The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.: This national professional association representing the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.
The Arc of the United States: The world’s largest grassroots organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with more than 140,000 members affiliated through more than 850 state and local chapters across the nation.
Asperger’s Association of New England: AANE offers a comprehensive array of programs and services responsive to the needs of the various sectors of the AS community.
Ataxiccerebralpalsyhelp.com: A site dedicated to raising awareness of Ataxic cerebral palsy.
The Autism Acceptance Project: TAAP promotes acceptance of and accommodations for people with autism.
Autism National Committee: This autism advocacy organization is dedicated to social justice for people with autism.
Autism Society of America: ASA is a leading source of information about autism. It provides financial support for autism research and programs.
Autism Society of New Hampshire: Through education, advocacy, and support the Autism Society of New Hampshire Society hopes to foster the understanding, unqualified acceptance, and genuine appreciation of individuals with ASD.
Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee, Syracuse University: The BCCC is an organization of Syracuse University students who are working to create and support a positive climate toward disability that values individual difference in all University settings.
Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs:
This book by Judy Winter provides detailed information on how to let go
of the “perfect-baby” dream, face and resolve grief, access early
intervention services, and avoid the use of limiting and outdated
Broadreach Training & Resources: Norman Kunc (featured in Including Samuel) & Emma Van der Klift: Helping individuals with disabilities and their families live rich and meaningful lives in their communities.
Brookes Publishing Co.: Brookes produces research-based books on inclusive education, autism, Down syndrome, positive behavior supports and child development. Publications offer practical strategies, intervention methods and stories of real-life success.
Center on Human Policy, Law and Disability Studies at Syracuse University: The center is a network of academic programs, centers, student organizations and affiliated faculty promoting the rights of people with disabilities locally, nationally and globally.
Circle of Inclusion: This web site is for early childhood service providers and families of young children. It offers demonstrations of and information about the effective practices of inclusive educational programs for children from birth through age eight.
Circle of Inclusion: Why Inclusion?: A collection of experiences, visions, and strategies for initiating and implementing inclusive programs for young children with disabilities, created by the University of Kansas Circle of Inclusion Project.
Cornell University: This site provides training and support to nine demonstration sites throughout New York State that are integrating person-centered planning for students with developmental disabilities so that they might become active participants in the shaping and realization of their future as adults.
Council for Exceptional Children: The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.: An international professional educational organization promoting professional leadership, providing an opportunity for study of problems common to its members, and communicating, through discussion and publications, information that will develop improved services for exceptional children.
Disability is Natural: The Disability is Natural website, by BraveHeart Press owner Kathie Snow, presents essays and resources that encourage new ways of thinking about disability.
Exceptional Parent Magazine: A magazine and online resource for parents of children or young adults with disabilities. Includes reports, forum, products links and books. EP addresses issues such as choosing a primary care physician, financial planning, inclusion, transitioning and more.
The Families and Parents Partnership for Education Project: The FAPE Project aims to improve the educational outcomes for children with disabilities.
Family Diversity Projects: A website dedicated to diversity exhibits that travel to communities. Their newest photography exhibit The Road to Freedom focuses on children, teens, and adults with the full spectrum of physical, sensory, learning, and mental disabilities.
Family Voices: A national network that provides families the tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.
Foundations of Inclusion Birth to Five: A 12-minute video on inclusion by the Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge.
Head Start Center for Inclusion: The goal of the federally funded Center is to increase the competence, confidence, and effectiveness of personnel in Head Start programs to include children with disabilities.
IncludingAllKids.org: IncludingAllKids.org, and its companion publication, Paths to Inclusion, are designed as guides to help youth program leaders and volunteers expand opportunities for all young people to be engaged by making their organizations and programs more accessible. Developed by Kids Included Together (KIT) with support from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation.
Inclusion Daily Express:
Provides disability advocates with news, information and commentary
about community inclusion, self-determination and social justice.
Inclusion Press: Inclusion Press creates person-centered resource materials for training events, public schools, community colleges, universities, human service agencies, health organizations, government agencies, families, First Nations organizations ? nationally and internationally.
Inclusive Schools Network: The Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) is a web-based resource for families, schools and communities that promotes inclusive educational practices. This resource has grown out of Inclusive Schools Week™, an internationally recognized annual event sponsored by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC).
Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire: The IOD provides publications, university training programs, conferences and workshops, and other resources related to school and community inclusion.
Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders, Maryland: Working to advance the identification, prevention, and treatment of developmental and learning disorders.
Invincible: Sally Romansky’s middle grade novel, Invincible, offers an opportunity to explore inclusion through popular fiction. The fantasy/adventure set in the middle ages centers around identical twin princesses, one of whom is unable to walk but is determined to discover life’s possibilities.
Kids Included Together: The mission of Kids Included Together is to support recreational, child development, and youth development programs that include children with and without disabilities. KIT’s goals are to enrich the lives of all who participate and to increase understanding and acceptance of disabilities as a natural part of life.
Kids Together: The goals of Kids Together, Inc. include a desire to remove barriers that exclude people with disabilities.
Masters in Occupational Therapy: An extensive campus listing of schools offering a master's degree in Occupational Therapy as well as helpful career information.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation: Promising Practices in Inclusion Series. A free, concise download of best practices, lessons learned and case studies developed from the experiences of inclusion initiative grantees over the past eight years. The series expands on the Path to Inclusion guidebook, which was recently developed and disseminated to mainstream youth-serving programs such as scout troops and after-school programs as an introduction to inclusive practices.
Mouth Magazine: A bi-monthly disability rights magazine.
The n-th degree: An online catalog reflecting disability culture and awareness.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
The National Association of School Psychologists: NASP represents school psychology and supports school psychologists to enhance the learning and mental health of all children and youth. Partnering with all who share our commitment to children and youth is critical to our mission.
The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth): The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve all youth, including youth with disabilities and other disconnected youth. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), the NCWD/Youth is housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C.
National Down Syndrome Coalition: The organization focuses on the positive impact that people with Down syndrome can make on society.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center: NECTAC is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs of the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen service systems to ensure that children with disabilities (birth through 5 years) and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally appropriate and family-centered supports and services.
National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities: NJCLD is a national committee of representatives of organizations dedicated to the education and welfare of individuals with learning disabilities.
New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities: The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities is a federally funded agency that supports public policies and initiatives that remove barriers and promote opportunities in all areas of life.
New Hampshire Family Voices: NH Family Voices works to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities.
PACER Center: PACER’s Technical Assistance on Transition and the Rehabilitation Act (TATRA) Project and other information focuses on helping families prepare youth with disabilities for employment and independent living.
Parent Information Center: Providing information, training and support to families of children with disabilities in New Hampshire.
PatriciaEBauer.com: A collection of news and commentary, updated regularly, that draws on a wide range of newspapers, magazines and other media resources to bring readers current reports on issues of interest to the disability community.
Paula Kluth: Paula Kluth, Ph.D., is a former special educator who has served as a classroom teacher, consulting teacher, and inclusion facilitator. The website promotes inclusive schooling and explores ways of supporting students with autism and other disabilities. Her books include You’re Going to Love this Kid.
PEAK: This site provides training, information and technical assistance, including best practices, to families and professionals working with children, youth, and adults with disabilities.
Program Development Associates: A distributor of curriculum and multimedia resources on a wide variety of disability-related topics, including disability awareness, advocacy, assistive technology and learning disabilities.
Ragged Edge: An international magazine focusing on disability from a civil-rights perspective.
Schuyler’s Monster: Robert Rummel-Hudson, whose daughter was diagnosed at age 3 with polymicrogyria, a rare disorder that leaves her unable to speak, writes about his family in his memoir, Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey with His Wordless Daughter.
SoulTouchin’ Experiences: Keith Jones (featured in Including Samuel) runs SoulTouchin’ Experiences, a progressive corporation with the goal of providing unique products and services for people across age disability culture geography and socio-economic status.
TASH: TASH is an international membership association advocating inclusive communities with a focus on research, education and advocacy. TASH members are people with disabilities, family members, fellow citizens, advocates, educators and other professionals.
Together We Rock: Self-advocate John Draper is the founder of Together We Rock!, which offers presentations, a School Leadership Program, and resources towards building inclusive and accessible communities.
Valuing People, UK: Person-centered planning in the UK.
VSA arts: VSA arts is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1974 by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith to create a society where all people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts.
WE CONNECT NOW:
The We Connect Now website was created with a grant from YP4 and is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with a particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.