A Gift Of Smiles foundation resources are limited to providing preventative and restorative dental healthcare needs to intellectually and developmentally disabled adults and children. We do not provide financial support for other social or medical needs of our patients. However, we have included a few resources that may be of value to the caregivers of our patients.

Dental Care Information

Dental Care for Children with Special Needs Great blog post from MyaCare that discusses most common disorders, barriers, commonly observed oral diseases, how to improve dental health in children with special needs, and more.

What’s Different About Special Needs Dentistry? This article from Colgate.com is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about special needs dentistry.

Local Organizations

Andrew’s GiftAndrew’s Gift provides resources to individuals living with autism to enable their development and enrich their lives.  They provide grants to individuals/families and school systems within Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Lebanon & Lancaster Counties. 

Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area Updated information on interventions, access to education, services, and research for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders living in the Greater Harrisburg Area.

Central PA Down Syndrome Awareness Group This group promotes the acceptance and awareness of individuals in our area with Down Syndrome. They provide a way for families to socialize and support one another, provide information to ensure maximum utilization of resources available and provide funds to people with Down syndrome for programs, equipment, etc. that promote forward progress.

Parent To Parent of PennsylvaniaLinking families of children and adults with disabilities or special needs

United Cerebral Palsy Foundation of Central PA UCP Central PA empowers people of diverse abilities to live a meaningful life through innovative support and provides services throughout Central Pennsylvania.

Vista Autism ServicesThis organization brings state-of-the-art special education and therapeutic services to children living with autism in Central Pennsylvania. From early intervention for pre-school aged children to employment services for adults, they provide the tools and resources needed for every person with autism to reach their full potential and live as independently as possible