National Down Syndrome Society The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to realize their life aspirations. The website includes a very large collection of articles, resources, and educational materials about Down Syndrome, including overviews, related health issues, educational concerns, and more. The site also includes advocacy materials, the latest news, and community areas for parents and families. A wonderful site that is definitely worth checking out!
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) promotes national policy which enables individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to make choices regarding the quality of their lives and be included in the community. NACDD provides support and assistance to member Councils.
The Arc The Arc of the United States advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The website contains a nice collection of articles, as well as information on chapters and ways to get involved in your local area.
TASH 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. TASH advocates for greater access to societal institutions for persons with disabilities through lobbying and publishing activities. An index of state & local chapters of TASH is available.
American Association on Intellectual and Devleopmental Disabilities (AAIDD) AAIDD's mission is to promote progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The website includes a collection of fact sheets, as well as information on how to become a member and other organization information.