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Welcome to Your Special Needs Directory List

When you’re caring for a family member with special needs, having extra help is always appreciated. Here you’ll find an abundance of useful resources to help you in every aspect of the care and development of your loved one.

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  • Adrenal Diseases Foundation

    http://www.nadf.us
    Our Mission The National Adrenal Diseases Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, information and education to individuals having Addison’s disease as well as other diseases of the adrenal glands.

  • Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency

    http://www.magicfoundation.org
    Is your child growing normally? If your child does not have a diagnosed syndrome or confirmed growth hormone deficiency, start researching by clicking here or read the information below. We are Parents who have been “there”. We fought to find answers for our children’s lack of normal growth because we were concerned about their health. And because our children were “affected” we are passionate about getting information “out there” for other parents. Growth hormone and all growth disorders are a reflection of overall health.

  • American Foundation for the Blind-West

    http://www.afb.org/
    The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss. AFB’s priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources.

  • Apert Syndrome

    http://www.apert.org/
    Internet safe haven, dedicated to the strength and determination of all of the people with crainiofacial differences and their families.

  • Applied Behavioral Services

    http://www.appliedbehavioralservices.com/
    Welcome to Applied Behavioral Services! ABS is an educational placement program specializing in serving children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as other cognitive and developmental delays. We are an Autism Scholarship Provider as well as a John Peterson Scholarship provider with the Ohio Department of Education and are proud to offer small classroom ratios, highly individualized curriculums, and behavioral management programs all overseen by one of our highly trained BCaBA’s or BCBA’s. Applied Behavioral Services has been serving children for the past 15 years with over 25 years of collective experience with children with special needs. Our programs and classrooms are very individualized based upon the assessment and needs of the student. A student may begin our program in a 1-1 or 1-2 setting and then move to our Step-UP Programs where social skills, academics and classroom routine are stressed as a priority. Applied Behavioral Services is the largest as well as the number one private educational placement choice among our families with in the greater Cincinnati area and Dayton area. Contact us for a tour or more information about all of our programs, class placements or therapies for your child today!

  • Apraxia- Kids

    http://www.apraxia-kids.org/
    The national nonprofit organization representing the needs and interests of children and families affected by apraxia. We hope that you will want to learn more about us and join our efforts.

  • Arizona Industries for the Blind

    https://www.azdes.gov/aib/
    Arizona Industries for the Blind was established in 1952 to provide employment and training opportunities for Arizonans who are legally blind. Most individuals of working age who are legally blind can compete successfully for good jobs if they’re given the opportunity to develop skills and increase their self-confidence.

  • Arthritis Foundation – New Jersey Chapter

    http://www.arthritis.org
    The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. Founded in 1948, with headquarters in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country.

  • Arthritis Society

    http://www.arthritis.ca
    The Arthritis Society offers a wide range of programs and resources dealing with arthritis. These services, including the examples below, can benefit people with arthritis as well as family members and caregivers.

  • ASB, Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impared

    http://www.asb.org/main/index.htm
    Our many divisions serve the local Philadelphia and Delaware Valley areas and beyond.It is our goal at ASB to help the blind and visually impaired regain their independence, self-esteem and confidence so that they may lead active, productive and healthy lives.

  • Aspergers Syndrome Coalition

    http://www.cehn.org/asperger_syndrome_coalition_united_states_inc
    MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and advice to families of More advanced individuals with Autism, Asperger syndrome, and Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD).

  • Ataxia, A-T Childrens Project

    http://www.communityatcp.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=567&srcid=-2
    The A-T Children’s Project is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support and coordinate first-rate biomedical research projects, scientific conferences and a clinical center aimed at finding a cure or life-improving therapies for ataxia-telangiectasia, a lethal genetic disease that attacks children, causing progressive loss of muscle control, immune system problems, and a strikingly high rate of cancer, especially leukemia and lymphoma.

  • Autism Action Partnership

    http://www.autismaction.org
    Our Mission is to improve the quality of life of persons on the Autism Spectrum and their families through education, advocacy and support, thereby enabling them to be an integral part of the community. We provide a central clearinghouse for information pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment, and community resources for individuals diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum and their families. This information is available at (877) ASD-AAP1 or (402) 763-8830 during regular business hours and through our website at www.autismaction.org.

  • Autism National Commitee

    http://www.autcom.org/
    This is the only autism advocacy organization dedicated to “Social Justice for All Citizens with Autism” through a shared vision and a commitment to positive approaches.

