Community Resource Information

Fundamentals of Caring

Still Alice

You’re not You

My Left Foot

The Road Within

Temple Grandin


Rain Man

Music Within

The other Sister

Door to Door

I am Sam


Best Boy/Best Man


Forrest Gump

Simon Birch

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

A Beautiful Mind

The Mighty

My Louisiana Sky

Digging to China

Dominick and Eugene

David’s Mother

First Do No Harm

Lorenzo’s Oil

Boys Next Door

The Loretta Claiborne Story


Yarn Princess

The kid Brother

Who are the DeBolts?


American Sniper

Heart of the Dragon

Where Hope Grows

Vera Drake

On the Way to School

50 to 1

Into the Woods

The Boy Who Could Fly

At First Sight

Children of a Lesser God

Edward Scissorhands

The Little People of America

The Waterdance

Benny & Joon



Augustin 1995
Bandits 1986
Broadway Danny Rose 1984
Cowboys, The 1972
Dead Again 1991
Die Hard with a Vengeance  1995
Do the Right Thing 1989
Enjo  1958
Family Thing A 1996
First-Time Felon  1997
Fish Called Wanda, A  1988
Flirting  1991
Girl Shy 1924
Glory  1989
Harlem Nights  1989
He Who Must Die  1957
Hoodlum  1997
Johnny Rocco  1958
Johns  1996
Life of Brian  1979
Love! Valour! Compassion!  1997
Maltese Falcon, the  1941
Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, The  1962
Meet Wally Sparks  1997
Mr Jealousy  1997
My Cousin Vinny  1992
New Jack City  1991
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest  1977
Oscar  1991
Paulie  1998
Primal Fear  1996
Regeneration 1997
Right Stuff, The  1983
Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion  1997
Shaft  1971
Shawshank Redemption, The  1994
Sixth Sense, The  1999
Smilla’s Feeling for Snow  1997
Smokey and the Bandit II  1980
Stalag 17  1953
Talk to Me  1982
Thin Line between Love and Hate, A  1996
Tin Pan Alley  1940
Tumbleweed Trail The  1946
Two Kourney Lemels  1966
Zerkalo  1974
I’ll Find a Way

Ready, Willing and Able

Life Goes On (tv series)

The Eighth Day


Sound and Fury

Beyond Silence

Of Mice and Men

Matchstick Men


The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Girl, Interrupted

My Sister’s Keeper


Snow Cake

Monkey Shines


NoBody’s Perfect

The Sessions

Mozart and the Whale

The Story of Luke

Deaf Smith and Johnny Ears

I can’t do this but I can do that

The united states of Autism

The Dust Factory

The Untouchables

Front of the Class


The Spiral Staircase

Beyond the Chair

The kid Brother

Good Luck

Absolute Wilson

The Lost Prince

House of D

Ice Castles

Warm Springs


Emmanuel’s Gift

Digging to China

Arts: A film about Possibilities

Bartholomew’s Gift

F**K the Disabled Please

Rust and Bone

Universal Signs

The King’s Speech

God’s Ears

Rory O’Shea

My flesh and blood

The other Side of the Mountain

Brooke Ellison


Sympathy for Delicious

Coming Home

See What I’m Saying

In the Land of the Deaf

Chuck Close

The Miracle Worker

Quid Pro Quo


Born on the 4th of July

Simon Birch

Bubble Boy

Four Weddings & a Funeral


Frankie Starlight


Horse Whisperer

How to Kill your Neighbor’s Dog

50 First Dates

If you Could See What I Hear


It’s a Wonderful Life

Johnny Belinda

Love Affair

Love Story

Magnificent Obsession

Me, Myself and Irene

The Men

Men of Honor

The Miracle Woman

The Miracle Worker



Moulin Rouge!

My Life

‘Night Mother

Ordinary People


Pride of the Yankees


Rear Window

Regarding Henry

The Replacements

Return to Me

Scent of a Woman

Steel Magnolias


Swing Kids

There’s Something about Mary

The Three Faces of Eve

The Tic Code

Training Day


The Violent Men

Wait until Dark

Wild, Wild West


Activities that are pretty darn cool (1)

Autism Society of Indiana

Search Beyond Adventures

Search Beyond Adventures provides all-inclusive escorted vacations for travelers with disabilities and special needs, ages 17 and up.


