USA Resources / Alphabetical by State

Nationwide

 

The ARC / Autism Now - Provides extensive nationwide resources and information in core areas across the lifespan to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, their families, caregivers, and professionals. Focus areas include: early detection, early intervention, and early education; transition from high school into early adulthood; community based employment; advocacy for families and self-advocates; community inclusion; aging issues;  implementation of healthcare reform, long term care services and supports; family and sibling support; and networking in local, state, and national arenas.

LendEdu - Helps college students with disabilities to find various forms of financial aid available to them, including scholarships, grants, support programs, and more.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Alabama

 

 

  • Equines Assisting Special Individuals (Jasper, Alabama) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

  • The Red Barn Foundation (Leeds, Alabama) - Provides various horse-related therapies for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

  • The University of Alabama Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) - Provides support to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder through comprehensive evaluation and therapy services, research opportunities, and consultation services, as well as professional training and in-services for parents and professionals.  

 

 

Alaska

 

  • Benefe Assisted Therapy Center (Chugiak, Alaska) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska (Anchorage, Alaska) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Providence Autism Diagnostic Network (Anchorage, Alaska) – Provides multi-disciplinary diagnostic services for the early identification of children and families who experience autism and related disorders, and connects them with supports and services. 

 

 

 

Arizona

 

  • Horse Help (Phoenix, Arizona) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • SARRC / Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (Phoenix, Arizona) - Designs autism programs and services based on best-practice models specifically for individuals with ASD or for those who impact their life, including parents, educators, therapists, and habilitators. Our programs and services fall under three categories: clinical, school-based, and employment-based.

 

  • Therapeutic Riding of Tucson / TROT (Tucson, Arizona) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

Arkansas 

 

 

  • Hearts and Hooves (Arkansas) - Provides therapeutic riding programs to enrich the lives of those with various challenges, including ASD. A Premiere Accredited Center through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH).

 

  • Horses for Healing (Bentonville, Arkansas) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

California

 

  • AbilityFirst (Pasadena, California) – Provides a wide variety of services for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, including life skills development, social and recreational activities, job training and employment, camp and housing.

 

  • Actors for Autism (Los Angeles County, California) - Creates new and innovative programs for children and adults on the autistic spectrum which help build a productive and meaningful future.  Programs include social skills, film making, visual effects, business development, and video game design.

 

  • Autism Works Now (Los Angeles County, California) - Teaches pre-employment skill sets necessary for youth and young adults with autism to find and keep a job. Also creates job education and awareness for employers, which results in jobs for individuals with autism and related differences.

 

  • B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. (Woodside, California) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • California Autism Foundation (Richmond, California) - Provides people with autism and other developmental disabilities the best possible opportunities for lifetime support, training, and assistance to help them reach their highest potential for independence, productivity and fulfillment.

 

  • Cedars (Marin County, California) -
    Provides those with intellectual and developmental disabilities with day programs and residential services, which inspire individuals to lead creative, productive, joyous lives.

 

  • Dream Power Horsemanship (San Martin, California) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.  

 

  • Exceptional Minds (Sherman Oaks, California) – Provides vocational in-studio training in animation and visual effects for young adults with autism.

 

  • Game Gen (Los Angeles, California) 
    Trains and prepares students with autism for careers in video game development, providing them with opportunities for a bright future and greater independence. 

 

 

  • Happy Trails Riding Center (Tulare, California) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum. 

 

  • Inclusion Films - Provides training in film production for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities, moving them beyond classroom instruction and offering students real-world experience. After completing the program, students are encouraged to apply for a position with Inclusion Films production company, Team Diversity Media, as well as to seek employment through other avenues in the film industry.

 

  • Ivey Ranch Park Association (Oceanside, California) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Jazz Hands for Autism (Los Angeles, California) - Provides platforms where musically inclined individuals on the autism spectrum can express and explore their talents; and creates pathways to consistent employment for musicians with ASD.

 

  • J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center (California) - Provides therapeutic horse-related programs to improve the lives of those with disabilities. A Premiere Accredited Center through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH).

 

  • Master Dog Trainers / Kanis-Therapy (Beverly Hills / Woodland Hills, California) –Prepares children and adults with different disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, as well as hearing and vision impairment, for life alongside their canine-companions.

 

  • Meristem (Fair Oaks, California) - Serves young adults on the autism spectrum by helping them to develop life skills, increase social capacity, transition to work and/or higher education, and independence within an inclusive and integrated campus community.

