Reference Links

We have compiled a list of Reference Links that may help you find information about different organizations.

AAC Intervention

Augmentative/Alternative Communication Intervention Products & Presentations by Caroline Musslewhite

Ability Magazine

Publication of ABILITY Awareness, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities through housing, education, employment, media and volunteer opportunities.

ABLEDATA

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, US Dept of Education Search their database to find information on any AT device or adaptive equipment.

Access-Able Travel Source

Provides access information for mature and disabled travelers.

Adobe Access Site

A jumping off point for information on the features and capabilities of ADOBE products that enhance electronic document accessibility for people with blindness, low vision and motor impairments.

Alliance for Technology Access (ATA)

The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is a network of community-based Resource Centers, Developers, Vendors and Associates dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies.

ALS Association

Provides accurate and timely information as well as a resource directory pointing to sources of information. Amanda Baggs “In My Own Language” and eloquently put statement by and for individuals with Autism.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnylM1hI2jc

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Keeps you informed about recent developments in the developmental disabilities community and their latest initiatives.

American Speech Language and Hearing Association
Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)

Serves as the collective voice of the Assistive Technology industry regarding products and services for people with disabilities.

Augmentative Communication Inc.

Sarah Blackstone's site, has information concerning her newsletter and sample issues related to people who use AAC devices.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Connecting Young Kids (YAACK)
Autism Asperger Publishing Company

Their mission is to be the first source for practical solutions related to autism, Asperger Syndrome, and other pervasive developmental disorders.

Autism Resources

Offers information and links regarding the developmental disabilities autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Autism Society of America

Provides information and education to help in decision-making rather than advocating for one particular theory or philosophy.

Brain Injury Association USA

A clearinghouse of community service information and resources.

Brain Injury Center

Their mission is to serve those affected by brain injury through advocacy, education, injury prevention research, service, and support.

California State University at Northridge (CSUN)

Provides services to people with disabilities by the dissemination of information through training programs, conferences, workshops, seminars, and electronic media.

Center for Applied Special Technology

Focuses on the development of learning models, approaches, and tools that are usable by a wide range of learners.

Center for Independence, Technology, & Education

Advocates on behalf of individuals who cannot advocate for themselves. Meets with local officials, conduct projects, promote self-advocacy skills, and provides educational opportunities as well as opportunities for personal growth.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)

Provides science-based, evidence-based information about AD/HD.

Closing the Gap

Provides practical up-to-date information on assistive technology products, procedures, and best practices.

Communication Independence for the Neurologically Impaired (CINI)

Disseminates information about the communication technology that can help people with ALS/MND (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Council for Exceptional Children

International professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

DisABILITY Information and Resources

Provides a multitude of links.

Exceptional Parent

Provides information, support, ideas, encouragement and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities, and the professionals who work with them.

International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC)
International Society for Technology in Education

Provides leadership and service to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in K–12 education and teacher education. Provides members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance in incorporating computers, the Internet, and other new technologies into their schools.

Internet Special Education Resources

Acts as a central starting point that integrates information, resources, and communication

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.

Kids Speech

General speech site, good information on language development and treatment ideas.

LD Online

Provides links for parents, teachers and other professionals on various learning disabilities.

LD Resources

Resources and a discussion area where users can post questions, their own resources or stories, or join numerous ongoing discussions.

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

LDA provides information, support, education and resources through its network of nearly 300 state and local affiliates in 50 states and Puerto Rico.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association

Packed with articles, personal stories, interviews with AD/HD professionals, book reviews, and links to other AD/HD-related sites that provide useful information which may be helpful to you.

National Organization for Rare Disorders

NORD serves as the primary non-governmental clearinghouse for information on rare disorders. It also provides referrals, support groups and other sources of assistance.

National Organization on Disability

Gateway to information to even the employment and spending playing field.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association

Addresses information and issues important to our constituency, policy makers, the general public, and the media, including injury prevention, improvements in medical, rehabilitative and supportive services, research and public policy formulation.

News-2-You

A weekly publication for students with special needs with simple text and symbols.

QIAT

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology

Reading readiness site
Special Education Resources on the Internet

A collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.

Special Needs Family Fun

Offers family fun and special needs resources to enhance the fun and quality of family life for families with disabilities.

State Assistive Technology Projects Resource Center

These projects support consumer-driven, statewide, techonology related assistance for individuals of all ages with disabilities. There are 56 projects (one in each state and in DC and US territories), they are funded under the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988, as amended.

Technology Integration

Linda Burkhart's site, has tons of practical information.

The Arc (of the United States)

Works to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community.

The Parent Institute

Publishes a variety of materials including newsletters, booklets, brochures, and videos.

Through the Looking Glass

Provides comprehensive services to parenting families with diverse disabilities and medical issues.

Trace Research and Development Center

Their mission is to prevent the barriers and capitalize on the opportunities presented by current and emerging technologies, in order to create a world that is as accessible and usable as possible for as many people as possible.

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