The Guided Tour

The focus of The Guided Tour is to provide a growth-producing experience for our travelers, in which they are able to travel and socialize independent of their families.

Hinkle Fieldhouse Annual Basketball camp for kids with disabilities

Lake County area:

Our purpose at Chasing Dreams is to enhance the lives of children with Special Needs and their families by providing a place for interaction and programs that educate and develop the self esteem, physical and social skills necessary for a meaningful life.


Website for ID adults to meet people with similar disabilities or find support groups.


Operation Lift Off

Provides air transportation for children with a life threatening illness for a treatment trip.

Contact:, 314-298-9770

Play Away!  Listen to a book while doing other projects.

Scioto Properties

Makes community homes available, affordable, and customized to people with disabilities.



Dating website for people with disabilities


Lowes host an activity for young people to learn  building skills.

Heather Jones/ Author

Heather Jones is the author of the book Talk to me: Conversation Strategies for Parents of Childre with Autism or Speech and Language Impairments

National Center on Physical Activity and Disabilities

information resource

National Down Syndrome Society

Resource for those diagnosed with Down Syndrome


National Head Injury Foundation

Resource for families of and those who have experienced a Brain injury


Prader-Willi Syndrome Assoc. USA

Serves individuals diagnosed with Prader-Willi, parents, relatives, educators, caregivers and medical personnel.  Crisis counseling, advocacy, mentoring programs, medical alerts and general information available.

8588 Potter Park Dr. Suite 500

941-312-0400  or toll free:  800-926-4797  email:   Website:


Employment website for individuals with disabilities, featuring job listings from companies who are actively recruiting a diverse workforce.




Special Olympics

Provides year round sports training and athletic competitions to individuals with intellectual or physical disabilities

Phone:  317-328-2000  800-742-0612    email:    Website:    County contact information is available via the website or by calling.

The Bally Foundation

Resource and referral services

Contact:  phone:  317-374-9151  email:    website:

Aktion Club, 

A service club sponsored by Kiwanis International.  Provides adults living with disabilities an opportunity to develop initiative, leadership skills and to serve their communities.


317-875-8755 ext. 411

800-549-2647  ext. 411

American Association of Adapted Sports Programs

Works to establish programs in interscholastic and extracurricular adapted sports for students with physical disabilities attending grades 1-12.



American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Serves adults/children with intellectual disabilities and their families. Provides public awareness, hosts an annual convention, provides online discussion groups, listservs and chat rooms.




Angel Flight Central

Serves people in need by arranging charitable free flights for health care or other humanitarian purposes.


Angel Wheels to Healing

Provides non-emergency, long-distance ground transportation and gas cards to financially stressed ambulatory patients who are traveling for treatment.


Arc of Indiana

Serves disabled people through assistance with waiver applications, caregiver training, insurance assitance, trust services, and publications.


Assurance Wireless Telephone

A lifeline Assistance program that offers a free phone with 250 free minutes and 250 free texts per month to those who meet eligibility requirements.



Internet service provider


Autism Resource Network of Indiana (ARNI)

Web links to articles, events, and helpful web sites.  Local resource locator for providers and support services.

Autism Society of Indiana

Support, referrals, resources, conferences & workshops for families touched by autism.  Run statewide Autism Ally chapters.



Better Hearing Institute

Promotes early detection and appropriate treatment of hearing loss, maximizing technologies that make it easier for people with hearing loss to stay active and fully engaged


Blind Children’s Center

Provides support services, training, and publications to families of children, aged birth through second grade, who are blind or visually impaired.


Canine Companions for Independence

Assistance dogs for hearing, sight, service, and facilities



Center for Assistive Technology & Environmental Access (CATEA) Consumer Network

Members test prototypes for assistive products and services in order to improve them through focus groups, field-testing and surveys.  A project of Georgia Tech University.


Center for Parent Information and Resources

Large legacy database of resources and products for children with disabilities.  Wide range of disability topics.




