They assist people of all ages with significant disabilities who want to live more independently by providing information and referral resources on housing, schooling, transportation, housing modifications, assistive technology, and benefits. They also offer Advocacy/Peer Support to allow people with a disability to explore options, Independent Living Skills training to learn and/or improve life skills and help locate community-based services.
418 South Broad Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
1369 East Front Street, Logan, Ohio 43138
Nominate yourself of someone you know so they can have the gift of attending a music concert. This organization reviews and grants these wishes and allows children to have opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise. Their mission is to inspire hope and healing through the power of music by supporting music therapy and providing live music experiences.
360 Grand Avenue, Oakland, California 94610
Co-founded and run by people with diabetes, DPAC educates and enrichs members of the diabetes community on how to be advocates for themselves and their families through a number of events. Go online to sign up for action alerts and news.
People of Color (POC) living with diabetes experience a higher chance of being diagnosed with diabetes and being admitted to a hospital than non-Hispanic White Americans. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to create awareness, provide education, and develop solutions that address the lack of diversity in diabetes care and management that lead to differences in healthcare and poor health outcomes in individuals and communities of color.
Austin, Texas 78723
The Invincible App provides videos and resources to support kids with type 1 diabetes and other chronic health issues. The website has tips, tricks, and advice for living an amazing life with a chronic health issue like type 1 diabetes. Go online to find out about glucagon, types of insulin, overcoming a fear of needles and school tips. The app is iOS and Android compatible.
Creative stories and educational materials that bring families and kids together to learn about their health conditions. These free stories are science-backed self-care resources that address a wide range of topics like grief, anxiety, trauma and much more.
Main Website: drawnfromvalor.org
For Children with Diabetes: Kara & The Not So Dire Beastie
For Children Experiencing Depression or Anxiety: Empowernauts
Kids love summer camp, and kids with diabetes are no exception. Diabetes camps inspire confidence in children and others living with diabetes. They help children affected by diabetes lead healthier, happier and more productive lives through good diabetes management and fun. Go online to search for a diabetes camp in your area.
16681 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, Florida 33908
Find a Camp: diabetescamps.org/find-a-camp
This non-profit organization has a lot of information about living with diabetes, mental health resources, food tips, recipes, school resources, teen issues, traveling with diabetes and much more. They also advocate at a federal level for kids and families with diabetes. They have an online community and app as well, where teens can go online to share stories and interact with other teens in a safe and supportive environment.
400 Concar Drive, San Mateo, California 94402
Beyond Type 1 Website & App: beyondtype1.org
Booklists for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes: beyondtype1.org/type-1-diabetes-childrens-books
Disney and Lilly Diabetes have joined forces to provide great reads for families of children with type 1 diabetes. Find free copies, or click below to read free read aloud digital versions of some of them. Their website also has resources for kids newly diagnosed with diabetes, care tips, parenting, school advice and much more.
Provides medical grants that cover a wide variety of clinical, equipment, travel, lodging, and vehicle modification costs related to children’s healthcare needs.
2800 Rock Creek Parkway, North Kansas City, Missouri 64117
Provides training and place task-trained service dogs with children with disabilities to promote independent living. Any child with a disability is eligible to apply for a survive dog. They train a lot of different types of dogs, including hearing ear dogs, autism assistance dogs, mobility assistance dogs, seizure assistance dogs, diabetic alert dogs and more. Visit the website for additional contact information.
253 Dayton Avenue, Xenia, Ohio 45385
With chapters throughout Ohio, A Kid Again provides free fun adventures, hospital visitations and parents’ nights out for families with children who have serious medical illnesses.
777-G Dearborn Park Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43085
A non-profit charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes to qualifying children under the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder.
620 Taylor Station Road, Suite J, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(614) 258-3186 or (800) 488-9474
In partnership with United Cerebral Palsy of Cincinnati, they meet the needs of children with physical disabilities and chronic physical conditions. They provide assistive technology evaluations for children and adults. They have a helpful program where kids can try out wheelchairs and other equipment for free before making a purchase.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
Provides practical, easy-to-understand information on asthma and allergies and medically accurate ways to prevent and control symptoms. They also provide advocacy tools.
8229 Boone Boulevard, Vienna, Virginia 22182
The website has information on a wide range of health topics, including safety, fitness, school issues, dating, substance abuse; emotional wellness, including helping children handle stress, psychiatric medications, grief. It also provides information about healthy living, family life, immunizations, developmental stages and more.
