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Resources

Connecticut Resources:

CT Assoc. for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities  www.cacld.org

CT Birth to 3 System   www.birth23.org

CT Coalition for Inclusive Education  www.includeme.org

CT Dept. of Developmental Services http://www.ct.gov/DDS

CT Down Syndrome Congress  www.ctdownsyndrome.org

CT Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (P&A) www.state.ct.us/opapd

CT Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC)  www.cpacinc.org

CT State Department of Education   www.state.ct.us/sde

SERC (Special Education Resource Center)  www.ctserc.org

Smart Kids With Learning Disabilities  www.SmartKidswithLD.org

SPED*NET New Canaan  www.spednet.org

Connecticut Resources: Focus on Fairfield County:

Abilis (formerly Greenwich Arc)  www.abilis.us  

ARI  OF CONNECTICUT, INC.  www.arict.org.

CACLD   www.cacld.org  

Child's Play Clinic  http://childsplay.home.att.net.  

CT Dept. of Developmental Services http://www.ct.gov/DDS

Disability Resource Center of Fairfield County, Inc.  (DRC)  www.drcfc.org

Fairfield County Autism Society  contact Kim at scott.newgass@yale.edu.

Fairfield SEPTA Contact Wendy Anderson-Brachfeld wendya@excite.com

Greenwich Pizza Moms:   www.geocities.com/nanette618/pizzamomsg.html

Greenwich Challenger Little League Baseball.  contact Pat Ferris (203) 531-7198.

Kennedy Community Services  www.thekennedycenterinc.org  

PDD/Asperger Syndrome Support group  www.pddaspergersupportCT.org.

Pizza Moms  www.geocities.com/nanette618/pizzamoms.html

SCOPES  www.scopesnetwork.org

SPED*NET Special Education Network of New Canaan, Ltd. www.spednet.org.

SPED*NET Special Education Network of Wilton, Ltd.  www.spednetwilton.org

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities  www.SmartKidswithLD.org

STEPS of Darien  YWCASTEPSDarien@aol.com.

St. Vincent's Special Needs Service/First Connections Family Center  www.stvincentsspecialneeds.org

STAR - Lighting the Way, Inc.,   www.starinc-lightingtheway.org

WeCAHR  www.wecahr.org  

Westport SEPTA  myschoolonline.com/ct/westport_septa.

Education Law Sites:

Council of  Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPPA) http://www.copaa.org

Education Law Association - http://www.educationlaw.org/

Harbor House Law Press - http://www.harborhouselaw.com/

Wrightslaw.com - http://www.wrightslaw.com

Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA):
Government Resources:

ADA Homepage  www.ada.gov

ERIC (Educational Clearinghouse on Disabilities and   gifted Education www.eric.ed.gov

Council for Exceptional Children  www.ideapractices.org 

No Child Left Behind www.nochildleftbehind.gov

Check www.ourchildrenleftbehind.com for the FULL story on NCLB!

US Dept of Education Office of Special Education Programs www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers   

Inclusion Resources:

Axis Disability Rights   www.normemma.com

Disability is Natural  www.disabilityisnatural.com  Read  the article on People First Language and share it with everyone you know – especially those who write reports on your child!

Family Village   www.familyvillage.wisc.edu

Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE)    http://www.fape.org

Inclusion Press Homepage   www.inclusion.com

Kids Together www.kidstogether.org

LD Online  www.ldonline.org

NICHCY (National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities)  www.nichcy.org

Nth Degree www.thenthdegree.com Check out the full line of posters, teeshirts, totes, etc.

PACER Center: www.pacer.org

TASH  www.tash.org

The Center on Human Policy  http://soeweb.syr.edu/thechp  Check out their posters & tee-shirts

Universal Design for Learning: CAST  www.cast.org/udl

Very Special Arts    www.vsarts.org   Check out their Express Diversity program!

Windows to the Universe www.windows.ucar.edu/about_windows.html  science resources for diverse learners

Wrights Law  www.wrightslaw.com

Legal and Legislative Research:

Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School http://www.law.cornell.edu/

Thomas - Legislative Information on the Internet  http://thomas.loc.gov/

FirstGov - the U.S. government's official web portal   http://www.firstgov.gov

The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law   http://bazelon.org

Legal Search Engines:

ALL LAW   http://www.alllaw.com

About.com - Law, Crime and Punishment    http://law.about.com

American Law Sources On-Line (ALSO)  http://www.lawsource.com/also

Council on Law in Higher Education   http://www.clhe.org

DisabilityGov    http://www.disabilityinfo.gov

FindLaw   http://www.findlaw.com

First Gov    http://www.firstgov.gov

Hieros Gamos    http://www.hg.org/index.html

Internet Legal Resource Guide    http://www.ilrg.com

Jurist  http://www.jurist.law.pitt.edu

Law.com - legal news   http://www.law.com

LawGuru   http://www.lawguru.com

MegaLaw   http://www.megalaw.com

MoreLaw - litigation digest and directory   http://www.morelaw.com/

Virtual Law Library   http://www.law.indiana.edu/v-lib

Westlaw.com (subscription neccessary!)   http://www.westlaw.com

West Legal Directory   http://lawyers.findlaw.com

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