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Disability Organizations

Please find below a collection of links for various disabilities.  Resources have been categorized by disability and additional general links have been included at the bottom of this page. provides resources for multiple disabilities.

Attention Deficit Disorder – ADD/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder- ADHD

ADDitude: Strategies for Support for ADHD & LD
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
LD Online: ADHD
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)
Anxiety Disorders on NIMH


Autism Society
Autism Research Institute
Autism Speaks
Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
Parents of Autistic Children (POAC)


Aspergers/Autism Network

Attachment Disorder or Reactive Attachment Disorder – RAD

The Attachment Institute of New England 
Child Mind Institute
Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh)

Behavior & Social

LD On-line: Behavior and Social Skills


Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
The Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation 

Birth Injuries

Birth Injury Guide

Brain Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI

Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts

Brain Injury Association  of America
Traumatic Brain Injury
National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Group

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Department of Developmental Services (DDS)


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Families for Depression Awareness  


International Dyslexia Association
ICDRI: Resources related to Dyslexia

Dyspraxia / Apraxia

Apraxia Kids
Dyspraxia Foundation


Children with Diabetes
National Diabetes Educator Program
The American Diabetes Association

Down syndrome

3-21 Foundation

Down Syndrome Education International

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC)
The National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS)
The National Down Syndrome Society


Epilepsy Foundation
NINDS: What is Epilepsy?
Guide to Healthcare Schools Epilepsy Supports and Information

Executive Functioning Disorder

Executive Function; At A Glance
What is Executive Function?

Language-based Learning Disabilities – LBLD

Speech Disorder vs. Language Based Learning Disability 
What is a Language-Based Learning Disability

Learning Disabilities – LD

LD OnLine
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Red Flags of a Learning Issue
National Center for Learning Disabilities NCLD
The Council for Exceptional Children

Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI)
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) to Mental, Emotional, and Social Health

Nonverbal Learning Disorder – NLD / NVLD

What is Non-Verbal Learning Disorder?

NVLD Project

Pervasive Developmental Disorders – Not Otherwise Specified – PDD-NOS

Autism/PDD Resource Network

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD

PTSD Symptoms in Infants/Toddlers
What is PTSD by The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)


National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read
SEDL – RCI: Reading Assessment Database for Grades K-2
National Right to Read Foundation                                                                                                                  Landmark Resources

Rett syndrome (RTT)

International Rett Syndrome Foundation

Sensory Integration – SI

What is Sensory Integration?

Speech and Hearing

Online Directory of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

10 Tips for Selecting Toys for Your Speech Delayed Child

American Academy of Audiology – Resources for Kids & Teens

Rights for Those with Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Association of America

Social Services Resource Guide (Concord)

Community and Youth Services in Concord


Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Support

        National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Tourette syndrome – TS

Tourette Syndrome Association of Massachusetts
National Tourette Syndrome Association
Tourette-Syndrome Fact Sheet, by NINDS

General Links

Center for Parent Information & Resources
All Kinds of Minds
Learning Disabilities Online
Developmental Delay Resources 
The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental & Learning (ICDL)
CDC: Facts about Intellectual Disability
Waisman Center

Best Colleges

Spark- The Revolutionary Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey, MD

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