21CD Partners & Affiliates
These are the organizations 21CD is affiliated with. To become a 21CD Partner or Affiliate, please send an inquiry to: info@21stCenturyDads.org.
|99 Balloons – Building inclusive communities so that every person with a disability and their family can live a full life within relationships and changing the story of disability by proclaiming the worth and image-bearing beauty of each and every human being.
|A Bunch Of Dads– A Bunch Of Dads is a Facebook group of dads from around the world now totaling more than 124,000. ABODs also has a dozen smaller groups including: Home Improvement, Cooking and Special Needs to name a few.
|Ability Tree – A non-profit organization that comes alongside individuals and families impacted by disability through R.E.S.T. (Recreation, Education, Support, Training)
|Ainsley’s Angels – ensuring everyone can experience endurance events and building awareness about America’s special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life.
|Alah Negev Nahalat – This southern Israel-based non-profit is a world class facility that provides a home to 140 full-time adult residents and provides day programs to hundreds of others who suffer from all types of disabilities. Most remarkably Alah Negev Nahalat serves the entire community including Jews, Muslims and Christians. Doron Almog, the legendary Israel Defense Force’s retired Major General was the driving force for creating this first class facility.
|Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation – committed to being the foremost source of information and support for the AHC Community.
|Allen J Lynch Foundation – partners with veteran friendly organizations to provide assistance and relief to veterans of the united States armed forces and their immediate family members.
|Angel City Sports – is leading the Paralympic movement in Southern California, creating sports opportunities for anyone with a physical disability.
|Angelman’s Syndrome Foundation – The mission of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation is to advance the awareness and treatment of Angelman syndrome through education and information, research, and support for individuals with Angelman syndrome, their families and other concerned parties. We exist to give all of them a reason to smile, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
|Ascendigo Autism Services – to serve local, regional and national populations of youth and adults across the autism spectrum through experiential, community-based learning opportunities to enhance their health, personal growth and social engagement.
|Autism Dad – the premiere blog on raising three boys with Autism powered by Rob Gorski.
|Autonomy Works – partners with leading companies needing high quality marketing operations support, leveraging the unique talents of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), along with technology and systems design, to provide both cost competitive solutions and exceptional quality.
|Bright Solutions for Dyslexia – is an information and resource center for dyslexia. They present research-based information on dyslexia for parents, teachers, and other professionals
|The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapieswas founded in 1994 to provide information about diet therapies for people with epilepsy, other neurological disorders and select cancers.
|Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – At Children’s Wisconsin, their pediatric-trained experts are focused 100 percent on kids. This means their doctors are specially trained to recognize kid-specific clues other doctors might miss.
|Clearbrook – Clearbrook is committed to being a leader in creating innovative opportunities, services and supports for people with disabilities.
|CLOZTALK – Produces high quality branded merchandise to help dozens of great non-profit organizations, so more people know about their services and where to go for help! This is where you can acquire your Special Fathers Network swag.
|Cornerstone Ranch – This McKinney, TX Christian based non-profit is a residential community to dozens of adults with disabilities. Founded in 2004 by Cynthia and David Heaton purchased 42 acres and built a 10,000 square foot ranch home. They accomplish their mission through C.A.R.E. – Community, Agriculture, Residential & Enrichment.
|CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy)’s mission is to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research. They identify and fund cutting-edge research, challenging scientists worldwide to collaborate and innovate in pursuit of a cure for epilepsy.
|Cure SMA leads the way to a world without spinal muscular atrophy, the number one genetic cause of death for infants. They fund and direct comprehensive research that drives breakthroughs in treatment and care, and provide families the support they need for today.
|Cyclebar Indoor Riding Studios – The world’s first and only Premium Indoor Cycling Franchise. 21CD has held more than a dozen Cycle to End Fathers Absence (C2EFA) events at Cyclebar studios all over the U.S.
|Dads Fire Circle – Dads Fire Circle is a UK based group of dads who are raising kids with additional needs, started by Mark Arnold who works at Care For The Family.
