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Websites of Interest

Intellectual Disability Websites of Interest

Developmental Disabilities Websites of Interest


ADA & IT Technical Assistance Center 
A comprehensive resource for information on the Americans with Disabilities Act and Accessible Information Technology.

Americans with Disabilities Act 
Federal home page of the American's with Disability Act, with ifnormation about employment, the law and other resources.

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF)
A national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.

Family Web 2.0 
A virtual meeting place for parents of children with disabilities to exchange resources that have been user-tested for accessibility and usefulness.

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health 
A national parent-run non-profit organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities 
Formerly known as National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) NICHCY is a national nonprofit information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals, with a special focus on children and youth (from birth to age 22). Parent guides are available on such topics as special education resources and programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities.

National Organization on Disability 
Information for business leaders, community leaders, N.O.D. partners on community involvement, economic participation, access to independence and inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of the community.

The New Freedom Initiative 
Their online site of disability related government resources.

Pittsburgh Health Information 
Designed for people who are deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing and for health providers and insurers.  This website provides reliable health and advocacy-related information in a format that is accessible to all. Discussion topics change monthly.

Ragged Edge Magazine 
The successor to the award-winning periodical, The Disability Rag. In Ragged Edge, and on this website, you'll find the best in today's writing about society's "ragged edge" issues: medical rationing, genetic discrimination, assisted suicide, long-term care, attendant services. We cover the disability experience in America -- what it means to be a cripple living at the start of the 21st century.

US Department of Justice - Disabilities 
Information about the law, resources for parents, and other guides.

US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy 
Information for and about businesses.

Allegheny County

Center for Hearing & Deaf Services 
Provides a wide range of services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Family Resource Guide
Provides information about an extensive variety and number of resources of interest to parents of children with disabilities.

Multiple Sclerosis Service Society 
Funds research, furthers education, advocates for people with disabilities, and provides a variety of empowering programs for the third of a million Americans who have MS and their families.

Pittsburgh Vision Services 
Provides employment opportunities, prevention of blindness activities and programs and services that promote independence for persons residing in Allegheny County who are blind or vision-impaired.

Three Rivers Center for Independent Living 
Mission is to promote independent living for and by individuals with disabilities; to empower people with disabilities to live self directed, productive, and personally meaningful lives in a self determined setting; and to provide high quality, consumer controlled services and to advocate for effective community change so as to enhance opportunities for people with disabilities.

UCP of Pittsburgh 
Serves people with severe disabilities who live in the Allegheny County area, offering programs that build on individual strengths and promote inclusion in the community.