 

  • Meristem Model Bed & Breakfast (Fair Oaks, California) -
    Meristem Model Bed & Breakfast is managed and operated by Meristem students as part of their work skills development and experience. Located on a 3 acre farm, it provides a relaxing retreat for all its guests. 

     

 

  • National Foundation for Autism Research / Technical Training Programs (San Diego, CA) – Offers technical training programs specifically designed to build technical skills for young adults with autism through instructor-lead, hands-on training with real-life applications, which build confidence, expertise and experiences that can lead to careers within software testing, computer programming, and other technical professions.  

 

  • NIAD Art Center (Richmond, California) -
    Offers supportive environment for artists with various disabilities to explore and express their creativity, exhibit work in contemporary galleries, participate in the community, and earn money from selling art, which strengthens their sense of independence and self-esteem.

     

 

  • Pacific Autism Center for Education (San Francisco, California) - Provides programs for individuals with autism and its related developmental disabilities, so they may experience the satisfaction and fulfillment that accompany learning, self-expression, self-care, productive work, and interpersonal and community experiences.

 

  • The Miracle Project (Los Angeles County, California) - Provides individuals with autism and other disabilities the tools to build communication, social skills, community, and greater self-esteem through inclusive theater and expressive arts programs. This acclaimed arts program was documented in the HBO double Emmy Award-winning documentary, AUTISM: THE MUSICAL.

 

  • Saddle Up (Palmdale, California) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum / Sensory-Friendly Mornings (Escondido, California) – The first Sunday of every month from 9:00am-10:00am, the museum offers this time exclusively for families with children on the spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. Additionally, they offer daily quiet times after 2pm, designated quiet and break-taking spaces throughout the museum, and noise-canceling headphones; and service dogs are welcomed throughout the museum as well.   

 

  • The Spero Vineyards Viticulture Vocational Training Program (Temecula, California) - Provides opportunities for young adults with developmental disabilities to train in various aspects of the winemaking business, and offers the opportunity to earn a customer service certification and food handler's license. 

  • The Specialists Guild (San Francisco, California) – Trains those with autism for jobs in line with their skills and interests, and connects them with companies and jobs so that they can earn a living doing meaningful and fulfilling work. 

 

  • Therapeutic Recreation Services (San Diego, California) - Provides adaptive sports opportunities, therapeutic recreation programs, and leisure and outreach services to people with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.

 

  • UCLA Recreation Adaptive Programs (Los Angeles, California) - Provides therapeutically-based recreation programs for people with cognitive and physical disabilities that expand their access to opportunities which  promote physical fitness, health and wellness, increased self-esteem, and greater functional independence.

 

  • United States Adaptive Recreation Center (Big Bear Lake, California) – Provides a national and international model program in adaptive outdoor recreation that works with schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and park and recreation departments to serve children and adults with all types of cognitive or physical disabilities. Participants are able to feel the freedom of recreating with their families and friends, the experiences often result in increased self-confidence and greater success in academic, professional, and personal life challenges. 

 

  • Music for Autism - Started in the U.K. and then brought to the U.S. in New York, Texas, and California, Music for Autism provides sensory-friendly musical experiences for those with ASD and their families. Musicians include Grammy and Tony-nominated and winning artists, and Pulitzer Prize winners.

 

 

 

 

Colorado

 

  • Blue Star Recyclers (Denver and Colorado Springs, CO) -  Offers meaningful employment, in the electronics recycling industry, for people with autism and other disabilities. Provides fair wages, and a sense of purpose, community, pride, and accomplishment. 

 

 

 

  • Garden, Inc. Autism Services of Colorado (Littleton, Colorado) - Offers a wide variety of services for children, adolescents and young adults with autism using programs designed to meet the unique needs of each individual.

 

 

 

Connecticut

 

  • Hidden Acres Therapeutic Riding Center (Naugatuck, Connecticut) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (Old Lyme, Connecticut) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Horses Healing Humans (Stonington, Connecticut) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Innovative Autism Services (Plainville, Connecticut) - Provides services and programs for people with autism throughout the lifespan which enables them to be as independent as possible.

 

 

 

  • United Services, Inc. Center for Autism (Dayville, Connecticut) – Offers 30 different programs under one integrated and caring administration.  Our mission in all services is to create healthy communities by providing an effective response to the youth, family, and adult social and behavioral health needs in the communities we serve. 

