2018 Special Needs Guide


Contact: Dr. Trissy Pitkin

Academic Advantage is a creative, unique, “one-of-a-kind,” business that specializes in an innovative, personalized, individualized educational experience for your child. Dr. Trissy Pitkin has over 25 years of experience with proven strategies, programs, and techniques to improve and enhance the cognitive development of students to become independent life-long learners.   

A Board Certified Cognitive Specialist, Dr. Pitkin is certified in many areas, including: Reading, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Executive Functioning Coach, Dyslexia, Auditory Processing, Music Therapy, and Special Education. Your child will benefit from Dr. Pitkin’s extensive expertise in the following areas: assessments, personalized education plans, reflex integration, dyslexia remediation, attention coaching and training, integration of learning and movement, sensory integration therapy, auditory and visual improvement, music therapy, test-taking techniques, study skills, ACT preparation, academic coaching, partnering with your child’s school, and much more!

“No matter what your child’s unique needs, Dr. Pitkin has the expertise to help him or her succeed.” 


6022 S. Yale Ave.
Kingspointe Village
Tulsa, OK 74135


Brain Balance of Tulsa offers a comprehensive, drug-free program that helps kids overcome their behavioral and learning difficulties enabling them to reach their social and academic potential. If your child suffers with behavioral issues, ADHD or a learning disability then you’ve experienced their painful frustration and lack of confidence both academically and socially. At Brain Balance Achievement Centers, we can help your child achieve success behaviorally, socially, and academically. We are specialized achievement centers that utilize a drug-free, whole-child approach to address the underlying issues in many of the behavioral, developmental and learning disorders that plague so many children today. Call us today to schedule your free consultation!


Contact: Tracy Weaver
1345 N. Lewis
Tulsa, OK 74110

The Bridges Foundation showcases the strengths, capabilities and talents of each individual we serve. By assisting each person in the attainment of their individual goals, self-sufficiency increases, positively impacting the entire community landscape. Clients receive services based upon their own abilities through any of three employment programs: The Bridges OutSource Center, Community Integrated Employment, or Vocational Rehabilitation Program.  Bridges also serves youth with disabilities through our Work Adjustment Training Program and Summer Camp. The Healthy Living Program is offered to all individuals served at Bridges.  This program provides weekly lessons on social skills, living skills, and health and wellness knowledge.


P.O. Box 4423
Tulsa, OK 74159

Hope’s Crossing Camp is a FREE one-week summer day camp for kids with disabilities, ages 9 to 15, June 3-7, 2019. Campers have various challenges including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, heart disease, cancer, spina bifida, and scoliosis. Activities include canoeing, archery, games, swimming, diving, basketball, soccer, zip line, fishing, arts and crafts, and more. All campers are assigned a counselor for the week. For camper or counselor applications, or to support Hope’s Crossing, go to www.hopescrossingcamp.org.


6415 S. Mingo Rd.
Tulsa, OK

Miller Swim School has been teaching Tulsa and surrounding communities about water safety for over 50 years. We offer private swim lessons with our specialized instructors for students with disabilities or special needs. Individuals with special needs can benefit from swimming to increase confidence and self-respect, as well as improve physical strength and coordination. Swim lessons offer social interaction, joy, friendship and a sense of accomplishment. Larry and Rita Miller established the school in 1960 in order to teach students to respect and enjoy the water, and to be safe, happy, successful swimmers. Our philosophy is that learning to swim well should be a part of every student’s education for life. We offer year-round swim lessons for ages 6 months to adult. Miller Swim School is an authorized American Red Cross provider and a member of the United States Swim School Association.


501 S. Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74135

NewView Oklahoma is the only private in-state provider of comprehensive services for people with significant vision loss that cannot be corrected with glasses, surgery or medication.  NewView is also the largest employer of blind and vision impaired Oklahomans in the state.  We help blind and vision impaired Oklahomans of all ages remain independent where they live, learn, work and play.  Through assessment, occupational therapy, training in assistive technology, on-the-job training and various programs, we help enhance the lives of those we serve. Our Tulsa and OKC Low Vision clinics offer possibilities and opportunities for people who are blind or vision impaired.

Patients receive a comprehensive vision assessment, followed by a variety of services that will allow them to remain independent.  
We never turn anyone away based on ability to pay.


7608 E. 91st St.
Tulsa, OK 74133          

Working wonders in children’s lives for over 35 years, TherapyWorks offers physical, occupational and speech therapy at its outpatient clinic in Tulsa. TherapyWorks helps children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, sensory processing, Down syndrome, balance and coordination, orthotics, sports injuries, cerebral palsy, torticollis, fine motor skills, handwriting, speech, language, oral-motor skills, swallowing, feeding, picky eating, food allergies and intolerances and many more neurological and physical impairments. One-on-one treatment is provided by specialized, experienced pediatric therapists. To learn more about TherapyWorks, call 918.663.0606 or visit www.therapyworkstulsa.com. Tulsa’s oldest most respected pediatric clinic. We can work wonders in your child’s life. Call us today!

Categories: All Kinds of Kids