Resources by Disability

Click on a topic from the list below or scroll down the page to browse the entire list.

*AB SpEd PAC makes every effort to ensure that web sites directly linked to our own include information our members will find useful and are compatible with our mission and purpose. We can only be responsible for information contained within our own web pages. We accept no responsibility for the content of the websites listed below. Further, by listing the resource on our website, we are showing no endorsement. The sites have been listed for informational purposes only.

**Attention AB SpEd PAC Members:  We are looking for more useful, informative links and resources to add to this page.  Please send any you have collected along with a brief description to Nancy Sherburne.

ADD/ADHD

Art Therapy

Assessment

Assistive Technology

Autism/PDD/Asperger’s

Bipolar Disorder

Depression

Developmental Delay

  • Developmental Delay Resources  – “A nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas. DDR publicizes research into determining identifiable factors that would put a child at risk and maintains a registry, tracking possible trends. DDR also provides a network for parents and professionals and current information after the diagnosis to support children with special needs.”

Dysgraphia

Eating Disorders

General Special Education

Hearing Impaired

Housing

IEP

Learning Disabilities

Mental Health

Mitochondrial Disease

  • United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation– Mission statement: “To promote research for cures and treatments of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.”

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Parenting

  • Pride and Joy Coaching – Free newsletter with practical tips, inspiring ideas, and action steps for parents of children with special needs.  Available services include tele-seminars, workshops, and life coaching.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Selective Mutism

Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Social Skills

Special Needs Law

  • Wrightslaw.com – comprehensive site with “accurate, up-to-date information about advocacy for children with disabilities. You will find hundreds of articles, cases, newsletters, and resources about special education law and advocacy in the Advocacy Libraries and Law Libraries.”  You can also subscribe to The Special Ed Advocate, their free online newsletter or read back issues of The Special Ed Advocate in the Newsletter Archives.
  • Special Education Law – Includes information on State and Federal Laws and Regulations as well as important timelines.
  • Disability Law Center, Inc.  – Disability Law Center is a private, non-profit public interest law firm providing free legal assistance and information to people with disabilities throughout Massachusetts.
  • MA Developmental Disabilities Council
    174 Portland Street, 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02114
    (617) 727-6374 ext. 100; (617) 727-1885 (TTY)
    E-mail: Daniel.Shannon@state.ma.us
  • Special Needs Alliance – A national network of lawyers dedicated to disability and public benefits law.  Families can locate a member attorney in the area.
  • SpecialNeedsAnswers – A web site of the Academy of Special Needs Planners.  Families can locate a member attorney in the area.

Speech/Language

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association: ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 96,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
  • Apraxia Kids Web Site – offers comprehensive information about Childhood Apraxia of Speech for families, professionals and all those who care about a child with apraxia.
  • The Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association – MSHA was established to provide persons in the fields of human communication disorders with the opportunity to establish common standards, to exchange information and ideas, and to act as a strong unified voice for upgrading the profession within our state.
  • Speech and Language Disorders – A library of pointers to resources and information on the Internet relevant to speech-language disorders and differences.

Tourette’s Syndrome

Visually Impaired

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