Who We Work With

Everyone knows that when a group of like-minded people join forces, it’s easier to get things done. That’s why we partner with a wide range of local, regional, and national businesses; plus government agencies and research institutes. Together, we can affect real change and make an impact on the lives of kids struggling with ADHD. Interested in partnering with us on medical research endeavors or the Riding for Focus school programs? Contact us at foundation@specializedfoundation.org

 
The great thing about using cycling is that we can give students a tool they can use for a lifetime. Not only that, but families and communities can be part of the solution together and that is exciting.
— Dr.Ray Allen, Chair of the Physical Education and Sport Department in The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions at Central Michigan University (CMU)
 
 

Cycling Program Partner

Department of Physical Education & Sport, Central Michigan University

The CMU’s Department of Physical Education and Sport (PES) provides students with a variety of professional and personal growth options. And through our partnership, we developed the Riding for Focus curriculum that's specifically designed to meet national standards for physical education classes.

 

Performance Improvement Partner

United Health Group - Optum

Optum is the health services platform of UnitedHealth Group. Optum focuses on helping improve the health care system itself, including population health management, care delivery, and improving the clinical and operating elements of the system.

 

PRIMARY RESEARCH PARTNER

Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR), Stanford University School of Medicine

The CIBSR conducts research is building a knowledge base that's improving the lives and well-being of kids with brain disorders. The staff is dedicated on identifying biological and environmental risk factors; understanding disease pathophysiology and developmental outcomes; and developing new treatments for neurodevelopmental, neurogenetic, and neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood onset.