Disability/Ability Related Links

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AAC - Interventions: Intervention materials to support the functional use of Augmentative/Alternative Communication devices.

AAC - One Stop Guide to Educational and Special Need Applications: With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices. Check out this site that breaks down the best of the apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more. Included are apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and some Android apps.

AACAP - American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Site assists parents and families understand developmental, behavioral, emotional, and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents. Fact sheets, links, etc

AAHPERD - American Alliance for Health, PE, Recreation & Dance: (AAHPERD)Professional organization that supports healthy lifestyles for all through health, physical education, recreation, and leisure activities.

AAIDD - American Association on Itellectual and Developmental Disabilities: AAIDD promotes progressive polices, sound research, effective practices, and the universal rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Abilityhub/Assistive Technology for Disability and Disabilities: Assistive Technology for people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible. This web site will direct you to adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers.

ABLEDATA-Assistive Technology Information: A federally funded project that provides information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment.

About: Special Education (General): The Human Internet, where real people help you get whatever you want from the Web. Each site in our unique network is run by a professional Guide who is carefully screened and trained by About. Guides build a comprehensive environment around each of their specific topics, including the best new content, relevant links, How-To's, Forums, and answers to just about any question.

Accessibility - Microsoft Downloads: Free downloads on the accessibility of Microsoft products and other accessibility issues.

Access-Able: Travel Source: A database guides visitors withn a wide range of special needs to accessible accommodations and resources for worldwide distinations. Practical travel advice.

ADDA [Attention Deficit Disorder Association]: ADDA's mission is to help people with AD/HD lead happier, more successful lives through education, research, and public advocacy. ADD information, resources, links, etc.

ADHD [Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder]: Did you know nearly 12% of all adolescents aged 12-17 are diagnosed with ADHD? These students can struggle in school, especially when they don't have the support they need. The transition to college can be even more difficult if they have never been given the resources they need to succeed. If you feel the same way I do about making sure students and families have the information they need, then I think you'll be interested in this guide from AC Online.

ADL Curriculum Connections: Anti-bias lesson plans and resources for K-12 educators. Raising awareness about people with disabilities and their strucggle for equal rights.

Adults - LD OnLine: There is an increasing awareness of the needs of adults with LD and/or ADHD in post-secondary education, work settings and relationships. This section of LD OnLine includes information that is written to address the needs of adults.

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf: Programs, publications, resources, and membership information.

Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD): Professional organization for individuals involved in the fields of health, physical education, recreation, and dance.

All Kinds of Minds: A non-profit organization that undertakes applied research, product development, program design, and professional training to foster the understanding and optimal care of children with differences in learning.

Alta Regional Center (ALTA): A California-based non-profit corporation that assists people with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities and their familys make use of essential public and private services. Twenty-one state contracted centers exist throughout CA.

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD): Books, news and membership information.

American Cancer Society: Treatment, research, prevention & early detection, and general information.

American Diabetes Association: The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

American Foundation for the Blind: News, resources, guide to toys, and the Hellen Keller Archival Collection.

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA): Professional organization fosters advancement in physical therapy practice, research, and education.

American Printing House for the Blind, Inc.: Manufactures braille, large type, recorded, computer disk, and tactile graphic publications, as well as a wide assortment of educational and daily living products.

American Psychological Association PsychNET (APA): Professional organization representing psychology.  Parenting resources.

American Sign language - Basic Course: A free series of self-paced online ASL courses. Each course covers various aspects of Deaf Culture, ASL grammar, history, terminology, and approximately 100 new signs. There are 10 courses so you will be able to learn over 1000 signs!

American Sign Language (ASL) - Fingerspelling Part of ASL University, an online curriculum resource for American Sign Language students, instructors, interpreters, and parents of deaf children.

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC): ASDC is a national organization of families and professionals committed to educating, empowering, and supporting parents and families to create opportunies for their children who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Aphasia-National Aphasia Association: Aphasia defined plus information and servives to assist people with aphasia and their families.

Apple Education Resources: Education-related hardware, software, and chat.

Arthritis Foundation: The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to support research to find the cure for and prevention of arthritis and to improve the quality of life for those affected by arthritis.

AskABLE: Disability Information: A one-stop-shop for disability information. Goal is to support the recruitment, retention, and placement fo peopel with disabilities to improve their education outcomes by providing users with expert advice.

AskERIC: ERIC is the Educational Resourtces Information Center, a federally-funded national information system that provides, through its 16 subject-specific clearinghouses, a variety of services and products on a broad range of education-related issues.

ASL - Basic Course: A free series of self-paced online ASL courses. Each course covers various aspects of Deaf Culture, ASL grammar, history, terminology, and approximately 100 new signs. There are 10 courses so you will be able to learn over 1000 signs!

ASL Browser - Michigan State: Michigan State University's ASL site, an online American Sign Language (ASL) browser where you can look up video of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them.

ASL - Handspeak: An online American Sign Language visual dictionary.

