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Resources for Families with Special Needs Children

Looking for some guidance as a parent of a special needs child? Here are some resources available to help in Greenville. You’ll find support groups, parent mentoring, services and more. Do you know of something we should include in this list? Please let us know in the comments!

Visit our Ultimate Guide to Special Needs Resources in Greenville. You’ll find helpful information on everything from classes and therapists to available services and resources.

Behaviors A Go-Go

SPONSORED 864.757.9918 | 511 West Butler Road, Greenville, SC

BehaviorsAGoGo

We provide ST, OT, PT and ABA services for children and adolescents from 18 months to 21 years of age who have a wide variety of developmental delay(s) and established risk conditions/diagnoses. We offer a clinic-based approach with access to outdoor play areas in Greenville with ST, OT, PT and ABA under one roof.

We also offer ABA and OT services in homes, child care, and school settings in counties surrounding Greenville. We work collaboratively with families and caregivers, early interventionists, case managers, psychologists, physicians, allied health professionals, teachers, administrators and other community service providers.

Please see our website for more information and we welcome phone calls and email inquiries in both English and Spanish.

The Charles Lea Center

864.585.0322 | 195 Burdette Street, Spartanburg, SC

A Spartanburg organization working to make a difference in the lives of those with special needs, from newborns to seniors. Offers an early intervention program called Can Do Kids as well as day programs, work programs, employment services, and living options.

Providing support and advocacy for families in the Carolinas to meet the needs of individuals with autism and their families

Special Instruction FYI: Index Online Resources

University of South Carolina School of Medicine giant online resource guide searchable by topic. This database offers links and explores topics for early childhood screenings, assistance services, and various resource solutions.

South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind

864.585.7711 | 355 Cedar Springs Road, Spartanburg, SC

The South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind, located in Spartanburg, offers a specialized school for children from preschool through grade 12.  The school provides vision and hearing services in communities and schools throughout South Carolina.

PlayWorks, Inc

864.706.1655 | 340 Blalock Road, Boiling Springs, SC

Offering early intervention case management and special instruction for families who qualify. PlayWorks provides a developmental team for children in need of early intervention services.

South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

888.376.4636

The state agency that oversees and funds services for those with disabilities and special needs.

A safe, family dining experience to connect with others and become part of a community. They offer resources and host events for those with special needs.

Speaking Life LLC

386.366.4951 | Greater Greenville Area, Greenville, SC

Speaking Life LLC offers speech and language therapy services for children in Greenville County. The service can be provided at home and in a community setting.

Family Connection of SC

800.578.8750 | 1800 St. Julian Pl Suite 104, Columbia, SC

Family Connection of SC supports families of children with special needs. Programs and services provide parents with support and guidance in locating helpful services for their children, as well as parent-to-parent mentoring.

Brain Balance Center of Greenville

843.258.9236 | 2531 Woodruff Road, Suite 113, Simpsonville, SC

Designed for children aged 3.5 through 19, Brain Balance works with students who may have ADHD, Asperger’s, processing challenges, trouble making friends, and/or a learning disability like dyslexia. Brain Balance identifies academic, social, and/or behavioral, then sets a plan to help address specific needs.

Hope Academy

864.676.0028 | Multiple Locations, Landrum, Woodruff, Spartanburg, SC

An educational academy offered through Project HOPE Foundation, the school offers education for children on the autism spectrum, preschool through high school. ABA therapy services are provided, with classes Monday through Friday.

Hope Academy at Project HOPE Foundation, Inc. is amazing. Patient and kind teachers who are interested in helping children learn on their level. I’m so thankful I found this school for my boys.

Einstein Academy

864.269.8999 | 847 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC

Einstein Academy is a non-profit private school for 1st-8th graders who have been diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, Autism and/or similar challenges.

Yoga Therapy Bar

(864)-722-9035 | 111 Earle Street Suite D, Clemson, SC

Dr. Nekita Sullivan provides holistic pediatric house calls for kids with and without special needs-physical, play, and yoga therapy in the home, facility, or playground.

Bright Start

864.627.5097 | 6 Pelham Ridge Drive, Greenville, SC

Offers early intervention, case management, and speech therapy services to individuals with disabilities and special needs in the Upstate.

South Carolina Autism Society

803.750.6988 | 806 12th Street, West Columbia, SC

A resource for families who have children with autism spectrum disorder working to improve their lives.

Camperdown Academy

864.244.8899 | 65 Verdae Commons Drive, Greenville, SC

Camperdown Academy is a special education school located in Greenville that offers education and support for students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences in grades 1-8.

This informal organization is comprised of self advocates, service providers, families, and community stakeholders working to make the community better a place to live for people with disabilities. You’ll find resources on everything from housing and employment to recreation.

SC 2-1-1 is a South Carolina resource database to help individuals find assistance. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 2-1-1.

Center for Developmental Services

864.331.1300 | 29 North Academy Street, Greenville, SC

The Center for Developmental Services houses many partner services for children with special needs in one location. They offer a wide range of therapy for developmental delays, speech, hearing, behavioral and more, including family programs and educational programs. The Center for Developmental Services also connects families with the services suitable for their needs.

LD Online

A website with a wealth of resources for parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities, disorders, and differences. The website offers resources for learning disabilities and ADHD.

Meyer Center for Special Children

864.250.0005 | 1132 Rutherford Road, Greenville, SC

The Meyer Center offers and an early education program for preschool children with developmental delays and disabilities. The program includes occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, and music therapy, as well as academic and developmental programming. Admission requires evaluation by an admission team to determine if the child qualifies for these services

Thrive Upstate offers many services for people with disabilities in the Upstate. These services include early intervention for children, but also pre-vocational and vocational training, residential housing, and more. In KidVentures, the early intervention program, an early interventionist works with parents and children on the child’s developmental goals, as well as coordinating necessary services and therapy.

Child Find is an intervention program for school-aged children needing intervention for developmental delays and special needs. Evaluations and services are provided through Greenville County Schools and individual districts within the Spartanburg County School system.

 

Center for Disability Resources Library

803.216.3206 | School of Medicine Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Located in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library, families can borrow materials covering a variety of disability-related topics. Materials are available to any resident of the United States, with lending in-person or via mail.

Down Syndrome Association of the Upstate

| 88 Villa Road, Greenville, SC

This parent- and volunteer-run organization serves over 300 families in Greenville. They support new and expectant parents of children with Down Syndrome, advocate and educate for inclusion in the community, and provide services and online resources to assist families.

BabyNet

864.331.1450 | 1011 Grove Road, Suite A2, Greenville, SC

BabyNet is South Carolina’s system for children under 3 years old with developmental delays. Parents, friends, doctors, teachers, and caregivers can all refer a child to BabyNet. Once referred children will be evaluated to see if their delays qualify for services. The evaluation and services are free to all families and funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and managed through the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

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Washington Center

864.355.0250 | 2 Betty Spencer Drive, Greenville, SC

Offers educational programs for individuals with severe intellectual disabilities. The campus is designed with specialized rooms that explore various courses, including adapted arts, music, physical education, daily living, library, and environmental science. The staff is fully trained and qualified. They also offer over a dozen distinguishing programs. They offer special education for ages 3-21. The Washington Center is a separate school associated with Greenville County Schools.

Trailside Counseling

Specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders, Trailside Counseling is both a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist and a member of the South Carolina Autism Society Board of Directors. They specialize in working with clients diagnosed with  Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, and Depression.

Help Me Grow South Carolina

855.476.9211

Help Me Grow is a free resource for parents with children age 5 and under. They provide free developmental assessments and then help connecting families with the necessary resources, therapy and information.