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Boise, ID

Address: 310 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-344-4340
Fax: 208-343-0093
Services Provided: The Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho (EFI) leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho serves our state as the principal advocate for the epilepsy community; over 22,000 people in Idaho are living with epilepsy or seizure-related conditions.
*This office oversees Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho in Boise, Coeur d'Alene and Idaho Falls.
*Serves children and adults with epilepsy, their families, and other interested persons through a broad range of programs including: Emergency financial assistance for purchase of anti epileptic drugs, support groups, parent and family networks, counseling, advocacy, and information and assistance. Scholarships for students with epilepsy.

Through its HOPE (Helping Other People with Epilepsy) program, The Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho provides epilepsy education for general audiences, including specific programs for the senior and Hispanic populations, their families, care givers/providers, and health professionals. To make arrangements for a presentation or for more information contact the appropriate office for your area.

Managing Students with Seizures – School Nurse Training Program
The School Nurse Training Program is a continuing education training program designed to provide the school nurse with information, strategies and resources that will enable him/her to better manage the student with seizures by:
•Supporting positive treatment outcomes
•Maximizing educational and developmental opportunities
•Ensuring a safe and supportive environment

A continuing education course (3.2 contact hours) is available online through a partnership with the National Association of School Nurses. See website for more details.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/31/2018
Address: 3641 North Market Lane
Boise, ID 83703
Phone: 208-342-0374
Fax: 208-908-6405
Eligibility: Apply for Admission Online
Services Provided: The Idaho Center for Autism is a developmental disabilities agency specializing in the treatment of those affected by autism spectrum disorders. Located in Boise, Idaho, the Center not only provides a variety of services but is also dedicated to training, advocacy and outreach for family and community members.
Our services include: Developmental Therapy, Habilitative Supports and Interventions, Intensive Behavioral Intervention (IBI), Friends Academy, Speech Therapy, Service Coordination, Educational Therapies, Counseling, Sibling and Parent Support Groups, Advocacy, Referrals, Classes, Workshops and Continuing Education Credits and a lending library.

New Families: We invite you to download and fill out the application below, and one of our staff members will respond to it as soon as possible.

Prospective Employees: Send us a completed application, along with your resume, for consideration.Habilitative Supports
Developmental Therapy
Habilitative Intervention
IBI
Floortime and Relationship Based interventions
Speech therapy
Individual, family and children’s counseling
Social Skills Groups
Friends Academy
Service Coordination and Advocacy
Consultation
Classes, Workshops, CEUs and CECs
Parent Support Group (3rd Tuesday of every Month, 6:30-7:30pm; Parents Only; RSVP please)
Autism 101 class (2nd Tuesday of every Month, 6-7pm; registration required)
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 8/10/2015

Meridian, ID

Organization Name: Sensory Bin: Pediatric Therapy Clinic
Address: 1098 N. Hickory Ave, Ste 110
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208-888-6885
Fax: 208-888-6999
Eligibility: Accepts Medicaid and most insurances
Services Provided: "Our group begins with an opening circle that includes song, movement, and a “social check-in” for readiness to interact. Our primary activities are structured, yet free-flowing to meet the current needs of the group. The therapist (Music and/or OT) bring rhythm, sequencing, emotion sharing, self-regulation, and focus into the social exchanges. Group activities may include physical movement, sensory exploration, and project oriented tasks. Every child is encouraged to participate at their comfort level with the therapist modeling to enhance opportunities to gain greater skills.

We believe in promoting the primary “occupation” of children in an environment where small groups of children with different ability levels can come together to socialize and participate with one another. Social skills are enhanced through opportunities for stimulation to the motor, sensory, language, and emotional systems of the body. We agree that promoting social opportunities provides enhanced peer relations, self-regulation, self-confidence, flexibility, and body coordination for greater assimilation into other challenging daily experiences.

Our mission is to:
•Provide structure for gaining social skills: staying on topic, flexibility, listening, and emotion sharing
•Allow each child to express themselves individually
•Strive for relationship development
•Model positive social interactions with peers
•Promote a model for self-regulation among peers
•Improve total body awareness and coordination

Our intention for parents/caregivers:
•Learn strategies for emotional sharing and regulation during peer interactions
•Gain skills to promote social interactions in busy settings
•Collaborate with other parents and caregivers in the community
•Generalize social abilities of child to community settings"
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 9/22/2014
Organization Name: Sensory Bin: Pediatric Therapy Clinic
Address: 1098 N. Hickory Ave, Ste 110
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208-888-6885
Fax: 208-888-6999
Eligibility: Accepts Medicaid and most insurances
Services Provided: "Our Group Philosophy:

We believe in promoting the primary “occupation” of children in an environment where small groups of children with different ability levels can come together to play and participate with one another. Play skills are enhanced through opportunities for stimulation to the motor, sensory, language, and emotional systems of the body. We agree that promoting play opportunities provides enhanced peer relations, self-regulation, and body coordination for greater assimilation into other challenging play and social experiences.

Our mission is to:
•Provide a variety of sensory-motor based play experiences
•Enhance a sense of “ME” in the picture
•Model positive social interactions with peers
•Promote a model for self-regulation
•Improve total body awareness and coordination for play

Our intention for parents/caregivers:
•Learn strategies for emotional regulation during peer interactions
•Increase knowledge for age related play skills
•Collaborate with other parents and caregivers in the community
•Generalize play and social abilities of child to other settings

Our group begins with an opening circle that includes song, movement, and a “body check-in” for activity levels. Our primary activities are structured and include sensory based play. This includes tactile messy play, heavy work activities, obstacle courses, and cooperative movement activities. Every child is encouraged to participate at their comfort level with therapist modeling to enhance opportunities to gain greater skills."
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 9/22/2014

Nationwide

3 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3580
Phone: 800-891-5390
Organization Name: National Hotlines
Address: 3 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3580
Phone: 800-891-5390
Fax: 703-738-4929
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The NKUDIC is an information and referral service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. NKUDIC responds to written inquiries, develops and distributes publications and provides referrals to kidney and urologic organizations.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 11/2/2018
Address: 30 E 33RD St
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 800-622-9010
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Provides public awareness of local research donor for kidney and urinary tract infections. Mostly educational information on nutrition, kidney donation and treatment.
Some financial assistance available through local chapters.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 11/2/2018
1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 310-725-0025
Address: 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: 310-725-0025
Toll Free Phone: 877-573-9971
Fax: 310-725-0029
Email: info@pancan.org
Eligibility: Anyone
Services Provided: The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. The organization raises money for direct private funding of research and advocates for more aggressive federal research funding of medical breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network fills the void of information and options by giving patients and caregivers reliable, personalized information they need to make informed decisions. The organization helps support individuals and communities all across the country work together to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. We create a sense of hope and community so no one has to face pancreatic cancer alone.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 11/2/2018
40 York Rd
4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21204
Phone: 410-296-0232
Address: 40 York Rd
4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21204
Phone: 410-296-0232
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Online Information for Dyslexia Sufferers. The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. The website has a link to e-mail the association in order to find the providers in the area.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 11/2/2018

MD

Bethesda, MD

31 Center Dr
MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-496-5248
Address: 31 Center Dr
MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-496-5248
Services Provided: National Eye Institute is the principal agency for conducting and supporting vision research aimed at improving the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of diseases that affect the eye and vision
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018