Resources and Links

Here are some other internet sites you  might find useful:

ANGELMAN SYNDROME

Special Child Magazine - unfortunate use of poster children, but it does give you a very solid background into characteristics.

http://www.specialchild.com/archives/dz-001.html

 

AUTISM

Autism Research Institute - amazing source of autism links put on by World Access Inc. and the Autism Research Institute.

www.autism.com

    Autism Resource Guide
 http://www.fagellaw.com/Resources/2014/May/Autism_Resource_Guide/

ASPERGER'S SYNDROME

OASIS- Online Asperber Syndrome Info and Support

 www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger

BLINDNESS

NY Institute for Special Education

www.nyise.org/blind.htm

CEREBRAL PALSY

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy

www.ataxiccerebralpalsyhelp.com

United Cerebral Palsy Association - among other things, separate discussion groups for parents, persons, professionals and kids dealing with cerebral palsy.

www.ucpa.org

Special Child Magazine - solid background into the characteristics of Cerebral Palsy.

www.specialchild.com/archives/dz-003.html

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Internet resources for special children

www.irsc.org

National Information Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities

www.nichcy.org

Beach Center on Family and Disability

www.lsi.ukans.edu/beachhp/htm

DEAF

Deaf Library

www.deaflibrary.org

DIRECT CONTACT SUPPORT

Washington Alliance for Direct Support Professionals - good articles relating to direct support work

https://www.nadsp.org/

 

DOWN SYNDROME

National Association for Down Syndrome

www.nads.org

DUAL DIAGNOSIS

National Association of Dually Diagnosed Persons

www.thenadd.org/

EPILEPSY

The Epilepsy Foundation

www.efa.org

FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME

The ARC of the United States

www.thearc.org

GENERAL

Learning Disabilities

www.1800wheelchair.ca/news/post/learning-disability-resources.aspx

Refinance Mortgage Rates for Persons with Disabilities

www.refinancemortgagerates.org/mortgage-guide-for-people-with-disabilities

Disabled Travelers

http://www.disabledtravelers.com/development-disabilities.htm

Social Security and Disability Resource Center

http://www.ssdrc.com/ 

Special Education Resource

http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/degrees/education/special

Guide to housing and mortgages for people with disabilities

www.mortgageloan.com/disabilities

Assessments

www.baldeagle-assessments.com

Resource for disability studies and research - The Australian Centre on Quality of Life 

http://acqol.deakin.edu.au/

State by state listing of disability resources among other things...

www.disabilityresources.org

Great resource for looking up specific disabilities

www.familyvillage.wisc.edu

American Association of University Affiliated Programs

www.aauap.org

The Council on Quality and Leadership

www.thecouncil.org

Internet Resources for Special Children - good resource for press releases in national newspapers and some interesting links to other disability websites.

http://orsaminore.dreamhosters.com/handy/links/uk_various.html

American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

www.aaidd.org

The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

http://www.nasddds.org/index.shtml  

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

www.cms.gov/SURVEYCERTIFICATIONGENINFO/PMSR/list.asp    

 
 College Guide for Disabled Students
  
    http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/disabled-students/

Individual Agency Training, Consultation and Supports 

 

http://www.hwisolutions.com/ 

LEADERSHIP

Perdido Magazine

www.perdidomagazine.com

MATERIALS & PUBLISHING

Cherry Hills Bookstore

www.cherryhillbooks.com

High Tide Press

www.hightidepress.com

MEDICAL

Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association

www.ddna.org

PARENT/FAMILY EDUCATION & SUPPORT

Parents Helping Parents Website

www.php.com 

PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association

www.pwsausa.org

QMRP ORGANIZATIONS

Southwest Society of Service Coordinators

www.swssc.org

RETT SYNDROME

Special Child Magazine - solid background on Rett Syndrome characteristics.

http://www.specialchild.com/archives/dz-002.html

RIGHTS/ADVOCACY

Highlights of Supreme Court decisions concerning the ADA. Also access to opinions concerning ADA.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/  

The President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities - some pamphlets you can order off the site, some may find helpful.

http://archive.acf.hhs.gov/programs/pcpid/memberbios.html

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities - promotes national policy enabling increased choice for individuals with developmental disabilities

http://www.nacdd.org/

Up-to-date news which affects the disability community. Also an ADA frequently asked questions site.

www.disabilityrights.org

Site that provides non-profit legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disabilities. Good info on Supreme Court decisions.

www.bazelon.org

International Disability Coalition

http://disabilitycoalition.org/

SAFETY

Access to Material Safety Data Sheets for household chemicals

www.msdssearch.com

SUPPORTED LIVING

Trinity Services, Inc.

www.trinity-services.org

 Delaware County ARC

http://www.delarc.org/