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These are some of our favorite links related to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. While some of the links are related to specific syndromes or disabilities such as Down Syndrome or Autism, others will connect you with sites related to governmental and legislative issues. If you know of other sites that should be considered for inclusion on the page please email us at arcinfo@arcbutler.org

Most Popular Sites:

The Arc of the United States
www.thearc.org
The Arc is the national organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. It is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The association also fosters research and education regarding the prevention of intellectual and developmental disabilities in infants and young children.

The Arc of Pennsylvania
www.thearcpa.org
The Arc of PA is proud of its rich history of activism, advocacy and service provision on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens, The Arc of PA followed the lead of The Arc of the United States and changed its name to no longer reflect the acronym. Now, The Arc of PA still proudly stands for the rights and interests of all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Office of Developmental Programs
www.dhs.pa.gov
The mission for the Office of Developmental Programs is to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and their families the services and supports they need and the opportunity to make real choices about living, working and options for social activities to enable them to live in and participate fully in the life of their communities.

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
www.aaidd.org
AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual disabilities.

Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV
www.miu4.org
The mission of Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV is to provide educational and administrative leadership, programs, services, and resources which enhance the education of all individuals to meet the changing needs of a global society.

Pennsylvania Secondary Transition Guide
http://www.secondarytransition.org/
The purpose of this website is to provide youth, young adults, parents, and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person's progress toward the attainment of post-secondary goals related to education, employment, and community living.



Additional Resource Sites:

ADA Home Page (Americans with Disabilities Act)
usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm

Alzheimer's Association
www.alz.org

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
www.aacap.org

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
www.aaidd.org

American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org

American Psychiatric Association
www.psych.org

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
www.asha.org

Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy
www.aabt.org

Autism Society of America
www.autism-society.org

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
www.bazelon.org

Brain Injury Association
www.biausa.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov

C.H.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder)
www.chadd.org

Consumers Self-Help Clearinghouse
www.mhselfhelp.org

Council for Exceptional Children
www.cec.sped.org

Department of Health and Human Services
www.hhs.gov

Division TEACCH
Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children

www.unc.edu/depts/teacch

Dual Diagnosis Recovery Network
www.dualdiagnosis.org

Epilepsy Foundation - National Office
www.efa.org

The Education Law Center-PA (ELC-PA)
http://www.elc-pa.org/

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
www.ffcmh.org

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 1997
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/IDEA/the_law.html

Institute for Mental Health Initiatives
www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/imhi

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
www.nami.org

National Association of Protection & Advocacy Systems
www.protectionandadvocacy.com

National Council on Disability
www.ncd.gov

National Down Syndrome Congress
www.ndsccenter.org/

National Down Syndrome Society
www.ndss.org

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
www.nichcy.org

National Institutes of Health
www.nih.gov

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov

National Mental Health Association
www.nmha.org

National Organization on Disability
www.nod.org

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
www.naric.com/

PA Training and Technical Assistance Network (PATTAN)
http://www.pattan.k12.pa.us/

Parent to Parent
http://www.parenttoparent.org

Social Security Administration
http://www.ssa.gov

TASH (formerly the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps)
http://tash.org

U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/

US Department of Health & Human Services
http://www.dhhs.gov

Wrightslaw – The Special Education Advocate
http://www.wrightslaw.com/