National Special Needs Resources

Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization in the United States that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public.


National organization and source of education, advocacy, and support for children, parents, and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.


Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
Provides information about scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities
Phone: (724) 538-4500 – Washington D.C.


National Association for Down Syndrome
NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

National Council on Disability
Provides advice to the president, congress and the executive branch and agencies to promote policies , programs, practices and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities.

National Center for Learning Disabilities IEP & 504 Headquarters
NCLD’s Information Center on Individualized Education Programs provides extensive information on IEPs. Covering various topics: IEP eligibility/What an IEP is/What an IEP contains/The parents’ role in an IEP/The IEP Meeting and IEP Team/504 Plans and Related Info.

National Autism Association
The mission of the National Autism Association is to respond to the most urgent needs of the autism community, providing real help and hope so that all affected can reach their full potential.

Parent Center Hub
Resources by state along with handouts, curricula, translated documents, and technical assistance services.

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation.Research catalyst, education innovator, advocacy pioneer for Sensory Processing Disorder.


Leading website about special education law and advocacy.Advocacy, federal laws, No Child Left Behind, IDEA 2004 information. Thousands of articles and free resources. Trainings and seminars. Section 504 and IEP information.




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