  • Autism Resources

    http://www.autism-resources.com
    Welcome to Autism Resources, with information and links regarding the developmental disabilities autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

  • Autism Society of Alabama

    http://www.autism-alabama.org
    Mission Statement: To improve services for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families through education and advocacy. Constituency: Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families Principle Beliefs: Every individual has inherent worth and dignity Inclusion in the community is preferred over exclusion; Options and opportunities should be available for every person; Services should focus on the family and the individuals; Accessible, individualized, comprehensive services should be available; Services should strive to be a model of excellence and incorporate validated innovations; Consumers should expect and receive effective advocacy and leadership; Consumers deserve to receive current information on diverse therapeutic options.

  • Autism Society of Greater New Orleans

    http://www.autism-society.org/chapter168
    Provides information and referrals, advocacy and support for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families: to help families identify qualified professionals in their communities; to assist families in securing benefits and services provided by law; and to promote lifelong opportunities for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder in order to be fully included members of their communities.

  • Autism Society of Illinois

    http://www.autismillinois.org/
    ASI is a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization created more than 31 years ago for individuals with Autism, parents, families, professionals, corporate partners and friends whose lives have been touched by autism. ASI Mission Statement: To improve the lives of Illinois individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders

  • Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin

    http://assew.org
    Our Mission: To support people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, their families, professionals, and others, by sharing information, supporting research, providing networking opportunities and promoting awareness through education and training.

  • Autism Speaks

    http://www.autismspeaks.org/
    Autism Speaks is an international consortium of researchers, philanthropists, government funding agencies, and participating families dedicated. At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis.

  • Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Resource Center

    http://www.alexianbrothershealth.org/abbhh/ourservices/autism
    Individuals within the autistic spectrum of developmental disorders often face a variety of unique mental health challenges throughout their lifetime. It can be confusing for parents and families to know how to locate the essential services, or even how to identify the services that their child, adolescent, or young adult needs. The Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Resource Center can assist families through this confusing and sometimes frustrating process. Our expert Clinical Navigator of the Resource Center works with individuals and families to help assess their needs, and facilitate a triage of those vital services. The Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Resource Center is made available to families in our community through the generosity of our individual and corporate partners. Families may then be directed to either services within the Alexian Brothers Health System, or they may be referred to services in the community.

  • Bipolar Disorder, Child and Adolescent Foundation

    http://www.bpkids.org/site/PageServer
    The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation improves the lives of families raising children and teens living with bipolar disorder and related conditions.

  • BiPolar Focus

    http://www.pendulum.org/
    Bipolar Disorder, formerly known as Manic Depression, is a highly disruptive brain disorder. Since 1994 Pendulum.org has been the web’s premier resource for bipolar information.

  • Blind Babies Foundation

    http://www.blindbabies.typepad.com/
    When an infant or preschooler is identified as blind or visually impaired, Blind Babies Foundation provides family-centered services to support the child’s optimal development and access to the world.

  • Brain Injury Association of Florida

    http://www.biaf.org/
    The mission of this Association is to improve the quality of life for persons with brain injury and their families by creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education, support services, and advocacy. BIAF is a non-profit organization, founded in 1985 by the mother of a young man who sustained a traumatic brain injury from an automobile crash. It is an organization of individuals with brain injuries, their families, and professionals working to help people cope with the long term effects of brain injury.

  • Brain Injury Association of Hawaii

    http://www.biausa.org/Hawaii/
    Welcome to the website of the Brain Injury Association of Hawaii, a non-profit 501(C)3 agency. We are dedicated to serving those affected by brain injury through advocacy, education, prevention, and support.

  • Brain Injury Association of Utah, Inc.

    http://biau.org/
    The mission of the Brain Injury Association of Utah is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.

  • Brain Injury Association of WI

    http://www.biaw.org
    The Brain Injury Association of Wisconsin (BIAW) is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 organization committed to serving individuals with an acquired brain injury and their families. The association was formed in 1980 by a group of individuals with brain injury, their family members, friends and professionals in response to the lack of available services specific to the unique needs of individuals with brain injury. BIAW is a chartered member affiliate of the national Brain Injury Association, Inc.

  • Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children

    http://www.woodallkids.org
    Since it is not realistic for the Foundation to provide even modest financial and hands-on technical assistance to all of the families affected by autism, even in the US, the Foundation focuses on a two part plan, with both prongs aimed primarily at the youngest children with autism.

  • C-CAD Center of United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Dallas

    http://www.abilityconnectiontexas.org/
    What do we do? United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is one of the nation’s leading organizations serving and advocating for more than 54 million Americans with disabilities. Many UCP consumers are people with disabilities other than cerebral palsy. Here in north Texas UCP offers services to individuals, families and communities, such as early childhood development and education, community living assistance and support services (CLASS), home and community support (HCS), consumer direct services (CDS), group homes, adult Impact program, and removing limits through technology with our assistive technology programs. Additionally, UCP of North Texas provides OT, PT, and speech therapy along with a vast array of adaptive equipment available through our equipment loan program.

