Community Resources for Children

Community Resources for Children

211 – Idaho Careline

The 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine is a program of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. It is a free statewide community Information and Referral service. They have a comprehensive database with programs that offer free or low cost health and human services or 'social services' such as Rental Assistance, Energy Assistance, Medical Assistance, Food and Clothing, Child Care Resources, Emergency Shelter, and more. Our aim is to connect people's needs with government, faith based, and community resources. Please contact us for assistance or refer those who need help to call 2-1-1.

Birth Injury Justice Center

Children’s Therapy Place, Inc.  6855 W. Fairview Ave Ste. 120,

                                                            Boise, ID Ste. 120    83704,       323-8888 

            Provides Speech/Language, Occupational, Physical,  and Developmental evaluation and therapy services for children of all ages.  Based in Boise, Idaho, with locations throughout the Treasure Valley, and the Florida Panhandle,  Children's Therapy Place's programs are designed to meet the individual and varied needs of every child and family. Therapy is offered in both private and group sessions, in a child-friendly atmosphere. Therapy sessions can also be conducted at off-clinic sites, including homes, childcare centers, and schools.  Please see our programs page for more information

Community Connections, Inc     1675 S. Maple Grove Rd.

                                                            Boise, ID 83709, 377-9814          

            Community Connections, Inc. is dedicated and driven to assist individuals with  disabilities while enhancing their independence. They encourage individuals to    advocate for themselves and will advocate for those who are unable to. We strive to provide the highest quality of service by providing consistency, professionalism, creativity and a team-based working philosophy.  Offers Developmental Therapy, Behavioral Intervention, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, and Service Coordination.


Developmental Screening –

Joint School District #2, 1303 E. Central Dr., Meridian, ID 83642,  855-4400

            Sancastles Learning Center, 3214 Acre Lane, Boise, ID 83704, 376-7846

They are owned by Community Partnerships of Idaho (a developmental disability agency), and have 2 on-staff state certified developmental specialists who can conduct developmental evaluations with children. They also provide developmental therapy services and can do so in the childcare where the child is currently enrolled. Services are generally covered by Medicaid for qualifying children.


Hearing Loss Resources:


            Southwest Idaho ENT

            Dr. Jill Beck

            900 N Liberty Street, Suite 400

            Boise ID 83704




            Hearing and Balance Center at the Elks

            Karrie Weightman, Au.D., F-AAA

            510 N 2nd Street, Suite 201

            Boise ID 83702



            Speech Services:

            Hearing and Balance Center at the Elks

            Susie Jones, SLP

            510 N 2nd Street, Suite 201

            Boise ID 83702




            Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind


            1450 Main Street

            Gooding ID 83330



            Misc Resources:

            Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


            1720 Westgate Drive, Suite A

            Boise ID 83704



            Idaho Hands and Voices


            1720 Westgate Drive, Suite A

            Boise ID 83704


H.E.L.P. Learning Center – 7960 W. Rifleman St., #150, Boise, ID 83704, 377-8899

H.E.L.P. Learning Center is a testing and treatment center for individuals who struggle with: Learning Difficulties, Sensory Integration, Developmental Delays, Austism, A.D.D., A.D.H.D., Reading Problems, and more. They offer testing and evaluation to aid in proper diagnosis and the development of an appropriate treatment program: Learning-related Eye Exams, Perceptual Skill Evaluation, Developmental Assessment, Binocular Function, Visual Memory, Eye Tracking and Teaming, Visual-Motor Integration, and Visagraph Testing for Reading.


Humphrey’s Diabetic Center –  1226 River Street,

                                                            Boise ID 83702       331-1155

Humphreys Diabetes Center, Idaho’s diabetes center of excellence, provides education in diabetes self-management and prevention to people with or at-risk for diabetes, their families and health care professionals. Trusted by over 600 Treasure Valley referring physicians, the Center provides services to more than 4,000 clients each year


Idaho Child Find

If you have questions about your infant or toddler's development, Idaho Child Find can provide developmental screening and monitoring free of charge to families. Children identified by Idaho Child Find as needing further evaluations to determine needs and eligibility for direct early intervention services are referred to the regional early intervention specialist.

Developmental monitoring and screening is for any child, birth to three. Parents receive a questionnaire about the baby's development in the mail every four months. It is reviewed by a qualified health care professional, who sends you the results. This gives you information about how your baby is developing language, thinking, physical coordination, and other skills.

For more information or screening, contact your local health district and ask for your Idaho Child Find Coordinator, or call Idaho CareLine at 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588 or 208-332-7205 (TDD).


Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc. is a statewide organization founded to provide support,

information and technical assistance to parents of children and youth with disabilities. 342-5884


 The Lotus Tree Sensory Integration Center  3169 South Bown Way,

                                                                                    Boise, ID 83706,       433-9152

A place where children of all abilities come for an innovative, holistic approach to Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy intervention. We offer an array of  traditional and complimentary approaches to therapy, helping children and families to find the perfect fit for them.


Sensory Solutions, PLLC Angie Voss, Occupational Therapist

            3182 S. Rookery Lane, Boise, ID 83706, 863-6041 



Speech Therapy and Screening

            St Luke’s Speech & Language Therapy

            190 E. Bannock St.



            Chatterbox Speech& Language Center

            1833 Millennium Way Suite 100

            Meridian Idaho 83642


            Canyon Speech Pathology

            Eve Peppley, MS CCC-SLP

            1314 12th Avenue South, Ste 2

            Nampa, ID 83657




Steve Meharry, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Specializing in Children

            1755 Westgate Dr., Suite 260, Boise, ID 83704   658-0484


Summer Reading Skills Programs, Boise State University, 1-800-470-3728


            Includes Phonics, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Study Skills, Speed Reading, and Love of Reading. Classes are taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading


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