On this website, parents can search by a child’s symptoms and read information or receive advice about what steps to take.
Advocates and supports families that are experiencing childhood cancer. Join their email list to get the latest news about programs, resources and events. Learn how to raise awareness locally and support kids battling cancer.
This national organization provides information and resources about diabetes, and advocates for children and adults with diabetes. Their information specialists can provide general information about diabetes and diabetes management. ADA Diabetes Imagine Camps are held once a year during the summer for kids with Type 1 diabetes and those at risk of developing Type 2, as well as for their families. Go online to find program info and application details about the Ohio Imagine Camp.
2451 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202
Main Website: diabetes.org
ADA Imagine Camp: diabetes.org/get-involved/camp
They provide resources, events, and information to help support children and families on the juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JA) journey. They have a local office that services Central Ohio. Services are available at no-cost and include, but are not limited to, JA Camp, JA Power Pack, JA Conference, JA Transitions, JA INSIGHTS, Advocacy, etc. JA INSIGHTS is an assessment tool uniquely captures the experiences and challenges of what everyday life is like living with juvenile arthritis and related childhood rheumatic conditions.
National Office: 1355 Peachtree Street Northeast, Suite 600, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Helpline: (800) 283-7800
JA INSIGHTS: arthritis.org/juvenile-arthritis/insights
Provides accessible educational materials, access to assistive technologies and highly specialized technical assistance and professional development support.
470 Glenmont Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Provides an adaptive toy lending program that gives children access to adaptive toys. Parents can checkout toys at participating local libraries. They also provide a device lending library to search for and borrow equipment that is specifically designed to assist a particular special need (like speech communication devices, walkers, wheelchairs and computer access aids).
1314 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 292-2390 or (800) 784-3425
Computer Refurbishing Program: (614) 688-3222 or (866) 801-7306 Toll-free
Their assistive technology fund provides funds to cover a percentage of the retail price of adaptive devices or software to help blind and legally blind individuals. Applicants must be legally blind and a resident of the United States to qualify for this program.
PO Box 246, Holbrook, Massachusetts 02343
Offers reliable educational resources and advocacy for all those affected by asthma and allergies. Go online to read about food allergies and asthma triggers. They also provide advocacy tools. Find out about local chapters in your area.
1235 South Clark Street, Arlington, Virgina 22202
They offer a comprehensive resource guide to assist patients with conditions such as leukemia and MDS. Planning information is provided for all the steps in the bone marrow transplant process, including selecting a transplant center, managing costs and preparing the family.
Offers chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) supportive services, asthma management for children and adults, a free Lung Health Clinic (including smoking cessation classes for groups and individuals) and Mobile Medical Unit. They also help with winter heating and summer cooling programs through HEAP, electric bill assistance and window air conditioners to those without central air for households who are medically needy.
788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
Supports children in the Columbus community whose parent has cancer, by providing a free summer camp experience and year-long peer support. Camp Kesem is operated by student volunteers and serves approximately 150 campers ages 6-16 every year.
PO Box 3501, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Offers free emotional support, education and hope for people with cancer. Provides a full range of cancer wellness programs and services for all cancer patients of all ages, any diagnosis, any stage and their family members, and caregivers in a home-like setting. Cancer Support Community offers cancer-related information by phone in person, and online led by professional counselors available for adults and teens.
1200 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
Offers free summer camps and family retreat experiences for seriously ill children, in a safe, medically supervised environment. Medical care is provided by volunteer physicians and nurses coordinated by a full-time medical director. They provide camps for kids with asthma, cancer, cerebral palsy, diabetes, blood disorders, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell, spina bifida and more.
1501 Burnley Road, Scottsville, Kentucky 42164
List assistive technology resources to families of children with disabilities. The website offers access to monthly newsletters, online discussions moderated by nationally recognized experts, a resource review database with hundreds of reviews of assistive technology resources and more.
Offers diabetes education services and programs for youth, including diabetes camps and events led by a team of dietitians, nurses and social workers. Their camps provide a fun summer camp experience and helps kids with diabetes learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes. Day camps are available for youth ages 3 to 12, and their residential camp program, Camp Hamwi is for youth 7 to 17. They also offer leadership opportunities for youth ages 17 and 18. Scholarships are available for any family who qualifies.
