationally renowned scientific symposia; advocates on behalf of families and individuals affected by this condition; provides information and referral services through its toll-free number; and develops educational materials, many of which are distributed free of charge.