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2021 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



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 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 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


Children’s Bureau, Inc. is a private nonprofit that has served children and families since 1851 and they are here because many families need help to overcome the challenges that sometimes lead to unhealthy behaviors and threaten a child’s well-being. This organization offers an array of human services to Indiana children and families.  Guided by their vision of a healthy family for every child, highly-trained case managers identify and address issues that tear families apart. Reunion Flyer



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



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



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


Easterseals Crossroads has been helping individuals with disabilities and their families live better lives for more than 85 years.

Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easterseals Crossroads offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. They provide top-quality, family-focused and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the individuals they serve. Reunion Flyer



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



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



I Can We Can offers therapy, counseling & adaptive programs for children, teens & young adults ages birth to 21 with a variety of special needs. While they do offer clinical-based services on a small-scale, their focus is on community settings (often times integrated alongside typical peers) that further engage, and in the end further benefit your child. Reunion Flyer   


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



Meaningful Day Services, Inc. (MDS) is an Indiana-based company that provides therapies, residential and adult day supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. They now offer therapeutic services statewide in Indiana to ensure that quality services are available for the disabled population across the state. Reunion Flyer


Managed Health Services (MHS) is a managed care entity that has been proudly serving the state of Indiana for 25 years through the Hoosier Healthwise and Hoosier Care Connect Medicaid programs; and the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) Medicaid alternative program. MHS also offers Ambetter from MHS in the Indiana health insurance marketplace, and Allwell from MHS, a Medicare Advantage plan. All of our plans include quality, comprehensive coverage with a provider network you can trust. Reunion Flyer



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



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



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



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



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