1699 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
Provides a free weekend getaway for Ohio children who have cancer and their families. Together they enjoy relaxation, games and family time in a log cabin and explore 70 acres of land on a golf cart.
Mailing Address: PO Box 499, Prospect, Ohio 43342
New to Type 1 diabetes? Learn about the basics, including insulin, blood sugar management, traveling with diabetes, FAQs, medical devices, long-term treatments and much more. This is a very helpful online resource for parents of children with diabetes. Parents can connect with other parents, people with diabetes, and medical professionals for answers to their questions.
Focuses on the well-being of children with parents that have been diagnosed with cancer. They provide emotional support, enhance communication skills, teach coping strategies, and provide the proper tools for children and families to stay strong and stay together through the new environment. Visit the website for additional contact information.
3333 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado 80227
Offer adaptive equipment services and collections are available for individuals with disabilities. The Columbus Metropolitan Library has 23 branch locations throughout Columbus, Ohio.
96 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Program: Provides speech-language and occupational individual and group therapy, screenings, and evaluations. They also offers audiology and hearing aid services, career exploration and job training, as well as American Sign Language (ASL) classes for adults and youth ages 16 and older
Eligibility: varies by program, serves young children (under the age of 6 years old) up to seniors (65 years old and older)
Cost: varies by program; self pay and accept many insurances, including Caresource, Molina and Medicaid
Referral: individuals may refer themselves or be referred by a physician or organization
510 East North Broadway, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Program provides personalized medical care and social support services to teens and young adults, ages 17 or older, with chronic conditions transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare. The members of the transition team are transition primary care doctors board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine, specialist doctors, transition coordinators, nurses, social workers and pharmacists. Visit the website for information on how a doctor can make a referral to their clinic.
Center for Autism Services and Transition (CAST): wexnermedical.osu.edu/primary-care/adult-autism-center
Young Adult Diabetes Transition Program: nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/young-adult-diabetes-transition-program
Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease (COACH) Program: nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/adolescent-and-adult-congenital-heart-disease-achd-program
Offers support to kids coping with a health condition, from other kids with similar health conditions, by presenting a collection of parent-generated videos of kids sharing their experiences and encouragement, ways to handle stress, hospital stays and more.
Helps families and providers caring for children with serious illness. They offer online education tools (e.g., video and handouts), and they provide opportunities to connect with other families and providers, as well as provide advocacy resources and information related to pediatric palliative care. The information provided on the website is also available in Spanish. Visit the website for contact information.
Offer services and classes for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, including interpreting, case management, sign language (ASL) classes, deaf equipment modifications, early intervention, employment, youth clubs, summer camps and mentoring. Their deaf equipment modification program provides funding to help people buy equipment that makes their home more accessible. Visit the website for additional contact information.
Columbus Office: 5830 North High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 841-1991 Voice or (614) 515-6065 VP
Allows the special needs community to buy and sell gently used and new medical equipment, therapy devices, adaptive toys and more online. The foundation also awards some grants to people in need.
2077 East Fourth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Provides legal advocacy and rights protection throughout Ohio to a wide range of people with disabilities. This includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology devices, special education, housing, employment, community integration, voting and rights protection issues within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
200 Civic Center Drive, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-7264 or (800) 282-9181
Offers financial assistance for families who need financial help due to a medically needy child. Includes help with utility/rent bills, meal expenses while at the hospital, gas expenses for travel to and from hospital or doctor visits, non-covered medical expenses, non-covered supplies that would aid the child in their treatment and funeral expenses related to the death of a child. Complete an online application to apply for assistance. Visit the website for additional contact information.
PO Box 1981, Pompano Beach, Florida 33061
Healthcare providers can refer their patients, from ages 3-18 who have a chronic illness or disorder, to this national program which offers to help make a child’s dream/wish come true.
PO Box 1674, Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601
An app that parents and caregivers can use to get trusted, factual information on immunizations. Search “Fast VAX Facts” in the Apple App Store or on Google Play. Click the link below for more information.
Provides funding for children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted. Applications must be submitted online, and they cover expenses such as wheelchairs, assistive technology, vehicle modifications and clinical procedures.
