Disability Resources

AUTISM

 

Autism National Committee

Dedicated to protecting and advancing the human rights and civil rights of all persons with autism.

 

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism.

 

Autism Society of America

The nation’s leading grassroots autism organization.

 

Autism Speaks 

National research and advocacy organization with local chapters.

 

Families for Early Autism Treatment

Non-profit organization for the Northern California Autism Community.

 

MIND Institute    

The University of California Davis MIND Institute is an international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cures of neurodevelopmental disorders.

 

EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE

 

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health  

A national parent-run organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental disabilities and their families.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The nation's leading grassroots, self-help and family advocacy organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mental illness.

 

National Mental Health Association

Dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting mental health.

 

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

 

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf

Promotes listening and spoken language for persons who are deaf and hard of hearing.

 

NORCAL Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing    

Non-profit community-based organization serving Deaf & Hard of Hearing individuals in 24 northeastern counties of California.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES  

 

Arc of California

Voluntary organization committed to the welfare of all children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their families.

 

National Association for Down Syndrome

National group that provides parent support services, audio/visual presentations, seminars, conferences and research reports.

 

National Down Syndrome Society

Increases public awareness about Down syndrome; assists families in addressing the needs of children born with this genetic condition; and sponsors and encourages scientific research.

 

Down Syndrome Information Alliance  

Non-profit organization serving Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, Nevada, Yuba, and Sutter counties.

 

MIND Institute   

The University of California Davis MIND Institute is an international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cures of neurodevelopmental disorders.

ORTHOPEDIC DISABILITIES   

 

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Committed to helping kids and adults with muscle-debilitating diseases live longer and grow stronger through research, health care, and other supportive services.

National Easter Seals Society

A non-profit, community-based health agency dedicated to helping children and adults with autism and other disabilities live, learn, work, and play in our communities.

 

TASH

Disability advocacy group that strives for fully inclusive schools, workplaces, and communities.

 

United Cerebral Palsy Association

Advances the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

 

OTHER HEALTH IMPAIRMENT 

 

American Cancer Society

Leads the fight against cancer through its programs in research, patient services, prevention, detection and treatment and advocacy.

 

American Diabetes Association

Seeks to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

American Heart Association

Dedicated to providing education and information on fighting heart disease and stroke.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Dedicated to finding a cure for and controlling asthma and allergic diseases.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

A parent-based organization formed to better the lives of individuals with attention deficit disorders and those who care for them.

Epilepsy Foundation of America

An organization wholly dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy by working for children and adults affected by seizures through research, education, advocacy and service.

Family Voices

Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered healthcare for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. 

National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project

An organization dedicated to educating the diverse communities affected by HIV on the latest HIV treatments and advocating on treatment and policy issues for people with HIV.

Tourette Syndrome Association

Dedicated to providing up-to-date, accurate information about Tourette Syndrome.

 

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE 

 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Professional, scientific, and credentialing association for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Institute on Communication and Inclusion

Provides a voice and a means to communicate to people with disabilities who may have otherwise been living in silence or isolation.

Kaufman Children's Center

Information about speech and language development, assessments, and therapy.

 

SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITIES

International Dyslexia Association (formerly the Orton Dyslexia Society)

Dedicated to the treatment of dyslexia. 

 

LD Online

LD Online is an interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children.

 

Learning Disabilities Association of America

LDAA works to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults with learning disabilities.

 

National Center for Learning Disabilities

NCLD is an easy-to-use resource for people seeking authoritative information on learning disabilities.

Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity serves as a research center on dyslexia as well as a leading source of advocacy and information to better the lives of people with dyslexia.

BRAIN INJURY  

 

Brain Injury Association

Promotes awareness, understanding and prevention of brain injury through education, advocacy, research grants and community support services.

VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS   

 

American Council for the Blind

One of the nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people.

980 9th Street, 16th Floor, Sacramento, CA 

 

3017 Douglas Blvd., Suite 300, Roseville, CA

 

Or meet with us at

1901 Harrison Street, Suite 1100

Oakland, CA  

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Call us for a free phone consultation:

530-273-2740 

Weekends and evenings with an appointment

 

Or send us an email: 

educationattorneymarthawatson@gmail.com

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