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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (USA National Self Advocacy Organization)
http://www.sabeusa.org/
Self Advocacy Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the self-advocacy organization of the United States. Founded in 1990, we have been working hard for the full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in the community throughout the 50 states and the world for 21 years. Our non-profit advocacy organization is run by a board of self-advocates representing 9 regions of the country.
Self Directed Training Modules
www.vcu.edu/partnership/cdservices/sdtraining.htm
Self Determination Virginia Commonwealth University resources for self directed services include online training modules covering basic ideas and skills.
Self-Advocate Leadership Network (Oregon)
http://www.hsri.org/leaders/
Self Advocacy
Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered
http://www.sabeusa.org/
Self Advocacy national organization that coordinates self-advocacy activities around the United States.
Semel Institute
http://www.semel.ucla.edu/
Health, Mental Health, Other The UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI) was founded in the post World War II era, as a research, education and treatment center with the mission to serve those citizens who suffer chronic psychiatric and neurological disease and behavioral disorder. Initially supported entirely by state funds from the California Department of Mental Hygiene, the Neuropsychiatric Institute, and the Hospital (NPH) that is integral to its provision of clinical care, opened their doors in 1961. Initially, the combined Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, as implied in its name, oversaw two clinical departments, Psychiatry and Neurology, and two clinical services, Neurosurgery and Neuropathology and provided support for other disciplines germane to the study of severe mental illness including applied neuroscience, psychology and anthropology.
Service Center for Independent Living
http://scil-ilc.org/
Los Angeles Los Angeles Community Services and Supports non-profit agency dedicated to empowering persons with disabilities to live independently in their community. An Independent Living Center (ILC)
Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona
http://www.sharingds.org/
Community Services and Supports, Disability Organization Sharing DS Arizona.
Shasta Career Connections
www.ShastaCareerConnections.net
North State Shasta Transition, Employment TRANSITION - Youth to Adulthood (16-24) Resources – Preparing youth for careers, continuing education and citizenship
Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC)
http://www.svilc.org/
Silicon Valley-Monterey Bay Santa Clara Community Services and Supports non-profit agency dedicated to empowering persons with disabilities to live independently in their community. An Independent Living Center (ILC)
Social Security Administration
http://www.ssa.gov/SSA_Home.html
Government Agency, Benefits The official Website for the U.S. Social Security Adminstration
Social Security Advisory Service
www.ssas.com/connect/
Benefits Information, advocacy rulings, calculators, links and more!
Social Security Disability Resource Center
http://www.ssdrc.com/
Benefits The goal of this site is to make it easy for individuals and their families to understand their rights, what they are entitled to, and how to qualify for benefits.
Social Security Forum
http://s90735268.onlinehome.us/index.php
Benefits An online discussion board, used by people who have benefits and some Social Security Employees. There are also lawyers and other professionals who post and answer questions.
Society for Non-Profit Organizations
http://www.snpo.org/resources/links2.php?lid=1
Governance List of links for various nonprofit board development interests.
Southern Callifornia Rehabilitation Services
http://www.scrs-ilc.org/
Los Angeles Los Angeles Community Services and Supports non-profit agency dedicated to empowering persons with disabilities to live independently in their community. An Independent Living Center (ILC)
Southside Art Center
http://www.southsideartcenter.com/
Sacramento Sacramento Self Advocacy, Community Services and Supports All of Southside’s studios are based on the philosophy of self-advocacy. Southside Art Center creates a forum that applies the medium of opportunity, blending artistic expression, personal progress, and active citizenship toward individual empowerment. We see people with developmental challenges as full citizens of the community who have the ability and the opportunity to contribute to society, prosper financially, and make decisions that effect their lives.
Spaulding for Children
http://spaulding.org/
Community Services and Supports Spaulding for Children is a multi-faceted organization that provides help to children who wait the longest for permanency and support services for their adoptive, foster and kinship families. Nationwide, Spaulding’s Resource Center provides training, consultation and informational materials for professionals, organizations and parents.
Speaking for Ourselves (Pennsylvania)
http://www.speaking.org/
Self Advocacy
Special Education News 
http://www.specialednews.com 
Education and Special Education Timely news related to education students with disabilities. Also has resources for special education professionals, places for educators and others to exchange views, links to other Web sites. Special Ed. Newsline is published weekly and distributed via e-mail.
Speech Strategies 
http://www.speechstrategies.com 
Education and Special Education IEP services, questions to ask therapists, client-based approach to therapy, free e-mail consultation for parents who cannot find or afford a speech-language pathologist in their area.