2800 Rockcreek Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri 64117
Provides a free, medically safe environment in an outdoor adventure setting for children with serious illnesses and their families. This camp is for youth ages 7-21 who live with serious medical conditions, such as cancer, facial differences, rheumatoid arthritis, rare diseases, cystic fibrosis, and other disorders of the heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and gastrointestinal system. FHF offers adaptive programs with personalized medical care, psychosocial support and nutrition services so that campers can develop positive self-esteem and nurture social bonds. Activities include archery, swimming, ropes courses, arts and crafts, woodshop, nature, boating and fishing.
5260 State Route 95, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
A non-profit that provides employment services, job training and sustained employment supports to individuals with autism. Their program EveryBody Works is a transition program that blends post-secondary education with paid work experiences. They employ individuals with autism in their gluten-free bakery, working with job coaches to develop skills.
4185 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43214
A support group for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance and their families and friends. Visit the website for resources, local restaurants that offer gluten-free options, local events and contact information.
National website: gluten.org
Offers assistive communication devices to anyone in need, like wheelchairs, commodes, walkers, crutches and more free of charge.
660 South Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402
(937) 461-4800 or (937) 226-0356 TTY or (937) 641-8136 VRS
This website lists school ratings and reviews, as well as provide practical advice and information on raising successful, college-ready kids. Their E-ssential Guide to Assistive Technology provides an overview of current technologies to help parents select the right tools for their children.
The websites below offer a lot of health information. Many of them provide brochures and information about health topics, diseases, prevention and treatment.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Health Initiatives
Kids Health for Parents
Kids Health for Teens
Medline Plus Health Information
Onco Link for Cancer Information
A free kid-friendly short film series covering a wide range of cancer-related topics, including topics like defining cancer itself to chemotherapy, shots, surgery, and MRIs. The videos are offered in English and Spanish.
Provides information about assistive technology and lists resources for youth with disabilities, focused on 4 categories (living, playing, learning and working).
Offers a lot of information about selecting a wheelchair, finding funding and assistive technology devices and services.
Provides resources, including child care and college guides. Go online to obtain free teen and adult care kits. They also have an online community of people of all ages all over the world diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
8035 Hosbrook Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Resources for English Speakers: jdrf.org/t1d-resources
Resources for Spanish Speakers: jdrf.org/dt1recursos
Central Ohio Chapter Website: www.jdrf.org/socentralohio
This website offers a broad range of information on many topics for parents:
Offers free tools, reliable educational materials, webinars, videos and other resources to help families and caregivers learn how to keep children with food allergies stay safe and healthy. You can find allergy-specific recipes, updates from medical professionals, anaphylaxis and more.
SafeEats (recipes for kids with food allergies): kidswithfoodallergies.org/recipes-diet.aspx
Offers a range of programs and services free of charge for children, teens and young adults throughout Ohio. Many of these children are undergoing treatment for their cancer, but members also include children in remission from cancer who offer hope and encouragement to newly diagnosed children. They provide free family activities, tutoring, counseling and support opportunities.
3440 Olentangy River Road, Suite 103, Columbus, Ohio 43202
Serves people who have been affected by one of the blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. People can participate in their local events, support groups and information programs. The chapter serves 38 counties in Ohio including Franklin, Clark, Licking, Allen and Muskingum.
250 East Broad Street, Suite 1750, Columbus, Ohio 43215
National website: lls.org
Provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to anyone affected by cancer, including not only people with cancer but also loved ones, friends, health care professionals and caregivers of someone diagnosed.
Cancer Support: (855) 220-7777
General inquires: (877) 236-8820
Grants the wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses. The eligibility consideration process is started when a wish referral form is submitted to the local chapter. Visit the website to learn about who is eligible for a wish, who can refer a child and how the referral process works.
2545 Farmers Drive, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 923-0555 or (877) 206-9474 Toll-free
National website: wish.org
A non-profit, volunteer organization that creates adaptive devices for individuals with disabilities whose needs cannot be met by a device in the marketplace. Visit the website for more information.
7501 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Provides adaptive bikes to children with special needs so that they can build critical core strength, boost confidence and nurture friendships.
8305 Tom Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70815
The following agencies offer assistance with medical and special needs equipment and should be contacted directly for further details. Please remember to research consumer information about any piece of furniture to ensure the item has not been placed on any product recall list.
Provides several services, including independent living skills training where young adults develop the skills necessary to live as independent as possible in the community, equipment loan program, library services and more.
690 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Provides information and resources to help families learn more about rare disorders diagnosed through newborn screening. Families can find support and learn more about these rare conditions.