  • Center for Autism Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    http://www.centerforautismresearch.com
    The Center for Autism Research (CAR) is a collaborative effort between The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. CAR’s goals are to identify the causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and develop effective treatments. CAR conducts research studies for infants at risk for being diagnosed with ASD (due to having a sibling already diagnosed) as well as toddlers and school-aged children on the autism spectrum. Families receive comprehensive assessment reports and are paid for their time and travel costs. Typically developing children and adults are also needed for comparison purposes. For more information, please visit http://www.centerforautismresearch.com.

  • Center for Persons with Disabilities

    http://www.cpdusu.org/
    The Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) is Utah’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Services (UCEDD). Our mission statement expresses both our values and the ways in which we choose to work: “We collaborate with partners to strengthen families and individuals across the lifespan through education, policy, research and services.”

  • Center for the Partially Blind

    http://www.low-vision.org/
    The mission of The Center for the Partially Sighted is to promote independent living for people of all ages with impaired sight.

  • Child and Family Project

    http://www.bu.edu/autism
    The research programs conducted in our lab began about 25 years ago. Our research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and private foundations. We collaborate with colleagues at several other institutions both in the Boston area and elsewhere.

  • Citilink Fort Wayne

    http://www.fwcitilink.com
    Provides transportation to Fort Wayne City limits. Hours of operation are 5:45am-9:30pm Monday-Friday. Saturday hours are 7:30am-6:00pm. Also provides paratransit services during the same hours for those who are ADA eligible and certified.

  • Commonwealth Autism Service

    http://www.autismva.org
    The mission of Commonwealth Autism Service is to provide leadership in the implementation of a statewide system of services to maximize the potential and quality of life of each Virginian with autism across the lifespan. Our website includes information about autism, autism services, and providers, as well as helping you to keep up to date on policy and research.

  • Conklin Center for the Blind

    http://www.conklincenter.org/
    The mission of the Florida Lions Conklin Center is to train, assist, and support individuals that are blind and have one or more other disabilities to obtain gainful employment, live independently, participate in community life and have the freedom to make their own choices with dignity. Our students may have been born blind or suffered an injury or illness that caused the loss of sight. they are also challenged by another physical or cognitive or developmental disability such as deafness, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities or borderline mental retardation, to name a few.

  • CSD

    http://www.c-s-d.org
    CSD (a.k.a. Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.) was established in 1975, primarily to provide sign language interpreting services to deaf and hard of hearing adults in South Dakota. Today, CSD employs nearly 2,000 individuals in offices across the nation, providing a broad continuum of social and human services programs, as well as telecommunications relay and contact center services. CSD is a private nonprofit agency dedicated to providing quality services; ensuring public accessibility; and increasing awareness of issues affecting the deaf, hard of hearing and individuals with speech disabilities.

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    http://www.cff.org/
    The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

  • Delaware Association for the Blind

    http://www.dabdel.org/
    The Delaware Association for the Blind is a private non-profit 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) agency serving legally blind and severely visually impaired adults and children in Delaware. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for those we serve through a variety of education, counseling and recreation programs. We also operate a store at 800 West Street in Wilmington offering a large variety of items that make life easier for someone with impaired vision. Our programs are primarily funded through private contributions.

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

    http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home
    The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses. The organization fosters an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably.

  • Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism

    http://www.flutiefoundation.org
    Our primary goal is to promote awareness and support families affected by autism spectrum disorders. We are committed to funding organizations that provide direct services, family support grants, education, advocacy and recreational opportunities with the purpose of improving the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families.

  • Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida

    http://dsfflorida.org
    The mission of The Foundation is to empower lives for a brighter future by facilitating projects that enhance the welfare, education, health, and artistic and athletic abilities of individuals with Down syndrome. The vision of The Foundation is to create an environment where people with Down syndrome are included in every facet of the community. The Foundation provides several scholarships, informational and training workshops and an internet resource room related to the information and needs of individuals with Down syndrome and their families, professionals, and caregivers.

  • Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

    http://www.kcdsg.org
    The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. DSG seeks to provide the entire community with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome.

  • Down Syndrome Network

    http://www.dsnetworkaz.org
    The Down Syndrome Network’s mission is to provide comprehensive education, support and advocacy for individuals and families affected by Down syndrome.

  • Down Syndrome, National Association

    http://www.nads.org/
    NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

  • Dyscalulia- Web Site

    http://www.dyscalculia.org/
    This web site list resources that are useful for the parents and educators working with children with Dyscalulia.

  • Dyslexia-The Gift, Davis Dyslexia Association International

    http://www.dyslexia.com/
    Join us as we explore the positive talents that give rise to dyslexia, and share our knowledge about the best ways for dyslexic people to learn.

