on the World Wide Web
Additional Sources of Information Regarding Mental Retardation/Developmental
Forum -The Information Site for Developmental disAbilities
Rehabilitation Association - An Affiliate of the National Rehabilitation
- Rest Ministries,
Inc. - Christian organization for people who live with chronic illness or
- Center for Enriched Living -
Provide social and recational programs for over 400 children, adults and
senior citzens with mild to morderate mental retardation.
Institute - Children's Institue's goal is to enable children and young
adults with special needs to realize their fullest potential.
Information - Service to people with Downs Syndrome.
- Community Support
Services, Brookfield, IL - Community Support Services, Inc. provides
community-based services to children, adults and familes with developmental
disablities throughout the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.
- The Oaks
Group - Organization of parents, consumers, advocates, educators, service
providers, and other who believe persons with developmental disabilities
should be fully included in the mainstream of community life.
- Florida Developmental
Disabilities Council - The FDDC guides development and administration of
services for people with developmental disabilties by planning and funding
research, innovations, and programs to improve the quality of their
- California Center on
Life Planning -The California Center on Life Planning is a California
Non-Profit Corporation serving the needs of parents of children with special
- The New York State
Rehabilitation Association - A Statewide association of 140 not-for-profit
agencies across New York State that provide services for people with
- Vocational &
Rehabilitation Research Institute
- Toward Independent Living
& Learning - TILL
- Ministry Health
- Cotting School, (MA)
Day school in Lexington, MA for boys and girls ages 3-22 with physical,
learning and communication needs.
- The Accreditation
Council - A resource for individuals, families, advocates, provider
organizations, professionals and the public sector.
Mental Health - Information on books, articiles and toys regarding
- Alternate Work
Concepts - Non-profit supported agency working with people who experience
- Mentalhealth Internet
Resources - a national directory of resources and professionals in the
mental health and disability fields.
- Austim Society of
Alabama - Information and political action site for Alabamians concerned
- Gan Harmony website
all about special education and inclustion.
- IdeaList - The
Contact Center Network, Inc. is a New York based nonprofit organization to
help people take action on the issues that concern them.
- National Fragile X
Foundation - A comprehensive site, developed by the National Fragile XX
Foundation, dedicate to information and resources pertaining to fragile X
- World Association of Persons
with Disabilities - A website for persons with disabilities on the
Research and Training Center on Aging with Mental Retardation
- The Comprehensive Williams
Syndrome Home Page
- People First of Northern
- Toys for Special
Children. Enabling Devices develops and manufactures assistive and
adaptive technologies for the physically challenged.
- Cheshire Home
Inc., special rehabilitative health care facility for young physically
disabled adults located in Florham Park, New Jersey.
- Associates for Human
Services, Inc. - A private, not-for-profit, agency in Southeastern
Massachusetts, providing services that develop independent living, community
integration, freedom of choice and physical and mental well-being for
children, adolescents, adults and their families.
- New York State
Commission on Quality Care - Serves people with mental disabilities and
their families by providing independent oversight of the quality and cost
effectiveness of services provided by all mental hygiene programs in New York
- Fond du Lac County
Department of Social Services (Wisconsin) - Aging and Disability Resource
- Community Resource
Center of Sullivan County, Monticello, New York.
- People Inc. - A
private, non-profit agency providing services to individuals with special
needs and their families throughout Western New York.
Rivers Free Net - Miscellaneous links and items of interest.
- North Bay Regional Center
- NBRC is an agency that provides or funds services for people with
developmental special needs in Napa, Solano & Sonoma County, CA.
- Ada Access Network -
Helping those with disabilities access the world.
- American Association of
People with Disabilities
- Prader-Willi Syndrom Arizona
- Residential Care
Services Inc. - A CARF accredited provider of behaviorial healthcare in
the Pittsburgh, PA area.
Resources - Web site on autism from Syracuse University.
