Resources & Referrals
**I have read some, but not all, of these books**
21 Must Read Books for Transgender Month (for children and young adults)
30 Children’s Books About the Autism Spectrum
A Trans* and Gender Nonconforming Reading List for All Ages
The Sensory Spectrum: Books for Parents
A Functional Life Chiropractic
bodhi tree bodywork (Zach Howe)
Emily S. Savage: Rolfing Structural Integration
Human Touch Massage (Tom Rotman)
Kaleidoscope Healing Arts (Diane Long)
MetroEast Nutrition & Chiropractic
A Magical Story Time: Exploring Identity
Circus Juventas: A nonprofit performing arts circus school for youth dedicated to inspiring artistry and self-confidence through a multicultural circus arts experience.
Dodge Nature Preschool: The mission of Dodge Nature Preschool is to provide a premier quality early childhood environment and education which meets children’s developmental needs, while initiating them into a lifelong, meaningful relationship with the natural world.
Foss Swim School: Since 1993, FOSS has redefined the swim lesson experience for thousands of swimmers by providing a unique, creative, animated, challenging, and remarkably “FOSS” style of teaching. You get what you want…we get your child swimming.
Free Forest School ignites children’s innate capacity to learn through unstructured play in nature, fostering healthy development and nurturing the next generation of creative thinkers, collaborative leaders and environmental stewards.
Joy of the People: A Non-Proﬁt that promotes the idea of soccer free play as a way to build healthy kids and communities.
TU Dance: The School is organized in three divisions: the children and teen program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique; the pre-professional program trains aspiring dancers up to age 23 who are considering dance careers; and the open program welcomes everyone to join individual classes in a range of techniques including ballet, modern and West African dance.
Gender terminology via Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP)
Helping Families Support Their LGBTQ Children
Minneapolis Public Schools: Out4Good
Minnesota Transgender Alliance
Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
The LGBTQ+ Guide to Online Safety
Drug Rehab (Addiction & Substance Abuse online resource)
Family Connections Counseling Center (Joyce Arendt)
Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation (Addiction & Substance Abuse)
Kim Lovejoy Holistic Healing (Somatic Experiencing)
Lyn-Lake Psychotherapy & Wellness (Amy DiGennaro)
Northside Center for Emotional Wellness (Monica Seidel)
Realize More: Psychotherapy, Coaching, and Consultation LLC (Lisa Moore)
Rehab Center (Addiction & Substance Abuse online resource)
The Recovery Village (Addiction & Substance Abuse Resources in MN)
Childbirth International: Find a Doula
DONA International: Find a Doula
Health Foundations Birth Center
Kelly Mom: Breastfeeding Resource
AUSM: Autism Society of Minnesota
Kids’ Adaptive Clothing @ Target
Minnesota Children’s Museum: Autism Resources
Minnesota Science Museum: Sensory Friendly Guide
Nickelodeon Universe: Rider Guide
Sensory Processing Disorder Checklist
Tony Farah: Real Estate agent who specializes in helping families with an Autistic child(ren) move or find a house in the Twin Cities.
Uniquely Regal Kids: Sensory Friendly Clothing (MN Made!)
Weighted blankets (Etsy)
AUSM Support Groups: Various support groups for families navigating Autism.
Center for Grief, Loss and Transition: Through specialized therapy and education, the Center helps individuals, couples and families who are dealing with grief, loss, trauma and life transition.
Evryman: Evryman provides the support, tools, and experiences for men to build deep connections that unlock and accelerate personal growth. Our groups, retreats and expeditions help men connect and express their feelings and desires with other men in a safe and supportive environment. We help men slow down, be present, and be vulnerable to create change and resiliency.
For Little Eyes: A community for family and friends of young kids in glasses, eye patches or contacts.
ICAN: International Cesarean Awareness Network: We are a group who have been affected by cesarean birth in some way. Many of us have experienced one or more cesareans. Others are professionals in the field of childbirth, trained to assist families. We provide a safe environment where you can speak openly about your cesarean experience, ask questions, or just listen and know you are among others who understand. If you’re planning for another birth, we can provide support as you prepare for a VBAC or repeat cesarean.
RECLAIM: Gender Exploration group for youth aged 15-25.
The Bridge for Youth: So What If I Am? Support groups for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24.
Transforming Families: A community where transgender, gender non-conforming, and questioning youth and their families come together to support each other in a safe, welcoming space.