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ADD/ADHD

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (C.H.A.D.D)
(800) 233.4050; Provides education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. In addition to our informative Web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD. Please visit us at www.chadd.org.

Feingold Association of the United States
(631) 369.9340, 11849 Suncatcher Drive, Fishers, IN 46037. Provides informational materials, online/telephone support, and resources. Helps families introduce low-additive dietary programs for children with learning/behavior problems and chemically sensitive adults. www.feingold.org.

Learning Disabilities Assoc. of America
(412) 341.1515 Offers support programs for parents, an information and referral network, legislation and school program development. www.ldaamerica.org.

AUTISM

baptist-logoCenter for Advanced Therapy
(Presenting Sponsor)

The Center for Advanced Therapy is truly unique in that it is the only therapy center in the tri-county area offering services in four disciplines: speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and audiology.

Individualized, interdisciplinary care is provided by our professionally licensed and experienced staff of speech, physical and occupational therapists and Doctor of Audiology. Our interdisciplinary team meetings ensure that all patient goals are being addressed while not being duplicated. This team approach enables our patients to achieve their full potential.

The Center for Advanced Therapy offers evaluations and treatment for patients of all ages and abilities, with a particular focus on children with special needs such as those with Down Syndrome, Autism, sensory integration disorder, torticollis or other developmental delay. All patients must have a physician referral and are seen by appointment only.

For more information, please call (334) 358-6501 or visit https://www.baptistfirst.org/center-for-advanced-therapy

Autism Society of Alabama
(Advertiser & Expo Participant)

(205) 951.1364. Provide a resource list of services that have been recommended by families and professionals, support groups, lending library, newsletter and Education & Awareness. Please visit our website at www.autism-alabama.org.

Easter Seals of Central Alabama
(Advertiser & Expo Participant)

(334) 288.0240; 2125 E South Blvd.,
Montgomery. Our goal is to provide quality life enhancing programs and services to meet the individual needs of our consumers. ESCA offers the following programs; Rotary Work Center, Project Search, Speech Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic, Vocational Evaluation, Job Placement, CNA Certification, Learning Disabilities Evaluation, and CARE. Call or visit us at www.eastersealsca.org.

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Alabama Autism & Asperger’s Statewide Info & Support Network
Website offers videos, articles, forums, groups, chats, bulletin board, links and resources. Please visit www.alabamaautism.org.

Autism Internet Modules
(AIM) project is designed to provide comprehensive information to assist those working and living with individuals with Autism Spectrum. The AIM project will develop a series of 60 modules by the time the project is complete on topics including assessment and identification, characteristics, evidence-based practices and interventions, transition to adulthood, and employment. Currently some of the modules are complete and some are under development.
www.autisminternetmodules.org/index.php

Autism Society of America
(800) 328.8476 Provides services in the areas of advocacy, education, awareness and research. 4340 East-West Hwy., Ste. 350, Bethesda, MD. www.autism-society.org.

AutismSpot
AutismSpot seeks to provide a free and unbiased resource for the Autism Community, including best practices, therapies, various education opportunities, resources, tools and home program ideas from around the world. AutismSpot offers support, hope and encouragement through expert advice and community. In addition, tools such as blogs and forums are provided to give individuals a place to have a voice and share their story.
www.autismspot.com

Autism Alabama
(334) 242.8114, is an initiative of Special Education Services, Alabama Department of Education, to provide on-line training resources for parents and educational professionals on autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). www.alex.state.al.us/autismAL.

TACA (Talk About Curing Autism)
(855) 726.7810, TACA is a not-for-profit foundation of families helping families affected by autism. TACA Alabama Chapter meets in Birmingham/Huntsville/Tuscaloosa area. TACA aims to speed up the cycle from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA holds monthly meetings throughout the United States that feature educational speakers on important topics and allow family members to connect with one another and stay on top of the latest news in the autism world. Members can check out books on Autism and DVDs/CDs. Please visit us at www.tacanow.org (Alabama Chapter).

CEREBRAL PALSY

4 My Child
1(800) 692.4453. Provides provide all families of children of special needs with Help and Hope For Life. Please visit us at http://www.cerebralpalsy.org.

United Cerebral Palsy
2520 Fairlane Dr Suite 360, (334) 271.2280 Leading service provider and advocate for adults and children with disabilities, including cerebral palsy. Please visit us at www.ucpmobile.org.

DYSLEXIA

Alabama Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
(855) 247.1381, 280 Marwood Drive , Birmingham, AL 35244. We are here to help improve the lives of individuals with dyslexia through education, legislation and services. For more information or to contact us please email info@idaalabama.org or visit www.idaalabama.org.

International Dyslexia Association
(410) 296.0232. Offers information on products, an online store, conferences, support groups and more for children, teens, college students, parents and educators. Www.interdys.org.

Learning Disabilities Association of Alabama (Montgomery)
(334) 277.9151; Non-profit grassroots organization whose members are individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them. www.ldaal.org.

DOWN SYNDROME

baptist-logoCenter for Advanced Therapy
(Presenting Sponsor)

The Center for Advanced Therapy is truly unique in that it is the only therapy center in the tri-county area offering services in four disciplines: speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and audiology.

Individualized, interdisciplinary care is provided by our professionally licensed and experienced staff of speech, physical and occupational therapists and Doctor of Audiology. Our interdisciplinary team meetings ensure that all patient goals are being addressed while not being duplicated. This team approach enables our patients to achieve their full potential.

The Center for Advanced Therapy offers evaluations and treatment for patients of all ages and abilities, with a particular focus on children with special needs such as those with Down Syndrome, Autism, sensory integration disorder, torticollis or other developmental delay. All patients must have a physician referral and are seen by appointment only.

For more information, please call (334) 358-6501 or visit https://www.baptistfirst.org/center-for-advanced-therapy

Down Syndrome Alabama
Birmingham (PADS) Parent Advocates Down Syndrome (205) 988.0810 Promote awareness and acceptance, and advocacy for individuals. Offers education and support for individuals. www.downsyndromealabama.org.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
(Families Reaching, Influencing, Educating, and Networking for Down Syndrome), local organization for families, friends and advocates who love an individual with Down Syndrome. Please visit us at http://www.downsyndromefriends.org.

Montgomery Area Down Syndrome Outreach Group
(334) 356.9048. Provides family support, education, links and social opportunities. Please visit our website www.montgomeryareadownsyndrome.com for more information and point of contact.

EPILEPSY

Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama
(800) 626.1582, Mission is to educate and support individuals with epilepsy and their families. Provide services and programs; educating and increasing awareness about epilepsy; providing leadership in advocacy for epilepsy issues. www.epilepsy.com.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Muscular Dystrophy Association
Provides informational materials, networking, referrals to local resources, summer camps and an equipment loan program. 700 Century Park South #225, Birmingham, Alabama. Please call (205) 823.8191 or visit us at www.mdausa.org.

SPINA BIFIDA

Spina Bifida Association of Alabama
Strives to provide families affected by Spina Bifida with the most up-to-date medical and social information related to this birth defect. Visit their website at www.sbaofal.org for contact information. The 2016 Walk-N-Roll for SBA of AL at the Montgomery Zoo will be held October 1 – Registration begins at 10 am and the Walk-N-Roll begins at 11 am! Register by clicking on the link on our website.

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