Mental Retardation in the Best of the Web Directory

Mental Retardation

AHRC Nassau

Supports and advocates for children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Describes the organization's services, centers and events, with information for would-be volunteers.

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned with this field. Features conference and membership details, journal information, newsletter archive and position statements.

Arc Link

Offers a guide to how the federal system provides support and resources for people with intellectual disabilities and related disorders. Also contains a service provider search facility and details of conferences.

Arc of Chester County

Aims to advocate, educate, and provide services to empower individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities and their families to enhance the quality of their lives. Describes their programs and activities, with contacts and resources.

Arc of the United States

Community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Links to local chapters and presents information about online communities too.

Association for the Mentally Challenged

Indian organization which runs a school and a vocational center in Bangalore for children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities.

Best Buddies

A global volunteer movement to create opportunities for friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Describes their programs, with information about how to get involved.

CDC: Intellectual Disability

Contains short articles on what intellectual disability is, its impact and the support available.

Donald Beasley Institute

National nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the wellbeing of people with mental disabilities in New Zealand.

Down Home Ranch

A working farm and ranch in Texas, where people with and without disabilities live and work together; also welcomes people with disabilities to summer and weekend residential camps. Includes a guide to their programs and facilities, with a history, news, and contacts.

International Order of Alhambra

Provides information on this fraternal order of Catholic men which has the goal of assisting people with developmental disorders.

Medline Plus: Mental Retardation

Lists risk factors for mental retardation, with further information on each.

National Association for the Dually Diagnosed

Non profit association for the families of those with a developmental disability and mental health issues. Contains bulletin archive, information on membership benefits, conference details and resources.

National Association of Qualified Developmental Disability Professionals

Features details of this association's online certification program, as well as conference details and forum.

New South Wales Council for Intellectual Disability

Represents the rights and interests of people with intellectual disabilities in New South Wales. Contains fact sheets, news, personal stories and event listings, all available in standard or easy English.

People First of Canada

The national voice for people who have been labeled with an intellectual disability. Provides a guide to their campaigns and initiatives, resources, events, links, and contacts.

R-word.org

Spread the word, to end the word. Pledge to stop the derogatory use of the r-word from everyday speech.

Waisman Center

Information on research and services devoted to advance knowledge in the fields of human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases.

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