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Pinterest: 15 Special Needs Organizations & Bloggers To Follow

So… Are you on Pinterest yet?

If you haven’t heard the buzz yet Pinterest is a pinboard-styled social photo sharing website. The service allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections. The site’s mission statement is to “connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting.”

The Growth of Pinterest has been amazing. Pinterest was started just over two years ago and currently has over 11 million visits a week!

While mainly known as a visual hot spot for design, home decor, fashion and recipes, Pinterest has a number of “pinners” that pin special needs related items and activities.

Today we bring you 15 great special needs non-profits, bloggers, and therapists active on Pinterest.  Do you have more to share? Tell us in the comments. Happy Pinning!

Non Profit Organizations on Pinterest

Friendship Circle MichiganFriendship Circle of Michigan

Friendship Circle provides support, friendship and programming to 300 families and 2500 students with special needs.
Boards: Special Needs ResourcesBooks: Explaining Special NeedsSpecial Needs Documentaries and five more boards.

Hand To HoldHand To Hold

Nonprofit parent support organization sharing peer support and resource navigation assistance to families who have a preemie, child with special needs or loss at anytime during your journey.
Boards: Preemie Products, help resources, books and 10 more boards.

Apraxia KidsApraxia Kids

A National nonprofit for children with apraxia of speech and their families. Dedicated to up-to-date, reliable information for parents & professionals.
Boards:  communication apps, apraxia blogsspeech therapy products, five more boards.

Little Angels Special SchoolLittle Angels Special School

Based in Donegal, Ireland, Little Angels Special School is a multi-denominational school which caters for students with moderate, severe and profound learning disabilities and students with Autism. Pupils range in age from 4-18 years.
Boards: Sensory, Autism, Outdoor Play and29 more boards.

Special Needs Bloggers on Pinterest

SPD Blogger NetworkSPDBN

SPDBN (Sensory Processing Disorder Bloggers Network) is a group blog dedicated to families raising children with sensory issues.
Boards: Vestibular & Proprioception, Sensory Solutions, Fine Motor and14 other boards.

Rick SmithRick Smith

Author of the blog NoahsDad.com, Rick shares a daily one minute video about his son with Down Syndrome, as well as great down syndrome resources.
Boards: Down Syndrome Information, Down Syndrome Blogs, Down Syndrome Stories and five more boards.

Cindy GoldenCindy Golden

Author of Special Needs Resource Magazine, Cindy Golden is a special educator with almost 30 years of experience.
Boards: Special Educators Toolkit, Sensory Ideas, Classroom Behavior and 25 more boards.

Five Minutes for special needs5 Minutes for Special Needs

5 Minutes for Special Needs is a group of bloggers that offer support, insight, and inspiration for parents of special needs children.
Boards: iPad/Tech, Autism, Craft Ideas and six more boards.

Ellen SeidmanLove That Max

Ellen Seidman writes Love That Max, an inspirational, informational, occasionally irreverent blog about kids with special needs who kick butt.
Board: Great Ideas For Kids With Special Needs Community Board

The Inlusive ClassThe Inclusive Class

The inclusive Class is a blog by Nicole Eredics a special education teacher in British Columbia. Her blog is dedicated to providing ideas & solutions for the inclusive classroom.
Board: The Inclusive Class

Therapists on Pinterest

PediastaffPediastaff

PediaStaff is a nationwide, niche-oriented staffing company focusing on the placement and staffing of pediatric therapists.
Boards: Storytelling & Conversations,Idioms & Figurative Language, Fine Motor Activities and 121 more boards.

Starfish TherapiesStarfish Therapies

Starfish Therapies is a pediatric therapy company operating in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.
Boards: Gross Motor Development, Oral Motor, Apps in Therapy and 43 more boards.

The Speech LadiesThe Speech Ladies

The Speech Ladies Blog is a mother and daughter team who love speech language pathology!
Boards: Games, Wordy, Teacher Gifts and 10 other boards.

Your Therapy SourceYour Therapy Source

Your Therapy Source, Inc. is a team of professionals with years of experience in pediatric therapy and special education.
Boards: Handwriting, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Assistive Tech and 18 more boards.

Sublime SpeechSublime Speech

Located in Kansas City, Mo, Sublime Speech is a blog for therapists and parents.
Boards: iTherapy, Parent Resources, Articulation and four more boards.

Tzvi

Written on March 2, 2012 by:

Tzvi Schectman is the Family Coordinator for the Friendship Circle of Michigan and the Editor of the the Friendship Circle Blog. You can connect with Tzvi on LinkedIn and Google+
  • Margaret Rice

    Thanks for including us.  This is a great organized post especially for people who are new to Pinterest.  Off to pin it now!

  • Stacie Wiesenbaugh

    I’ll go follow now.. thank you.

  • Thank you so much for the inclusion on this list.  Its a great resource!

  • Flipbingo

    I had just heard of this site last week and finally got to check it out yesterday!  And now it’s funny that there is a post about pinterest – I love the site – so much to check out!  And now I have another reason to check daily !

  • LOVE this blog! I’m new to Pinterest so this really helped me get going with some awesome new Pins!
    Brenda Kosky Deskin, Founder & Editor, AutismBeacon.com

  • Coxb2

    A dear friend of ours is the social media guru at Project-Eye-To Eye. Project Eye-to-Eye has been using Pinterst. Project Eye-to-Eye a national non-profit that connects college LD/ADHD students with middle school students, which also have LD/ADHD. Project Eye-to-Eye has four day camps during the summer, around the country: all around art and self-advocacy.

    Rabbi keep up the great work, I like reading your interesting writings.

  • CAROL

    THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING ME IN THIS BLOG. i JUST LOVE IT. IT’S A NEW, INTERESTING AND REFRESHIING WAY TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT DIFFERENT AREAS IF SPEICAL NEEDS. I WOULD LIKE TO BEGIN A PINTEREST BLOG RE: SPEICAL NEEDS / AUTISM – HOW WOULD I GO ABOUT DOING HTIS? 

  • We just signed up today – find us here! http://pinterest.com/escrossroads/

  • I am loving Pinterest! So many great ideas to share and collect…collaboration at its finest.

  • Cindy Golden

    Thanks so much for the inclusion of our Pinterest boards!  It’s such a wonderful way to organize and spread the news about sites that will be helpful to our special kids.

  • Tanna Neufeld

    Hi@  Great post 🙂  SNEAK outside the box is also on Pinterest, a great resource for assistive technology information http:// http://www.sneakotb.com

  • Thanks for these great suggestions! We love your site and refer to it often. Pinning about AAC and AT at 
    http://pinterest.com/aacandat/.

  • Shanynanny

    Another great one is by Occupational Therapist, Angie Voss. She has many great ideas for sensory tools for children with Sensory Processing Disorder. http://pinterest.com/understandspd/?d 

  • Thank you for mentioning Sublime Speech!  I can’t wait to add more resources and information in the coming months!

  • I am a speech-language pathologist with over 2,000 therapy related ideas on my Pinterest. Feel free to follow me at http://pinterest.com/speechpins!

  • Kandi

    I am not a blogger…mainly because I haven’t figured out how to do it yet…but I’ll get there…I’m a Special Education Teacher in Texas and work with many levels of disabilities.  I have a board on my Pinterest called “Special Education” and I have been working diligently this summer making new things for my classroom for my students.  Once I figure out how to blog, I’ll start posting the pictures.  Love your site.  Thanks.  http://pinterest.com/kandicaveda/special-education/  

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