Family Resources

Associations

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
Interdisciplinary organization of professionals concerned about issues of persons with developmental and other intellectual disabilities.
www.aaidd.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 persons with developmental and other intellectual disabilities.
www.thearc.org

The Arc’s Publications Desk
A web bookstore for publications and videos on intellectual and other developmental disabilities. 100s of titles, many free as a single copy.

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

NYSARC, Inc.
Montgomery County ARC’s statewide parent organization. The largest non-profit organization in New York State.
www.nysarc.org

NYS Rehabilitation Association
Statewide organization provides employment and on-going support services to people from all disability groups.
www.nyrehab.org

Family Support

Cerebral Palsy Resource Center
Resources for people with cerebral palsy
http://www.cpparent.org/

Children and Youth with Disabilities
National information and referral center that provides information and current issues. Special focus on children and youth.
www.nichcy.org

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

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

Family to Family Resources
Catholic Charities Disabilities Services
Helpful explanations, forms and applications for disability related services and supports.
www.familytofamilyresources.com

Family Village
A global community of disability-related resources.
www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/index.html

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

NYS Council on Children and Families
Site lists many agencies including the Office of the Advocate for Persons with Disabilities.
http://www.ccf.state.ny.us/index.htm

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

Parent to Parent
A network created by families of children and adults with disabilities. Families can share experiences and support each other.
www.parenttoparentnys.org

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

Government

Community, Family & Minority Health
The department offers a wide variety of programs aimed at helping to reduce health disparities.
http://www.nyhealth.gov/community/minority/

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 at least able to help themselves.
www.hhs.gov

New York State Assembly
Contains information about the New York State Assembly.
www.assembly.state.ny.us

OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities)
Offers an overview of the most often requested services and supports for individuals and their families.
www.opwdd.ny.gov

Specialized Individual 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.
www.ada.gov

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/alumni/giving/funds/facilitated-communication.aspx