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Special Needs/TDD


Help Network of Northeast Ohio Programs

Navigator for Families with Special Needs

The Special Navigator for Families with Special Needs program offers free guidance and referral information to families that have children with special needs. A Parent/Family Specialist assists families and professionals in locating programs, services and information by calling 330-747-KIDS (5437) ext. 244. This service is available to Mahoning and Trumbull County residents. The Respite and Summer Programs for Families with Special Needs document is available below. It is updated each spring. Please call for additional information.


Help Network of Northeast Ohio is able to assist deaf and hearing-impaired individuals via the TDD with all services listed and to contact interpreter services after hours. Hearing-impaired callers may also contact the Ohio Relay Services at 1-800-750-0750.


Community Resources


Blindness/Eye Disorders

Cerebral Palsy

Counseling Services

Deafness/Hearing Loss

Developmentally Delayed

Down Syndrome

Early Intervention

Government Agencies

Heart Defects


Intellectual Disabilities

Lead Poisoning

Learning Disabilities

Physical Disabilities

Seizure Disorders

Speech Disorders

Spina Bifida

Support and Information


211 Information and Referral

211 is a comprehensive, up-to-date database of community resources available 24 hours a day, offering centralized information and referral for individuals seeking various services in the community — whether via programs offered by Help Network of Northeast Ohio or referral to other agencies.

Dial 211, or click the link below to find more information about Special Needs resources in our community.

Search the 211 Database for additional Special Needs resources