Professional Organizations

TASH

http://tash.org

A leading organization addressing the needs of individuals with significant disabilities. Its goals include Equity, Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion.

Council for Exceptional Childre n

http://www.cec.sped.org

Website for the professional organization of teachers, administrators, parents, and other individuals interested in the education of students with disabilities

No Child Left Behind

http://nclb.gov

Federal government’s website provides the entire text of that law, a summary of it, FAQs, and related information.

National Association for Down Syndrome

http://www.nads.org

Valuable source of information about students with Down syndrome; includes resources, news, and information about this relatively common syndrome.

• The Arc

http://thearc.org/

Nonprofit organization dedicated to including children and adults with intellectual disabilities into everyday life, has a website filled with resources for understanding students with intellectual disabilities.

American Foundation for the Blind

http://afb.org

Extensive information about visual impairments and programs and services for students with this disability.

United Cerebral Palsy Association

http://www.ucp.org

Information about the causes, classification, prognosis, treatment, and psychological aspects of cerebral palsy.

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America

http://www.sicklecelldisease.org/

News, research updates, discussion boards, and resources related to this genetic disorder.

The Brain Injury Association, Inc.

http://www.biausa.org

Includes information about causes, cost, prevention, and treatment of TBI. It even has a kid’s corner.

The National Association of the Deaf

http://www.nad.org/

Advocates for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, providing information on topics related to hearing loss and serving these individuals.

The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

http://www.ldanatl.org

Helpful support group for parents of students with learning disabilities. Valuable information on parental rights and tips for parenting are available.

National Association of Special Education Teachers

http://www.naset.org/

Professional organization for special education teachers and students studying to become teachers. Site provides information about special education law, disability information, teaching resources, and other professional resources. An e-journal is available for members.

National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education

http://www.napcse.org/site/index.html

Provides information about disabilities, special education law, advocacy, transition services parent forums and other resources.

Spina Bifida Association

http://www.sbaa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=index

Provides information about spina bifida, Insights into Advocacy eNewsletter, National Resource Center resources, and research information.