Resource Links

Associations

The American Association on Mental Retardation
Interdisciplinary organization of professionals concerned about mental retardation issues.
www.aamr.org

Ancor
Creates formal and informal channels of communication through its nationwide network of professionals, who are leaders in their local communities.
www.ancor.org

The Arc
Formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens of the United States. The largest national organization serving people with mental retardation.
http://thearc.org

The ArcLink
A nationwide, comprehensive database that provides vital information about the maze of services available to people with developmental disabilities and their families.
www.TheArcLink.org

Autism Society of America
Information and resources related to autism.
www.autism-society.org

National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)
An association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.
www.thenadd.org

National Protection and Advocacy Systems
Voluntary national membership association of protection advocacy systems and client assistance programs assumes leadership promoting and strengthening the role and performance of its members providing quality, legally-based advocacy services.
www.protectionandadvocacy.com

NYSARC, Inc.
Liberty's statewide parent organization. The largest non-profit organization in New York State.
www.nysarc.org

Family Support

Children with Spina Bifida
Resources for parents of children with Spina Bifida.
www.waisman.wisc.edu/~rowley/sb-kids/

Council for Exceptional Children
The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
www.cec.sped.org

Down Syndrome
Information related do Down Syndrome
www.nas.com/downsyn/

Exceptional Parent Magazine
Award winning magazine provides information, support ideas, and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.
www.eparent.com

KidAccess
Fosters the use of technology to meet the needs of children with cognitive impairments. Product line of visual materials.
www.kidaccess.com

Learning Disabilities Association of America
National organization to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinate nature.
www.ldanatl.org/

Massachusetts General Hospital Neurology Chat
Weekly chat for parents of children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders.
http://neuro-www.mgh.harvard.edu

Our Kids
Devoted to raising special kids with special needs.
www.our-kids.org

Special Kids
A helpful site designed to assess the financial strengths of parents and their children who have disabilities.
www.specialkids.com

Government

Department of Health and Human Services
United States government principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
www.hhs.gov

State of Delaware
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS)
A Division of the State of Delaware's Department of Health and Social Services. The DDDS oversees services to individuals with developmental disabilities in the State of Delaware.
www.state.de.us/dhss/ddds/index.html

Specialized Miscellaneous Sites

Americans with Disabilities Act
Contains copies of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), ADA regulations, technical assistance manuals, and links to sites concerning legal issues and occupational safety.
http://www.jan.wvu.edu/links/adalinks.htm

Disability Resources on the Internet
Resource page for people with disabilities.
www.makoa.org

Facilitated Communication Institute
Information regarding alternative means of expression for people who cannot speak.
http://soeweb.syr.edu/thefci

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