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Below is a listing of websites with a plethora of information about developmental disabilities and how to help and assist those living with developmental disabilities. Click on an organization name to view a brief description and a link to their website.

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

www.aaidd.org

AAIDD is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and others concerned about mental retardation and related disabilities.

Association for Persons in Supported Employment (APSE)

Autism Society of America

www.autism-society.org

The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism.

Association for the Severely Handicapped

www.tash.org

TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.

Case Management Resource Guide

www.cmrg.com

A free searchable database of over 110,000 specialty healthcare services, facilities, businesses and organizations.

Center for Universal Design

www.design.ncsu.edu/cud

The Center for Universal Design is a national research, information, and technical assistance center that evaluates, develops, and promotes universal design in housing, public and commercial facilities, and related products.

Council for Disability Rights

www.disabilityrights.org

Advancing rights and enhancing lives of people with disabilities.

Georgia Department of Human Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

www.dhhs.gov

The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association

Disability Link

www.disabilitylink.org

Independent living centers in Georgia

Disability Resources

www.disabilityresources.org

Disability Resources is a nonprofit organization that monitors, reviews, and reports on information about legal rights, financial resources, assistive technology, employment opportunities, housing modifications, childrearing and educational options, transportation and mobility services, and more.

Division of Family and Children's Services

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.

thegao.org

The Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) is a private non-profit corporation. Its mission is to work with and for oppressed and vulnerable individuals in Georgia who are labeled as disabled or mentally ill to secure their protection and advocacy

Georgia ARC Network

www.arcga.org

The Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) is a private non-profit corporation. Its mission is to work with and for oppressed and vulnerable individuals in Georgia who are labeled as disabled or mentally ill to secure their protection and advocacy

Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

Gwinnett Coalition

Viewpoint Health

National Council on Disability

www.ncd.gov

The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. NCD's overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities.

Parent-to-Parent of Georgia

www.p2pga.org

Providing support and information to parents of children with disabilities.

TETRA (do it yourself devices)

www.workshopsolutions.com

Workshop Solutions is a voluntary, not-for profit, website established for the purpose of providing a place in space where engineers, technicians, inventors and workshop enthusiasts can display and share knowledge on the Assistive devices they have built to better the lives of the disabled.

The ARC National

www.thearc.org

The national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Developmental Disabilities

www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/add

Providing information to making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

United Cerebral Palsy

Center for Self-Determination (CSD)

www.self-determination.com

The center is a working collaboration of individuals and organizations committed to the principles of self-determination to help all persons create the lives they want, connected to and with their communities, and pursuing long term relationships and economic future.

Yahoo's Disability Resources

http://dir.yahoo.com/society_and_culture/disabilities/

View the set of www sites listed by Yahoo (the famous search tool) as related to disability issues.

Department of Community Health

dch.georgia.gov

The center is a working collaboration of individuals and organizations committed to the principles of self-determination to help all persons create the lives they want, connected to and with their communities, and pursuing long term relationships and economic future.