 

 

Delaware

 

 

 

District of Columbia

 

  • Brendan Sailing Program (Washington, D.C.) – Provides program for youth with learning differences, to build self-awareness, social skills, confidence, and self-esteem while learning sailing and water safety skills.

 

 

 

Florida 

 

  • Autism & Music (Miami, Florida) - Provides inclusive activities for children and adults with special capabilities that involve music, art, and sports.

 

  • Dan Marino Foundation Programs & Marino Campus (Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) - Offers unique and impactful initiatives such as Nicklaus Children's Hospital Dan Marino Outpatient Center, the Marino Autism Research Institute, Marino Adapted Aquatics, Summer STEPS Employment Programs, Virtual Interactive Training Agent Program (VITA-DMF), and Marino Campus.

 

 

  • Freedom Ride (Orlando, Florida) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Making Light Productions (Tallahassee, Florida) - Provides an inclusive theatre arts education for children of all abilities, as well as providing job opportunities for adults with disabilities. 

 

  • Naples Equestrian Challenge, Inc. (Naples, Florida) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Rising Tide Car Wash (Parkland, Florida) – Established especially to provide employment for those with autism. 

 

 

  • The Chocolate Spectrum (Jupiter, Florida)  – A top-notch chocolate shop that also trains and hires people on the autism spectrum. Guests can place orders online that can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. and to all military installations.

 

 

Georgia 

 

 

  • Camp Southern Ground (Peachtree, Georgia) - Operates a camp designed to help children overcome academic, social and emotional difficulties so they may reach their full potential.

 

  • Chastain Horse Park (Atlanta, Georgia) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Children’s Museum of Atlanta / Sensory-Friendly Saturdays (Atlanta, Georgia) – The first Saturday of each month, the museum opens its doors at 9 AM for families with children on the autism spectrum or children with sensory processing disorders. Sensory Friendly Saturdays include a sensory modified setting, limited admission, and sound and lighting adjustments.

 

  • Hands & Hearts for Horses (Thomasville, Georgia) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Nobis Works (Marietta, Georgia) – Offers employment services through job training, education, job placement and support for those with autism and other disabilities.  

 

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Hawaii

 

  • Easter Seals Hawaii / Autism Services (Honolulu, Hawaii) - Provides language based assessments; treatment plan development; functional behavior analysis; evidence-based treatment; coordination with schools and other agencies; linkages to speech, physical and occupational therapists, and family member support, education and training. 

 

  • Goal Oriented Animal Therapy / Animal Assisted Learning Center (Kahalu'u, Oahu, Hawaii) – Provides personalized equine and other animal assisted physical and cognitive therapies, which result in emotional growth and learning; social and psychological skills; strengthened physical functioning; and improved, overall well-being.

 

  • Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii (Waimanalo and Kona, Hawaii) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

Idaho 

 

  • Full Spectrum Support (Boise, Idaho) – Assists individuals with autism to realize their dreams by helping to identify their goals, determine the steps necessary to achieve their goals,  and develop the skills needed to navigate the social world of work, school, and relationships. 

 

  • Integrated Interventions, LLC (Hayden Lake, Idaho) – Provides services that assist those with autism to develop the skills that enable them to transition into living independently.

 

 

 

 

Illinois

 

  •  Aspiritech (Chicago, Illinois) - Trains adults with autism and related disorders for jobs testing software for tech development companies. 

 

  • AutonomyWorks (Chicago, Illinois) – Provides jobs for people with autism which require attention to detail, focus on repetitive tasks, and dedication to quality. 

 

  • Bravehearts Therapeutic Riding Center (Harvard, Illinois) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Equine Dreams, Inc. (Newark, Illinois) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Glenkirk Residential Services (Northbrook, Illinois) - Offers individuals an array of supports to live in the community as independently as possible. Services take place in a variety of residential settings, which include the family home, small-group living arrangements, and semi-independent settings.

 

  • Illinois Center for Autism (Fairview & Belleville, Illinois) - Educates and serves children and adults with autism to help them achieve their highest level of independence in their home, school and community. 

 

  • Little City (Chicago, Illinois) -
    Offers a vital and vibrant community that provides a comprehensive scope of services and amenities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, which helps them to live safely; learn continuously; explore creatively; and work productively throughout their lifetime. 

     

 

  • Main Stay Therapeutic Farm (Richmond, Illinois) – Offers horse and other animal related therapy programs for those with special needs.

