provides parent-to-parent matches, support,
information, website, resources, a newsletter, and training.
Easter Seals Disability Services
Easter Seals is one of the oldest organizations helping disabled persons and persons
with special needs. They provide education, advocacy, outreach, and exceptional
services to the disabled community.
Exceptional Parent Magazine
Exceptional Parent is a monthly magazine
for parents and professional caretakers of
people with special needs. The national
website includes resources for parent to
parent programs, information and referral
centers, a disability library, services, products and much more.
(Mothers United for Moral Support)
Once a national parent-to-parent network,
MUMS now provides information and
emotional support to parents whose child
has a rare (or not so rare) disorder.
National Association for Mental Illness
NAMI provides information and training
programs for caregivers of individuals with
mental health issues or brain disorders, as well
as the opportunity to connect with others.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
NCLD enables young adults, empowers
parents, and advocates for policy creation
in an attempt to improve the lives of
disabled people. They have great resources
for parents, adults with disabilities, and
National Information Center for Children
and Youth with Disabilities
NICHY is a list of various resources for
people with disabilities and their families. The site provides links to various
education, learning disability, and mental
National Institute of Health
NIH is part of the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services and shares
information on new developments and
studies regarding mental and physical
health, as well as which hospitals and
physicians are doing research or clinical
trials on any disease.
National Organization for
NORD provides information and
resources for patients, families, other
organizations, and medical professionals
regarding rare disorders. They also advocate for consistent and fair government
policies and support innovative research.
Social Security Supplemental
The Social Security Administration
provides certain benefits to disabled
adults and children who have limited
income sources. Give them a call or check
out their website to find out how you can
get these benefits.
While located in Wisconsin, the Waisman
Center is an excellent resource for staying up
to date on the latest research on developmental
disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases.
Occupational, Physical, and