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2020 Riley NICU Virtual Reunion Community Resource Fair

Each year, a tent full of community organizations shares information about how they serve children and their families, including children with disabilities. Below is the name and a little information about each organization, with links to an information sheet you can view and download, and a link to their website.

anna's celebration

Anna’s Celebration of Life is a donor-funded, charitable organization that provides life-enhancing gifts to Indiana children with special needs. The organization primarily helps families with low to limited income. The gifts given to children with special needs aim to improve quality of life and accessibility such as adaptive strollers and wheelchair ramps. Reunion Flyer

 

ask

About Special Kids (ASK) is an organization which helps families to navigate community and government programs which aid children with special needs and their families. The resources are of assistance for families whose children are 0-22 years old and have a disability ranging from learning and behavioral health needs to significant disabilities and life-threatening illnesses. This program is founded on parent-to-parent support. Reunion Flyer

 

camelot

Camelot Care Center is a residential care facility dedicated to caring for children and young adults with special mental and physical needs. The center provides 24-hour skilled nursing services and continuity of care from several long-term staff members. Reunion Flyer

 

canine

Canine Companions for Independence is a nonprofit organization which trains and provides assistance dogs to people who work with or people with disabilities at no charge to the recipient.  The assistance dogs are trained to aid with a variety of disabilities and help to increase independence in individuals. Reunion Flyer

 

ckf

Covering Kids and Families of Health & Hospital Corporation is an organization which partners with schools, hospitals, clinics, and other community programs to assist children and families with their healthcare needs. Their goal is to connect community members with low to no-cost health insurance. Reunion Flyer

 

DisabilityLegal

Disability Legal Services of Indiana is a nonprofit organization functioning to provide families of children with disabilities with free and low-cost legal assistance. The organization primarily specializes in education law, helping families to get the educational services their children need. Reunion Flyer

 

downsyndrome

Down Syndrome Indiana is an organization specifically for children and adults with Down syndrome, their families, and professionals who work with individuals with Down syndrome. The organization connects families and professionals with helpful community resources and support groups. Down Syndrome Indiana is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. Reunion Flyer

 

embracing

Embracing Abilities is a family-oriented service provider which hosts a multitude of services and programs for families of children with developmental disabilities. The programs and services offered range from camps to parent support to therapies and more. The organization offers waiver services as well. Reunion Flyer

 

firststeps

First Steps offers developmental evaluations at no cost to families of children under the age of three. If a child is determined eligible, they may receive ongoing services to promote their continued development. Services are provided in a child’s natural environment where family and caregivers can participate and the cost of which would be based on a sliding fee scale. Reunion Flyer

 

indyparks

Indy Parks provides various recreational facilities around Indianapolis. Facilities include parks, playgrounds, sports fields and more. Reunion Flyer

 

noble

Noble is an organization founded by parents of children with disabilities with core values of people first, equity, community, self-determination, and diversity. This organization helps children and adults with disabilities to gain access to various opportunities in the community from different therapy options to employment services. The organization also offers supports for the families of children and adults with disabilities. Reunion Flyer

 

pcain

Safe Tots is a free, one-hour program open to anyone in the 8th grade and older. The focus of the presentation is helping caregivers to understand the important safety precautions and measures in caring for infants and toddlers. Reunion Flyer

 

safetystore

The Safety Store at Riley Hospital for Children sells safety equipment at a discounted cost for families. The equipment sold includes but is not limited to: car seats, safety gates, locks, and emergency equipment. The store also offers free safety education on over 30 topics in both English and Spanish. Reunion Flyer

 

pinwheels

STARS for Children of Marion County is a chartered council of Prevent Child Abuse Indiana. STARS stands for: supporting families, taking action, addressing issues, recognizing challenges, and strengthening community. Community members can get involved by becoming a council board member, volunteering for community events, being on the Child Abuse Awareness Committee, or by being a Safe Tots trainer. Reunion Flyer

 

NYAP

National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP) is a foster care program dedicated towards caring for children with a history of emotional, behavioral, and/or severe medical needs. NYAP staff and foster parents complete a strength-based, family-focused, and trauma competent orientation to care and practice. Reunion Flyer