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Eastern Idaho Community Resources and Services

Eastern Idaho Community Resources and Services

Support Groups for Parents

  • Piece by Piece Foundation (Autism Support)
  • Eastern Idaho Down Syndrome Family Connect (EIDS)
  • Special Education Parents Alliance of Idaho
    • Here is the link to the private Facebook page, just click on the request to join.
  • Brion Boldt at Teton Counseling in Idaho Falls
    • Every Wednesday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm he facilitates a free special needs parent support group. 
    • Contact Teton Counseling for details; 208-542-0352

Bike for Kids

  • This non-profit organization in Eastern Idaho gives adaptive bikes to kids with special needs.  All they ask is you give the bike back or pass it on to someone else with special needs who can use it once your child is done with the bike.

Camp Hayden

  • The mission of Camp Hayden is to provide accessible adventures for people with disabilities and their families. Through Camp Hayden, families are able to participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor opportunities regardless of their abilities.  Currently there is one weekend camp in the summer and one day camp in the summer.  Check out their website and Facebook page for dates and applications.

Hayden’s Hearts

  • This is an 8-week art experience for people with developmental and or physical disabilities. The mission is to provide a safe space where everyone can explore their ability to create art.  At the end there is a showcase night to display the great work!  The cost is only $20 per child (community sponsors take care of the rest of the cost).

Field of Angels/Kickin Angels in Idaho Falls

UVYA Angels in St. Anthony

  • Baseball for kids with special needs.
    • Contact Lori Olsen at 208-390-4562

Special Olympics in Idaho

Sled Hockey

Adaptive Ice Skating

  • Ice skating for kids with disabilities at Tautphaus Park in Idaho Falls during the winter.  There are a few days offered each winter.

Adaptive Downhill Skiing

  • Skiing with adaptive ski equipment for children with disabilities at Targhee (Higher Ground), Jackson (CW Hogg), and Kelly Canyon ski resorts.
  • Contact the ski resort for details:
    • Targhee: 307-353-2300 
    • Jackson: 307-733-2292
    • Kelly Canyon: 208-538-6251

CW HOG (Adaptive Outdoor Sports)

  • The Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Group (CW HOG) is based out of Idaho State University (ISU) in Pocatello, Idaho. CW HOG is an outdoor-oriented organization which provides support to individuals with disabilities (including, but not limited to: developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis and other spinal cord injuries), allowing them to participate in recreational activities that would otherwise be inaccessible. CW HOG serves individuals with disabilities in a “cooperative” manner in a mixed setting of people with and without disabilities.
    • To get in contact with them call (208) 282-2730
    • Or visit their Facebook page:
      •  This is the place to keep up to date on the next adventure they have planned!

Champs Hearts

  • This is a program in Idaho Falls where your child with special needs can go and ride and experience being around horses. This is not hippotherapy but is a very fun and calming activity for your child.  They are open by appointment only so call the number below to get more information and/or schedule a time to ride!


  • Horse riding therapy for kids with disabilities.
    • Contact your OT, PT or speech therapist

Water Therapy

  • Therapy in the water for children with disabilities.
    • Contact your OT, PT or speech therapist

Gym Membership

Provider Day at Rexburg Rapids

  • Once every other week in the summer Rexburg Rapids offers half price entrance to a child with a disability and his/her service provider.  The opposite weeks are for adults with disabilities and their service providers.  Call Rexburg Rapids to get the details.
    • Rexburg Rapids: 208-372-2490
    • During off season phone Rexburg City Hall- 208-359-3020

Dream Night at Tautphaus Park Zoo in Idaho Falls

  • Once a year in June the Tautphaus Park Zoo in Idaho Falls has a free night for children with disabilities and their families. 
    • Keep an eye out on the Special Education Parents Alliance of Idaho Facebook page in the spring to get more details

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Idaho Youth Ranch    

Parents as Teachers

The Idaho Assistive Technology Project

  • You can loan equipment you need for your child.  They also have the Computers 4 Kids program (see the next bullet below), evaluation services, and a secondary transition conference each year (transitioning to adulthood). In addition, they have an alternative financing program to help parents pay for equipment needed. 

Computers 4 Kids

Idaho Training Clearinghouse

Idaho Falls Humanitarian Center

Big Red Safety Box

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation

  • “UHCCF’s mission is to help fill the gap between what medical services/items a child needs and what their commercial health benefit plan will pay for. UHCCF grants provide financial help/assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan.”

Car Seat Clinic at Shriners Hospital in Salt Lake City

DisAbility Rights Idaho (Adults)

  • Here is what their website says they do, “We advocate for all people with disabilities in Idaho regardless of the type of disability or the age of the person. We help people with disabilities to: address abuse and neglect; obtain services and supports they need to live, work and play in their own homes and communities; get an appropriate education; access to health care; find and use vocational services and get support for employment; redress discrimination; and achieve equal access to buildings and services.”

Salvation Army Energy Bill Assistance

Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership

  • This organization can help with home building, home winterization, energy, and cell phones for those that are in need.

Vivint Gives Back

  • Vivant is a home security system.  Here is what they do, “As a leading smart home technology provider, Vivint offers home security, energy management, home automation, local cloud storage, and high-speed Internet solutions.”  They offer discounts to families that have individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Amazon Prime Discount

  • If you have a Medicaid card you can get a rate for $5.99 a month for 24 months.
    • You go into your account and scan your Medicaid card.
  • Dash for DS
    Dash for DS
  • EIDS Hand
    EIDS Hand