http://alphasmart.com. This Web site has
information on writing tools and accessories to
meet individuals unique needs.
AOTA: American Occupational Therapy Association
www.aota.org. This Web site provides news
updates, conference information, publications,
continuing education, leadership, governance,
APTA: American Physical Therapy Association –
www.apta.org. This Web site provides
information on membership, leadership, practice,
professional development, education programs,
advocacy, and more.
Cerebral Palsy Centers –
www.ucp.org. United Cerebral
Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information
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 –
http://www.closingthegap.com. 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,
COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN –
www.cec.sped.org. The Council for
Exceptional Children is the largest
international organization dedicated to
improving educational outcomes for individuals
DISABILITY SOLUTIONS –
www.disabilitysolutions.org. This free
publication is a good resource for families and
others interested in Downs Syndrome and related
DRAGON SYSTEMS –
http://www.dragonsys.com. 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
YOUR CHILD –
This document is published by the U.S.
Department of Education to assist parents of
children with disabilities.
www.ldonline.org. LDOnline is an
interactive guide to learning disabilities for
parents, teachers, and children. Subscribe to
its free e-mail newsletter.
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
OSERS – The Office of Special Education and
is committed to improving results and outcomes
for people with disabilities of all ages.
PARENT ADVOCACY COALITION FOR EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS
www.pacer.org. PACER is a nonprofit
organization that helps parents and families of
children with disabilities. It has 25 programs
assisting individuals with or without
INFORMATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH
DISABILITIES (NICHCY) -
www.nichcy.org. NICHCY is the
national information and referral center that
provides information on disabilities and
disability-related issues for families,
educators, and other professionals.
WRIGHTS LAW –
www.wrightslaw.com. 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