Get daily air quality information and protect your health. You can get Air Quality Alerts or forecasts by email or text. Call the air quality hotline for information in English or Spanish at (888) 666-1009.
Air Quality Alert Sign-Up
Provides free loans of media to students who are deaf, blind, hard of hearing, visually impaired or deaf-blind. They also have information and internet resources related to accessibility.
1447 East Main Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29307
(800) 237-6213 Voice or (800) 237-6819 TTY
Their website offers a lot of information about diabetes in English and Spanish, and lists steps to help control a person’s diabetes and live a long, active life.
(800) 860-8747 or (866) 569-1162 TTY
Offers diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases for patients from birth through age 21. The clinic’s expansive range of services includes allergy consultations, allergy shots, comprehensive asthma management plans, skin testing and more. On their website they also provide informational allergy videos and asthma resources.
To view asthma resources: nationwidechildrens.org/asthma-resources
To view asthma and allergy resources: nationwidechildrens.org/family-resources-education/health-wellness-and-safety-resources/resources-for-parents-and-kids/allergy-and-asthma-resources
Provide additional access to health care at your child’s school. The services provided are not meant to replace your pediatrician or family doctor. Care Connection programs include: Pediatric Services, Mental Health Counseling Services, Mobile Care Center, School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT) and Wheelchair Clinic. Visit the website for the list of participating schools and additional contact information.
Provides full care to children with celiac disease and their families, by providing their patients with an accurate and timely diagnosis, education on the dietary changes necessary for treatment, and ongoing care to promote good health and well-being. Also, they host an annual Celiac Conference and provide resources on their website.
700 Children’s Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205
Visit the website to find a listing of all clinical research studies at Nationwide Children’s that are currently recruiting participants, from cancer, gene therapy, endocrinology, and immunology, to adolescent health, behavioral health, trauma and more.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
A hospital-wide family-to-family (peer-to-peer) mentor program. Connecting Families reaches patients of all diagnoses to link them with a family who has been through a similar treatment paths or life situations.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Offers a range of free and low cost classes for children, teens, adults and parents of infants and kids of all ages and abilities. Find courses on everything from babysitting and parenting to CPR training, autism and diabetes. Example classes include:
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Family and Youth Law Center (Adoption Academy): familyyouthlaw.org/academy.php
Our bodies’ endocrine system glands produce hormones. When hormones become imbalanced, they can impact your child’s health and well being. NCH offers care for children and teens with diabetes and other endocrine system conditions, from adrenal disorders and cystic fibrosis to growth disorders and diabetes. They also offer support services for patients and families as well.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Offers several services for families at Nationwide Children’s Hospital during their visit, including informational sessions, lounge, kitchen, laundry room, shower, breastfeeding room with breast pump, infant massage, massage therapy for adults, haircuts and more.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
A free e-newsletter written by pediatric specialists and customized to meet the health and safety needs of your family. When you enter the ages of your child(ren), you will only get articles that are relevant to your family.
Find information on various health topics and about the disease, condition, medical procedure or test your child needs.
In Spanish: healthlibrary.nationwidechildrens.org/Spanish
Offers education materials for parents and caregivers covering topics such as flu, colic, when to stay home due to illness, ADHD and more.
As a National Institute of Health (NIH) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, they provide diagnosis, treatment and long-term management for pediatric and adolescent patients with any type of cancer. Visit the website for contact information.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Provide a full range of homecare services to central Ohio children of all ages, from newborns through young adults. Homecare offers the following areas of service:
255 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-1100 or (800) 466-2727 Toll-free
Specialists diagnose, treat and research a wide range of respiratory disorders and diseases in children, including asthma, cystic fibrosis and advanced lung disease. In addition, their Sleep Disorders Center helps primary care physicians and specialists with the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and teens with sleep problems.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Helps parents and children evaluate assistive technology and equipment.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Support groups at NCH can connect you with other families and resources in your time of need. Visit the website for support group descriptions.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Case Management Team: (614) 722-6300
Helps make life a little easier for pediatric cancer families by providing them financial support and assistance, hospital support, family fun events, and more.
374 Morrison Road, Suite C, Columbus, Ohio 43213
Offers complete services for children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, including an autism clinic, behavior support services, dental care for children with developmental disabilities, early intervention programs, psychiatric services, special education/transition services. Their website has an extensive list of resources for families as well.
