Twin Ports Special Needs Index
We are pleased to share an index, with Web links, for Duluth MN and Superior WI child-focused, special needs resources. This includes local providers, services, community events, and products. This is a growing list as our community is constantly expanding and evolving. I have included some Twin Cities providers that are heavily utilized by local families. If you know of resources not listed, or are looking for resource topics not listed, please email us at and we will do our best to expand this index!
Note: We do NOT endorse any of the providers listed. We also reserve the right to not list a resource, if we so chose. In addition, we only post physical businesses, camps, and community activities at this time. We do not post blogs, articles, educational websites, etc.
ABA Therapy MN Autism Center
Adaptive Community Opportunities Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute; Stonehouse Martial Arts; The Gymnastics Academy; Great Lakes Aquarium; Marcus Theatres; North Country Ride; Seeds of Hope Youth Ranch; Minnesota Ballet; Masonic Children's Clinic; The ARC Northland; Access North; True North; Choice Unlimited, Arrowhead Soccer Association, Salt and Light Dance Studio
Notes: There are lots of places not listed that might offer adaptive sports and community classes. If you hear of ones not listed, please let me know.
Advocacy Support Services and Opportunities Minnesota Disability Law Office; ARC Northland; City of Duluth Commission on Disabilities; St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Advisory Committee; MN Council on Disability; MN Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities; Access North
Assistive Technology Access North
Disability Support Services (MA, waivers, PCA services) St. Louis County, Minnesota
Driver's Education: Access North
Job Support Services: Choice Unlimited; DRCC; Vocational Rehabilitation/Duluth Workforce Center; Pinewood
Pediatric Developmental Pediatrician Essentia Health
Pediatric Orthopedic Providers Essentia Health System
Pediatric Physical Medicine Providers Essentia Health System
Pediatric Psychological Service Providers Arrowhead Psychological Clinic; St. Luke’s Hillside Clinic; Nystrom & Associates; Human Development Center; Duluth Counseling Center; Amberwing; Essentia Health System; Arrowhead Psychological Clinic
Pediatric Sensory-Related Eating Therapy Service Providers Essentia Health System
Notes: Eating therapy related to sensory issues can also be addressed through some occupational therapy providers
Playgrounds (Accessible:) PACER playground list
Sensory Products Bluefireflies (MN/Family/Small Business!!); Therapy Shoppe; Autism Shop; EMS 4 Kids; Smart Knit Kids; Sensory Treat; WittFitt; Calming Clothing Company; Alert Me Bands; Move Play Thrive, Fun & Function, Sensory Goods
Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) Duluth Public Schools; Northern Lights Special Education Collaborative; Duluth Edison Charter Schools
Notes: Special Education Advisory Councils are required by state law. You can learn about how they can help your school, and in turn your family, by visiting
Support Groups and Resources Family Voices of Minnesota; ARC Northland; Minnesota Masonic Children's Clinic for Communication Disorders; Dr. Susan Larson Kidd Consulting
Tutoring/Learning Disability Diagnosing: Children's Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin; Tutoring Duluth; Learning Institute for Excellence; Duluth Core Learning; Learning Disabilities Association of America
*Note, school districts and developmental pediatricians can also help identify learning disabilities