• Developmental disabilities and cognitive impairment

    This topic has information for the parent just being introduced to developmental disabilities, sometimes referred to as mental retardation or for the parent wanting more information about this topic.


    American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


    AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


    Council for Exceptional Children - Division on Autism & Developmental Disabilities


    The Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities is an organization composed of persons committed to enhancing the quality of life of individuals, especially children and youth, with autism, intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities.


    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities


    This Web section dedicated to Mental Retardation include answers to common questions, resources and links for learning more about the topics of developmental disabilities and mental retardation.


    The Arc of the United States


    The Arc is the national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families. It is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for people with mental retardation and their families. The association also fosters research and education regarding the prevention of mental retardation in infants and young children.


    University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities


    The mission of the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is to support the full inclusion and self determination of people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Center accomplishes this mission through its preservice training programs, clinical and intervention services, continuing education programs, and technical assistance and consultation services.


    University of Alaska Anchorage - Center for Human Development


    The UAA Center for Human Development has 4 major functions: 1. Interdisciplinary education 2. Community training and technical assistance 3. Research 4. Information dissemination