Below are links to web sites of organizations that work with children with disabilities and their families. Inclusion on the list does not imply endorsement. The quotes are taken from the individual web site. If you are interested in sharing links, please contact the webmaster.


National Council on Disability, Washington, DC,
“The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency that provides advice and recommendations to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies. NCD does not provide direct legal or advocacy services to people with disabilities...”
NCD Resources
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
“This U.S. Department of Education web page contains information about OSERS programs, reports, and resources.
Bureau of Autism Services, Harrisburg, PA
“The information shared in this site is intended to communicate the Department of Public Welfare’s efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence of Pennsylvanians with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and to support their families and caregivers..”

Teacher Vision
Resources for teachers
Teacher Vision Resources for Teaching Children with Special Needs
"..Resources on everything you need to know about teaching special needs students effectively. You'll find information for teaching students with ADHD, Autism, Asperger's, Giftedness, and Handicaps..." 

Grammy Award Winner
Brady Rymer CD: Love Me Who I Am, Songs Celebrating Children of All Abilities. “Every child will find something to relate to…Artwork (on the CD) is by Zoe Kakolyris, an artist with Asbergers Syndrome, who is also profoundly deaf.”
Celebrate the Children’s School, Wharton, NJ
for children with alternative learning styles…autism, Asbergers Syndrome or related disorders…”

“Stories to Grow” By with Whootie Owl

“Fairytales, Folktales and children’s plays with positive themes for kids. Kid tested. Search for stories from 50 countries, covering 10 types and 32 themes.”

Affordable College

St. Joseph's University Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support, Philadelphia, PA
The mission of the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph's University (Philadelphia) is to provide multi-disciplinary education and research opportunities for students, teachers, professionals, and parents who seek to improve and extend opportunities, outcomes, quality of life and best practices in treatment for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The Center offers services, resources, and information; support and guidance; and tools for public and individual advocacy that contributes to improved Autism awareness and care.”
La Salle University Autism and Developmental Disabilities Education Resources Family Center, Philadelphia, PA
“The LADDER is the La Salle Autism and Developmental Disabilities Education Resources Family Center. It is a University wide collaboration that draws on the combined resources of the School of Arts and Sciences (Education, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Social Work), Nursing and Health Sciences (Speech-Language-Hearing) to support families and children affected by Autism.”
Hill Top Preparatory  School, Rosemont, PA
“The mission of Hill Top Preparatory School is to prepare students in grades five through twelve with diagnosed learning differences for higher education and successful futures. (AD/HD, dyslexia, Asperger's Syndrome, non-verbal learning disorders (NLD), auditory processing disorders, written and verbal expressive disorders, math disorders, and reading disorder or a combination of learning issues). Our school is a co-educational day school that offers an individually structured, rigorous curriculum that is complemented by a dynamic counseling support and mentoring program.  Hill Top Prep seeks students who are able and interested in fully participating in Hill Top Prep's educational community.”

Springtime School, Newtown, PA
“Children with Autism require highly specialized intensive teaching in a structured environment with knowledgeable teachers. The Springtime School has been developed to meet the individual needs of those children in a year round setting with one to one attention using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The Springtime School is licensed as a Special Education School for Elementary Aged Students with Autism (grades 1-8).
The Nexus School, Huntington Valley, PA
“The Nexus School is a private school devoted to educating children within the autism spectrum. Nexus stresses social understanding and development in an academic-based program, providing an educational and nurturing environment with comprehensive and integrated therapies tailored to the needs of each child as an individual.”
Siskin Childrens Institute, Chattanooga, Tennessee:
“Siskin is a non-profit organization that helps children with Autism, Down syndrome, developmental delays and other special needs…The Siskin library has 5,000 resources.”
“KenCrest provides special services and supports to individuals and families anywhere on the autism and age spectrums. Inclusive group services and individual in-home services available. Services provided anywhere in the 5-county Greater Philadelphia area.”

Kids As Self Advocates (KASA)

KASA “is a national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth who learn to model leadership and the power of self-advocacy. We are active in our schools, communities, families and places of employment.”

“Youth Resources
,” written by youth
National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN)
NYLN “is a youth driven and youth led non-profit leadership capacity-building organization of youth living with various disabilities. NYLN promotes youth leadership, education, and advocacy.”

Free Child Project: Connecting Young People and Social Change
“Free Child connects young people and adults to the tools, training, and technical assistance they need to create new roles for young people throughout society.”
Family Voices  
“Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities…Through our national network, we provide families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care…Our vision is that every child and youth with special needs receives family-centered care.”

Open Forest-self-help made easy
"Helps parents stay healthy and tobacco-free for themselves and their children."  
Hand in Hand Parenting

Supports QuitDay's cause for parents leading healthy lives.

Wrong Planet
“Wrong Planet is the web community designed for individuals (and parents/ professionals of those) with Autism,
Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences. We provide a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section, with exclusive articles and how-to guides, a blogging feature, and a chat room for real-time communication with other Aspies…”  
Giving Hope Network
“We are a trusted and ever-growing network, committed to creating a better future by helping people in need…We will raise awareness for these causes and provide resources (funds, time, talent, etc.) to selected partners to further their charitable endeavors.”
“Parenting Support for Your Unique Family. Parenting; Adoption; Special Needs…Offers hundreds of definitive articles, resource directories, expert interviews and exclusive book reviews on parenting, adoption, and children’s special needs…”

Michael J. Oswald does not see strictly autistic children. We hope to add links to sites that deal
with the other disorders he treats in the future. Here is a brief list of autism sites.

Autism Society of America , Bethesda, MD
“The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.”
Autism Speaks
Offices in New York, Princeton, NJ and Los Angeles. Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.”

Wise Old Sayings: A Parent's Guide to Communicating with an Autistic Child


Children and Adults with ADHD, Landover, MD (National Office)
"CHADD is a national, non-proift, tax exempt organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD...publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD..."

The National Tourette Syndrome Association, Bayside, NY

“The National Tourette Syndrome Association is the only national voluntary non-profit membership organization in the field. Our mission is to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome. We offer resources and referrals to help people and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS. We raise public awareness and counter media stereotypes about TS. Our membership includes individuals, families, relatives, and medical and allied professionals working in the field…”


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