- Calif. Depart. Of
- Council for Exceptional
Disabilities Resource Center - Provides programs for persons with
developmental disabilities from Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Summit
- Down Syn
- Down Syndrome
Organization of Southern Nevada
- Dyslexia - A site
in England for anyone interested in dyslexia
- Employment Support
Institute - Helping people make better decisions about employment options
Teaching Web Site
- Gold Coast Down
Syndrome Home Page
- Growing Up With
- Harbor Regional
- Hydrocephalus Association
Homepage - Web site for Hydrocephalus Association, including Hydrocephalus
- JAN - Job
- Logan - for
families and individuals with disabilities
- MacArthur Foundation
Library Video Project
- MRDEAF-L World Wide
Web Page - Web site for MRDEAF-L listserv focusing on issues regarding
people who have mental retardation and are deaf
Organization for Rare Disorders - Technical assistance and information
dissemination on rare disorders.
People First Home Page
- Oregon Special
- Research & Training
Ctr. On Family Support/Children's Mental Health
- San Francisco Down
- Speaking for
of Colorado Developmental Disabilities Services
Hydrocephalus Page- Writings and musings on neurology, disability and
hydrocephalus from a person living with this condition.
- Tidewater Down Syndrome
- United Cerebral
Palsy of Dallas
- United Cerebral Palsy of
New York City
- UPSIDE - An informal
society of individuals, parents and friends involved in the world of Down
Parenting Information and Support
- The Institute
for Community Inclusion - Organization which advocates for the right of
all people with disabilities to be full participants in all aspects of their
Deletion Outreach, Inc. - Organization providing information and support
to families affected by any type or rare chromosome disorder.
- Special Needs
Information - Practical advice that parents and people with autism
Communique's - Information on kids with special needs XXYY or Klinefelter
- PROUD, Parents
Regional Outreach for Understanding Down syndrome serving Orange County, Ca. A
non-profit organization providing support and information to families,
educators, doctors, hospitals, lawyers, and family planners.
- Managed Care
Adocacy - This site offers information, resources and services for parents
and providers who battle daily to obtain healthcare services for
Trust for Retarded Citizens - Parenting information.
- Kennedy Krieger
Institute - Dedicated to helping children and adolescents with disorders
of the brain achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in
family, school and community life.
- Pennsylvania Federation
Council for Exceptional Children
- CTAA - Human services
agencies that provide any sort of transporation
- The Alliance of
Genetic Support Groups - A national coalition of consumers, professionals
and genetic support groups for concerns on genetic conditions
- The California Center
on Life Planning - The mission of the California Center on Life Planning
is to assist the average family who has a child, spouse, sibling, or parent
with a disability indoing comprehensive life and estate planning using a team
approach at the lowest, possible cost.
- The John and
Joanne Davis Story - A journey in Self Determination
- PACER Center (Parent
Training & Information Center)
- The Special Kids
- The Association
of Congenital Diaphtagmatic Hernia Research, Advovacy, and Support.
- The Indiana Parent
Information Network, Inc.
Research & Resource Group - Provides support and organizational
efforts for parents of all children with 11th chromosome abnormalities.
- Access through Barriers
with Education - Information about disability as it relates to the
- Adoption Advocates -
Specializing in adoptive family support.
View Home Page
- Down Syndrome Home
Page - Home page for the Down syndrome listserve.
- Family Empowerment Home
- National Child Care
Information Center - A federally-funded project to complement, enhance and
promote child care linkages and to serve as a mechanism for supporting
quality, comprehensive services for children and families. NCCIC addresses the
child care needs of children with disabilities.
- Parent information and training project of Alaska.
- The Parent
- Picture Reading
Literacy Project - Information to teach people with severe disabilities,
who have had difficulty learning to read, how to read the written word using
- Special Child
Magazine - Special Child is a free online publication for parents and
caregivers of children with special needs.
- Basic Educational
Materials - Basic Educational Materials, Publishers offers quality
educational materials for special needs professionals.
- The Sibling Support
Project - An excellent site of sibling support resources, workshops and
connections regarding brothers and sisters of people with disabilities,
chronic illnesses or mental health concerns.
- What's Up With Downs
Disability Resource Lists and Directories
Other National Disability Organizations
- ANCOR(American Network of
Community Options and Resources
- National Guardianship
Association - Provides educational, training and networking opportunities
for guardians and surrogates.
- National Center on
Educational Outcomes (NCEO) - Provides national leadership in the
identification of outcomes and indicators to monitor education results for all
students, including students with disabilities.
Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems - An association that which
represents federally mandated programs that protect the rights of persons with
- National Alliance of the
DisAbled, Inc. - An online informational and advocacy organization
dedicated to working towards gaining equal rights for the disabled in all
areas of life.
- Consortium for Citizens with
Disabilities - A coalition of approximately 100 national disability
organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that
ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and
inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of
- Prader-Willi Syndrome
Association (USA) - A national organization for families, professionals
and service providers dedicated to improving the lives of people with
- United Cerebral
- The National Arts
and Disability Center - Their mission is to promote the full inclusion of
children and adults with disabiltiies into the visual and performing
- The National Down Syndrome
- The American
Association on Mental Retardation - Home page for AAMR, the national
organization for professionals and others interested in the field of mental
retardation. Along with The Arc, AAMR is a founding member of the United
States International Council on Developmental Disabilities.
- The Bazelon Center for
Mental Health Law, a national organization which focuses on legal advocacy
for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental illness.
- Epilepsy Foundation of
America - National organization that works for people affected by seizures
through research, education, advocacy and service.
- FRAXA Research
Foundation - Home page for a national nonprofit organization that provides
a variety of information on fragile X syndrome.
- National Association
of Developmental Disabilities Councils
- National Ctr. for Children
and Youth with Disabilities
- National Down Syndrome
Congress - Home page for a national advocacy organization on Down
- National Down Syndrome
Society - Home page for this national organization on Down syndrome.
Includes information on inclusion.
Advocates Becoming Empowered
International Disability Organizations
- Canadian Abilities
Foundation - The Canadian Abilities Foundation's mission is to provide
information, inspiration, and opportunity to Canadians with disabilities,
their families, friends and the entire spectrum of professionals working in
- cri du chat
Research Group on Aging and Intellectual Disabilities - An international
organization of researchers, providers, administrators, and others who are
interested in the aging of people with intellectual disabilities.
- Aladdin Project:
Theatre for Human Development with Special Populations - Their goal is to
enhance the self-esteem and quality of life of a variety of special
populations through creative modalities such as drama, art, music, and
- Handicapped on the
Internet - A meeting place for the handicapped and others who are in some
way related to or interested in the handicapped;; a place where they could
find links, sites, informatin, activities, etc.
- http://www.shef.ac.uk/~nhcon- Nursing
and Health Care Resource - UK
States International Council on Mental Retardation and Developmental
- Ontario Association for
- Developmental Disabilities
Centre - Web site from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada
providing information on developmental disabilities, including abstracts from
the journal Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, and information on ICAD-L, a
listserv on abuse and violence in the lives of people with developmental
Feeding Gastrostomy Home Page
- How Can
I Help? - A booklet for friends and relatives when a family has a child
with cerebral palsy. Produced by the Cerebral Palsy Association of Western
- Intellectual Disability
Information System - A comprehensive source of information about
developmental disability from Australia.
- MENTAID, Association for
the Development of the Mentally Handicapped - A non-profit organization
established in 1985 in Calcutta to improve and expand on existing services for
mentally handicapped people.
- Center for
Rehabilitation Engineering Research (Sweden)- Individuals interested in
assitive technology for people with developmental disabilities.
- Ontario Prevention
- Special Needs
Education Network - Provides services to parents, teachers, schools and
other professionals, individuals, groups and organizations involved in
education of students with special needs.
Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials
- University of Edinburgh's
CALL Centre - The Communication Aids for Language and Learning Centre
serves individuals in Scotland with severe communication, physical and
mobility difficulties, including a focus on augmentative and alternative
Assistive Technology, Software and Electronic
Health Promotion and Disability
Consulting Disability-Related Sites
Universities and University Based
University Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina. A 112 year
tradition of preparing teachers to assume leadership roles in their
classrooms, school and communities. Excellent undergraduate and graduate
degree programs in special education makes this site worth checking
- The Physican's
Guide to Special Education - How to help your pediatric patients with
special health care needs and obtain services.
- Virginia Commonwealth
University - Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace
- The Collaborative
Autism Project - Autism Research in Genetics and Neuroimaging.