  • Dyslexia, The International Association

    http://www.interdys.org/
    The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. Our goalis to provide the most comprhensive forum for parents, educators, and researchers to share their experiences, methods, and knowledge.

  • Dyspraxia Foundation

    http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/
    The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country Wide charity, founded in 1987 as the Dyspraxia Trust by two mothers who met at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. After being told that their children had Dyspraxia they were astonished and dismayed to discover that no facilities existed to help or inform parents and children with the condition. They decided to form their own group to help others to help themselves.

  • Dyspraxia USA NFP

    http://www.dyspraxiausa.org
    We are an organization that helps all people in the United states with Neuro Diverse learning conditions. We focus mainly on Dyspraxia a condition that affects 6 percent of the population and since I have the condition I decided it was time to make a stand for my people!We are here to educate,inform and make aware to all aspect of the community schooling and other sectors the hidden conditions that go unnoticed due to limited social know how!

  • Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center

    http://www.rehab.va.gov/blindrehab/
    The mission of Blind Rehabilitation Service is to coordinate a healthcare service delivery system that provides a continuum of care for blinded veterans extending from their home environment to the local VA facility and to the appropriate rehabilitation setting. These services include adjustment to blindness counseling, patient and family education, benefits analysis, comprehensive residential inpatient training, outpatient rehabilitation services, the provision of assistive technology, and research.

  • Epilepsy Foundation

    http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/
    “The Epilepsy Foundation will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and services.”

  • Epilepsy Foundation – Peoria Office

    http://www.epilepsyheartland.org/peoria
    Epilepsy related services, referrals, education, support and first aid training for those with seizure disorders and those who care for people with seizures.

  • Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

    http://www.epilepsychicago.org
    Provides referral, education, outreach, advocacy, casemanagement, medical clinics, pharmaceutical assistance referral, vocational counseling, and support groups. Also provides employment and educational advocacy to those dealing with epilepsy and seizure disorder.

  • Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii, Inc.

    http://www.epilepsyhawaii.org/
    The Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii (EFH) provides direct services to individuals with seizure disorders. It is estimated that over 18,000 Hawaii residents suffer from epilepsy and over 75,000 people are touched by it. For over 20 years the EFH has provided information and educational services to individuals and groups with questions pertaining to epilepsy. The EFH is a private, nonprofit agency, whose mission is to increase public awareness of epilepsy and to build a sense of community, enabling persons with epilepsy to participate fully in the community at large.

  • Epilepsy, The Network

    http://theepilepsynetwork.com/
    This corporation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation, organized for charitable purposes.The specific purposes for which this corporation is organized are to provide education, charitable assistance, encouragement, support, information, referrals, and advocacy for those touched by epilepsy.

  • Family Ideas Network for Down Syndrome (FINDS)

    http://www.findsdownsyndrome.com
    We are a parent support group providing education, support, community awareness to families with children with Down Syndrome in the McHenry County area.

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, National Orginization

    http://www.nofas.org/
    NOFAS is committed to raising public awareness of Fatel Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)- the leading known cause of menatl retardation- and to developing and implementing innovative ideas in prevention, intervention, education, and advocacy in communities throughout the nation.

  • Florida Institute of Rehabilitation Education (FIRE)

    http://www.firesight.org/
    FIRE is a nonprofit agency dedicated to assisting people who are visually impaired or blind to achieve a maximum level of independence in their lives. Free services are provided on an outreach (one on one) or group basis and are provided without charge, without regard to individual or family income level, race, creed, age, disability or national origin.

  • Foundation Fighting Blindness

    http://www.blindness.org
    The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. (FFB) is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.

  • Geneva Center for Autism

    http://www.autism.net
    Geneva Centre for Autism is an international leader in the development and delivery of training, support and clinical intervention services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Glenkirk

    http://www.glenkirk.org/
    Glenkirk’s mission is to provide quality, lifetime supports and services which empower individuals with developmental disabilities to participate fully in all areas of community life. Glenkirk will advocate for and provide support and service based on the principles of informed choice, personal dignity, responsibility and individualization thereby enhancing the quality of life for all those whom Glenkirk serves.

  • Hearing & Service Dogs of Minnesota

    http://can-do-canines.org/
    Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota has been helping people with disabilities through the use of assistance dogs since 1987. We work with individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or physically disabled, pairing them with dogs specially trained to alert them to important sounds or assist them in the activities of daily living.

  • Hope Delivery Systems, Inc.

    http://www.hopedeliverysystems.com
    Hope Delivery Systems, Inc. is a social service organization providing private pay client service and consultation in the form of education, advocacy, and therapy to the community – specializing in families with children, and adults on the Autism Spectrum while simultaneously developing The Hope Delivery Systems Foundation for extended community outreach and development.

