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Computer/Electronics Accommodations Program  The CAP provides assistive technology and services to people with disabilities, federal managers, supervisors and information technology professionals.

Cornucopia of Disability Information  The CODI serves as a community resource for consumers and professionals by providing disability information in a wide variety of areas. It consists of both an Internet directory of disability information and a repository of electronic disability documents dating back to the early 1990s.

Disability Resources Monthly Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet  Published by the Disability Resources, Inc., the DRM Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet is a collection of resources organized by subject area or by state and includes publications and answers to frequently asked questions.

Home and Community Based Services Clearinghouse  The HCBS Clearinghouse promotes the development and expansion of home and community-based services for people of all ages who depend on supports to live in their homes and participate fully in community life. The clearinghouse website provides information, tools, data and state-produced resources on best practices.

National Dissemination Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities  The NICHCY is the national information center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues. Anyone can use our services — families, educators, administrators, journalists and students. The NICHCY website provides information and resources related to disabilities in infants, toddlers, children and youth; IDEA; No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities); and research-based information on effective educational practices.

Children, Youth and Families Education and Resource Network  The CYFERnet consolidates and makes available the children, youth and family resources from of all the public land grant universities in the country. The CYFERnet website provides information and resources organized by early childhood, school age (K-8), teens, parent/family and community.


The Arc  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. The Arc website provides information and resources by role (parent, person with disability, advocate, etc.), by type of intellectual and development disability or by topic area (e.g., civil rights, education, employment, etc.).

Beach Center on Disability  As a permanent unit of the University of Kansas, the Beach Center on Disability conducts research, carries out training and technical assistance, and provides international, national, state, regional and local service. The Beach Center on Disability website provides "Knowledge-to-Action Guides," links to disability policy, education and training information, and a resource library.

Children's Disabilities Information — Advocacy for Special Needs Children  The Children's Disabilities Information website contain s articles and resources to empower parents of children with disabilities and special needs. The Advocacy for Special Needs Children section of the website lists articles that provide information for parents including, but not limited to, advocating for special needs children, raising a child with a learning disability, speaking with health professionals and speaking with teachers. The site also includes a listing of programs and services for children with disabilities.

Families USA  Families USA is a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long term care for all Americans. The Families USA website provides news, publications, advocacy tools and state information and provides information by issue, such as Medicaid, children's health, Medicare and long-term services.

Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers  Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers is a partnership of one national and six regional parent technical assistance centers, each funded by the Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. The Parent Training and Information Centers and Community Parent Resource Centers in each state provide training and information to parents of infants, toddlers, school-aged children and young adults with disabilities and the professionals who work with their families. This assistance helps parents participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the educational needs of children and youth with disabilities.


The American Bar Association The American Bar Association Military Pro Bono Project accepts case referrals from military attorneys on behalf of junior-enlisted, active duty military personnel and their families with civil legal problems, and it places these cases with pro bono attorneys where legal assistance is needed.

National Disabilities Rights Network  The National Disability Rights Network is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy Systems and Client Assistance Programs. Collectively, this network is the largest provider of legally-based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.


National Park Week National Park Week begins April 18 and brings family fun to the forefront. Every member of the family can enjoy what our national parks have to offer, with free entrance days and plenty of active and accessible activities. Take a look at The Exceptional Advocate before your trip to discover military discounts and more.

Flower on lilypads This two-hour webinar will explore current research findings linked to wellness and mindfulness, as well as how mental health clinicians and others in helping professional roles can use this information to implement preventative and restorative practices in their work and personal lives. The presentation will also include practical examples that individuals can provide to families dealing with stress, anxiety and other difficulties that can provide barriers to wellness. Continuing education units may be available.

Father with son Families who have children with special needs have long-term financial needs. Find out why it’s critical to set up a special-needs trust before your child reaches the age of majority — usually 18 — and how to get started.




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