 

  • Milestone, Inc. (Rockford, Illinois) – Comprises Adult Group Homes, RocVale Children's Home, Training Centers, Industrial Workshops, and a Corporate Center which provide people with developmental disabilities with the opportunity to take part in the day to day activities of cleaning, cooking, shopping, along with a wide variety of recreational activities.

 

  • Ray Graham Association (Lisle, Illinois) - Offers a broad spectrum of educational, vocational, community, respite, early intervention, recreational, home-based and residential programs and services to create customized support for people with disabilities and their families.

 

 

  • Trinity Services, Inc. (New Lennox, Illinois) - Services include a school, residential options, adult learning programs, in-home supports, employment services, a therapeutic horseback riding program, respite services, social centers, and a wide range of therapeutic services.

 

  • Urban Autism Solutions (Chicago, Illinois) - Provides young adults with autism a fully-integrated, long-term residential community experience that advances social and vocational opportunities; nurtures independence; and builds self-confidence and a sense of well-being.

 

 

Indiana 

 

  • BACA / Behavioral Analysis Center for Autism (Fishers, Zionsville, Elkhart, Indiana) – Provides applied behavior analysis services in the areas teaching language, social, self-help, academic and employment skills to children and young adults with autism; and ensures staff receive and apply intensive, on-going training to improve the quality of life for every client. 

 

  • DASI / Disability & Autism Services of Indiana (Greensburg, Indiana) – Provides services to children, adolescents, and young adults in their natural environment utilizing research-based behavior interventions and working with parents, family members, educators, and behavioral staff to maximize learning opportunities and outcomes.

 

 

  • Summit Equestrian Center (Fort Wayne, Indiana) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people of all abilities.

 

 

Iowa  

 

  • Aspire Therapeutic Riding Center (Waterloo, Iowa) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

 

 

Kansas 

 

 

  • Heartland Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (Stilwell, Kansas) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Kansas City Autism Training Center (Kansas City, Kansas) - Helps people on the autism spectrum fulfill their potential through ethical, evidence-based treatment, education, and training. 

 

 

Kentucky 

 

 

  • Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (Lexington, Kentucky) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Highlands Center for Autism (Prestonsburg, Kentucky) – Offers services and support by providing accurate, up-to-date information about autism treatment, giving children access to research-supported treatment and education, and encouraging parent education and involvement.

 

 

  • New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (Bowling Green, Kentucky) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

Louisiana 

 

  • Children’s Hospital Autism Center (New Orleans, Louisiana) - provides comprehensive, evidence-based assessment and treatment for children with autism; serves as a training facility for providers and engages in innovative research endeavors to promote understanding about autism and the impact on families. 

 

  • New Heights Therapy Center (Folsom, Louisiana) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

Maine 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryland 

 

  • ArtStream Inc.  (Chevy Chase, Maryland) -
    Offers adult performers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) — including autism — and other social and behavioral needs the opportunity to create original performances for live audiences with the help of volunteer mentors and theatre professionals. 
     

  • CSAAC / Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (Montgomery Village & Brookeville, Maryland) - Provides direct services to children and adults diagnosed with autism across their lifespan to enable individuals to achieve their highest potential and contribute as confident members of their community. 

 

 

 

  • Great and Small (Boyds, Maryland) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Star Community Inc. / Equestrian Center (Hagerstown, Maryland) - Offers a vibrant, innovative community comprised of 10 distinct residences, a day program, and an equestrian program located on 145 acres.

 

 

  • The Whole Self Center (Gambrills, Maryland) – Provides those with autism Intensive Individual Support Services (IISS), Respite Care, Family Consulting, Adult Life Planning, and Therapeutic Integration. 

 

  • Up County Community Resources / UCR (Rockville, Maryland) - Offers innovative programs, events, and social opportunities that encourage healthy lifestyles, friendships, self-awareness, and personal development for community members with developmental and intellectual differences.

 

  • ZamDance (Gaithersburg, Maryland) - A high impact dance fitness program for children and adults with developmental differences. The program introduces a structured environment while allowing the students to move at their own pace. Students are entertained and happily engaged  while learning such dance steps as merengue, jazz, and hip-hop.

 

 

Massachusetts

 

  • AANE / Asperger / Autism Network (Watertown, Massachusetts) - Offers a comprehensive array of programs and services responsive to the needs of the various sectors of the AS community - adults with AS, teens with AS, parents of individuals with AS, partners of adults with AS, and educators and other professionals. 

