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Community Resources & Services

  • Support Groups for Parents
  • Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership
    • This organization can help with home building, home winterization, energy, and cell phones for those that are in need.
  • DisAbility Rights Idaho
    • Here is what their website says they do, “We advocate for all people with disabilities in Idaho regardless of the type of disability or the age of the person. We help people with disabilities to: address abuse and neglect; obtain services and supports they need to live, work and play in their own homes and communities; get an appropriate education; access to health care; find and use vocational services and get support for employment; redress discrimination; and achieve equal access to buildings and services.”
  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library
  • Idaho Youth Ranch
  • Parents as Teachers
    • Parenting tips and resources for kids up to age five.  A volunteer can come to your house with age appropriate activities for your child/children.
  • The Idaho Assistive Technology Project
    • You can loan equipment you need for your child.  They also have the computer for kids program (see the next bullet below), evaluation services, and a secondary transition conference each year (transitioning to adulthood). In addition they have an alternative financing program to help parents pay for equipment they might need. 
  • Computers 4 Kids
  • Idaho Training Clearinghouse
  • Big Red Safety Box
  • Bike for Kids
    • This non-profit organization gives adaptive bikes to kids with special needs.  All they ask is you give the bike back or pass it on to someone else with special needs who can use it once your child is done with the bike.
  • Gym Membership
    • If your child is overweight then you can get a gym membership to help them lose weight.  This is connected to Medicaid do contact Medicaid for assistance with this.
  • Field of Angels/Kickin Angels
  • Special Olympics
  • Sled Hockey
  • Adaptive Downhill Skiing
    • Skiing with adaptive ski equipment for children with disabilities at Targhee (Higher Ground) and Jackson (CW Hogg) ski resorts.
    • Contact Targhee or Jackson ski resort for details:
      • Targhee: 307-353-2300
      • Jackson: 307-733-2292
  • Hippotherapy
    • Horse riding therapy for kids with disabilities.
      • Contact your OT, PT or speech therapist
  • Water Therapy
    • Therapy in the water for children with disabilities.
      • Contact your OT, PT or speech therapist
  • Provider Day at Rexburg Rapids
    • Once every other week in the summer Rexburg Rapids offers half price entrance to a child with a disability and their service provider.  Call Rexburg Rapids to get the details.
      • Rexburg Rapids: 208-372-2490
      • During off season phone Rexburg City Hall- 208-359-3020
  • Down Syndrome Day at Lagoon
    • Once a summer Lagoon in Ogden, Utah offers admission tickets half price to a child with Down syndrome and their families.  The Utah Down Syndrome Foundation sponsors this event.  Typically the tickets are buy one get one free for up to 8 tickets.  Call Lagoon for specific details.
      • Lagoon: 801-451-8000
  • Dream Night at Tautphaus Park Zoo in Idaho Falls
    • Once a year in June the Tautphaus Park Zoo in Idaho Falls has a free night for children with disabilities and their families. 
      • Check our Eastern Idaho Down Syndrome Connections private Facebook page in May for details.