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Other Resources

In addition to our resources, we have found that these pages are helpful to us, parents, and teachers when it comes to being informed about a child's educational rights. These links include informational websites and support groups, and help you to connect with other parents who are going through the same thing as you are!

If you have any suggested resources you have found helpful and think we should include, please contact us!


  • Autism Beacon strives to supply the best resources for autism treatments. It also offers a broad range of articles on autism, including sensitive topics such as bullying and sexuality.

  • Autism Hwy was started by Kelly Green after her son Wyatt was diagnosed with autism. It provides an extensive list of autism-related events and specialists. It also includes many fun games that children are sure to enjoy.

  • Autism Society has been providing information for individuals on the spectrum, their family members, and professionals for more than 50 years. It hosts an annual conference and lobbies nationally for policies to help families touched by autism.

  • Autism Speaks is an organization dedicated to improving quality of life for people of all ages who are on the spectrum.

  • AutismNow.Org features news, information, an easy-to-use search engine, upcoming events, and even a local agencies map to help you find services and support in your area.


  • American Society for Deaf Children has numerous resources for parents related to early language and development. It also publishes Endeavor magazine for families.

  • Beginnings is for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and is a non-profit organization that helps parents and families understand hearing loss and the diverse needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Educating Deaf Children is a site by the Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf offers information about the social, emotional, and behavioral development of deaf children as well as early intervention, educational strategies, and research about cochlear implants and other assistive technologies.

  • Hearing Loss Association of America is a great resource for any parent with a hearing-impaired child. In addition to offering support resources, news, personal stories, and articles, it has a section on laws and the rights of people with hearing loss.

Down Syndrome:

  • Band Of Angels was established in 1994, Band of Angels provides support, advocacy, and independence for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

  • Down Syndrome Research And Treatment Foundation is dedicated to finding a treatment to improve cognition including learning, memory, and speech for individuals with Down syndrome. Its website provides detailed information about the latest Down syndrome research and clinical trials as well as how to apply for a research grant from the foundation.

  • Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a nonprofit advocacy group. Its “Be Beautiful Be Yourself” fashion show is the nation’s single-largest annual fundraiser benefiting people with Down syndrome.

  • Linda Crnic Institute For Down Syndrome is part of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Its mission is to significantly improve the lives of all people with Down syndrome and through research, medicine, and targeted therapies.

  • National Down Syndrome Congress is founded in 1973 and is the country’s oldest national organization for people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them. It provides information, advocacy, and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome. It also lobbies nationally for policies that respect the worth and dignity of individuals with DS.

  • National Down Syndrome Society supports people with Down syndrome by providing resources such as wellness, education, and research.

  • University of Stanford Center for Down Syndrome Research’s primary goals are to understand the underlying causes of learning deficits and communication disabilities in Down syndrome and develop pharmaceutical and behavioral therapies.

  • UC-San Diego Center for Down Syndrome Treatment and Research is one of the first programs in the country to connect academic research with treatment of adults and children with Down syndrome. Its goal is to apply cutting-edge research to develop treatments that will help people with Down syndrome improve their cognition and delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Rhode Island Advocacy for Children is now a Program of The Arc Rhode Island.

The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.


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