 

  • Bina Farm Center (Lexington & Wellesley, Massachusetts) - Provides a comprehensive therapeutic and recreational environment utilizing equine-assisted activities and therapies, vocational training programs, and creative and complementary therapies for children and adults with physical, developmental and emotional challenges.

 

 

  • Melmark New England (Andover, Massachusetts) – Provides programs and services that help each individual served to achieve their highest level of independence and confidence, and to become active members of their communities. 

 

  • Perkins / Rein in a Dream (Lancaster, Massachusetts) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs, in addition to numerous other services for those with special needs, which includes resident community living.

 

  • Special Needs Financial Planning (Massachusetts) 
    Helps families establish a comprehensive plan, wealth management, and a “Team to Carry On” in support of individuals with special needs. 

 

  • Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. (Holyoke, Massachusetts) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

 

Michigan 

 

  • Camp Tall Tree (Fenton, Michigan) - Provides a traditional summer camp experience for campers with Autism and other unique challenges, as well as their siblings, with programs designed to meet a wide variety of needs.

 

  • Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center (Augusta, Michigan) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • The Children’s Center Autism Services (Detroit, Michigan) – Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, treatment programs, psychiatric services, and parent support for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Services are available to children ages 18 months to 17 years. 

 

 

 

 

 

Minnesota 

 

  • Freedom Farm Riding Center (Waverly, Minnesota) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • MAC / Minnesota Autism Center (Minnetonka, Minnesota) - Provides therapeutic support for children, adolescents and families affected by autism. Uses scientifically supported methods to meet the specific academic, behavioral, social and adaptive needs outlined in a child’s or young adult’s Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP). 

 

  • Project ASTRIDE (St. Joseph, Minnesota) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

Mississippi 

 

  • Jackson Autism Center (Jackson, Mississippi) - Offers a wide variety of services in order to meet the diverse needs of children with autism and their families, as well as school districts, professionals and advocates. 

 

 

 

Missouri 

 

  • Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center (Columbia, Missouri) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Equi-Librium Therapy Center (Rogersville, Missouri) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

 

 

  • Northland Therapeutic Riding Center (Kearny, Missouri) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Ride On St. Louis (Imperial, Missouri) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Tree House of Greater St. Louis (Wentzville, Missouri) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

Montana 

 

  • Eagle Mount (Bozeman, Montana) – Provides a variety of therapeutic recreational activities, including horse-related therapies and programs, for people with disabilities and their families.

 

  • Horses Spirits Healing, Inc. (Billings, Montana) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

 

Nebraska 

 

  • Autism Center of Nebraska (Omaha, Nebraska) - Provides a variety of residential, vocational, pre-vocational and educational services to help those with autism become active members of the community.

 

  • Childhood Autism Services, Inc. (Papillion, Nebraska) - Provides a full range of treatment, support, and comprehensive behavioral and educational interventions to children and their families. 

 

 

 

Nevada 

 

  • Center for Adaptive Riding (Reno, Nevada) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

  • Kids & Horses, Inc. (Minden, Nevada) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for kids and adults with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Spirit Therapies (Las Vegas, Nevada) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

New Hampshire 

 

 

  • Lakes Region Community Services Autism Center (Laconia, New Hampshire) - Offers specifically constructed and individualized training and strategies, using evidence based practices designed to be used in the families’ natural environments and routines. 

 

  • Gateways Community Services Autism Center (Nashua, New Hampshire) – Provides assessments, direct therapies, school consults, parent trainings, and development of language, communication, play, social interaction, and daily living skills using the evidence based Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) methodology. Horse Power at Touchstone Farm (Temple, New Hampshire) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

New Jersey

 

  • Ability2Work Foundation / Grateful Bites Bakery, Café, Restaurant (Flemington, New Jersey) -  Trains and employs the developmentally disabled to work in their award-winning Grateful Bites restaurant. All proceeds from Grateful Bites support those with disabilities in job sampling, training, and employment through Ability2Work Foundations inclusive approach. Encourages and empowers those with autism to succeed, shine, and be contributing members of their community.  

 

  • Alpine Learning Group (Paramus, New Jersey) - Provides learners with autism and their families comprehensive, scientifically-validated educational and behavioral services designed to foster individual growth and personal achievement. 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

New Mexico

 

  • Bridges (Albuquerque, New Mexico) – Provides personalized plans using Applied Behavior Analysis to meet the specifics needs of children with autism and their families, and teaching real-life skills within the home and community.