Asperger Info: O.A.S.I.S. On-Line AS Info and Support: Everything from research papers to information for families to links for use by children with A.S.

Assessment - California Alternate Performance (CAPA): CAPA will be an alternate to California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) and will meet the requirement for an alternate assessment for students with severe disabilities.

Assistive Media: A variety of entertaining and informative magazine articles on audio format that can be downloaded and listened to on your computer.

Assistive Technologies at CSUN Center: Center for assistive technologies at California State University, Northridge

Assistive Technology Discussion Page: Sponsored by the California Department of Education, a discussion with links to Assistive Technology materials.

Assistive Technology, Do-It (University of Washington): Serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment. Excellent online video library.

Assistive Technology, Inc.: Computer hardware and software products.

Assistive Technology Research Institute - National (NATRI): The National Assistive Technology Research Institute (NATRI) conducts assistive technology (AT) research, translates theory and research into AT practice, and provides resources for improving the delivery of AT services.

Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO) Information on AT applications that help children with disabilities learn in elementary school settings.

Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH): The mission of this association is to provide information on spina bifida and hydrocephalus (plus folic acid) and to enhance the lives of all affected.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA): The AAFA is dedicated to research, education, and advocacy to improve the quality of life for those affected by asthma and allergies.

ATA (Center for Accessible Technology): Located in Berkeley, California. Provides access to assistive technology that gives people with disabilities access to computers; provide art programs to provide access to artistic expression; and offer ongoing consultation and support to assist people with challenges.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (National): Focused on the needs of ADDults and young Adults with ADD. Site has articles, personal stories, interviews with ADD Professionals, book reviews, and links to related ADD sites.

Attention Deficit Disorder-Children and Adults with (CHADD): Advocacy, support, information, and chapter location information.

Attention Deficit Disorder-Classroom Management: Fifty classroom tipis, information, and resources relating to Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.), AD/HD and Learning Disorders (LD).

Attention Deficit Disorder-One A.D.D. Place: A virtual neighborhood consolidating in ONE PLACE information and resources relating to Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.), AD/HD and Learning Disorders (LD)

Autism and School-Based Programming: Site developed to provide assistants, teachers, and special needs administrators with information pertaining to establishing developmentally appropriate programming for students diagnosed with Autism or low-functioning Pervasive Development Disorder.

Autism, Center for the Study of: A wealth of information about autism for parents and professionals.

Autism - Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT): FEAT is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Education, Advocacy, and Support for the Northern California Autism Community

Autism Institute on Peer Relationships
Site offers a guide to families, practitioners, researchers and others seeking to address the unique and complex challenges children on the autism spectrum experience in peer relations and play.

Autism: M.I.N.D. Institute: Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND) site that focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adults (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders, PDD, Cerebral palsy, Tourette's Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, ADD, Dyslexia, etc.).

Autism - National Autism Center [NAC]: Site is dedicated to serving children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) by providing reliable information, promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive resources for families, practitioners, and communities.

Autism/PDD Resources Network: Parents with autistic children will find a number of resources and tools at this site. This includes diagnosis and treatment information as well as links for adults with disabilities.

Autism Research Foundation: The Autism Research Foundation is an organization that researches autism and its potential neurobiological causes. News stories and current issues and events related to autism and its research are available.

Autism Resources-Tinsnips: A special education resource. It contains tools for withteachers of individuals autistic spectrum disorders, related developmental disabilities, and children with special needs.

Autism Society of America: Information and support to serve the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Awesome Library - Special Education: Awesome Library organizes the Web with 22,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education. This specific URL is for Special Education. In multiple languages

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Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: Site of a non-profit legal advocacy organization focused issues per people with mental disabilities.

Beach Center on Families and Disability: Researches how the core concepts of disability policy affect professional practice; and, in turn, how practice, especially in the form of partnerships among families, professionals, and agencies, affects families' quality of life.

Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Special Education Toolkit: The BTSA Special Education Toolkit is a series of resources to help novice teachers acquire essential knowledge per educating students with diverse skills and needs.

Behavioral Disorders (Council for Children with): Site of the division per the Council for Exceptional Children that focuses on behavioral disoders.

Behavior Problems: Purpose of the site is to provide a format that allows school personnel, parents, and other professionals to gain access to information, to share effective practices, to receive consultation, and technical assistance concerning the full range of emotional challenges.

Best Buddies International, Inc.: A non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with mental retardation by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. Chapters in more than 500 high schools and colleges campuses.

Best of the Web (BOTW) Directory - Disabled: Start learning about Disabilities through Best of the Web. A collection of websites focused on human relationships based on common interests,government,organizations, and associated sciences

Books Aloud - CAST: Blind, visually impaired, or physically disabled individuals who are unable to read conventional print, hold a book, or turn the pages are eligible. Learning disabled individuals also qualify. Books Aloud tapes can be mailed anywhere within the United States.

Braille Bug: An interactive children's site about Braille. You can get one free copy of your own Braille Bug alphabet card. Famous people who were/are blind, information about Braille, simulations, etc.

BrainConnection: Dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality information about how the brain works and how people learn. Many discoveries are being made in areas that relate to the human brain, including language, memory, behavior, and aging, etc.

Brain Gym - Educational Kinesiology: Brain Gym is a trademarked program of 26 targeted physical activities that purportedly enhance learning and cognitive abilities. It is the core program of Educational Kinesiology (Eduu-K), the study of physical movements as it relates to brain function.

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

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California Association for the Deaf (CAD) : Mission of CAD is to protect the civil rights of the movement (empowerment) of Deafhood and promote the social (ASL), culture, health, educational, and economic well-being of the Deaf Community in the state of California.

California Association of Resource Specialists and Special Education Teachers (CARS+): CARS+ sole purpose is to represent the unique needs of all special educators. Site contains resources, contacts. ACSA and CARS+ Handbook on Goals and Objectives Related to Essential State of California Content Standards available for download.

California Clearinghouse of Specialized Media and Technology: Accessible versions of textbooks, workbooks, and literature books adopted for all public schools by the State Board of Education.

California Dept of Education, Special Education Division: Legal information and directories of services provided by nonpublic schools and nonpublic agencies.

California Laws & Regulations Database - Search: The link to the California Department of Education Laws & Regulations Database Search Engine for Special Education.

California School for the Deaf: CSD-Fremont, CA is a student-developed site highlighting school functions. Link to other U.S.A. Schools for the Deaf.

Cancer Care, Inc.: Oldest and largest national nonprofit agency devoted to offering professional services, emotional support, information, and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones.

Cancer Society - American: Treatment, research, prevention & early detection, and general information.

Canine Companions for Independence: Provides highly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities.

Center for Accessible Technology (ATA): Located in Berkeley, California. Provides access to assistive technology that gives people with disabilities access to computers; provide art programs to provide access to artistic expression; and offer ongoing consultation and support to assist people with challenges.

Center for Applied Technology (CAST): CAST is a non-profit organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, including those with disabilities. Home of "Bobby."

Center for Development and Learning: Site whose purpose is to help all children break the cycle of failure to achieve school and lifetime success. Focus on children with learning disabilities.

Center for Effective Collaboration & Practice: CECP promotes collaboration among federal agencies serving children with or at-risk of developing emotional difficulties. Online resources, federal resources, articles, reports, etc.

Center for Special Education Finance: National and state (California) information per financing special education.

Cerebral Palsy - National (UCPA): General information, research, and advocacy per Cerebral Palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Group: Free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.

Cerebral Palsy Network: Site for parents of children with Cerebral Palsy.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): Advocacy, support, information, and chapter location information.

Circle of Inclusion: Information about the effective practices of inclusive educational programs for children from birth through age eight.

Classroom Management - Resources: Classroom management techniques tailored to elementary and secondary education, discipline ideas for new and experienced teachers, tips for handling special education, suggestions for getting organized, strategies for preventing behavior problems, etc.

Closing The Gap: Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): Professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF): Resource of information about cystic fibrosis.

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Dawn Sign Press: American Sign Language (ASL( materials.

Deaf-Blind Link (DB-LINK): DB-Link is a federally-funded information and referral service that identifies, coordinates, and disseminates (at no cost) information related to children and youth who are deaf-blind (ages 0 -21 years).

Deaf California News: A no-cost mailing list consisting of event announcements, news stories, press releases, and job opportunities for and about D/deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and Interpreter Communities if California.

Deaf - California School for the: CSD-Fremont, CA is a student-developed site highlighting school functions. Link to other U.S.A. Schools for the Deaf.

Deaf Education Center Network(National)-Laurent Clerc: NDECN disseminates information from Gallaudet University on topics related to deaf and hard of hearing students.

Deaf Education Interpreting Preparation Programs

Ohlone College (OC)
Pierce College (PC)
Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC)
Sign Language and Interpreter Preparation Programs Nationally

Deaf Education Master's Degrees

California State University, Northridge
Council on Education of the Deaf, California (CED)

Deaf Linx: Links to sites related to Deaf Culture, reference materials, organizations, publications, legal issues, families, education, etc.

Deaf - National Association of the (NAD): Founded in 1880, the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the oldest and largest organization representing people with disabilities in the United States. Site contains resources, discussions, etc.

Deaf: National Institute for the Deaf (NID):International experts answer questions about the choices, controversies, and decisions faced by parents and educators of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Rochester Institue of Technology.

Deaf - Registry of Interpreters (RID): A national membership organization representing the professionals who facilitate communication between people who are deaf, hard of hearing, and people who can hear.

Deafhood Foundation: Mission is dedicated to achieving economic and social justice for all Deaf people.

Deaf Nation: An international leader in video content, news coverage, social networking, and special events for the greater deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

Deafness: Educational Software by Windmill Works: This site features software and online educational games designed specifically for children, youth, and adults who are deaf.

Delta Society - Service Animals: Delta Society is the leading international resource for the human-animal bond. Delta Society has been the force to validate the important role of animals for people's health and well-being by promoting the results of research to the media and agencies.

Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK): National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. Health information and resources.

Diabetes - Children with: On-line community for kids, families and adults with diabetes.

Disabilities - Famous People (Disabled World): A site to review the lives of some famous people who has disabilities (FDR, Kennedy, Disney, Cruise, Ford, Williams, Lennon, Fitzgerald, Tubman, Keller, Galileo, etc.).

Disability and Rehabilitation Research - NIDRR: Data resources on disabilities, research, organizations, accessibility issues through this federally-funded entity.

Disability Awareness-Turtle Books: An awareness series and curriculum (Jason and Nordic Publishers) that includes background materials, lesson plans, and activities to help children understand and interact with children with disabilities.

Disability Data: Access to disability data.

disAbility.gov: The Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities created this site to provide online access to resources, services, and information available throughout the Federal government, providing links to other useful sites.

Disability History Museum: The historical experience of people with disabilities ny recovering, chronicling, and interpreting their stories.

disABILITY Information and Resources: Title says it all. Many categories on disability-related issues.

Disability is Natural:A different way of thinking about people with disabilities, learning disabilities, and physical and mental involvements. This book provides practical processes for addressing the unique needs of persons with the above challenges.

Disability Resource Center: A Directory of Products and Services for the Physically Challenged, Elderly, Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals.

Disability Resources: Links from The Department of Special Education, University of Kansas.

disABILITY Resources on the Internet: Well organized collection of links to information and resources.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF): DREDF is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. Technical assistance, advocacy, training of attorneys, etc. are provided.

Disability Social History Project: Highlights a few well-known people with disabilities.

Diagnostic Center, Northern California: Afilliated with the California Department of Education, the Diagnostic Center, Northern California, provides high-quality, individualized services to special education students, their families and school districts.

Diagnostic Center North's (DCN) Discussion Forum: DCN offers these monthly forums featuring Assistive Technology, Behavior and Transition suggestions and advice.

Do-It (University of Washington)[Assistive Technology]: Serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers. It promotes networking technologies to increase independence, productivity, and participation in education and employment. Excellent online video library.

Down Syndrome-Health Issues: Comprehensive site with links to online groups.

Down Syndrome-Uno Mas!: Down Syndrome support group.

DREAMMS for Kids, Inc.: DREAMMS (Developmental Research for the Effective Advancement of Memory and Skills) is a non-profit parent and professional service agency that specializes in Assistive Technology related research, development, and information dissemination.

DREDF-Disability Rights: DREDF is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. Technical assistance, advocacy, training of attorneys, etc. are provided.

Dyslexia-Information and Resources for Dyslexia: Davis Dyslexia Correction.

Dyslexia (IDA) - International Dyslexia Association: The International Dyslexia Association is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of the learning disability, dyslexia.

Dyslexia Online: Information about what Dyslexia is.

Dyslexia: The Gift: Product site. Information and resources on Dyslexia.

Dypraxia USA: Educates people about dianosis, treatment, and resources to improve the quality of life for people with dypraxia and their families.

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Easter Seals Society: Home page of the Easter Seals Society. General information, resources, etc focusing on people with physical involvements. Helps children and adults with disabilities and special needs attain greater independence.

e-Buddies: Creates e-mail friendships between people with and without the developmental disability of mental retardation.

Education for Disability and Gender Equity (EDGE): Educational lessons/resources for teachers per disability and gender equity.

Education World: Special Education Community: The Special Education Center for Education World. Resources, articles, information on a variety of educational issues impacting student with disabilities.

Employment Development Dept. (EDD): EDD is a California agency that administers Job Service, Disability Insurance, Workforce Investment Act, and Welfare-to-Work programs.

Employment & Training Agency (ETA) - Disabilities: Dept. of Labor site to research employment resources for people with disabilities.

Enabling Devices - Toys for Special Children: Enabling Devices, a division of Toys for Special Children, Inc., is a company dedicated to developing affordable learning and assistive devices to help people with disabling conditions.

Endocrine Society: The leading source of state-of-the art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism.

Enkidu Research [now Dynavox/Mayer-Johnson]: Devices for augmentative communication that utilize dynamic displays and synthesized speech. Supports direct and scanning selection, word prediction, multiple pages, abbreviation expansion, etc. Palmtop, Handheld, and Tablet versions available.

Epilepsy Foundation: An organization of volunteers committed to the prevention and cure of epilepsy and a positive quality of life for everyone who lives with seizure disorders. Resources, information, support, etc.

Exceptional Parent Magazine-Eparent: Site of a magazine dedicated to provide information/resources to parents of children and young adults with exceptional needs

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Family Center on Technology and Disability (FCTD): The purpose of the Family Center on Technology and Disability is to assist organizations and programs who serve families of children with disabilities by providing information and support on accessing and using assitive technology.

Family Friendly Fun - Special Need Resources: Family friendly fun and special needs resources to enhance the quality and fun of family life with special needs

Family Village: Information for parents of individuals who have disabilities.

Family Voices: National advocacy organization that addresses the health issues of children with special health needs.

Federal Resource Center for Special Education: Provides technical assistance for special education

Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN):Federation for Children with Special Needs is to provide information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. We are committed to listening to and learning from families, and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities.

Fragile X Syndrome Fundation (FRAXA): FRAXA Research Foundation supports scientific research aimed at finding a treatment and cure for Fragile X Syndrome. Site shares information per disorders of autism, X-linked mental retardation, and Alzheimer's disease.

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Gallaudet University (Hearing Involvements): Higher education for the Deaf.

Gifted and Special Education Guide Index: Consumer information for parents of children with disabilities.

Gifted - GT World: An on-line meeting place for families raising gifted and talented students, GT World provides on-line support for families, educators, and other interested persons. A mailing list, articles, and books are available. GT World searches the field of giftedness.

Gifted - Hoagies' Education Place: This extensive site helps meet the needs of parents and educators of gifted children. Included are articles, research, books, organizations, conferences, on-line support groups, academic programs, products, and organizations that support gifted education.

Ginger Software: Software product for automatic text correction. Aim is to facilitate error-free writing, particularly for struggling writers such as people with learning difficulties like dyslexia. It is stated that this program has the potential to eliminate up to 95 percent of writing errors common to dyslexic people—automatically—and enable these people not only to independently produce error-free text, but also to do so via an encouraging, positive experience.

GreatSchools: Mission is to improve education by inspriring parents to be involved. Links to all school levels. Sections include learning disabilities [contains all of the past Schwab Learning content], health and development, academics and activities, involvement opportunities at schools, choosing the right school for your child, community blogs, and school information for many major cities (including Sacramento, CA).

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Handwriting Without Tears (HWT): HWT purports to be an easy way to teach pre-printing, printing and cursive handwriting.

Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) [Self Help for]: SHHH is a self-help site for people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support, and advocacy.

Hearing Loss Web: Hearing loss events, issues, support, and technology.

HEATH Resource Center: HEATH is the national clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.

History of Disabilities and Social Problems - Bibliographies: The bibliographies presented here were compiled for the purpose of encouraging and advancing the study of the history of disabilities and social problems.

House Ear Institute (HEI): Affiliated with USC, HEI is involved in explorations of the auditory system from the ear canal through the inner ear and into the cortex of the brain. Hearing aids, auditory implants, intervention methods, treatements, etc.

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IBM Accessibility Center: Enabling hardware, software, and Web applications.

IDEAdata: Provides public access to data about children and youth with disabilities served by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

IEP Templates: Converts IEP forms into eelectronic templates.

Inclusion: J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre: Parents, teachers, and administrators sharing resources, ideas, and experiences on the topic of inclusive education.

Inclusive Technology (IT) - The Special Needs People: Practical site on special needs and information technology.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1998: United States Department of Education site dedicated to IDEA.

Instant Access Treasure Chest-Disabilities: Foreign Language teachers guide and links to learning disabilities.

Institute for Applied Psychometrics (IAP): Private research institution devoted to the application of educational, psychological, measurement, and statistical procedures to issues in education and psychology.

International Dyslexia Association (IDA): Promoting literacy through research, education, and advocacy. Formerly the Orton Society.

Internet Special Education Resources (ISER): A directory of professionals, organizations, and schools that serve the learning disabilities and special education communities.

Interpreters for the Deaf, Registry of (RID): A national membership organization representing professionals who facilitate communication between people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and people who can hear.

Interpreters for the Deaf, California, Registry of (SaVRID): SaVRID is a Region V Affiliate Chapter of the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID).

Invisible Disabilities Advocate: Strives to help families and friends understand debilitating chronic illness and pain such as extreme fatigue, pain, dizziness, and cognitive impairments.

Irlen Institute (Learning Disabilities): A piece of the puzzle for reading problems, learning difficulties, ADD/HD, dyslexia, headaches, and other physical symptoms through the use of color.

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JAN (Job Accommodation Network): Resources for workplace prouctivity enhancements and reasonable accomodation solutions. A service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

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Kennedy Krieger Institute: An international resource/institution committed to providing quality services to individuals with not only cerebral palsy, but many other disabilities. Resource guide, research, training, and care provider.KODAK - Special

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Laws and Regulation Resources - Sponsored by the California Department of Education. Links to sites related to special education national and state laws, regulations.

Learning Disabilities Association of California: On-line newsletter, general information, and resources.

LD OnLine: Interactive guide to learning disabilities for children, parents, and teachers.

LD OnLine - Adults: There is an increasing awareness of the needs of adults with LD and/or ADHD in post-secondary education, work settings and relationships. This section of LD OnLine includes information that is written to address the needs of adults.

LD Resources: Resources for people with learning disabilities.

Learning Differences - Resources [Formerly Schwab Foundation]: Information for parents, teachers, and the general public.

Learning Disabilities - Adults (LDAO): Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario provides leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education, and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth, and adults with learning disabilities in today's society.

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA): LDA is a national, non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families through advocacy, education, research and service, and through collaborative efforts.

Learning Disabilities - Levinson Medical Center: Infornmation about Dyslexia, ADD, etc.

Learning Disabilities, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes: A site that promotes the Lindamood-Bell program. This approach develops sensory-cognitive processes which they believe underlies reading, spelling, language comprehension, math, and visual motor skills.

Learning Disabilities - National Center (NCLD): NCLD provides support for children and adults with learning diabilities. Information, resources, links, an referral services.

Learning Disabilities [Formerly Schwab Learning Foundation]: A parent's guide to helping kids with learning differences. Excellent information and resources.

Legal & Advocacy Resources: Legal and advocacy resources, books, and business and technical assistance.

Lupus Foundation of America: National organization focused on issues per Lupus. Current information, health forum, chapters, calendar, resource library, causes/symptoms, treatment, etc.

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Macintosh Disability Shareware and Freeware:Descriptions of titles and links to commercial suppliers.

Mainstream-Magazine of the Able-Disabled: Magazine site for the Able-Disabled. Advocates for disability rights. Site contains news, products, profiles, housing, travel, recreation, etc.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of America: "Grants" wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. Site contains information on how the program works, applications, etc.

March of Dimes: The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. M of D carries out these goals through programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy.

Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center: MATRIX is a private non-profit organization to provide parent support for families of children with special needs. Provides services primarily in Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano counties.

Medical Assistant Career Degrees - Disability Options: Provides impartial information on medical assistant training programs for those to begin a new career in the medical assisting field.

Meniere's Disease: Coping support site for Meniere's Disease.

Mental Health Law (Bazelon Center for): Site of a non-profit legal advocacy organization focused issues per people with mental disabilities.

[Center for] Mental Health Services-Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN): Site offers a host of publications about mental illness, disorder diagnosis and therapy, and links to related news stories.

M.I.N.D. Institute: Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND) site that focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adults (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders, PDD, Cerebral palsy, Tourette's Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, ADD, Dyslexia, etc.).

MossRehab ResourceNet - Information and Resources for the Disabled: Information and Resources for the Disabled. Fact sheets give scientific explanations of specific physical disabilities and treatments. Resources listed for employment, education, government supports, sports participation, and accessible travel.

Mouth Magazine: Disability Rights:Avocacy magazine dedicated to issues of disabilty rights. May not be aappropriate for young students.

Multiple Sclerosis Society (National): National organization. Latest information about MS diagnosis and treatments, resources, research, chapters, etc.

MUMS National Parent to Parent Network: MUMS is a national Parent-to-Parent organization for parents or care providers of a child with any disability, rare or not so rare disorder, chromosomal abnormality or health condition.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)-National: News and information about 40 neuromuscular diseases, MDA research and services for adults and children with neuromuscular diseases and their families.

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National Arts and Disability Center (NADC): Promotes full inclusion of children and adults with disabilities into the

visual-, performing-, media, and literary-arts communities.

National Assistive Technology Research Institute (NATRI): The National Assistive Technology Research Institute (NATRI) conducts assistive technology (AT) research, translates theory and research into AT practice, and provides resources for improving the delivery of AT services

National Association of the Deaf (NAD): News, information, advocacy, and certification of sign language interpreters.

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): Professional organization of school psychologists.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA): Focused on the needs of Adults and young Adults with ADD. Sicte has articles, personal stories, interviews with ADD Professionals, book reviews, and links to related ADD sites.

National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM): Info. on captioning, Descriptive Video Service (DVS®), and web site accessability.

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD): NCLD provides support for children and adults with learning diabilities. Information, resources, links, an referral services.

National Center for Stuttering: Provides factual information about stuttering including research and on-going education for speech pathologists.

National Center for Youth with Disabilities-NCYD: An information, policy and dissemination center for youth with disabilities.

National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP): A collection of resources about technology and special education.

National Council on Disability (NCD): NCD is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities.

National Deaf Education Center Network (NDCEN) - Laurent Clerc: NDECN disseminates information from Gallaudet University on topics related to deaf and hard of hearing students.

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS): Research, advocacy, and information for the general public.

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS): NECTAS meets the need for focused, national technical assistance (TA) to states and others to improve services and results for young children with disabilities and their families.

National Federation of the Blind: News, information, products, and employment assistance.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY): NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD): Site supporting human communication research. Provides information and resources including strategic planning, health information, research funding, etc.

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Provides an overview of NIH. Assists users in finding information and services. Also highlights important items of interest to the public and the medical research community.

National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (Library of Congress): National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress. NLS administers a free library program of braille and recorded materials circulated to eligible borrowers through a network of cooperating libraries.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA): Site of NMHA, a non-profit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD): Searchable databases on rare disorders, medications, and related organizations.

National Organization on Disability (NOD): Concerned with all disabilities, all age groups and all disability issues. FAQs, publications, press releases and links to other sites.

