National Resources for individuals with disabilities and their family members


American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities(AAIDD)

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities(AAIDD) is the professional association run by and for professionals who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

8403 Colesville Road, Suite 900, Silver Spring, MD 20910
202-387-1968 voice



ADAPT is an organization of people with a variety of disabilities who are steadfast in their advocacy efforts to make the community the place of entitlement instead of institutions.

4513 Tyson Ave. Philadelphia PA 19135.



Administration on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities 

The Administration on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) is the U.S. Government organization responsible for implementation of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, known as the DD Act.

Administration for Community Living
330 C St SW
Washington, DC 20201


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA is one of America's most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life -- to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services


Arc - National

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.


Autism Society of America

The Autism Society of America has been improving the lives of all affected by autism for over 50 years and envisions a world where individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued. We provide advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels through our strong nationwide network of Affiliates.


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For 50 years, these programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation.

Though Medicare and Medicaid started as basic insurance programs for Americans who didn’t have health insurance, they’ve changed over the years to provide more and more Americans with access to the quality and affordable health care they need


Cerebral Palsy Group

The Cerebral Palsy Group is dedicated to providing information, material and resources that is available to parents with children who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.


Citizens Guide to US Government

This website creates and organizes timely, needed government information and services and make them accessible to the public anytime, anywhere, via their channel of choice. is the federal government’s one-stop Web site for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans and service members, workforce professionals and many others. A collaborative effort among 22 federal agencies, this site connects people with disabilities to the information and resources they need to actively participate in the workforce and in their communities.


Federal Legislation on the Internet is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service.


Job Accommodation Network - US Dept. of Labor

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. is a worldwide resource that provides children with special needs, families and other caregivers with access to comprehensive information and resources.

This guide has been created to help individuals living with disabilities, and their family members, in the process of buying a home of their own. Here you can learn more about the five important steps in buying a home and about financial assistance programs that are available for you living with disabilities, who want to buy a home.


National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

NACDD is the national association for the 56 Councils on Developmental Disabilities (DD Councils) across the United States and its territories. The DD Councils receive federal funding to support programs that promote self-determination, integration and inclusion for all people in the United States with developmental disabilities.


National Council on Disability

NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of Presidential and Congressional appointees, an Executive Director appointed by the Chair, and a full-time professional staff


National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

The National Federation, a national family-run organization serves to:

  • Provide advocacy at the national level for the rights of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families
  • Provide leadership and technical assistance to a nation-wide network of family run organizations
  • Collaborate with family run and other child serving organizations to transform mental health care in America


National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)

NIDILRR’s mission is to generate new knowledge and to promote its effective use to improve the abilities of individuals with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community, and to expand society’s capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for its citizens with disabilities.


National Self-Determination Office

The Center for Self-Determination is a non-profit organization, established in 2000, operating as the primary clearinghouse, training and technical assistance source on Self-Determination in the United States and other countries. The Center is devoted to working within the public and private sector to move power and authority over resources directly to individuals with disabilities, families and allies.


Partnerships in Employment Technical Assistance Center

The Institute for Community Inclusion and the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services   are providing training and technical assistance (TA) to six state projects in Alaska, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The purpose of these projects is to change state systems to improve employment outcomes for youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Social Security Administration

Social Security is committed to helping maintain the basic well-being and protection of the people we serve. We pay benefits to over 60 million people including retirees, children,

widows, and widowers. From birth, to marriage, and into retirement, we are there to provide support throughout life's journey.


United Cerebral Palsy - National

UCP and its 64 affiliates share a mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other conditions. The UCP network of affiliates provide services and support to more than 176,000 children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time.


Wheelchair Net

The International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP) was launched in February 2015 with a mission to provide wheelchair users worldwide with the best technology and service.