 

 

 

New York 

 

 

 

  • EquiCenter, Inc. (Honeoye Falls, New York) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Foundation for Empowering Citizens with Autism (Mount Kisco, New York) - Advocates for appropriate educational, vocational, employment, community outreach and integration, treatment, and other related programs and services on behalf of individuals on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Green Chimneys Farm (Brewster, New York) – Provides residential, educational, clinical and recreational services for those with special needs, which nurture connections with their families, the community, animals, and nature.

 

  • Heritage Christian Services / Heritage Christian Stables (Webster, New York) – Provides care for people with developmental disabilities which includes residential support, day programs, service coordination, respite, community habilitation, employment supports, licensed home care services, and respite care for family members. Also has PATH Premier Accredited horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum. 

 

 

  • Life’s WORC Family Center for Autism (Long Island, New York) - Provides the comprehensive support and services individuals with developmental disabilities or autism need to face their unique challenges, using their unique Person-Centered Planning approach, which enables individuals to achieve their personal best.

 

  • Music for Autism - Started in the U.K. and then brought to the U.S. in New York, Texas, and California, Music for Autism provides sensory-friendly musical experiences for those with ASD and their families. Musicians include Grammy and Tony-nominated and winning artists, and Pulitzer Prize winners.

 

  • Shrub Oak International School (Mohegan Lake, New York) - Offers a world-class, private special education boarding and day school for students ages 14-22+, which prepares students for independent, purposeful adult-life, employment, and a self-sustaining future.

 

  • Syracuse University Inclusive U / The Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education (Syracuse, NY) - Provides individualized and inclusive higher educational opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Offers support, research, training, and resources to individuals, families, and college campus communities looking for strategies to foster and support college students with disabilities; and provides information about parents’ rights in higher education, course designs, accommodations for specific types of disabilities, and other disability-related resources.

 

  • Spectrum Designs (Long Island, New York) – Established to provide jobs for people with autism in the clothing print design industry.

 

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art / The Met – Welcomes families with children and adults on the autism spectrum, and provides excellent resources to help prepare for a visit; as well as accommodations and programs for visitors with disabilities, to ensure the most comfortable and enjoyable visit possible.  

 

  •   ULTRA Testing (New York, New York) - Provides employment on their software testing services teams to individuals with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism profiles.  

 

 

 

  • Westchester Jewish Community Services (White Plains, New York) - Offers individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities a range of clinical and residential services to enable them to reach their highest potential. They provide group residences and supervised apartments for high functioning young adults to foster independence and socialization.

   

North Carolina 

 

  • Bitty & Beau’s Coffee (Wilmington, North Carolina) – Established to provide jobs for those with disabilities to earn money and participate in the community. 

 

  • The Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Treatment (Cary, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, & Jacksonville, North Carolina) - Provides in-home and clinic-based services designed to increase motivation for learning; a language enriched environment; opportunities to engage in activities to meet their developmental needs and that allow for growth and development. 

 

  • Empower Autism (Asheville, North Carolina) – Creates programs for people with autism and practical workshops that prepare staff to be effective. Specializes in resources, staff training, program-development, activity groups, homeschooling, and home programs.

 

  • Extraordinary Ventures (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) - Provides people with autism and other developmental disabilities various jobs within the community including event set up, laundry service and delivery, data entry, packaging, mailing, dog walking, cat sitting, city bus clean up, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football parking. 

 

  • HorsePower Therapeutic Learning Center (Colfax, North Carolina) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • NC Therapeutic Riding Center (Mebane, North Carolina) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • TEACCH Autism Program University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Chapel Hill, North Carolina) - Provides diagnostic evaluations intervention services, support groups, parent mentors, parent teaching sessions; workshops for parents, teachers, and other professionals; and consultation services to programs such as schools or residential communities serving individuals with autism.

 

  • Therapeutic Riding of Tryon at FENCE (Tryon, North Carolina) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.  

 

 

North Dakota 

 

  • North Dakota Autism Center, Inc. (West Fargo, North Dakota) -Provides people and families affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or other developmental disabilities through excellence in care, therapy, advocacy and support.

 

  • Serenity Therapeutic Equine Program (Minot, North Dakota) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Therapeutic Riding 4 Heart and Soul (Bismarck, North Dakota) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.  