Different Brains ® is a 501C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and acceptance of the basic variations in the human brain known as neurodiversity; ending the stigma attached to the related diagnoses and treatment; uniting silos of resources and research whose goals could be better achieved through collaboration; offering support to families and caregivers; and improving the lives and maximizing the potential of those whose brains may be different.
|Disorder Channel – The most rare stories in the world stream to your living room TV. The Disorder Channel is now available to the millions of homes with a Roku or Amazon Fire TV.
|Diveheart – Diveheart works to build confidence, independence and self-esteem in children, adults and veterans of all abilities through scuba diving, scuba therapy and related activities.
|Dwarf Athletic Association of America is a nonprofit organization created in 1985 to develop, promote, and provide quality amateur level athletic competition opportunities for dwarf athletes in the United States. DAAA athletes compete in track & field athletics, basketball, boccia, swimming, table tennis, badminton, volleyball and soccer.
|Every Kid Rocks – helps those that need a boost to reach their true potential by helping them receive time limited speech, physical, and occupational therapy. We work with schools directly and provide them funds to contract local providers in the community to help these children in need.
|Fathering Together – Fathering Together is a new non-profit organization being led by Chris Lewis and Brian Anderson. They began with the super successful Dads With Daughters Facebook Group with more than 124,000 dads raising daughters.
|Fathers Eve® – Fathers Eve® is all about Celebrating Dads EVERYWHERE. Fathers Eve is always held the night before Father’s Day. It’s an opportunity for fathers, step-fathers, fathers-to-be, and any fathers-figures out there to get together and celebrate the brotherhood of fatherhood.
|Fodada – Fodada exists to celebrate, promote and support great dads. Their clothing line funds free programs for dads and families
|Friendship Circle – Friendship Circle of Michigan is a non-profit organization affiliated with Lubavitch of Michigan, whose goal is to provide every individual with special needs the support friendship and inclusion that they deserve.
|Gateway to Learning –
Gateway to Learning’s mission is to provide lifelong learning for adults with intellectual challenges and developmental disabilities that promotes active inclusion at home, at work, and in the community.
|Gift of Adoption – provides the final funds needed to complete the adoption of vulnerable children–giving them permanent families and the chance to thrive.
|Gigi’s Playhouse – A global leader that advocates for families touched by Down Syndrome. In just over a decade the idea to create a playhouse where families raising a child with Down Syndrome is welcomed and embraced – has grown to more than 40 playhouses all over North America including one in Mexico. They also have inquires and applications for more than 200 additional locations.
|Hattie Larlham – Hattie Larlham creates opportunities for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We provide medical, residential, recreational and work training services to 1,600 Northeast and Central Ohio people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
|Hope A New – Often parents of children impacted by disability and special needs feel alone and like no one gets it. They’ve created a laugh together, cry together, pray together community that helps parents navigate the path ahead of them so they can thrive in the midst of life’s challenges.
|Howdy’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dream Makers – This highly successful and popular Dallas-based for profit ice cream store is on a relentless pursuit to provide employment for individuals with special needs. The concept is also expanding to other states.
|Illinois Fatherhood Initiative – The country’s first state-wide non-profit fatherhood organization whose mission is connecting children and fathers by actively engaging fathers in the education of children.
|Imerman Angels – To provide personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers.
|Jill’s House –This Vienna, VA-based non-profit was the brainchild of Brenda & Lon Solomon, Jill’s parents. Since 2010 they have walked alongside more than 820 families by providing brief overnight stays for youth with intellectual disabilities to provide their families with a break from their care giving.
|John’s Crazy Socks – John’s Crazy Socks is a father-son venture inspired by co-founder John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome. John’s affinity for crazy socks paired with his love of making people smile made our mission clear: we want to spread happiness.
