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(viewing 1 - 5 of 15)National Down Syndrome Society
The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to realize their life aspirations. The website includes a very large collection of articles, resources, and educational materials about Down Syndrome, including overviews, related health issues, educational concerns, and more. The site also includes advocacy materials, the latest news, and community areas for parents and families. A wonderful site that is definitely worth checking out!
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) promotes national policy which enables individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to make choices regarding the quality of their lives and be included in the community. NACDD provides support and assistance to member Councils.
Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact. Features on the site includes a description of autism and what it's like to live with it, as well as a magazine, articles, research, related books and links.
Autism Speaks is a science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. The site includes a wealth of information on Autism, including articles, fact sheets, video glossary, tool kits, lists of autism apps, and more. Definitely worth checking out.
The Arc of the United States advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The website contains a nice collection of articles, as well as information on chapters and ways to get involved in your local area.