 

 

Ohio 

 

  • Bittersweet Farms (Whitehouse, Ohio) - Provides a residential farming community living experience in a safe and secure environment, designed to meet the wide range and abilities of persons from the entire spectrum of autism disorders.

 

  • Breaking Free Riding Center (Norwich, Ohio) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

  • Milestones Autism Resources (Beachwood, Ohio) - Supports families and providers in creating and executing successful transition planning. Provides consultations with individuals and families to help plan, prepare, and prioritize goals at an ongoing level of support which helps lead individuals to increased independence, community integration, and an improved quality of life. 

 

 

Oklahoma 

 

  • Autism Center of Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma) - Provides meaningful programs and partnerships in order to increase awareness and understanding, community involvement, and independence for individuals and families affected by autism. 

 

 

  • The Right Path Riding Academy (Drumright, Oklahoma) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Turning Point Ranch Association (Stillwater, Oklahoma) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

Oregon 

 

  • Autism Oregon – Provides a venue for parents, teachers, individuals, family, and community members to search for resources statewide.

  • Forward Stride (Beaverton, Oregon) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

  • The nonPareil Institute (Plano, Texas & Portland Oregon) - Provides technical training, employment, and housing to individuals ages 17 and older who have been diagnosed with autism and related disorders. Trains individuals in different aspects of video game and app design and development. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pennsylvania
 

  • Barber National Institute Autism Support Services (Erie, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, & Philadelphia Pennsylvania) - Provides children and adults with intellectual disabilities and behavioral health challenges and their families, the education, support, and resources needed to be self-reliant, independent, and valued members of their communities; as well as education and training to professionals.

  • Equi-librium Therapeutic Horsemanship (Nazareth, Pennsylvania) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Keystone Autism Services (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) - Provides services in both Pennsylvania and Delaware for children and adults with autism to help them reach their goals and participate meaningfully within their communities.

  • Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.​

 

 

Rhode Island

 

  • Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities / Bradley Hospital (East Providence, Rhode Island) - Offers a wide range of programs, services, and research for psychological, developmental and behavioral conditions in children and adolescents through the Children's and Adolescent Program, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Outpatient Program, and the Bradley School.  

 

 

 

  • Perspectives Autism Center of Excellence (Providence & Pawtucket, Rhode Island) – Develops and implements highly effective, family-centric autism treatment programs utilizing Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention and Applied Behavior Analysis.

 

 

South Carolina  

 

  • Advanced Institute for Development and Learning (Greenville, South Carolina) -   Provides innovative pediatric speech and feeding therapy services, as well as education and support programming for families who have children with special needs.

 

  • Autism Academy of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina) -   Offers individualized Applied Behavior Analysis therapy (ABA) to clients with autism to help them acquire the skills necessary to become fully capable members of their communities.

 

  • Early Autism Project (Sumter, South Carolina) – Provides comprehensive services to children with autism and their families in homes, in EAP clinics, and in schools.

 

 

  • Heroes on Horseback (Bluffton, South Carolina) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.
     

 

South Dakota
 

  • Autism Behavioral Consulting (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) – Provides consultations, training, diagnostic evaluations, and social thinking groups for those with autism and other developmental disorders.

 

  • Sun Catcher Therapeutic Riding Academy (Rapid City, South Dakota) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

Tennessee

 

  • Autism & Behavior Consulting Services, LLC (Nashville, Tennessee) - Provides compassionate, quality and comprehensive behavior therapy services to children with developmental disabilities, and helps educate and support their families and caregivers.  

 

  • Autism & Behavior Services (Chattanooga, Tennessee) - Provides a wide range of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to individuals with learning or behavioral difficulties, and services for families, community organizations, and schools.

 

  • The Brown Center for Autism (Nashville, Tennessee) - Helps realize the potential of young children with Autism through individualized and collaborative treatment, and community and parent education

 

  • Hoof Beats of Hope, Inc. (Puryear, Tennessee) – Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Leg Up Therapeutic Riding Center (Pulaski, Tennessee) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Paradise Ranch (Springfield, Tennessee) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Saddle Up! (Franklin, Tennessee) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

 

Texas

 

  • Action Behavior Centers (Austin, Texas) - Provides early intensive ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Their team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) are dedicated to helping children with autism reach their highest potential.

 

  • All Star Equestrian Foundation, Inc. (Mansfield, Texas) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Autism Treatment Center (Dallas, Fort Worth, & San Antonio Texas) - Assists people with autism and related disorders throughout their lives as they learn, play, work and live in the community. Services include residential, educational, therapeutic, adult programs and research.

