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Assistive Technology Autism Child Development
Deaf or
Hard of Hearing
Family Advocacy and Support General Disabilities -
Resources and Info
Health Care IDEA Mental Health
Other Disability Resources Special Education Local Resources
 
Suggest an AT Resource! Assistive Technology
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Alliance for Technology Access
ataccess.org
Accessible Toys for Children with Disabilities
lekotek.org
Information on Assistive Technology and Devices
ablegeneration.com
 
  Autism
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Autism Resources
autism-info.com
Yale Child Study Center
info.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/autism
Autism Society of America
autism-society.org
Asperger’s Syndrome Information
udel.edu/bkirby/asperger
 
Suggest a Child Dev Resource! Child Development
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I am Your Child Campaign –
information on brain development
iamyourchild.org
Information on Child Development
zerotothree.org

Information on empowering families and
communities to promote optimal
development of our children
frca.org

Promotes the education of
young children
naeyc.org
Website for Parents
Provides information on parenting, education, health and safety
greatkidsct.org
 
  Deaf or Hard of Hearing Resources
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The central point of
deaf-related information
deafworldweb.org
EDEN – The Electronic Deaf Education Network
(a virtual community for families of deaf
and hard of hearing children)
bradingrao.com
Examines the impact of
deafness on young children
shhh.org

Early Identification of Hearing Loss in Infants
– statistics about prevalence of deafness, use
of technology and consequences of delay in diagnosis
lhh.org
AG Bell
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Telephone: 202-337-5220
TTY: 202-337-5221
Fax: 202-337-8314
www.agbell.org
Provides information and develops products which are
geared to children who are deaf or hard of hearing
and their families
listen-up.org
 
Suggest a Family Resource! Family Advocacy and Support
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Family Voices – a national grassroots network
of families and friends speaking on behalf of
children with special health care needs
familyvoices.org
Parents Helping Parents
php.com
Our Kids
our-kids.org
National Parent Network on Disabilities
npnd.org
 
  General Disabilities – Resources and Information
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Division for Early Childhood
dec-sped.org
The Family Village – a global
community of disability related resources
familyvillage.wisc.edu
Internet Resources for Special Children
irsc.org
National Information Center for
Children and Youth with Disabilities
nichcy.org

National Early Childhood
Technical Assistance System
NECTAS.unc.edu
Matches parents with other parents
of children with similar issues
therfcc.org
Exceptional Parent magazine’s on-line resource for parents of
children with disabilities
eparent.com
 
Suggest a Health Care Resource! Health Care
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American Academy of Pediatrics
aap.org
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Online Community
dpeds.org
National Center for Education in
Maternal and Child Health
ncemch.org
Maternal and Child
Health Clearinghouse
mnchc.org
National Health
Information Center
nhic-nt.health.org
National Healthy Mothers/Healthy
Babies Coalition
hmhb.org
 
  IDEA
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Information on Individuals with Disabilities 
Education Act, Amendments of 1997
ed.gov/offices/OSERS/IDEA
Answers questions about IDEA
ideapractices.org
Federal Interagency Coordinating Council website for Part C of IDEA
fed-icc.org
 
Suggest a Mental Health Resource! Mental Health
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National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
nami.org
National Mental Health Association
nmha.org
 
  Other Disability Resources
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National Federation of the Blind
nfb.org
National Down Syndrome Congress
ndsccenter.org
National Down Syndrome Society
ndss.org
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
chadd.org
National Organization on
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
nofas.org
Spina Bifida Association of America
sbaa.org
Parent Support for Parents of
Children with Congenital Heart Defects
littlehearts.net
National Organization for Rare Disorders
rarediseases.org
Office of Rare Diseases
rarediseases.info.nih.gov
Genetic Alliance – international coalition
working to enhance the lives of everyone
impacted by genetic conditions
geneticalliance.org
A support e-group for families and others interested in sharing questions or information
on specific rare diseases
raredisorders.com
 
Suggest a Special Education Resource! Special Education
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Special Education Resource Center
serc.rh.edu
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and
Gifted Education Council for Exceptional Children
ericec.org
 
     



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