Helpful Links

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

• American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) www.aaidd.orgDSC_0989
• accessAbilities http://goo.gl/qEOgYO
• AHEDD (a specialized human resource organization) www.ahedd.org
• Aboard (autism) www.aboard.org
• Autism Society of America www.autism-society.org
• Autism Society of of Pittsburgh http://goo.gl/KDyRL6
• Bureau of Autism 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
• Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU) http://goo.gl/boqU3Z
• Home and Community Services Information System (HCSIS) www.hcsis.state.pa.us
• International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI) www.icdri.org
• Jill Kuzma’s Social Thinking Teaching Ideas http://goo.gl/Vsdsd8
• National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities www.nichcy.org
• National Organization of Rare Disorders www.rarediseases.org
• Pennsylvania Association of Resources (PAR) www.par.net
• Pennsylvania Health Law Project www.phlp.org
• Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT) http://goo.gl/10Dz5W
• Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) 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
• The University, Community, Leaders and Individuals with Disabilities Center www.uclid.org
• Watson Institute www.thewatsoninstitute.org
• Westmoreland County Assistance Office (WCAO – DPW listing) http://goo.gl/ci8Y3l
• Westmoreland County PA Human Services listings http://goo.gl/SU7LuY
• Wrights Law (For up to date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities) www.wrightslaw.com