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Autism Society of Alabama

Category: Education, Information, Respite & Support

Every 11 minutes a child is diagnosed with autism. Every month, the Autism Society of Alabama helps approximately 600 individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their parents, and their service provi … (read more)

Services Provided:

ASA provides:
- ASA Network Support Groups in 33 Alabama cities.
- ASA Network Support Groups offer families guidance in the care of their loved one with ASD.
- An Information and Referral Line to answer family questions about ASD.
- Conferences throughout the state to educate parents, therapist, teachers and individuals about ASD issues.
- A communication hub for Alabama families living with ASD through enews, website, social media and meetings.
- Consulting with legislators, the Governor's Office and Departments of Education, Rehabilitation Services, Medicaid and Public Health.
- Innovative programs including the Autism Friendly Alabama initiative that will provide businesses the tools and knowledge to be inclusive and accessible for ASD families.

Disabilities Served:

Our mission is to improve services for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families through education and advocacy.


Child’sPlay Therapy Center

Category: Behavior Therapy, Health/Rehab

Child’sPlay Therapy Center is a fun and lively place providing comprehensive pediatric therapy services under one roof. Your child gets the best care possible in a non-clinical environment with experi … (read more)

Services Provided:

* Disabilities served: autism, developmental delays, genetic disorders, feeding disorders, cerebral palsy, torticollis, and many others
* Services provided: We offer Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy

Disabilities Served:

Autism, developmental delays, genetic disorders, feeding disorders, cerebral palsy, torticollis, and many others.


National TeleTherapy Resources

Category: Behavior Therapy, Education

NTR- A Child’s Link to Success! Kids love online therapy sessions! Parents love them too! We employ highly-trained professional SLPs  and OTs that are firmly equipped with the skills needed to meet th … (read more)

Services Provided:

National TeleTherapy Resources provides online speech therapy services for schools and individuals. All services are in real time with a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist.

Areas of service include:
Articulation | Language | Reading | Executive Functioning | Fluency | Voice | LSVT
And Many More…

Disabilities Served:

Treatment Areas are:
Language
Reading
Articulation
Fluency
Social Disorders

Please contact NTR today if your child struggles in any of these areas. We offer one-on-one online therapy that is specifically designed with your child’s strength and needs in mind. Every child will receive a tailored plan of care that describes frequency and intensity of advised services. NTR firmly believes in providing quality therapy at a convenient time and place for you.


Patricia F. Cook, Tutor

Category: Education

I am an independent consultant and dyslexia tutor here in the Birmingham area. I meet with families in Hoover, Clay and online. I graduated from Auburn in ECE in 1998. I have been a Montessori teacher … (read more)

Services Provided:

As a Reading Specialist, I do literacy independent consulting; I have a specialized knowledge of assessment and diagnosis that is vital for developing, implementing, and evaluating a literacy program. Also, I have varying experiences designing instruction and environments for Montessori and Non-Montessori (OSR-Pre-K) environments.

I have my highly qualified status in ECE and Reading, and in 2013, I also got my Orton-Gillingham AA tutor certification, which it allows me to tutor dyslexic students. I currently tutor full-time along with consulting

Disabilities Served:

All types of learning disabilities, dyslexia and more.


Southern Breeze Travel

Category: Recreation

Southern Breeze Travel Presents BEACHES ULTIMATE RESORTS We take care of everything… Including your kids! Your kids will love our Kids Camp. You’ll love the time off. At Beaches, we give kids extra … (read more)

Services Provided:

Kids camps for all children, including those with autism and other special needs. In addition to our Kids Camps, optional private childcare services are available to you and your family anytime during your stay.


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