Helpful Links

The following websites may be helpful in learning more about intellectual and developmental disabilities:

• AAIDD-American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities www.aaidd.orgDSC_0989
• AccessAbilities http://goo.gl/qEOgYO
• AHEDD (a specialized human resource organization) www.ahedd.org
• Autism Connection of Pennsylvania http://www.autismofpa.org/
• Autism Society www.autism-society.org
• Autism Society of of Pittsburgh http://goo.gl/KDyRL6
• Autism Services-PA Dept. of  Human Service www.autisminpa.org
• Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services www.cms.gov
• COMPASS – for those interested in applying online for I/DD services in PA http://goo.gl/T3gsTa
• Council for Exceptional Children www.cec.sped.org
• Disability Resources www.disabilityresources.org
• Down Syndrome: Health Issues www.ds-health.com
• Educational Law Center www.elc-pa.org
• Epilepsy Foundation www.epilepsyfoundation.org
• Exceptional Parent Magazines www.eparent.com

• Government offices: site for easy find of contact information CountyOffice.org
• HCQU-Health Care Quality Unit http://goo.gl/boqU3Z
• HCSIS-Home and Community Services Information System www.hcsis.state.pa.us
• ICDRI-International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet www.icdri.org
• Jill Kuzma’s Social Thinking Teaching Ideas http://goo.gl/Vsdsd8
• CPIR-Center for Parent Information and Resources http://www.parentcenterhub.org/
• NORD-National Organization of Rare Disorders www.rarediseases.org
• PAR-Pennsylvania Association of Resources www.par.net
• Pennsylvania Health Law Project www.phlp.org
• PIAT-Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology http://goo.gl/10Dz5W
• PaTTAN-Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network www.pattan.net
• Social Security Online Service www.ssa.gov

• Special Education Guide – go-to source for terminology, procedures, & best practices in special education http://goo.gl/CVBkrl
• Special Kids Network goo.gl/BYK2AC 

• TeacherVision Technology resources goo.gl/nkni1x
• LEND-Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities and Related Disorders www.uclid.org
• Watson Institute www.thewatsoninstitute.org
• Westmoreland County Assistance Office (WCAO – DPW listing) http://goo.gl/GWTjLR
• Westmoreland County PA Human Services Department http://goo.gl/SU7LuY
• Wrights Law (For up to date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities) www.wrightslaw.com