1581 Dodd Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Administration: (614) 685-3192 or (855) 983-9955 Toll-free
Additional Contact Information: nisonger.osu.edu/contact-us
Serves families and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments and traumatic brain injuries. Their website has an extensive services and supports database (Nexus) of helpful community resources, as well as a free lending library of books, DVDs and assistive technology. They publish a parent guide that discusses topics such as screening and diagnosis, accessing educational services, future planning and more.
470 Glenmount Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 410-0321 or (866) 886-2254 Toll-free
OCALI Contact Directory: ocali.org/project/learn_about_OCALI/page/contact_OCALI
A free service that provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech-disabled. Anyone wishing to use the service simply dials 711, and they will dial the requested number and relay the conversation between the two callers. It allows hearing callers to communicate with text telephone users and vice versa.
711 or (800) 750-0750 Voice/TTY or (877) 750-9097 Speech-to-Speech or (888) 269-0678 for Spanish
Assists with emergencies such as auto repairs, housing for long distance care, airline tickets; Ronald McDonald House fees, extermination and/or purification items for bone-marrow patients’ homes and much more, for families with critically ill children. Visit the website for contact information.
Physical Address: 3972 Brown Park Drive, Suite C, Hilliard, Ohio 42026
Mailing Address: PO Box 153, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
Provide free direct services to those with breast and gynecological cancers. They serve those with any stage of cancer. There are no age restrictions and no income restrictions. In Columbus, housecleaning services are available.
32 East Main Street, Tipp City, Ohio 45371
Volunteers and patients can go onto this free website to enroll in research trials and studies going on at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and other hospitals nationwide.
Provides a home-away-from-home for families who have hospitalized children at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A small donation is requested, but no family is ever turned away because of their inability to pay.
711 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Offers providers and parents resources to help children thrive and deal with some common issues that affect children’s lives. Explore topics related to health and wellness, social-emotional skills, and school readiness.
To view their additional toolkit: sesamestreet.org/toolkits
Offers several relay and captioning service options. Their website has helpful information about making 911 emergency calls and relay services in Ohio.
Provides free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment to approximately 15,000 eligible blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, and reading disabled Ohio residents.
(800) 686-1531 or (614) 644-6895
Serves cancer patients who are actively in treatment. They provide awareness, emotional support and financial assistance to men, women, and parents of children in active cancer treatment.
1347 Worthington Woods Boulevard, Suite A, Columbus, Ohio 43085
Provides information, resources and tools focusing on helping the government implement the requirements of Section 508. The public can access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508 as they apply to the development, procurement, maintenance, or use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services.
1800 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20405
(800) 872-2253 or (800) 993-2822 TTY
Their website has helpful basic information about what assistive technology is, who can qualify and how to obtain funding. Visit the website for contact information.
1825 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
Provides medical grants to help families access and pay for health care services that are not covered by their family’s commercial medical insurance plan. The medical insurance plan does not have to be through UnitedHealthcare. Learn more and apply directly on their website.
Provides discounted and specialized technology to children with intellectual disabilities. Visit the website for contact information.
A 24 hours a day, 365 days a year radio station that serves people who cannot read the printed word. VOICEcorps features newspapers, magazines, various periodicals/journals and books. Some of their most popular offerings include grocery/retail ads, obituaries and live programs. Broadcasts may be heard within Columbus, central and southern Ohio.
2955 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204
Helps children with disabilities by providing assistance in getting wheelchairs, vehicle modifications, home modifications, and therapeutic and assistive equipment. All services are offered at no cost to families that qualify.
1200 S. Pinellas Ave, Suite 3, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Serves: Single Adults & Families, Youth & Teens
Their programs, services and initiatives are for men, women and children of all ages covering health and fitness, swimming, age-specific activities, child care, camps, juvenile justice, housing, programming for infants and children with special needs (ECRN+), loanable adaptive equipment, and more. In their YMCA Stable Families coordinated service program, families with children (from Pre-K to 12th grade) who live in Franklin County have access to a service coordinator who can help in increasing household income, obtaining/maintaining safe and stable housing, and increasing the academic achievement of school-aged children. Visit the website or contact a YMCA center for additional information.
YMCA Administrative Office: 1907 Leonard Ave, Columbus, OH 43219
YMCA Stable Families: (614) 636-3208
YMCA Stable Families: ymcacolumbus.org/stable-form
YMCA Locations & Contacts: ymcacolumbus.org/locations