Resources for children with special needs through LiveSpecial.com:
Families who have children with special needs in Northeast Ohio have access to a comprehensive website from the National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland (NCJW) that identifies and defines resources to help them through their unique challenges.
LiveSpecial.com is an online directory of more than 800 community resources of medical personnel, therapists, rehabilitative services, respite care, camps, special needs products and so much more. The site is the outcome of two years of research, initiated by the Eisner/Gohn family, who were at a loss to find resources for Alana, their child diagnosed at eight months with severe disabilities.
“One faces many, many challenges upon hearing that your infant will have lifelong special needs,” Elaine Eisner says. “Where to go and who to look to for answers are among the most pressing questions.”
The site is searchable by diagnosis, resources and location, with easily navigable maps and links. Families can also connect with others experiencing similar needs. The chat feature will expand the experience by allowing users to exchange information and ideas privately.