Special Needs Resources

Sensational Kids Daycare
& Learning Center

6060 Merger Drive
Holland, OH
Sensational Kids offers an alternative schooling option for children with special needs. The school’s experienced therapists and special education teachers work with parents to put together a program that will help with each child’s educational and
developmental goals.

Sunshine Inc.
of Northwest Ohio

7223 Maumee Western Road
Maumee, OH
419-865-0251 | sunshine.org
Sunshine Communities supports men, women and children with developmental disabilities with housing options, day programming, therapy services, community employment, and recreational and animal-assisted activities. Its long-time mission has been to “create community,” and to that end, Sunshine in 2017 renovated, constructed or broke ground on five new homes in Lucas and Wood counties for residents with disabilities. It opened as a children’s home in 1950 when a couple with five children could find no help elsewhere, and today Sunshine supports people of ages in Northwest Ohio in more than two dozen homes and programming sites. It also operates Georgette’s Grounds & Gifts and Sunshine Studios.

HOPE Learning Academy

4234 Monroe St.
Ottawa Hills, OH
HOPE Learning Academy of Toledo focuses on providing children with special needs with an excellent education. Students at HOPE develop self-reliance, critical thinking and problem solving skills through a research-based curriculum that is infused with social, sensory, and art enrichment.

Harbor Behavioral Health

Various locations throughout Toledo
419-475-4449 | harbor.org
Harbor Behavioral Health is a leading mental health provider in Northwest Ohio, with a developmental and behavioral pediatrics team dedicated to providing children with care to ensure they are successful in their home, school and community. Harbor offers a wide range of services, including psychological testing, psychiatric evaulations, community based therapy, individual and group counseling, parent/caregiver support and much more.

Bright Horizon Advocacy
and Consulting LLC

205 Farnsworth,
Waterville, OH
A non-attorney advocacy firm that’s dedicated to helping people with disabilities achieve their goals, Bright Horizons can help families advocate for a variety of issues, including special education issues, employment accommodations or vocational supports.

Zepf Center

Various locations
With a mission of creating hope and recovery through integrated person-centered services, the Zepf Center is a local nonprofit that provides behavioral health and vocational services to Lucas County youth and adults with severe and persistent mental illness, including child and adolescent psychiatric, medical, residential, and therapy services, as well as career development.