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    THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT DISABLILITIES.
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    Resources

    An important aspect of our Priority Initiatives is to connect people with disabilities and their families with the resources they need to enhance quality of life, expand opportunities and receive the best possible support. Please be aware that these links lead away from this website, there may be additional resources available that are not shown below, and the AWS Foundation is not responsible for the content on other organizations’ websites.

    Buddy Benches

    As part of our 10 year anniversary celebration, we placed 10 Buddy Benches in area schools with designs by local artists. These benches promote inclusion; if a child is lonely, they sit on the bench and it lets other children know they want to play. Check out the benches in our Buddy Bench Brochure.

    Safety Kits

    We are proud to provide FREE Special Needs Safety Kits for Kids to the Fort Wayne community. These kits may be picked up at any FWFD Fire Station to encourage a connection between your family and your local fire department. This connection ensures that firefighters are aware of people with disabilities in their service area and creates a trust between your children and the firefighters.

    If you already have the kit and are looking for extra pages, those can be found below.

    Inclusive Attractions

    Northeast Indiana has several inclusive parks and attractions, but sometimes you want a day or two to get away. We found some places within a few hours travel that have made it a priority to be inclusive to the disability community. Those located in Northeast Indiana are included, just in case you are not aware of them. We hope you enjoy all of these parks and attractions. Please let us know if we missed anything by going here.

    Inclusive Attractions Map 

    A View From My Window Logo

    A View from My Window, Hosted by Michelle Fischer

    ASK

    ASK

    Autism Society of Indiana

    Autism Society of Indiana

    Brightpoint (formerly CANI)

    Brightpoint (formerly CANI)

    Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Office – District 3

    Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Office – District 3

    Canine Companions for Independence

    Canine Companions for Independence

    Cardinal Services of Indiana

    Cardinal Services of Indiana

    Caring About People, Inc.

    Caring About People, Inc.

    Children’s Autism Center

    Children’s Autism Center

    Churubusco Elementary School

    Citilink Access

    Citilink Access

    Coesse Elementary School

    Community Transportation Network

    Community Transportation Network

    Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana

    Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana

    Early Childhood Alliance/Child Care Resource & Referral

    Early Childhood Alliance/Child Care Resource & Referral

    Erin’s House for Grieving Children

    Erin’s House for Grieving Children

    Erskine Green Training Institute

    Erskine Green Training Institute

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Support Group/Fort Wayne

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Support Group/Fort Wayne

    Fifth Freedom

    Fifth Freedom

    Fort Wayne Center for Learning

    Fort Wayne Center for Learning

    Gigi’s Playhouse

    Gigi’s Playhouse

    Goodwill Industries of Northeast Indiana, Inc.

    Goodwill Industries of Northeast Indiana, Inc.

    Headwaters Counseling

    Headwaters Counseling

    HearCare Connections

    HearCare Connections

    Huntington University

    Interdisciplinary Community Autism Network (ICAN)

    Interdisciplinary Community Autism Network (ICAN)

    Joe’s Kids

    Joe’s Kids

    McMillen Health

    McMillen Health

    Medicaid Disability

    Medicaid Disability

    Medicaid Waiver: Family Supports

    Medicaid Waiver: Family Supports

    Medicaid Waivers

    Medicaid Waivers

    Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana

    Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana

    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDD)

    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDD)

    Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc.

    Neighborhood Health and Dental Clinics

    Northeast Indiana Genetic Counseling Center (NIGCC)

    Northeast Indiana Genetic Counseling Center (NIGCC)

    Riley’s Children Foundation

    Riley’s Children Foundation

    Sara’s Garden

    Sara’s Garden

    The League

    The League

    Thomas P. and Sondra D. Sheehan Charitable Foundation

    Thomas P. and Sondra D. Sheehan Charitable Foundation

    United States Department of Labor – Office of Disability Employment Policy

    United States Department of Labor – Office of Disability Employment Policy

    Vocational Rehabilitation Office / Area 7 & 8

    Vocational Rehabilitation Office / Area 7 & 8

    Volunteer Lawyer Program

    Volunteer Lawyer Program

    Yellow Pages for Kids

    Yellow Pages for Kids