  • Huntington’s Disease

    http://hdsa.org/
    Huntington’s Disease Society of America Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow. HDSA Mission — The Society is a National, voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Huntington’s Disease and their families. To promote and support research and medical efforts to eradicate Huntington’s Disease. To assist people and families affected by Huntington’s Disease to cope with the problems presented by the disease. To educate the public and health professionals about Huntington’s disease.

  • Idaho Commission For The Blind And Visually Impaired

    http://www.icbvi.state.id.us/
    Our mission is to empower persons who are blind or visually impaired by providing vocational rehabilitation training, skills training and educational opportunities to achieve self-fulfillment through quality employment and independent living; to serve as a resource to families and employers and to expand public awareness regarding the potential of all persons who are blind or visually impaired.

  • Illinois Branch of The International Dyslexia Association

    http://www.readibida.org
    We are dedicated to the study and remediation of dyslexia and to the support and encouragement of individuals with dyslexia and their families.

  • International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association

    http://www.imdsa.org
    International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association is designed to provide support, information and research to individuals, families and professionals touched by mosaic Down syndrome.

  • Kentucky Department for the Blind

    http://www.blind.ky.gov/
    The Kentucky Office for the Blind is a state government rehabilitation agency that offers assistance to persons who are blind or visually impaired. We also provide various services for employers interested in hiring or accommodating workers who have a vision loss.

  • Kids Health- Auditory Processing Disorder

    http://www.kidshealth.com/parent/medical/ears/central_auditory.html
    KidsHealth is the largest and most-visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, the award-winning KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use. KidsHealth has been on the Web since 1995 — and has been accessed by about half a billion visitors. On a typical weekday, more than 500,000 visitors access KidsHealth’s reliable information.

  • LD Online

    http://www.ldonline.org/
    LD OnLine seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.

  • Learning Disabilities Association of America

    http://www.ldanatl.org/
    LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.

  • Learning Disabilities, National Center for

    http://www.ncld.org/
    The site features content on implementing RTI from preschool to secondary; information for administrators, teachers, specialists, and families; unprecedented access to the nation’s top researchers and experienced implementers; as well as numerous networking opportunities to talk to colleagues nationwide.

  • Madison Area Down Syndrome Society, Inc.

    http://www.madss.org
    MADSS is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization affiliated with the National Down Syndrome Society, theNational Down Syndrome Congress and theDown Syndrome Affiliates in Action. We are parents, siblings and relatives of people with Down syndrome and community leaders who want to make a difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome in the greater Madison community.

  • Mesothelioma Cure

    http://www.asbestos.com/treatment/
    The Mesothelioma Cancer Center offers the most comprehensive and updated information on asbestos exposure and mesothelioma.

  • Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

    http://www.miamilighthouse.com/
    Miami Lighthouse has an experienced management team. Its CEO and other senior management have demonstrated outstanding professional acumen in their respective fields. This team is dedicated to offering the most effective state-of-the-art techniques and care to persons who are blind or severely visually impaired, as well as its new initiative in eye wellness.

  • Mitochondrial Disease, United Foundation

    http://www.umdf.org/site/c.dnJEKLNqFoG/b.3041929/
    The UMDF offers support to all sufferers of mitochondrial disorders regardless of diagnosis, suspected or confirmed. Our mission is to promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.

  • Muscular Dystophy Association

    http://mda.org/
    MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health organization sponsoring research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for neuromuscular diseases. MDA research grants currently are supporting more than 250 projects worldwide.

  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

    http://www.nami.org
    NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.

  • National Aphasia Association

    http://www.aphasia.org/
    The NAA’s mission is to educate the public to know that the word aphasia describes an impairment of the ability to communicate, not an impairment of intellect. The NAA makes people with aphasia, their families, support systems, and health care professionals aware of resources to recover lost skills to the extent possible, to compensate for skills that will not be recovered and to minimize the psychosocial impact of the language impairment.

  • National Ataxia Foundation

    http://www.ataxia.org
    The National Ataxia Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of persons affected by ataxia through support, education, and research.

  • National Down Syndrome Congress

    http://www.ndsccenter.org
    The mission of the NDSC is to provide information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome.

  • National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeltal & Skin Diseases

    http://www.niams.nih.gov
    The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.

  • National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum

    http://www.nodcc.org
    The NODCC is a nonprofit organization established in 2002 by professionals, parents and individuals affected by a disorder of the corpus callosum. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and promote opportunities for individuals affected by the disorder. We work to raise the profile, understanding and acceptance of these disorders through education, advocacy and networking. We disseminate information and newsletters, host family conferences and facilitate family networking through our family partnership programs.

