KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
Here are our favorite resources related to inclusion, disability, and special needs.
your path to government benefits
Official benefits website of the U.S. government dedicated to helping reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing access to benefit information.
Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Special Needs
A booklet to help people with disabilities prepare an emergency plan to protect themselves, family, friends, personal care assistants and others in the support network in the event of an emergency.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
The IDEA website includes all the details and resources families need to understand and exercise their right to free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities
Americans with Disabilities Act
The government’s official website provides information, guidance and training regarding all aspects of the ADA.
The Office of Disability Employment Policy developed a list of resources to help people with disabilities live a thriving, inclusive lifestyle.
Advocacy groups & non-profits
American Association of People with Disabilities
Disability Rights Advocates
Disability Rights Legal Center
Federation for Children with Special Needs
National Disabilities Rights Network
National Organization on Disability
Special Needs Alliance
websites, articles, & books
Community for Accredited Online Schools
In this guide from the CAOS, readers will find information about the rights of students who have disabilities and what schools are required to provide so they have equal opportunity for academic success.
Council for Exceptional Children
The Foundation for Respect Ability
The Foundation for Respect Ability aims to raise awareness of bullying and offer solutions. It strives to encourage people to take action when they see someone being abused rather than stand by and watch.
Our Friend Mikayla
Our Friend Mikayla is a story of blossoming friendship, acceptance, understanding, and the realization that no matter our differences we’re all the same.
This book was made possible by a grant from the National Inclusion Project. Proceeds from Our Friend Mikayla will help fund programs for children with disabilities in our schools and communities.
For information on how to purchase a copy, click here.
Parents Helping Parents
PHP is a community-based and parent-directed Family Resource Center, Parent Training and Information Center and Family Empowerment Center offering extensive resources and support for families with children with disabilities.
Parent to Parent USA
Programs for parents
Parent to Parent programs offers parent to parent support as a core resource for families with children who have a special health care need, disability, or mental health concern. Through a one-to-one “match,” experienced support parents provide emotional support to families and assist them in finding information and resources.
PlayCore helps build stronger communities around the world by dedicating their independent studies and research to developing tools that optimize play and recreation and promote inclusion for children of all abilities.
Possibilities is an in-depth financial and planning resource for parents of children with disabilities, produced as a collaborative effort between the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center and the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®).
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