American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA)
Mail: 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 897-5700 or (800) 638-TALK


 American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA)
Location: 4720 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, MD
Mail: P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
Phone: (301) 652-AOTA or (800) 668-8255
Fax: (301) 652-7711


American Physical Therapy Association

American Hippotherapy Association (AHA)

North American Riding for the Handicap Association (NARHA)

Autism Society of America

United Cerebral Palsy

Alabama Autism Assistance Program (AAAP)


Autism Web Site

American Academy of Pediatrics

State Resources


AIDB:  Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind –


Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation –


Alabama Head Injury Foundation –


ASBOT:  Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy –


Alabama State Department of Special Education –


ALOTA:  Alabama Occupational Therapy Association –


ALAPTA:  Alabama Physical Therapy Association –


Children’s Health System (Children’s Hospital Birmingham) –


CRS: Children’s Rehabilitation Services –


Civitan International Research Center – Birmingham


DHR:  Department of Human Resources –


Easter Seals of Alabama –


Glenwood School –


Head Start –


Kiwanis Club –


Lions Club –


Medicaid –


Respite Care –


Shriner’s –


STAR:  Statewide Technical Access and Response for Alabamians with Disabilities –


State of Alabama Board of Physical Therapy –



TASC:  Technological Assistance for Specialized Consumers –


VRS:  Vocational Rehabilitation Services –


National Resources:


ALPHASMART –  This Web site has information on writing tools and accessories to meet individuals unique needs.


AOTA:  American Occupational Therapy Association –  This Web site provides news updates, conference information, publications, continuing education, leadership, governance, and more.


APTA:  American Physical Therapy Association –  This Web site provides information on membership, leadership, practice, professional development, education programs, advocacy, and more.

Cerebral Palsy Centers – United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, the UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.

CLOSING THE GAP –  Closing the Gap is an organization started by parents.  There is a yearly conference in Minneapolis.  This site has a resource catalog and the listing of vendors for software and hardware, prices, and more.

COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN  The Council for Exceptional Children is the largest international organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

DISABILITY SOLUTIONS This free publication is a good resource for families and others interested in Downs Syndrome and related disabilities.

DRAGON SYSTEMS –  This Web site provides solutions for speech.

EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE –  The APTA Hooked on Evidence Web site represents a "grassroots" effort to develop a database containing current research evidence on the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions.

INCLUDING YOUR CHILD This document is published by the U.S. Department of Education to assist parents of children with disabilities.

LDONLINE  LDOnline is an interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children. Subscribe to its free e-mail newsletter.

MICROSOFT –  Microsoft’s Accessibility Web site has information regarding accessibility in Microsoft products, a listing of assistive technology products, and case studies and articles.

The Office of Special Education  The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities ages Birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local systems.


OSERS – The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services is committed to improving results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages.

PARENT ADVOCACY COALITION FOR EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS (PACER)  PACER is a nonprofit organization that helps parents and families of children with disabilities.  It has 25 programs assisting individuals with or without disabilities.

THE NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES (NICHCY) - www.nichcy.orgNICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals.

WRIGHTS LAW  Pete Wright is an attorney who has represented children with disabilities for more than 20 years. Pam Wright is a psychotherapist and the editor of The Special Ed Advocate, the online newsletter about special education and advocacy issues published by Wrightslaw. Hundreds of articles, cases, newsletters, and other information about special education law and advocacy in the Wrightslaw libraries can be accessed. Subscribe to the free e-mail newsletter at


Books/Articles/Magazines  Exceptional Parent magazine

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping With
Sensory Integration Dysfunction
Author: Carol Stock Kranowitz

The Out of Sync Child has Fun!
Author: Carol Stock Kranowitz

The Late Talker: What to Do If Your Child Isn't Talking Yet
Authors: Marilyn Agin, Lisa Geng, and Malcolm Nicholl

Making Sense of Sensory Integration (Audio Cassette & Booklet)
Authors: Jane Koomar, Stacy Szklut, and Sharon Cermak

Does My Child Have a Speech Problem?
Author: Katherine Martin

Beyond Baby Talk: From Sounds to Sentences, A Parent's Complete Guide to Language Development
Authors: Julie J. Masterson Phd, Kenn Apel Phd, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The Parent to Parent Handbook, Connecting Families of Children with Special Needs
Authors: Betsy Santelli, Florene Stewart Poyadue and Jane Leora Young

The Child with Special Needs; Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth
Authors: Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D and Serena Weider, PhD.

Gross Motor Skills in Children With Down Syndrome : A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Author: Patricia C. Winders

Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Parents Guide
Author: Elaine Gerlais

A Parent's Guide to Autism
Author: Charles A. Hart

Fine Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome
by Marianne Bruni

Children with Cerebral Palsy, 2nd ed.: A Parent's Guide
edited by Elaine Geralis

You Can't Make Me, But I Can Be Persuaded
by Cynthia Ulrich-Tobias

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Integration Dysfunction
by Carol Stock Kranowitz, Larry B. Silver





Catalogs for Equipment and Toys

Mail: One Sportime Way, Atlanta, GA 30340
Phone: toll free: (800) 850-8602;
international toll calls: (770) 449-5700
Fax: toll free: (800) 845-1535
local or international fax: (770) 263-0897

Achievement Products for Children
Mail: P.O. Box 9033, Canton, OH 44711
Phone: (800) 373-4699
Fax: (800) 766-4303

Discovery Toys
Mail: 14201 Brass Wheel Rd., Boyds, MD 20841
Phone: (301) 528-0962, or toll free: (877) 875-9471

Mail: Integrations, P.O. Box 620860, Atlanta, GA 30362
Phone: Toll free: (800) 622-0638
Fax: Toll free: (800) 845-1535

SouthPaw Enterprises
Mail: P.O. Box 1047, Dayton, OH 45401
Phone: (800) 228-1698
Fax: (937) 252-8502

Mail: Sportime, One Sportime Way, Atlanta, GA 30340
Phone: Toll free: (800) 283-5700;
Fax: Toll free: (800) 845-1535

The Therapy Shoppe, Inc.
Mail: P.O. Box 8875, Grand Rapids, MI 49518
Phone: Toll-free (800) 261-5590
Fax: (616) 863-5976

Therapy Skill Builders
Mail: 555 Academic Court, San Antonio, TX 78204-2498
Phone: (800) 228-0752
Fax: (800) 232-1223




Local Links



Miracle Field  


Wiregrass United Way


Children's Rehabilitation Services (CRS) District Office - Dothan

FRIENDS (support for Down Syndrome)



Diagnosis-Based Sites

Down Syndrome

*       National Association for Down Syndrome

      *       Buddy Walk (support for Down Syndrome) 

Cerebral Palsy

*       Cerebral Palsy, A Guide for Care

*       National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke

*       Cerebral Palsy, Ask the Doctor

Developmental Delay

*       Developmental Delay Resources (DDR)
Mail: 4401 East-West Highway, # 207, Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 652-2263
Fax: (301) 652-9133


*       Autism Society of America (ASA)
Mail: 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20814-3067
Phone: (301) 567-0881, or (800) 3AUTISM

*       Autism Resources

*       Autism/PDD Resources Network




Brachial Plexus

Cerebral Palsy

Sensory Integration Dysfunction