Web and Local Resources
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Autism Society of America
Brain Injury Association
CHADD Children and Adults with ADD
Council for Exceptional Children
Council for Learning Disabilities
Department of Health and Human Services
International Dyslexia Association
Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Center on Stuttering
National Down Syndrome Society
The Epilepsy Foundation of America
United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.
Connecticut State Department of Education
Inclusion Press Homepage
National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of America
US Department of Education
LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS
School-based groups, such as the PTA and Special Education Parent Reps, cannot provide the disability-specific support we often need. Following is a list of local support groups, recommended by PTA Council SpedParents Committee members.
Helpful to many families is Pizza Moms, an informal information sharing & support group. They meet for supper at 7:30 pm the first Tuesday of every month, at Post Corner Pizza in Darien. Contact Nanette Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookmarked as a favorite website should be Spednet. Locally based and regularly updated with meetings and events, it is an excellent resource.
Lastly, please let us know about organizations that have been useful to you, we'd like to include them on this list. Contact your PTA Special Education school representative, or email us at SpedParents@Westportps.org.