1. Children and Family Resources
2. Early Intervention
3. Economic Information
4. Employment Information
5. General Disability Information
6. Housing Resources
7. Legal Rights and Information
8. National Research Centers
9. Organizations for Families
10. Special Education
11. Specific Disabilities
Parent to Parent
Washington state, site and coordinator list
The Alliance for Full Participation (AFP)
AFP is a formal partnership of leading organizations serving the developmental disabilities field that share a common vision-to help create a better and more fulfilling quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (aaidd)
An on-line resource to augment activities and provide access to information about Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities field.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The mission of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is to promote the interests of and provide the highest quality services for professionals in audiology; speech-language pathology; and speech, language, and hearing science, and to advocate for people with communication disabilities.
Americans with Disabilities Act
U.S. Department of Justice Information on the ADA
ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
The ARCH supports service providers and families through training, technical assistance, evaluation and research.
The Center for An Accessible Society Disability Issues Information
The changing world of developmental disabilities - describes how such disabilities can occur in any family; how society's values and ideas about the conditions are changing; and more.
Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation, Western Washington University
CCER mission statement: "The Mission of the Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation is to identify, develop, support and exemplify excellence among rehabilitation practitioners in the Pacific Northwest for the purpose of increasing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities." CCER offers conferences, workshops, distance education, a graduate program, and a leadership institute.
Center on Human Policy
The Center on Human Policy (CHP) is a Syracuse University based policy, research, and advocacy organization involved in the national movement to insure the rights of people with disabilities.
Council on Quality and Leadership in Supports for People with Disabilities
The Council is an international organization at the forefront of the movement to create opportunities for people with disabilities. We direct our efforts toward promoting quality improvement in services and supports.
The comprehensive Federal website of disability-related government resources.
National Council on Disability
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
Part of the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, NIDRR provides leadership and support for a national and international program of comprehensive and coordinated research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.
National Organization on Disability (NOD)
The National Organization on Disability promotes full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
NICHCY provides parents, professionals, and others with information on issues of concern to children and youth with disabilities and their families, and referrals to other organizations and sources of assistance.
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health - Portland State University
The Center's activities focus on improving services to families whose children have mental, emotional or behavioral disorders through a set of related research and training programs.
Affordable Community Environments (ACE) Community Development Corporation
Center for Housing and New Community Economics (CHANCE) - University of New Hampshire
Home Ownership Center - Community Housing Resource Center
Housing & Mortgages for People with Disabilities
Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA)
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
National Coalition for Parental Involvement in Education (NCPIE)
Washington Education Association - Special Education
Washington Parents are Vital in Education (P.A.V.E.)
Washington Protection and Advocacy System
Washington State Home Page
Wrightslaw - Special education law and advocacy
Center on Human Development and Disability, University of Washington at Seattle
Civitan International Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham
John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development, Vanderbilt University
Children's Hospital Development Disabilities Research Center, Children's Hospital Boston
Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center, University of North Carolina
Shriver Research Center, Waltham, Massachusetts
Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin at Madison
The Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) has over 250 documents, articles, FAQ's on the law, employment strategies for people with disabilities
Council for Exceptional Children
The CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities and the gifted.
Disability Access Information and Support
Courtesy of Jane Jarrow, "one of the foremost researchers in the area of post-secondary education and disability."
Guide to Online Schools
The complete education job resource center.
National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC)
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation's Services (OSERS)
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
OSPI Washington Learning: The Gateway to K-12 Education in Washington State
Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)
11. Specific Disabilities
RE: Disability Characteristics and Political Correctness
Autism Speaks Video
The band, Five for Fighting, is generously donating $0.40 to Autism Speaks for *each time* the video is viewed the funding goes toward research studies to help find a cure. When you have a moment, please visit the link below to watch the video and pass it along to your friends and family. They are aiming for 10,000 hits, but hopefully we can help them to surpass this goal.
Jason McElway: Young man with Autism on the Basketball Court
Spirit of Clark County Awards
Person of the Week
The Gift of Inspiration
Walgreens Hires a Better Workforce