Center for Rehabilitation Technologies

Work with clients to meet technology needs:  Seating & wheeled mobility, environmental controls, computer acess, assistive tech for schools, job accomodations


Century Link

Internet service provider



Internet service provider


Community Outreach and Senior Advocate

I work with a group of senior care advocates and based on conversations with the caregiver community, more and more highschool and college students are taking on the role of caregiver for aging loved ones. To help support these students, we have made available scholarships that can provide financial assistance. You can read more about our work here:

Direct TV

Internet service Provider


Dish Network

Internet service provider


Dynavox Systems

Provider of speech generating devices and adapted software to assist people with severe limitations due to ALS, stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, and other conditions.



Internet service provider



Satellite Internet Service Provider



Internet service provider



Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

Resource for information regarding assistance dogs




Hughes Net

Internet service provider


Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

Project of Indiana University.  Extensive website providing information and community resources for aging and disabled people.



Indiana Legal Services

Free civil legal assistance to eligible low income individuals faced with legal problems.


Kool Smiles

High quality dental care for underserved communities.  Accept Medicaid, state healthe insurance plans, and all forms of military insurance.  Credit options are also available.



Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Assistance for paying winter heating and medically necessary summer cooling bills.  Financial requirements and application on website.



Make A Wish Foundation

Offers wish fulfillment to children with life-threatening medical conditions




Internet service provider



Miracle Flights

Non-profit providing free flights to children for medical care


National Association for the  Dually Diagnosed

Promotes understanding of and services for individuals who have developmental disabilities and mental health needs.




Partnership for Prescription Assistance for Indiana

Connects uninsured and financially struggling patients to assistance programs providing free & low-cost prescriptions.  


Pfizer RxPathways

Insurance counseling and access to medicines for free or at a savings.


Positive Pathways

Helps individuals with disabilities through behavior support services and music therapy. Services are provided in the home.


Self-Advocates of Indiana

Advocacy organization that empowers people with intellectual and developmental disablilities.  Local chapters in many counties.




The InShape Indiana hotline

provides name os dentists in your county that accept Medicaid



Internet service Provider

Call  1-888-591-6076.

Puzzle Piece

assistance for tablets and aps

$19 for a tablet

when purchasing the tablet you can also pay $19 a month to receive 10 apps created to support indviduals with autism – no contract and can cancel at any time

Silverts Clothing

Adaptive clothing

800-387-7088  website:

Sorah Stein, MA,BCBA,CSE    Behavior Therapist

Behavior therapist who specializes in working with people with autism     email –                 phone  574.329.6856

Trips, Inc.

provides a chaparone to go with people with special needs on vacation

Wardrobe Wagon

Adaptive clothing

800-992-2737  website:

Autism Support Group

Autism support and referral program

Phone 1.800.609.8449

Powerful Parent’s Groups

Information to help you advocate for your child

Social Security Benefits

Information on disability benefits

Community Action Agency

Assistance with winter heating bills for low income families

Bally Foundation

Assistance with finding all kinds of resources for your loved one

Online mental health resource


Provides access and awareness of assistive technology

The Great Bike Give Away

Gives a bike


If I Need Help

Autism/Runaway Identification System          661.524.6732

AMC Theatres

Movie Theater with sensory friendly movie showings

Surfside Beach

The 2mile beach and the surrounding area with businesses, restaurants and venues  Are trained in the needs of the children on the Autism Spectrum.  Lots of planed events. Tons of places have  wheelchair access. The beach even has special beach w/c you can rent.


Assistive Technology devices, braces, splints, CPMs, Electrotherapy


United Cerebral Palsy Assoc of Greater Indiana

Serves individuals who are diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and their families.  Provides information and referral, financial assistance with assistive technology, scholarships, and camperships.  CP clinics, health promotion and community education

317-632-3561 or toll free:  800-723-7620  email:  website (national):

Agape Respite Care

Provides care and support services across the life span for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities to enable them to remain in their chosen community.



Allen County First Self-Advocates

Self-Advocacy program.  A chapter of Self-Advocates of Indiana.

