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Special Needs Communities offers the official special needs certified guidelines for how to properly interact and engage with, as well as provide a great experience and environment for, people with a special need or disability. We translate these guidelines into the highest quality online training videos for healthcare professionals, first responders, business owners, employees, churches, cities and the general public. Once certified you are able to join our community and receive a premium business listing, SNC window decals, SNC web badge, access to a certification training portal for all your staff and much more.

Getting Certified is Simple.

  • Create your account

    Simply enter your name, email address, and password to create your account.

  • Customizing your listing

    Add information about your business, photos, features, and more.

  • Complete short online video lessons

    Three short videos teach you about the population with special needs and how to provide a great experience and environment. Takes less than 20 minutes.

  • Train your entire organization

    With an easy-to-use online certification portal, you can train your employees, volunteers, and interns by simply sharing a link. Everyone that completes the online training receives his/her own certificate of completion. Account owners are notified, and may view reports of everyone that has completed the certification.

Why Get Certified?

Over 56 million people have a special need in the U.S. today.

25% of the population has a special need, or know a close friend or relative who does.

The large and growing market of people with special needs has $220 billion in consumer spending. Since these individuals typically go out with one or more other adults, the economic impact is actually double.

56% of families with special needs will not visit a city, business, or organization that is untrained on how to interact and accommodate them.

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SNC Certification Online Curriculum

Get Certified in 3 Lessons

Lesson 1

Understanding the Population with Special Needs

~4 min. Video run-time
Lesson 2

Engaging Individuals with Special Needs

~5 min. Video run-time
Lesson 3

Providing A Great Environment & Experience

~4 min. Video run-time
Sample Video

Online Certification

In "Understanding the Population with Special Needs", you will:

  • Learn about the population with special needs and disabilities, as well as the amount of families who are connected to someone with a special need or disability.
  • Understand why someone with a special need might jump up and down, wear headphones, or make noises.
  • Recognize the difference between a meltdown and a tantrum, and how you can provide assistance if you witness a meltdown.
  • And more

In "Engaging Individuals with Special Needs", you will:

  • Learn how to properly communicate with someone who has a special need or disability, is non-verbal, deaf, blind, or uses a wheel chair.
  • Understand the proper terminology when speaking with, or about, someone who has a special need or disability.
  • Recognize the appropriate questions to ask, and not to ask, when interacting with someone with a special need or disability.
  • And more

In "Providing a Great Environment & Experience", you will:

  • Learn to identify the different areas and layout of your environment, and why it is important to do so.
  • Understand what it means to be sensory sensitive, how to properly interact with a service animal, and ways you may consider communicating with someone who is blind or deaf.
  • Recognize when it is acceptable to offer assistance to someone with a special need or disability, and the important things you can do in order to provide a great experience.
  • And more
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Become educated about the largest group in our population today.

Affordable Plans For Every Business Type

Charities, Churches,
& Start-ups
Support for 1-10 employees
$ 99 / year

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Access to video certification lessons

Premium Business Listing

Online Certification Portal

Small
Businesses
Support for 11-50 employees
$ 365 / year

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Access to video certification lessons

Premium Business Listing

Online Certification Portal

Medium
Businesses
Support for 51-100 employees
$ 730 / year

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Access to video certification lessons

Premium Business Listing

Online Certification Portal

Large
Businesses
Support for 101-500 employees
$ 1095 / year

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Access to video certification lessons

Premium Business Listing

Online Certification Portal

Enterprise businesses with more than 500 employees, please contact us for pricing.

For Special Needs Providers, SNC offers free special needs provider plans which include a premium business listing. Free plans do not include the certification training, but they may be upgraded at any time. Compare plan features

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Free
Plan
Paid
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Business Listing
General Business Information
About Us Section
Ability to Upload a Business Logo
Ability to Upload a Business Coupon
Ability to Upload Business Photos
Social Information
Embed YouTube Video
Business Categories
Business Hours
Business Features
Certification
Access to certification video lessons
Access to employee training portal
Access to additional training and refresher materials
Marketing
Respond to Customer Experiences
Disable/Enable Customer Experiences
Secret Shopper Review program for negative shared experiences
Official SNC Web Badge
Official SNC Window Decal
Appear at Top of Search List
×
Click To Compare Features Limited
Free
Plan
Paid
Plan
Business Listing
General Business Information
About Us Section
Ability to Upload a Business Logo
Ability to Upload a Business Coupon
Ability to Upload Business Photos
Social Information
Embed YouTube Video
Business Categories
Business Hours
Business Features
Certification
Access to certification video lessons
Access to employee training portal
Access to additional training and refresher materials
Marketing
Respond to Customer Experiences
Disable/Enable Customer Experiences
Secret Shopper Review program for negative shared experiences
Official SNC Web Badge
Official SNC Window Decal
Appear at Top of Search List