Resource Links — CONNECT
Include — Connect — Transform
Technical tools that lead to greater connections and active membership for individuals and their families in neighborhood communities including agency-to-agency collaboration, public/private cooperation that enhance effectiveness. Resources that can enhance individuals, families, organizations and systems to create mechanisms that cultivate relationships and constructive interdependence in their communities.
CaliforniaPediatricians' association dedicated to the health of children and youth
Information on mental health issues, services and advocacy
Oversight agency for programs that serve older adults
Health and safety information for persons with developmental disabilities
Employment and rehabilitation Services
Government source for information and links on laws, regulations on disability rights and access
The Whole Schooling Consortium is an international network of schools, teachers, parents, administrators, university faculty and community members whose purpose is to promote excellence and equity in schools throughout the world to build inclusive and democratic societies.
Links and information related to mental retardation, including state and federal resources.
Network of interdisciplinary Centers advancing public policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. Includes policy information, legislative testimony, special projects and resources.
Background information on developmental disabilities, as well as links to web sites and related resources.Guide to disability resources on the Internet, organized by site popularity, alphabet, type of disability and state.
Web site for centralized information on federal government disability issues.
Comprehensive site containing disability-related resources, discussion groups and other information.
Home purchase information specifically related to people with disabilities, including laws and regulations, HUD resources and general information.
Online magazine highlighting people working in and for the disability community, including personal stories and profiles.
Information, ideas and resources related to accessible housing, education and health care, travel, civil rights, employment, assistive technology, self-determination, legal assistance and other related topics.
CIRCL: CIRCL was established to create opportunities for building and sharing individual, organizational and community strengths in supported living. The web site includes a variety of tools and other practical information.
Extensive toolkit that includes information on the history of supported living services, information on the supported living service system and other resources.
Scholarly articles and reviews related to human and social aspects of disabilities and chronic illness to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in society.
Policy and research studies promoting inclusive communities and opportunities for people with disabilities.
NHOYO: Links to web sites and resources related to integrated, affordable and accessible housing for people with disabilities.
Online resource center for grassroots organizations, volunteers and government agencies engaged in building strong neighborhoods and communities.
Putting computers within reach of individuals with disabilities.
United We Ride is an interagency national initiative that supports states and local governments in developing coordinated human service delivery systems and provides coordination grants, a transportation-coordination and planning self-assessment tool, technical assistance, and other resources to help communities succeed.
ERIC: Access to more than 1.2 million pieces of information related to education of individuals with developmental disabilities or those who are gifted. National network co-sponsored by U.S. Department of Education and Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
Online compilation of timely articles on education in America, including special education section.
The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, was created to improve the educational outcomes for children with disabilities.
A host of articles, tips, and expert advice on every aspect of parenting including parenting and educating children with special needs.
Hundreds of education resources supported by agencies across the US Federal government.
Non-violent approach to teaching children and adults with special needs.
IRSC: Web site providing information to parents, family members, caregivers, friends, educators, and medical professionals and access to online communities, recent news articles, information, resources, etc.
NAPCSE: A national association that is dedicated to ensuring that all children and adolescents with special needs receive the best education possible. NAPCSE serves the interest of parents with children in special education by giving them resources within the field of special education. NAPCSE advances and strengthens its community through networking, research, publications, and membership benefits.
Parent centers help families obtain appropriate educational services for their children, provide training and information on a variety of topics, and connect children with disabilities with community resources.
Round-up of recent articles related to special education. Organized by interest.
Comprehensive information on Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP, including coverage, laws, regulations and extensive resource section.
The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) was created to help health and mental health programs design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems.
NCFS, through the Human Services Research Institute, provides training and technical assistance on family support to 56 project sites through institutes, conferences, and symposiums. In addition, NCFS creates and disseminates resources and publications on best practices and family support policies.
News and information related to concerns of caregivers, including family members. Training opportunities, tips and research information.
The Family Center on Technology and Disabilities supports families of children and youth with disabilities, educators, organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities by providing a range of information and services on assistive technologies.
"Autism: Interventions and Strategies for Success" Cooperative Educational Service Agency #7, Susan Stokes, Autism Consultant
Information on employment for employers and employees.
TimeBanks USA The goal of TimeBanks USA is to create an economy that rewards caring, decency, and a passion for justice. A Time Bank is a community of people who support each other by helping other members and keeping track of the time spent. Every hour spent doing something for someone in your community earns you one Time Dollar to spend on having someone do something for you.
A six hour self directed e-learning course on how to find a job, write a resume, participate in an interview, and plan for your career.
The Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities. This resource includes an overview of employment supports and how they help people with disabilities, and a section on health care and Medicaid protections for people with disabilities who are working or want to work.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays retirement, disability and survivors benefits to workers and their families, administers the Supplemental Security Income program and issues Social Security numbers. This web site provides comprehensive information on Social Security benefits and programs and how to access them.
The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is the national network of community-based resource centers, developers, vendors, and others dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies.
National – InternationalPromotes independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion
ACT: Ttraining tools for personal empowerment, disability awareness, systems change organizing
US government source for health information and research
US government source for Social Security Information
Emergency response organization
Information about preventing home injuries
Information, resources, technology for individuals with disabilities in academic programs and careers
Information and training for in the field of developmental disabilities
Information, research, trainings, accreditation of developmental and psychiatric disability services
Information and access to computers for people with disabilities
Media access equality for people with disabilities
Grass roots advocacy for disability rights
US agency for Medicaid, Medicare and Child Health Insurance
Information and tools about person-centered supports for people with developmental disabilities