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ID/DD Associations and Organizations

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual disabilities.

Since 1970 the American Network of Community Options & Resources (ANCOR) has been the preeminent voice in Washington on behalf of private agencies that provide services and supports to people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities.

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is the national association representing University Affiliated Programs (UAP), Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Programs (LEND), and the Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (DDRCs).

Arc (US)
The Arc of the United States is the national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families.

Cerebral Palsy Guide
National organization provides free educational information, financial options and emotional support for parents and children affected by cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Provides vital guidance and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Group
Cerebral Palsy Group provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy.

Down Syndrome
This is the original World Wide Web site composed of contributions from experienced professionals and knowledgeable parents who are subscribers to the Down Syndrome listserv and newsgroup, by the parents of a wonderful son who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth in 1993.

FRAXA Research Foundation
Welcome to the FRAXA Research Foundation Website. Our mission is to support research aimed at treatment for Fraqile X syndrome.

The National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils (NADDC) works to provide those with developmental disabilities the opportunities to make choices regarding the quality of their lives and be included in their communities.

The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) is a nonprofit membership association established for professionals, care providers, and families to promote understanding of and services for individuals who have developmental disabilities and mental health needs.

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to strengthening the quality of human service support by strengthening the direct support workforce.

The Research and Training Center on Community Living provides research, evaluation, training, technical assistance and dissemination to support the aspirations of persons with developmental disabilities to live full, productive and integrated lives in their communities.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's National Program on Self-Determination for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (SDPDD) provides funds to 19 states to carry out self-determination activities. The program office is part of the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. The office makes available financial resources, technical assistance, and training support in self-determination. Several monographs, a video, an introduction to self-determination, and a National Public Radio broadcast are available.

Special Education Guide is the go-to online resource for parents and educators who want to master the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education. Our expert writers cover everything from early intervention to ISFPs; IEPs and RTI, inclusion, classroom and behavior management; disability profiles for each category under IDEA and a Special Education Dictionary to master "SPED" jargon.

The Council
The Council on Quality and Leadership is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the quality of services and supports to people with disabilities. This is accomplished through its accreditation services, training programs, and research division.

VOR is a national organization dedicated to ensuring that people with mental retardation and their families are able to access a full array of quality residential services and support options.

Waisman Center
The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. The center is one of nine national facilities that includes a Mental Retardation Developmental Disabilities Research Center and a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

The Association of Professional Developmental Disabilities Administrators is a not-for-profit professional organization founded in 1970 in the State of Washington.


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