- Blazenet -
Blazenet is an information and referral service on recreation, fitness, and
sports programs available in Georgia for people with physical
Clearinghouse - National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training
- A Life-Sharing, Educational Community
for Developmentally Disabled Young Adults
- Social Work 644-
An undergraduate and graduate social work course at the University of
- The Transition
Research Institute at the University of Illinois - Headquarters for the
National Transition Alliance for Youth with Disabilities, promotes the
inclusion of youth with disabilities in the national school-to-work
Developmental Disabilities Netlink - University affiliated program at the
University of California, Los Angeles.
- Mental Health and
Developmental Disabilities Center, - University affiliated program at the
University of California, Los Angeles.
- The Shriver Center -
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center for Mental Retardation
Brown's Research Home Page - Home page for older women with
- University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill Learning for Life
- National Home of Your Own
Alliance - A Technical Assistance Center at the University of New
Hampshire Institute on Disability.
I.N.S.P.I.R.E. -A philosphy in whcih all individuals can participate in
physical activities that enable them to be motorically cognitively, and
affectively successful within a community that embraces diversity.
- Center for Community
- Center on Education and
Work - Located at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, School of
Education, the Center on Education and Work provides information on Vocational
Education, Tech Prep programs and school to work/transition programs.
- C L A S Culturally &
Linguistically Appropriate Services -Early Chilhood Reserach
- The Center on Human
Policy - A Syracuse University based policy, research and advocacy
organization. Includes information about ordering Human Policy Press
- Civitan International
Research Center (Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham)
- The Institute on
Community Integration - A University Affiliated Program at the University
of Minnesota dedicated to improving community services for people with
developmental disabilities and their families.
- Interwork Institute at
San Diego State University - The Interwork Institute is comprised of two
divisions; the Rehabilitation Continuing Education Efforts and Special
Education. All efforts focus on promoting the integration of individuals with
disabilities into all aspects of school, work, family and community
- Iowa's University
- The John F. Kennedy
Center for Research on Human Development
- National Clearing
House of Rehabilitation Materials
Berkeley School Psychology
- University of Arizona -
ASU Department of Special Education.
- University of Virginia -
Web site for University of Virginia, Curry School of Education, Department of
Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education. Once to the Special Education
page, take a tour through the "Special Education
- Virginia Commonwealth
University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Supported
Employment - State-of-the-art information on employment of people with
Disability Service Providers
- Lifeworks, Inc. -
Provide residential and employement services to individuals with developmental
disablities in Westwood, MA.
- Crest Network -
Crest Network is a network of local non-profit community service providers
working with folks who have disabilities in Ohio.
- Inland Regional
Center - Services for developmentally disabled individuals and their
familes in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
- Louisiana Lions Camp
- The Louisiana Lions Camp is a state project of the Lions Clubs of Louisiana,
- Residental, educational,
therapeutic, and recreational services
- Association for Children with
Down Syndrome - ACDS offers educational, therapeutic, behavioral and
health-related services to people with Down syndrome and their
- Avenues to
- The College for
- Suported Life
Institute - The mission of the Supported Life Institue is to offer
educational and training opportunities to assist individuals and organizations
in the work of improving the quality of life for people with
- Martin Luther Home
Society - We provide our Lord's touch of love to people with developmental
disabilities and other special needs.
Optimism Summer Residential Camp for Physically Challenged or Disabled
- Order of
Alhambra - A Faternal Order of Catholic Men Dedicated to assisting persons
developmentally disabled by mental retardation.
Francis Camp on the Lake - Camp exclusively open for the developmentally
disabled with mental retardation in the summer months.
- Developmental Services
- Utah Association of
Community Providers Association of residental and vocational
- Harbor Regional Center -
Serving Los Angeles County, California .
- Hattie Larlham
Foundation - Service Agency in Ohio serving children and young adults with
mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
- Little City
- Northern Southwest
Comm. MHMR - Community MHMR center serving parts of Pittsburgh,
- The Option Institute
- Co-founded by Samahria and Barry Neil Kaufman (author of the book SON-RISE),
the Option Institute "serves special needs children and their families
challenged by autism, Down syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder and other
disabilities" and also has year-round programs for adults.
- The Chileda Institute
- is a treatment center and care program for children and younf adults who
exhibit severe mental disabilities.
- Babcock Center,
Federally Funded Projects on Mental Retardation and Related
Information on Disability Legislation
Organizational and Grant Resources
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