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National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)
KEN provides a wealth of information regarding mental health. It has an extensive section dedicated to services and resources for children and adolescents. Hundreds of publications are available along with links to other sites dealing mental health issues.
http://www.mentalhealth.org
National Organization for Rare Disorders
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare 'orphan' diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.
http://www.rarediseases.org/
National Organization on Disabilities
The National Organization on Disability promotes the full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. N.O.D. was founded in 1982 at the conclusion of the United Nations International Year of Disabled Persons. N.O.D. is the only national disability network organization concerned with all disabilities, all age groups and all disability issues.
http://www.nod.org/
National PTA
National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens active in their schools and communities, PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children. Good resources on disabilities.
http://www.pta.org
National Sleep Foundation
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving public understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting public education, sleep-related research, and advocacy.
http://www.sleepfoundation.org
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
The NSCIA has many chapters throughout the United States. Members work with local and national officials and agencies to develop better programs and services and act as community advocates for improved access, housing, transportation, employment, and leisure time activities for disabled people. Peer support and other services are also provided. These are fundamental aspects of living that 500,000 people with spinal cord injuries or diseases must cope with after they have been rehabilitated and have returned to community life.
http://www.spinalcord.org
National Sports Center for the Disabled
The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), is an innovative non-profit organization that provides recreation for children and adults with disabilities.
http://www.nscd.org
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Association
The NLDA promotes education, support, and advocacy for people with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, and for professionals and family members.
http://www.nlda.org
Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
Provides support to educate the public and professional communities about OCD and related disorders; to provide assistance to individuals with OCD and related disorders, their family and friends; and to fund research into the causes and effective treatments of OCD and related disorders.
http://www.ocfoundation.org
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation
Supports and encourages medical research, educates the public, and disseminates information to patients, their families, and medical professionals
http://www.oif.org
Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC)
Assists the families of children with disabilities through education, information and training. PEATC builds parent-professional partnerships to promote success in school and community life. Based in Virginia.
http://www.peatc.org/
Paws With A Cause
Trains assistance dogs nationally for people with disabilities and provides lifetime team support which encourages independence. PAWS promotes awareness through education.
http://www.pawswithacause.org
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) is dedicated to serving individuals affected by Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), their families, and interested professionals. To provide information, education, and support services to its members.
http://www.pwsausa.org
PUSH America
PUSH America is the national outreach project of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Because of our commitment to brotherhood, we provide leadership opportunities, services and education to promote a greater understanding of persons who have developmental disabilities.
http://www.pushamerica.org
Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic
RFB&D is the nation's educational library for people with print disabilities. We provide educational materials in recorded and computerized formats from kindergarten through postgraduate level. Materials are for all people who cannot effectively read standard print because of a visual, perceptual or other physical disability.
http://www.rfbd.org
Schwab Learning
Dedicated to raising awareness about learning differences and to providing parents with the information, resources and support they need to improve the lives of kids with learning differences.
http://www.schwablearning.org/
Sidran: Tramautic Stress Foundation
Sidran is a nonprofit charitable organization devoted to education, advocacy, and research to benefit people who are suffering from injuries of traumatic stress. Whether caused by family violence, crime, disasters, war, or any other overwhelming experience, the disabling effects of trauma can be overcome with understanding, support, and appropriate treatment.
http://www.sidran.org
Spina Bifida Association of American
The Mission of the Spina Bifida Association of America is to promote the prevention of spina bifida and to enhance the lives of all affected. The Association was founded in 1973 to address the specific needs of the spina bifida community and serves as the national representative of over 70 chapters. SBAA's efforts benefit thousands of infants, children, adults, parents and professionals each year.
http://www.sbaa.org
Starbright Foundation
The STARBRIGHT Foundation is dedicated to the development of projects that empower seriously ill children to combat the medical and emotional challenges they face on a daily basis. STARBRIGHT projects do more than educate or entertain: they address the core issues that accompany illness ? the pain, fear, loneliness, and depression that can be as damaging as the sickness itself.
http://www.starbright.org
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention: BAM! Body and Mind
Provide information, materials for students and classrooms. Has related information about birth defects, child development, and disability and health.
http://www.bam.gov/

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