  • National Research & Training Center on Blindness Mississippi State University

    http://www.blind.msstate.edu/
    The mission of the RRTC is to enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination

  • National Resource Center on ADHD

    http://www.help4adhd.org
    The National Resource Center on AD/HD: A Program of CHADD is the nation’s clearinghouse for science-based information about all aspects of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). Funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the NRC provides information on this disorder which affects how millions of children and adults function on a daily basis. The NRC was created to meet the information needs of professionals and the general public.

  • New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

    http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/
    Offers Services for the totally blind, legally blind, visually impaired, deaf blind and more with eye health, counseling, educational, recreational, computer training, amd vocational services.

  • Nonverbal Learning Disorder

    http://www.nldline.com/
    Educating the care givers and assciates of individuals with NLD is the prime goal of this web site.

  • Nonverbal Learning Disorder Association

    http://www.nlda.org/
    NLDA is a non-profit corporation dedicated to research, education, and advocacy for nonverbal learning disorders.

  • North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind

    http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dsb/
    Since 1935, the mission of the North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind has been to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to reach their goals of independence and employment.

  • Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy

    http://www.ofcp.ca
    Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy is a non-profit, charitable organization which strives to address the changing needs of people in Ontario with cerebral palsy by way of the following core activities. (1) Assisting people with cerebral palsy and their families with education, funding for equipment, planning for the future, and accessing community services. (2) Funding assistance for Member Groups who provide services to assist people with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities. (3) Supporting and funding the most advanced and highest quality cerebral palsy medical research. (4) Advocating and promoting awareness, understanding, and acceptance of persons with cerebral palsy.

  • Parents in Toto Autism Resource Center

    http://www.parentsintoto.org
    Located in Pennsylvania, our center provides supports and products related to autism spectrum disorders and related conditions generally not available elsewhere in one location. Our vision is to create a comfortable, welcoming environment where parents, diagnosed individuals, families, and friends can gather socially, educationally, and spiritually without judgment or prejudice. Please consult our website for more information.

  • PKU Organization of Illinois

    http://www.pkuil.org
    The understanding of the developments with PKU and coping with the issues of the diet are critical for our families. On a quarterly basis, we publish a newsletter, The PKU Press, which serves as a forum for the exchange of new information, ideas, recipes and encouragement. Additionally, the Organization sponsors PKU cooking schools to better enable families to offer more variety and flavor while complying with the diet. The PKU Organization of Illinois is committed to the support of appropriate research initiatives to better understand PKU and eventually find a cure. Research initiative such as the Maternal PKU Project and Gene Therapy projects are supported and followed by the Organization.

  • Prader-willi Syndrome Association

    http://www.pwsausa.org/
    Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) is dedicated to serving individuals affected by Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), their families, and interested professionals. To provide information, education, and support services to its members.

  • Propionic Acidemia Foundation

    http://www.pafoundation.com
    The Propionic Acidemia Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding improved treatments and a cure for Propionic Acidemia by funding research and providing information and support to families and medical professionals.

  • ResCare Premier Texas

    http://www.rescarepremiertexas.com
    ResCare Premier Texas is a unique group of interrelated treatment facilities that together form a comprehensive continuum of care. We offer a variety of programs and services to address the needs of individuals with brain injury and other neurological impairments. ResCare Premier Texas is a continuum of interrelated treatment programs dedicated to individuals with acquired brain injury and other neurological disorders. Our programs specialize in neurobehavioral rehabilitation, residential rehabilitation and long-term support services. Since 1978, ResCare Premier Texas has served over 1500 individuals with brain injury and other neurological disorders from across the United States, Canada and Guam.

  • Resource Center

    http://www.tgen.org
    Translational genomics research is a relatively new field employing innovative advances arising from the Human Genome Project and applying them to the development of diagnostics, prognostics and therapies for cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and other complex diseases.

  • Rimland Services NFP

    http://www.rimland.org/
    Since 1971 Rimland Services NFP has pioneered successful, community-based programs that support individuals with autism as they achieve their full human potential, living in the community of their choice to the maximum extent possible. Rimland has been at the forefront in lowering walls that separate individuals with autism. Over the years, Rimland has successfully established community living options for adults with autism in Des Plaines, Evanston, Highland Park, Maywood, and Mount Prospect.

  • Rocky Mountain MS Center

    http://www.mscenter.org
    The mission of the Rocky Mountain MS Center is to improve the lives of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and their families through care, support, education and research. We are a patient centered organization striving to change how we think about and treat MS. For our patients and their families we incorporate wellness, exercise, diet and stress management, and supportive services in addition to the most progressive medical care.

  • Santa Clara Valley Blind Center, Inc.

    http://www.visionbeyondsight.org/
    For more than 50 years, SCVBC has provided support to individuals facing the uncertainties, fears, and challenges related to uncorrectable vision loss. We are a community-based organization dedicated to increasing the confidence, independence, and quality of life of the blind and visually impaired. SCVBC tackles complex vision loss issues comprehensively through rehabilitative, educational, and recreational services that ensure the long-term independence and empowerment of our clients.

