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Tzvi Schectman
BY Tzvi Schectman

15 Special Needs organizations to follow on Twitter

If you are looking for some great special needs resources the first place to start is Twitter. Even if you are not actively on the social network, Twitter is a great place to find special needs resources.

In the past we have provided resources for ADHD, Special Education and special needs support on Twitter. Today we provide 15 great special needs organizations you should be following on Twitter.

Know of a special needs organization doing great things on Twitter? Please share in the comments below.

The Coffee Klatch

The Coffee Klatch is dedicated to providing exceptional resources and programming for special needs families through online radio interviews and tweetchats.

Autism Speaks

On Twitter, Autism Speaks covers the latest Autism Speaks events, news and updates as well as autism awareness and advocacy stories from around the web.

Disability.Gov is the federal government’s website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. Their Twitter account features links to their latest blog posts as well as news and updates about disability programs from around the country.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics  builds communities of acceptance and inclusion for all people through sports. On Twitter, Special Olympics uses great photography to cover their wide array of sports programs.

Easter Seals

Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach & advocacy so kids & adults living with disabilities can live, learn, work & play in their communities.


Goodwill is a leading nonprofit provider of education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages and disabilities. On Twitter, Goodwill showcases some of their work and success stories.

Access Anything

Access Anything is an online resource that provides support for accessible adventure travel, sports, recreation, education and advocacy for travelers with disabilities.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies empower people with disabilities of all ages through friendship, employment & leadership development. Tweets focus on programming highlights along with engaging their volunteers and supporters.

National Autism Association

The National Autism Association provides resources, programs and support to families with autism. Tweets focus on Autism resources from around the web.


CHADD is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. Tweets focus on resources and awareness for children and adults with ADD or ADHD.

United Cerebral Palsy

The UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with a spectrum of disabilities through its affiliate network. Tweets highlight resources and news stories about individuals with Cerebral Palsy.

National Down Syndrome Society

National Down Syndrome Society is a national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Tweets highlight personal stories about individuals with down syndrome.


The National Mobility Equipment Dealers  Association is a non-profit association dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities using wheelchair accessible vehicles & adaptive equipment.

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society champions the rights and interests of all people with autism. Tweets focus on resources for those with autism, especially resources available in the United Kingdom.

Friendship Circle of Michigan

Friendship Circle provides support and programs to thousands of children with special needs. Tweets focus on special needs resources for special needs families.

Tzvi Schectman

Written on July 24, 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+

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