Resource Links — CONNECT


Technical tools that lead to greater connections and active membership for individuals and their families in neighborhood communities including agency-to-agency collaboration, public/private cooperation that enhance effectiveness. Resources that can enhance individuals, families, organizations and systems to create mechanisms that cultivate relationships and constructive interdependence in their communities.


American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatricians' association dedicated to the health of children and youth


National Institute of Mental Health

Information on mental health issues, services and advocacy


California Department of Aging

Oversight agency for programs that serve older adults


California Department of Developmental Services Safety Net

Health and safety information for persons with developmental disabilities


California Department of Rehabilitation

Employment and rehabilitation Services


California Disability Access Information

Government source for information and links on laws, regulations on disability rights and access


Whole Schooling Consortium

The Whole Schooling Consortium is an international network of schools, teachers, parents, administrators, university faculty and community members whose purpose is to promote excellence and equity in schools throughout the world to build inclusive and democratic societies.


President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Links and information related to mental retardation, including state and federal resources.


Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Network of interdisciplinary Centers advancing public policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities. Includes policy information, legislative testimony, special projects and resources.


Center for Disease Control: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Background information on developmental disabilities, as well as links to web sites and related resources.Guide to disability resources on the Internet, organized by site popularity, alphabet, type of disability and state.

Web site for centralized information on federal government disability issues.


Family Village: A Global Community of Disability-Related Resources

Comprehensive site containing disability-related resources, discussion groups and other information.


HUD: Housing and Urban Development-Housing for People with Disabilities

Home purchase information specifically related to people with disabilities, including laws and regulations, HUD resources and general information.


Enabled Online

Online magazine highlighting people working in and for the disability community, including personal stories and profiles.


Empowerment Zone

Information, ideas and resources related to accessible housing, education and health care, travel, civil rights, employment, assistive technology, self-determination, legal assistance and other related topics.


Connections for Information and Resources on Community Living

CIRCL: CIRCL was established to create opportunities for building and sharing individual, organizational and community strengths in supported living. The web site includes a variety of tools and other practical information.


CIRCL/Your SLS Training Tool Box April 2001

Extensive toolkit that includes information on the history of supported living services, information on the supported living service system and other resources.


DSS Quarterly

Scholarly articles and reviews related to human and social aspects of disabilities and chronic illness to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in society.


>Center on Human Policy (Syracuse University)

Policy and research studies promoting inclusive communities and opportunities for people with disabilities.


National Home of Your Own

NHOYO: Links to web sites and resources related to integrated, affordable and accessible housing for people with disabilities.


Neighborhoods Online

Online resource center for grassroots organizations, volunteers and government agencies engaged in building strong neighborhoods and communities.


Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.


Virtual Assistive Technology Center

Putting computers within reach of individuals with disabilities.


United We Ride: Coordinating Human Service Transportation

United We Ride is an interagency national initiative that supports states and local governments in developing coordinated human service delivery systems and provides coordination grants, a transportation-coordination and planning self-assessment tool, technical assistance, and other resources to help communities succeed.


Education Resources Information Center

ERIC: Access to more than 1.2 million pieces of information related to education of individuals with developmental disabilities or those who are gifted. National network co-sponsored by U.S. Department of Education and Office of Educational Research and Improvement.


Education Week on the Web

Online compilation of timely articles on education in America, including special education section.


Family and Advocates for Parental Education/FAPE

The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, was created to improve the educational outcomes for children with disabilities.


Family Education Network

A host of articles, tips, and expert advice on every aspect of parenting including parenting and educating children with special needs.


Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Hundreds of education resources supported by agencies across the US Federal government.


Gentle Teaching

Non-violent approach to teaching children and adults with special needs.


Internet Resources for Special Children

IRSC: Web site providing information to parents, family members, caregivers, friends, educators, and medical professionals and access to online communities, recent news articles, information, resources, etc.


National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education

NAPCSE: A national association that is dedicated to ensuring that all children and adolescents with special needs receive the best education possible. NAPCSE serves the interest of parents with children in special education by giving them resources within the field of special education. NAPCSE advances and strengthens its community through networking, research, publications, and membership benefits.


Parent Training and Information Centers

Parent centers help families obtain appropriate educational services for their children, provide training and information on a variety of topics, and connect children with disabilities with community resources.


Special Education News

Round-up of recent articles related to special education. Organized by interest.


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Comprehensive information on Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP, including coverage, laws, regulations and extensive resource section.


National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University

The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) was created to help health and mental health programs design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems.


National Center for Family Support at Human Services Research Institute

NCFS, through the Human Services Research Institute, provides training and technical assistance on family support to 56 project sites through institutes, conferences, and symposiums. In addition, NCFS creates and disseminates resources and publications on best practices and family support policies.


NFCA: National Family Caregivers Association

News and information related to concerns of caregivers, including family members. Training opportunities, tips and research information.


The Family Center on Technology and Disabilities

The Family Center on Technology and Disabilities supports families of children and youth with disabilities, educators, organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities by providing a range of information and services on assistive technologies.


>Department of Special Education

"Autism: Interventions and Strategies for Success" Cooperative Educational Service Agency #7, Susan Stokes, Autism Consultant


Department of Labor

Information on employment for employers and employees.


TimeBanks USA The goal of TimeBanks USA is to create an economy that rewards caring, decency, and a passion for justice. A Time Bank is a community of people who support each other by helping other members and keeping track of the time spent. Every hour spent doing something for someone in your community earns you one Time Dollar to spend on having someone do something for you.


Partners in Employment

A six hour self directed e-learning course on how to find a job, write a resume, participate in an interview, and plan for your career.


The Red Book

The Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities. This resource includes an overview of employment supports and how they help people with disabilities, and a section on health care and Medicaid protections for people with disabilities who are working or want to work.


Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays retirement, disability and survivors benefits to workers and their families, administers the Supplemental Security Income program and issues Social Security numbers. This web site provides comprehensive information on Social Security benefits and programs and how to access them.


Alliance for Technology Access

The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is the national network of community-based resource centers, developers, vendors, and others dedicated to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies.



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Minnesota Council on Developmental Disabilities

Promotes independence, productivity, self determination, integration and inclusion


Advocating Change Together

ACT: Ttraining tools for personal empowerment, disability awareness, systems change organizing


US Center for Disease Control and Prevention

US government source for health information and research


US Social Security Administration

US government source for Social Security Information


American Red Cross

Emergency response organization


Home Safety Council

Information about preventing home injuries



Information, resources, technology for individuals with disabilities in academic programs and careers


YAI Resource Center

Information and training for in the field of developmental disabilities


Council on Quality and Leadership

Information, research, trainings, accreditation of developmental and psychiatric disability services


Center for Accessible Technology

Information and access to computers for people with disabilities


National Center for Accessible Media

Media access equality for people with disabilities



Grass roots advocacy for disability rights


US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

US agency for Medicaid, Medicare and Child Health Insurance


Quality Mall

Information and tools about person-centered supports for people with developmental disabilities