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Web Page Links for Mental Health & Addictions

  • National Institute of Mental Health:

  • American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR):  An organization that provides information about mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

  • National Attention Deficit Disorder Association — This nonprofit organization's website focuses on information related to helping adults with attention deficit disorder learn successfully live with their ADD.

  • National resource on ADHD:  Nationally recognized authority on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD

  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) — Reviews of literature and information related to NICHD research.

  • National Institute of Mental Health — The Federal agency that supports research nationwide on the brain, mental illnesses, and mental health created an on-line booklet about learning disabilities

  • : Promote Psychotherapy on all continents (based on the Strasbourg Declaration on Psychotherapy in 1990), to improve the conditions of patients, to cooperate with national and international organizations to improve crisis management and peacekeeping, and to unify world training standards. Members are both psychotherapists and organizations.

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse:


Twelve-Step Recovery Websites

Web Page Links for Disabilities

  • American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD):  National nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities. AAPD works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (C.H.A.D.D.): A national organization that provides support and information relating to attention deficit disorders. Excellent site for support services.

  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Home Page (CCD): A coalition of national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities. Excellent site for current legislative activities relating to disabilities.

  • Consortium of Developmental Disabilities Councils (CDDC): A member driven organization that is committed to representing the diverse interests of Developmental Disabilities Councils and the people with disabilities that Councils were created to serve.

  • National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities — NICHY is a national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Their special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22)

  • Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD): A national organization that provides information and technical assistance relating to developmental disabilities.

  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA): A nationally recognized professional association of more than 40,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students of occupational therapy.

  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (BCMHL): A national legal advocate for people with mental disabilities. Through precedent-setting litigation and in the public policy arena, the Bazelon Center works to advance and preserve the rights of people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.

  • Beach Center on Families and Disabilities: A research and training center that focuses on improving the functioning of families who have members with disabilities. Excellent site for fact sheets pertaining to families and disability issues.

Web Page Links for Rehabilitation & Advocacy

  • Cerebral Palsy Guidance: An organization committed to building a network of cerebral palsy community by providing information and assistance to adults and children living with cerebral palsy. Visit for information concerning causes, symptoms, treatment and life with cerebral palsy or call 866-579-8495 for assistance.

  • The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA): An independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities.

  • Disability Rights, Education and Defense Fund (DREDF): A national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities

  • Goodwill Industries International, Inc.:  A network of 207 community-based, autonomous member organizations worldwide that serves people with workplace disadvantages and disabilities by providing job training and employment services. 

  • A comprehensive site for information, ideas, products and services for the entire adaptation community, including people with disabilities, families, friends, co-workers, employers, manufacturers, distributors, service providers, educators, legislators, regulators, and advocates

  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI): A nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain.

  • National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils (NADDC): A national organization that promotes national policy which enables individuals with developmental disabilities the freedom of choice affecting their lives and to be included in the mainstream of society.

  • National Organization on Disability (NOD): The mission of the National Organization on Disability (N.O.D.) is to expand the participation and contribution of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.

  • National Rehabilitation Association (NRA):
    NRA's mission is to provide advocacy, awareness and career advancement for professionals in the fields of rehabilitation. 

  • PACER Center: A nonprofit organization that provide workshops, individual assistance and disseminates materials to help parents become informed and effective representatives for their children with disabilities in early childhood, school-age and vocational settings.

  • The Arc of the United States (The Arc):, A national organization that provides education, research, and advocacy relating to mental retardation.

  • The Brain Injury Association, Inc.: An association that provides advocacy, develops community-based services and promotes prevention for individuals with brain injuries.

  • The EdLaw Center: A center that provides assistance to parents, schools, attorneys to identify problem areas and develop possible solutions that will enable children with disabilities obtain the free appropriate public education promised them by law.

  • United Cerebral Palsy (UCP): A national organization that provides information and referral service, legislative advocacy, technology initiatives, and research. Good site for on line publications on assistive technology and up-to-date legislative activities.

  • An international nonprofit organization that promotes arts, education and creative expression, involving children and adults with disabilities.

  • World Institute on Disability (WID):  WID is a nonprofit research, training and public policy center promoting the civil rights and the full societal inclusion of people with disabilities.

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Home Page — Issues of ADHD are discussed here.

  • Center for Accessible Technology — Information to assist in decision-making about computers and adaptive technology for learning disabled students in the home or school.

  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD) — National nonprofit, parent-based organization which provides family support and advocacy, public and professional education, and encouragement of scientific research for students with attention deficit disorders. This site provides information on ADD, ordering materials, local chapters, and events.

  • College Transition Resources for Students with Disabilities

  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) — CEC's home page provides information to teachers and other service providers about special education issues for students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

  • Department of Education — Broad topics and resources on education, special education, learning disabilities

  • Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) — Legal support and advocacy to bring about additional changes and affect policies which prevent people with disabilities from participating in the mainstream.

  • Family Village's Inclusive Education Resources — Information about a broad range of disabilities and medical conditions, including LD, ADHD and dyslexia. The site offers information about inclusive education, IEPS, opportunities for parents to connect with others with similar interests and concerns, and more.

  • HEATH Resource Center — National clearinghouse that distributes free information about disability issues in post secondary education

  • International Dyslexia Association — National, nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. The website offers information about the Society, dyslexia, current research, technology, legislative issues, conferences, and more.

  • Learning Ally — Formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB). National nonprofit service organization which loans recorded and computerized books at a fee to eligible persons with visual, physical, or specific learning disabilities that substantially limit reading. This site provides details on their services, technology updates, and more.

  • Learning Ally (Explore 1 in 5) — We think this is an amazing tool for students and families providing videos, stories, and tools to help them succeed in school. Students get to hear from other students just like them!

  • Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) — A national nonprofit organization devoted to advancing the education & general welfare of persons with learning disabilities. LDA's Online includes bulletins, fact sheets & other resources, information about many publications available for purchase, links to state chapters.

  • National Adult Literacy & Learning Disability Center — This organization is devoted to promoting awareness about the relationship between adult literacy and learning disabilities. The website provides information for literacy practitioners

  • National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children (NAPSEC) — Information and referral source. Regarding private special education placements.

American Psychotherapy Association

Representing the interests of psychotherapy experts worldwide.

American Group Psychotherapy Association

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