Resources

Numotion
Numotion specializes in providing mobility solutions for individuals with complex medical mobility limitations. Their team of professionals will support you throughout the equipment evaluation and selection processes. They will deliver equipment and provide training to you and your family or caregivers on how to operate.  Learn more at www.numotion.com

United Way
United Way 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember central phone number connecting people with available community resources and volunteer opportunities. You’ll reach a trained, caring professional 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All for free, all confidential. Learn more at http://www.unitedwaygkc.org/our_work/211.html

Children’s Mercy
Children’s Mercy is nationally recognized for delivering high-quality, compassionate pediatric care. Learn our history, explore career opportunities, learn about services and more. Children’s TLC partner with Children’s Mercy to provide early intervention services to children in Kansas City. Learn more at https://www.childrensmercy.org

Autism Society The Heartland
Autism Society The Heartland focuses on the needs of individuals and families affected by the autism spectrum disorder. They promote public awareness, support, and self-advocacy. Learn more at www.asaheartland.org

Sharing Our Strength’s
Sharing Our Strength’s (SOS) is Missouri’s parent to parent/peer support network for parents of children with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs, individuals with disabilities, and professionals. Learn more at http://www.sharingourstrengths.com/

MPACT
MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center that serves parents of children with all disabilities. Their primary goal is to assist parents in their effort to effectively advocate for their children’s educational rights and services. Learn more at ptimpact.org

Child Care Aware
Child Care Aware is the nation’s most respected hub of information for parents and child care providers. A program of Child Care Aware® of America, Child Care Aware® helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities. Learn more at www. childcareaware.org

The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities
The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) serves individuals with developmental disabilities such as cognitive disabilities, cerebral palsy, head injuries, autism, epilepsy, and certain learning disabilities. Learn more at dmh.mo.gov/kcro/

First Steps
First Steps is Missouri’s Early Intervention system that provides services to families with children, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or developmental delays. The program is designed to meet the needs of families related to enhancing their child’s development, learning, and participation in family and community life. Learn more at https://www.mofirststeps.com

The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who serve them. DSG seeks to provide the entire community with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome. Learn more at www.kcdsg.org/

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City
The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City is to positively affect the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families by providing supports which enhance interdependence within the community. Learn more at http://ucpkc.org/

Y Challenger
Y Challenger gives young people with special needs the opportunity to grow stronger and make friends through sports and recreational activities adapted to fit their abilities. The volunteer buddies who assist the Challenger athletes also form connections and, most importantly, have fun. Learn more at http://www.kansascityymca.org/youth-development/challengerspecial-needs/why-challenger

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