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FIND Quality Resource Providers DISCOVER Hope EXPLORE The Possibilities It is an extraordinary opportunity to market your services and at the same time make the world a better place for some very special kids. Connections is that opportunity in print, online, and in person. For you, our resource partners, it is the perfect way to get your message out to a very hard to find target audience, but that is only half of the benefit. Imagine the emotional connection you will attain when you give your customer a free copy of Connections full of the information your customers need, in the palm of their hands. Our passion is to provide families dealing with special needs some relief by providing; educational, medical, nutritional, parental/family, recreational, and therapeutic resources all in one at no cost to those in need. By becoming a Resource Partner you are sending a powerful message of compassion and hope to this community we strive everyday to serve. Providers and caregivers are all interconnected to... FIND...Quality Resource Providers DISCOVER...Hope EXPLORE...The Possibilites.

Become a Resource Partner Today!

Partnership Counts

“I believe in Connections because it empowers caregivers and puts them

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In Print: Connections Kids, “The Special Needs Directory”, is our flagship product packed full of information and designed to be user friendly with resources cross indexed in alphabetical order, & by category. Your sponsorship ad will be displayed in full color and most importantly our directories will always be stocked and available at hundreds of distribution locations across the region.

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Online: When you become a partner with Connections, you will automatically be listed on our website with a hyperlink from your listing directly to your website for FREE! We know that 98% of caregivers list the internet as their number one tool for finding resource providers. Unfortunately, less than 15% of resource providers have a truly effective online marketing campaign. With our proven marketing strategy and with a host of interrelated sites linked directly to our website you can be sure that your listing will be seen online.


In Person: As a resource partner, there is a whole new level of visibility and value. We provide a full marketing service for you at community events, conferences and trade shows that we attend locally and statewide. We will pass out your literature in our promotional packs for free and help connect you with families in need of your services!

“Seeing is Believing” Full Page Page Full Non Non Bleed Bleed 4.75’x 4.75”x7.625’ 7.75”

Our easy-to-use format measures 5.375”W x 8.375”H. Use the following size charts in order to select the appropriate size for your message.

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Our Kids Need You! Become a Resource Partner Today Who Are Connections Kids? Children between the ages of 0-21 with special needs, which include any physical, cognitive, medical or hidden disability, chronic or life-threatening illness, or those who are medically fragile. I Love Kids with Special Needs! How Do I Support This Project? Step 1: Make a Decision to Get Involved! Step 2: Choose Your Sponsorship Level! Step 3: Review the Categories and Determine Where Your Resource Best Fits. Step 4: Fill Out the Contract and Fax or Email It… ASAP!

Partnership Matters

“Connections has changed my perspective on how I should communicate and work with other providers in the industry. The Connections project has solidified our referral network and strengthened the bond we have with our clients.”

Sponsorship Advertising Description

Cyndi Prince Kids Care Therapy

Basic Listing: This is a great starting point for those resources who believe in this project and want to be involved but have a very limited budget. For $15/ month your resource can support FREE information. This sponsorship includes basic contact informataion with a 25 word resource description.

Print Sponsor: For just $25 dollars a month your resource can become a print sponsor. A print sponsor will receive one highlighted listing with a 50 word description in the directory portion of Connections and online including a free hyperlink from their listing directly to their website.

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Resource Partner: Select a full color ad that visually represents who you are and what services you provide to families

with special needs. By doing this, you are sending a clear message that you have supported this free resource and have just made a powerful emotional connection with those who need your resource the most.

• ¼ Page Ad – 2 Page Spread in Main Content • Priority Supply of Print Directories • Accented Directory Listing with 90 Word Description and Full Color Logo or Picture • Published Article on our Website • 10% Off All Additional Advertising Offers • Quarterly Partner Report • Hyperlink From Our Website To Yours • Custom Ad Packages Available in Multiple Categories • Cover Sponsorships Available

Platinum Partnership:

This level of partnership was created for those resources who want to go the extra mile to support free information and grow this amazing project as well as become more involved in the leading the Special Care Industry towards social responsibility.