 

  • Central Texas Autism Center (Austin, Texas) - Provides individualized therapy focusing on the development of behavior, language, social/play, academic, executive functioning and adaptive daily living (ADL) skills; and empowers families and teachers to acquire the necessary skills to help transfer their children's learning across all environments.

 

  • Equest (Wylie, Texas) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Hoof Beats Academy (Manor, Texas) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

  • Marbridge (Manchaca, Texas) – A residential community for adults with autism and others with a range of cognitive abilities, which offers transitional and lifetime care, and the opportunity to learn, experience, and achieve a whole new life.

 

  • Music for Autism - Started in the U.K. and then brought to the U.S. in New York, Texas, and California, Music for Autism provides sensory-friendly musical experiences for those with ASD and their families. Musicians include Grammy and Tony-nominated and winning artists, and Pulitzer Prize winners.

 

  • The nonPareil Institute (Plano, Texas & Portland Oregon) - Provides technical training, employment, and housing to individuals ages 17 and older who have been diagnosed with autism and related disorders. Trains individuals in different aspects of video game and app design and development.

 

  • Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch (Spring, Texas) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • REACH Therapeutic Riding Center (McGregor, Texas) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

Utah
 

  • Andolsek Company (Salt Lake City, Utah) - Established by Founder and Executive Creator  Michael Ryan Andolsek, who has autism, this fashion house creates and sells women’s high-end apparel, while also providing jobs for other talented designers on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Autism Assessment and Treatment Center (Salt Lake City, Utah) - Specializes in the assessment and treatment of all levels of autism, providing evaluation services that lead to parent and teacher directed interventions that match the unique needs and characteristics of each child.

 

  • National Ability Center (Park City, Utah) - Offers individuals of all abilities various sport, recreation, and educational programs designed to enrich lives.

 

Vermont
 

  • Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program (South Hero, Vermont) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • High Horses Therapeutic Riding (Sharon, Vermont) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virginia

 

 

  • Commonwealth Autism (Richmond, Virginia) – Provides a variety of resources, services, and programs to meet the needs of those with autism and their families, as well as educators and other professionals.

 

  • Equi-Kids Therapeutic Riding Program (Virginia Beach, Virginia) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding Center (Lexington, Virginia) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

 

 

  • Virginia Tech Autism Clinic (Blacksburg Virginia) – Provides assessment, intervention, education, individualized treatment plans to help infants/toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults who are suspected to have autism and related developmental disorders. Provides consultation to schools, medical practices, and community agencies involved in providing services for those with autism.

 

 

Washington

 

  • Aspiring Youth (Seattle, Washington) - Provides innovative social skills groups, summer camps, tutoring, and other services that build trust and community, for students ages 8 and up who have autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, and other learning disabilities.

 

  • Free Rein Therapeutic Riding (Spokane, Washington) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Lakeside Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment (Issaquah, Washington) – Provides treatment, education, and diagnosis of autism and neurodevelopmental disorders in the Pacific Northwest, with a multidisciplinary team, using evidence-based treatment, innovative approaches, specialists, and family involvement.

 

  • Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center (Redmond, Washington) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center (Bellingham, Washington) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • Outdoors for All (Seattle, Washington) – Enriches the lives of individuals with disabilities and families, by providing adaptive and therapeutic recreation the helps them to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  

 

 

  • Tuck Sleep Foundation (Seattle, Washington) – Offers information about how ASD affects sleep, expert sleep management, and other helpful resources.

 

 

 

West Virginia

 

  • Easter Seals / Autism Services (Wheeling, West Virginia) – Provides a multi-disciplinary team of professionals trained in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) to diagnose and develop individualized services to meet the needs of those with autism and their families.

 

Wisconsin

 

 

 

  • Three Gaits, Inc. (Oregon, Wisconsin) - Provides various horse-related therapies and programs for people with disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum.

 

  • WEAP / Wisconsin Early Autism Project (Madison, Wisconsin) - Provides program and clinic for the treatment of children with autism using a positive, personalized curriculum based on a child’s individual needs.

 

 

 

Wyoming

 

  • Caspar Autism Support / Caspar Wyoming – Offers support groups, focused discussion sessions, acts of giving, resource lending, equipment swap, expert presentations, information & education distribution, and educational in-service facilitation.

 

 

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