This website www.livespecial.com is a great resource for those with special needs and those who care for individuals with special needs in Northeast Ohio. It is a compilation of service providers throughout Northeast Ohio that care for and assist those with special needs. Some of the entries are expected, such as dentists who are sensitive to the needs of autism spectrum patients. Some are unexpected, such as religious services. The concept behind the Live Special website is to provide a gateway to service providers.
A search may be done by type of service or by diagnosis. The next step is a list of providers that can help.
The neat thing is that while the site is perfect for caregivers, it is also an easy to navigate resource that those with special needs can use to seek out providers in a safe non-threatening way. All in all a great resource and one that will continue to grow and expand.