Adaptive Sport Programs for Kids with Disabilities
Seattle Adaptive Sports is a not-for-profit organization, tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. SAS is dedicated to the promotion of the well being of physically challenged individuals, by giving them the opportunity to participate and compete in athletic and recreational activities, including basketball and track. SAS participants benefit from the physical activity and socialization opportunities offered by the organization, improving self-esteem and physical well being, as well as independence.
American Occupational Therapy Association
The American Occupational Therapy Association offers you answers and resources to learn more about how occupational therapy can help you or your loved ones live life to its fullest. Browse this section for more about our science-driven and evidence-based profession. Specialized books and consumer guides are available in our online store.
American Physical Therapy Association
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization representing more than 74,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education.
American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
Horticultural therapy (HT) is not only an emerging profession, it is a time-proven practice. The therapeutic benefits of peaceful garden environments have been understood since ancient times. In the 19th century, Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and considered to be the "Father of American Psychiatry," reported that garden settings held curative effects for people with mental illness.
The mission: To strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia, so that each child has their best opportunity to develop speech.
Autism Society of America
The Autism Society, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
Development Delay Resources
DDR is dedicated to meeting the needs of children with developmental delays in sensory, motor, language, social, and emotional areas.
Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Washington
FEAT of Washington has been developing, creating and inspiring autism programming for Washington's children for 14 years, solely to achieve one purpose-to help those children reach their full potential.
The Children's Hydrocephalus Support Group was created to provide an opportunity for parents of children with hydrocephalus to share and learn from one another in an atmosphere confidentiality and support and to become better advocates for our children through education about hydrocephalus, treatments and therapies.
Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program
Early intervention services during the first years can make a big difference in a child's life. Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (formerly the Infant and Toddler Early Intervention Program or ITEIP) provides services to children birth to 3 who have disabilities and/or developmental delays.
Interactive Metronome (IM) is a neuro-motor therapy leader that has changed clinical expectations by assisting patients in reaching greater functional gains in a shorter period of time.
Learning Disabilities Association of Washington
The Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) of Washington promotes and provides services and support to maximize the quality of life for individuals and families affected by learning and attentional disabilities.
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center provides equine-assisted therapies for children and adults with disabilities.
National Association of Down Syndrome
NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. It was founded in Chicago in 1961 by parents who chose to go against medical advice and raised their children with Down syndrome at home.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
LDA accomplishes its goals and objectives through its array of specialized services designed to support and promote the success of individuals with learning disabilities across all aspects of life
National Fragile X Foundation
The National Fragile X Foundation unites the Fragile X community to enrich lives through educational and emotional support, promote public and professional awareness, and advance research toward improved treatments and a cure for Fragile X.
Orthotic's products are primarily geared toward pediatric patients, most of whom have neuromuscular challenges, but many adults also benefit from our innovative design concepts.
Outdoor Recreational for Kids with Disabilities
The Outdoors for All Foundation is a national leader and one of the largest nonprofit organizations providing year round instruction in outdoor recreation for people with physical, developmental, and sensory disabilities since 1978.
SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) Foundation
Sensory processing (sometimes called "sensory integration" or SI) is a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Whether you are biting into a hamburger, riding a bicycle, or reading a book, your successful completion of the activity requires processing sensation or "sensory integration."
Special Olympics Washington State
The mission of Special Olympics Washington is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Washington provides athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes, and the community.
Vital Links is an AOTA-approved provider of continuing education opportunities that incorporate Therapeutic Listening, vestibular habilitation, and core development. The primary objective of all Vital Links courses is to provide innovative clinical tools and strategies that can be immediately implemented upon course completion in schools, clinics, and homes.