|Joni & Friends– A global Christian discipleship ministry headquartered in Agora Hills, CA and founded more than 40 years ago by Joni Eareckson Toda, about 10 years after a diving accident that left her as a quadriplegic. Joni & Friends has a variety of programs, including: Wheels For the World, domestic and international Family Retreats, assisting churches to become more disability friendly, a radio program and podcast.
|Lexi Kazian Helping From Heaven Foundation – Dedicated to improving the comfort and quality of life of children with special needs.
|Katy’s Kloset – is a non-profit medical equipment lending library that loans out and accepts donations of good, used, and durable medical equipment for children and adults.
|Key Ministry – is an influential force on matters of mental health and special needs ministry. Thank you for giving impacted families a voice and providing a platform for collaborators in special needs ministry.
|Little City – dedicated to serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime.
|Little People of America is a nonprofit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. LPA is only able to continue our work with support from members, friends, and family.
|Macy’s Miracles – Breaking the barriers within society and raising the bar for inclusion globally.
|Milt’s Extra Innings – Milt’s Extra Innings is a place for convenient, delicious food that offers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities meaningful employment with 100% of profits donated to charity.
|Nathanial’s Hope – This Orlando, FL-based non-profit was the brainchild of Marie & Tim Kuck, Nathaniel’s parents. Sadly, Nathaniel left this world and went to Heaven at age four, due to multiple birth anomalies. Happily Nathaniel’s legacy lives on through a variety of programs including: Buddy Breaks (a respite program), Make ‘m Smile, VUP Birthday Club, Christmas with Nathaniel’s Hope and the Hall of Hope.
|National Fragile X Foundation – provides unwavering support for every family affected by Fragile X, while relentlessly pursuing a cure.
|NeuroClastic – NeuroClastic’s publication provides a sounding board for #actuallyAutistic voices who are re-writing everything you thought you knew about the autistic spectrum.
|NeuroGuides – is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing life coaching for autistic and other neurodivergent adults worldwide. They work closely with autistic individuals to help them better navigate social situations, find jobs matching their individual strengths and skills, build self-advocacy skills and obtain appropriate accommodations.
|Night of Superstars – is a grand “Oscar-like” charity event that draws numbers of local celebrities and high-profile personalities, mass media attention and hundreds of guests; all to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the most amazing kids in the area who are affected by varying types of disabling conditions; yet reach far beyond their adversities excelling in areas such as academics, athletics, the arts and community service!
|No Greatness Without Goodness – providing employment for people with all types of disability. Founded by the legendary Randy Lewis, the former EVP at Walgreen’s who more than a decade ago was the first Fortune 500 company to provide real wage jobs on a large scale at a mission critical site.
|Nora’s Project – The Nora Project brings students and their peers with disabilities together to teach that disability is a natural part of the human condition, and that despite our differences, we can find what we have in common by sharing our stories.
|One Collective – Is a global non-profit that works in communities around the world and is passionate about making sure no one is invisible and everyone has access to food, freedom, and forgiveness. Following Jesus – we bring people together to help the oppressed in order that lives and communities can be transformed.
|Opportunity Knocks – is dedicated to enriching life and community. We exist to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they live, work, learn, grow and connect within their community.
|The Orton-Gillingham Approach – is a direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia.
|Our Gathering Place – Our Gathering Place hosts pop-up community dining experiences for families with children/teens with special needs.
|PAC Tour – Million Miles Challenge for ALS –
Our goal is to raise 10 cents per PAC Tour mile or about $25,000 per year. Riders can make voluntary donations directly to the ALS Chapter in the name of the Ericka Notorangelo Haldeman. Even if you are not joining a PAC Tour event, you are still encouraged to make a donation through the ALS Chapter.
|The Peloton Dads Facebook Group – The Peloton Dads Facebook Group includes more than 3,200 dads who enjoy riding their Peloton bikes, some friendly competition, and camaraderie.
|The mission of the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation (PHRF)is to support research dedicated to finding a treatment, and an eventual cure for Pitt Hopkins Syndrome and other similar disorders. The PHRF is also dedicated to supporting the Pitt Hopkins community with resource recommendations, parental support and the latest medical information.