  • Schizophrenia.com

    http://www.schizophrenia.com
    Started in 1995, Schizophrenia.com is a leading non-profit web community dedicated to providing high quality information, support and education to the family members, caregivers and individuals whose lives have been impacted by schizophrenia.

  • Sensory Processing Disorder Resource Center

    http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/
    This is now one of the top online resources for parents, teachers, children, and other professionals who interact with children, about this often misunderstood and misdiagnosed NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER, otherwise known as a Sensory Processing Disorder.

  • Sensory Processing Disorder, SENSORIZE

    http://www.sensorize.com/
    Toys, Products, Strategies, and Advice for dealing with Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration Issues.

  • Smith-Magenis Syndrome, Parents and Researchers interested in- (PRISMS)

    http://www.prisms.org/
    PRISMS is dedicated to providing information and support to families of persons with Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS) and fostering partnerships with professionals to increase awareness and understanding of SMS.

  • Society for The Blind

    http://www.societyfortheblind.org/
    Society for the Blind serves thousands of blind and visually impaired people throughout the Sacramento area and surrounding counties. We are the only center in this region that trains blind and low vision people on Braille, life skills, computers and job skills. Our mission is to empower individuals who are blind or have low vision to live productively and independently by building confidence through training, tools and mentorship.

  • Southeastern Rett Syndrome Alliance

    http://www.serett.org
    The Southeastern Rett Syndrome Alliance (SRSA) is a grassroots organization, established in January 2007, to provide a network of information and emotional support for families and caregivers of Rett Syndrome (RTT) children and adults; and to increase public awareness of Rett Syndrome. The southeastern location of the organization inspired the lineage to RTT families residing in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. SRSA serves as an International Rett Syndrome Foundation regional representative, to provide direct support and advocacy at the local level. SRSA‘s purpose is to develop understanding and awareness of Rett Syndrome; to promote the general welfare of those with Rett Syndrome; to assist in indentifying persons with Rett Syndrome; to support families in coping with the disorder, and conduct activities aimed at prevention, treatment and eradication of Rett Syndrome.

  • Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome

    http://www.sandsaz.org
    Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome seeks to inspire, educate and support individuals, families and communities living with Down syndrome through out Southern Arizona. We belive that every individual with Down syndrome should be given the opportunity to reach their highest potential and live fulfilling and productive lives within our community.

  • Southwestern Blind Rehabilitation Center

    http://www.rehab.va.gov/blindrehab/
    The mission of Blind Rehabilitation Service is to coordinate a healthcare service delivery system that provides a continuum of care for blinded veterans extending from their home environment to the local VA facility and to the appropriate rehabilitation setting. These services include adjustment to blindness counseling, patient and family education, benefits analysis, comprehensive residential inpatient training, outpatient rehabilitation services, the provision of assistive technology, and research.

  • Spina Bifida Association of America

    http://spinabifidaassociation.org/
    The Spina Bifida Association of America is to promote the prevention of Spina Bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected. The association was founded in 1973 to address the specific needs of the Spina Bifida community and serves as the national rep of almost 60 chapters.

  • Spina Bifida Association of Arizona

    http://www.sbaaz.org
    The Spina Bifida Assoc of Arizona serves people all over the state of Arizona. We provide programs such a Support Groups, Housing, Urinary Care Supplies, Lunch as Clinic, Holiday Parties, free bike events, welcome baby packets and soon to come a sleep over summer camp. SBAAZ’s mission is to promote the prevention of spina bifida abd enhance the lives of all affected. We do this through such programs as FSACT (Folic Acid and Spina Bifida Awarness Culinary Training), housing, free hand cycle events, support group, Welcome Baby program, Holiday Party, and so many more. Soon to come will be a sleep over Camp to open in 2011 for those with spina bifida in Arizona.

  • St Jude Brain Injury Network

    http://www.tbioc.org/
    The St. Jude Brain Injury Network is a non-profit program that provides long-term planning and support services for adults 18 years and older living in Orange County who have experienced an external force traumatic brain injury (TBI). The network is grant-funded by the California State Department of Mental Health.

  • Stand Among Friends Center

    http://www.standamongfriends.org
    Stand Among Friends is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that promotes opportunities for people with neurological disabilities to live a life without limits and experience the highest degree of independence and success in their communities. Stand Among Friends provides service and support through its comprehensive Web site, television programming, video resources and through the development of models and research design to improve quality of life daily.

  • Talking About Curing Autism – TACA

    http://talkaboutcuringautism.org/
    Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) provides information, resources, and support to families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help people with autism be the best they can be.

