Local Resources

The following is a list of local resources our members may find helpful in supporting individuals with special needs.


Become BEST — A Sioux City clinic that provides specialized care, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Parent resources and other events for all children with special needs are also provided here.

Bethink — A Sioux City clinic that provides mental health care to children, adolescents, and adults. Mental health therapy, psychiatric medication management of symptoms, and psychological diagnostic evaluations are available here.

Camp High Hopes — Camp High Hopes offers year-round therapeutic recreation programs and respites in Sioux City designed to enrich the lives of youth and adults with diagnosed disabilities. Programs include experiences in archery, canoeing, and outdoor education, amongst others.

Childworks Therapy Clinic  — A Sioux City clinic that provides specialized care to infants, children, and adults experiencing feeding, swallowing, communication/speech, and myofunctional difficulties.

The Pier Center for Autism — A Sioux City organization that provides care for children, teenagers, and adults with autism spectrum disorder

Siouxland Regional Transit System — Transportation services for those who require ADA accessible vehicles.

Special Olympics Iowa — Sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

Stride Autism Centers — With locations in Sioux City, Illinois, Nebraska, and Iowa, Stride Autism Centers provide a full day Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy program for children aged 2 to 6 years.

Additional Resources:

Autism Consecrated — An online apostale whose vision is to “realize autism’s belonging in the body of Christ”. Learn about St. Thorlak and access resources on their website.

Designing the Perfect Home Playroom for Children with Autism — A Complete Guide

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Maryville University College for Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Students, Families, and Educators

Nursing Career Guide for People with Disabilities

Guide to Remodeling a Home for Adults with Special Needs

Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City?

Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs