The American Association on
National organization for professionals and others
interested in the field of mental retardation.
Angioma Alliance is a non-profit all-volunteer organization dedicated to
improving the lives of those affected by cavernous angioma of the brain and
spine through education and support.
Sibling Support Project
Seeks to increase the peer support and information
opportunities for brothers and sisters of people with special needs and to
increase parents' and providers' understanding of sibling issues.
Brain Injury Association of
Creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education
Cerebral Palsy Connection
CPC exists to allow those with CP to communicate with each other. CPC soul
existence is to bridge the gap and tries to help people realize they are not
alone in the world in everything that must be dealt with CP.
Cerebral Palsy Support Network
The Cerebral Palsy Support Network is an incorporated state-wide Self-Help
Public Benevolent Institution. In late 1995, a small group of parents of
children with cerebral palsy met and founded the initial support group. Over the
past few years our membership has steadily grown and we have evolved into a
Childhood Stroke and Hemiplegia
Connections of Illinois CSHC of IL is a local support and
information group formed in April of 2002. Our goal is to give families of
children with hemiplegia, Hemiparesis, Diplegia and/or Stroke a chance to
connect and interact in person. We provide family support and local resource
information, parent meetings with guest speakers, and family outings.
A UK support group for young stroke survivors
Down Syndrome Home Page
Home page for the Down syndrome listserv.
We are a global community that integrates information, resources, and
communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other
disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and
The Foundation Center
Tips for finding funding sources and writing proposals.
Offering information and support to families where there is a child with
childhood acquired hemiplegia.
Includes Hydrocephalus fact sheet.
Is a registered, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing
support, educational resources and networking opportunities to patients and
families affected by hydrocephalus. The Foundation also promotes related
research and facilitates the training of healthcare professionals to improve
Including Your Child
Information covering the first eight years of a special needs child's life.
The Institute for
Advocates for the right of all people with
disabilities to be full participants in their communities.
Internet Resources for Special
Web site with information relating to the needs of special
children on a global basis.
Together by Chance - United for Change...because children have an extraordinary
power to overcome enormous obstacles. KidPower is a support and informational
site for families living with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
March of Dimes
Provides information, resources, referrals and data intended to assist the
public in having healthy pregnancies and healthy births. The web site also
provides information for health care professionals and offers opportunities for
volunteering in March of Dimes fundraising events.
National Organization on Disability
A national advocacy organization which promotes the full participation and
contribution of America's 54 million people with disabilities, through Harris
surveys and programs addressing community accessibility, emergency preparedness,
employment, religious participation, and other aspects of life.
National Organization for
Technical assistance and information dissemination on rare
The Oaks Group
Organization of people who
believe persons with developmental disabilities should be fully included in the
mainstream of community life.
Our-Kids is a "Family" of parents, caregivers and others who are
working with children with physical and/or mental disabilities and delays. We
call the list "Our-Kids". While it isn't exactingly descriptive, it
avoids the pitfalls of labeling our kids anything but what they most certainly
are: The wonderful little people in our lives.
President's Committee on Mental Retardation
Research and Training Center
Information On Aging with Developmental Disabilities
Special needs dolls for special needs kids.
Special Child Magazine
Free online publication for parents and caregivers of children with special
State of the States in Developmental Disabilities
Examines public spending
for mental retardation/developmental disabilities services in the United States.
Through the Looking Glass
Is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and
services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability
or medical issue.
United Cerebral Palsy Association
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, UCP's mission is to advance the independence,
productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an
World Association of Persons with
A website for persons with disabilities.