  • The Autism Project

    http://theautismproject.org
    The Autism Project provides support and training for educators and families who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Social Skills groups for ages 4 through adults, help teach our children how to navigate the social world.

  • The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation

    http://www.djfiddlefoundation.org
    The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation is the national autism organization focused exclusively on adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASD). The mission is to develop and fund The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Signature Programs that address critical needs and gaps in services and supports for the diverse population of adults living with ASD.

  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness

    http://www.nami.org/
    NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illnesses.

  • The National Down Syndrome Society

    http://www1.ndss.org/
    The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to realize their life aspirations. NDSS is committed to being the national leader in enhancing the quality of life, and realizing the potential of all people with Down syndrome.

  • Tucson Association for the Blind and Visually Imparied

    http://www.saavi.us/
    SAAVI is a non-profit agency serving visually impaired adults in Southern Arizona since 1964. By promoting independence, SAAVI enhances the quality of life for those with vision loss through programs offering services, skills training and social and recreational opportunities.

  • Turner Syndrome Foundation, Inc.

    http://TurnerSyndromeFoundation.org
    Turner syndrome affects 1 in 2000 females. We can help. The goal of the Turner Syndrome Foundation (TSF) is to support research initiatives and develop educational programs which will increase professional awareness and enhance medical care of those affected by Turner syndrome. Early diagnosis and comprehensive treatments over the lifespan will lead to a brighter and healthier future for all young girls and women with Turner Syndrome. Toll-free hotline: 800-594-4585.

  • UCP of Northeastern Pennsylvania

    http://www.ucpnepa.org
    UCP of Northeastern Pennsylvania provides an array of services for children and adults with various disabilities. Although we have expertise in the field of cerebral palsy, over 75% of the people receiving our services have disabilities other than cerebral palsy.

  • United Cerebral Palsy

    http://www.ucp.org/
    United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, the UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.

  • United Cerebral Palsy Association Greater Chicagoland

    http://www.ucpnet.org/
    The mission of United Cerebral Palsy is to advance the independence of people with disabilities, enrich their lives, provide support to their families, and advocate for their inclusion in every facet of community life.

  • United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii

    http://www.ucpahi.org/
    UCPA of Hawaii is part of a nationwide network of approximately 153 state and local affiliates which provide services, conduct public and professional education programs and support research in cerebral palsy. The local UCPA has been providing services in the islands since 1959.

  • United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile

    http://www.ucpmobile.org/
    UCP of Mobile is dedicated to advancing the independence of people with disabilities. UCP offers a wide range of services for people of all ages, starting with one of our early intervention programs and continuing through adulthood with our supported employment program.

  • United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County

    http://www.ucp-oc.org/UCP/
    Founded in the early 1950s by parents and volunteers to serve the needs of children with cerebral palsy, UCP of Orange County now serves children with all types of developmental disabilities and provides vital support to families. Each year, we provide direct services to more than 3,800 people, with disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome muscular dystrophy and other developmental disabilities. Our staff of highly trained professionals includes leaders in inclusion, early intervention, advocacy and community resources, providing services and materials in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

  • United Supports for Autism

    http://www.unitedsupportsforautism.com
    Dr. Brian Goldberg is a licensed psychologist and a board certified behavior analyst. He is the owner of United Supports for Autism, which consists of multiple professions. While United Supports for Autism specializes in autism spectrum disorders, the practice also provides services for individuals with other diagnoses, such as ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and anxiety disorders. United Supports for Autism also provides services for individuals who do not have a diagnosis, but exhibit problem behaviors (e.g., aggression, noncompliance, disruptions, tantrums, etc.) and/or developmental skill deficits (e.g., toileting, sleeping, feeding, self care, etc.).

  • US Autism & Asperger Association

    http://www.usautism.org/
    The USAAA mission is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and their families/caregivers touched by autism spectrum disorders by providing educational and family support through conferences/seminars, published and electronic mediums, and research.

  • Washington Department of Services for the Blind

    http://www.dsb.wa.gov/
    The Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) is a state rehabilitation agency that offers assistance to persons who are blind or visually impaired. We also provide various services for employers interested in accommodating or hiring workers with vision loss.

  • Williams Syndrome Association

    http://www.williams-syndrome.org/
    The WSA is the only group in the US devoted exclusively to improving the lives of individuals with Williams syndrome and their families. The WSA supports research into all facets of the syndrome, and the development of the most up to date educational materials regarding Williams syndrome.

  • Williams Syndrome Changing Lives Foundation

    http://www.wschanginglives.org/
    The Williams Syndrome Changing Lives Foundation is a non-profit foundation centered on increasing Williams syndrome awareness, increasing education for families, the public, physicians, and therapists. Resource materials available for download as well as a bi-monthly newsletter. No membership fees.