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Air Travel Guide
Guide For Air travelers With Developmental Disabilities
This guide gives an overview of accommodations and other tips for air travel for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Asperger/Autism Network
The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives. We do this by providing information, education, community, support, and advocacy, all in an atmosphere of validation and respect.

CDC Parent Portal
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Parent Portal organizes and presents information for parents and provides resources from across the CDC, all in one location. A Great source for credible, accurate information on parenting, health and wellness, diseases, conditions and developmental milestones.

The National Resource Center on ADHD provides science-based information on ADHD by developing program activities for children and teens with ADHD and their parents or caregivers,adults with ADHD, health care and education professionals who work with them and other members of the public.

The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. You can also find organizations in your community to help you get the support you need.

Financial Planning and Special Needs Trusts
This web site offers a brief overview of financial planning and setting up a special needs trust.

IDEA and Special Education
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

National Down Syndrome Society
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

Section 504
504 (Department of Education) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Section 504 0f the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 makes it illegal for federal agencies, or programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance or are conducted by a federal agency, to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Requirements under Section 504 include reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities; program accessibility; effective communication with people who have hearing or vision disabilities; and accessible new construction and alterations. Each federal agency has its own set of Section 504 regulations that apply to its programs. For example, through Section 504 and the ADA, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services works to make sure that doctor’s offices, clinics and medical equipment are accessible to people with disabilities. Another federal agency, the U.S. Department of Education, makes sure that students with disabilities get the kinds of educational services they need to succeed in school.

Social Security
Information and application for Social Security Disability.

Special Education Guide
Parents and educators know that children with special needs have gifts and talents—it’s just a matter of unleashing their full potential, and making sure that their parents and teachers have the right information, tools and support to help them. That’s where Special Education Guide comes in. We are your go-to resource for mastering the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education.

United Cerebral Palsy
UCP educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. UCP works to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network that has helped millions.

For an extensive list of NH state and national resources, see the “Other Resources” page on the NH Family Ties website: www.nhfamilyties.org
For an extensive list of VT state and national resources, see the “Resources”  page on the Vermont Family Network website:  www.vtfn.org