of Education Division of Exceptional Learners
Information on special education issues in the state of Indiana
Family and Social Services Administration
Family and Social Services Administration
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Offers technical assistance to the public concerning the employment provisions of title I of the ADA
Federal Communications Commission
Offers technical assistance to the public concerning the communication provisions of the title IV of the ADA.
of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
ADA Assistance Line for regulations and complaints.
U.S. Architectural and Transportation
Barriers Compliance Board (or Access Board)
Offers technical assistance to the public on the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.
Disability and Business Technical Assistance
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), in
ten regions of the country, this provides resources and technical assistance on the ADA.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, this provides ADA information and publications on making transportation
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
A telephone consulting service free of charge, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. It provides information and advice to
employers and people with disabilities on reasonable accommodation in the workplace.
Administration for Children and Families
Promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.
Child Care Aware
Child Care Aware is a national toll-free child care consumer telephone hotline and web-site. The mission of Child Care Aware is
to ensure that families have access to accurate, useful information about finding child care.
Healthy Child Care America
Healthy Child Care America is a collaborative effort to improve the well-being of children in child care settings. The partnerships
established here, ensure that children are cared for in healthy and nurturing environments and have access to a medical home
that enables them to receive necessary immunizations, health screenings, and other health and social services.
National Child Care Information Center
This extensive database of child care information, is maintained and resources are disseminated via information and referral
services, Internet web-site, publication of the Child Care Bulletin, bimonthly mailings, resource rooms at conferences, and
through presentations at meetings and conferences.
Disability Specific Resources
ADHD: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders
Amputee/Limb Differences: Amputee Coalition of America
Angelman Syndrome: Angelman Syndrome Foundation
Asthma: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Asperger: O.A.S.I.S. @ MAAP
Autism: Autism Society of America
Autism: Hands in Autism
Autism: Indiana Resource Center
Bipolar: Bipolar Kids
Brain Injury: Brain Injury Association
Blind/Sight Impaired: American Foundation for the Blind-Midwest
Cerebral Palsy: About Cerebral Palsy.org
Cystic Fibrosis: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Diabetes: American Diabetes Association
Down Syndrome: Down Syndrome Indiana
Down Syndrome: National Down Syndrome Society
Down Syndrome: National Down Syndrome Congress
Dyslexia: The International Dyslexia Society
Epilepsy: Epilepsy Foundation of America
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Community Resource Center
Fragile X Syndrome: National Fragile X Foundation
Learning Disability: LD online
Learning Disabilities: Learning Disabilities Association of Indiana
Mental Disabilities: The Arc
Prader-Willi Syndrome: Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
Rett Syndrome: International Rett Syndrome Association
Sensory Integration: Sensory Integration Resource Center
Speech/Language: Indiana Speech, Language, Hearing Association
Spina Bifida: Spina Bifida Association of America
Spinal Cord Injury: National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Williams Syndrome: Williams
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
The federal agency responsible for administering the Title V Block Grant; fact sheet on programs, list of State Title V programs.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, formerly the Health Care Financing Administration, is the federal agency that
administers the Medicare, Medicaid, and Child Health Insurance Programs.
Social Security Administration
Administers social security programs (SSI, SSDI) which bring eligibility for public health insurance for people with disabilities
and their dependents. Go To "disability" for information on benefits, application procedures and childhood listings of
impairments (the "Blue Book").
A good resource for finding information on indigent drug programs offered by pharmaceutical manufacturers.
National Association for the Mentally
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support, and advocacy organization of
consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, and bipolar
disorder. Resources and information on illnesses, help-line, and education available.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health
Legal advocacy for the civil rights of people with mental disability and resources on advocacy and legislation. See section on
children's mental health.
Federation of Families for Children's
A national parent-run organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders
and their families. Resources and local chapters available.
Mental Health Association
General Resources for Children
A global community of disability related resources.
Advocates for high-quality, affordable health care and publishes numerous policy papers and hosts the Medicaid Clearinghouse.
Kaiser Family Foundation
Health policy research, with a particular emphasis on Medicaid and the uninsured, reproductive health, and HIV. Click on State
Health Facts for current health information for all 50 states.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Dedicates their efforts and resources to the health, safety, and well being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Resources include publications and educational materials.
National Association of Children's Hospitals
Membership organization of children's hospitals, large pediatric units of medical centers, and related health systems.
Publications, advocacy, and Web Resources.
A national, grassroots organization, speaking on behalf of children with special health care needs; listing of volunteer
coordinators in every state, other resources and publications for families on health care issues for children with special health
National Information Center for Children
and Youth with Disabilities
A national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families,
educators, and other professionals; focuses specifically on children and youth (birth to age 22) and has several useful articles
and contact sheets for parents.
About Special Kids
Resource for Answers for families of kids with special needs
Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs. The state informatoin and training center for families of children being
served with special education.
Governor's Planning Council for People
Promotes public policy that affects persons with disabilities.
Indiana Institute on Disability
Promotes leadership that enables communities to include persons with disabilities.
Indiana First Steps
Early Intervention System for infants and toddlers with special needs.