Make A Rosie Place  your primary source for everything medically fragile.   Contact us. 

Community Resources

Below are links to various resources for families caring for medically fragile children. 


ADEC serves people of all ages who experience developmental disabilities and delays, as well as other specials needs such as visual and physical impairments. From infants to senior citizens, ADEC can provide direct services; information or referrals to help individuals and families meet the challenges of living with disabilities.

A.S.K. - About Special Kids 
The place for families and professionals in Indiana to go to “ASK” questions about children with special needs and to access information and resources about a variety of topics such as health insurance, special education, community resources and medical homes.  A.S.K. also has a wonderful resource page which is searchable by county.  Click here to access their resource directory

Beds by George  
A family owned company that builds beautiful safety beds for special needs children, youth, adults, as well as handicapped, disabled and medically fragile individuals who need extra fall and entrapment protection while in bed.

Bureau Of Developmental Disabilities Services                                                                                                                          Contact your local BDDS office to gain more information on how to receive services and medicaid waiver.

Center for Disability Information and Referral  
Fact sheets and resources for a variety of disabilities

Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Resources, Support, and

Cerebral Palsy Guide
Resources, Support, and treatment options for Cerebral Palsy

Challenger Baseball  
Little league baseball team for boys and girls 4-18 with mental and/or physical disabilities

Chiara Home  
Chiara Home provides out-of-home respite care services to families caring for an individual with a developmental disability, mental disorder and/or other special needs.

Children's Dispensary  
Children's Dispensary provides social, recreational and educational programs for children, teens and young adults with special needs.

Disability Accommodation Cost Guide
Changing, remodeling or making additions to your home to accommodate people with disabilities can be done in a variety of different ways.  This website provides estimated costs.

Camp Millhouse
Camp Millhouse, surrounded by 45 acres of woods, is a residential camp for differently abled people of ALL ages. Camp Millhouse is the place to be!

Family Voices  
Family Voices Indiana is a family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them. 

First Steps  
Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy provided in the homes of children from birth to age 3 who have or are at risk of developmental delay.

Globe Star 
Globe Star is a network of professionals including:   Caregiver (the direct service worker), Mentor (the supervisor), Servant Leader (the person who assists with coordinating services

Head Start 
A preschool program geared toward economically disadvantaged children.

Indiana Resource Center for Autism 
Outreach training, research and information for families dealing with autism

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community  
Disability-related information and services from birth through older adulthood.

Parent Organization providing assistance, support  services and educational resources to those who love and/or work with individuals with disabilities. 

Internet Special Education Resources  
Directory of professionals, schools and organizations serving those with learning disabilities

Hannah And Friends  
Nonprofit organization improving the quality of life for children and adults with special needs

Kids Wish Network 
Kids Wish grants wishes to children between the ages of 3 and 18who have life threatening illnesses.

Lighthouse Center for Autism 
Lighthouse Autism Center is a community based center that is operated by the most experienced management team in the area. Our facility is parent focused and operated by parents of children with Autism who understand the daily challenges that families face when raising a child with Autism. (Lighthouse Autism Center makes every effort to helps families of children with Autism through the use of Verbal Behavior ABA Therapy.)

Little Red Lighthouse ... respite for those caring for children with autism
Globe Star's Little Red Lighthouse is a home designed to give temporary weekend care for the purpose of providing relief to the parent or primary caregiver  

Logan Center  
Provides therapy through First Steps and operates an Autism Learning Center for children up to age 7

Make A Wish Foundation  
Charitable organization that provides children who fit certain medical qualifications with the one thing they wish for most, whether it be a trip, the opportunity to meet their favorite celebrity or almost anything else they may need or want.

Memorial Hospital - South Bend  
Children’s hospital in South Bend

Memorial Hospital - Ronald McDonald Family Room 
Respite area for parents located inside Memorial Hospital

Northwest Indiana Families for Effective Autism Treatment  
Group of parents and professionals in Northwest Indiana who  have or work with children diagnosed with autism.

Peach's Neet Feet

Peach’s Neet Feet paints and distributes personalized shoes, organizes and sends care packages, and helps bring outreach parties to communities all over the United States.

Real Services  
Provides community resources and services for older individuals and those with disabilities.

Reins of Life  located in St. Joseph County
OUR MISSION: To improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapy

Riley Children's Hospital 
Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis

Ronald McDonald House - Indianapolis
Provides parents and families of children who are inpatient with a homelike environment so they can focus on their child without having to worry about living arrangements when the hospital is too far away from their home.

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center  
Hospital located in Mishawaka

For Siblings of a Special Needs Child
Website with information and resources for siblings

S.O.L.O- Special Outdoor Leisure Oppertunities

S.O.L.O provides outdoor winter educational and recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities in St. Joseph County, Indiana.

Special Education Guide 
Your go-to resource for mastering the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education

Starlight Children's Foundation  
A charity which creates programs to help brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families

Superior Van & Mobility 
Superior Van & Mobility has been in business 37 years providing handicap vehicle and wheelchair van sales to meet customer's needs.

The Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. 
Provides end-of-life care for patients and support  for families

The Magical Meadows 
Located in Kosciusko County
Through our Therapeutic Riding program at The MAGICAL Meadows, children, youth and adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities improve physical health, relax tight muscles, increase balance, build muscle strength, sharpen hand/eye coordination, improve social skills, and gain a sense of control and self-confidence as the rider experiences a freedom never felt before.

Therapy & Learning Services, Inc. 
Speech, language and feeding therapy provided either in-home or in school or community settings 
Online message board geared toward parents and caregivers of children with tracheostomies.  Allows them to connect with others in their situation

 Very Special Arts Indiana 
Art program for individuals with special needs