Federal and National Resources

National

  • The  National Epilepsy Foundation provides a range of services, including information, resources, advocacy and education related to epilepsy and seizure disorders.

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  • Trains and provides service dogs to provide companionship and independence for people with a variety of disabilities, including children and adults with autism, deafness/hearing impairment, blindness/visual impairment, mobility impairment, seizuredisorders, emotional/mental health impairments, and veterans with disabilities.

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  • ABLEDATA

    AbleData provides objective information about assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment

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  • Ensures that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of and have access to culturally competent services, supports, and other assistance and opportunities that promotes independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion into the community.

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  • The mission of the ATA is to increase the use of technology by children and adults with disabilities and functional limitations through public education, information and referral, and advocacy, policy and capacity building activities.

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  • To help unite the diverse community of people with disabilities, including their family, friends and supporters, and to be a national voice for change in implementing the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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  • Check out the attached flyer for details on applying for Kindergarten

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  • An assistive technology information clearinghouse and search facility, committed to increasing the use of computers, high quality instructional technology, and assistive technologies for children with special needs in schools, homes and the workplace.

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  • Video Clips and Webcasts provided by the US Department of Education on a variety of topics related to IDEA 2004.

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  • CCI provides highly trained assistance dogs, along with ongoing support, to individuals with disabilities, including children and adults with deafness or hearing impairment, physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities, as well as dogs to work in education or healthcare settings.

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  • The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) works to improve the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

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  • A National website to help with questions about mental health in schools

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  • Strives to provide parents and educators with information (including a bimonthly magazine) and training to locate, compare, and implement assistive technology.

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  • The CADRE (Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education) site includes materials, videos and resources on communication and dispute resolution

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  • COPAA’s mission is to secure high quality educational services for children with disabilities.  It believes that the key to effective educational programs for children with disabilities is collaboration -as equals- by parents and educators. 

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