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Specific Disabilities

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD):

ABC News On Call + Autism
ABC News has compiled a wealth of information (and video clips) on autism. Content is provided by experts in the field and organized into five areas: The Basics, Risk Factors, Symptoms & Diagnosis, Treatment and Living With Autism. Also included are resources organized by state, and the opportunity to send questions to the experts.

Autism Speaks
This organization has merged with Cure Autism Now (CAN) and the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) to form a large nationwide autism advocacy organization

Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center (ASRC)
A statewide support and advocacy organization that hosts a resource fair, publishes a statewide resource guide and offers numerous programs and trainings for parents and professionals.

National Autism Center (NAC)
Read about the NAC's  facility in Massachusetts, and find links to resources, including the autism "National Standards Report".

Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS)
This site, maintained by parents of children with Asperger Syndrome, contains the latest information.

Wrong Planet
A web community for people with ASD as well as parents and professionals.  Articles, blogs and a discussion forum are all part of the site.

Yale Autism Seminar
This site provides free access to all of the content and materials of the country’s first undergraduate course on autism.

 

Blind/ Visual Impairments:

National Organization of Parents of Blind Children:
NOPBC, a division of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), is a membership organization for parents and friends of blind children.

 

Deaf/Hearing Impairments:

Clerc Center
Located at Gallaudet University, the Clerc Center is a nationally recognized source of information and resources for deaf and hard of hearing children.

Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation (CIAF)
A national non-profit organization that seeks to inform and assist families whose children with hearing loss may become recipients of cochlear implants.

 

Learning Disabilities:

LD Online
A comprehensive site on learning disabilities, including information specifically for parents and for teachers.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
A nationwide organization that has provided information and support to people with LD and their families since 1963.

National research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD)
A source of information and resources for parents and educators about learning disabilities, funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of
Special Education Programs.

 

Other Disabilities:

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Look here for information and resources to help children with bipolar disorder and their families.

Down Syndrome on the Internet
This site indexes and links to many web sites on Down Syndrome.