Parent Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act states that "no otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States...shall, solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance". The ADA furthered this provision against discrimination by including all institutions, private or otherwise.

Learning Ally
Learning Ally, a nonprofit organization, is the nation's educational library serving people who cannot read standard print effectively because of a visual impairment, learning disability or other physical disability. Learning Ally lends audiobooks in a broad range of subjects at all educational levels, from kindergarten to post-graduate studies.

Association of Higher Education and Disability
AHEAD is the premiere professional association committed to full participation of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. AHEAD dynamically addresses current and emerging issues with respect to disability, education, and accessibility to achieve universal access.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
CHADD is the nations leading non-profit organization serving individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Through collaborative leadership, advocacy, research, education and support, CHADD provides science-based, evidence-based information about ADD/ADHD to parents, educators, professionals, the media and the general public.

National Institute of Mental Health
NIMH is an organization of the National Institute of Health. This web site offers information on psychological disabilities including anxiety, ADHD, ADD, PDD, Bipolar, Depression, Eating Disorders, Schizophrenia and more.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
NCLD offers information on various learning disabilities. The information includes legal rights, research and coping techniques.

Cerebral Palsy Information Guide
Cerebral Palsy Guide is an organization dedicated to helping parents better understand their child's diagnosis. This site provides parents with information on cerebral palsy treatments and support groups.

Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Their goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance. This site covers cerebral palsy from all angles; from symptoms, causes, and treatment, to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles.