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National Organizations

AbleGamers.com

Serving anyone in need through direct person-to-person services, assistive technology grants, community support, and access to data; helping people afford expensive technology.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

The largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the US, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Administers Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children's Health Insurance Program.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities, and/or the gifted by advocating for appropriate governmental policies.

Department of Education/Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Committed to improving results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages providing a wide array of supports in three main areas: special education, vocational rehabilitation, and research. 

Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology (DO-IT)

Serves to increase the success of people with disabilities in college and careers by promoting the use of accessible information technology and universal design.

Enabling Devices

Dedicated to developing affordable learning and assistive devices to help people of all ages with disabling conditions. 

HEATH Resource Center

The national clearinghouse on post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities. 

Internet Special Education Resources Directory (ISER)

A nationwide directory of professionals, organizations, and schools that serve the learning disabilities and special education communities. 

LDonline

The world's leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.

Military Parents of Children With Disabilities 

National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE)

A national association dedicated to ensuring that all children and adolescents with special needs receive the best education possible. 

National Autism Center

National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

Works to ensure that the children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. 

National Center on Secondary Education & Transition (NCSET)

Coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information on secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities.

(The) National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth (NCLD-Youth)

A youth-led resource for emerging leaders with developmental disabilities taking a positive development approach and developing materials to better prepare them for the transition to adulthood and leadership.

(The) National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

A federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. 

National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA)

Scholarships for Latino students, for students formerly in foster care and scholarships offered by the Federal Government.

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)

The purpose is to assist State Education Agencies, and VR service providers in implementing practices ensuring students with disabilities graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment.

Office of Disability Employment Policy (U.S. Department of Labor) (ODEP)

Provides leadership to increase employment opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities and strives to eliminate barriers to employment.  Wi

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

Dedicated to improving results for people with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. 

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center

The mission is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents. 

Parents Helping Parents (PHP)

The mission is to help children with special needs receive the resources, love, hope, respect, health care, education, and other services needed to reach their full potential by providing them with responsive systems to serve them.

Special Education News Website and Newsletter

Journalistic publications on news in the special education field designed to offer resources to special education professionals in one convenient site. 

Special Olympics

An international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.