A great site dedicated to educating and supporting families with children diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech.
ASHA - the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, Speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
The Autism Society of America is the leading voice and resource of the entire Autism community in education, advocacy, services, research, and support.
Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization in the United States that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public.
Games, songs, communication cards, print resources and information for special needs.
Identify the Signs is a multimedia, multilingual website designed to facilitate public awareness and to support audiologists and SLPs in their public education activities. This site describes early indicators of potential communication difficulties across the lifespan and offers downloadable speech related resources.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency – a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans.
The Neuro-developmental Treatment Association is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting this hands-on approach in working with people who have neurological challenges (e.g. cerebral palsy, stroke, head injury)
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, the UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network. …this site has a GREAT resource list of organizations in the state to assist people with disabilities and their families!!
Vital Links is an organization founded by Sheila M. Frick in 1997. Vital Links offers continuing education experience focusing on cutting-edge clinical treatment approaches incorporating Therapeutic Listening®. This web page offers information regarding Therapeutic Listening, a program often incorporated into occupational therapy treatment programs.
Woodbine House publishes the Special-Needs Collection, a series of almost 50 books on disabilities…there are many PARENT STATEMENTS included that families can relate well to. They also have step-by-step instructions for using the computer to make customized educational materials for students.
One Place for Special Needs helps you find more and do more in the disability community. It's the perfect place for the newly diagnosed family as well as seasoned special needs parents and individuals. If we all get involved, we can build a great neighborhood network of people helping one another.