Special Needs Resources & Support | Fargo & Moorhead

Looking for resources for special needs in Fargo? We’ve put together a list of all the local providers and support, all in one place.

Having a child with special needs can add so many more questions to your role as a parent. Whether you are new to a diagnosis or are searching for additional support for your child, we have rounded up all resources for special needs services in Fargo and Moorhead to help you in your research.

Thanks to our partners at Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services for partnering with us to produce this resource and supporting families in the Fargo area for the last 15+ years. 

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Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services has proudly served our community for over 15 years. With their stellar leadership and dedicated therapists, their team is ready to go beyond the boundaries to serve your family. They offer occupational, speech-languageand physical therapy along with 20+ specialty areas. Whether therapy services take place at one of their two clinic locations, at your home, at your child’s daycare, or yes, even on a bus (their mobile therapy unit!), they are here for you! Beyond Boundaries offer free screenings, and they can’t wait to hear from you!

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Click on a category below to jump to a specific section, or simply scroll down to see all resources.

Resources for Special Needs in Fargo

If you are looking for answers in your journey to support your child, finding the right diagnosis and provider can make the world of difference.

Diagnosis

Anne Carlsen Early Intervention Center

Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services

Caravel Autism Health

Chrysalis Behavioral Health Services

Dakota Family Services

Encompass Family Support Services

Haley’s Hope (Dyslexia)

Interact Therapy

North Dakota Autism Center, Inc.

Pediatric Partners

Saint Sophie’s Psychiatric Center

Support from other parents can be so invaluable. Here are some groups to help you connect with other parents that may be able to offer advice and support.

Support Groups

Ellis & Friends Epilepsy Awareness/Support

Family Voices of ND/ND Parent to Parent

FM Autism Support Group

FM Special Needs Support Network

Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network

Rett’s Support Group at Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services (e-mail [email protected] for info)

Special Parents in Need of Support

We Rock the Spectrum

There are so many wonderful organizations in Fargo & Moorhead that provide adaptive programs for children with special needs. From music and sports to educational activities, there are some wonderful options for play!

Extracurricular Activities & Play

Adapt Music

Ellis & Friends Epilepsy Awareness/Open Gyms

Fargo All Stars Adaptive Cheer

Fargo Parks Adaptive Programs

Gigi’s Playhouse

Hope, Inc.

House of Everyday Learning

Minnesota Wild Special Hockey

Moorhead Parks

NDAC Enrichment Center

Plains Art Museum Austism + Art Workshops

Red River Dance

Rustad Rec Center Adaptive Open Gym (check weekly schedule for times)

Special Olympics North Dakota

TNT Kid’s Fitness

We Rock the Spectrum

YMCA Swim

Playgrounds

Maplewood Inclusive Playground

Lindenwood Adaptive Playground

Sensory-sensitive play areas can make such a difference in making children feel comfortable. Thanks to these organizations for offering sensory-sensitive play and services!

Sensory-Aware Open Gyms/Play/Camps

House of Everyday Learning Sensory Camps

KidCo Children’s Museum Sensory Hours (Wednesdays from 3:30–5:00 p.m.)

Marcus: Reel Movies for Real Needs

Plains Art Museum Low-Sensory Mondays

Red River Zoo (headphones and sensory bags available)

We Rock the Spectrum

YMCA Sensory Friendly Pool Parties

Sensory-Friendly Services

Dakota Barber Academy

Fargo/Moorhead Community Theatre

Tailor Made Barber Studio

Where your child learns and they support they receive can make a world of difference. Here are some links to special education programs in our area.

Education

Fargo Public Schools Special Education

Full Circle Academy

Go Beyond Preschool

Moorhead Schools Special Education

West Fargo Public Schools Special Education

For more school options, please see our Guide to Preschools & Schools

Whether you need support for your child with physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy, there are many local organizations with the expertise to help your child thrive.

Therapy Services

Physical Therapy

Apex Physical Therapy

Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services

Big Stone PT/OT

Essentia Health

Great Kids Therapy

Interact Therapy

Pediatric Partners

Red Door Pediatric

Sanford Health

Occupational Therapy

Anne Carlsen Center

Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services

Big Stone PT/OT

Connect Teletherapy

Early Intervention (ND State)

Embrace Therapy Services

Encompass Family Support Services

Essentia Health

Forward Therapy Solutions

Full Circle Pediatric Solutions

Great Kids Therapy

Interact Therapy

mOTivate Minds

Onspot Therapy & Orofacial Myology

Pediatric Partners

Progressive Therapy Associates

Red Door Pediatric

Red River Pediatric Therapy

Sanford Health

Speech Therapy

Anne Carlsen Center

Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services

Connect Speech Therapy

Connect Teletherapy

Embrace Therapy Services

Essentia Health

Full Circle Pediatrics

Great Kids Therapy

Ignite Speech & Language Therapy

Interact Therapy

Onspot Therapy & Myology

Onward Therapy

Pediatric Partners

Progressive Therapy Associates

Red Door Pediatric

Sanford Health

If you’ve been faced with an Autism diagnosis, these organizations offer services to support both you and your child as they grow.

Autism Support

Anne Carlsen Center

Caravel Autism Health

Embrace Therapy Services

Exceed Behavioral Health

Fargo Moorhead Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FMFEAT)

Full Circle Pediatric Solutions

FM Autism Support Group

Full Circle Academy

North Dakota Autism Center

Pediatric Partners

Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network

St. Sophie’s

We Rock the Spectrum

Intervention during ages 0-3 can provide support early on and help provide services to babies and young children.

Early Intervention

Anne Carlsen Center

Encompass Family Support Services

Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership/Head Start Program

Pediatric Partners

West Fargo Early Childhood Center

Medical Equipment & Mobility

Corner Home Medical

HERO Health Equipment Recycling Organization

Essentia Health Orthotics & Prosthetics Supply Center

Red River AMBUCS

Sanford Health Equip

Additional Support Services

Access of the Red River Valley

CCRI

GiGi’s Playhouse

Lutheran Social Service of MN

Know of a resource we missed? Email us at [email protected] and let us know to add it!

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