National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD): A non-profit organization whose mission is to provide people of all ages who have disabilities with the opportunity to enjoy sports and recreational activities as participants and as spectators.

National Stuttering Association (NSA): Site for support, advocacy, resources, education and self-help for people who stutter.

National Transition Alliance for Youth with Disabilities: Links efforts of multiple organizations to improve futures for all youth transitioning from school to employment, postsecondary experiences and independent living and bridges agencies responsible for providing transition services.

NCLB/IDEA Guide - Eli Education: Eli Education publications reviews the world of education research and regulatory news to bring you the how-to tips and administrative strategies. Advice from education experts to help tackle the latest No Child Left Behind and IDEA requirements as well as information needed to take advantage of funding opportunities.

NIDDK (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease): NIDDK Health information and resources per diabetes, kidney disease, etc.

NorCal Center on Deafness: A non-profit community-based agency "of, by, and for" the deaf and hard of hearing people, serving residents in twenty-four counties of Northern California.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation (OCF): The Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation (OCF), with more than 10,000 members, is an international not-for-profit organization composed of people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals.

Office of Disability Employment Policy - U.S. Department of Labor: Formerly the President's Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons. Purpose is to bring a heightened and long-term focus to the goal of increasing employment of persons with disabilities.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): U.S. Department of Education. OSERS supports programs that assist children with special needs, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities, and supports related research.

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP): Funding and legal information from the federal government.

One-Hand Typing and Keyboarding: A resource site for teachers, parents, vocational, occupational and rehabilitation therapists, who wish to help someone with a disability of the hand learn to type, keyboard and use a computer with the speed of a professional. Manual available.

Our Kids-Raising Special Kids with Special Needs: On-line support group for families raising children with physical and/or mental disabilities and delays.

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PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights): The mission of PACER Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.

PALAESTRA: A Forum of Sport, Physical Education, & Recreation for Those With Disabilities.

Paralympic Games: The Paralympic Games are part and parcel of The Olympic Games and are held by the Olympic Host Country, following the Olympic Games.

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC):The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center assists the families of children with disabilities through education, information and training. PEATC builds parent-professional partnerships to promote success in school and community life. Site contains links, resources, information, publications, etc.

Parents Helping Parents (PHP): A family resource center based in Santa Clara that serves parents of children with special needs. Online tool for letter-writing for parents who are trying to get their children assesed for special education. Also has links, newsletter, library, awareness activities. etc.

Parent Pals - Special Ed Guide: Special Education guide, information, and resources for parents and professionals.

PediaNet (Exceptional Parent Magazine): On-line magazine includes searchable database of articles from previous issues.

Post- Polio Syndrome Resources - Polio/PPS Information: Resources per PPS.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA): Information, research, treatment, and support for families.

President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities: The PCEPD's mission is to communicate, coordinate and promote public and private efforts to enhance the employment of people with disabilities.

Prevention and Early Intervention: Collaboration and Practice: Resources for professionals working with children who have behavioral and emotional problems.

Program Development Associates (PDA): Producers and distributors of disability related videos, CD-ROM's, Books and other resources.

Psychology Self-Help Resources on the Internet: Psychology-related information for students and teachers of psychology.

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Ragged Edge Magazine Online: Ragged Edge magazine and Ragged Edge online are publications of The Advocado Press, Inc. a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to publish materials on disability rights.

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic: 77,000+ titles library of taped textbooks, reference, and professional materials for people who cannot read standard print because of a disability.

Rehabilitation - California Department of: The mission of the Department of Rehabilitation is to assist Californians with disabilities in obtaining and retaining employment and maximizing their ability to live independently in their communities.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID): A national membership organization representing professionals who facilitate communication between people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and people who can hear.

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, California (SaVRID): SaVRID is a Region V Affiliate Chapter of the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID).

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SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center: SAMHSA has links for behavior related issues affecting minority populations. An area for children with games and other activities is also available.

Schwab Foundation for Learning [Now Great Schools]: Resources and information for parents and educators regarding learning disabilities.

Scotopic Sensitivity/Irlen Institute: Overcoming reading problems and dyslexia through the use of color.

SERI-Special Education Resources on the Internet: Special education resources on the internet.

SETSIG (Special Ed Technology):The primary purpose of SETSIG is to advance knowledge concerning specialized technology products and effective practices for enhancing opportunities for children, youth, and adults with disabilities and for students who are gifted.

Shriners Hospital - Northern California: A network of pediatric specialty hospitals where children can receive free medical care. Dedicated to treating children with severe burns, orthopaedic needs, and spinal cord injury.

Sibling Support Project (SSP): Dedicated to the interests of brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs.

Special EDge Newsletter: The Special EDge Newsletter is published quarterly by the CalSTAT Project (California Services for Technical Assistance and Training). It provides the latest printed information on special education in California.

Special Education - Australia (AASE): Information and activities for students with special needs in Australia.

Special Education - California Data (CDE): Short summaries of selected data about special education programs and student outcomes for California school districts.

