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NAPAS - National Association of Protection and Advocacy Agencies
www.napas.org/
Other Links to disability organizations; government agencies and departments; publications; policy updates; resources for people with disabilities.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
www.nami.org/
Mental Health is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
National Association for Down Syndrome
http://www.nads.org/
Disability Organization Links to organizations and support groups worldwide, health care guidelines and medical articles, inclusion and education resources, events and conferences, family essays, toy store, disability solutions.
National Association For Down Syndrome
http://www.nads.org/
Disability Organization A not-for-profit organization serving children and adults with Down syndrome and their families in the Chicago metropolitan area.
National Association for Rare Disorders
http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html
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National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs)
http://www.thenadd.org
Los Angeles Los Angeles Other
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACCD)
http://www.nacdd.org/site/home.aspx
Advocacy, Legislation and Public Policy The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) is a national membership organization representing the 55 State and Territorial Councils on Developmental Disabilities. NACDD is a 501(c) 3 organization with the purpose of promoting and enhancing the outcomes of our member councils in developing and sustaining inclusive communities and self directed services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities.
National Association of Developmental Disabilities Councils
http://www.nacdd.org/site/home.aspx
Advocacy, Self Determination The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) is a national membership organization representing the 55 State and Territorial Councils on Developmental Disabilities. NACDD is a 501(c) 3 organization with the purpose of promoting and enhancing the outcomes of our member councils in developing and sustaining inclusive communities and self directed services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities.
National Center for Learning Disabilities - IDEA Parent Guide
www.ncld.org/content/view/900/456084/
Education and Special Education NCLD has created this Parent Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) so you can become an informed and effective partner with school personnel in supporting your child's special learning and behavioral needs.
National Center for Learning Disabilities:
www.ncld.org
Education and Special Education, Other The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life.
National Center on Educational Outcomes:
www.education.umn.edu/nceo
Education and Special Education The National Center on Educational Outcomes provides national leadership in the participation of students with disabilities in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts, and graduation requirements
National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult
www.onestops.info/
Employment The National Center on Workforce and Disability/Adult (NCWD) provides training, technical assistance, policy analysis, and information to improve access for all in the workforce development system.
National Center Secondary Education and Transition
www.ncset.org
Education and Special Education, Transition The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.
National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education through Technology, Media and Materials
http://www2.edc.org/ncip/
Technology and Accessibility NCIP promotes the effective use of technology to enhance educaional outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and social/emotional disabilities. The NCIP Library has a weath of information about technology, disabilities, practice and implementation. They also offer an outstanding series of video profiles that vividly illustrate how students with differing disabilities use a range of assistance instructional technologies to improve their learning. Each video is accompanied by print materials that explore topics more fully.
National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators (NCITE):
http://idea.uoregon.edu/%7encite/
Technology and Accessbility NCITE's purpose is to advance the quality and effectiveness of technology, media, and materials for individuals with disabilities. NCITE creates a marketplace demand for the selection and appropriate use of research-based technology, media, and materials (TMM).
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA):
www.ncela.gwu.edu/
Education and Special Education, Other OELA's National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA) collects, analyzes, synthesizes and disseminates information about language instruction educational programs for English language learners and related programs. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement & Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA) under Title III of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001.
National Collaboration on Workforce and Disability/Youth
www.ncwd-youth.info/promising_Practices/index.html
Employment, Transition The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve youth with disabilities.
National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability
www.ncwd-youth.info/ksa/
Other, Employment, Transition In this section of this website, you can; learn about the 10 KSA Competency Areas, discover practical professional development strategies, and connect to new training resources, including KSA-specific materials. The KSA Initiative developed to improve the awareness, knowledge, and skills of youth service practitioners, those individuals who work directly with youth.
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/
Mental Health The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) is the unifying voice of America’s behavioral health organizations. Together with our 1,950 member organizations, we serve our nation’s most vulnerable citizens — more than 8 million adults and children with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and inclusion in all aspects of community life.
National Council on Governance
http://www.councilofnonprofits.org/resources/resources-topic/boards-governance
Governance Extensive resource for all areas of board development and governance.