Family Resources


The U.S. Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released updated joint guidance addressing the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to records maintained on students.

National Down Syndrome Society

Advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with down syndrome.

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Provides information about unique abilities, including descriptions, risk factors, signs and symptoms; screenings, diagnosis; data and statistics; research and related articles.

Autism Speaks

Funding for research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

Information and technical assistance about the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD)

Provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for support services.

AbleNet, Assistive Technology/Devices

Educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives.

Newborn baby holding onto father's finger