Jody Barkley  260-482-8587

Anthis Career Center

Students build skills, explore career fields, gain experience

Asperger Syndrome Support Group

Support group for high school students and adults with Asperger Syndrome.  second Monday of each month from 6p-7:30p at Lutheran Hospital


Crazy Pinz

Bowling, mini golf, ball tent, arcade, laser tag, archery tag, snack bar.  Open year-round


DeBrand Chocolate tours

Handicap accessible tours of the DeBrand chocolate factory.



disAbilities Expo

Exhibition of resources, adaptive equipment, and assistance for individuals with disabilities. Includes performances by individuals with disabilities.



Festival of Gingerbread

Held at the History Center each year.  Features hundreds of gingerbread creations.


Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

Lush seasonal displays, four outdoor gardens, tropical garden, Sonoran desert garden, and a cascading waterfall.


Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

38 acres of animals, rides and beautifully landscaped grounds.



Fort Wayne Firefighter’s Museum

Located in a historic engine house.  includes artifacts used by some of the earliest firefighters.

226 W. Washington Blvd. 46802




Fort Wayne Greek Festival

Festival celebrating Greek cuisine and entertainment including live dancing, music and activities.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

View art works from permanent collections and traveling exhibits.  Activities include guided tours, workshops, and lectures




Weeklong event in June celebrating the German heritage.  



Johnny Appleseed Festival

Celebrates the pioneer spirit of John Chapman


Kuehnart Dairy Farm

Sixth generation family farm open for field trips, group tours, and private party events by appointment.  Fall Festival every late September.




L.I.F.E. Adult Day Acadamy

Learning is adapted to individuals unique skills. Emphasis on academic, social and creative skill development.  Teacher/Student ratio is 1:4




Wheelchairs, scooters, adaptive equipment


Opportunities For Positive Growth

Behavior Service , Music Therapy, Day program, Supported Living

Phone: 317.813.1780    Website:

Painting Fun Spot

A paint and take fun spot.  For children and adults of all ages.  Paint plaster, ceramic and canvas.             Phone:  260-616-0350  email:  website:

Parents & Friends of the Developmentally Disabled

Support group

Contact:  Carolyn Matczak  260-747-2330

Powerhouse Youth Center

Provides youth positive alternatives to negative behaviors in a drug-free environment surrounded by caring Christian adults.

Offer adult interaction, homework help, games, snacks, special events, pool and various other scheduled activities.  See website for details:

Red Cedar Center

Year Round camp program / residential and day camps

Ages 6-adult.  Therapeutic horseback riding, music therapy, arts and crafts,  nature lore and other camp activities.  Scholarships available.  Contact:  260-637-3608

Science Central

Hands on Science Museum     260-424-2400

Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN)

Works to eliminate abuse and neglect of children through family services, education and community partnerships.


Summit Equestrian Center

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

260-619-2700 email:  website:

Tachcumwah Sports and Recreation

Baseball, Softball, Beep Baseball for visually impaired or blind, indoor Wheelchair Soccer, tennis, goal ball

260-432-7170        website:

Taylor’s Dream

Boundless Playground. Wheelchair accessible. Play area and water park.

park for children with & without disabilities.

The History Center

Museum dedicated to the history and artifacts of the areas     260-426-2882

Theraputic Mobility Service

Provide driving and community mobility services

Phone 260.417.8399.

Three Rivers Festival

Festival in mid July.  Music, art, carnival rides, various competitive events, parade, games, fireworks, and food

Turnstone Center

Parent support group

Contact:  Karen Tyner  260-483-2100  or email:

Volunteer Guardian Services

Information/resources for guardianship for low-income disadvantaged residents

Contact: 260-407-0917

The Change Makers

Self-Advocacy program

Contact:  Sharon Anderson  260-602-8818

Ace Medical Supply

Diabetic Shoes and Supplies, Medicare/Medicaid Provider

Phone: 260.483.3516 Toll free 877.223.3676

Hearcare Connection

Provides Hearing healthcare to low income families on a reduced fee, sliding scale basis

Phone: 260.602.3276

Sky Zone

Skyzone in Ft. Wayne on the 2nd Monday of the month from 5-7pm is open only for people with disabilities to use, and staff get a free ticket.