|Ray Graham Associates – This Lisle, IL-based non-profit is one of Illinois’ providing a full range of services to more than 8,000 people with disabilities annually by creating opportunities that empower people with disabilities to reach, grow, and achieve.
|Rising Above Ministries – This Cookeville, TN-based Christian non-profit is the brainchild of Becky & Jeff Davidson, parents to Jon Alex who is in his early 20s and has severe Autism and multiple special needs. RAM’s has created a series of programs for families raising children with special needs, including: By The Brook (respite for moms), SOAR (respite for dads), Two-Gether Marriage Retreats, For Jonathon’s Sake Workshops and a whole lot more.
|Rubin Law Offices – Legal and future planning for our fellow Illinois families of individuals with special needs, including intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or mental illness, is not one thing we do, it’s the only thing we do; it’s not onearea of our practice, it’s our only area of practice.
|The Runway of Dreams Foundation is a nonprofit that works toward a future of inclusion, acceptance and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities. Founded on the basis that clothing is a basic human need, the Runway of Dreams Foundation develops, delivers and supports charitable initiatives to broaden the reach of adaptive clothing and promote the differently-abled community in the fashion industry.
|SAP Autism at Work – The SAP Autism at Work Program has an objective to have 1% of its workforce represented by people in the autism spectrum. This translates to about 650 positions. Join Jose Velasco, head of the Autism at Work Program in the U.S., and learn how this unique program provides business value to SAP by leveraging abilities of people on the autism spectrum.
|SEND – is an interdenominational, multinational, evangelical mission organization with
around 500 missionaries in more than 20 areas of Asia, Europe, Eurasia and North America.
|Sibling Leadership Network– The mission of the Sibling Leadership Network is to provide siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families.
|SOAR – SOAR is committed to providing key resources for individuals and families with special needs, including; respite night events, summer day camp, ministry consulting, mentorship programs, and an annual leadership conference.
|Special Olympics Illinois – Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world.
|Squires – This Portland, OR based non-profit provides information and support to teen fathers through workshops and one-on-mentoring. Squires was founded by Shanne Sowers, the father of four children, the first of which was born when Shanne was 15.
|The Adult Neurodevelopment Clinic – is a specialty clinic providing evidence-based treatment to adult patients with neurodevelopmental conditions. The philosophy of the clinic is based on positive psychiatry and psychology. The goal of this clinic is to provide specialized mental health care with strengths-based approaches to neurodiverse adults.
|STARability Foundation is a Naples, FL based nonprofit created to transform the lives of individuals with disabilities through social, vocational and educational connections to the community, while strengthening awareness and respect for individual abilities
|Team Hoyt Foundation – aspires to build the individual character, self-confidence and self-esteem of America’s disabled young people through inclusion in all facets of daily life; including in family and community activities, especially sports, at home, in schools, and in the workplace.
|Tim Tebow Foundation – Founded by Tim Tebow, the former NFL star, his foundation’s mission is to: “bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. Some of their programs including: A Night To Shine, Orphan Care, and Adoption Aid and Timmy’s Playroom.
|Urban Saints Additional Need – The aim of our Additional Needs Ministry is to encourage, enable and equip children’s, youth and families’ workers to reach, include, create belonging for, and disciple all children and young people, especially those with additional needs or disabilities.
|Wolcott School – Wolcott School is an exemplary college preparatory high school for students with learning differences, tailored to the strengths and aspirations of each student.
|Young Fathers of Central Florida – This Orlando, FL-based non-profit is the brainchild of Haki Nkrumah, a father of three, who has devoted his adult life to serving teen and young fathers. YFCF has many programs including; Teen Fatherhood Academy, Parent Training & Development, Dad To Dad Mentoring, Fathers Support Group, and Gents To Gentleman.
|Young Life Capernaum – gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure through Young Life, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp and other exciting activities. There are more than 200 Young Life Capernaum locations around the U.S. and beyond.