Special Needs/Disabilities

Safe Stars Safe Stars was established as an online resource for those looking to learn about making the right choices for themselves and for their family. The site, SafeStars.org serves as a central depository of informative materials, guides and tools. Made up of parents, educators, and other volunteers, the Safe Stars team helps research and disseminate helpful information for its community. Through outreach to individuals that includes published materials and media messaging, Safe Stars seeks to engage and educate its visitors.
CDD (Center for Development and Disability) The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), established in 1990, is New Mexico's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (previously known as a UAP). These centers are authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act to build the capacities of states and communities to respond to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Cerebral Palsy Group Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are here to provide information and support so that we may help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 140,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.
Beach Center on Disability Through excellence in research, teaching and technical assistance, the Beach Center on Disability makes a significant and sustainable difference in the quality of life of families and individuals affected by disability and of those who are closely involved with them.
Council for Exceptional Children CEC is an international community of educators who are the voice and vision of special and gifted education. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with exceptionalities and their families through professional excellence and advocacy.
Council for Exceptional Children - Division for Early Childhood The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is one of seventeen divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). DEC is dedicated to working with individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families.
disABILITY LINK People with disabilities have the right to be independent, make decisions for themselves, have access to their community and to achieve goals in life like any other individual. disABILITY LINK is committed to promoting the rights of all people with disabilities.
Family Voices Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities.Through their national network, they provide families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network MUMS is a national Parent-to-Parent organization for parents or care providers of a child with any disability, rare or not so rare disorder, chromosomal abnormality or health condition. MUMS' main purpose is to provide support to parents in the form of a networking system that matches them with other parents whose children have the same or similar condition.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center NECTAC is supported by the U.S. DOE’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). NECTAC serves Part C-Infant and Toddlers with Disabilities Programs and Part B- Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities in all 50 states and 10 jurisdictions to improve service systems and outcomes for children and families.
Parents Helping Parents Parents Helping Parents (PHP) is a parent-directed non-profit resource center offering educational programs, health related services, and support networks for children and adults with special needs.