401 Fernhill Ave

Fort Wayne, IN 46805      260-483-5867

North Side Pool

Free Swim Days

Phone  427-6705

D. Steven B. Lee, DDS

Dentist who works well with special needs patients.

1320 Medical Park Dr.  Fort Wayne

Phone – 260-471-1222

Camelot Care Center

Licensed skilled comprehensive care nursing home for children and young adults, offering respite services and long term placements.


Self-Advocates of Cass County

Self-Advocacy program

Contact:  David Weber  574-753-4104 ext. 205

Children First Center

Services & support for children who have been abused, parents interested in improving their parenting skills, families with newborns, domestic violence victims and families in crisis.



DeKalb County 4-H Fair

Annual fall 4H fair.  Pageant, parade midway, rides, merchants


Amish Acres

Restaurant, live theater, tours of house and farm.  Annual arts and crafts festival first weekend of August.


Apple Festival

Entertainment, performers, food, commercial and craft vendors.  Held annually in September



Autism Group of Goshen

BOSS Day Camp – Building Opportunities through Service & Skills

Structured activities that promote social, vocational and life-skill learning as well as relaxation and fun for youth on the Autism Spectrum ages 12-16.  Must be able to communicate verbally.  Two one-week sections during summer.  


Cindy Warner  574-370-3124

Faith Mission Of Elkhart

Interdenominational agency providing food, shelter, clothing and other services for needy individuals

phone: 574.293.3406

Family Christian Developmental Center

Food pantry, housing, utility medical and other assistance, baby check, clothing closet

email: fcdc@fcdcin.ort


First Friday

Entertainment, Performers, Food Vendors, Themed Events, Dining, Shopping

Hall of Heroes Comic and Superhero Museum

World’s largest collection of comic books, super hero memorabilia, original art and props.




Hoosier Taekwondo

Free ‘trial’ classes and fun family activities that are open to the public

web:  hoosier



Hope House

Respite Services.  Providing a safe home-away-from-home with respect and high quality care.




LaCasa, Inc

Financial counseling, affordable housing, homeownership prep, home repair through Help-a-House program




Therapeutic Horseback Riding




National New York Central Railroad Museum

The most significant collection of New York Central artifacts in the world.

Wheelchair accessible.  

Phone:  574-294-3001  email:;  website:

Open Door

Food bank and limited utility assistance

Hours:  M-F 9:00am-11:00 AM             Phone:  574-773-3820

Power for Independence

group of self advocates

Contact:  Rebecca Curtis  574-295-3167

Project Promise

A program designed to meet the spiritual and social needs of adults with disabilities.  Meets 2 times a month for worship and crafts.  Hosts various other activities through out the year

574-533-9720  email:   website:

Salvation Army

Thrift Stores, Adult rehabilitation, disaster Services, and utility assistance

300 N. Main St., Elkhart


Salvation Army

Thrift Store

1657 Cassopolis St., Elkhart


Salvation Army

Thrift Stores, Adult rehabilitation, disaster Services, and utility assistance

1013 N. Main St., Goshen


Starcraft Mobility

Vehicle modifications


Supporting Parents and Children Equally Educational Services Center

Support group

Contact:  574-266-6003

The Voice

For parents of students in special education

Meets at the Elkhart Co. YMCA.  Contact:  Viv Blakesley

United Methodist Church Thrift Shop

Clothing, books, toys, household items

301 E. Market St., Nappanee 46550

Phone:  574-773-2985

Wellfield Botanic Gardens

36 acres of ponds and woodlands with 24 individual gardens and event spaces.  Minutes from the downtown river walk and restaurants.  Features winding stone paths, charming pump houses and whimsical structures.

1011 N. Main St., Elkhart 46515

574-266-2006  alternate phone:  574-596-6260  website:

Wheelchair Help  

Contact: Joe Lidy

Free loaner wheelchairs for up to 3 months.  Wheelchair subsidies of 50%-75%.  Budget assistance with wheelchair purchases  574-295-2230 or 888-695-2230.  Website:

Young Adult Social Group

Monthly social group for young adults age 16-24 who are on the autism spectrum and would like to meet others and mentors

Contact:  Viv Blakesley

Through Our Eyes, Inc.

