ADA Q&A (PACER): www.pacer.org/publications/adaqa/504.asp
The Arc of New Jersey: http://www.arcnj.org/index.html
The Arc of New Jersey is a human rights advocacy organization actively committed to full community participation and inclusion across the lifespan for all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Asperger Syndrome Education Network: www.aspennj.org
Outstanding organization dedicated to assisting families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Autism New Jersey: http://www.autismnj.org/
Autism NJ diligently works to help improve the lives of individuals with autism, and provide their families with compassionate support.
Autism Family Services of New Jersey: http://www.autismfamilyservicesnj.org/
Autism Services of New Jersey is dedicated to ensuring a better quality of life for individuals and their families affected by autism and related disorders throughout the lifespan crisis.
Autism Speaks: http://www.autismspeaks.org/
Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis.
.“A Parent’s and Physician’s Guide to Autism” by Matthew Wallace www.doctordisability.com/guide-to-autism.php
Bullying Legislation: www.schoolsecurity.org/trends/bullying.html
Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey: www.cpofnj.org
Cerebral Palsy Symptoms: www.Cerebralpalsysymptoms.com
College Planning: http://kaycollegeconsulting.com/colleges-students-learning-disabilities/
College Admission: www.collegeboard.org
College Admission: www.act.org
Cyberbullying in Schools: Prevention and Support:
Disabled Travelers: www.disabledtravelers.com
A resource dedicated to accessible travel information.
Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey: www.efnj.com
How Great Teachers Can Identify and Prevent Bullying in Schools
Hudson Valley DDSO: http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for more than 128,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities.
IDEA 2004: http://idea.ed.gov
Full text of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act.
Laws and Regulations Related to Special Education and Students with Disabilities: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/lawsregs/
Federal and NY State Regulations for children with special needs including information on Section 504 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 & FERPA- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
LDANJ – Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey: http://www.ldanj.org
LDANJ is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to providing information, support, and advocacy for children and adults with learning disabilities. Our members include individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
LD ONLINE: www.ldonline.org/article/6082/
MHA – Mental Health Association in New York State: https://www.mhanys.org
MHANYS and its affiliate network work to promote mental health and recovery, encourage empowerment in mental health service recipients, eliminate discrimination, raise public awareness with education, and advocate for equality and opportunity for all.
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness: http://www.naminys.org
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
NYSARC- New York State ARC: http://www.nysarc.org
The largest organization serving people with developmental disabilities. A non-profit, NYSARC serves over 60,000 people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through its 55 chapters in New York State.
NYSED- New York State Education Department: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed
The Office of Special Education works to promote educational equity and excellence for students with disabilities through its roles and responsibilities.
New Jersey Department of Education: www.state.nj.us/education
State website providing information on New Jersey public school districts.
New Jersey Office of Special Education Programs: www.state.nj.us/education/specialed
Information for the families of students with special needs.
New Jersey Administrative Code:www.state.nj.us/education/code/current/title6a/chap14.pdf
Regulations impacting students with special needs.
New Jersey Division on Civil Rights: www.nj.gov/oag/dcr
New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services: http://www.childandfamily-nj.org/ShowPage.asp?id=24
New Jersey Administrative Decisions: http://lawlibrary.rutgers.edu/oal/search.shtml
Rutgers University Law Library provides a searchable database of all New Jersey school law cases.
New Jersey Legislature: www.njleg.state.nj.us
New Jersey Charter Schools: www.state.nj.us/education/chartsch
Helpful resource for those trying to establish a charter school in New Jersey.
OSEP- Office of Special Education of the New York State Dept of Education: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
Parental Rights in Special Education: www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/form/prise/prise.pdf
Description of legal rights for students with special needs under the IDEA.
PILS – Putnam Independent Living Services: http://www.putnamils.org
Putnam Independent Living Services (PILS) is a satellite office of the Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC). WILC is a not-for-profit, community-based advocacy and resource center that serves people of all ages with all types of disabilities. It is part of a national network of centers that provide a wide spectrum of non-residential and non-medical services.
The Right to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE): www.njsbf.org/images/content/1/1/11079/right_final.pdf
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html
Full Text of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
State Anti Bullying Laws: www.bullypolice.org
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey: www.spannj.org
Special Olympics New Jersey: www.sonj.org
Traumatic Brain Injury: www.bianj.org
United States Department of Education: www.ed.gov
U.S. Department of Education: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html#protected
United States Office for Civil Rights: www.hhs.gov/ocr
WIHD- Westchester Institute for Human Development: http://www.wihd.org
Westchester Institute for Human Development addresses major social and health issues by developing and delivering medical, clinical and support services to individuals, their families and caregivers.
WILC – Westchester Independent Living Center: http://www.wilc.org
WILC is a not-for-profit, community-based resource, advocacy, and training center dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. WILC has been providing services, since 1981, to people of ALL ages with ALL types of disabilities in Westchester County and the lower Hudson Valley Region.