Links for Parents

Exceptional Learners:             Internet Resources

Exceptionality and Special Education:


American Disability Association                                          

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)                             

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)              

Federal Resource Center for Special Education                 

IDEA Practices                                                                         www.ideapractoces

Internet Resources for Special Children                             

National Council on Disability                                           

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)                                                                                                                                                     

National Organization on Disability                                   

Office of Special Education Programs                                          www.edgov/offices/OSERS/

Special Education Network                                               

World Institute on Disability                                            

Current Trends and Issues:


Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice                 

Children’s Defense Fund                                                   

Circle of Inclusion                                                           

Early Intervention Related Links                                                                                                           

Job Accommodation Network                                            

National Center for Research in Vocational Educ                

National Center on Secondary Educ & Transition                



A.D.D. Treatment and Research Center                               

Attention Deficit Disorder                                                

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)


National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)   


Emotional/Behavioral Disorders:


CEC’s Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders         

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health           

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill                               

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information (NCCAN)


National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse                        

National Mental Health Association                                   

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention                                                                                                                         

Research and Training Center on Family Support

and Children’s Mental Health                                           

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice                


Communication Disorders:


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association                 

Center for Augmentative and Alternative Communication


Center for speech and Language Disorders                         

The National Center for Stuttering                                   

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders


Speech and Language Disorders                                         

Speech Impaired Disorders                                              


Blind/Low Vision:



American Council of the Blind                                          

American Foundation for the Blind                                   

American Printing House for the Blind, INC.                       

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired                   

Blindness Resource Center                                                 

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults (HKNC)


Interactive Finger Spelling & Braille Guide                   

National Association for the Visually Handicapped (NAVH) 

National Federation of the Blind                                         


Multicultural and Bilingual Aspects of Special Education:


Academic Excellence in Bilingual and ESL Education


Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services   

Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional learners                                             

Office of Minority Health                                                


Mental Retardation:


Admin.  on Developmental Disabilities                      

Association of University Centers on Disabilities     

American Association on Mental Retardation            

The Arc of the United States                                  

The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps  

Council for Exceptional Children Division on Mental Retartdation and

          Developmental Disabilities                            

Down Syndrome on the Internet                             

Down Syndrome WWW Page                                  

National Association for Down Syndrome                 

National Down Syndrome Society                            

The National Fragile X Foundation                          

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome    

President’s Committee on Mental Retardation 


Special Olympics                                                   

Williams Syndrome Association                               


Learning Disabilities:


Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Learning Disabilities


Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives                          

Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation          

The International Dyslexia Association                   

LD OnLine                                                             

LD Resources                                                         

Learning Disabilities Association of America            

Learning Disabilities and Practical LD Information                                                                                                                                                    
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)    





Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


American Society for Deaf Children                        

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association       

ASL Dictionary                                                     

Better Hearing Institute                                         

Council on Education of the Deaf                             

Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center                      

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults (HKNC)


The Interactive Fingerspelling and Braille Guide


National Association of the Deaf                             

National Information Center on Deafness                

National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders                                                     

Where Do We Go From Hear?                                 


Multiple/Severe Disabilities, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Deaf-Blindness, etc.:



Autism/PDD Resources Network                             

Autism/Research Institute                                     

Autism Society of America                                     

Brain Injury Association, Inc.                                 

Center for the study of Autism                               

Centre for Neuro Skills                                         

Division TEACCH Treatment and Education of Autistic and related

Communication Handicapped Children


O.A.S.I.S. Online Asperger Syndrome Information Support



Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems                    


Physical Disabilities

Birth Deficit Research for Children                        

Center for Computer Assistance for the Disabled (C-CAD)


Closing the Gap-Computer Technology in Special Education and Rehabilitation


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation                                     

Epilepsy Foundation                                               

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy                      

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundations              

Muscular Dystrophy Association                             

National Spinal Cord Injury Association                 

United Cerebral Palsy Association                          





CEC-The Association for the Gifted (TAG0             

Gifted Children:  Identification, Encouragement, and Development


Gifted Development Center                                    

GT World                                                             

National Association for Gifted Children                 


Parents and Families:

Beach Center on Disability                                     

Family Village                                                       

National Parent Network on Disabilities                  

PACER Center                                                                                                              

Publications for Parents                                         

Special Child                                                          

Zero to Three                                                       



Local Links

CMSU Parent to Parent                                           


Danville Child Development Center                          

Parent Education network                                        

Parent to Parent of PA                                            

CSIU Special Education                                         

Special Kids Network