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American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) AAIDD, (formerly AAMR -- American Association on Mental Retardation) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities. We're tireless promoters of progressive policies, sound research, effective practices and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Website
American Council of the Blind The American Council of the Blind is the nation's leading membership organization of blind and visually impaired people. It was founded in 1961 and incorporated in the District of Columbia. The Council strives to improve the well-being of all blind and visually impaired people by: serving as a representative national organization of blind people; elevating the social, economic and cultural levels of blind people; improving educational and rehabilitation facilities and opportunities; cooperating with the public and private institutions and organizations concerned with blind services; encouraging and assisting all blind persons to develop their abilities and conducting a public education program to promote greater understanding of blindness and the capabilities of blind people. Website
American Epilepsy Society The American Epilepsy Society website contains epilepsy-related information regarding research, product and service information, events, membership, resources, virtual exhibits, and projects. Website
American Foundation for the Blind The American Foundation for the Blind website offers comprehensive information related to blindness and visual impairment. This site includes resources, fact sheets, reports, newsletters and press releases, the journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, Talking Books, instruction materials, calendar of events, scholarship info, and much more! Website
American Occupational Therapy Association Consumers Occupational therapy focuses on enabling people to do the activities of daily life. The very word "occupation" means an activity which "occupies" our time. A child in grade school has the occupation of learning. An adult may need to learn how to write after a traumatic injury. A senior may want to continue driving safely in order to stay active in their community. All of these things are occupations and participating in them is vital to maintaining overall health and wellness. Website
American Society for Deaf Children The American Society for Deaf Children website is dedicated to empowering parents and professionals to support children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Provides representation, convention schedules, a "parents connected" network, support organizations, resources and links. Membership information also available. A cyber mentor program is available to support teachers of individuals with hearing impairments. Website
American Speech-Language Hearing Association The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) promotes the interests of and provides the services for professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science. They also advocate for people with communication disabilities in addition to providing brochures, booklets, and packets of information on hearing loss and speech language concerns. Website
Americans With Disabilities Act This info module provides and overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how it applies to early care and education programs. Info Module
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Part One Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel discuss what the Americans with Disabilities Act is and what features of the civil rights law pertain to early childhood professionals and their child care programs. Podcast
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Part Two Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel continue their discussion about the Americans with Disabilities Act and child care programming, including effective inclusion strategies for children with special needs. Podcast