eParent Special Needs Resource Directory provides a comprehensive guide for parents and families of children with chronic health issues, disabilities and special needs, as well as to physicians, allied health care professionals and educational professionals who are involved in their care and development. This directory is designed to assist in your search for helpful information and resources for every situation.


Products & Services

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Following are government agencies, non-profit assistance, community support, funding resources and specific information that may be beneficial to caregivers and family members touched by individuals with special needs

ADAPTIVE RECREATION ORGANIZATIONS

A directory of national organizations offering adaptive sports and recreational activities to individuals with special needs and disabilities. Directory>>>

ALLIANCE FOR TECHNOLOGY ACCESS

A directory of nationwide centers that help children and adults with disabilities gain access to adaptive technology and that provide hands-on consultations, demonstrate products, make recommendations and referrals. and present workshops on technology use. Directory>>>

AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT PROGRAMS – DISABILITY BUSINESS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTERS

A directory of the 10 regional Disability Business Technical Assistance centers that provide information, technical assistance, and training on meeting the Americans with Disabilities Act standards in a business, public area, or school. Directory>>>

ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY CENTERS ON DISABILITIES

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs. These programs serve and are located in every U.S. state and territory and are all part of universities or medical centers. They serve as a bridge between the university and the community, bringing together the resources of both to achieve meaningful change. Directory>>

DISABILITY ASSOCIATED SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Students with disabilities can qualify for a number of unique scholarships.  This directory offers a wide range of resources, including government agencies, disability advocacy groups and some private entities. Several corporations and memorial foundations contribute generously to educational causes benefiting disabled college students. Directory>>

DISABILITIES ASSOCIATED RESOURCES

This directory provides specific information and resources required to assist in teaching students with disabilities. Directory>>

EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

A state-by-state and territories directory of early intervention, toddler programs, and preschool special education resources for children with disabilities that is outlined through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (lDEA). Directory>>>

FAMILY TO FAMILY RESOURCES

Family-to-Family Health Information centers (F2F HICs) are non-profit organizations that help families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHC) and the professionals who serve them. Directory>>>

FEDERAL AND FEDERALLY FUNDED INFORMATION RESOURCES

A directory of clearinghouses, information centers, and institutes that focus on specific topics by providing free materials, with some also providing referrals to local resources. Directory>>>

FEDERATION OF FAMILIES FOR CHILDERN'S MENTAL HEALTH

A directory of contacts for state organizations, chapters, and representatives of The Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, which serves to provide and sustain leadership for a broad and deep nationwide network of family-run organizations. Directory>>>


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GOVERNMENT SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

This directory is a select listing of government agencies and centers offering information to address the needs of individuals with disabilities for parents, educators, adults and professionals. Government programs and community resources are available to address the needs of individuals with disabilities. Directory>>

LEGAL/ADVOCACY INFORMATION GUIDE

The organizations provide help to people with disabilities to expand and defend their rights, including supporting self-advocacy groups and legal assistance. Directory>>

MILITARY SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE GUIDE

eParent special needs military resource directory provides specific information and resources for military families with children with special needs. Directory>>>

MATCHING RESOURCES

A directory of “Matching Resources”– both national and international – that can help parents who have children with extremely rare conditions or unique combinations of disabilities. Directory>>>

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE DIRECTORS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) focuses on improving educational services and outcomes for children and youth with disabilities throughout the United States. Directory>>>

NATIONAL INFORMATION AND ADVOCACY RESOURCES

A listing of national organizations that provide information and advocacy resources for families and professionals. Directory>>>

NATIONAL RESOURCES FOR SPECIFIC DISABILITIES

National Resource Directory for Specific Disabilities and Conditions. Directories of different categories are provided to help you find the information you specifically need. Directory>>>

PARENT TO PARENT PROGRAMS

A directory of programs that offer information and emotional support to parents who have a child or family member with special needs by matching families with a trained “veteran” parent. Directory>>>

PARENT TRAINING & INFORMATION CENTERS (PTIs) AND COMMUNITY PARENT RESOURCE CENTERS (CPRCs)

A state-by-state directory of centers that provide training and information to families and professionals to help them deal more effectively in meeting the educational needs of children with disabilities. Directory>>>

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Students with disabilities can qualify for a number of unique scholarships.  This directory offers a wide range of resources, including government agencies, disability advocacy groups and some private entities. Several corporations and memorial foundations contribute generously to educational causes benefiting disabled college students. Directory>>

SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILIES SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

This directory provides parents, teachers and other educational professionals with the specific information and resources required to assist children and adults with disabilities. Directory>>

SPECIAL NEEDS PRODUCTS & SERVICES GUIDE

eParent special needs products and services directory is a list of suppliers who specialize in products and services specifically to assist families and caregivers in managing day-to-day needs.  Directory>>

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

This directory provides teachers and other educational professionals with the specific information and resources required to assist in teaching students with disabilities. Directory>>

STATE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS

A directory, provided by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), of programs funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research that enable individuals with disabilities to gain access to assistive technology devices. Directory>>>

STATE OFFICES OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

A directory that provides contact information for each state’s education agency that is responsible for supervising special education services. Directory>>>

STATE PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCIES (P&As)

A directory of State Protection and Advocacy Agencies (P&As) found nationwide and in each U.S. territory that provide legally-based advocacy services to people with special needs by way of the National Association of Protection and Advocacy Services (NAPAS). Directory>>>

TITLE V PROGRAMS

A state-by-state listing of Title V programs that provide health-related services to children with special healthcare needs and access to other services such as parent support and information. Directory>>>

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAMS

A state-by-state directory of vocational rehabilitation programs. Directory>>>


Categories have been cross-referenced where appropriate.


 

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All effort has been made to assure the accuracy of information provided for this directory. Information contained herein is intended only as a guide to assist you in your search . Each individual's circumstances are unique and may require additional research or help beyond what is specified. Inclusion within our Resource Directory list does NOT imply endorsement by Eparent.

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