Ensures that physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available to all children with physical and cognitive challenges are available.  Purpose is to create a support system for children and their families seeking therapy services, assistance in daily caregiving, and the children’s perception of their circumstances.

Contacts:  Val Chupp:  574-238-2111    vchupp@toe-in-org.   Or:  Joe Canter  574-354-0389

Shoots Game Club

a group for social activities for those on the Autism Spectrum

Contact Viv Blakelee at:   (574) 294-6197 on the web at www.

Asperger/Autism Parent Group

Support group for parent of children with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome

Christine Guth,

Young Adult Social Group

Social group for young adults age 16-24 who are on the Autism Spectrum

Viv Blakeslee,

Down Syndrome Support Group

Support group for parents of children with Down’s Syndrome

Phone: 574.534.5113


Day camp opportunity for children (K-HS completion) who have special needs.  Activities are provided for caregivers as well.  Once per year in July


Kewanna Fall Festival

Food, Crafts, Booths, Flea Market



Round Barn Festival

Festival and tour of round barns in Fulton Co.

Trail of Courage

Exhibits demonstrating frontier life, Pioneer foods, war re-enactment


Special Olympics

Year round training for people with disabilities

Hamilton County 4-H Fair

4-H Animal Fair with informational booths and vendors. No rides at this fair.

call 317-776-0854  or

Minds in Motion

A unique approach to learning that accelerates a childs potential for academic, athletic and social success.  Stimulates visual & auditory processing and increases motor skills.





Assistive Technology devices, braces, splints, CPMs, Electrotherapy


Autism Resource Center of Kokomo

Special kids’ support group meetings, teen group, guest speakers, Camp Hope, lending library.

Angela Paul  765-455-4213

Howard County Self-Advocates

Self-Advocacy program



Special Kids

Support group

Contact:  Alicia Hills Wessendorf  phone:  765-454-9748  email:

Engaging Minds

Appied Behavior Analysis for people with Autism  Phone: 765.461.1245

Dentist: Dr. David Mayden

(574) 207-4412                  

205 E Lynwood Dr Syracuse IN

Through Our Eyes, Inc.

Ensures that physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available to all children with physical and cognitive challenges are available.  Purpose is to create a support system for children and their families seeking therapy services, assistance in daily caregiving, and the children’s perception of their circumstances.

Contacts:  Val Chupp:  574-238-2111    vchupp@toe-in-org.   Or:  Joe Canter  574-354-0389

Through Our Eyes, Inc.

Ensures that physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available to all children with physical and cognitive challenges are available.  Purpose is to create a support system for children and their families seeking therapy services, assistance in daily caregiving, and the children’s perception of their circumstances.

Contacts:  Val Chupp:  574-238-2111    vchupp@toe-in-org.   Or:  Joe Canter  574-354-0389

Hinkle Fieldhouse Annual Basketball camp for kids with disabilities

Through Our Eyes, Inc.

Ensures that physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available to all children with physical and cognitive challenges are available.  Purpose is to create a support system for children and their families seeking therapy services, assistance in daily caregiving, and the children’s perception of their circumstances.

Contacts:  Val Chupp:  574-238-2111    vchupp@toe-in-org.   Or:  Joe Canter  574-354-0389

A Place To Be Me

Children’s Dispensary is a unique organization that meets our communities’ need for positive social, educational and recreational activities for children with developmental disabilities. “A Place To Be Me” programming is offered through Children’s Dispensary year round after school on weekends and during summer.

Through Our Eyes, Inc.

Ensures that physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available to all children with physical and cognitive challenges are available.  Purpose is to create a support system for children and their families seeking therapy services, assistance in daily caregiving, and the children’s perception of their circumstances.

Contacts:  Val Chupp:  574-238-2111    vchupp@toe-in-org.   Or:  Joe Canter  574-354-0389