Resources for Parents and Families
Guide to resources for parents and links to other websites for people with disabilities
Family Village: A Global Community of Disability-Related Resources
We are a global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with mental retardation and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support. Our community includes informational resources on specific diagnoses, communication connections, adaptive products and technology,adaptive recreational activities, education, worship, health issues, disability-related media and literature, and much, much more!
We are families from throughout the United States who have children with special health needs. We are also caregivers, professionals, and friends whose lives have been touched by these children and their families. We are a diverse group, representing a wide variety of children, health conditions, families, and communities. Our concern for children brought us together.
This non-profit organization, co-founded by parents and organized by volunteers, supports the belief that children with disabilities, like all children, have the need to be welcomed, cherished and embraced in our communities. This site is designed to provide helpful information and resources to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities, and communities as a whole.
Interactive page for parents, teachers and children about learning disabilities.
National Information Center
for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).
Parent Information Network
The mission of NPIN is to provide access to research-based information about the process of parenting, and about family involvement in education. We believe that well-informed families are likely to make good decisions about raising and educating their children.
Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND)
NPND was established to provide a presense and national voice for parents of children, youth, and adults with special needs.
Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center
PACER Center is a nonprofit, tax exempt Minnesota statewide organization begun in 1977. PACER's mission is to improve and expand opportunities that enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with all disabilities--physical, mental, emotional, learning--and their families. PACER now offers 20 major programs, including Parent Training programs, programs for students and schools, and technical assistance to parent centers both regionally and nationally.
Parents Helping Parents is a parent-directed family resource center serving children with special needs, their families, and the professionals who serve them
Connecticut Association for Human Rights (WeCAHR)
"WeCAHR advocates for the civil and human rights of people with disabilities. We are an association of families and children building communities that respect and welcome people. We educate the public consciousness and promote the understanding of human similarities.