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.org)DSC_0989
• accessAbilities (www.accessabilities.org)
• 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 (www.autismsocietypgh.org)
• 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 (www.compass.state.pa.us)
• 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) (www.hcqu.apshealthcare.com)DSCN2877
• Home and Community Services Information System (HCSIS) (www.hcsis.state.pa.us)
• International Center for Disabilitiy Resources on the Internet (ICDRI) (www.icdri.org)
• Jill Kuzma’s Social Thinking Teaching Ideas (jillkuzma.wordpress.com)
• 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) (www.temple.edu/instituteondisabilities/piat)
• Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) (www.pattan.net)
• Social Security Online Services (www.ssa.gov)
• Special Kids Network (www.gotoskn.state.pa.us)
• TeacherVision Technology resources (www.teachervision.com/educational-technology/teacher-resources/43743.html)
• The University, Community, Leaders and Individuals with Disabilities Center (www.uclid.org)
• Watson Institute (www.thewatsoninstitute.org)
• Westmoreland County Assistance Office (WCAO – DPW listing) (www.dpw.state.pa.us/findfacilsandlocs/countyassistanceofficecontactinformation/index.htm)
• Westmoreland County PA Human Services listings (www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/index.aspx?nid=1636)
• Wrights Law (For up to date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities) (www.wrightslaw.com)