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Resource Guide for Integrations

As a service to you, our customers, we present you with the following resources for your own information. If you know of any other informational resources you'd like to see on this page, please call Randy Olmstead at 800-283-5700, Ext 7163 or e-mail [email protected].

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National Associations

American Occupational Therapy Association
4270 Montgomery Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814-3425
PH: 800-877-1383
FAX: 301-652-7711

American Physical Therapy Association
1111 N. Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
PH: 800-999-APTA (2782)
FAX: 703-706-3396
Web site: http://www.apta.org

American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)
The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) is the largest, national membership organization representing the interests and need of recreational therapists. Recreational therapists are health care providers using recreational therapy interventions for improved functioning of individuals with illness or disabling conditions.

Council for Exceptional Children
The voice and vision of special education.

Epilepsy Foundation
4351 Garden City Drive
Landover, MD 20785
PH: 800-EFA-1000
FAX: 301-577-2684

International Dyslexia Association

Muscular Dystrophy Association
3300 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718
PH: 520-529-2000
FAX: 520-529-5300

National Amputation Foundation
38-40 Church St.
Malverne, NY 11565
PH: 516-887-3600
FAX: 516-887-3667

National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE)
National association dedicated to ensuring that all children and adolescents with special needs receive the best education possible. NAPCSE advances and strengthens its community through networking, research, publications, and membership benefits. (Requires a paid membership to view complete resource library.)

National Association of Special Education Teachers ( NASET )
A national professional association dedicated to special education teachers, professors who teach future special education teachers, students who are working towards their teaching certification in special education, and inclusion classroom teachers working with children with special needs. NASET provides practical information, useful resources, member benefits and an extensive special education database. (May require a paid membership to view all resource libraries.)

National Ataxia Foundation
2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119
Plymouth, MN 55447
PH: 612-553-0020
FAX: 612-553-0167
E-mail: [email protected]

National Down Syndrome Society

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, D.C. 20013-1492
PH: 800-695-0285

E-mail: [email protected]

National Lekotek Center
Dedicated to making play accessible to all children.
2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201-2796
PH: 800-366-PLAY
FAX: 847-328-5514
E-mail: [email protected]

Spina Bifida Association of America
4590 MacArthur Blvd. N.W., Suite 250
Washington, D.C. 20007-4226
PH: 202-944-3285
FAX: 202-944-3295
E-mail: [email protected]

Web site for Families with Children with Disabilities
Families coping with children with disabilities and the overwhelming financial burdens may find an ally in the Federal Interagency Coordinating Council, an agency created to coordinate services for families with children 0 to 8 with disabilities or those at risk for developing disabilities.

Special Needs

AblePlay from National Lekotek
AblePlay.org provides authoritative ratings and reviews on toys and play products for kids with special needs. It is a free resource provided by National Lekotek, a division of Anixter Center.

ADD Resources
Attention Deficit Disorder Resources has over 100 articles written by national ADHD authorities as well as adults with ADHD. Plenty of information for parents,too. 100 plus links to ADHD-related websites, plus the National ADHD Directory with over 1000 ADHD Service Providers, and National ADHD Events Calendar. Free monthly eNews available. Even more benefits with membership of $45/year.

Resouce site designed to help you find resources for tutors, schools, therapeutic services, tutor continuing education opportunities, seminar dates and locations, and more, to meet the specific needs of the Autism Community.

Camp Twin Lakes
Camp Twin Lakes is a unique, year-round facility near Atlanta, GA that works in partnership with special needs groups to provide a great camping experience for children who otherwise might not have one.

Canine Companions
PO Box 446
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-0446
PH: 800-572-BARK

Center for the Study of Autism

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

DB-LINK (Deaf & Blind Resource)
Teaching Research
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361
PH: 800-438-9376
FAX: 503-838-8150
E-mail: [email protected]

Everybody Rides
A non-profit therapeutic riding program located in Newark, New York. Professional staff and trained volunteers work together to provide recreational and therapeutic horseback riding to people with developmental disabilities. NARAH Premier Accredited Center. (315) 331-1700 ext. 2442

Family Center on Technology and Disability
The Family Center resource is designed to support organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities. We offer a range of information and services on the subject of assistive technologies.

Find the Right Toy
Helping parents help their kids through play.

M.O.V.E. International (Mobility Opportunities Via Education)
Developed to aid individuals in abandoning their non-mobile lifestyles to learn or relearn the skills of sitting, standing and walking.
1300 17th Street
City Centre
Bakersfield, CA 93301-4533
PH: 800-397-MOVE
FAX: 805-636-4647
E-mail: [email protected]

Occupational Therapy by Barbara Smith

Pathways Awareness Foundation
National non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the benefit of early detection and early therapy for children with physical movement differences.

Positively Autism free magazine
Free online magazine designed for parents, teachers, individuals with autism, and other members of the Autism community. Celebrates accomplishments of individuals with autism, success stories, positive media reports, helpful strategies and resources. Free downloads for ABA programs, data sheets, visual supports, folder games, fine-motor skill activities, and flash cards.

Sensory Processing Disorder
SPD is a complex disorder of the brain. People with SPD misinterpret everyday sensory information, such as touch, sound, and movement. This can lead to behavioral problems, difficulties with coordination, and many other issues. This site contains a scientific research section, a national directory of professionals, conference listings, and many more areas just for you.

Special Child Magazine

Special Miracles
The mission of Special Miracles is to help children and their families find immediate support to manage the medical and social effects of raising a child with special needs.

Whole Children, Inc.
We are a non-profit organization serving children with special needs in Western Massachusetts. We also have a free online community providing information, support and resources for parents in all parts of the country. (413) 585-8010

Winners On Wheels (WOW)
2842 Business Park Avenue
Fresno, CA 93727
FAX: 209-291-3386
Executive Director: Pat Alcorn

Vision Therapy

College of Optometrists in Vision Development
The College of Optometrists in Vision Development exists to ensure that everyone receives quality vision care, including that required to develop binocular vision and visual information processing critical for maximizing human potential. Throughout this web site you can find more information about vision therapy, what conditions benefit from vision therapy, where to find a qualified professional to help answer your questions, and links to other sites that will further assist you in your research.

Optometric Extension Program Foundation
The Optometric Extension Program Foundation offers a referral list of optometrists, a resource center, news calendar of events and more.

Optometrists Network
A national network of optometrists, comprehensive vision care, pediatric eye care, visual health, vision therapy, behavioral optometry and more.

Optometrists Network -Children With Special Needs
This site offers a plethora of information on vision problems that effect children, along with helpful resources for parents to find doctors.

Optometrists Network -Vision 3-D
This site offers 3-D exercises, games, puzzles, vision therapy information, visual training information, visual perception information, stereograms and much more.

Parents Active for Vision Education
PAVE is a parent / lay non-profit organization which serves as an educational resource and support organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the crucial relationship between vision and achievement.