Links to organizations that are useful resources regarding all types of disabilities. Useful for both families and professionals.
Disability.gov provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits. Also offers information on accessibility, assistive and adaptive technology and laws and regulations related to technology.
- GEMSS—Genetics Education Materials for School Success
GEMSS are tools for schools! They explain genetic conditions and offer helpful strategies for use in classrooms. These include ideas for emergencies, field trips, and diets.
- Genetics Home Reference
Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health.
- Going to College: A resource for teens with disabilities
provides video clips, activities, and resources that can help students get a head start in planning for college. Video interviews with college students with disabilities offer a way to hear firsthand from students with disabilities who have been successful. Modules include activities that will help students explore more about themselves, learn what to expect from college, and equip them with important considerations and tasks to complete when planning for college.
- Institute for Community Inclusion
Offers training, clinical, and employment services, conducts research, and provides assistance to organizations to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in school, work, and community activities.
KidsHealth is the largest and most-visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
- National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)
A national, member-driven organization that advocates and works towards positive system change on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
- Tennessee Allies in Self-Advocacy (TASA)
TASA provides a forum for members to discuss the strengths and challenges that individuals with disabilities experience in becoming self‐advocates in an effort to create better access to the resources and support they need to become self-advocates.
- Tennessee Kindred Stories of Disability
Families, friends and service providers share their stories about people living with disability in Tennessee.
Resource regarding postsecondary education options for people with disabilities.