Disability Resource: Cognitive/Developmental

ADD in School www.ADDinschool.com
Presents hundreds of classroom interventions to help students with Attention Deficit Disorder, “ADD” or “ADHD”.

Alzheimers Association www.alz.org
National voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's and helping those affected by the disease. The Association provides education & support for people Diagnosed with Alzheimers, their families and caregivers.

American Occupational Therapy Association www.aota.org
Mission: The AOTA advances the quality, availability, use and support of occupational therapy through standard-setting advocacy, education and research on behalf of its members and the public.

The ARC www.thearc.org
The ARC is a national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families.

Autism Society of America www.autism-society.org
Mission is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education and research related to autism.

Center for Autism www.judevine.org
Brain Injury: Brain Injury Association www.biausa.org
National organization with state offices that provides support, information, a media library and advocacy for people with brain injuries, families and friends.

Cerebral Palsy: United Cerebral Palsy www.ucp.org
Mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with CP and other disabilities.

Disability Statistics Center dsc.ucsf.edu
The purpose of the Disability Statistics Center is to produce and disseminate statistical information on disability and the status of people with disabilities in American Society and to establish and monitor indicators of how conditions are changing over time to meet their health, housing, economic and social needs.

Disability World www.disabilityworld.com
British organization whose goal is to provide the public with Europe ’s largest Accessible Accommodation Search Facility information on United Kingdom service providers.

Easter Seal Society www.easter-seals.org/
Provides services to help children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs as well as support to their families.

Learning Disability Association www.ldaamerica.org
Non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to identifying causes of learning disabilities and to enhancing the quality of life for all people with learning disabilities and their families.

Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory Council www.at.mo.gov

Missouri Developmental Disability Resource Center www.moddrc.org An information and referral service that can help locate needed services and obtain materials on a variety of topics related to developmental disabilities and low incidence disabilities.

Missouri Parents Act www.ptimpact.org
Mission is to help parents of children with disabilities become informed, effective advocates, with a special focus on education.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
MS Association of America www.msaa.com
Mission is to ease the day-to-day challenges of individuals with MS and their caregivers.

MS Foundation http://msfocus.org/
Mission is to ensure the best quality of life for those coping with MS by providing comprehensive support and educational programs.

National MS Society www.nationalmssociety.org
National health organization whose mission is to end the devastating effects of MS. Funds research. Good links.
National Mental Health Association www.nmha.org The NMHA is the United States's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing the aspects of mental health and mental illness. They have 340 affiliates nationwide.

Special School District www.ssd.k12.mo.us/
Since 1957, the Special School District of St. Louis County has provided Special Education Services to students with disabilities. Also, the District operates two technical high schools providing vocational-technical education in more than 30 areas of concentration.

St. Louis Association for Retarded Citizens www.SLARC.org
Non-profit that provides the highest quality services to help individuals with developmental disabilities (conditions or injuries which occur before age 22 and are permanent in nature) and their families to achieve their goals.

TASH www.tash.org
An international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.

United Way www.unitedway.org
Provides funds to agencies who provide services to people with disabilities as well as others in need throughout the country.

Government Agencies:

Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council www.moddcouncil.org Mandated to plan, advocate for, and give advice concerning programs and services for persons with developmental disabilities that will increase their opportunities for independence, productivity, and integration into communities.