• All Resource Partner Benefits Listed Above • Logo Sponsorships at all events • News Letter Sponsorship • Press Release & Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities • Founding Membership to Special Care International • Premium Placement on Website

Connections Partnership Works! “Connections is so amazing, as proven this week when a mom contacted me needing help. She had called two other companies listed that for some reason weren’t able to help her, then she called us and we’ll be starting care for her son next week. Had it not been for the Connections she picked up at Children’s Dallas, she never would have known who to call… or have had access to additional options when the first couple didn’t work out. So on behalf of the mom and Vivicare a HUGE thank you!”

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FREE resource directories for your customers

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6 major categories, 90 sub categories, and more than 200+ specific types of resources

Online listing hyperlinked to your website Additional advertising opportunities to get your message out: bi-monthly e-newsletter, yearly resource fair, premium listing, community booth sponsorship, monthly VIP birthday sponsors Resource partners receive 10% off all additional advertising offers including our yearly resource tradeshow, price lock guarantee for one year, one published article online per quarter, distribution of your literature at community events, and our free quarterly partner newsletter.

Help Me Find You!

Best Value!

2011 Sponsorship Pricing

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Lisa M. Nelson Vivicare Health Partners

Connections’ Empower Caregivers to: FIND Quality Resource Providers, Discover Hope, and Explore The Possibilities. In other words, our mission is help them find YOU!

Resource Categories Medical Resources

Therapeutic Resources

Parental/Family Resources

Financial Planning Applied Behavioral Analysis Guardianship & Estate Planning Aquatic Therapy Home Services Art Therapy Childcare / Nanny Services Listening and Auditory Therapy Babysitting Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy Respite Care Providers Cranial-Sacral Family Counseling Hippotherapy Divorce Attorney / Mediation / Hyperbaric Therapy Collaborative Law Music Adaptive Birthday Parties Neurofeedback Photograpy Electroacupuncture City Programs Interactive Metronome Child Find Physical / Occupational / Rehab Local /State / Federal RePlay Therapy Relationship Development / Social sources Educational Agencies Skills MHMR Authorities Sensory Integration ECI Speech and Language Non-Profits Occupational Safety Products & Services Rehab Services Support Groups Play Therapy Relationship Development / Social Specialty Toys Wish Organizations Skills Sensory Integration Support Groups Speech and Language Educational Resources *Autism *ADD / ADHD Consulting, Evaluations, & *Asthma / Allergies Educational Services *Bi-Polar Home School Resources *Brain Injury Specialized Schools / Private *Blind Schools / Pre-schools *Cancer Special College Programs *Cerebral Palsy Special Education Lawyers & *Developmental Delay Advocates *Down Syndrome Special Education PTA / ISD Sup*Dyslexia port Groups *Epilepsy Transitional Living & Vocational *Hearing Impaired / Deaf Services (Age 17-25) *Local ISD’s Tutoring / Brain Training *Mental Illness *Muscular Dystrophy *Spina Bifida *Sibling Support *Tourette Syndrome “THERAPY 2000 is proud to be a founding *Unknown Syndromes partner of the Connections Project in *Terminally ILL Dallas. It has been exciting to watch this *Blind project grow. The directory has been a *Leukemia Medical Supplies/ Adaptive Equipment Assistive Technology Home Health Care Services Specialists Allergist Cardiology Defeat Autsim Now Dentist Deveolpmental Ped. Gastrointestinal Genetics / Metabolism Neurology Psychology Optometry Pediatritians Pulmononogists Brain Injury Day Rehab Childrens Hospitals Medication Delivery Services Prosthetics

great marketing tool as well as a huge help to the families we serve. Together we can change the world!” Jennifer Riley THERAPY 2000

If you don’t see a category that describes your resource, please let us know. We will be happy to create one for you.

Nutritional Resources Famers Market / Health Food Stores Nutritionist Feeding Specialist Allergen-free Dining Meal Delivery Services Meal Preparation Services Cookware Cooking Classes Organic Co-ops Supplements and Vitamins

Recreational Resources Adaptive Adventure Sports Adaptive Playgrounds Adaptive Sports (General) Cheerleading Cooking Dance Fitness Centers Gymnastics Martial Arts Horse Riding Roller Skating Swimming Water Skiing Camps Movies / Special Screenings

Connections Partner Pricing 2011  

The time is now for your resource to join our partner network, get connected, and help us empower Caregivers with free information. At the...