Special Education Credential Programs - Directory: A complete directory on the web of teacher education degree and certificate programs. It includes over 20,000 teacher education degree and certificate programs, offered by over 1,700 colleges and school districts across the U.S.

Special Education Division - California Dept. of Education: California State Department- Division of Special Education. Information, California statistics, links per laws, etc. in special education.

Special Education Law - Wrightslaw: Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for up-to-date information about effective advocacy for children with disabilities.

Special Education Laws and Regulations Resources - Sponsored by the California Department of Education. Links to sites related to special education national and state laws, regulations

Special Education News: Special Education News answers a need in education for in-depth, timely news related to educating students with disabilities. The Web site and newsletter are journalistic publications centered on the news of the special education field.

Special Education Law Blog: A special education legal resource.

Special Education Related Links - California Dept. of Education: California State Department- Division of Special Education. As the title implies, links per laws, etc. in special education.

Special Education (Spanish-Language) Information and Links [through Necesidades Educativas Especiales]: Written for Spanish-speakers, Necesidades Educativas Especiales provides information, links, etc. pertaining to special education.

Special Education Technology (Journal of ) E-journal: An online publication of NASET, National Association of Special Education Teachers.

Special Needs Project (SNP) - Books About Disabilities: Commercial books/resources in the field of special education and abilities/disabilities.

Special Olympics International: General info, games and competitions, program locations, etc.

Speech Disorders [from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association]: Internet resources for professionals and students in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, speech science, persons with communication disabilities or differences and their support persons.

Studying with ADHD: Studying can be daunting and stressful for any college student, but for students with ADHD earning an A in class or on an exam can be especially challenging, even when putting in the same amount of study time as students without ADHD.  Click on the link for more information.

Stuttering Foundation of America: Online links, resources, information, etc. per issues and practices surrounding stuttering.

Stuttering (National Center for): Provides factual information about stuttering including research and on-going education for speech pathologists.

Support-Groups Online [Daily Strength]: Allows people with health, personal, and relationship issues to share experiences through bulletin boards and on-line chat rooms and provides links to support-related information on the web.

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TASH - Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities: This website describes the mission and current activities of TASH, an advocacy organization dedicated to improving quality of life for persons with severe disabilities.

Technology and Media Division of CEC (TAM): TAM promotes collaboration among educators and others interested in using technology and media to assist individuals with exceptional educational needs. Site contains resources in this area.

TerpCast: An online resource for sign language interpreters.

Tourette Syndrome Association: The TSA is a national organization dedicated to providing up-to-date, accurate information about Tourette Syndrome.

Tourette Syndrome "Plus": Information and resources on a wide-range of disabling conditions, including Tourette Syndrome.

Trace Research and Development Center: Research on making off the shelf technologies and systems like computers, the Internet, and information kiosks more accessible for everyone.

Traumatic Brain Injury: University-based site looking at issues, resources, information, etc. per TBI.

TRN [Training Resource Network] - Supported Employment & Other Disability: Offering resources on the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in their communities.

Turner Syndrome Society: Provides assistance, support, and education to girls and women with Turner syndrome, their families, physicians, and the interested public

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United Cerebral Palsy (UCP): Home site for UCP. Information, resources, links, etc.

 

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Vertigo, Dizziness: Vestibular Disorders Association: VEDA is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide information and support to people suffering from inner-ear balance disorders.

Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA): Support and information site for people with vestibilar disorders (Meniere's Syndrome, etc.)

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Warmline Family Resource Center: Mission is to provide information, education, and support to promote and strengthen the foundation of families and children with special needs to face the challenges of the present and create new dreams for the future. Serves greater Sacramento area.

We Connect Now : Dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

WebABLE: Part of ICDRI (International Center for Disability Respources on the Internet). Links to disability-related internet resources. Provides accessibility technology and services to corporate, gov't, educational, and non-profit clients.

Web Accessibility Iniative (WAI) - W3C: International organization that promotes web accessibility for people with disabilities. Current info, guideleines, news, resources, etc.

WebMD: Helps the healthcare system work for consumers, physicians, health plans and other providers by enabling increased efficiency, better decision-making and, ultimately, higher quality patient care at a lower cost. Information, resources, etc.

WheelchairNet: A community for people who have a common interest in (or in some cases a passion for) wheelchair technology and its improvement and successful application.

WordQ - Word Prediction Software: A writing tool used along with standard word processing software. It suggests words for you to use and provides spoken feedback. It is "transparent" to all applications under Microsoft Windows.

WorkSupport.Com: Information, resources, and services regarding the employment of people with disabilities.

World Institute on Disability (WID): An international public policy center dedicated to carrying out cutting-edge research on disability issues and overcoming obstacles to independent living.

Wrightslaw - Special Education Law: Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, up-to-date information about effective advocacy for children with disabilities.

WrongPlanet.net - Asperger's and Autism: A web community designed for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, and other PDDs.

  

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Yahoo-Disabilities: Search site through Yahoo focused upon disability issues, etc.

 

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